Chinese smartphone and electronics major Lenovo recently added three new handsets to its portfolio. The new handsets introduced by the firm include the Lenovo S5, the Lenovo K5, and the Lenovo K5 Play. While these products are yet to officially come to India, we thought now would be a good time to do a specifications comparison of these three handsets. The purpose here is to make your job of choosing among the three handsets a bit easier. All three handsets in this comparison seem to be budget handsets with budget specifications. Anyway, let us start the comparison without any further delay
Lenovo S5 vs Lenovo K5 vs Lenovo K5 Play: Design, Display
The Lenovo S5 features an aluminium body and has a glass layer at the front. The display on the Lenovo S5 is an IPS LCD capacitive panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels. As evident from the resolution, the display is in the new 18:9 aspect ratio and ends up with a PPI density score of 424.
The Lenovo K5 features a 5.7-inch IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. Like the S5, this is in the 18:9 aspect ratio. The display resolution, as you might have noticed, is lower than that of the S5.
The Lenovo K5 Play is quite similar to the Lenovo K5 and gets the same 5.7-inch IPS LCD capacitive display with a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. This display is also in the 18:9 aspect ratio like the other two phones in this comparison.
Lenovo S5 vs Lenovo K5 vs Lenovo K5 Play: Specifications, Hardware
The Lenovo S5 is powered by the Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 SoC that houses the Adreno 506 GPU for graphics. The phone comes in three versions – a base 3GB RAM +32GB version, a mid-range 4GB RAM + 64GB version and a top of the line 4GB RAM + 128GB version. All the versions get dual SIM card slots and a microSD card slot for additional storage. The S5 gets a dual camera setup at the rear consisting of twin 13-megapixel cameras. The primary camera has an aperture of f/2.2 and support phase detection autofocus and dual LED dual-tone flash. The front camera is a 16-megapixel, f/2.2 camera. The rear camera can record 4K videos at 30fps while the front camera tops out in 1080p resolution at 30fps.
The Lenovo K5 finds itself powered by the octa-core MediaTek MT6750V processor with Mali T860 GPU. The handset comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage space. The imaging department is handled by a dual camera setup at the rear consisting of a 13-megapixel primary rear camera with LED flash with f/2.0 aperture, and a secondary 5-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture. At the front, there is an 8-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture. The phone can record 1080p videos at 30fps in the highest settings. The handset also gets a microSD card slot for additional memory. Powering the hardware is a large 3,000 mAh battery.
The Lenovo K5 Play is a dual SIM handset that is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor with Adreno 505 GPU. The smartphone comes in two versions; a 2GB RAM + 16GB version and a 3GB RAM + 32GB version. Both the versions get a microSD card slot for additional memory. The imaging department is handled by a dual-camera setup at the back. The primary camera is a 13-megapixel unit with LED flash and f/2.0 aperture. Also at the rear is a secondary 2-megapixel camera with f/2.4 aperture. At the front, there is an 8-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture. The Lenovo K5 Play is also powered by a 3000mAh battery.
Lenovo S5 vs Lenovo K5 vs Lenovo K5 Play: OS Updates, Software
All three smartphones in this comparison are likely to come preinstalled with the newest version of Android – Android 8 Oreo. Being budget class handsets, these phones these phones are unlikely to receive priority updates. They can, however, receive intermedia software updates.
Lenovo S5 vs Lenovo K5 vs Lenovo K5 Play: Price in India
Since all three handsets are yet to be announced in India, we are not sure about their prices. From what is currently known, the Lenovo S5 could cost around 150 Euros while the Lenovo K5 will be priced just around the Rs.10,000 mark in India. The Lenovo K5 Play will be slightly lower down the price ladder and could cost just around Rs.7,000.