Lenovo K5 and K5 Play Full Specifications and Price

Lenovo is a well-known company in Africa and they are being frequently patronised, even by officials in high esteem. In order not to be left behind in this smartphones’ boom when every kid is demanding a smartphone, youths and adults are changing theirs and other companies like Samsung and Xiaomi keep launching and releasing phones, Lenovo also keeps launching different devices ranging from the less functional budget device like A1000 to an extremely functional device like the K320T. In between these devices falls the Lenovo K5 and K5 Play.

The Lenovo K5 and K5 Play are two mid-range devices announced by Lenovo in March and are expected to be available on sale this April. As you might have guessed, one of these devices is better than the other and also more expensive. If you’re a fan of Lenovo and are considering a device change, you might wanna have a look at their specs, see if one of them will do just fine with you.


Lenovo K5 Play Basic Features

Network 2G | 3G | 4G
Display 5.7″ IPS LCD with capacitive touchscreen
720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~282 ppi density)
Software Android 8 (Oreo)
Processor Chipset — Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430
CPU — Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU — Adreno 506
Memory 2/3GB RAM | 16/32GB ROM | up to 128GB sdCard support (sim 2 slot)
Camera Front — 8MP (f/2.0 aperture)
Rear — Dual: 13 MP (f/2.2) + 2 MP (f/2.4), flash
Battery 3000mAh, Li-ion
Released April, 2018
Price NGN: #40,000 – #50,000

That’s the basic specifications for the Lenovo K5 play above, the one to be released first and also the not-so-better of both devices. However, the differences aren’t that much, just a few basic ones. See them below.

Lenovo K5 Full Specs


Announced March 2018
Status Released in April 2018.


Controls Touchscreen, Volume button, Lock/Power button
Battery 3000mAh Li-ion, non-removable.
Colours Black, Gray, Blue


Type IPS LCD with capacitive touchscreen
Resolution 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~282 ppi density)
Size 5.7 inches (18:9 aspect ratio)
Multitouch Yes


Os Android 7.1 (Nougat)
– Zui 3.1 Lite
Chipset Mediatek MT6750V/CB
CPU Octa-core (4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Arm Mali-T860MP2


SdCard up to 128GB sdCard support (sim 2 slot)


Primary (rear) Dual: 13 MP (f/2.0) + 5 MP (f/2.2), autofocus, LED flash
Secondary (front) 8 MP, f/2.0.
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 720p@30fps


Loudspeaker Yes
Headphones 3.5mm jack
– Wireless Connection
— Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Photo/Video Viewer and Editor
Sound Recorder Yes
Alert Types Vibration, WAV ringtones, MP3 ringtones

Comms & Networks

WiFi Yes, 802.11
Dual-Band Yes
Hotspot Yes
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
Bluetooth v4.0
Infrared No
USB v2.0
FM radio Yes
Sim slots 2 (Hybrid slot)
Sim Type Nano sim
Networks GSM | CDMA | HSPA | LTE

Sensors & Controls

Compass Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Fingerprint Yes (Rear mounted)
Facial Scan No
Gravity sensor No
Temperature sensor No
Voice Commands
Barometer No
Stylus No
Iris Scanner No
Heart Rate No
Wireless charge No
Fast Charge No
SpO2 No


Cooling system Atmosphere
Messaging SMS(threaded view), Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML 5
Build Front glass, Aluminum body
Weight 160g
Dimensions 153.8 x 72.7 x 7.8 mm
Price NGN: #40,000 – #50,000

Note: Not to be confused with Lenovo Vibe K5

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Looking at these devices, none of them could be said to be really better than the other. The Lenovo K5 play sports Android 8.0 which is the latest and obviously the best OS around now (although this phone can’t perform facial scan). But the Lenovo k5 sports 13MP + 5MP rear camera to its credit. If however, we’re to really choose, then it would be the K5 Play.

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