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Lenovo K5 Note 2018 Full Specs, Review and Price

Lenovo K5 Note 2018 was introduced by Lenovo in Beijing alongside the Z5 and A5. After two years of hiatus, the K5 Note that was released in 2016 is back with new features, meet the K5 Note 2018

It houses the Snapdragon 450 chip from Qualcomm, but this device is far away from being a budget device packing 64GB storage and 4GB RAM. However, there’s a cheaper variant with 32GB/3GB space and dual rear camera.

Lenovo K5 Note 2018 Key Specs and Features

・6-inch HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1440 pixels
・Android 8.0 Oreo with 3GB/4GB RAM
・Octa-core 1.8GHz Snapdragon 450
・32GB/64GB built-in storage
・16MP + 2MP rear camera and 8MP front camera
・3760mAh non-removable Li-Ion Battery


The K5 Note 2018 looks like the modern day Huawei budget smartphone, coming with a Plastic back and a Metal frame. It sports dual sleek antenna lines, the lines are known for making devices look more appealing. For quick access, the fingerprint scanner at the rear should grant that.

Lenovo K5 Note 2018 Specs

One of the highlights of the rear is the dual shooters at the top left corner. The cameras are in a horizontal position with the LED flash beside it. Turning to the side, it measures 8.5 mm in thickness and weighs just 176g. It’s available in Black, Gold and Blue colours.


There’s no notch here, the K5 Note 2018 went the way of the A5 in terms of display. The tall screen on the K5 Note 2018 dishes out an 18:9 aspect ratio, and gives users the full view experience. It’s amazing how the side bezels are extremely tiny and minimal.

Lenovo K5 Note 2018

When you focus on the screen, the 6-inch HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen displays nice visuals with 720 x 1440 pixels in resolution and 268 pixels per inch density. Furthermore, it stretches up to 76.5% of the entire front.


Under the hood, you get a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 450 . The Octa-core processor didn’t come here to pay, it clocks at a fast rate of 1.8GHz with 14nm process technology. The Adreno 506 graphics processor handles graphics.

There are two versions in terms of RAM and Storage, the standard version has 4GB RAM and 64GB storage which is more than enough for a normal user. While the cheaper variant packs 3GB RAM and 32GB storage space. However, you can upgrade up to 256GB anytime you want. It runs on Android 8.0 Oreo with ZUI 3.9.


The dual rear cameras are 16MP + 2MP shooters with f/2.0 and f/2.4 aperture respectively. The camera has lots of features like PDAF, phase detection autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama and HDR. The second camera is a fixed focus lens with depth sensing. Easily record videos of 1080p@30fps, while the 8MP selfie camera has f/2.0 aperture.


The Lenovo K5 Note 2018 is powered by a non-removable Li-Ion 3760mAh battery with fast charging technology.


Lenovo K5 Note 2018 is available on shopping stores, starting from $129 to $159, that’s about (N40,000 – N55,000).

Lenovo K5 Note 2018 Full Specs

・Announced: June, 2018
・Status: Available. July, 2018

・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: 850/1700/1900/2100
・4G Support: LTE
・Number of SIM Card: 2 (Nano)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes

・Material Type: Metal + Plastic
・Dimensions: 158.3 x 76.7 x 8.5 mm
・Colour: Black, Gold, Blue
・Weight: 176g

・Screen Type: HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
・Size: 6-inch
・Resolution: 720 x 1440 pixels
・Pixel Density: 268ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 76.5%

・Operating system: Android 8.0 Oreo
・Processor: Octa-core 1.8GHz
・Chipset type: Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450
・Graphics Processing Unit: Adreno 506

・Memory Card slot: Yes, up to 256GB
・Internal storage: 64GB/32GB

・Back Camera: 16MP + 2MP
・Front Camera: 8MP
・Back Flash: Yes, LED
・Front Flash: No

・Wifi Hotspot: Yes
・Bluetooth: Yes
・Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (Rear)
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, compass
・USB: Yes
・GPS: Yes
・3.5mm Audio Jack: Yes

・Capacity: 3760mAh
・Type: Li-Ion
・Standby Time: –
・Talktime: –
・Fast Charging: Yes

Joseph Young
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