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Lenovo K5 Play Full Specification Review and Price

Lenovo K5 Play was launched alongside the Lenovo K5 smartphone as midrange smartphones targeting those on a budget. The K5 Play has a much cheaper variant, houses a Snapdragon chip and runs on Android 8.0 Oreo.

However, they both have similar features and look alike in terms of design as well. Lenovo is giving users an opportunity to choose from either the MediaTek version or Qualcomm’s version. Without further ado, meet the Lenovo K5 Play.

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Lenovo K5 Play Key Specs

・ 5.7-inch, FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 2160 x 1080 pixels
・Android 8.0 Oreo with 3GB/2GB RAM
・Octa-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon
・32GB/16GB built-in storage and support memory card up to 128GB
・13MP + 2MP rear camera and 8MP front camera
・3000mAh non-removable Li-Po battery


The Lenovo K5 Play Looks like the Lenovo K5 smartphone in terms of design. Sporting a metal overall look and feels sleek to hold as well. Furthermore, the rear cameras are in a horizontal position at the top left corner with the dual-LED flash.

Lenovo K5 Play

Easily unlock your device without looking at the back, as the fingerprint scanner is at its usual position. Turning over to the sides, it measures 7.85 mm in thickness and weighs just 155g overall, which means it weighs less than the K5. The Lenovo K5 Play is also available in Blue, Black and Gray colours.


The device ships with the trending bezel-less display with super minimal bezels. There are no narrow bezels on the K5 Play at all, as it dishes out an 18:9 aspect ratio. The company is really improving with their devices, to be honest.

Lenovo K5 Play display

Exactly the same 5.7-inch FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen here. Has a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels and 282 pixels per inch density keeping the graphics clear enough. Overall, the screen stretches up to 75.20% screen to body ratio, just like the K5.


It houses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chip with 8-cores processor and 64-bit CPU architecture. The octa-core processor reaches a clock speed of 1.5GHz with a 28nm process technology offering normal performance. Handling graphics is the Adreno 505 graphics processor.

In terms of RAM and internal storage, there are two versions, one with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage space. Then there’s a cheaper variant with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage space. Both RAM capacity reaches a memory speed of 667MHz, while the storage is upgradeable up to 128GB. The Lenovo K5 Play runs on Android 8.0 Oreo with ZUI 3.7 skin.


Boasts of dual 13MP + 2MP shooters with dual-LED flash, the cameras have f/2.0 and f/2.4 aperture respectively. With the Lenovo K5 Play, you should be able to capture photographs with 4160 x 3120 pixels in dimension. While the 8MP selfie camera has f/2.0 aperture and facial recognition technology.


The Lenovo K5 Play is powered by a non-removable Li-Po 3000mAh battery with fast charging technology.


Lenovo K5 Play is available for $149 to $249, that’s about (N45,000 – N70,000).


・Announced: March 2018
・Status: Available. March 2018

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

・Material Type: Metal
・Dimensions: 153.75 x 72.6 x 7.85mm
・Colour: Blue, Black, Gray
・Weight: 155g

・Screen Type: FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
・Size: 5.7-inch
・Resolution: 2160 x 1080 pixels
・Pixel Density: 285ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 75.20%

・Operating system: Android 8.0
・Processor: Octa-core 1.5GHz
・Chipset type: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
・Graphics Processing Unit: Adreno 505

・Memory Card slot: Yes, up to 128GB
・Internal storage: 32GB/16GB

・Back Camera: 13MP + 2MP
・Front Camera: 8MP
・Back Flash: Yes, dual-LED
・Front Flash: No

・Wifi Hotspot: Yes
・Bluetooth: Yes
・Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (Rear)
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, compass, gyroscope, hall
・USB: type 2.0
・GPS: Yes
・3.5mm Audio Jack: Yes

・Capacity: 3000mAh
・Type: Li-Po
・Standby Time: –
・Talktime: –
・Fast Charging: Yes

Joseph Young
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