Now Lenovo might not be the go-to phone in the Nepali market now. But there was a time when Lenovo was also a popular smartphone brand. And now, maybe the company is looking to make a comeback. And so, Lenovo launches two new phones in Nepal, namely, the Lenovo K5 Play and the Lenovo S5.
Lenovo K5 Play Overview
The Lenovo K5 Play is a relatively new smartphone in the market. The international market saw the phone a while ago in April, and it is here in Nepal now. This budget phone does have some compelling features for its price as well, and with that, it might be looking to set itself as an Entry Level go-to device.
The K5 Play features a 5.7″ Max Vision Display (as Lenovo calls it). The resolution is only HD+ with 720 x 1440 pixels, but it is a budget phone. Since it launched a few months back, it hasn’t caught on the notch trend of 2018. So, it has bezels on the top and bottom, but the sides are practically bezel-less.
It packs a dual camera setup at the back, which comprises of a 13 MP primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a 2 MP depth sensor. The selfie camera rests at 8 MP. While that may be not as appealing, it certainly seems well enough for a budget phone. Under the hood, this phone runs on an Octa-core Snapdragon 430 chip coupled with 3 GB of RAM. While the international market also gets a 2 GB RAM variant, we, in Nepal, do not.
Also, the phone has 32 GB storage and is expandable up to 128 GB via microSD. In addition, you also get a fingerprint sensor at the back, which is a must-have feature these days. This phone is priced at Rs.17,999 in Nepal.
Lenovo K5 Play Specifications:
- Design: Polymer Glass
- Display: 5.7″ IPS LCD display with HD+ resolution (720 x 1440 pixels)
- Rear Camera: Dual Camera setup, 13 MP with f/2.2 aperture + 2 MP depth sensor
- Front Camera: 8 MP with f/2.0 aperture
- Chipset: Octa-core Snapdragon 430 chip
- RAM: 3 GB
- Platform: Android 8.0 Oreo
- Storage: 32 GB internal (expandable up to 128 GB via microSD
- Battery: 3030 mAh
- Price in Nepal: Rs.17,999
Also Read: Lenovo Mobile Price in Nepal
Lenovo S5 Overview
The Lenovo S5 looks like its getting ready to compete in the mid-range department in Nepal. A phone which also launched back in March for international markets, this phone is now making its way here.
This phone comes with an all-metal build, giving a premium finish design. So, it is also one of those phones which is not on-board the notch train. There are bezels on the top and bottom, with pretty much non-existent bezels on the sides. It also features a 5.7″ IPS LCD display but has a Full HD+ panel at 1080 x 2160 resolution. Lenovo also calls it the Max Vision display, but since the term goes for both HD+ and FHD+, it is a confusing term.
This phone, too, packs a dual camera at the back. It features a 13 MP primary camera with f/2.2 aperture and PDAF, while the secondary camera is a 13 MP monochrome sensor, which is helpful in gathering more light from the surroundings. The selfie camera measures a good 16 MP.
Inside the skin, an Octa-core Snapdragon 625 powers the phone. While it may be a bit underwhelming, it should perform good enough combined with a 4 GB RAM. It packs 64 GB of storage, which is expandable up to 128 GB with microSD. The phone also has a fingerprint sensor at the back. Also, the phone packs a 3000 mAh battery. Also, this phone is priced at Rs.26,999, which, in 2018, belongs to the lower midrange section in Nepal.
Lenovo S5 Specifications:
- Design: Full Metal design
- Display: 5.7″ IPS LCD Full HD+ Max Vision Display (1080 x 2160) resolution
- Rear Camera: Dual lens setup, 13 MP primary with f/2.2 aperture + 13 MP monochrome sensor
- Front Camera: 16 MP lens with f/2.2 aperture
- Chipset: Octa-core Snapdragon 625
- RAM: 4 GB
- Platform: Android 8.0 Oreo
- Storage: 64 GB (expandable up to 128 GB via microSD)
- Battery: 3000 mAh
- Price in Nepal: Rs.26,999
These phones are now launched under Ambe Mobiles Pvt. Ltd., who are the new distributors for Lenovo phones in Nepal. So, what do you think of the phones and their pricing? Justified? Do let us know.