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Lenovo K5 Play launched with Android 8.0 Oreo – Review, Specs and Price

The Lenovo K5 Play was launched together with the Lenovo K5 as midrange smartphones that offers great value. The devices looks quite identical from afar, but internally that’s not the case. Unlike the K5, the K5 Play houses a Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm and runs on Android 8.0 Oreo.

Just like what Oppo did with the Oppo R15 and Oppo R15 Dream Mirror Edition. Lenovo is allowing users to choose between a Mediatek powered K5 and a Snapdragon powered K5 Play. Want to know more? Stay with me.

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Lenovo K5 Play

Looks exactly like the K5, there’s no major difference in terms of design. The dual rear shooter still sits pretty at the top left alongside the LED flash. Lenovo are really getting better in terms of design to be honest, the glass finishing at the rear is everything.

The fingerprint scanner and Lenovo logo still maintained their position though. The K5 Play seems to be a little bit bulky than the K5, measuring just 7.85mm slim. Overall, the K5 Play weighs less as well with just 155g, it’s available in Blue, Black and Gray colors as well.


Lenovo K5 Play

The three smartphones released by Lenovo sports the bezel-less display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. Hopefully they will soon join the top-notch design we’ve seen on so many flagships. The Play edition sports minimal top and bottom bezel with no narrow bezels whatsoever.

The 5.7-inch FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen is better than most midrange out there. Boasting of 2160 x 1080 pixels in resolution and 282 pixel per inch density for immersive visuals.

Hardware and Software

Comes loaded with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chip alongside an Octa-core processor and 64-bit CPU architecture. The 8-cores of processor on the Lenovo K5 Play reaches a clock speed of 1.5GHz and has a 28nm process technology. In charge of the graphics processing unit, is the Adreno 505 graphics processor.

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


Houses dual 13MP + 2MP shooters, which has f/2.0 and f/2.4 aperture respectively. There’s a LED flash to help out in low light environment and other features as well. The Lenovo K5 Play also capture photographs with a dimension of 4160 x 3120 pixels. The 8MP selfie camera has f/2.0 aperture face unlock technology.


Powering the Lenovo K5 Play is a 3000mAh Non-removable Li-Po battery with fast charging technology. With the fast charging feature, it shouldn’t take more than 2 hours to fully charge up the battery from 0% to 100%.


Lenovo K5 Play Full Technical Specifications


Device Type Smartphone
Model Lenovo K5 Play
Announced March, 2018
Released March, 2018
Status Available on Shopping stores


2G Network Yes
3G Network Yes
4G Network Yes
SIM Type

Nano + Micro

SIM Count Dual SIM


Type Metal
Dimensions 153.75 x 72.6 x 7.85mm
Weight 155g
Protection Yes
Colours Blue, Black, Gray


Display Type FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.7-inch
Resolution 2160 x 1080 Pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 282ppi
Screen-To-Body Ratio 75.20%
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Yes
Features Multi-touch, Scratch Resistant
Secondary Display No


13MP + 2MP
Continuous shooting 
Digital zoom 
Exposure compensation 
Face detection 
ISO settings 
Scene mode 
Touch focus 
White balance settings
Yes, LED


Android 8.0 Oreo
ZUI 3.7
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes


Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
CPU Octa-Core 1.5GHz
GPU Adreno 505
Internal Storage 32GB/16GB
Yes, up to 128GB

Fingerprint (Rear)
Ambient Light
Compass, Gyroscope

Controls Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key


Infrared No
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Yes, microUSB
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
Facial Recognition Yes


Battery Type Li-Po Battery
Capacity 3000mAh
Placement Non-removable
Fast Charging Yes
Talk Time
Music Play


Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Vibration, Ringtones


Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

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What is Lenovo K5 Play Price and Availability Status?

The Lenovo K5 Play will be available on Shopping stores from April starting from $109 (N35,000) to $199 (N60,000). Click on the links above to view the latest Lenovo K5 Play price & availability.

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2 thoughts on “Lenovo K5 Play launched with Android 8.0 Oreo – Review, Specs and Price”

  1. It looks a little above mid-range. But, that’s not to say it ain’t good enough. Lenovo products are made with great standards. And they come with high density battery. This 3000mAh will still last longer than some 4000mAh. The design is quite appealing too. Nice one. ?


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