Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus Review: Positive Vibes: Telephony, Loudspeaker, Text Input

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Custom phonebook

The Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus has a fully custom phonebook. It is laid out across four tabs: dialer, call log, contacts, and favorites. There's smart dial support, as well as speed dial.


Contacts is self explanatory - you acquire an alphabetized list of them, which you can search or filter them by first letter.


The Vibe K5 Plus is a dual SIM device (both micro SIMs) and as such has settings for SIM handling. Each card can be assigned a name and a number, and cards can be disabled from the menu, so you don't have to physically rego them, if for some reason you don't want to utilize one.

You can select default cards to utilize for voice calls, messaging and data, or have the phone ask you each time.

Dual-SIM settings

The Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus did a very fine job in our loudspeaker test, thanks to its two powerful speakers. The Xiaomi Redmi 3 is noticeably quieter, and while the Moto G 3rd gen has the same "Very good" rating as the Vibe, old-school ringtones come out louder from the Lenovo phone.

Speakerphone testVoice, dB Pink noise/ Music, dB Ringing phone, dB Overall score

Sony Xperia E4 61.9 58.0 64.7 Below Average

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime 63.0 60.3 68.3 Below Average

Xiaomi Redmi 3 66.1 65.5 70.6 Average

OnePlus X 65.9 66.3 70.7 Average

Meizu m2 note 65.2 62.1 75.7 Average

Meizu m1 metal 68.3 66.6 73.7 Good

Lenovo K3 Note 65.7 66.6 76.5 Good

Meizu m1 note 67.7 66.2 75.7 Good

Lenovo Vibe K4 Note 74.7 66.6 72.3 Good

Xiaomi Redmi 2 70.8 70.9 77.4 Very Good

Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen 75.7 69.6 75.9 Very Good

Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus 72.8 71.3 81.9 Very Good

OnePlus 2 75.7 73.5 80.7 Excellent

Motorola Moto G 81.6 75.7 82.7 Excellent

Messaging and text input

The messaging section is business as usual with all SMS/MMS communication organized into threads. Attaching a photo, video, audio recording or the like automatically turns your message into an MMS.

The Lenovo K3 Note employs the stock Android keyboard, which many users like. It doesn't have a dedicated number row, but numbers do come out upon a long press. You can choose between Material and Holo color themes.

Messaging and text input



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