When new, it is fine.
After 11 months started to heat extremely and finally stopped working while in a call. The Lenovo maintenance were not able to fix it.
So much of Heating problem And battery backup is only for Rearly 2hours and
This device is controversial. Although it's quite old, I would recoomend it to someone who wants a real bang-for-the-buck deal. I bought mine in june-2016, and it is working flawless since then. I installed the AospExtended Rom (Android 7.1.1) and there is no hardware failure, no battery issues, no heat, no thing. But before I bought it, at the time I was searching a substitute for my good old Samsung S2 (which I kept as my main device for 5 years and, in my opinion, is the best smartphone ever made), I noticed many complains against the K5, and after reading a lot, I discovered that the units made before May/2016 had some serious hardware problems, so I got to the store and looked for a device with a "good" built (one with "week 16" in its box label, built after the "week 14 problem").
I still reccomend this device for those who don't want to spend too much money for a smartphone, but still want a good, capable device. Yup, there's no finger-print recognition, there's no iris recognition, but it's a helluvagood phone - specialy for its price. Just make sure to buy a post-april/2016 unit.
I had purchased lenovo k5 about 15 months back but its display not works properly. I visit customer care office and i advised to replace its display that"s cost Rs.4250/-. after 15 months who will spend above amount for repair. so I will not suggest any one to by this phone
Worst battery back up can't keep up even for 2 hours. This kind of phone manufacturers should be banned.
i haVe this phone since2 years now i m trying to update youtube so it,s not updating
Personally, i wouldn't recommend this phone. 3 months after i bought this phone, The Dolby audio crash and permanently die. now, my K5 Plus often went into system failure (Process System isn't responding), and when this happen, the phone freeze and it took the phone at least 2 hour to back to normal, even though there's still plenty of storage, and every apps are up to date (i'm pretty sure that there is no weird app or program installed on my device). Also, the heat issue is true.
Fortunately, the display quality is very satisfactory, and the design is pretty good.
Unfortunately, the battery couldn't keep up with the display and the rest of the phone.
BTW, have a nice day...
I used this phone 2 years was good midrange phone but i have battery problem it take 12 hours to full charge and drain so fast and i cant find lenovo battery in stories and no lenovo survices all fake
useless phone .....loss of money...cNt even play games in it.....if u have this phone just throw it
NickTheDude, 05 Mar 2018running Nougat 7.1.2(Lineage OS 14.1) this thing is able to handle it . It is hot mobile can g... moreTry 8.1.0 resurrection remix tom
Best from for phone
High battery life
Just camcorders doesn't work properly
sarthak, 13 Nov 2017I have an doubt could you pls confirm how long it will work when i continuously use single si... moreAt first to sixth month of use, while I was on the internet all-day it could stay up to 6hours (& i always turn off the phone while charging, and won't let it hit 0%) But now, almost 2 years of use, it could only last up to 4hours (it probably bcs i usually turn on & use the phone while charging)
Anonymous, 16 Jan 2018double tap to wake up available in this mobile?You need to install 3rd party apps to use that feature
I am using this phone for the past 7 months.
1-Worst camera quality
2-Worst Battery life(It will not last for even 3 hours if you use internet)
Worst phone I have used ever.... Battery problem... Battery is lasting for 5-6 hours max... performance issue need to restart phone 2-3 time in a day to get some performance ... heating problem... phone is getting heated up badly only after 15-20 mins of continuous use...... I am suggesting everyone not to purchase this shit phone... Purchasing this phone is equal to throwing your money in garbage bin
running Nougat 7.1.2(Lineage OS 14.1) this thing is able to handle it . It is hot mobile can go up to 58*C . I feel i need to make an aggressive thermal throttling mechanism . in Stock i could see only one high performance core is running . now all of them is running . and thermal throttling works on 40*c all the cores will have max limit as 800Mhz . So it is possible to increase performance