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there are a couple of large android updates. you can select the android launcher rather than the lenovo launcher.

signal strength seems lower than SU6 but OK.

battery is good.

I don't really like 5.1 Android. My personal experience is you need 5.1.1 if you want good performance. My devices with 5.1 had memory leak problems. Not sure this phone has any official update but not sure.

borosidf

I don't really like 5.1 Android. My personal experience is you need 5.1.1 … I don't really like 5.1 Android. My personal experience is you need 5.1.1 if you want good performance. My devices with 5.1 had memory leak problems. Not sure this phone has any official update but not sure.



​mine says 5.1.1

I had the chance to review this phone recently and it had serious issues maintaining a signal. I was sent a replacement, but it was no different. I usually get 2-3 bars of 4G signal on EE in my house, but the Lenovo struggled to get a signal at all, or was only able to get one bar when my Moto G4 and Lumia 950 both had 3 bars on EE 4G.

It's worth considering if you are in an area with poor signal.

I also found that the casing could get very hot when gaming, or simply using the camera. The speakers are excellent quality though.

Original Poster

yeah i have a had a few octacore phones a lot seems to get hot. i am gonna try and find a good case that will help but for the price it was either that or a cheap crappy vodafone one lol

chancooluk

I had the chance to review this phone recently and it had serious issues … I had the chance to review this phone recently and it had serious issues maintaining a signal. I was sent a replacement, but it was no different. I usually get 2-3 bars of 4G signal on EE in my house, but the Lenovo struggled to get a signal at all, or was only able to get one bar when my Moto G4 and Lumia 950 both had 3 bars on EE 4G.It's worth considering if you are in an area with poor signal.I also found that the casing could get very hot when gaming, or simply using the camera. The speakers are excellent quality though.


Are you sure it's not EE? I thought my phone had a fault when I couldn't get EE signal at home but even when I tried SIM card with a different phone I still got very poor or no reception at all. If breaking contract wouldn't cost so much I'd have left EE ages ago.
P.S. An O2 SIM card in that other phone (DUAL SIM) has no problems by the way. So it must be EE.
Edited by: "Uzmini" 11th Aug 2016

chancooluk

I had the chance to review this phone recently and it had serious issues … I had the chance to review this phone recently and it had serious issues maintaining a signal. I was sent a replacement, but it was no different. I usually get 2-3 bars of 4G signal on EE in my house, but the Lenovo struggled to get a signal at all, or was only able to get one bar when my Moto G4 and Lumia 950 both had 3 bars on EE 4G.It's worth considering if you are in an area with poor signal.I also found that the casing could get very hot when gaming, or simply using the camera. The speakers are excellent quality though.



​did you perform the system updates? mines cool running with both.

Uzmini

Are you sure it's not EE? I thought my phone had a fault when I couldn't … Are you sure it's not EE? I thought my phone had a fault when I couldn't get EE signal at home but even when I tried SIM card with a different phone I still got very poor or no reception at all. If breaking contract wouldn't cost so much I'd have left EE ages ago.P.S. An O2 SIM card in that other phone (DUAL SIM) has no problems by the way. So it must be EE.Edited By: Uzmini on Aug 11, 2016 16:57



The three sims I used were all on EE. I switched the SIMs between the phones to rule out a problem with a specific SIM. The K5 had issues maintaining a signal on all 3 EE SIMs, the other two phones had no such issues.

Looks like a solid phone, crazy what we get for £95 now!

Just the Black at £95 now.

I bought mine from another source - has it got a ton of lenovo and chinese bloatware.

Works fine for me on EE, and doesn't have any bloatware that can't be installed almost instantly, except for "Lenovo Assistant", which is a video manual on how to use it.

does this have nfc?

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no i dont think it does

chancooluk

I had the chance to review this phone recently and it had serious issues … I had the chance to review this phone recently and it had serious issues maintaining a signal. I was sent a replacement, but it was no different. I usually get 2-3 bars of 4G signal on EE in my house, but the Lenovo struggled to get a signal at all, or was only able to get one bar when my Moto G4 and Lumia 950 both had 3 bars on EE 4G.It's worth considering if you are in an area with poor signal.I also found that the casing could get very hot when gaming, or simply using the camera. The speakers are excellent quality though.


Different brands of smartphone show very different conservative/optimistic bars while in fact holding onto the signal identically.

Would've been more helpful if you'd reported your experience with actual call stability and Ookla Speedtest results comparing on one network like for like.

buglawton

Different brands of smartphone show very different … Different brands of smartphone show very different conservative/optimistic bars while in fact holding onto the signal identically. Would've been more helpful if you'd reported your experience with actual call stability and Ookla Speedtest results comparing on one network like for like.



While true that different brands of smartphone report signal differently, the Lenovo K5 was the only phone of the three to completely drop signal (going to emergency calls only), where the other two phones would show 2 bars of 4G, and were still able to take calls and connect to mobile data.
Edited by: "chancooluk" 20th Aug 2016

Is there a android 6 rom floating around and will the phone do 4G, my k5 is on 5 at the moment but only upto H signal.

Any links to the latest stable roms.

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anyone have this phone, interested in comments. thinking of getting for my mom
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