At its recent online launch, Lenovo Philippines introduced a trio of smartphones to the local market, mostly aimed at the budget end of the spectrum.

K5 Pro FrontOne of them is the Lenovo K5 Pro. Originally launched in 2018, it had pretty decent specs for its time – a well-balanced SoC, an FHD+ screen, a 4,050mAh battery, it had the makes of a great mid-range device (for that time).

But with such a late arrival, can this device still hold its own in 2020, where mid-rangers have become so affordable, and yet, so much more capable?

Specifications and Pricing
Display 5.99″ FHD+ IPS LCD
Processor Snapdragon 636
Storage 64GB
Rear Camera 16MP Main
5MP Depth
Front Camera 16MP Main
5MP Depth
OS Android 8.1
Battery 4,050mAh (18W Fast-Charging)
SRP 4GB+64GB = PhP5,990
6GB+64GB = PhP6,990
Lenovo K5 Pro unit (4)
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Our Verdict
What's Good
Looks and feels premium
Compact form factor
Good quality screen
Games decently
Great battery life
What's Not
Outdated SoC
No wide-angle lens
No dedicated night mode
Underwhelming low-light camera performance
There are other devices that offer better value at this price range
Outdated version of Android

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.