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Design and Build Quality

K5 Play - Unit (30)Like the K5 Pro, the K5 Play also looks and feels a bit more than it’s actual price. Its body uses the typical glossy finish (that’s prone to smudges) and is mostly made of plastic, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that it’s still quite a decent looking device.

While some other devices in this segment would feel too light and flimsy, this one doesn’t. It’s got a decent amount of weight in it, and the compact form factor plus slightly curved sides make one-handed use a breeze.

K5 Play - Unit (16)Unlike a lot of today’s smartphones, the camera module in the K5 Play doesn’t protrude as much and is almost as flat as the rest of the back panel.

K5 Play - Unit (19)The buttons are all located on the right side (if the screen is facing towards you), while the left houses the hybrid SIM slot.

K5 Play - Unit (26)Another notable change compared to the K5 Pro is the use of a microUSB port compared to a USB-C port on the former. At least, you still get a headphone jack.

K5 Play - Unit (43)The K5 Play has a slightly smaller 5.7-inch display with HD+ resolution. Despite that, you still get a decent screen with good brightness. The color temperature slightly leans on the cooler side which isn’t an issue for me but could be to others. There’s no option to change it in the settings, so you’ll have to live with it if you buy this phone.

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