Lenovo released its budget smartphone Vibe K5 Plus with the best hardware you can get. Lenovo is selling this smartphone exclusively on Flipkart. This smartphone came with a 5 inches display, 1.5 GHz octa-core processor, 13 MP camera, and dual Dolby Atoms speakers and priced only Rs. 8,499.
Since the day people bought this smartphone, people started complaining about the device. Thes issues make this smartphone almost unusable, from which the most common problem is the heating issue. We are listing here the issues and the possible workarounds so you can fix these problems on your Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus.
1. Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus Heating Issue
Heating is always an issue with high-end smartphones, but Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus has some serious heat issues. Vibe K5 Plus users are complaining about the same on Flipkart which hampered the sales of this device. Lenovo forum is flooded with Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus problems, and there is no reply from Lenovo till now. Also, no updates had been released to solve this issue.
The Vibe K5 Plus users are complaining that the phone gets so much heated that you cannot keep it in your pocket or hold it near your ear. You cannot play games (even those low-end games like Temple Run and Angry Birds) or multitask more than two apps. People are also complaining that it got heats up even if you run basic apps like Facebook or Twitter.
Heating is a big issue in any smartphone, and Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus suffers the same. To lower the heat a little, you can close all apps before putting your phone to sleep. One of the users resolved the issue by uninstalling the McAfee antivirus and Google Chrome; this helped to reduce the heat up to 50% less.
One more solution, you have to reset your Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus immediately after installing a new update (58 MB). Do not change the animation duration in developer options, and you’ll see the results with some usage.
2. Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus Ringtone Volume Issue
Some users are also complaining that when they turn the volume down in music player, the ringtone volume automatically drops. So, you have to keep the volume of music player high if you don’t want to miss any incoming calls.
Ringtone issue is not a big issue in Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus and is because of the Dolby feature on the phone. You have to turn off the Dolby feature simply from the quick settings menu, and this issue will not bother you again. You can turn Dolby on while listening to music and turn it off after it.
3. Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus Wi-Fi Issue
Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus also has the Wi-Fi issue, so whenever you want to connect to any Wi-Fi internet connection, it won’t save them. Other than this, the downloading speed is also too low. You have to wait a lot to download a 10MB file using a 5Mbps connection.
The solution to this problem is working fine but on a temporary basis; you’ll see why. You have to change you router password security to wpa2-psk. Now your Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus will connect to the router easily, and you’ll get the right speeds.
There is one drawback of this solution which makes it vulnerable to hacking. This wpa2-psk security allows only alphanumerical passwords which mean you can set a password with combinations of A-Z and 0-9. Also, you will not be able to change the security of your college or workplace wireless connection.
These were the issues we found and told you about the best possible solution and workarounds. If you are also an owner of Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus and experiencing any issue which is not on this list, tell us in the comment section. We will update this article with your question and possible solutions.
If you are planning to buy this smartphone, then drop this idea and consider these smartphones with the same price range (under Rs. 10,000) with best hardware and specifications.