Both Lenovo and InFocus recently launched new phones in India. Mid-priced, we’ve seen the Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus and InFocus 50 being priced at Rs. 8,499 and Rs. 7,499 respectively. Both the phones offer excellent specifications for their prices and compete closely with each other.
Lenovo released the Vibe K5 Plus with a classy aluminum body and offers the phone in three colours of Champagne Gold, Platinum Silver and Graphite Grey. Although sizeable, the manufacturer has been able to build the phone to weigh just 143 grams.
The Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus comes with a 5’ display, a 2GB RAM, runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 chip with an Adreno GPU and has 16GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 128GB with a micro-SD card. The phone has a 13MP rear camera with auto-focus and a 5MP front camera for selfies.
An interesting feature in the new phone is that it uses ‘TheaterMax’ technology to let you convert your digital media for VR viewing with great results. The Vibe K5 Plus houses a powerful 2750mAh battery and ships with Android’s Lollipop v5.1 preloaded onto it.
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The Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus is expected to be the successor to Lenovo’s A6000 range of smartphones which allegedly sold about 2 million units in India in 2015.
The InFocus Bingo 50 weighs 152 grams and is available in two colors: Sandstone Grey and Leather Black. The back of the phone has a rich leatherette finish that compliments the aluminum rim on the front. The phone is powered by a MediaTek MT6735 processor and offers a 3GB RAM, which is more than the Vibe K5 Plus.
The phone offers 16GB of internal storage same as Lenovo and can be expanded up to 64GB via a micro-SD card. The Bingo 50 has two 8MP cameras, one on the rear and the other on the front and runs on a 2,500 mAh battery to power it.
InFocus ships the new phones with Android’s Marshmallow 6.0 and has its own ‘1nLife 2.0’ skin running on top of it. The phone additionally employs a Samsung S5K3H7 camera module that helps users take great images even in low-light conditions.
Both the phones are dual-SIM compatible and allow you to access 4G networks if your network providers support it.
All in all, both phones make an excellent purchase regarding their offerings against price. Their specifications do not differ vastly, and you should not have a difficult time deciding which one of the two you would want to pick.
While you might say the Vibe K5 Plus ships with an older Android OS, you would see that the InFocus Bingo 50 has an 8MP primary camera which the Vibe beats. It all eventually comes down to whether you’d prefer to have an aluminum body on your phone or a faux-leather feel to it.