Lenovo S5’s Booking Exceeds 250.000: A Real Rival to Redmi Note 5

Lenovo S5

Yesterday, on March 20, a new full-screen smartphone in face of the Lenovo S5 was announced. Initially, it’s been available at Jingdong at a starting price of 999 yuan ($158). Today it became known the booking volume has exceeded 250.000. So we should state the S5 is going to become a bestseller, as it took less than 24 hours to reach this number.

Lenovo S5

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In last few days, there were announced a few full-screen devices such as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Lenovo S5, Huawei Nova 3e, and the Meizu E3. What’s interesting, all of them are aiming at the same customers. And though the leader in this niche is the Redmi Note 5, we have had predictions the Lenovo S5 will make a tough competition to that handset. Now it turns out our predictions are turning into reality.

As for the phone itself, the Lenovo S5 uses a full metal fuselage, a dome-type antenna design, and comes in two color options of starry black and flame red. It also sports a 5.7-inch 18:9 full-screen with a resolution of 2160 × 1080 pixels, Snapdragon 625 octa-core chip, 3/4GB of RAM, 32/64/128GB memory option, and a battery with a 3000mAh capacity.

As for camera, the Lenovo S5 is packed with a dual-camera using a 13MP black and white sensor accompanied by another 13MP color sensor. The shooter comes with an aperture of f/2.2, and it supports portrait mode, black and white mode, etc. The white balance can be adjusted manually.

There Lenovo S5 is available in multiple variants. The 2+32GB is priced at 999 yuan, the 4+64GB model costs 1199 yuan, while the 4+128GB is available at 1499 yuan. It will ship on March 23.

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  1. Wyley Coyote
    March 21, 2018

    i dont know what lenovo’s software/OS is like these days, but i used a K3 Note few years back & it was utter garbage OS, & that reason alone would put me off this one

    • Guest
      March 21, 2018

      While it’s not as bloated as VibeUI used to be and they have gone closer to a stock android feel (I blame Motorola for that) for many of their phones, this phone uses ZUK’s ZUI OS which is a hit-or-miss.

    • Wyley Coyote
      March 21, 2018

      yeah VibeUI was really bad, ive used a few different OS, EMUI, MIUI, HTC Sense, FLYME, Nubia UI etc and i can honestly say VibeUI nearly put me off android phones!

    • Nilzie
      March 22, 2018

      Zui is garbage. Had to use it on my z2 pro. Nevee again