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The new Vibe K5 looks pretty much identical to its sibling, the K5 Plus. It has exactly the same style and is available in the same three colours: silver, gold, and grey. We don’t mind this at all because we were quite happy with this design the first time we encountered it. It isn’t the slickest phone around, but it definitely doesn’t look low-end.

The body is all plastic, except for a thin plate of metal in the middle of the rear. This helps the phone feel sturdy, for what it’s worth. A shiny chrome ring runs around the front and protects the screen from scratches when the phone is placed face-down on a table. We’re a little concerned that the finish will wear off, especially at the corners and edges, but a simple case will help it stay looking fresh.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 SoC is quite a step down from the Snapdragon 616 in the Vibe K5 Plus. The screen resolution is also a step down, from 1080p to 720p. However, most other things are exactly the same across both models. There’s still 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage plus microSD card support. You get 4G support on either SIM, plus Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.1. The rear camera resolution is 13 megapixels and the front camera can take 5-megapixel shots.

While probably good enough for most people’s casual usage, we found the Vibe K5 just a bit sluggish. There were momentary delays when launching apps, pulling up menus, and just generally getting things done. The display has poor viewing angles, taking on a definite tint when you aren’t looking at it head-on. Brightness and colours are okay, and you won’t find any fault with the 720×1280 resolution at this screen size. The rear-firing speakers can get really loud. While distortion isn’t too bad, the overall quality is just about bearable for casual listening.

Finally, battery life was a pleasant surprise, at 8 hours, 33 minutes. This isn’t spectacular, but it reflects the low-power screen and processor in the phone. We were able to get through a day and a half without needing to recharge, but that was without playing games or watching videos.

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