Lenovo S5 Pro review

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Lenovo S5 Pro review

The Lenovo S5 Pro is an apt and interesting follow-up to its predecessor, the S5. Its performance is higher, the cameras - more powerful, and facial recognition technology appears. The smartphone is a typical representative of mid-range devices. 

Lenovo S5 Pro Specifications

  • Release date: 2018, October
  • Colors: Black, Gold, Blue
  • Dimensions: 154.5 x 75.5 x 7.7 mm.
  • Weight: 170 g.
  • Screen: 6.2" in, 1080 x 2246, IPS LCD
  • Camera : Dual, 12MP
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 (14 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260
  • Memory: 64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM
  • Battery: 3500, ¬†Non-removable Li-Ion
  • Network: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
  • Operating system: Android 8.1 (Oreo); ZUI 5
  • Sensors: Infrared face recognition, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass

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The housing of Lenovo S5 Pro is a metal monoblock. Compared with the previous models of the family weighs only 170 grams. Its housing is satisfactorily thin - 7.7 mm. It can be said that this is another smartphone on the market that has similar features to those of iPhones. It is available in several colors - black, gold and sky blue. 


The smartphone features a 6.2-inch IPS display covered with an oleophobic coating designed to protect the screen from moisture, dirt and grease. Thanks to this, the device is less likely to smudge and you won't have to wipe it often. 

Colour rendering is excellent. The brightness range is super. The vision protection mode will appeal to people who regularly read content from their phone. The display resolution is 2240 x 1080 pixels. 


Underneath the cute look of the Lenovo S5 Pro lies the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636. It brings together eight 64-bit Kryo 260 cores clocked at up to 1.8 GH, an Adreno 509 graphics accelerator and a Snapdragon X12 LTE network modem. The device comes with 6 GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB of flash storage. A separate microSD card slot is not provided. This means that if you want to use more memory, you have to sacrifice one of the 2 SIM cards that the smartphone supports. 


The Lenovo S5 Pro comes with two biometric authentication options - by the owner's face or fingerprint. The infrared sensor works even in complete darkness, but unlocking is not the fastest.


There's a notch at the top of the S5 Pro's screen. It houses a dual front-facing camera based on a 20-megapixel Sony IMX 476 sensor and an infrared 3D scanner. Data from the 3D scanner is used not only for unlocking, but also for improving selfies - automatic retouching, creating a studio light effect. 

On the rear panel there is a dual camera. It includes a 12-megapixel main sensor, complemented by an f/1.8 aperture lens, and an auxiliary 20-megapixel sensor, which contains an f/2.6 aperture lens and provides double optical zoom. The main camera is capable of capturing 4K resolution video at 30 frames per second. The rear panel houses the fingerprint scanner. 

Autonomous operation 

The smartphone is powered by a 3500 mAh battery. The manufacturer has provided fast recharging technology. With an average load, you can count on up to a day and a half of Lenovo S5 Pro. In 30 minutes you will recharge up to 41%, and in an hour - up to 76%. 


Lenovo S5 Pro is a typical representative of the mid-price range devices. A perfect solution for users who do not have serious demands on appearance. Despite its unassuming appearance, this Lenovo model makes a serious statement with its cameras. The support of fingerprint scanner and facial recognition is a guarantee that you can keep your personal information away from malicious eyes. Among the plus points of the S5 Pro is the satisfactory level of autonomous operation. 

Lenovo S5 Pro video review

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Lenovo S5 Pro and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Lenovo.

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Hello, I am Richard Taylor, a technology expert and journalist from the UK. I have a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham. My passion is the latest technology, especially smartphones. That's why I chose to test, analyze, and write expert reviews about them. My technical expertise, combined with a deep passion for technology and years of experience, has made me a trusted source of information. Over the years, I have written reviews for various sites, but for quite some time now, I have been writing exclusively for PhonesData. You can see more about me here or read all my smartphone reviews here.

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