13 March 2021, Kathmandu
With its latest series of smartphones, Micromax is making a comeback in the Nepali markets. Note 1 and IN 1b are two new smartphones from the Indian smartphone brand that caters to two separate price segments.
The Micromax Note 1 is available in Nepal for a variety of prices, and it has some intriguing specifications on paper.
Micromax seems to have done some research into the current market, as the In Note 1 is built to match the current trend. The large 6.67-inch monitor with the Full-HD+ resolution was the first thing that caught my attention.
While this size and resolution used to be standard at a low price, things have changed since the GST increase earlier this year, and most companies now only sell HD+ panels. This is one place where Micromax outperforms the competition. A hole-punch front camera is situated in the top-center of the large monitor.
Given the price, you considered the Micromax In Note 1‘s design to be appropriate, and we would say the same about its build quality. Micromax has selected a plastic body and frame. For In Note 1, there are two color options: white and green. On the back, there is an “X” pattern that shines when light reaches it.
Although the glossy finish on the back is eye-catching, it is also prone to fingerprints. To bring back the shiny look, we found cleaning it too much.
The Micromax In Note 1’s button positioning is excellent, with the power and volume buttons easily accessible while keeping the unit. On the left, there’s also a dedicated Google Assistant icon.
Micromax has placed the SIM tray on the left, with two Nano-SIM slots and a dedicated microSD card slot for additional storage.
Midway through testing, your review unit received a software update that resolved the multi-touch issue and upgraded the phone to the November Android security patch, which is the most recent available.
Micromax acknowledged that the update was only sent to testers and that it would be rolled out to other users shortly.
Features of In Note 1:
- RAM: 4 GB
- ROM: 64 GB
- Expandable Up to 256 GB of storage
- 94 cm tall (6.67 inches) Show in Full HD+
- 5000 mAh Li-Polymer Battery 48MP + 5MP + 2MP + 2MP
- 16MP Front Camera
- MediaTek Helio G85 (MT6769V/CZ) Processor
- Take your gaming to the next level with these special features.
This smartphone’s 12 nm octa-core MediaTek Helio G85 processor will take your gaming to the next level.
- Setup with four cameras
With this smartphone’s quad-camera setup (48 MP + 5 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP), you can capture the sights around you in all their glory.
Overall, we believe the Micromax In Note 1 smartphone is a great value for money. If the camera performance had been higher, it would have easily outperformed the competition.
It’s a commendable effort. However, we’re not sure if it’ll be enough to deal with Xiaomi and Realme, two strong Chinese rivals.
So, my dear friends, are you looking forward to the launch of a new smartphone in Nepal, the Micromax In Note 1 at a low price?