Micromax is once again trying to reinvent itself and regain lost ground with a series of strategic launches. While the Dual 5 was the big ticket launch that will be the flag bearer of change this season, the Evok series phones will be targeting lower echelons of the online market, where the competition is pretty stiff. Let’s check what the Micromax Evok Note is all about.
Micromax Evok Note Specifications
- 5.5-inch Full HD 1080p IPS LCD display; 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass
- 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6753
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB Internal storage; expandable up to 32GB
- 13MP rear camera, dual-tone LED flash
- 5MP front camera
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- Fingerprint sensor on the rear
- 3950 mAh battery
- Hybrid dual SIM slot with VoLTE support
Design and Build
The Micromax Evok Note follows the now conventional design template with metal on the rear and 2.5D glass on the front. The 4000mAh battery housed inside makes it fairly chunky. The phone will remind you about Yunicorn, the last Yu branded phone that we came across.
In terms of looks and design, the Evok Note looks fairly decent. The weight is well balanced and the handset is reasonably convenient to hold. The Fingerprint sensor is located on the front, right below the display. The speaker grill and USB port are both placed on the bottom edge.
You will find the rear camera and dual led flash aligned in the center on the back of the smartphone. The Volume rocker and the power button is present on the right side while the sim card tray is present on the left.
Overall, the phone looks good and build quality is at par with other smartphones available in this price segment.
Micromax Evok Note is among the rare few phones under 10,000 INR that comes with a 5.5 inch full HD display. The display is sharp, shows a good dynamic range and decent contrast and is good enough consuming multimedia content.
At maximum brightness levels, everything is legible under direct sunlight. Unless you are excessively picky about your display colors and quality you won’t have any reason to complain here.
Camera and Imaging
For photography, Canvas Evoke comes with a 13 MP rear camera that can shoot good images when the lighting is adequate. In low and artificial lighting performance the quality is average as is the case with almost all other phones in this budget.
The camera app offers several options including HDR mode and a bunch of filters. The 5MP selfie camera is an average performer too.
Hardware, Software, and Performance
The handset is powered by 1.5GHz MT6753 octa-core that is assisted by 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The SoC is a bit dated considering the current standards for online first phones and the display resolution further maxes it out. Understandably, high-end games don’t run very smooth but the handset can muster enough power to smoothly drive day-to-day usage and even some mild gaming.
Understandably, high-end games don’t run very smooth but the handset can muster enough power to smoothly drive day-to-day usage and even some mild gaming.
The software is based lightly customized Android Marshmallow. We didn’t face any UI lag but we do hope that the company soon releases Android 7.0 update for the smartphone. Call quality on the device is fine. The loudspeaker is reasonably loud too. The fingerprint sensor isn’t the best that we have seen but it isn’t one of those that you would stop using after the first few times either.
The loudspeaker is reasonably loud too. The fingerprint sensor isn’t the best that we have seen but it isn’t one of those that you would stop using after the first few times either.
Battery, Price, and Verdict
The handset comes with a 4000mAh battery that can comfortably last for more than a day with moderate usage. With heavy usage, the battery depletes quite fast but still, you won’t need to charge it before the day ends. Fast charging is not supported.
Priced at 9,499 INR, the Micromax Evok Note aggregates the best set of hardware numbers for the price and that’s where its biggest strength lie. As for the overall experience, the Evok Note is fairly standard and shines in bits and pieces.
The phone offers good design & build quality, good display, and a decent camera. However, the online market is quite sensitive and competitive by nature and Micromax might have a tough time convincing buyers to side with it rather than the Chinese options like Redmi Note 4 which offers better performance.