Micromax has chosen Shankar International Pvt. Ltd. as the sole official distributor for its product in Nepal. The company is part of the Global Business Group. It has also been handling the Group’s OEM brand – RYTE in Nepal for over 5 years. It co-owns over 25 service centers all over Nepal.
Micromax is making a comeback in the Nepalese market with its new In series of smartphones. The Indian smartphone brand has launched the In Note 1 and the In 1b to cater to two different price-sensitive segments. it offers some interesting specifications on paper.
It looks as though Micromax has been studying the current Nepalese market, and the In Note 1 is designed to fit the mould of what is currently popular In Budget Segments. The first thing that surprised me was the big 6.67 inch display, which has a full-HD+ resolution. This is one area in which Micromax offers better specs. The big display has a hole-punch front camera at the top-centre. There is no information about the type of glass used for the display, so its scratch resistance is unknown.
I found the look of In Note 1 to be acceptable given the price, and I would say the same about its build quality. Micromax has opted for a plastic frame and plastic body panel . There are two color options for the In Note 1, White, and the Green . There is an “X” pattern on the back that shines when light strikes it and it looks like a premium Design. While the glossy finish on the back makes it striking but it also picks up fingerprints very easily. its really hard to get glossy look if i use this smartphone without cover.
The button placement on the In Note 1 is quite good it is more comfortable then vivo’s phones, with the power and volume buttons within reach while holding the device. There is a dedicated Google Assistant button on the left which i did not feel good Because we cannot change it’s feature while using other third party app also . Micromax has put the SIM tray on the left side of the device , and it has two Nano-SIM slots And a dedicated Memory card slot for storage expansion if you wise To Expand.
I found the fingerprint scanner to be well-positioned and more quicker then other budget segment device . There is a quad-camera setup at the rear side and the module protrudes slightly. At the bottom, you’ll find a USB Type-C port, a loudspeaker, and the primary microphone jack (3.5mm headphone jack ).
In Note 1 specifications and software Info
Micromax In 1 Has more Power then you think to get. The big display sports a full-HD+ resolution. It has decent viewing angles and decent brightness at outdoors. Yes, it has a camera hole at the top-centre.
Micromax has picked the MediaTek Helio G85 processor to power the In Note 1, and there’s also 4GB of RAM. There are two storage variants, 64GB and 128GB. The phone packs a 5,000mAh battery, and Micromax ships an 18W charger in the box.
In terms of software, Micromax has gone with near-stock Android 10 on the In Note 1, with only slight customisations. There are a few features and gestures added to the UI which aren’t a part of AOSP. The implementation needs a bit of polish in places, though. When I first started using the device, the UI animations felt a little choppy and multi-touch was restricted to three fingers only which was an issue while gaming, This is a bug that Micromax has acknowledged in a tweet.
What I like about the In Note 1 is that it does not come with any bloatware. I don’t like preinstalled apps on a new smartphone, and I appreciate the step Micromax has taken. There were also no spammy notifications in this Device some other high profiled brand Comes With Bloatware .
Micromax offers swipe-based navigation by default, and surprisingly these work along the entire length of the screen. Most UIs restrict these to 3/4ths of the screen edges to prevent them from interfering with in-app gestures such as opening menus. The In Note 1 does not support Widevine L1 DRM which means you won’t be able to stream content at the screen’s full resolution. Weirdly, I also couldn’t find the Netflix app in the Google Play Store on the In Note 1.
Micromax promises to give users two years of updates, but it isn’t known whether that includes major Android version upgrades as well. The In Note 1 isn’t officially part of Google’s Android One programme either, which promises two years of software updates.
In Note 1 performance
The In Note 1 offers decent performance but there is some room for improvement so that they Can Fix in Future Updates . It can load apps quickly, and multitasking isn’t an issue And I found the fingerprint scanner to be quick, but it wasn’t consistent and needed a second attempt occasionally. Face recognition on the other hand was consistent in good lighting but in case of low light you will suffer from bad performance of face unlock. The display has good viewing angles and the speaker is loud.
I played Call of Duty Mobile on the In Note 1, and it ran at Low graphics quality at the Medium frame rate. I bumped the graphics preset up to Medium ( the highest available option) and could play the game without any noticeable drop in performance. The smartphone did get warm to the touch after playing for 24 minutes. It also registered an 8 percent battery level drop which is slightly on the higher side. While Playing PUBG It seems More Laggy And It Gives Low Frame Rate. so that you cannot play buttery smooth.
In Note 1 cameras
Sticking to current trends, Micromax offers four rear cameras on the In Note 1. It has a 48-megapixel primary camera, a 5-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. The camera app looks very basic, but it does have a dedicated Night mode as well as a Pro mode that lets you take full control. There is an HDR shooting mode as well, which is a bit odd since most phones enable HDR automatically in bright scenes. The camera app defaults to 48-megapixel shots which is a bit odd. I reset the camera app to check if the resolution switches to 12-megapixel but that wasn’t the case.
In low light, image quality takes a dip. The In Note 1 seemed to keep noise under control when checking results on the phone’s screen, but the output appeared slightly grainy on zooming in. The ultra-wide-angle camera is not capable of pulling in as much light, so shots appear washed-out. In Night mode, the phone still shoots at 48 megapixels if you haven’t fiddled with the settings. Photos taken with Night mode had slightly better detail, and objects in the shadows were more recognisable.
For selfies, the In Note 1 has a 16-megapixel camera. In daylight, it managed good photos for the price, and the portrait mode did blur out the background quite well. In low light, the In Note 1 used the screen flash to help capture selfies, and these also turned out well.
Micromax is making a comeback in Nepal with the new In series. It boasts of good specifications on paper but the company is also banking on current sentiments in order to succeed in such a competitive environment.
The powerful hardware does translate into good performance, and casual users should have no issues with it. Do you Like Company Stock Android Approach ? I like the stock Android approach that Micromax has taken for the In Note 1. However, we need to see whether the company will ship Android updates.
Micromax In Note 1 Key specs:
- Display: 6.67-inch IPS LCD; FHD+
- Chipset: Mediatek Helio G85 (12nm)
- GPU: Mali-G52 MC2
- Memory: 4+64GB / 4+128GB Storage (expandable)
- OS: Android 10
- Rear Camera: Quad, 48MP primary lens
- 5MP wide-angle
- 2MP macro sensor
- 2MP depth sensor
- Front Camera: 16MP
- Security: Fingerprint , Face Unlock
- Battery: 5000mAh; 18W wired charging (USB-C)
- Color options: Green, White
Micromax In Note 1 Price In Nepal
- 4/64GB (Green) NPR 19,990
- 4/128GB (White) NPR 21,490
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