Micromax Evok Note review: Decent budget option, but competition is ahead
Micromax has been struggling in the smartphone segment because of the onslaught of Chinese entrants. The Indian smartphone manufacturer, which was in the number 2 slot for ages, now finds itself without a slot in the top five.
Micromax has been trying to recapture some of the budget, mid-range budget smartphone space. We’ve seen it launch its first premium phone as well in the form of Dual 5. The Evok series plays in the mid-range segment. We got the Evok Note for review, and here’s what we thought.
Specifications: 5.5-inch Full HD (1080p) | 1.3GHz octa-core Mediatek MT6753 processor | 3GB RAM + 32GB storage (expandable) | 13MP rear camera + 5MP front camera | 4,000mAh | Android 6.0 | Full specifications of Micromax Evok Note here.
Price: Rs 9,499
One look at the Micromax Evok Note, and you can’t help wonder if this phone has come a year too late for the company. The metal unibody design, the speakers at the bottom, the 2.5D glass on the front and a design all too familiar. All of this looks stylish, but is nothing drastically new. It did remind us of phones like Redmi Note 3, which isn’t a bad thing.
Overall though, Evok Note is a sturdy phone to use, and I wouldn’t say this is slippery. But getting a case and a tempered glass on the front is not a bad idea, and you’d should probably stick with this for all budget smartphones.