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Micromax IN Note 1 Review, Paisa Wasool Desi Smartphone?

Micromax In Note 1 Review
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Micromax made its comeback by launching two new smartphones on 3rd November 2020, Micromax In Note 1 & Micromax In 1B. These “Make in India” smartphones seem to have better value for money propositions ever. Mr. Rahul Sharma (CEO, Micromax) already confirmed earlier, “Micromax is coming back soon“.

Micromax used to be a very popular mobile brand in India. It has ruled the Indian Smartphone market for years, especially around 2010-2014 with its Canvas series smartphones and basic feature phones.

But later brand could not manage to maintain the pace and soon went out of track. Almost more than a year (2018 onwards) Micromax went into a hibernation-like state until its surprise comeback in October 2020.

Our heartiest congratulations to Micromax for a solid comeback in the market. I really hope this time brand will continue to provide the best possible value for money products and services to the consumers.

Before we discuss our verdict, pros, and cons, let’s see the technical specification, design, and box contents of the new Micromax IN Note 1.

Micromax IN Note 1 Technical Specification

  • MediaTek Helio G85, Octa-core CPU with Mali G52 GPU
  • 6.67″ Full HD+ Punch Hole LCD (20:9) Display with a max brightness of 440 nits
  • 48 MP f/1.79 (Primary Lens) + 5 MP f/2.2 (ultra-wide FOV 115°) + 2 MP f/2.4 (Depth) + 2 MP f/2.4 (Macro) Rear camera and 16 MP f/2.0 front camera
  • 4 GB LPDDR4 RAM + 64/128 GB eMCP Internal Storage
  • Dual nano sim slot with dedicated MicroSD slot
  • 5000 mAh Battery with 18W fast-charging
  • 4G, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and GPS/AGPS, Beidou, GLONASS, Galileo
  • Face unlock and rear fingerprint scanner
  • Pure Stock Android 10

Micromax IN Note 1 Design

  • Dimensions: 165.24 X 76.95 X 8.99 mm
  • Body: Polycarbonate
  • Weight: 196 grams
  • Colors available: Green, White
  • Variant Available: 4GB+64GB, 4GB+128GB

Micromax IN Note 1 Box Contents

  • Micromax IN Note 1 Smartphone
  • Sim ejector tool
  • 18W Fast Charger & Type-C USB cable
  • Quick Start Guide & Warranty Card


If you are looking for a balanced and non-chinese smartphone with the latest technologies in the lower mid-budget segment, Micromax In Note 1 could be a very good Desi choice for you.

This phone has got a 48MP f/1.79 primary camera which should take crisp photos & videos. The combination of MediaTek Helio G85 and 6.67″ FHD+ punch hole LCD panel is capable enough to run daily life applications smoothly with an eye-soothing display experience. Additionally, the 5000 mAh battery can easily last more than a day for moderate usage, and thanks to 18W fast charging support, refueling this phone should be quick enough. Micromax put an effort to incorporate premium features like dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, VoWiFi, WiFi Direct at this price point along with pure stock android experience.

I personally felt Micromax did an outstanding job. Still, If we talk about the cons, I believe a few things like LPDDR4X RAM, 6GB RAM variant could make it more value for money. And finally, pricing is okay but could be more aggressive. These small improvements could easily make this phone best in class, simply an unbeatable non-Chinese alternative.


  • 48 MP Primary f/1.8 camera
  • 6.67″ FHD+ punch hole display
  • 5000 mAh battery with 18W fast charging
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi, VoWiFi, WiFi Direct


  • LPDDRX RAM should be used
  • 128 GB Variant should have 6GB RAM
  • Pricing could be little more aggressive

If you are looking for a non-Chinese smartphone with the best possible specification, undoubtedly go for Micromax IN Note 1 for a 48MP camera, 6.67″ FHD+ Punch Hole display, 5000 mAh battery with 18W fast-charging, and Dual-Band Wi-Fi otherwise, simply pick Realme Narzo 20 (recommended) or Poco M2 Pro.

You can also checkout our Best Mobile Phone under 15000 INR in India guide.

Frankly speaking, Micromax IN Note 1 4GB+64GB variant is felt more value for money than its 4GB+128GB variant.

P.S. Micromax IN Note 1 will be available from November 25, 2020, at Flipkart for 4GB+64GB at Rs. 10999/-, 4GB+128GB at Rs. 12999/-.

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