What’s a good Indian brand phone under 15k?
There aren’t a lot of well-known Indian smartphone brands available and those that are there don’t really perform well in terms of sales. With the launch of Micromax’s new In series, it seems like a good time to shift the customer’s already conflicting sentiments towards Indian smartphone brands. Micromax has been enjoying its comeback and there have been positive reviews overall for both the phones launched. So, if you want to try a new phone under 15k from an Indian brand, I would suggest the Micromax In Note 1 smartphone.
This new series is part of the ‘Make in India’ initiative in a bid to compete and eventually remove the increasing number of phones from Chinese brands like Oppo, Xiaomi, Vivo and the likes. This comeback for the Gurugram-based company which was once a leader in the Indian mobile phone market, means a big deal. Micromax had to shut down due to the growing dominance of Chinese brands in the country. Diving straight into the details of why you should give this new phone a chance, first on this list will definitely be performance. For performance, the phone has an octa-coreMediaTek Helio G85 SoC, coupled with 4GB of RAM. The phone comes with a solid 5,000mAh battery that supports reverse charging as well as 18W fast charging. A compatible charger is bundled in the box. MediaTek is particularly popular for its specialised gaming chipsets that all come under the brands Gseries. The MediaTek Helio G85 is also part of the same and uses the brand’s in house HyperEngine gaming technology to provide a seamless gaming experience with a lag-free interface. For anybody looking to buy a mid-range gaming smartphone but are not especially fond of the Chinese wagon can easily opt for this one and be super satisfied.
Next, comes the price. Affordability is one of the key factors that influence sales of a particular smartphone. If the phone is easy on the pockets it will definitely find an audience. The Micromax In Note 1 does one better. It is affordable as well as a reliable performer. Micromax In Note 1 price in India has been set at Rs. 10,999 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant, while the 4GB RAM + 128GB storage model of the phone is priced at Rs. 12,499. The Micromax In Note 1 comes in Green and White colour options and will be available for purchase from November 24.
Lastly, the Micromax In Note 1 is loaded with great features. The phone sports a 6.67-inch full-HD+ display and a hole-punch design. It comes with a quad rear camera setup that houses a 48-megapixel primary sensor, along with a 5-megapixel secondary sensor that houses a wide-angle camera. Additionally, there are also two 2-megapixel sensors for macro shots and depth sensing. For selfies the Micromax In Note 1 houses a 16-megapixel camera sensor at the front which has a 78-degree wide-angle lens. The selfie camera sensor is capable of shooting GIFs — alongside regular photos and videos.
The camera setup is paired with an LED flash and is powered by artificial intelligence (AI) backed features. This includes night vision support. The Micromax In Note 1 comes with up to 128GB of onboard storage. It is expandable via a microSD card. Now, for connectivity, the phone includes 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone also sports a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. I think buying this one will be a max benefit for a relatively micro price.