Micromax Canvas Evok Power Q4260 released with a massive 4000 mAh battery:
Micromax hasn’t been churning out phones as they were over the past year or so. It launched the Vdeo series of VoLTE enabled smartphones at various price points some time ago, and the increasing popularity of Reliance Jio and a demand for Voice over LTE devices has led to frequent additions to the series.
Now, the Indian smartphone maker has launched another line, consisting of the two devices -Micromax Evok Power and Micromax Evok Note to further strengthen its position in the budget segment.The Evok Power is priced at INR 6,999 at launch while the Evok Note retails for a bit more at INR 9,499.
Micromax Evok Power Design
It looks like smartphone design in the lower end of the market is reaching a saturation point. When we look at the Micromax Evok Power from the front or back, it reminds us of multiple Chinese competitors. The earpiece is a bit too recessed and can pick up pocket lint easily. The phone has 2.5D curved-edge glass on its front, but the plastic frame around it pretty much hides the curves.
The rear camera, LED flash, and the fingerprint sensor are placed in the center of the back. The Company’s logo on the back is raised and has a different finish
The power and volume buttons are positioned on the right side of the device, while the left side is completely blank. The charging port is at the top along with the 3.5mm audio socket, and the bottom only has a microphone. While the back cover is removable, it needs brute force to open it. Most of the back panel is plastic with a metal plate stuck in the middle.
The Evok Power rocks a 5-inch display with HD resolution. It has 2.5D curved-edge Corning Gorilla Glass on top. Viewing angles are good and the display is viewable under sunlight. Strangely, we found that manually adjusting the brightness slider disables adaptive brightness. The smartphone is powered by a quad-core MediaTek 6737 SoC clocked at 1.3GHz. There is 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. Storage is expandable up to 2TB thanks to the dedicated microSD card slot.
You get a non-removable 4000mAh battery, and Micromax has provided a 10W charger in the box. While it isn’t technically Quick Charge compatible, the higher output helps reduce charging time.
You get two Micro-SIM slots with support for 4G and VoLTE. Both SIMs can latch on to 4G networks but only one works at a time. SIM cards cannot be instantly swapped and the phone needs a reboot for them to work.
On paper, the Micromax Evok Power offers acceptable hardware for the price. Battery life is the greatest thing in the Evok Power’s arsenal, and it outlasts those of its competitors that we have tested. The addition of a fingerprint sensor helps the Evok Power score some points over the competition. However, it needs a bit more polish when it comes to usability. The glitchy touchscreen response, bloatware and mediocre camera performance dampen the experience to some extent.