Micromax Evok Power is the new smartphone to be launched by homegrown smartphone maker and it is also the first time the phone in being offered through online outlets. This 5-inch phone, being sold at Rs 6999 has not evoked huge accolades from the experts who have reviewed the piece. Some of the highlights of the phone’s specifications and performance are outlined here.
Interesting Strip around the Sides
Before going into the specs, the thing that strikes with the Micromax Evok Power is a rubber strip that runs through its sides. It is not some outside cover but a standard design feature adopted by the company to protect the phone from damage. Their studies showed that the phones, when dropped, fall on their sides mostly and this rubber strip has been introduced after discussions with Corning, the display glass makers. It’s an interesting move and may be other phone makers can give it a serious thought. The back of the phone has been given a metallic finish, which is good.
Basic Specifications of Micromax Evok Power
The phone comes with a 5-inch display with a screen resolution of 720p. The processor is MediaTek MT6737 and the phone comes with a RAM of 2GB. The storage capacity is 16GB and the phone will run on the Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) OS. As for the cameras, the rear camera is 8MP and the front one is 5MP. The Micromax Evok Power will have a decent 4000mAh battery (removable). The phone has dual 4G SIM slots and a microSD card slot.
While the basic specs seem to be reasonable for the price level, it is the performance that appears to have disappointed the reviewers. According to Digit, Micromax’s decision to add its Steroid launcher UI over the Android M OS seems to have gone wrong since the phone appears to be slow to respond to commands, including with the fingerprint scanner in the back of the phone. This review also suggests that the hardcore gaming enthusiast may not find this phone very exciting since the processor does not seem to be powerful enough to support the graphics and movement of images.
The camera appears to be doing a decent job and the images from the cameras are comparable to the size of the lens provided. Most other routine functions like emails, messaging and internet browsing appear to be normal and nothing to complain about there.
Is Data Security an Issue?
Another pertinent issue with regard to a feature on the Micromax Evok Power is coming under the scanner. This relates to the phone’s feature, where, as you start the phone you are directed to sign into a Micromax account and though not mandatory, if you do sign and furnish your personal details, there is a serious threat to its security. There are mainly two issues highlighted by the expert in this review. One is that Micromax clearly states that your information will be shared with ‘unnamed third party vendors and business partners’. The second one and the more serious one relates to the lack of any guarantee from Micromax towards the loss of private information on your Micromax Evok Power phone or if the data were to be corrupted.
Apart from this security issue, the phone seems alright for the price and specs offered.