Micromax has recently launched the Micromax In Note 2 at an introductory price of Rs 12,490. The midrange device will come loaded with a MediaTek sourced Helio G95 SoC, quad-camera setup, 5,000mAh battery with fast charging and Android 11. The Micromax In Note 2 is a new entrant into the mid-range segment in India and seems like a promising handset. However, it’s wise to take a look at other interesting devices in the segment that might fit your bill. The Infinix Note 11 and Realme Narzo 50A are two popular devices at this price point that pack in a punch. We will pitch these two devices up against the newly launched Micromax In Note 2 and check out which offers a better value.
Micromax In Note 2 vs Infinix Note 11 vs Realme Narzo 50A: price in India
|Model||Variant||Price in India|
|Micromax In Note 2||4GB + 64GB||Rs 13,490|
|Infinix Note 11||4GB + 64GB||Rs 12,499|
|6GB + 128GB||Rs 14,999|
|Realme Narzo 50A||4GB + 64GB||Rs 11,499|
|4GB + 128GB||Rs 14,999|
The Micromax In Note 2 has been freshly introduced for an introductory price of Rs 12,490 for the initial stock. Post stock clearance the price will be readjusted to Rs 13,490 for the sole 4GB + 64GB configuration. The device is available in two colourways: Black and Brown. The device will be available for purchase from January 30th at 12pm via Flipkart and Micromax websites.
The Infinix Note 11 was launched back in December 2021 and is already on sale for a price of Rs 12,499 for the 4GB + 64GB variant and Rs 14,999 for the 6GB + 128GB variant. It comes in three colour variants: Glacier Green, Celestial Snow, Graphite Black. The device is available on Flipkart.
The Realme Narzo 50A was unveiled back in September and soon went on sale in October via Flipkart for Rs 11,499 for the 4GB+64GB model and Rs 12,499 for the 4GB+128GB storage version. It is available in two hues, namely Oxygen Green and Oxygen Blue.
Micromax In Note 2 vs Infinix Note 11 vs Realme Narzo 50A: specifications, features, and design
The freshest of the lot, the Micromax In Note 2 features a rather unique looking design in this price segment. The smartphone gets a full-screen display with a slight chin at the bottom and a hole punch cut out at the top for the selfie camera. The side rails are flat and the back panel hosts a matte camera housing similar to what we’ve seen in a Samsung Galaxy S21 and looks rather fresh. The side-mounted power button doubles up as a fingerprint scanner and the device also keeps the 3.5mm headphone jack.
The Infinix Note 11 looks fairly similar to the other devices in the category. The Infinix Note 11 gets a full-screen display too with a slight chin at the bottom but the front camera housing has been placed in a water-drop style notch at the top centre. The side rails here too are flat rather than the usually rounded edges. The back panel hosts the camera housing which is rectangular in shape and houses a large cutout for the main camera sensor which also makes it a design element. The right-hand side power button doubles up to become a fingerprint sensor and the device maintains a compact 7.9mm thick package.
The Realme Narzo 50A gets a rather pleasing design at the front and sides with the combinations of the chassis as well as the rounded off glass at the front and back making for a premium look. The back panel hosts the horizontal placed rounded rectangle for the cameras and also gets an array of design elements. This does become an acquired taste.
The Micromax In Note 2 uses a 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 2,400 x 1,080 pixels resolution, 466ppi pixel density, and Corning Gorilla Glass layer for protection against scratches. The panel however is restricted to 60Hz of refresh rate.
The Infinix Note 11 sports a 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED display that supports 100 per cent DCI-P3 colour gamut, 92 percent screen-to-body ratio, and 750nits brightness.
The Realme Narzo 50A utilises a 6.5-inch HD+ display with 720 x 1600 pixels resolutions, 88.70 pixels resolution, and 570nits brightness. It houses the front camera sensor inside the waterdrop style notch.
Processor, storage, and RAM
The Micromax In Note 2 packs in an octa-core MediaTek Helio G95 SoC and is paired to 4GB RAM and 64GB storage that is expandable via a microSD card. There is liquid cooling support to keep the thermals in check while gaming. The device runs on Android 11 and the skin is close to stock.
The Infinix Note 11 gets a MediaTek Helio G88 SoC paired with Mali G52 GPU, 4GB LPDDR4x RAM, and 64GB storage that is further expandable via a microSD card. The device runs on XOS10 custom skin based on Android 11.
The Realme Narzo 50A is powered by the MediaTek Helio G85 SoC coupled with Mali-G52 GPU, 4GB LPDDR4X RAM, and up to 128GB internal storage that is further expandable via a microSD card. The smartphone runs on Realme UI 2.0 custom skin based on Android 11 out of the box.
The Micromax In Note 2 gets a quad-camera set up with a 48M (f/1.79) main sensor. The main camera is accompanied by a 5MP (f/2.2) wide-angle lens and 115-degree field of view and a couple of 2MP cameras each with f/2.4 aperture. The camera system is further assisted by a flash and panorama, burst mode, time Lapse, face beauty, night mode, slow motion, QR code scanner and pro mode. Upfront there is a 16MP sensor for handling selfie duties.
The Infinix Note 11 gets a triple camera setup that features a 50MP main camera sensor. The primary sensor is assisted by a 2MP depth sensor and an AI third lens. The system is assisted by a Quad-LED flash. Upfront there is a 16MP sensor for handling selfie duties.
The Realme Narzo 50A plays host to an elaborate triple camera setup as well. It gets a 50MP (f/1.8) primary sensor with PDAF and 10X digital zoom, a 2MP (f/2.4) macro lens, and a 2MP (f/2.4) B&W portrait lens. Feature-wise the camera system gets super nightscape, night filters, beauty, HDR, panoramic view, portrait, time-lapse, slo-mo, and expert mode. Upfront there is an 8MP shooter for selfie duties.
The battery makes up an important aspect of a mid-ranger device and here’s what these devices have to offer. The Micromax In Note 2 gets a 5,000mAh battery with 30W fast-charging support via a Type C cable.
The battery on the Infinix Note 11 is a 5,000mAh battery with 33W fast charging support while the Realme Narzo 50A gets a 6,000mAh battery with 18W fast-charging support. Interestingly, the Realme Narzo 50A also supports reverse charging.
Micromax In Note 2 vs Infinix Note 11 vs Realme Narzo 50A: conclusion
All three smartphones pack a decent punch and should end up offering a wholesome experience as expected from this price point. That said the Micromax In Note 2, the latest entrant in this segment, posts respectably more grunt in performance with the Helio G95 SoC and a vibrant and crisp AMOLED display. So buyers who are looking out for a good display experience and want a decent powerhouse underneath should definitely take a look.
The Infinix Note 11 comes in a close second when it comes to performance with its Helio G88 SoC, a rather slim design, and a good AMOLED display. Buyers’ looking for a handy device with a decent price-to-performance offering are well looked after with this device.
Lastly, the Realme Narzo 50A offers up an elaborate array of cameras, a premium yet funky design, and a healthy battery providing buyers with a good all-day device.