Micromax In 1 has just launched in India in the budget segment and follows the Micromax In series that debuted last November. This is the third phone in the Micromax In lineup and bridges the gap between the In 1B and In Note 1. The Micromax In does not have any groundbreaking flagship features, instead, it focuses on doing the basics right.
The Micromax In 1 share its features with the In Note 1 but has been toned down a bit to appease people who don’t want to spend in excess of Rs 10,000 on a smartphone right now. The In 1 goes up against the likes of the Poco M3, Samsung Galaxy M12 and more. Here we are taking a look at the price and specifications of the Micromax In 1 and how it compares against the Poco M3 that launched earlier this year in India.
The Micromax In 1 has launched in India starting at Rs 10,499 for the base variant with 4GB+64GB storage and Rs 11,999 for the 6GB+128GB storage option.
As for the Poco M3, it is priced starting at Rs 10,999 for the 6GB+64GB option and Rs 11,999 for the 128GB variant.
The Micromax In 1 and the Poco M3, both are budget smartphones that have a plastic built. The In 1 has a gradient matte finish on the back panel while the Poco M3 has a textured rear panel. Micromax In 1 measure 8.95 millimetres in thickness and weighs 195 grams and the Poco M3 measures 9.6 millimetres, weighing in at 198 grams.
Micromax In 1 features a 6.67-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) resolution display with a punch-hole cutout in the middle. The screen has a 20:9 aspect ratio and is protected by a layer of Rainbow glass that prevents scratches.
Meanwhile, the Poco M3 features a 6.53-inch Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) resolution display with a waterdrop notch for the selfie camera. The screen is topped with a layer of Gorilla Glass 3 for added protection.
The Micromax In 1 is powered by the MediaTek Helio G80 processor with an octa-core CPU and Mali-G52 GPU. The CPU consists of two Cortex-A75 cores clocked at 2.0GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores running at 1.8GHz. This is paired with upto 6GB RAM and 128GB storage options to choose from.
Micromax In 1 run on stock Android 10 out-of-the-box and will receive an update to Android 11 by May.
As for the Poco M3, it is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor with an octa-core CPU clocked at upto 2.0GHz with Adreno 610 GPU. This is paired with upto 6GB RAM and 128GB storage options to choose from. It runs on MIUI 12 based Android 10 out-of-the-box. Both phones support microSD card for storage expansion.
The Poco M3 also has dual stereo speakers while the Micromax In 1 make do with a single unit.
The Micromax In 1 has a fingerprint reader on the back while the power button on the Poco M3 doubles up as a fingerprint sensor.
Both phones, Micromax In 1 and Poco M3 have triple cameras on the back with the same specifications. There is a 48MP primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture, 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor. The front-facing camera is an 8MP unit housed within the notch on both phones.
The Micromax In 1 is equipped with a 5,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging while the Poco M3 has a larger 6,000mAh battery that also supports 18W fast charging.