I just found out that the review status changed to "under editor evaluation" after a four-month review. This seems to be a new status information in the Elsevier Review System. What's the difference between "decision-in-progress" and "under editor evaluation"?

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    What's the difference? Probably nothing.
    – Buzz
    Jan 12 '17 at 22:57

According to this answer:

The status "under editor evaluation" indicates that the paper is now with the Associate Editor (AE) who will evaluate it based on the reviews and decide whether the paper should be accepted, rejected, or revised. However, the AE's decision is not final: he/she can only give a recommendation to the Editor-in-chief (EiC) in this matter. The final decision is taken by the EiC. This is when the status changes to "decision in process." Thus, to put it simply, "under editor evaluation" means that the paper is with the AE, while "decision in process" indicates that it is with the EiC.

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