Xiaomi today launched its first Android Go smartphone in India – Redmi Go. It has been priced at Rs 4,499 and will be available from March 22 from Flipkart and Mi Home. Redmi Go is a device meant for first-time smartphone users who are migrating from a feature phone or at best-evolved smartphone users can use it as a secondary smartphone.
Specs Redmi Go:
- Display: 5-inch HD screen
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor backed by Adreno 308 GPU
- RAM: 1GB RAM
- Internal Memory: 8GB of internal storage
- MicroSD card: Yes, Can support 128GB card
- OS: Google’s Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition)
- Camera: 8-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front camera
- Battery: 3000mAh
When we powered the Redmi Go it booting time was quite fast, and if you haven’t used or tried Android Go (Google’s stripped down version of Android) smartphone earlier, you will find its user interface a bit different from the smartphones that use stock Android. First-time smartphone users will find it quite easy to explore and within a few minutes of using they will be comfortable with it and will know how to use the basic features on the smartphone.
Xiaomi Redmi Go has a fundamental design and their nothing wow or bad about it. It can support dual SIM and MicroSD card. The display is vibrant than most the Android Go smartphones we have seen in the past but readability is bright sunlight is an issue. As far the security is concerned it has no fingerprint sensor and fancy face unlockfeatures that many of us are now accustomed to. One has to usethe good old pattern or pin loock to secure the device.
In the camera department, pictures clicked in good lighting condition came out well and especially if we keep the pricing in mind detailing and color reproduction were good. We have not tested the battery of the device but one can expect around a days backup on a single charge.
Xiaomi Redmi Go is good entry level smartphone without any whistles and bells. It is meant for first-time smartphone users who are on a tight budget.