Limited budget for a phone, yet need a flawless smartphone experience? Get the new Redmi Go android smartphone launched in India by Xiaomi. The entry-level smartphone runs on Google’s super optimized Android Go platform or precisely Android Oreo (Go edition). The phone also comes bundled with Go edition apps, which offers smooth and fast operation. You could even download more Android Go edition apps directly via the Google Play store.
Other than Android Go edition powering the smartphone, it packs HD display, Snapdragon SoC, unlimited Google Photos storage and dual SIM option with a dedicated microSD card slot. Moreover, the phone supports 20 Indian languages, were as the Google Assistant (Go edition) is available in over five Indian languages including Hindi (as well as Hinglish).
Priced at Rs 4,499, the Redmi Go is the lowest priced Xiaomi smartphone in India. You could purchase the phone right from Flipkart or Mi India online store starting at 12 pm IST on 22nd March 2019. For colour choices, you could choose from Blue and Black colours.
Redmi Go specification
Digging deep into the full specification of Redmi Go. The smartphone has a plastic build on the out but boasts a metallic finish for a premium look and feel. The mobile flaunts a 5.0-inch HD (1280 by 720) display with an16:9 aspect ratio. It comes with 296 PPI and supports eye warming ‘reading mode’.
Under the hood, the Redmi Go is powered by 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and 500MHz Adreno 308 GPU. For storage, the phone comes with an 8GB internal storage capacity. Thanks to the dedicated microSD card slot, you could expand the storage up to 128GB.
Coming to the camera, Redmi Go boasts a single 8-megapixel rear camera unit featuring f/2.0 aperture and single LED flash support. Further, the AI behind the camera can enhance the quality of the pictures you take with over 10 smart scene detection modes and 13 real-time filters selections. For selfies, the smartphone boasts a 5-megapixel front camera featuring f/2.2 aperture and HDR mode. It also features AI Beautify mode for those splendid selfies. The phone also supports recording of 1080p full HD videos.
Redmi Go sounds ‘loud and clear’, thanks to the bottom firing speakers. With high sensitive receivers in the phone, calls are clearer. While the dual microphones in the phone reduce background noise with active noise cancellation.
As for connectivity, the Redmi Go comes with dual SIM option with support for 4G LTE, VoLTE, 3G and 2G networks. other connectivity options include WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, 3.5mm headphone port and Micro-USB. Finally powering the whole device is a 3000mAh battery that the company claims to have a standby time of up to 10 days.
5.0-inch HD display (1280x720 resolution)
Processor + GPU
up to 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Processor + Adreno 308, up to 500MHz
RAM + Storage
1GB RAM + 8GB storage, expanded up to 128GB
Android Oreo (Go edition)
8MP, f/2.0 aperture, Single LED flash
5MP, f/2.2 aperture
Dual SIM (Nano-SIM + Nano-SIM) + expandable microSD card
4G LTE, VoLTE, 3G, 2G, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1
3000mAh battery, 5V/1A charging