Xiaomi Redmi Go 16GB  +1 variation

price₹ 4,392 onwards

launchMay, 2019

16.9

excellence score

70.1

value for money score

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Rs. 4,392

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2-Minute Review

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Design

  • Looks charmingly cute with a nice, compact form factor - a rarity among smartphones these days - this is a phone that fits in your jeans pocket perfectly
  • Comfortable in-hand feel
  • Good build quality, with a durable plastic body
  • The screen does have pretty thick bezels - although that's to be expected in such a low priced phone

Display

  • Decent 5-inch HD display with screen resolution of 720p, with fairly good brightness levels

Software

  • Runs on Google's Android Go software (a lighter version of Android meant for ultra-low budget smartphones), which means everything is simple and clutter-free
  • There are some pre-loaded apps though like Amazon, Mint browser, Mi community, and others - which end up taking precious space on the phone (some can be uninstalled, but some can't)

Performance

  • Pretty decent day-to-day performance with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset inside, and some good optimisation on Xiaomi's behalf - if you use it for calls, sending WhatsApp messages, browsing Facebook, scrolling through Twitter, and playing simple games like Subway Surfers and Temple Run 2, it's able to handle things quite smoothly

Camera

  • Decent rear and front cameras for the price bracket
  • Pictures clicked with the Redmi Go look decent, especially when shot in good light - they have fair amount of details and reasonable colours

Battery

  • Good battery life with a combination of a 3000mAh battery + small, low-res screen - you will comfortably get a day of use, with moderate to heavy usage

Verdict

  • Overall, the Redmi Go is a good 'first smartphone' purchase and does all the basics quite well, leading to a good user experience
  • It will face some stiff competition though from the ultra-budget 'full Android' phones like Asus Zenfone Lite L1, Infinix Smart 2, and Redmi 6A which offer better hardware for a only a slightly higher price

Expert Reviews

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  1. Perfect pick for first-time smartphone users
    beebom.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Offers relatively good hardware for the price, which is a big win for people with very tight budgets or very simple needs
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. A solid first time smartphone that offers a quality first time experience
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Any consumer looking to switch to an Android smartphone for the first time should definitely consider the Xiaomi Redmi Go...will fulfil all basic needs
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. Having very basic hardware under the hood, the Redmi Go surprisingly has enough chops to offer a wholesome experience, especially for someone who wants basic functionality out of a smartphone
    news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. For a very low price, one gets much more than expected
    notebookcheck.net in-depth Read Review »
  7. Perfect phone for first-time smartphone buyers
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  8. techradar.com hands-on Read Review »
  9. themobileindian.com hands-on Read Review »

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Xiaomi Redmi Go 16GB Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.1 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android versionAndroid Go Edition
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
  • Reading mode
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
Processor/RAM
Processor1.4 GHz, Quad Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 425Ranked #96 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 308
RAM1 GB
Memory
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Dimensions
Weight137 gm
Thickness8.35 mm
Camera
Primary Camera8MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 1.12um Pixel Size
  • HDR
  • Burst mode
  • Countdown timer
  • Manual mode
  • Real-time Filters
Secondary Camera5MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • 1.12um Pixel Size
  • 3P Lens
  • Selfie timer
  • HDR
  • Beautify profiles
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes

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