Xiaomi Redmi Go

Xiaomi Redmi Go

The Redmi Go is the first smartphone from Xiaomi that boots Android Go operating system. It is an entry-level offering from the brand to cater to the needs of users who are not too concerned about powerful specifications and want a decent phone with an ultra-affordable price tag. The Xiaomi Redmi Go packs a 5-inch HD screen bearing 720p resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. It conforms to a conventional design with bezels. The phone is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon SoC with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 128GB via microSD card. The Redmi Go comes with an 8MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP selfie shooter on the front.

Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition) operating system on the phone makes it compatible with lighter versions of Google apps like Google Assistant Go, YouTube Go, and more. These apps are optimized to efficiently work on entry-level handsets with under-powered specifications. A 3,000mAh battery completes the Redmi Go. Connectivity support on the phone includes 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, and microUSB.

Pros: The Redmi Go is a highly affordable smartphone with a robust build and impressive battery life

Cons: The cameras on the Redmi Go are understandably poor, and its design is outdated.

Xiaomi Redmi Go Price in India

Xiaomi Redmi Go expert Review

Awad Ballaith - Last updated May 21st 2019

Summary: The Redmi Go offers great value for what it is. This is an Android Go edition smartphone with a simple and intuitive UI. Those looking for an entry-level smartphone to perhaps upgrade from a feature phone will find the Redmi Go to be a good starting point.


Xiaomi Redmi Go Key Specifications

  • 3000 mAh capacity
  • Dual, Nano-SIM sim configuration
  • 5.0 inches (12.7 cm) screen size
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917 cpu
  • Android v8.1 (Oreo) operating system
  • 8GB internal
  • 1GB ram
  • 8MP;5MP camera

The latest Xiaomi Redmi Go news

Xiaomi Redmi Go To Go Official in India on March 19, Expected to be Priced Under 4K

Xiaomi will be launching its Android Go-powered smartphone, the Redmi Go on March 19 in India. The phone is expected to be placed below Redmi 6A in India i.e. under 4K price segment. ...View more

Store Details Price
Flipkart Mi Go (Black, 8 GB)(1 GB RAM) 4,299
Amazon.in Xiaomi Go (Blue 8GB ROM, 1GB RAM) 5,999

The Goodness Of Android Go OS On Redmi Go

Android Go

Android Go OS on the Redmi Go makes the phone an even better option in the entry-level segment. Specifically crafted for running on low-powered phones, this operating system from Google comes with a suite of Google apps that work without lag on such phones. Google apps such as Google Assistant Go, YouTube Go, Gmail Go, and others have been designed for lighter updates and downloads to enable more storage while offering efficient performance. It even includes Files Go that allows users to have full control over the storage and manage files to create more space. With Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition) at the helm, the Redmi Go is equipped to perform tasks seamlessly regardless of its entry-level specifications.

Decent Cameras, Superior Audio Output on Redmi Go

Xiaomi Redmi Go

The Redmi Go features an 8MP rear camera clubbed with an LED flash, Scene Recognition (up to 11), 13 Filters, and HDR mode. It has a 5MP selfie shooter on the front with AI-backed beauty mode for enhanced clicks. Although it is an entry-level phone, the Redmi Go does not compromise on the multimedia part. The phone has speakers at the bottom ensuring better sound output on speaker call. It is stacked with a high sensitivity receiver for making clearer calls and dual microphones for improved input.

Redmi Go Battling With Other Android Go Phones in India

Xiaomi Redmi Go

Although the Redmi Go is the first Android Go phone by Xiaomi, it is not the first one in India. Before Xiaomi, brands like Micromax, Nokia, and Lava had already launched their entry-level Android Go-powered handsets in India. The Nokia 1 is one of the competitors boasting a 4.5-inch IPS LCD screen, 8GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM, and MediaTek 6737M processor. It is the closest competitor for the Xiaomi Redmi Go. Other phones in the range include Micromax Bharat Go and Lava Z50 boasting similar specs as the Nokia 1. The only segment where the Redmi Go wins over these phones is the rear camera as it packs a superior 8MP rear camera instead of a 5MP setup on all the three phones. Besides, the screen size of the Redmi Go is also slightly larger than the others.