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.

Xiaomi Redmi Go Price in India

The Xiaomi Redmi Go price in India is expected to be under Rs. 6,000 in India. The phone will be made available in Blue and Black color variants.

Xiaomi Redmi Go Release Date

Expected Price
Status Upcoming Mobile
Expected Price ₹5,499
Launch Date 12th February 2019
Updated On 19th February 2019
Disclaimer: The price and Release Date shown may be different from Actual, we can not guarantee that the information above is 100% correct.

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 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.

Battle With Other Android Go Phones in India

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.

Xiaomi Redmi Go Specifications

PerformanceQualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917
Display5.0 inches (12.7 cm)
Battery3000 mAh
Aspect ratio16:9
Display TypeIPS LCD
Screen Size5.0 inches (12.7 cm)
Pixel Density294 pixels per inch (ppi)
Touchscreen typeCapacitive
Color Reproduction16M Colors
Protection720 x 1280 pixels
Screen to body percentage70 %
ExpandableUp to 128 GB
Dimensions5.53 x 2.76 x 0.33 in ( 140.4 x 70.1 x 8.4 mm )
Water ResistantNo
Weight137 grams
ColorsBlack, Blue
Operating SystemAndroid v8.1 (Oreo)
Rear Camera FeaturesLED flash, HDR
Physical ApertureRear (f/2.0) , Front (f/2.2)
Removable BatteryNo
Wireless ChargingNo
Capacity3000 mAh
Fast ChargingNo
GPSYes, with A-GPS, Glonass
Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth4.1, A2DP, LE
Network4G VoLTE, 4G
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Voice Over LTE (VoLTE)Yes
SIM ConfigurationDual, Nano-SIM
NFC ChipsetNo
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917
CPU1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
GraphicsAdreno 308
No of CoresQuad-core
Fingerprint sensorNo
Other SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor
Audio Jack3.5mm
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