“The Redmi Go is the debut Android Go smartphone from the brand and also its most affordable handset so far”

Xiaomi has launched the Redmi Go in India, aimed at providing an option to people planning to switch from feature phones to smartphones. The Redmi Go is an entry-level handset that offers modest specifications but Xiaomi promises it will offer a good user experience thanks to Android Go software. While the performance can only be evaluated after a review, the smartphone does have a lot going for it, at least on paper. Here are the top features of Redmi Go, which could make it a better option compared to other Android Go phones in the market.

Vibrant display and metallic design

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For a smartphone under Rs 5,000, the Redmi Go offers a a commendable display. The smartphone has been equipped with a 5-inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1,280 pixels. That’s right! the smartphone is sticking to 16:9 aspect ratio in 2019, which is to be expected from an entry-level smartphone. Moreover, this is the best display at this price point since the only other smartphone with HD IPS LCD panel is Nokia 2.1, which is way more expensive. Further, the Redmi Go comes in a metallic finish and is being offered in Black and Blue colours.

Android 8.1 Oreo (Go) Edition

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As mentioned before, the Redmi Go – as the name suggests – is the debut Android Go powered smartphone for the brand. The latest from the company boots the Android 8.1 Oreo Go edition out of the box. The Android Go program was launched by Google to offer a lightweight version of Android to run on entry-level smartphones with 1GB of lower RAM. The stock Android comes with a set of customised Go Edition apps from Google, which launch faster and run smoother on these handsets compared to their standard versions. The smartphone also comes with support for over 20 Indian languages and virtual Google Assistant in Hindi.

Powerful cameras with scene recognition

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We have to give it to Xiaomi, as the brand has managed to launch an entry-level smartphone without cutting too many corners. In the imaging department, the Redmi Go comes with an 8-megapixel shooter on the back and 5-megapixel camera on the front for selfies. The camera app has been equipped with features like scene recognition with 13 scenes, live filters, Auto HDR and auto flash among others.

Snapdragon 425 SoC and storage expansion up to 128GB

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The Redmi Go also happens to be the cheapest smartphone at the moment to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset. The 64-bit, 1.4-GHz octa-core chipset has been mated to 1GB RAM and an 8GB internal storage. The smartphone has also been equipped with a dedicated microSD card slot, which can take up to 128GB cards.

Powerful battery that lasts all-day long

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Lastly, the Redmi Go lives up to the reputation of the Redmi series by offering a hefty battery at this price point. While Redmi series is known to offer 4,000mAh battery in budget segment, Redmi Go is one of the few to come with a 3,000mAh battery, which is understandable considering its price tag. The brand claims that the battery can deliver up to 12 hours of talk time, 78 hours of music playback, and 5 hours of videos.

The Redmi Go price in India is Rs 4,499 and the handset will be available for sales starting from March 22nd. Users can pick up the smartphone from e-commerce platform Flipkart, Mi.com, and Mi Home stores. It goes without saying that far as Android Go phones go, Redmi Go is the way to go (pun intended).