Xiaomi Redmi Go Review

Xiaomi Redmi Go Review

Xiaomi is in the habit of taking out new phones with category-defiant features and specifications, for the continuing pleasure of Indian smartphone buyers.
 
Redmi Go Review
Redmi Go offers good specifications for a sub-Rs. 5,000 phone. Read on for more


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It has delivered the company to number one position in just a few years in terms of market share. Xiaomi has also earned a reputation for its hardware, as well as the custom MIUI Android ROM, which has a variety of features and many Loyal Fans.

Highlights

  • Redmi Go price in India is just Rs. 4,499
  • It has a Snapdragon 425 SoC, 3000mAh battery, 1GB RAM, and 8GB storage
  • Battery life and display quality are good, but the cameras are below par


Why is this, the company's decision to issue an entry-level smartphone with very basic specifications and the cut-down Android Go operating system was a little surprised.

The new Redmi go may look weak on paper, especially in the shadow of the recently released Redmi Note 7 (review) and the Redmi Note 7 Pro, (review), but it is important to remember that in fact the rupees What are the below mobile phones? 5,000 are like before now.




The phones at this level we've reviewed earlier have low-resolution screens with hard-processed processors and useless cameras, and we've also seen some very poor quality.

Can Xiaomi bring his magic to the ultra-low-end smartphone segment? The new Redmi Go is worth only Rs. 4499 Ideal device for the first time upgrading from feature phones? We are reviewing it to find out.


Redmi Go design

Radmi go is a very straightforward phone, but it seems that it is more expensive than that. You will not be able to tell that it is just cheap.

The body is completely plastic, but there are no indications of any ugly seam or cost reduction. The rear is well curved, and there is no other sign of flex or weakness.

On the front of Radmi Go, we have a 16: 9 rectangular screen, under which there are capacitive Android buttons, and there are thick boundaries around.

 
Redmi Go Review
Redmi Go Review


It seems a bit awkward, because today most of the budget phones have gone to 18: 9 or longer screen; Many even with notches.

There is nothing wrong in this, of course. We have only a small complaint, which is that the capacitive buttons are not backlit, which makes it difficult to find them in the dark.

The screen measures 5 inches diagonally, which is smaller than today's lowest price phone. Even with lots of black plastic on top and bottom of the screen, Radmi Go is quite compact and very easy to use with one hand.

The weight of 137g is also much lower than today's average. This is good news for those people who have become so big and uninterrupted today.

On the left there are two trays, one for the Nano-SIM and one MicroSD card, and for the second Nano-SIM. This is interesting, given that some high-priced models of Xiaomi have a hybrid dual-sim slot.




Power and volume buttons are on the right. With a speaker grill there is a micro-USB port at the bottom, and you will get a 3.5mm headphone socket at the top. 

Single rear camera is completely flush behind this phone, which means that the lens can be susceptible to scratch. The one thing missing is a notification LED.

Radmi Go is available in plain black and a more vibrant blue finish. We were glad to know that fingerprint smoothes were not visible on our black review unit.

We think Xiaomi has designed this phone well, while balancing the cost-effectiveness with functionality. First-time smartphone users should not feel very frightened, and those who take the place of old budget phones will not be taken out of their comfort zone.


Redmi Go specifications and software

Given its price, Redmi Go has two main things - its processor and its screen. Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC is now quite dated, but it keeps popping up in a new phone.

About Rs. This is a common thing in the price tag. 7,000 - 10,000 late, including Infinix Hot 6 Pro (review), 10.or D2 (review), and Nokia 2.1. Samsung also has its Galaxy J6 + even 12,990 (review) with this processor Rs. 15,990 at the end of last year
 
Redmi Go Review
Redmi Go Review


Snapdragon 425 has four low-power cortex-A53 cores running up to 1.4 GHz and the weak Adreno 308 integrated GPU.

Redmi Go's screen surprised us because of its 720x1280 resolution. It was not long ago that we could expect the best at this level 480x854 or 540x960-pixel panel. At 5 inches, this screen is quite fast. While the colors are slightly silent, the viewing angles are very good.

On the other hand, it is disappointing for only 1GB of RAM and 8GB storage. This little RAM may be fine for the optimized Android Go UI, but a lot of apps will demand more.

As for the storage, the dedicated MicroSD card slot will add up to 128 GB of storage, but that 8 GB of internal storage will be filled up very quickly. During our review process, we could not put all of our benchmark benchmarking applications and test files on the phone at the same time.

You get a 3000mAh battery, which should be fine because there is no hardware to stress this phone. Quick charging is not supported. You can put two 4G SIM cards, but only one of them will be able to work on the 4G network. There is also single-band Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.1, FM radio and even GPS.

The single rear camera has an 8-megapixel sensor with f / 2.0 aperture and it supports autofocus. The 5 megapixel front camera has f / 2.2 aperture. The video recording resolution for both goes up to 1080p.


Thankfully, Xiaomi has not skipped a lot, so it has an ambient light sensor and basic accelerometer and proximity sensor, but there is no gyroscope or compass.

If you want to stream video on the go, keep in mind that this phone only supports Widewine L3 DRM, not L1, which means that you will be limited to non-HD-quality video in app like Netflix. There is also no fingerprint sensor or face recognition.

Xiaomi has chosen to adopt Android Go, but we still have Android 8.1 version instead of Android 9 Pie (Go Edition). This means that it runs better with less RAM, and has to reduce the storage space of the phone for yourself.

Google has optimized many of its own apps, so you will see YouTube Go, Maps Go, Gmail Go, and Accessories Go in addition to the Google Go app. You still get regular versions of Chrome and Google Photos.

The Google Go app is somewhat like a home screen in its own right. You get quick shortcuts to Google's text, photos, voice and GIF search tools as well as a search bar at the bottom of the screen where you should have a thumb. Search results open within this app, which makes it even a web browser.

A large play button in the center of the toolbar reads the content of the web page aloud, in the voice of the Google Assistant. It appears that non-tech-savvy users can take advantage of this.

The Google Go app lets you choose different optimized third-party app shortcuts, though they sometimes take you to the web page of related services.

On the home screen of Redmi Go, there is the Android Go version of the Google Search bar. This time lets you launch the Google Go app with one touch, and also displays a trending search term in a non-stop animation that may get distracted after a while. Thank you that you can replace it with the standard Chrome search widget.

Although Android Go is optimized for smartphones with entry-level hardware, Xiaomi has decided that this phone needs a custom mint launcher instead of stock Android UI.

The Launcher is relatively clean and offers you several customization options for Home Coins and App Drawer. You can change the icon size and space, group app into app drawer, change scroll effect, hide app icon and lock layout. The interesting thing is that this is the same launcher we saw on Poco F1 (review).

Xiaomi has loaded Amazon Shopping and Facebook Lite on this phone in addition to the unnecessary Mint Browser, and its own music, Mi Drop, Mi Communities and Cleaner Apps. These are not intrusions, so if the storage space was not so limited, we would not mind.



Redmi Go performance, cameras, and battery life

The hardware of Redmi Go is enough to use a very basic smartphone. The processor is decent, but there is a bottleneck by just having 1GB of RAM.

We occasionally see when scrolling through a heavy app like Google Play Store, or opening a menu in an app, makes it easy to do. It took some time to load the app even though they were already running shortly

Sometimes, UI animations stop even while opening and closing the app. However, overall, the usage was much more enjoyable than we had expected from a sub-ratios. 5,000 phones.

Go App has some interesting functionality. YouTube Go shows how much data you consume before each video plays, and if you want to force it to lower or higher quality.
 
Redmi Go Review
Redmi Go Review


You can quickly save some videos too so that you can play them again and again without the need of more data. There are quick shortcuts for instructions, including customized routes for two-wheelers in Maps Go. Go App should be launched in less than five seconds, and this was usually the case.

Outside of its box, our Redmi Go review unit had only 58 percent of its 8GB storage space to use it. You probably will not install big games because they will not run right now. However, we think most buyers will need to take MicroSD card for all their media storage needs.

We tried PUBG Mobile and Asphalt 9: Legends in review of Gamma's performance of Radmi Go, but none of the two was compatible. 


Asphalt 8: Airborne ran, but with the effect was disabled, and surprisingly playable. For more information, see the Redmi Go Gaming Performance Review.

We also tried some casual games - Running in Temple Run 2 was completely smooth, although there was a fleeting stutter while loading the map. 


Unfortunately, the giant boulder of death did not recognize us to bow down to the phone, most likely because of the lack of a gyroscope. It did not even detect it and failed to use on-screen controls by default.

Redmi Go scored just 29,782 points in AnTuTu, which also surpassed Redmi 6A managed 5,999, with 61,053 points and Asus ZenFone Lite L1 (review) 55590.

Geekbench's single-core and multi-core test results were 634 and 1,589, respectively. Many test scenes of GFXBench will not run, but the original T-Rex test gave us disappointing 13fps. We got only 6,933 points in 3DMark's Ice Storm Test.

Low cost phones generally do not have superb cameras, and Radmi Go is not an exception. The app is completely bare-bones, with no extra or alternative except HDR and some basic color filters.

A manual mode lets you set white balance, ISO, shutter speed and focus. Panorama mode is also not, very little portrait mode.

The photographs we took in the light of the bright day were looking good on the phone's screen, although not as lively as we expected. When full size is checked on a computer screen, the good news is that the colors pop too much, but the quality is clearly lacking.

The texture seemed to be artificial, the edges of the objects were not always well defined, and there were not many detailed descriptions. During the shooting against light the camera did a fair job, but the HDR is not automatic and causes minor shutter intervals.

These days, low-end phone cameras usually do good with close-ups, but we did not do this with Radmi Go.

For shots taken in the dark, many of our samples looked noise and grainy. The objects were poorly defined and of course there was a little bit of motion of motion with moving objects.

On the positive side, our shots were usually bright enough for the items, even if they do not look very good. You may be able to share pictures taken by Radmi Go on social media and via messaging app, but that's it.

The video is jerky and there is a fairly hazardous hunting in it. The quality is fine at 1080p. Again, you will not want to trust Redmi Go to capture precious memories, but it is not completely useless. You get basic beautification with the front camera, but quality is just basic-basic.

The 3000mAh battery was comfortable enough to bring us in one day, although we had used the light. We took lots of photos and some videos, flipped through some social media, played basic games, and watched some YouTube videos, and we did not have to charge the phone until the next morning. Our HD Video Loop Test lasted 9 minutes, 50 minutes.



Verdict

The Redmi Go isn't as attention-grabbing as Xiaomi's slightly higher priced offerings. However, tt still offers relatively good hardware for the price.

Which is a big win for people with very tight budgets or very simple needs. We just wish that there was at least an option with more RAM and storage space.

There aren't a lot of competitors that can match these specifications at this price, but Asus does offer a compelling alternative with its ZenFone Lite L1 (Review). 


Officially launched at Rs. 6,999, this phone regularly and repeatedly goes on sale for as little as Rs. 4,999 on Flipkart. For just Rs. 500 more than the Redmi Go, you get the more powerful Snapdragon 430 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a few other conveniences.

That also brings up the point that if you can spend even a little bit more, you should consider phones such as the Redmi 6A (Review), which will perform better and last you longer.

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