Redmi Go Review: Value for Money In Go Edition

Xiaomi launched Budget GO-series smartphone Named Redmi GO.
Redmi GO was released in India on 19 Mar 2019. Redmi GO is priced at 4,499 @ 1GB + 8 GB Variant.

Xiaomi released Only one model in this Redmi Go Series. when I’m using
Redmi GO  I felt it is good in the hand and had a Single-Camera Setup on front and back and features an HD+ IPS LCD screen. but is also has the Lighter DNA of Stock Android Smartphones instead of Custom UI.

it features the Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm named 425 which is available on Nokia 2.1 and Moto E5. this chip is made of 28nm LP (Low Power) FinFet process. this processor is divided into 2 parts; the first part features 2 x A53 low power cores which are clocked at 1.4GHz, second part features 4 x A53 high powered cores which are clocked at 1.5GHz. it has Adreno 308 GPU which increases its work by 20% compared to SD 415 the last Midrange processor from Qualcomm in 2015. it has a CAT 13 Modem which has Download and Upload speeds of 75 & 150MBPS. it has also integrated Ai bulit in processor which helps in AI Capabilities.

this phone has a Single-Camera rear setup which comprises an 8MP sensor and 5MP sensor on the front which makes the user take normal images.

I will divide the review into pros & cons. let’s see quick specs of
Redmi GO and Jump into the Review

Redmi GO

  • 6.24″ FHD+ IPS LCD display with Waterdrop notch
  • Snapdragon 425 Quad-core CPU
  • Adreno 308 GPU
  • 1GB ram
  • 8 GB internal storage / Expandable Storage up to 128 GB via Micro SD card
  • Dual nano sim slot
  • Single rear camera 8 MP f/2.0
  • Front camera 5MP (f/2.2)
  • 3000 Mah battery with 5W charging support
  • Micro-USB
  • Bluetooth 4.2 / WiFi
  • Android 8.0 Oreo GO Edition

Review:

redmi go

5″ HD+ IPS LCD screen :

Here in the Display Department Redmi Go Features an Excellent HD+ IPS LCD panel Waterdrop Notch screen with 294 pixels per inch, the colors are vibrant and enjoyable, viewing angles are also good. There are No issues & problems with screen quality of Redmi Go. It is A bit bright to see in direct sunlight.

Stereo Speakers and Headphone Jack:

In Redmi Go Xiaomi Used their traditional Single Speaker System which a bit loud and Equal to their Redmi 6A Smartphone. Earpiece performance is also Good

Coming to Headphone jack and earphones, the headphone jack provided with a normal base and clear sound. the headphones are not present in the Box Due to Competitive pricing. but with some good pair headphones for listening to music and for taking voice calls clearly.

Build Quality : 

 Redmi Go is Build with a Polycarbonate frame on side, and back of the device. it provides a good look and feels Although it is made with Polycarbonate body and Polycarbonate Frame. Through this
Redmi Go was Build with Polycarbonate Frame there are no issues of creakiness with build quality.

Rear fingerprint scanner: 

Redmi Go does not Feature a Rear mounted fingerprint sensor. they removed it By the Competitive Pricing.

Face unlocking:

Redmi Go does not have face unlock feature.
Redmi Go cannot Implement and Provide this Face Unlock Update through over the air (OTA) Update also.

Weight balance:  

Redmi Go feels very light with 5″ Screen and 3000 mAh battery equipped. This Redmi Go can be used by one hand. The weight balance of Redmi Go is done very well.

Battery life:

 My Redmi Go lasted a Full Working day with Normal usage and at the end of the day, I had 10% of charge left in the phone which is good for a 3000 mAH Battery. We got 4 – 4.5 Hours of Sot( Screen on time) on using Mobile data which is good. you will get above 5hr Battery life if you use on WiFi. The ideal drain of Redmi Go is a bit High When compared to Nokia 1 Due to SD 425 SOC. the Quick charging 2.0 is not present on the device to charge fastly.

Stock Android 9.0 Pie Operating System :

Here the Redmi Go comes with the Stock Android Go Branding. so it runs on stock Android 8 oreo GO which good. we cannot see Dual apps and other features in this Android 8 Oreo Go. we cannot see the unnecessary apps that are wasting Ram on the phone which is good. there will be lighter apps like Youtube GO, Gmail Go on Redmi Go. If you have used Full Pledged Android OS then this GO Edition OS will not Make a Way for your Work.

Performance: 

My Redmi Go managed to do day to day tasks very well like the Nokia 1. there are No issues and problems with the UI and there are is heating issues with Redmi Go in normal uage. better not to use a case on this Samrtphone because it gets more warm and it does not cools while using.

Ram Management : 

Ram Management is done very well on this Redmi Go. it features 1GB ram and I did not notice any lags with the 1GB Ram device and there are no reloading of apps on this Moto G7. Multitasking experience is nice. Only 2 apps will be in Memory. Lighter games also will Not Be memory.

Coming to Gaming, Games are not playable on this Smartphone due to Chipset. Some games like PUBG will not Support for this Smartphone. You can play Some lighter games like Candy Crush, Hill Climb Racing, Subway surfers on this Redmi Go.

Call Quality :

 the Call quality on Redmi Go. 7 is very good and there are no issues with cellular call quality. we have taken long calls in a day and the other party doesn’t complain. the earpiece is included in the top bezel & its very loud. Earpiece is Loud enough in Noisy Conditions.

Camera: 

Coming to the Camera Department, Redmi Go. features a single Camera setup on the back of the device and a single camera on the front of the device. they work perfectly in Redmi Go. let’s divide the cameras and look at the performance of them.

RearCamera:

 the 8MP main Camera is Awesome and features a Fixed Aperture of F/2.0 the daylight pictures are Excellent and contain very good details. Exposure is in control with decent Dynamic range to take good photos in good lighting Conditions. in low light Conditions, the pictures had a More noise.

Video recording can be done up to 1080p@30fps .the video footage has good Colours with Decent sharpness and dynamic range. in low light, there is noise in the Video Footage.

Selfie camera :

Redmi Go features a 5MP selfie camera with a fixed aperture of F/2.0. the Picture quality is Average and captures pictures in a Normal view in good lighting conditions. the lowlight images have more noise than Rear Camera.

Video recording can be done up to 1080p@30fps with Front Camera .the video footage has awesome Colours with decent sharpness and dynamic range.  in low light, there is noise in the Video Footage.

There are no portrait and slow-mo modes available on Redmi GO.

Widevine L1 support:

 Redmi GO has no Widevine L1 support to stream HD videos from Amazon Prime or NetFlix.

All Sensors : 

this phone has only three sensors Accelerometer, Proximity
Auto brightness sensor for Daily Usage, and all other sensors are missing.

Pros:

Excellent light design

Best Android 8.0 oeo GO Experience in Xiaomi Phones.

Cons:

Lower Battery Capacity

No PowerFul Processor like SD450, SD430.

VERDICT:

Who can Get Redmi GO: if you want a Redmi Android Go device with 16:9 Aspect Ratio with Stock Android Go Edition and 425 Soc at lower Price Then
Redmi GO can be your First choice. if you want more powerful hardware, Better Android Experience or Price to Value Mobiles Then

Xiaomi Redmi 6A

Nokia 3

Asus Zenfone L1 Lite can be your Alternatives to Redmi GO .

If you are using Redmi GO then Share your experiences with us in the comment section below and Stay tuned to MobiRadar for more Reviews like this.

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