Xiaomi is bringing a new budget phone named Redmi Go Nepal. It’s the first Android Go smartphone by Xiaomi. Redmi Go was introduced in Philippines around two weeks ago and now today MI Nepal launched this phone officially in Nepal at a price tag of Rs. 8999. It is said that the phone will go on sale on Daraz and on some offline stores from 3rd March. Xiaomi Go is going to be Xiaomi’s first Android Go phone which is toned down version of Android 8.1 Oreo tailor-made for low-powered phones like Redmi Go. Some Google apps like Maps and YouTube have a Go version that occupies significantly less space and use fewer resources to give you a better experience with your phone.
Sourabh Kothari, Country General Manager from Xiaomi said “Xiaomi has received such a warm welcome in Nepal since its entry last year. With Redmi Go making its debut here, we hope that even more users here will be able to enjoy an amazing smartphone experience at an amazing price. This is part of our commitment to making innovation available to everyone.”
Although I can’t call this phone as ‘innovative’, but it does look like this phone will give you a happy time even at this price range. Redmi Go comes with a packing of a Snapdragon 425 processor. This is a perfectly capable for processing normal tasks like calling and texting and can handle apps like Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube quite well.
This processor is accompanied by 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage. That’s not much but for the price, these specs are impressive and won’t be as much of a pain as other under 10K phones. What’s even more amazing in this price range is the support for 4G. That is something praiseworthy.
Xiaomi Redmi Go Key Specifications
- Display: 0 inches HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
- Chipset:Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425
- CPU:Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
- GPU:Adreno 308
- OS:Android Go based on Android 8.1 (Oreo)
- Memory:8GB internal storage with microSD expandable (up to 128GB), 1GB RAM
- Rear Camera:8 MP, f/2.0, LED Flash, AutoFocus
- Secondary Camera: 5 MP, f/2.2
- Battery:Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
- Sensors:Accelerometer, proximity
One unusual features of this phone may be its display. It comes with 720p IPS LCD display which doesn’t support 18:9 ratio. This may give someone positive or may give negative output too.
This phone is of 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage with storage expandable with a micro SD card.
Redmi Go comes with an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP selfie shooter at front. This doesn’t sound great on article and we don’t hope the cameras to blow us away. But, we do expect them to perform fine in good lighting conditions.
Xiaomi Redmi go packs a 3000 mAh non- removable battery.
Overall, Redmi Go is one of a good budget-budget phone that comes with packing of 1GB RAM and 8GB storage which would have been almost impossible to survive with the OS in this that has not been the go version of Android. But, I don’t expect any problems with the performance on this phone.