The Redmi Go follows a minimalistic design approach. Understandably, it doesn’t conform to modern design trends and is missing 2019 staples like fingerprint sensor, but there still are more than a few things that work in its favor. The Redmi Go is delightfully compact, has a neat polycarbonate back with curved side edges, and has a sharp screen. It’s extremely light and comfortable to handle.
The Redmi Go offers HD resolution, which is to say that the screen is sharper than what you’d get on other analogous Go phones. Other display related aspects bear the brunt of cost-cutting. Colors are off and outdoor visibility isn’t much to write home about.
Xiaomi returns to using Snapdragon 425 after an unsuccessful short fling with MediaTek (Redmi 6A). The Redmi 5A and Redmi 4A were impressive performers in the entry grade segment, but Redmi Go makes do with half the amount of RAM and storage as compared to the base variants of these earlier generation Snapdragon 425 phones from Xiaomi.
The Redmi Go includes an 8MP (f/2.0) rear and a 5MP (f/2.2) selfie snapper. The camera is very basic so we won’t scrutinize image quality as we always do. Suffice to say, the cameras are much better than what you’d get on regular feature phones, but there is only so much you can expect in terms of camera quality at this price point. The camera samples below should give you an idea.
The Redmi Go is missing a few modern connectivity options like dual-band Wi-Fi and Dual VoLTE (VoLTE works on 1 SIM at a time). Other than that, all basics are covered. The loudspeaker needs to get louder, but we didn’t face any issue with call quality. With light usage, the 3000mAh battery on Redmi Go lasts really long. Under duress, say when you are streaming a movie on 4G, the battery drops is a bit steep. Still, for the intended usage and target consumers, battery mileage shouldn’t be a problem.read more →