19th March, 2019
Xiaomi Redmi Go has launched today in the Indian market. The Chinese handset maker had entered the Indian market with their competition-disrupting smartphones. Starting from the first smartphone to the Android One smartphone Mi A1, and then the Redmi Note 7 Pro which is one of the cheapest smartphones in the Indian market to get a 48-megapixel camera with quad-pixel binning technology.
The results are clearly visible - Xiaomi is one of the largest smartphone sellers in the Indian market and has captured over half of the market share with their vast range of smartphone which starts from entry-level to mid-range to full-blown flagships.
In the same manner, now, Xiaomi has launched the Redmi Go today. The Redmi Go will join the Redmi range in the Indian market which already has a number of smartphones with the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro being one of the latest additions to the range. The price of the Redmi Go was speculated to be around Rs. 5,000 range which is where almost every entry-level smartphone is placed, or mostly above at around Rs. 7,000 to Rs. 8,000 mark. Since the Redmi Go has been launched at a price point which is Rs. 4,499 mark, the lowered price is not surprising since market disruptions are Xiaomi's middle name.
The Xiaomi Redmi Go has been tipped to become one of the biggest entry-level devices and we are not kidding. Here are the top five reasons as to why the Xiaomi Redmi Go could be one of the best entry-level smartphones in the Indian market:
1:-The Redmi Go is an Android Go smartphone and is powered by a Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor which has been clocked up to 1.4GHz. The processor is welded to an Adreno 308 GPU which has clocked up to 500MHz. The entire system looks decent enough on paper, but we will have to wait for the final verdict on our upcoming review. Since the clocking speed is completely apt for an entry-level smartphone, games like PUBG Mobile should run, but at lowered graphics settings.
2:-The Redmi Go will be sold in one RAM variant and will get two memory variants which are 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. The other variant is a 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Buyers can avail the expandable storage option of up to 128GB on the Redmi Go. The Go gets a metallic body. The Go gets a 3,000mAh battery with 5W charging brick which can also withstand voltage fluctuation of up to 380 volts.
3:-The Redmi Go features a 5-inch display which gets a 16:9 aspect ratio and gets 380 nits of maximum brightness. The display gets a resolution of 1280 x 720 and also gets a Reading Mode as well. The Redmi Go features an 8-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture value and a single-LED flash, auto-focus, HDR, Burst Mode, Countdown timer, Manual mode, and filters as well. The Redmi Go gets a 5-megapixel selfie camera as well with HDR and gets f/2.2 aperture value and beauty filters.
4:-The Redmi Go will get the native payment app called Mi Pay which will be a UPI based payment app. The Mi-Pay has been launched here after China and makes us the second market after China to get the Mi Pay app. The app does not get a wallet subscription as of now since that would mean a separate KYC-based documentation process for users. As of now, the Mi Pay will go up against rivals like Google's native payment app, Google Pay, PhonePe, and PayTM to name a few. The Mi Pay app will allow users to recharge mobile plans, pay electricity, water, and DTH bills as well.
5:-The Redmi Go gets a dual-SIM layout with a dedicated microSD card tray which means you will not have to decide between going either dual-SIM and sacrificing memory expansion, or sacrifice the dual-SIM feature and go for memory expansion. However, in the dual-SIM layout, two 4G networks cannot be used simultaneously. Other features are WiFi, WiFi Direct, GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, and BeiDou. The Go also gets dual-mic noise reduction for better call quality.
The Redmi Go has been priced in India starting at Rs. 4,499. The Redmi Go will go on sale on March 22 at 12 noon on Mi.com, Mi Home stores, and Flipkart. Buyers will be able to avail Reliance Jio offer which will give buyers Rs. 2,200 cashback and 100 GB of high-speed data free. Xiaomi is also running a promotional offer on the Mi Pay app where users will be able to win over 100 Redmi Note 7 smartphones and over 50 Mi TV 4A Pro Smart TVs