If there’s a single word to describe Xiaomi, it’d definitely be “affordable”. Xiaomi has time and again proved itself to be one of the best players in the game when it comes to making affordable budget phones. This time, Redmi Go proudly stands to support this claim.
Even though it has only hit the international market very recently, the Redmi Go has proved itself to be a phone that lies on the ‘cheap’ side of the bill while not compromising on the overall experience. The phone has been launched very recently in Nepal too. Before we dive into the price point and availability, let us quickly look over the phone itself.
The Redmi Go is everything you’d expect in a budget phone in its price range, plus a bit more. It’s the first line of the Xiaomi devices to run the ‘Go edition’ fork of Android Oreo 8.0. It houses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Quad-Core processor, Adreno 308 GPU, and 8 gigs of internal storage. The storage, of course, is extendable up to 128 GB via an external SD card. It falls a little short with 1GB RAM though but for this price point, we can’t really complain. The same goes for the 3000 mAh battery; not the greatest, but as good as it gets for budget-level smartphones.
In the display section, this little devil sports a 5.99-inch screen IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720X1,440 pixels and an aspect ratio of 16:9. Similarly, it consists of a single 8.0 MP 1080p main camera and a 5MP camera for clicking some cute selfies.
Price point and Availability:
The Redmi Go has been launched in Nepal starting at a price point of Rs. 8,999. The phone will be available for sale in various local as well as online stores very soon.
In short, this phone checks every box for our expectations for Xiaomi. Being a low-end phone, it’s highly unlikely that it will get an update for Android Pie in the future however, we can’t be certain. But if a budget-level phone checks every of your smartphone needs then this one is definitely worth checking out.