The Redmi Go launching on March 19th is the most affordable Xiaomi smartphone in the market with the Android Go platform and basic specifications. We would easily call this as a great secondary phone for any user, but what does the phone really have? We have listed down the most important questions the users would have in their mind about the Redmi Go phone.
What are the major specs of the Redmi Go?
The major specs of the Xiaomi Redmi Go smartphone include a 5-inch HD display on the front, Snapdragon 425 processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, 8MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, 3000 mAh battery, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, and Android Go based on Android 8.1 Oreo.
Does the Redmi Go have Dual VoLTE?
No, there is no Dual VoLTE support on the Redmi Go phone, and it supports 4G with VoLTE on one SIM card, while the second one would be only on 2G network. So, in case you are using Airtel SIM on first slot and Jio on the second one, the second SIM won’t work at all as the Jio network is only on 4G network.
How is the Gaming performance of Redmi Go?
You can check out our gaming video where we tested the gaming performance of the phone, and since it has only 1GB of RAM, sadly we could not get to play PUBG Mobile on the Redmi Go phone. The games like Subway Surfers, Temple Run 2, and even Garena Free Fire did well on the phone but because of the limited RAM availability, the PUBG Mobile and similar heavy games cannot be played.
How is the camera on the Xiaomi Redmi Go?
The cameras are pretty basic and it is still an 8-megapixel camera that is given on the back of the phone. On the front, there is a 5-megapixel selfie camera and both the cameras can take appreciable quality pictures. The colors taken are mostly accurate but some times the exposure is way off. Even with the selfies, there is a decent quality of selfies captured and for the price, there’s not much to expect more than what is offered.
Can the camera record Full HD videos?
Yes, both the cameras actually can record 1080p videos at 30 fps, and you can toggle the resolution in the camera settings. Only thing is that the phone has a 720p resolution, so the output won’t be played on the phone but you can transfer the content to larger resolution devices and play the captured 1080p videos.
What are the Android Go Apps available for Redmi Go?
The apps that are pre-installed include Assistant Go, Maps Go, Google Go, YouTube Go, and some other Android Go based apps can be installed from the Google Play Store. There’s a whole lot of apps that can be installed and these Go apps are well optimized to run smoothly and consume very less RAM space so that there is no issue in multitasking.
How is the performance of the Redmi Go?
The phone, frankly, doesn’t always perform great. It does all the basic functions right, but when you have some apps in the background and you try to switch between them, there is clearly that lag you see in the interface. This is quite expected given the amount of RAM but otherwise, the Snapdragon 425 is capable of offering good performance for budget phones.
Is FM Radio pre-installed?
Yes, there is FM Radio app pre-installed in the Redmi Go phone and you will have to plug an earphone pin in the 3.5mm jack in order to activate the radio function.
Does the phone have a Dedicated MicroSD card slot or a hybrid slot?
Yes, there is a dedicated MicroSD card slot in the phone, which is in the first slot that is alongside the first SIM card area. There are two separate SIM card slots, both offering space for Nano SIM cards.
What sensors are present on the Redmi Go?
The phone has an Accelerometer, Gravity Sensor, Ambient Light sensor, and Proximity sensor.
Is there a fingerprint sensor on the Redmi Go smartphone?
The Redmi Go does not have a fingerprint sensor for security, and there is no face unlock as well. The only unlocking methods available are Pattern, PIN, and Password.
Are there any gesture features available on the phone?
For now, there is only one gesture – launch camera with power key. You will have to press the power button twice to activate the camera app from any screen.
What are the box package contents of the phone?
The box has the basic accessories including the user guide, SIM ejector pin, the travel adapter, and MicroUSB cable. There is no rubber case or cover to protect the phone, which you can easily find in the online stores once the phone launches in the market.