Xiaomi Redmi Go


Xiaomi Redmi Go
Xiaomi Redmi Go (Redmi Series)
Graphics adapter
1024 MB 
5 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel 294 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes
8 GB eMMC Flash, 8 GB 
, 5 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3,5mm-Audioport, Card Reader: microSD up to 128 GB, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity sensor
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.1, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B4/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20/​B28/​B38/​B40/​B41), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.35 x 140.4 x 70.1 ( = 0.33 x 5.53 x 2.76 in)
11.4 Wh, 3000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 8.1 Oreo
Primary Camera: 8 MPix f/​2.0, contrast AF, LED flash, videos @1080p/​30fps
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix f/​2.2
Additional features
Speakers: Mono speaker at the lower edge, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, Wall charger, USB cable, SIM tool, LTE Cat 4 (150Mbps/​50Mbps); SAR value: 0,579W/​kg (head), 1,497W/​kg (body); DRM Widevine: L3; ExFAT: no, fanless
137 g ( = 4.83 oz / 0.3 pounds), Power Supply: 57 g ( = 2.01 oz / 0.13 pounds)
79 Euro



Average Score: 73.6% - average
Average of 8 scores (from 17 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 55%, features: 35%, display: 80% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 73%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Xiaomi Redmi Go

78.8% Xiaomi Redmi Go Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Xiaomi's first smartphone with Android Go is here, the Redmi Go. The expectations towards the 80-Euro (~$91) smartphone are high, since the company has so far succeeded in offering great performance for a good price over and over again. Does this also work in the absolutely cheapest price segment?
78% Xiaomi Redmi Go Review: Simple, Humble, Uncomplicated
Source: Tech PP English
Priced at Rs. 4,499, the Redmi Go is one of the best options for those who want to take their first steps into the dazzling world of smartphones. It is simple, humble and uncomplicated, which is exactly what one needs from a super budget-friendly smartphone. Redmi Go will make your transition from a feature phone to smartphone very smooth and it will definitely deliver a smartphone experience without too many problems. It is meant to be used, not set benchmarking or speed records. Competition in the shape of Nokia 1 is around for the exact same price but with an FWVGA display, inferior cameras, a smaller battery and a MediaTek processor, and well, as we said before that one really looks more like a feature phone. Performance and looks wise, the Redmi Go is pretty much the best ambassador Android Go has in India right now.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/02/2019
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 90% performance: 70% workmanship: 80%
Xiaomi Redmi Go Review: Every 500₹ matters
Source: Fone Arena English
So to the question of whether we smartphone users should recommend the Redmi Go, we must first remember that it is for the first time buyer. If every 500 Rs. matters, the Redmi Go is a solid first time smartphone that offers a quality first time experience. If a little more money can be afforded by the buyer there are other options that offer more RAM and storage, from Xiaomi themselves with the Redmi 7 and then the Redmi Note 7 and so on. Hope this review helped making a decision, do let me know if you’d like to know anything specific, in the comments section below.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/27/2019
70% Xiaomi Redmi Go review: the budget phone for the masses
Source: The Indian Express English
Xiaomi Redmi Go looks to me like a good entry-level phone, one I can recommend in the sub Rs 4,500 category. It has an ergonomic design, acceptable cameras, and good performance. However, those not restricted to a budget and can spend a little more can explore options such as Redmi 6A which comes with a 13MP rear camera, bigger display, and AI face unlock, starting at Rs 5,999. Users also get more RAM and storage as well.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
Xiaomi Redmi Go review: Feature phone's alternative for first time buyers?
Source: Business Standard English
It has been more than a decade when people switched to smartphones capable of handling more than calling and messaging features. However, in a price conscious market like India, there is still a huge chunk of population that continues to use feature phones. Migrating these users to smartphone ecosystem is both an opportunity and a challenge. Opportunity because it is still an untapped segment, and challenge because most of the users are extremely price-conscious and on the low end of the spectrum.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/16/2019
60% Xiaomi Redmi Go Review: The Best Feature Phone Alternative One Can Get At This Price
Source: Tech2 English
Redmi Go’s vibrant display, simple UI, decent performance and battery backup makes it a viable option for those feature phone users who want to upgrade.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/03/2019
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 67% display: 80% mobility: 77% workmanship: 69%
70% Redmi Go Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Redmi Go isn't as attention-grabbing as Xiaomi's slightly higher priced offerings. However, tt still offers relatively good hardware for the price, which is a big win for people with very tight budgets or very simple needs. We just wish that there was at least an option with more RAM and storage space.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 90% performance: 50% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
80% Xiaomi Redmi Go review: Perfect phone for first-time smartphone buyers
Source: India Today English
Yes, you should if you're looking to buy a smartphone for the first every time. The Redmi Go is extremely easy to use unlike more costly phones. Overall the Redmi Go looks cute, offers great build and form factor and also handles the daily performance pretty well for the price it comes for. The specs and the performance the Redmi Go offers for the price (Rs 4,499) are incredible. However, (being a little greedy) I wish the software was cleaner and the cameras captured better pictures. But still, I believe the Redmi Go is a really good choice under Rs 5,000.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/27/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Redmi Go Review, Unboxing – The PUBG Safe budget Smartphone (Hindi) #AapkiNayiDuniya
Source: English
Xiaomi recently launched the Redmi Go handset in India, priced at Rs. 4,499 and using the same hardware the Snapdragon 425 quad core. This is a basic entry level smartphone and parents are going to love it because it is indeed PUBG Safe.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/23/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
Redmi Go Gaming Performance Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Given its price point and what you get, we were pleasantly surprised at what we could play on the Redmi Go. Unless you're hellbent on playing PUBG in some form, the Redmi Go can handle recent 3D graphics-intensive games at a smooth frame rate with few issues. You obviously won't get performance on par with flagship devices, but you're paying fraction of the cost, making it a fair trade off as long as you keep your expectations in check.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/22/2019
Redmi Go First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The performance of the Redmi Go appeared to be zippy, and apps loaded quickly in our brief experience. However, we'll reserve a final opinion for our in-depth review, after we thoroughly assess parameters including camera quality, performance, display quality, and battery life, among others.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/20/2019
Xiaomi Redmi Go first impression
Source: The Mobile Indian English
Xiaomi Redmi Go is not there to impress you. It is meant to bring feature phone consumers to the smartphone highway.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/20/2019

Foreign Reviews

82% Xiaomi Redmi GO
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 70% display: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Redmi Go
Source: ChinaMobileMag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/08/2019
Test du Redmi Go by Xiaomi : retour à la base
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Nice design; great built quality; high autonomy. Negative: Only 1GB RAM.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/06/2019
Redmi Go: Không thể có chiếc smartphone nào ngon hơn mà rẻ đến vậy
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Low price; nice display; decent processor. Negative: Slow charging.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/06/2019
Xiaomi Redmi Go: Chiếc smartphone quá tốt trong tầm giá dưới 2 triệu đồng
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Low price; decent hardware; nice display; large battery capacity.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/22/2019
Trên tay Xiaomi Redmi Go: Giá rất rẻ, nhưng vẫn dùng tốt
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Low price; decent hardware; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/15/2019


Model: The Xiaomi Redmi Go is the company’s first Android Go phone. It is an ultra-budget smartphone, which still features decent hardware performance. The body is made out of aluminum alloy and glass, which is great for stability and fashion as well. The Redmi Go comes with pretty thick bezels on all side. Sadly there’s no fingerprint sensor and, considering it is a very cheap phone, there it also does not support face unlock. The phone's weight is 137 grams, and dimensions 140 x 70 x 8.4 millimeters. As for the display, the Xiaomi Redmi Go flaunts with a 5.99-inch IPS LCD display with 720 x 1,440 pixels. The pixel density of 269 PPI gives sharpness to the view. The Redmi Go includes one camera on the back and one on the front panel. On the rear panel, the Redmi Go sports an 8 MP camera paired with a LED flash, which sits right next to it, while on the front the Redmi Go includes a 5 MP selfie camera for clicking selfies. Under the hood, the device packs a quad-core processor having 1.4 GHz clock speed. It is further accompanied by 1 GB of RAM to ease the performance. As for the software, it’s running Google's optimized Go Edition of Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. Android Go will allow users to use Go applications, such as Search, YouTube, Files, Gmail and other Google offers. Facebook and Messenger Lite are also available.

The Xiaomi Redmi Go sports an 8 MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash, which can give a good photography experience. The frontal lens is of 5 MP. It can click good selfies. The internal memory is 8 GB. It can store files and data of the users. The device is provided with an external memory slot which can expand storage by up to 128 GB. The device draws the charge from a Li-ion battery of 2,800 mAh, which can provide an ample amount of back up through the day. In terms of connectivity, it comes with multiple options including 4G-VoLTE, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS and USB connection. The Redmi Go supports dual SIM via a hybrid SIM card slot, which houses two SIM cards or a SIM card and a microSD card. As a conclusion, the Xiaomi Redmi Go is a device that covers all the features. For the price, it provides everything a smartphone needs to have. It is not a great smartphone, but it’s decent enough for an ultra-budget low-end Android phone. It is good as the first smartphone for teenagers or other users who only use it for less demanding features.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 308: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 425 SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders. These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
425: Entry-level SoC that was announced in February 2016. It integrates 4 ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores clocked at up to 1.4 GHz, an LPDDR3 memory controller and wireless radios for WiFi and 4G/LTE.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

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0.137 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Xiaomi Tech was founded as a Chinese smartphone producer in 2010 and soon reached high market shares in its home market. Although Xiaomi is not one of the Top 5 smartphone manufacturers worldwide in 2016, it is nevertheless one of the big global players in this market segment.

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