Xiaomi has just launched its new ultra-budget smartphone — Xiaomi Redmi Go — in India. The Android Go handset is priced at Rs 4,499 and is offering a bunch of specifications that seem to be enticing but is actually not if you compare it with Xiaomi’s in-house smartphone, Redmi 6A that came out few months ago. The smartphone is available at Rs 5,999, which means Rs 1,500 more, but comes with much better specifications. So, before you buy the new-launched Xiaomi Redmi Go, take a look at what more you get in Rs 1,500 more.
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Redmi Go’s display pales in comparison with the Redmi 6A
The newly launched Redmi Go smartphone has a 5-inch HD (1280×720) resolution display with considerable thick bezels on top and bottom, while the Redmi 6A flaunts a 5.45-inch screen with 1440×720 pixels resolution and slimmer bezels on top and bottom.
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Why get ‘Lite’ version of apps when you can get the regular ones?
Since Xiaomi Redmi Go falls under the Android Go umbrella, users have access to the ‘Lite’ versions of apps. And most of them are likely to use them given 1GB RAM and 8GB inbuilt storage specifications. But with Redmi 6A they can still use the regular versions given double the storage and RAM capacities.
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Android Go has been built for phones with relatively lower processing power
Android Go limits the amount of customisation one does in the handsets. Also, unlike the case with Android One, the updates for Android Go comes from the OEMs (Xiaomi in this case). What’s more is that since this is the stripped-down version of the regular Android OS, there won’t be any MIUI features onboard.
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For Rs 1,500 more, you get a far better rear camera with the Redmi 6A
When it comes to rear cameras, the Xiaomi Redmi 6A sports a 13MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture. Redmi Go, on the other hand, gets 8MP sensor with f/2 aperture.
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When it comes to RAM, Xiaomi Redmi Go’s RAM is lagging behind
Yes, Redmi Go has 1GB RAM, which is barely enough to run those ‘Lite’ apps. Redmi 6A’s base model at least includes 2GB RAM.
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Redmi 6A gets double the Redmi Go’s inbuilt storage with more expandable storage support
You can store more content and apps on your Redmi 6A than Redmi Go. This is because the Redmi Go comes with 8GB inbuilt storage and 128GB microSD card support while the Redmi 6A base model comes with 16GB storage and 256GB microSD card support.
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If you opt to buy the Redmi Go via EMI then you can get the Redmi 6A by paying Rs 121 extra per month, less than that of Redmi Go’s
You can buy the Redmi Go at Rs 219 on EMI (for 24 months) from Flipkart. On the other hand, for the Redmi 6A you will have to pay an EMI of Rs 340 for 24 months. This means by just paying Rs 121 extra per month you get a more powerful handset. Also, the total difference in interest paid over two years between the Redmi Go and Redmi 6A is just Rs 412 in this case. The actual amount might differ from bank to bank but the point is just by paying as low as Rs 121 extra, first-time smartphone buyers can get pure Android experience with Redmi 6A.