TopTop, 16 Feb 2019Xiaomi made a mistake this time and it's about time that their fanbase (or fanboys if you like... more.. and one more (important) thing. Android 'GO' is limited to one GB or RAM, i guess you know, but, there is no Android GO phone with 2GB or more od RAM.. maybe thats was a case with Go editions with 8.1 OREO preinstalled, but, thats is. Maybe those upcoming GO phones with PIE (9.0) out of box will have more than 1GB, but i doubt. Thats Google limitation, not OEMs.
TopTop, 16 Feb 2019Xiaomi made a mistake this time and it's about time that their fanbase (or fanboys if you like... moreMy opinion is that Xiaomi did this with 'go' version of phone, because they want to be everywhere. They have custom skin on their phones (some of them with double ram and internal storage are cheaper and have better spec than this Redmi 'go' - Redmi 6a is example), they have androidone phones (3 of them one from 2017, two from 2018), and now they even separete Xiaomi (MI) and Redmi brand, so in this year there will be even more phones from tgat company, same or similar models, mostly in midrange segment..
And about this phone and those spec 1gb, 8gb SD425, 5" screen.. well, yes it is not great phones, its similar to Nokia 2.1 (just smaller screen, and without stereo speakers). I think this phone will be soon 50 euros (Nokia 2.1 is now 45 euros unlocked via operators in EU).
Xiaomi made a mistake this time and it's about time that their fanbase (or fanboys if you like) will hold them accountable and not spare them this time. This phone have spec that no one should have use in 2019, and even if you find my someone who think that 1GB RAM, 8GB/16GB ROM, Snapdragon 425, 720p screen 5.0 inch size... which is not even the bare minumum at 2019 as for as I considered. This phone will cost 80EUR, which at this price you can buy the LeEco Le 2 X526 whichi have better spec all over and will beat this phone hands down: 3GB RAM/64GB ROM/Snapdragon 652, which is 10 times better combo (usubale for a change) better camera (16mp, and not just because of more megapixels...)/5.5 inch with FHD/support quick charge and so on. Now this phone cost something like 89EUR, in the most cases this kind of phone will be slightly expensive, but even with bigger price diffrences every penny is worth it, the diffrence in day to day use will be huge. today even the tightest budget smartphones that cost 52-67EUR will have 2GB of ram (and they will come with stock near-clean android).
And yes, I understand the Redmi Go use the 'Android Go' edition, which should run faster with only 1GB of ram, it should be optimized to death and obviously will be limited with options. But in my opinion, it does not matter what you will do to Android os. 1GB of ram will never be sufficient for normal use of smartphone with limited of application and so on.
So please for a change say what's wrong with this device. In my country I describe many users as cheerleading band of Xiaomi which can not criticize Xiaomi, but they pet them in the news-media and hype up everything Xiaomi (good) news.
Should have been this processor...
Memory too low...
at 2019 and still using this and that.....
Do you know anything about making phones? I'm very sure most of you haven't tried this phone yet. JUST SHUT UP!!!
Anonymous, 03 Feb 2019They are also targeting poor mans in poor countries I'm pretty sure that in some parts of the ... moreExactly. They are targeting people in rural areas, people who have limited budgets to spend on smartphones. This is brilliant from a marketing perspective. Oppo and Vivo, have a lot of physical stores in my country, you name it, malls, kiosks, they have a presence. But their products are not priced competitively, unlike xiaomi. Heck, they don't even have an android go phone. They may have physical stores that reach the provinces, but can the people from the provinces buy an oppo or a vivo? enter the redmi go.
baldi, 07 Feb 201928nm chipset in 2019 is a jokeYeah it may look like a joke, but people from rural areas will not care if the soc is 28nm or 7nm. As long as they can use it to access the internet and social media.
The Doubter, 05 Feb 2019Yes I know about that so whats your point. For me this SD425 is to old to been used in 2019 sm... moreYou have to look at the big picture, they probably have a lot of sd 425's in stock, from their redmi 4a and 5a, to have them move their inventory by making this redmi go is a smart move on their part.
Also, the target of this is not your typical working class employee, this is targeted at people who live in rural areas, who are switching from a feature (basic) phone to their first smart phone.
Anonymous, 08 Feb 2019Who will need the phone with internal storage 8GB RAM 1GB and low perfomance of CPU in this decade ?You have to understand from a marketing perspective who the target audience for this is. People from rural areas, the provinces, who are buying their first smartphone, coming from a feature phone.
This is another smart move from Xiaomi. This market is largely untapped. Expect them to sell a lot of these.
R3mba, 31 Jan 20191gb of ram????!!!Yep to small. But, so you know and Android Go phone with 2GB of RAM? Nop, because, Google itself limits Go versions to 1GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage.
They said ½ GB of ram is enough to run a phone with Android GO. But you may not install any app larger than 20mb of size.
Who will need the phone with internal storage 8GB RAM 1GB and low perfomance of CPU in this decade ?
Nordz, 07 Feb 2019In my country Philipines we use secondary mobile or we called it backup phone because we use l... morein Malaysia previously also had thief, but we hit them by group and viral them in social media. now the crime is reducing. hahaha
In my country Philipines we use secondary mobile or we called it backup phone because we use lots of sim cards and my country lots of thief so we dont display much of our main mobile phone..
Amit Sujauddin, 04 Feb 2019Snapdragon 425 was used in Redmi 4A, 5A, Moto E5, J2 2018, Nokia 2.1, J4+ and J6+Yes I know about that so whats your point. For me this SD425 is to old to been used in 2019 smartphone. There is plenty SD4XX series Xiaomi can used for this phone like SD427, SD429, SD430, SD435 but why must use SD425 why not use newer chipset like SD429 ? To me because Xiaomi already buy this chipset in bulks like they did with SD625. I bet not just SD425 been reused this year but also the SD625.