Xiaomi has today launched its most affordable smartphone in India – Redmi Go. The handset runs Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) and competes with other entry-level smartphones in the Indian smartphone market. Considering its price, the closest competitor of the Redmi Go is Nokia 1 which offers similar specifications. The Nokia 1 was launched way back in March 2018. But, even though the Nokia 1 is one year old, it offers similar performance and has a very similar specification sheet as the newly launched Redmi Go. It is fair that everyone has the Redmi Go vs Nokia 1 comparison on their minds.
It should be noted that both these smartphones are aimed for the first-time Android smartphone users so they offer specifications which proves ample for the simple day-to-day use. Nokia 1’s successor – Nokia 1 Plus – has recently been launched at MWC 2019. Although some may argue that Nokia 1 Plus would have been a more eligible competitor for the Redmi Go, the smartphone has not been launched in India yet so we don’t know about its pricing details.
Here, we are comparing the Redmi Go with the Nokia 1 so that you will have an easy time deciding which smartphone to go for:
Redmi Go: 5-inch HD display
Nokia 1: 4.5-inch FWVGA IPS display
Redmi Go: Quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor
Nokia 1: Quad-core MT6737M processor
Redmi Go: 8MP sensor with an f/2.0 aperture
Nokia 1: 5MP sensor with LED flash
Redmi Go: 5MP sensor with an f/2.2 aperture
Nokia 1: 2 MP selfie camera
RAM and storage
Redmi Go: 1GB RAM with 8GB storage
Nokia 1: 1GB RAM with 8GB storage
Redmi Go: Yes, up to 128GB
Nokia 1: Yes, up to 128GB
Redmi Go: 3,000mAh battery
Nokia 1: 2,150mAh battery
Redmi Go: Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition)
Nokia 1: Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition)
Redmi Go: Rs 4,499
Nokia 1: Rs 4,599
On one hand Redmi Go offers a good set of specifications and on the other hand, Nokia 1 is made by HMD Global, which is known to roll out timely Android updates and security patches. Redmi Go and Nokia 1 offers similar specifications in the same price range. It can be said that they both are the cheapest offering in the smartphone segment from Xiaomi and HMD Global. Both are priced at the sub-5K price segment and are a part of Google’s Android Go program. And in the end, it all comes down to choices and personal preference, people can either go for the Snapdragon offered by Redmi Go or they can opt for MediaTek offered by Nokia 1.