Best Android Go  smartphones

Best Android Go smartphones

Digit Expert | 28 Jan 2020

The Android Go platform aims at providing the best Android experience out there. The operating system is meant for entry-level phones, using toned-down versions of regular apps that does not wear the battery out but delivers the same great experience you expect from higher-end devices. Here, we look at the best Android Go phones that deliver a wonderful experience on a budget. 

Redmi Go

Xiaomi has been delivering value for money products in the budget and mid-range market and the Redmi Go is their attempt to deliver the same value proposition in an even more affordable option. The Redmi Go has a 5-inch HD display and is powered by the Snapdragon 425 along with 1GB RAM and 16GB Storage. It has an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera and powering all this is a 3000mAh battery. It runs on the Android Go platform that comes with a suite of Google Go apps for Youtube, Gmail, Maps that consume less power and it also has Google Assistant built-in.

Nokia 2.1

We all remember playing Snake on those brick-sized Nokia phones in the past. This Nokia phone is not brick-sized any more and delivers an even better experience. It has a 5.5-inch HD screen and Nokia promises up to two days of battery life thanks to the huge 4000mAh battery inside it. It comes in three colors – Blue-Copper, Blue-Silver, and Grey-Silver – to perfectly match your style. It runs on the Snapdragon 425 SoC which delivers a decent amount of power while the Android Go apps efficiently utilize it. Despite being an entry-level device, it doesn’t compromise on security either with features like Google Play Protect and Find my Device. 

Nokia 1

If you are looking to get your first smartphone, then the Nokia 1 could be a great choice. It is one of the most affordable Android Go phones in the market. It has a 4.5-inch IPS screen and the 2150mAh battery keeps the phone running. It is powered by a quad-core processor and has 1GB RAM and 8GB Storage. For camera needs, you have a 5MP rear camera with an LED flash and a 2MP selfie shooter. The back panels are swappable, which means you could have a collection of back panels and change the look of your phone in just a few minutes. Because of the optimizations brought about by Android Go, the phone uses less power and data but delivers an experience you generally get from more expensive options. 

Lava Z50

The Lava Z50 shows how a good entry-level phone can be. It has a 4.5-inch VGA screen and is powered by Mediatek’s MTK6737M processor. It has 1GB RAM and 8GB storage which should be enough for the lightweight Android Go OS. With a 2000mAh battery, Lava promises up to eight hours of talk time and 170 hours of standby time making it a good endurance phone. It has Dual-SIM support for added convenience. The 5MP rear camera lets you capture memories and the 5MP front shooter captures your selfies. It runs on the Android Go platform and Go apps like Youtube Go and Gmail Go offer excellent productivity and entertainment. 

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