If I could pick a word to describe Xiaomi’s new Android go device, I’d probably pick:
Now, for a bit of background knowledge, this is Xiaomi’s first Android Go smartphone. So, you get a 5-inch 720p display, a 3,000mAh battery, an 8MP main camera, a 5MP selfie snapper, a Snapdragon 425 chipset (a quad-core chip that indeed tops out at 1.4Ghz), 1GB of RAM, 8GB of expandable storage, and (of course) Android Go based on Android 8.1.
All for a price tag of $90, that is about N32,000, which is not so impressive, especially when you consider the fact that you can ‘currently’ get the Xiamoi Redmi 6a for N34,000.
Or the Umidigi A3:
Or even this notch-device:
Also, when placed beside other Android Go devices from the likes of iTel, to name a few, you’d realize that Xiaomi’s version of Android Go is still slightly more expensive.
In my opinion, Xiaomi needs to go back to the drawing board because I don’t think they can win the Nigerian market with a bland device (Referring to the looks, specs, and price) like this one!