Samsung Galaxy A2 Core Vs Xiaomi Redmi Go: Which is Better Android Go Phone?

galaxy a2 core vs redmi go

Samsung has launched it’s another Android Go Edition smartphone Galaxy A2 Core in India recently. The latest Android Go phone comes with features like a 5-inch qHD screen, Exynos 7870 SoC with 1GB of RAM, Android 9.0 Pie Go edition, 5MP front & rear cameras and a 2600mAh battery.

The new Samsung Galaxy A2 Core has been launched in India for Rs. 5290. Xiaomi also launched its first Android Go smartphone Redmi Go in India last month. The Redmi Go comes with a price tag of Rs. 4,499 and has features like a 5-inch HD screen, Snapdragon 425 processor, 8MP rear camera, and 3000mAh battery.

Let’s find out which Android Go Edition phone has better value for money.

Galaxy A2 Core Vs Redmi Go Specifications

Key Specs Galaxy A2 Core Redmi Go
Display 5-inch TFT 5-inch IPS
Screen Resolution qHD 540 x 960 pixels HD 1280×720 pixels
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie Go Edition Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition
Processor Octa-Core, Up to 1.6GHz Quad-core, Up to 1.4GHz
Chipset Exynos 7870 Snapdragon 425
GPU Mali T830 GPU Adreno 308
Internal Storage 16GB 8GB
Expandable Storage Yes, Up to 256GB Yes, Up to 128GB
Primary Camera 5MP, f/1.9 aperture, LED flash 8MP, f/2.0 aperture, LED flash
Front Camera 5MP 5MP, f/2.2
Video Recording 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps
Battery 2600mAh 3,000 mAh
4G VoLTE Yes Yes
Dimensions 141.6 x 71 x 9.1mm 140.4 x 70.1 x 8.4 mm
Sim Card Type Dual SIM (Nano-SIM) Dual SIM (Nano-SIM)

Design and display

Starting with the design and build quality, since both are the budget phones they have an average build quality with a plastic back panel. Up front, there are bigger bezels on screen. If we talk about dimensions, the Redmi Go is a little bit thinner and lightweight than the Galaxy A2 Core.

Coming to the display, the Galaxy A2 Core has a 5-inch TFT display with qHD (540 x 960 pixels) resolution. On the other hand, Redmi Go also has a 5-inch display but it is an IPS panel and has HD ( 1280×720 pixels) resolution.

Winner: In terms of design, both are similar while for display, Redmi Go is a winner.


The Galaxy A2 Core is powered by an octa-core Exynos 7870 chipset which is clocked at 1.6GHz. While the Redmi Go is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 425 chipset. It is clocked up to 1.4GHz. So, in terms of hardware, Galaxy A2 Core has an upper hand, however, both the chipsets can handle the tasks of an Android Go phone very well.

Winner: Galaxy A2 Core wins here because of octa-core CPU.


Coming to the cameras, Galaxy A2 Core has a 5MP rear camera with f/1.9 aperture and a 5MP front camera. While the Redmi Go comes with an 8MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture. It sports a 5MP front camera with an f/2.2 aperture. The cameras should perform the same.

Winner: Redmi Go is the winner here because of better camera specifications.

Software and apps

The Galaxy A2 Core comes with the latest Android Pie Go Edition while the Redmi Go is still running the older version of Android i.e. Android Oreo Go Edition. Both the phones have usual Go apps like Files Go, YouTube Go, etc. and some other lite apps as well such as Facebook lite.

Winner: Galaxy A2 Core wins here because of its latest software.

Battery and connectivity

The Galaxy A2 Core packs a 2,600mAh battery which is capable to run the phone easily for a day. Redmi Go has a slightly bigger 3,000mAh battery which is enough for a day. In terms of connectivity, Redmi Go has dedicated SIM and microSD card slots. While Galaxy A2 Core has hybrid slots.

Winner: Redmi Go is the winner here because of the bigger battery and better connectivity options.


The has a better processor and the latest software but it comes with a costlier price tag than the Redmi Go. So, for those who are going to buy a smartphone for the first time, Redmi Go could be a better option because of its affordability, HD display, good camera, big battery, and latest lite apps.