The Mobile World Congress 2018 is witnessing new launches in regards of flagships as well as entry-level devices. In our #GTUMWC2018 coverage, we got our hands on the Micromax Bharat Go, India’s first Android Oreo Go edition device.
With entry-level specifications, the Micromax Bharat Go competes directly with the Nokia 1, which was also launched at the MWC 2018. Both phone go with an affordable price tag and compete for the same market. We got our hands on the phone and here is our hands on of the Micromax Bharat Go.
Micromax Bharat Go Full Specifications
|Key Specifications||Micromax Bharat Go|
|Operating System||Android Oreo Go Edition|
|Sim Card Type||Dual SIM|
|Price||Rs. 3,000 to Rs. 4000 (Expected price)|
Micromax Bharat Go Physical Overview
Starting with the build of the phone, the device is completely made of plastic. Since it is an entry-level device and will be competitively priced, a plastic back is okay. With a matte gold colour, the phone looks good. At the front of the Micromax Bharat Go, you get the 4.5-inch FWVGA display and a selfie camera. The display is not too bright and does not have automatic brightness controls.
At the back of the phone, you can see the single camera along with flash. The Micromax logo is also at the back. The phone is made of plastic and the back can be opened to house the SIM cards and microSD cards.
The sides of the Micromax Bharat Go sport the volume rockers and lock button, which are also made of plastic. At the bottom, you have the Micro USB port and a speaker grille. The top of the phone houses the 3.5mm earphone jack.
Micromax Bharat Go- Unique Selling Points
Android Oreo Go Edition
The first noticeable feature on the Micromax Bharat Go is the stock Android Oreo Go edition. It is India’s first device to come with Android Go. This means the phone has a lightweight optimised Android version that is made to work with phones with 1GB or less RAM.
With Stock Android Oreo Go edition, there is no bloatware on the device. The only apps pre-installed are the Google Go apps which are optimised to work with the phone. This means you get more storage for your other apps.
Considering the overall features and stock user experience, the Micromax Bharat Go can be good for those making a shift from feature phones to smartphones. This phone comes with the complete Google apps suite and can prove to be an affordable and good package for the day-to-day usage.
Micromax Bharat Go- Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What is Android Go?
Answer: Android Go is a trimmed down version of the Android 8.1 Oreo; Google designed this software to run better on the entry-level hardware and less RAM. All the apps installed on this smartphone from Google is also a trimmed down version of the regular Google app.
Question: How much battery Micromax Bharat Go comes with?
Answer: The Micromax Bharat Go comes with a 2,000 mAh battery which can easily power this hardware for two days.
Question: How is the display of the Micromax Bharat Go?
Answer: The phone comes with a 4.5 inches FWVGA (854 x 480) display with no automatic brightness controls.
Question: What are the connectivity options on the Micromax Bharat Go?
Answer: The Micromax Bharat Go gets WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM, a 3.5mm earphone jack and a Micro USB port as some of the connectivity options.
Question: How much free storage do we get on the Micromax Bharat Go?
Answer: You get 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage. Out of the full internal storage, roughly 5GB is available for users.
Concluding this hands-on, we can say that the Bharat Go is a basic smartphone that comes with an optimised Android Oreo Go Edition. With basic specifications, it is an affordable Android smartphone for those who are willing to make a switch from feature phones to Android devices.
While there is no metal body or IPS display, the phone does fairly well and can be used for light gaming and day-to-day usage. The availability of Go apps from Google means the phone can work at an optimal level and that too for a longer period.