Micromax, the homegrown brand debuted the first smartphone to run Android Go earlier at MWC and was expected to launch much earlier, but it has finally been officially released. It will carry an effective price tag of Rs. 2,399 and will be a perfect phone for first-time smartphone users.
The Micromax Bharat Go has a 4.5-inch display with three capacitive keys on the bottom. It does not have a fancy bezel-less display considering its price, however, this display should suffice in most use cases. On the back, it has a simple look as well, with just the camera on the back as well as some branding by the company.
Underneath its hood, the phone is powered by a quad-core MediaTek processor which is paired with 1GB of RAM. This should be alright for day-to-day usage, however, it is not suitable for power users. In terms of storage, the smartphone will ship with just 8GB of internal memory which can be expanded through a memory card.
In the camera department, the Bharat Go has a primary 5-megapixel camera on the back which is accompanied by an LED flash for capturing images in low light conditions. On the front, the phone has another 5-megapixel selfie snapper which can also double up to aid in video calls.
As far as connectivity goes, the latest offering from Micromax offers all the right options including 3G, 4G with VoLTE, Bluetooth and WiFi. The software on this smartphone has to be its major highlight. Out of the box, the phone comes with Android 8.1 Oreo Go. This software is specially designed for smartphones with low processing power and less RAM. With this inclusion, despite having less RAM, the phone should work smoothly.
The smartphone has a price of Rs. 4,399, however, Micromax has partnered with Airtel and you can get your hands on the phone for Rs. 2,399 through Airtel’s ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ cashback offer worth Rs 2,000.