Micromax Bharat Go
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About the Phone
- It has a sturdy build and design.
- It is not too big and allows for one-hand usage.
- The battery performance is good.
- The phone is lightweight.
- Camera performance is subpar.
- It offers very limited RAM.
- It lacks an Ambient Light Sensor.
- The Go edition apps don’t perform as good as the original app versions.
For a phone under 5k, the Micromax Bharat Go doesn’t look too shabby. The phone is designed to facilitate comfortable handling. It never feels too heavy. Also, a 5MP front and rear cam is a pretty good deal for a phone in this price range.
The Micromax Bharat Go sports a 4.5″ (11.43 cm) TFT display having a screen resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. It has a Quad-Core MediaTek MT6737 processor coupled with 1GB RAM. The internal storage capacity is 8GB.
It runs on Android 8.0 Oreo (Go edition) and comes with a 2000 mAh battery. The phone features a 5MP rear camera as well as a 5MP selfie camera. It has dual-SIM support. Sadly, there’s only one colour available for the Micromax Bharat Go, and that is black.
The phone has 1GB RAM paired with 8GB of inbuilt storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD card. Honestly, the RAM is way too less. Out of the 8GB, the system hogs nearly 2.1GB, so, you have only about 5GB space available.
The launch price of this phone was Rs. 3,490.
The phone has thick bezels on the top and bottom parts, but the sides bezels are relatively slimmer. It has a plastic body with a removable back cover. Despite being made of plastic, the rear panel has a glossy finish. Since this is an entry-level phone, the design is pretty basic. It fits very easily into your hand and allows for one-hand usage. It weighs only 130 g, and the dimensions are 136.50 x 67.00 x 9.60mm (height x width x thickness).
The Micromax Bharat Go features a 4.5-inch TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen. With a 16:9 aspect ratio, the screen resolution is 480 x 854 pixels (2017 PPI).
The display is just average. And while the brightness levels are good, you will have to adjust it manually since there’s no Ambient Light Sensor. The wide viewing angles are a welcome feature.
The phone has a Quad-Core MediaTek MT6737, Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.1 GHz. As for the graphical performance, a Mali-T720 MP2 GPU takes care of it. For the most part, the phone delivers a smooth and lag-free performance. Multitasking isn’t an issue. Also, you can switch between apps with ease.
The phone has 5MP cameras both for the front and back. These are fixed focus lenses. Naturally, you shouldn’t get any high hopes from the cameras of Micromax Bharat Go. Provided that you have steady hands, you can get some decent outdoor shots, although there will be a fair share of noise visible in them. The rear camera comes with HDR imaging, Panorama Mode, Night mode, Beauty Mode, and a Pro Mode. It can record 720p videos. However, the lack of AutoFocus makes the videos come out as grainy and out of focus. As for the front camera, the results are the same. Although it is accompanied by a flash, it does not do much good. You get average snaps with soft details and a significant amount of noise creeping in.
The phone has a 2000mAh removable battery that promises to last through an entire day. Since the phone is meant for day-to-day tasks such as calling, messaging, listening to music, browsing and using social media apps, you don’t need to worry about battery life. Obviously, you are not going to indulge in hardcore gaming on this phone, so it’s good to go.
Micromax Bharat Go has connectivity options like Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with A-GPS, FM Radio, micro USB port, and a 3.5mm jack. Among sensors, it only has an Accelerometer.
To sum up, Micromax Bharat Go delivers a decent and standard performance for an entry-level phone. It is a good choice for an everyday usage device. However, you can also explore other options in the same price range as the Nokia 1. Or, if you take your budget a notch higher, you could get phones like Moto E4 or the Mobiistar CQ.