Android Go has been successfully implemented with quite a lot of OEMs making their own set of Android Go smartphone. All about bringing more out of the entry-level smartphones, the Android Go initiative has offered a platform for this lower spec smartphones to blossom. You would also be getting a semblance of the latest OS even if it’s dialled down to fit the entry-level smartphone. 2018 was marked by a lot of Android Go smartphones, a number of which we will be taking a look at in this post.
One of the early birds parade at the MWC 2018 event comes with a 4.5-inch display having an FWVGA resolution. Also, there is 1GB RAM, Mediatek MT6737M processor, 8GB ROM and a 2 159mAh removable battery capacity. Adorned with a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP front snapper, the Nokia 1 is very much simple with plastic body and of course Android Go Edition OS.
Samsung Galaxy J2 Core
Samsung’s entry into the Android Go family is a 2, 600mAh battery smartphone with an Exynos 7570 chipset inside. At the front is a 5.0-inch (540 x 960 pixels) display, a 5MP camera and an 8MP sensor at the back. The internal memory is 1GB while space for storage is just 8GB expandable to 256GB.
Tecno has 3 entry-level smartphones running the Android 8.0 Oreo Go Edition OS which are the Tecno F1, F2 and F3 or POP 1. The Tecno F1 has a 512MB RAM, 8GB internal storage, 2, 000mAh battery, 5MP rear camera and a 2MP front sensor. The only thing different on the Tecno F2 is the 1GB RAM on this smartphone. Progressing to the Tecno F3, there is a different design and a better 5MP front camera with 2, 400mAh battery.
A reputable budget smartphone maker like Itel is undoubtedly part of the Android Go smartphones. The Itel P32 has a dual 5MP rear camera and a single 5MP front camera. There is a MediaTek MT6580A processor with 1GB RAM, 8GB.ROM and 4, 000mAh battery.
There is definitely numerous Android Go smartphones in this category that we will be taking a look at. Starting with the Itel A32F which has the usual 1GB RAM, 8GB built-in space, 5.0-inch FWVGA display, 2, 050mAh battery, 5MP rear camera and 2MP front camera. Then there is the Itel A14 with a 4.0-inch 800 x 480 pixels resolution, a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 512MB RAM, 8GB ROM and 1, 500mAh battery.
You’ve got Itel A15 having 5.0-inch (600 x 480 pixels) display, 2, 050mAh battery, 5MP rear camera with 2MP selfie cam on the other side and a MediaTek MT6580A processor. It also includes 1GB RAM and 8GB storage space expandable by 32GB. The Itel Al6 is more like the A15 model only that it has a 1GB RAM and 800 x 480 pixel display resolution while other things remain the same. Itel A22 has a similar spec sheet as the A15 differentiated by the 2, 400mAh battery, Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 and a FWVGA+ resolution (960 x 480 pixels).
Moving on, there is the Itel A23 on the Android Go platform with a fingerprint scanner, 2MP rear sensor and VGA front camera as a difference from the A22 version. The list continues with Itel A44 Power which have a 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM, dual 5MP + 0.3MP rear camera, fingerprint scanner, 2MP front camera and 5.45-inch (960 x 480 pixels) display. Wrapping things up here, the Itel A45 has a 5.45-inch display with a 1440 x 720 pixels resolution, 2700mAh battery, a dual 5MP + 0.3MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, 1GB RAM fingerprint sensor and 8GB ROM.
The 1GB RAM variant of this smartphone is a member of the Go family with 16GB ROM and 4, 000mAh battery. Also features a 13MP rear camera joined by an 8MP front camera and a 6.0 HD+ display. There is also a fingerprint scanner for added security and 3G connectivity only.
Huawei Y3 (2018)
Like a typical Android Go smartphone, the Huawei Y3 (2018) has a 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM and MediaTek MT6737M processor. Visuals is headlined by a 5.0-inch FWVGA display with an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front snapper. Then you have a 2, 280mAh battery providing power.
Samsung Galaxy J4 Core
This is certainly one of the smartphones with better specs running on the Android Go OS. This smartphone has a 6.0-inch 1480 x 720 pixels display with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor. In addition, you have 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, 8MP rear camera, 5MP front camera and a 3, 300mAh battery.
Looks very much stylish with 1GB/2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage space alongside a MediaTek MT6580 chipset Highlights include an 8MP front camera, 13MP rear shooter and 3, 500mAh battery. Furthermore, you’ll be enjoying a 6.0-inch display with a 1440 × 720 pixels.
Here comes another smartphone in the Go Edition for Nokia with more robust features than the Nokia 1. It has a 5.5-inch HD display, 1GB RAM as well as 8GB storage space. Also, you’ll get Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 running the show and 8MP rear camera alongside a 5MP front sensor with a 4, 000mAh battery to keep things going.
What you’ve got here is within the circle of its colleagues and it is made up of a 16GB storage space, 1GB RAM and a 5.45-inch HD+ display. Powering up the smartphone is a 3, 200mAh battery and an 8MP rear sensor paired witb 5MP front camera.
There are two smartphones in this category. To begin with, the Itel S13 has a 5.5-inch FWVGA display, 2, 400mAh battery, 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM and a MediaTek MT6580 processor. With this comes a fingerprint scanner, dual 5MP camera at the back and a 13MP sensor portions at the font. This is joined by the Itel S33 which does better with a 16GB internal storage, 6.0-inch FWVGA display, 3, 000mAh battery, dual 8MP rear camera. It comes with the 1GB RAM, MediaTek MT6580 quad-core processor, 13MP selfie camera and a fingerprint scanner too.
Huawei Y5 Lite (2018)
Here is another Y-series Huawei smartphone which incorporate the Android Go initiative in its 2018 model. Boasting of a 5.45-inch HD+/screen, MediaTek MT6739 quad-core processor with 1GB RAM and 16GB ROM. Joining that, is a 3, 020mAh battery, 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera.
Moto E5 Play Go
The Motorola phone is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB ROM and a 2, 100mAh battery. Also, you’ll be seeing an 8MP rear camera, 5MP selfie shooter and 5.84-inch 960 x 480 pixels resolution display.
ZTE Tempo Go
ZTE also joins the long list of smartphones with the ‘Go’ Tag on their OS and it comes with a a typical 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM accompanied by a four core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 chipset. At the front, you’ve got a 5.0-inch FWVGA screen with a 2MP camera on top. While there is a 5MP camera at the back and a 2, 200mAh removable battery.
Alcatel 1X and Alcatel 1
Alcatel 1X is one of the Go Edition smartphones to grace last year’s MWC event and it has just about the conventional 1GB RAM, 16GB ROM, Quad-core MediaTek MT6739 chipset and 2, 460mAh battery. Gracing the front is a 5.2-inch 960 x 480 pixels resolution display with a 5MP front camera and an 8MP rear snapper. For the Alcatel 1, you’ve got a 5.0-inch display at the same resolution, battery down to 2, 000mAh. Also, the primary camera is now a 5MP sensor and the selfie side has a 2MP camera.
Gionee F205 Lite
The smartphone makes it to the list of smartphone released under the Android Go banner last year and it covers a 5.47-inch HD display, 1GB RAM, 16GB ROM, 8MP rear camera, 5MP front camera and 3, 000mAh battery.
The list goes on and on with others like Wiko Tommy 3, Micromax Bharat Go, ASUS Zenfone Live (L1), Lava Z50, Cubot J3, Blackview A20, Doogee X50, Doogee X10S, Cubot J3 Pro, Ulefone S1 Pro, Ulefone S1, Lava Z60s, Micromax Spark Go, KenXinDa W55, BLU Vivo Go and General Mobile GM8 Go.