Saturday, August 8, 2015

Sony Xperia go Overview - The Very Sleek, Water-proof and Dust-proof Android Phone

After releasing the acro HD to the public, Sony Mobile continues to present one other rugged handset that is Sony Xperia go (Advance, ST27i, ST27a). The company stated that this is generally the slim touch-screen smartphone with much better durability. Here is the specs overview of this smartphone to identify the differentiation with the acro HD handset.

Style, Sizing and Display

With regards to overall design, Sony Xperia go appears to be fairly similar with the acro HD since it still has the typical and compact Xperia style. Measuring just 111 mm in height, 60.3 mm in width and 9.8 millimeters in thickness, the device is obviously smaller than its close brother. Also, this smartphone is lighter since it weighs just 110 grams. The screen has been produced smaller with the dimension of 3.5" with the low resolution of 320x400p along with pixel density of only 165 ppi. Having this screen specs, this mobile phone may provide the lousy viewing angles and also the less visibility under direct sunlight. Happily, this device has been covered by the scratch-resistant mineral glass display (Mobile BRAVIA Engine) and also it has actually been IP67 certified (water and also dust-resistant).

General Performance

To boost the general performance, the company has added the dual-core 1 GHz Cortex A9 processor combined with the 512 MB of RAM. Using this hardware specifications, the device may match the overall functionality of iPhone 4s since it possesses the exact same hardware. For the os, there will be the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) which thankfully can be upgraded to the latest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). To save the files, users are given the roomy 4 GB internal storage which may be expanded with sd card up to 32 GB.

Camera Specs

The main camera of 5 MP can take image and capture High-definition video with the quality of 720p (1280×720) and also the video stabilizer and video light functions. This camera has been equipped with the single-LED flash, auto-focus, touch to focus, video stabilizer, face and also smile detection, 16 times digital zoom, geo-tagging, 3D sweep panorama along with self-timer function. However, there will be no front-facing camera for video calls necessity.

Battery Life

Any time it is utilized in 2G network, the device's battery (1305 mAh) can provide the talk-time of about 6.5 hours (the average is approximately 8 hours) and also the stand-by time of about 520 hours (the average is 21 days). In 3G network, this handset will last for about 19.2 days and has the talk-time of about 5.5 hours.


This handset comes with the internet speed of around 14.4 Mbps via the HSDPA and also around 5.76 Mbps via HSUPA connection. On the downside, you will not be able to gain access to the 4G LTE network with this handset. There will be the complete connection tools in this handset like the Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi (mobile hotspot), DLNA, OTA Sync along with microUSB 2.0 port. It'll be nicer if this handset has been pre-loaded with the Near Field Communication (NFC) support.

Cost and Conclusion

The cost of Sony Xperia go is $228.19 (off-contract). The benefits of this device will be the fast dual-core processor, compact size and water-resistant design. The downsides of this smartphone are the low pixel density, below average camera and it does not have 4G LTE and Near Field Communication (NFC) feature.