Sony Xperia Go

Price: Rs. 17000 - Rs. 20000
The Good: A phone that looks after itself! It is completely and one hundred percent dustproof, and waterproof as well. The phone comes equipped with a ‘wet finger tracking technology’ which allows the user to use the phone even if they are wet.

The Bad: A disappointing factor is that the waterproof feature is that you cannot operate or use the phone under water. The battery life is slightly on the lower side and you might just have to carry your USB charger with you at all times. The brightness of the display is a letdown, and even at its brightest it isn’t bright enough! Keeping the brightness of the phone at the highest level also contributes to the battery draining out soon.

The Bottom Line: A device that can endure any kind of wear and tear. And in many ways it can be termed as a phone made for India! But the battery might be a letdown to serious smartphone users.

The Sony Xperia Go has competition in the market in the form of Motorola Defy which is also a dustproof as well as a waterproof phone. Sony is trying to carve out a niche place for its Xperia Go in the over crowed mobile market by positioning itself as a tough and durable phone.

Design: The phone just 10mm thus making it slim and sleek. The phone has a rubberized plastic casing which has a velvety fell to it. This is something that hasn’t been seen in any other phone till now. The jack for the USB and the headphone jack is covered by grommets which gives the phone a very clean look. The volume and power/sleep buttons are slightly raised metal buttons.

The handset is available in three colour variants. For the people who are looking for a formal and sober phone the evergreen colour black is available. For those who like their gadgets colored you can choose between white and yellow.

Processor and Operating System:
The Xperia Go is powered by a 1 GHz Cortex-A9 Dual-core processor. The phone runs on the Android 2.3, Gingerbread Operating System. What seems strange is that all the new phones from Sony run on Ice Cream Sandwich operating system while Xperia Go is left out. What makes the whole thing stranger is that the Xperia Go has all the buttons that are seen on an Ice Cream Sandwich phone and where as Xperia Ion and Neo L have Gingerbread buttons even though they function on ICS.

Though saying all this, Sony has said that even though Go operates on Android 2.3 it will be upgradeable to Ice Cream Sandwich.

Features and Performance:
Screen: The Xperia Go has a 3.5-inch capacitive touch screen. The size of the handset makes is an easy to carry phone in your pocket or purse. The screen has a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. The touch screen is totally scratch resistant. During the launch Sony showed of this feature by rubbing it in sand and keeping it in a box full of sand.

Camera: The phone comes with an exciting camera feature which would make all the people who love clicking pictures jump with joy. The phone has a 5 mega pixel camera which allows the user to click a picture in less than 2 seconds even when the phone is locked. This same feature was also seen in Sony Xperia S.

Storage and Connectivity: The phone has an internal memory of 8 GB which is expandable to up to 32 GB with the help of a MicroSD card slot. The phone has both GPRS and GPS which come in handy while using many of the apps in the Google Store.

Price and Availability: The phone is priced at Rs.25,000, thus making this smartphone fall in the mid range category. But there are many online sites like Yebhi.com, Flipkart.com and Buytheprice.com are offering the phone at a price range of Rs.18,000 and Rs.19,000. The phone is aimed at outdoor people who want a sturdy phone but aren’t too particular about the specifications.

Wrap-Up: The Xperia Go is a good looking gadget. What makes this phone grab eyeballs where ever it goes is the fact that it is waterproof as well as dustproof. Thus making you less worried about looking after your phone even if you are caught in the rain.
The only strange and perplexing feature of the phone is that it runs on Gingerbread operating system and not Ice Cream Sandwich even though all of the other phones from Sony run on ICS.
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By pen island
28 January 2013
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