No bulk how accurate we are with our smartphones, accidents do happen. One abatement or a distinct baptize splash, and you adeptness end up killing your admired phone. To abode this, manufacturers accept appear up with water-resistant and extra-sturdy handsets in the past. Sadly, best of those phones were so animal that I wouldn't demand to backpack them in public. Sony is acquisitive to change that with its glassy Xperia go; let's acquisition out aloof how boxy this Japanese fella is.
Design And Body Quality
The retail box comes with the phone, charger with advertisement USB cable, and earphones. The handset measures 4.4" (l) x 2.4" (w) x 0.4" (9.8 mm) (d), and tips the scales at 110 grams. The Xperia go is an IP67 (Ingress Aegis 67) adjustable phone. The cardinal 6 refers to absolute aegis adjoin dust particles, and "7" refers to the gadget's adeptness to bear baptize captivation (max. 1 metre). I've absolute Sony's claim, and the Xperia go is absolutely a waterproof phone. It's account advertence that the touchscreen is acknowledging alike aback it's wet.
The buzz is rugged, and manages to attending contemporary too. In fact, it looks like any added avant-garde smartphone, which is big added for a buzz labelled "tough". (Remember how fugly the Motorola DEFY+ was?) The Xperia go's aback console is acutely sturdy, and all the ports are closed by artificial flaps. All in all, the Xperia go is the best attractive waterproof buzz I've anytime seen.
The handset's 3.5" awning with Mobile BRAVIA, with pixel ambit of 320x480, is adequate by scratch-resistant mineral glass. The affectation is bright, and it offers advanced examination angles. Because of the low pixel density, however, the icons tend to accept asperous edges. Apart from that, the affectation is good, because the device's bulk tag.
The Xperia go is powered by a 1 GHz dual-core CPU, and has 512 MB of RAM. It sports a 5 mp camera with LED flash. Here's are the abundant specs:
- 1 GHz NovaThor U8500 dual-core Cortex-A9 CPU, ARM Mali-400 GPU, 512 MB RAM.
- Quad-band GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 Mhz); Dual-band 3G (900, 2100 MHz).
- 3.5" capacitive multi-touch awning (480x320 pixels) adequate by scratch-resistant mineral glass, Mobile BRAVIA Engine, 16 actor colours, Handwriting recognition.
- 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, 16x agenda zoom, Face apprehension and Smile detection, Fast Capture; No front-facing camera.
- FM radio with RDS, Micro-USB 2.0, 3.5 mm jack.
- Wi-Fi with hotspot functionality, DLNA certified, Assisted GPS.
- 8 GB of centralized accumulator (4 GB user-accessible), 32 GB microSD agenda slot.
- Supported Video: 3GPP, MP4, MKV, AVI.
- Supported Audio: MP3, 3GPP, MP4, SMF, WAV, OGG.
- 1305 mAh battery.
- 4.4" (l) x 2.4" (w) x 0.4" (9.8 mm) (d), 110 grams.
- Available Colours: Black, White, Yellow.
UI And Applications
The Xperia go appearance Sony's custom UI on top of Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). The interface is the aforementioned as what we've been seeing on the latest Xperia alternation handsets. Thanks to a dual-core CPU, the buzz runs smooth, except aback you accept too abounding apps accessible in the background. Sony has gone absolutely some way to accomplish this buzz a amusement to use; the accessible ICS amend will apparently accomplish things alike better.
Although the onboard web browser is snappy, it's not as fast as its ICS counterparts. It supports Beam 11, so you can watch 720p web videos after any problems. Google Maps works accomplished with A-GPS (Assisted-GPS). The handset comes with preinstalled apps including Compass, Torch, and miCoach; the closing is meant for wannabe athletes and is accessible for chargeless at Google's Play Store.
The Xperia go has TrackID music acceptance support; TrackID can download anthology art and advice for your music library. The music player's interface as able-bodied as the complete affection is actual good. Additionally, you get affluence of equaliser and beleaguer complete settings.
Coming to video playback, the handset can handle MP4, DivX, XviD, and 3GP videos up to 720p. Needless to say, you can get added codec abutment by downloading RockPlayer or MXPlayer.
The 5 mp autofocus camera is accompanied by an LED flash. It's arranged with appearance such as Sweep Panorama, Sweep Multi Angle, and 3D Sweep Panorama. There's additionally the Fast Capture function,which allows you to booty a breeze after unlocking the phone. Analysis out the additional screenshot in the gallery.
The snapper delivers appropriate pictures by 5 mp standards. Photos appearance a acceptable bulk of detail, but the slight bare cast can be annoying.
The Xperia go can almanac 720p videos at 30 fps in MP4 format. Video playback is smooth, and the account is good. Click actuality to analysis out a video sample.
Telephony, Messaging, Battery, And Verdict
The device's arresting accession was acceptable throughout our tests. However, I acquisition the earpiece is absolutely anemic - but I assumption that's the tradeoff with a waterproof phone. On the messaging front, the account keyboard feels a bit cramped; it's acceptable in mural mode.
In our tests, the 1305 mAh array kept the accessory powered on for a little beneath than 5 hours beneath abundant use. With accustomed use though, you can apprehend it to aftermost for a day. The Xperia go offers accomplished body quality, glassy design, abundant music quality, a acceptable camera, and a affable UI. On the bare side, it lacks a front-facing camera, and it hasn't accustomed the ICS amend yet.