Summary: At the end of our today’s review, it appears to us that Sony’s Xperia Go is not an excellent rugged phone. But it sure doesn’t suck, either. It’s somewhere in between, with good protection against sand and water and good performance.
Excerpt: An active lifestyle demands a certain type of smartphone. At least, that's what the product designers at Sony seem to think. Last year brought the Xperia Active, and now the Xperia Go has seen the light of day.
Conclusion: If you fancy an Xperia active in a more attractive disguise this is absolutely the phone for you. What’s more the go is an excellent all-rounder for the money, especially when you compare it to key rugged rivals like the Motorola Defy+ and far pricier Panasonic Eluga .
Summary: If anything, the added resistance to the natural elements and from occasional bumps and scratches is the Sony Xperia Go’s greatest selling point. This should appeal to people who are looking for a smartphone that they can take wherever they are regardless of the weather.
Conclusion: The Sony Xperia Go is therefore fine looking, easily the most handsome and powerful rugged phone out there. The fact its waterproof, able to deal with life’s little mishaps definitely adds a great USP to the mix.
Pros: Great design and build, Most powerful rugged phone, Expandable storage
Cons: Low-resolution screen, Out of date Android version, Mediocre camera
Summary: The Sony Xperia Go runs on Android OS v2.3 (Gingerbread) and is powered by Dual-core 1.0 GHz processor with 512MB RAM. It has a 3.5-inch, 320 x 480 pixel display. The Sony Xperia Go also comes with a 5.0-megapixel camera that is able to record videos at 720p.
Pros: + Water and dust resistant, + Excellent call quality, + Decent camera
Cons: - Low resolution display, - No Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0), - Back cover is a stain magnet, - Transceiver, - Headset, - USB Cable, - Charger
Conclusion: Right now, it's hard to deliver a definitive verdict on the Xperia Play. This is largely due to the that the PlayStation Suite online store not being ready. However we're generally impressed with both the phone and how existing games have been integrated to use the Xperia Play's controls.
Excerpt: Rugged phones have been around for quite some time but have been quite gimmicky in their rugged utility. In focusing on the rugged aspect of the Smartphone, these devices have given up on some essential features such as utility, comfort and power under the hood.
Summary: Sony announced the Xperia go back in May, that went on sale in India in July. The Xperia go is a durable Smartphone which is dust and water proof. It was running on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) at the launch, but it received the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update few months back.
Pros: Good build quality, Water and dust proof, Good camera with 720p video recording
Cons: Average Loudspeaker output, No front-facing camera