Summary: The overall experience was great, and the performance was very impressive. We must say that Sony’s Xperia Go is a fantastic Android smartphone for those who frequently travel. Those who love trekking, mountaineering or wandering into the wild will find this phone extremely useful. Featuring light weight, a sleek form-factor, a crisp display, a fast UI, a waterproof and dustproof shell, an onboard GPS, music and entertainment, and Internet connectivity, all packed into...
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. We like how the new custom UI both looks and works – a definite improvement on how it used to be on the Xperia X10. One area that concerns us is memory.
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. We’re not sure that this excuses the low resolution screen or out of date operating system, but the Xperia Go has plenty of appeal. In turn, anyone who wants a waterproof looker and can splash out £220 needn’t look elsewhere.
Pros: Great design and build, Most powerful rugged phone, Expandable storage
Cons: Low-resolution screen, Out of date Android version, Mediocre camera
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 . Even if you’re not especially in need of a rugged phone we can see the water resistance being genuinely useful, especially if you’re adventurous and allergic to phone insurance, and we’d be very surprised...
Summary: The Sony Xperia Go is a device whose performance is louder than its appearance. At its price, the Xperia Go faces off against the HTC One V, and takes the cake in terms of performance. The only downside is that the Go runs on Android 2.3 out of the box and the solace is that it will receive the ICS update in the near future.
Pros: Solid performance, Great build quality, Good camera
Cons: No ICS out-of-the-box, Low-res display, Cramped onscreen keyboard
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. It comes with 4GB of built-in storage, and is able to support microSD cards of up to 32GB.
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
The Sony Xperia go's dust and water resistant capabilities should certainly get your attention
Good Gear Guide.au
17 December 2012
Summary: The Sony Xperia go is a compact and well designed Android phone with excellent rugged credentials. It has good build quality to go with its water and dust-resistant capabilities but the screen is cramped, it ships with outdated Android software and there's no front-facing camera.
Pros: Water and dust resistant, Good build quality, Camera works underwater
Cons: Cramped screen, Outdated Android software, No front-facing camera
Excerpt: The phone is rugged, and manages to look trendy too. In fact, it looks like any other modern smartphone, which is big plus for a phone labelled "tough". (Remember how fugly the Motorola DEFY+ was?) The Xperia go's back panel is extremely sturdy, and all the ports are sealed by plastic flaps. All in all, the Xperia go is the best looking waterproof phone I've ever seen.
Summary: On first glance, the Sony Xperia go looks like a lightweight, compact Android mid-ranger like the Xperia U we've already seen. Look again and you'll notice this good-looking little smartphone is submerged in water and you're still pawing through apps and games. The go's hidden toughphone features – like a scratch resistant screen and water resistance – might just give it the edge over the higher-specced, equally water-friendly Panasonic Eluga and the cheap,...