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 .
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Cons: Low-resolution screen, Out of date Android version, Mediocre camera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.
Summary: It seems to be raining Xperia handsets of just about every size and configuration these days as Sony goes into overdrive to revive its mobile fortunes. The latest is the all terrain Xperia Go, but with all the previous rugged phones giving blink and miss performances in the Indian market, with this...
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.
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.
Conclusion: The Android market is stuffed full of phones with plenty of options on offer. The Sony Xperia Go sits somewhere just below the mid range. The dual-core processor is welcomed, but the low screen resolution is somewhat prehistoric and limited RAM doesn't really help.
Pros: Waterproofing, nice design, camera interface works nicely, microSD card slot
Cons: Low screen resolution, not hugely powerful, software and user interface could be more up to date