Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sony Xperia Go - For the Active

The number of new mid-priced Sony Xperia phones is dazzling. We have the Sony Xperia U and Sola. Than the Sony Xperia Neo L, which is an upgraded version of last years Neo V. Now, you have the new Sony Xperia Go. 

The Xperia Go replaced last years Xperia Active in Sony's line-up. As their names indicate, these phones are the choice for the sports minded and outdoor adventurer types. These phones are IP67 certified as dust and waterproof (1 meter for 30 minutes). 

The Sony Xperia Go has a suggested retail price of Php14,490, but can be had for a bit over Php13K with some retailers. It available for as has very decent specifications for the asking price. 

Quick Specifications:

  • Android 2.3, with a announced upgrade to Android 4.0
  • 3.5-inch, 320 x 480 LCD display, scratch resistant glass
  • 8 GB storage (about 6 GB available to the user), expandable via MicroSD card
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • Dual core 1 GHz processor, DB8500 graphical processing unit
  • 5 MP autofocus camera with LED flash
  • No front camera
  • 720p video
  • HSDPA 14.4 Mbps
  • 1305 mAh battery

The phone is pretty thin at 9.8 mm. Especially, when you consider last years Sony Xperia Active was 16.5 mm thick.

What might disappoint is the lower resolution 320 x 480 display and the absence of the front camera. Also, the phone still comes with Gingerbread. Although a Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) update is promised, at this point in time we expect ICS out of the box, with a promise of Jelly Bean (Android 4.1).

Still, if you want a phone to take with you while jogging, biking or hiking, this looks like the best one for you.


  1. for everyday use and battery life? Which is better sola or this?

  2. Hello. On paper, Sola and Go have similar specs except for the slight cut on the latter's screen size and resolution. To note, Xperia U is closer to Go (with the same screen size) except (again) for its screen resolution. All three have same battery rating so their battery life must be on the same line. Xperia Go seems to be fit for a much rugged and outdoor use.

    1. Could not have put it better myself.

    2. Thanks! You're welcome Robert :)


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