Sony has developed its own line of amazing smartphones, much like the Samsung Galaxy series, in the form of the Sony Xperia series. It’s a lone Sony venture, and there’s no Ericsson involved in it. Sony has managed to carve a niche for itself in the competitive Smartphone market through its Xperia series, and is looking to steadily cover up more areas in the market and further improve its share. The Xperia Go is up for review today.
Newly Designed Smartphone with Eye Catching Looks
The phone is shaped angularly, and is very compact. It’s nice to hold in the hand and looks pretty good. The weight of the phone is 110g and it’s about the right weight for a mid-level Smartphone. You have typical Sony style button arrangement wherein there are three touch buttons just below the screen. The volume rocker is on the right, and the headphone jack on the right with the lock key on the top. The headphone jack on the right would surely cause inconvenience when you’re putting the phone in the pocket and hoping to listen to some music while you’re on the go.
Quality and Style along with Amazing Build Quality offered by Sony
This phone is pretty durable because the case is rugged and strong. It’ll take quite a few drops and the quality all round is good. That said, Sony doesn’t often disappoint with its build, and this one is made specifically to withstand rough usage. You get flaps on the headphone and micro USB jacks, which provide protection from water. Other than that, the phone is IP67 rated, which means you get the highest level of water resistance and dust resistance. The screen is gorilla glass and hence scratchproof. Here’s a phone that can really take in some roughness.
Going Global with it’s High Quality Performance
Don’t get carried away by the roughness of the phone just yet, we’ve got more in store for you. The phone comes with 2.3 Android Gingerbread OS, and you can upgrade it to the all new 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Sony has added its own customizations to the Android home screen and you get certain features that make things easier. The phone comes loaded with a 1 GHz dual core processor and a 400 Mali GPU, meaning that it’ll take not only Gingerbread, but also high end usage on the ICS pretty well. The 3.5 inches display has a 320 x 480p resolution which is good enough because it’s supported by Sony’s Bravia Graphics Technology. The camera is 5 MP and fares pretty well, plus it’s got flash as well. You also get a pretty good battery and the internal memory is a decent 4 GB.
Why Sony Xperia Go is an overall packaged Smartphone
It’s a budget level Smartphone, and quite delivers a very good performance. You can get a good looking phone that’s not only good looking, but can take in a number of knocks and still remain fine. You get a superb performance from this device because of the amazing hardware that Sony packs. To top that up, you get a great screen and a decent camera with flash. You can also upgrade to ICS and enjoy all the benefits that ICS has to offer. For the price, it’s a very good bargain.