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Sony Xperia advance announced: rugged meets stylish

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Sony Xperia advance announced: rugged meets stylish
The Sony Xperia advance just got announced and it’s a stylish handset that hides water and dust resistance under the pretty looks. The Xperia advance is a mid-range affair with a 3.5-inch Reality Display scratch-resistant screen with a resolution of only 320x480 pixels, and a quick, 5-megapixel shooter. 

Globally, the handset will launch as Xperia go in the third quarter of the year, but in the United States it will marketed as the Xperia advance.

The high protection rating (IP67 to be exact) makes it stand out in the crowd, though, but on the downside it comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Luckily, Sony promises to update it to ICS in the future.

If it wasn’t for the resolution of the screen, the handset has some pretty decent hardware for its mid-range ambitions. Here are the technical details:

- Android 2.3 Gingerbread, upgradeable to ICS,
- 3.5” HVGA screen,
- 1GHz dual-core processor,
- 512MB of RAM,
- 5-megapixel camera,
- 8GB internal memory,
- 0.39-inch (9.8mm) thick,
- weighs 3.88 ounces(110 grams).

The Sony Xperia will ship in black, white and yellow.

source: Sony


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posted on 30 May 2012, 04:32 2

1. rg987 (Posts: 130; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


this is SONY'S year and now they r gonna leave Samsung behind bcoz every phone is a dual core and have best camera and super sexy looks...........the only space they have between THEM & THE BEST is a SUPER DUPER QUAD CORE or DUAL A15.......i.e. a GEEK's phone

posted on 30 May 2012, 05:23 2

2. bbblader (Posts: 575; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


the best camera? even the good old n8 beats the crap out of the cameras

posted on 30 May 2012, 12:23

6. rg987 (Posts: 130; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Pussy u dont know anything about cameras.......otherwise u wud have said XPERIA S beats every camera

posted on 30 May 2012, 06:08 1

3. Mittal (Posts: 427; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Sadly many Sony phone's cameras are not as good as they used to be.... they might look good on the phone bcoz of its Bravia Engine but u will get to see the difference when the pics are transferred to the PC

posted on 30 May 2012, 06:13

4. shadez10 (Posts: 395; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


leave samsung behind?.. dont make me laugh... i would rather get the Samsung Galaxy S Advance which is much better... has the same dual core, bigger screen 4" Super AMOLED and much more...

the only thing in xperia go is its water and dust resistant... but who would dip their smartphone in water anyway?.. even if i have this i would never try to dip or wash it with water...

posted on 30 May 2012, 08:18 1

5. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Well I, myself, would also like Sony to come back but better be realistic. Sony is just trying to catch up on Samsung and HTC.

posted on 30 May 2012, 12:35

7. rg987 (Posts: 130; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


And it will not catch them but surpass them by Q1 2013.............unless and until SAMSUNG releases a super spec'd NOTE 2........and after Q1 Htc wud be behind sony in terms of consumer support

posted on 30 May 2012, 14:33

8. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Do you have a magic crystal ball or something?

posted on 30 May 2012, 15:41

10. rg987 (Posts: 130; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Yes........do u want that in ur hole huh....?? Idiot my meaning was sony is doing very well everyone is liking their phones except the geeks. Consumers are supporting them very strongly.....thats y they r gonna surpass everyone

posted on 30 May 2012, 14:55 1

9. Jyakotu (Posts: 814; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


I like how cohesive the Xperia line of phone looks. And IMO, Sony has the best Android UI overlay. If Sprint was able to get a Sony phone, I would buy it in a heartbeat.!

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