Sony Xperia advance announced: rugged meets stylish

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

Related phones

Xperia go
  • Display 3.5 inches
    480 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
  • Hardware ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500, 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage , microSDHC
  • Battery 1305 mAh
  • OS Android 2.3.7
Xperia advance
  • Display 3.5 inches
    480 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
  • Hardware , 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 4GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1305 mAh
  • OS Android 2.3



9. Jyakotu

Posts: 868; Member since: Dec 12, 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.!

1. rg987

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 29, 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

2. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

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

6. rg987

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

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

3. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 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

4. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 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...

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.

7. rg987

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 29, 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

8. SleepingOz unregistered

Do you have a magic crystal ball or something?

10. rg987

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 29, 2011 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

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