Sony Xperia go

Announced:
May 30, 2012
Market status:
Released

PhoneArena Rating:

7.0
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Display

Display size:

3.5 inches

Resolution:

320 x 480 pixels

Pixel density:

165 ppi

Technology:

TFT

Screen-to-body ratio:

54.59 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

5 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus

Flash:

LED

Software Features:

Touch to focus, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Self-timer, Panorama

Video recording:

1280x720 (HD)

Recording format:

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, 3GPP

Features:

Video light, Digital image stabilization

Design

Form factor:

Candybar

Dimensions:

4.37 x 2.37 x 0.39 inches (111 x 60.3 x 9.8 mm)

Weight:

3.88 oz (110 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP 67

Keys:

Right: Volume control

Colors:

Black, Yellow, White

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback, Music recognition, Sound effects

Screen mirroring:

DLNA

Music player:

Filter by:

Album, Artist, Playlists

Supported formats:

MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WAV, AMR, 3GPP, OGG, MIDI

Video playback:

Supported formats:

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD, AVI, 3GPP

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500

Processor:

Dual-core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9

GPU:

ARM Mali-400

RAM:

0.5 GB

ROM:

8192 MB

Available to use:

4 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDHC up to 32 GB

Device type:

Smart phone

OS:

Android (2.3.7)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

3.0

Profiles/ Protocols:

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n; Hotspot

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Charging connector:

microUSB

Location:

GPS

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass, Barometer

Other:

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Cellular

UMTS:

900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data:

HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

2G Data:

EDGE, GPRS

Global Roaming:

Yes

Battery

Capacity:

1305 mAh

Type:

User replaceable

Talk time:

6.50 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)

Stand-by time:

21.7 days (520 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)

Talk time (3G):

5.50 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

19.2 days (460 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)

Music playback:

45.00 hours

Video playback:

6.00 hours

Internet browsing

Browser:

supports:

HTML, HTML5, Flash, CSS 2.1, CSS 3

Built-in online services support:

Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter

Phone features

Notifications:

Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Phonebook:

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer:

Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer (Office, PDF), Flashlight, Calculator, Stopwatch

Messaging:

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail:

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging:

Skype, Hangouts / Google Talk

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Shopping information

In The Box:

Stereo headset, charger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation.

Availability

Officially announced:

May 30, 2012
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Pros

  • Small dimensions (4.37 x 2.37 x 0.39 inches)

Cons

  • Thick body (0.39 inches)
  • No front-facing camera
  • Too little RAM

Description

Sony Xperia go is a stylish smartphone made for extra durability. It is water and dust resistant. Coming with a 3.5" Scratch resistant mineral glass display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine and 5MP camera which is said to go from sleep to snap in just over a second. It is powered by 1Ghz dual core processor and is launching with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), upgradeable to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).

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