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Sony Xperia go Review

0. phoneArena posted on 19 Jul 2012, 03:27

Rugged phones have been around since time immemorial, but they have always been designed for a specific audience. Because of that, they are predominantly niche products, which, in most cases, are hard to look at, but can stand the forces of nature in a way that other handsets can't. Well, it seems that Sony is trying to change that with its Xperia go, which is a new rugged model that tries to remain slim and attractive. To a certain extent, the company has achieved its goal...

This is a discussion for a review. To read the whole review, click here

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 23:28

31. Jaysonmüh (Posts: 8; Member since: 24 Aug 2012)

uhm . . . good day there ...

sir/maam vignesh_viggs can i ask if sony xperia Go is better phone? bcoz i plan to buy it so im just asking if its one of the better and new phones ... i need your opinion :) thanks a lot :)

posted on 26 Aug 2012, 06:07 2

32. vignesh_viggs (Posts: 34; Member since: 15 Jun 2012)

xperia go is one of best mid-range acc. to me because

L7 has Single core 1 GHz Cortex-A5
Htc One v has single core 1 GHz
whereas Dual core 1 GHz Cortex-A9(same also in XPERIA P)

charge(battery life) is not a main problem for me becoz i m average net user ; Then it is going to upgrade to ICS


durableness is perfect for me because surely it can withstands drops..

so go for xperia go...

posted on 26 Aug 2012, 22:57

33. Jaysonmüh (Posts: 8; Member since: 24 Aug 2012)

thanks for the information sir? or maam? :)

i plan to buy it in christmas :)

i very badly want that :)


the signal problem? how to upgrade that? i had read a comment about the signal ...

and im also a mid-range net user :)

thanks a lot sir/maam vignesh :)

i WILL buy it for SURE !!! thanks again :) god bless ahead :)

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 20:17

34. Jaysonmüh (Posts: 8; Member since: 24 Aug 2012)

uhm vignesh ... can i ask if what is much better? xperia go or xperia acro s? :)

thanks ... i just need your side :) ...

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 01:06

35. Jaysonmüh (Posts: 8; Member since: 24 Aug 2012)

oh vignesh ... w/c is better? go or neo L? this is the last :)

thanks :) hope you reply :)

posted on 08 Sep 2012, 04:11 1

36. vignesh_viggs (Posts: 34; Member since: 15 Jun 2012)

Dont go for Neo L - Acro S is excellent than Xperia go becoz of it's price..

One kind advice - Device will always be outdated so don't wait for long time...just go for a device ..!!

also consider Xperia T,J,V ...then go to this link for more sony devices..


Thats It \m/

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 00:45 1

37. djrye11 (Posts: 4; Member since: 10 Sep 2012)


Well, if you compare the two: go and acro s, there are some same features like the water and dust proof feature. But they have also different features like:

Acro S:
-720x1280 pixels
-16GB internal storage
-12MP primary camera
-Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset

-320x480 pixels
-8GB internal storage
-5MP primary camera
-NovaThor U8500 chipset

If you see the features on both, Acro S is much better, BUT, of course, it is more expensive than Go.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 00:48 1

38. djrye11 (Posts: 4; Member since: 10 Sep 2012)

Another thing, please consider the water and dust proof feature.
Acro S is IP57 while Go is IP67

IP67, What Does That Mean?

There has always been considerable confusion regarding the rating systems for ruggedized Pocket PCs. If a unit is described as meeting a particular standard, that can be helpful in making a decision as to which Pocket PC to purchase, depending on the user needs. This white paper will discuss two rating systems, the IP system and the MIL-STD-810. This is only a brief summary.

Please review additional sources if you need a more complete definition of either standard.
IP Ratings: (Ingress Protection or International Protection) - The Ingress Protection rating system is a classification system showing the degrees of protection from solid objects and liquids. The first number refers to the protection against solid objects, normally dust in relation to testing Pocket PCs.

If the first number is 0, there is no protection
provided. A number 5 refers to limited protection against dust. The number 6 is for total protection against dust.

The second number of the IP rating system refers to protection against liquids. A 0 indicates no protection, while a 7 refers to protection against immersion between 15 centimeters and 1 meter. The following two tables give the protection

IP First number - Protection against solid objects
IP Second number - Protection against liquids

Most environmentally sealed Pocket PCs are rated IP67. They are protected from dust and capable of withstanding water immersion
between 15 cm and 1 meter for 30 minutes.

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0 No special protection
1 Protection against accidental touch by hands
2 Protection against objects such as fingers
3 Protection against tools and wires
4 Protection against tools, wires, small wires
5 Limited protection against dust
6 Protected from dust

0 No Protection
1 Protection against vertically dropping condensation
2 Protection against direct sprays of water up to 15 degrees from vert.
3 Protection against direct sprays of water up to 60 degrees from vert.
4 Protection from sprays of water in all directions. Limited water ingress permitted
5 Protection from low pressure jets of water in all directions. Limited water ingress permitted
6 Nearly the same as # 5, except for ship decks
7 Protected against the effects of immersion in water to depth between 15 cm and 1 meter

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 00:52 1

39. djrye11 (Posts: 4; Member since: 10 Sep 2012)

The MIL-STD-810 series of standards are issued by the United States Army's Developmental Test Command, to specify various environmental tests to simulate conditions that the tested item will encounter in the field. The current revision, as of 2006, is revision F, issued January 1, 2000, superseding revision E from 1989. MIL-STD810 E refers to the type of testing that mobile gear is put through to determine its ruggedness. Rugged mobile gear will state that it is MIL-STD810 E rated or may say it is MIL-STD810 F compliant. They both mean the same level of ruggedness is applicable. MIL-STD810 F is just a revision of MIL-STD810 E and applies more to the testing process rather than the resulting rating.
MIL-STD810 E and F are the highest standard for ruggedized testing for mobile gear. Always check for this testing result when looking at mobile gear that is labeled as "rugged". There are 24 categories which are tested and all must obtain the MIL-STD810 E/F rating to be considered rugged.

The 24 categories are as follows:
· Low Pressure (Altitude)
· High Temperature
· Low Temperature
· Temperature Shock
· Contamination by Fluids
· Solar Radiation (Sunshine)
· Rain Method
· Humidity
· Fungus
· Salt Fog
· Sand and Dust
· Explosive Atmosphere
· Immersion
· Acceleration
· Vibration
· Acoustic Noise
· Shock
· Pyroshock
· Acidic Atmosphere
· Gunfire Vibration
· Temperature, Humidity, Vibration, and Altitude
· Icing/Freezing Rain
· Ballistic Shock

These categories are tested to determine the environmental worthiness and durability of a design. There are guidelines for each phase of testing in all categories. All mobile gear to be tested are first run under normal conditions to ensure that they do operate properly and to set a baseline performance. Tests are conducted in natural environments or in

laboratories in simulated conditions. When possible a combination of testing environments is used. As an example of the rating systems being used, the following image shows the ratings for the Nomad 800 Series Pocket PCs. It lists the IP67 rating plus the specific tests done under the MIL-STD-810F systems. At a minimum, all environmentally sealed Pocket PCs used in the field should be shock resistant, water submersible, and dust proof.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 21:02

40. Jaysonmüh (Posts: 8; Member since: 24 Aug 2012)

thanks sir ... thanks a lot for the info :)

now i know how to look at the IP's (before i dont know it :) thanks) ... the MIL-STD-810F ... for the ruggedness ...

thanks sir djrye11 :)

and sir vignesh

i dont also want neo L ... :)

go, or acro s and ill wait for the xperia V :)

thanks sir vignesh :)

#thanks sir djrye11 & sir vignesh :)

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 19:30 1

41. djrye11 (Posts: 4; Member since: 10 Sep 2012)

Yeah, Xperia V is the latest unit of Sony that is IP certified!

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 21:28

42. Jaysonmüh (Posts: 8; Member since: 24 Aug 2012)

yeah :) thanks for the feed back sir :)

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 03:35

43. Jaysonmüh (Posts: 8; Member since: 24 Aug 2012)

i think Xperia Go was the one i can afford :)

but i want the walkman app in xperia V :(

and what ARE the disadvantages of xperia go ?

hmmm ....

i WANT XPERIA GO AND V !!! haha :D

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 02:45

44. Jaysonmüh (Posts: 8; Member since: 24 Aug 2012)

sir vignesh is it true that the scratch resistant in xperia go wag not TOTALLY working ? you have this xperia right ? so is it true ?

i have read it here →http://razzbd.com/sony-xperia-go-review-pros-and-cons.html

thanks for the feed back if ever ...

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 07:03

45. gadget1959 (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)

Firstly, let me say that this IS actually a nice little phone ... but I wouldn't want it as my ONLY phone.

I purchased the Xpedia GO soon after it came out. It is actually quite a nice little phone (especially as a second phone), however, it has a MAJOR design fault. Do NOT EVER try and use a MICRO SIM with a "caddy" (the normal way you use a "micro" sim on any other phone. Not only do you run the risk of not getting it back out, you also run the risk of having to have a NEW CIRCUIT BOARD !!!!!!! Now this is REALLY bad, because more and more phones are now moving to micro-sim cards and not being comfortable about swaping the sim back and forth is a serious issue.

OK, now, given that there is a basic design fault with the phone, you would expect Sony to have replacement circuit-boards in stock ........ NO, none available !!!!!! I have now been wating a month for mine to be repaired and they STILL have NO circuit boards available. PLUS I have to keep phoning them and chasing them to find out what the status is.

So, basically, it isn't a bad little phone, BUT I would NOT recommend this to anyone for 2 reasons ....... 1) A basic design fault, and 2) Sony's terrible customer service.

On a further point, I also own the newly released "Xperia Acro S". I have a micro sim in this too and, based on the "lack of smoothness" I experienced sliding it in (and I was very careful), I'm dreading ever having to take it out because I'm scared that will have the same problem and I'll be without another phone for WEEKS !!!!!! So, beware when buying the Acro S as well.

While we're on the subject of the Acro S, I wish Sony wouldn't mess about with ICS. Some of the really nice, inbuilt features, of ICS have been removed .............. why do these companies think they can re-design Android - if they are that clever, they should have written Android themselves!!! Or maybe I should have just kept my Galaxy S3 (except it isn't waterproof)!!!

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 09:21

46. hari19932 (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)

i m too confused...xperia miro vs xperia go ...which one is better???

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 21:03

47. SpectatorS (Posts: 13; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

for the case, I prefer non-glossy one since glossy tend to get scratched and leaving scars everywhere thus making it not so attractive after some time

and xperia go case isn't 'plasticky either!
when I hold it, it just determine its beauty and strength

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 14:21

48. Lalala (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Dec 2012)

Is the battery removevable? Please reply me if can ;)

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 02:56

49. dhiraj1mumbai (Posts: 8; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)

@Lalala: For XPeria GO, Battery is not removable.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 02:58

50. dhiraj1mumbai (Posts: 8; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)

@gadget1959 - I dont find any problem in removing and insering SIM card. The only thing I want to do is to Push it, I have to use some small pointers like Nip of a Pen.

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 05:14

51. richrichie (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


posted on 09 Apr 2013, 02:54

52. owen23 (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Apr 2013)


how long with the battery f im going to play music?

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 04:20

53. rITIK (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Oct 2013)

please tell me a good low budget android phone under RS 18000

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