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Sony Xperia go

alaTest has collected and analyzed 715 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the portability and camera are on the whole positive. The screen and design are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the connectivity, while the reliability and features get critical reviews.

responsiveness, design, screen, camera, portability

features, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia go is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Sony Xperia Go Review


Sony Ericsson, now Sony Mobile Communications, has always been in the limelight for introducing new phones. Its phones are considered to be beauty-with-brains, slick, compact, elegant, delicate, and equally powerful. It's all thanks to the Adreno GPU...

Moving ahead, we did find a very tiny flaw in the handset. The rear panel does not clamp back very snugly to the frame. After opening the rear panel, you have to nudge a little around all the areas that clamp to the frame. Once you hear a faint click,...

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Sony Xperia go review: Get out, get wet


The Sony Xperia go is not a phone to keep on a short leash. Not your kind of phone either if you'd say no to a dip in the pool because you are expecting an important call. The Sony Xperia go lets you join the fun. The midrange package that Sony just...

IP67 certified for dust and water resistance, wet-finger tracking ; Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support ; 3G with 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA ; 3.5" 16M-color LED-backlit LCD capacitive touchscreen of HVGA resolution (320 x 480 pixels) at around 165...

No ICS out of the box ; Screen resolution a bit low by today's standards ; No arm case and wrist strap in the bundle (ala the Sony Ericsson Xperia active)- available in the Xperia go "Sports Edition ; No hardware camera shutter key ; No secondary...

Sony may've parted ways with Ericsson but they still seem to hang out at some of the places they used to go together. One thing's for sure, the Xperia go won't mind being around the Xperia active, even if it finds itself under the occasional meter of...

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Sony Xperia go Review


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...

Water- and dust-resistant ; 1GHz dual-core processor ; Good HD video capture

Very cheap-feeling plastic build ; Low-resolution screen

The Sony Xperia go is an average device no matter how you look at it. It has a pretty good processor for its class, and we can live with the low-resolution screen, but the unpleasant plastic casing may ruin the experience for you. Still, it'll be best...


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Sony Xperia go


The Sony Xperia Go runs on Android OS v2.3 (Gingerbread) and is powered by Dual-core 1.0 GHz processor with 512MB RAM. It has a 3.5-inch, 320 x 480 pixel display. The Sony Xperia Go also comes with a 5.0-megapixel camera that is able to record videos...

Water and dust resistant; Excellent call quality; Decent camera

Low resolution display; No Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0); Back cover is a stain magnet; Transceiver; Headset; USB Cable; Charger © 2000 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.

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Sony Xperia Go Review


The Sony Xperia Go is technically a successor to last year's Sony Ericsson Xperia Active, taking the place of the rugged, meant-for-outdoors smartphone in...

Portable with a 3.5 inch display ; Dust Resistant ; Water Resistant ; Great Build quality ; MicroSD card slot ; Okay battery life ; Above average camera ; Decent specs means it’s more future-proof

Low screen resolution ; Android 2.3 Gingerbread is two versions old ; Loudspeaker is a little quiet

If you’re looking for a rugged phone that can survive the outdoors, or the beach, or even your clumsy little hands, this is pretty much the best you can get.

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Sony Xperia Go


We found the Sony Xperia Go retail pack is pretty huge to hold when it arrived yesterday at our lab. But then we were told that it was a rugged Smartphone so maybe the heavy packaging was a part of the theme. The rest of the doubts evaporated once we...

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We took the Sony Xperia Go out: to the Himalayas


The Xperia Go came back from the arduous hiking trip we had, involving about 40km walking, 56km on horse-back and rest on vehicle (all the time the Go being my primary phone) – with two about a couple of cm long scratches and a few other small ones...

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Amazon review summary for Sony Xperia go


alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Sony Xperia go from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

camera, design, portability

86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony Xperia Go ST27i Yellow IP67 certified Factory Unlocked International Version by New Generation Products LLC.,

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Sony Go


This is exactly what I wanted Slim, not too big and robust.

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Good value for money


Good value for money with the plus of the IP67 certification. Don't recommend upgrade the OS for Android 4.0. It will slow down your phone a lot. Excellent service by expansys.

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD720p


Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operator:EE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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