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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1046 reviews of Sony Xperia go / Xperia advance / Sony ST27i / Sony ST27a. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and design. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the reception.

usability, performance, portability, design, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia go / Xperia advance / Sony ST27i / Sony ST27a is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia go / Xperia advance / Sony ST27i / Sony ST27a

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 user reviews of Sony Xperia go / Xperia advance / Sony ST27i / Sony ST27a from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the durability and design are overall positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably.

portability, performance, usability, design, durability

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Go Sim Free Mobile Phone - BlackSony Xperia Go Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia go / Xperia advance / Sony ST27i / Sony ST27a

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Sony Xperia go / Xperia advance / Sony ST27i / Sony ST27a from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Xperia go / Xperia advance / Sony ST27i / Sony ST27a

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony Xperia go / Xperia advance / Sony ST27i / Sony ST27a from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. People really like the battery.

battery

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: XPERIA Go ST27i - 8GB - Black (Unlocked) SmartphoneXPERIA Go ST27i - 8GB - Black (Unlocked) Smartphone

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

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...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Ray S. (phonearena.com)

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...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by (phonearena.com)

Sony Xperia advance

 

Sony Xperia advance is the US version of the Xperia go. A stylish but yet water and dust resistant smartphone. It is coming with a 3.5" scratch resistant mineral glass display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine and 5MP camera which is said to go from...

Expert review by : cellphones.ca (cellphones.ca)

Sony Xperia Advance

 

The Sony Xperia go is among the best-looking rugged handsets ever released with Android in the past few years. It has a 3.5-inch HVGA screen, a dual-core processor, a 5MP camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, and built-in dust and water protection that'll...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

Sony Xperia Go Review

 

The Sony Xperia Go is a device whose performance is louder than its appearance. At its price, the Xperia Go faces off against the HTC One V, and takes the cake in terms of performance. The only downside is that the Go runs on Android 2.3 out of the box...

Solid performance, Great build quality, Good camera

No ICS out-of-the-box, Low-res display, Cramped onscreen keyboard

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : YugaTech (yugatech.com)

Sony Xperia Go Review

 

If anything, the added resistance to the natural elements and from occasional bumps and scratches is the Sony Xperia Go's greatest selling point. This should appeal to people who are looking for a smartphone that they can take wherever they are...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Lim Pei Hao (mobile88.com)

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

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Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Clinton Jeff (zomgitscj.com)

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.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by (nothingwired.com)

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...

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony Xperia go Android phone

 

The Sony Xperia go's dust and water resistant capabilities should certainly get your attention

Water and dust resistant ; Good build quality ; Camera works underwater

Cramped screen ; Outdated Android software ; No front-facing camera

The Sony Xperia go is a compact and well designed Android phone with excellent rugged credentials. It has good build quality to go with its water and dust-resistant capabilities but the screen is cramped, it ships with outdated Android software and...

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1305
Battery performance:1305
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:45 / 6
Continuous video playback time:6
Standby time (2G):520
Standby time (3G):460
Talk time (2G):6.3 / 6.30 / 6.5
Talk time (3G):5.3 / 5.30 / 5.5
Video call time:45 / 6

Call Management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:16
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED / Xenon
Geotagging: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: No
Self-timer: Yes
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p
Video stabilizer: Yes
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:N / Y
DLNA Certified:No / Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / White / Yellow
Form Factor:Bar
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:3:2
Display Diagonal:3.5
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:480 x 320
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5 / 512

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV / 3GPP, MP3, OGA, OGG, WAV / 3GPP, MP3, OGG, OTA, WAV / AAC, AAC+, MP3, OGG, WAV / MIDI, MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, OGG, PCM, WAV / MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / MP3, OGG, WAV
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP / BMP, GIF, JPG, WBMP / GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP / JPEG XR
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Video compression format:3GP, AVI, H.263, H.264, MP4 / 3GP, AVI, H.263, H.264, XVID / 3GP, AVI, MKV, MP4, XVID / AVI, H.263, H.264, MKV, MPEG4 / AVI, MKV, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video compression formats:3GPP, MP4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP,AVI,H.263,H.264,MP4 / 3GP,AVI,H.263,H.264,XVID / 3GP,AVI,MKV,MP4,XVID / AVI,H.263,H.264,MKV,MPEG4 / AVI,MKV,MPEG4 / H.263,H.264,MPEG4
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB / AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EFR

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:2100 / 850, 1900, 2100 / 850,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100 / 900, 2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSUPA / HSPA / HSPA,UMTS
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HSF, HSP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HSP, OPP, PBAP
Bluetooth version:3.0
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit AES, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, WPA / 128-bit AES, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, WPA, WPA2 / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, WPA / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, WPA, WPA2 / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, WPA2
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
WAP: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Active toolbar: Yes
Camera included: Yes
Connection to PC: Yes
Dimensions (WxDxH):2.37 x 0.386 x 4.37
EDGE: Yes
Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,Google Voice Search / Google Play
GPRS: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Rotating: Yes
Video playback: Yes
Voice recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless connection:Y
Wireless connections: Yes

Packaging Content

Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android / Bada
Operating system version:2.3 / 4.0 / 4.1
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Recorder, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Detailed contact information, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Recorder, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Detailed contact information, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups: Yes
SyncML: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:U8500
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A9
Processor cores:2
Processor family:NovaThor / Qualcomm / STE
Processor frequency:1
Processor model:U8500

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android / Bada
Operating system version:2.3 / 4.0 / 4.1
SyncML: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MMC
Internal memory:512 / 8
Internal RAM:512
Internal storage capacity:4 / 8
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:0.5
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Google Play

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.386
Height:0.433 / 4.37
Weight:3.88
Width:2.37