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Published on July 30th, 2012 | by admin


Xperia Go smartphone hands-on review

Sony Xperia GoThe Sony Xperia Go is designed to replace the Xperia Active as Sony’s rugged, outdoorsy smartphone.

Aimed at the more niche sporty, active market, the Xperia Go ventures slightly off from the rest Sony’s range, such as the Xperia S, Xperia U and Xperia Tipo.

Available now from O2 and Carphone Warehouse priced at £225 on PAYG and around £20 per month on 24 month contracts, the Xperia Go will be rubbing shoulders with the Motorola Defy Mini (around £160), Defy+(around £225) and Samsung Galaxy Xcover Extreme (around £225) in the rugged phone market.

Design And Ergonomics

As a rugged handset it will come as no surprise that Sony has made the Xperia Go dust and water resistant. The Go carries the IP67 certificate, which means it can be submerged to a depth of up to 1m, in fresh water, for 30 minutes and still happily work

Coated in a unique hard-plastic material, the handset feels slightly rough in the hand, but not uncomfortable, and the slender 9.8mm frame allows for a decent grip – further enhanced by the textured case, which we expect aids use in wet and muddy situations, especially if you’ve got gloves on.

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