Sony Xperia Go

Thursday, December 20, 2012

/ by Aman Banka

Sony Xperia Go - Price: Rs.17990 [ Indian Market Price ]

Key Features

  1. Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
  2. 5 MP Primary Camera
  3. 3.5-inch TFT Capacitive Touchscreen
  4. 1 GHz Cortex-A9 Dual Core Processor
  5. Water and Dust Resistance
  6. Wi-Fi Enabled
  7. Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB
Another excellent smartphone from the Sony Xperia stables, the Sony Xperia Go is portrayed as a tough smartphone for the outgoing user who tends to handle their phone roughly. This Sony mobile is a mid-ranged phone with choice features considering its price and comes in a bar shape. Sony has opted to go for the reliableAndroid v2.3 (Gingerbread) OS which is backed up by a 1 GHz U8500 Dual Core Cortex A-9 processor. The 512 MB RAM completes the combination to ensure that the apps on the mobile run in a smooth manner.

The screen of the Sony Xperia phone is a sufficient 3.5-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen which displays images in an HVGA resolution of 480 x 320 pixels. Being a rugged handset, the phone features a scratch resistant display. The screen also promises to be dust and water resistant. Additionally, the screen has an auto rotation functionality which allows the user to view it in landscape or portrait mode, depending upon the orientation of the phone. The Mobile Bravia Engine further improves the display quality.

The Sony Xperia Go comes packed with a 5 megapixel camera which is backed up by an LED flash for pictures the user would want to click in low light. Additionally, the phone is capable of HD video recording at 720p. The camera also consists of a 16x digital zoom and packs in a number of features such as Autofocus, Red-eye reduction, Geo-tagging, Touch focus and 3D Sweep Panorama. The 3D Sweep Panorama feature allows the user to click a wide 3D image by sweeping across the intended view.


The Sony Xperia Go has a sophisticated look about it with straight edges joining up at sleek curves. The device is slim with dimensions of 60.3 x 111 x 9.8 mm and is quite light with a weight of 110 g. Features like the Proximity sensor and the Ambient Light sensor also enhance the display and user experience of the phone.

Storage and Battery

The Xperia Go is capable of carrying your music collection, videos and images with an internal memory of 8 GB. The memory on the phone can be expanded with a micro SD card to up to 32 GB. The phone is powered by a Li-Ion battery and promises to give the user 6 hours of talktime if used in the 2G network. On 3G, the battery lasts for a healthy talktime of 5 hours.

Connectivity and Features

This Sony mobile can keep the user connected to the internet using a multiple number of features. The user can access their Email using the inbuilt Adobe Flash 11 player. Over the 2G network the mobile is capable of internet connectivity through GPRS and EDGE technology. For an optimized browsing experience the device is capable of connecting to the 3G network and possesses HSDPA and HSUPA technology, which make the device capable of a high rate of data transfer. This device is WiFi capable and the user can connect to the internet through a local wireless network in range. Files and documents can also be exchanged through the Bluetooth function. Additionally, data can be exchanged through the micro USB port. The USB port is also capable of tethering to other devices. GPS is supported on the phone with Google Maps. The user can also listen to their favourite radio station via the inbuilt FM radio.

The phone has social networking apps like Facebook, Skype and Twitter pre-installed onto it. For the business minded user the device has Office Suite pro which allows the user to manage and edit office related documents on the move.

Specifications of Sony Xperia Go

In Sales PackageHandset, Battery, Charger, Headset, Data Cable
SIMSingle SIM, GSM, (Not Applicable)
Touch ScreenYes, Capacitive
Business FeaturesDocument Viewer, Pushmail (Exchange Active Sync)
Call FeaturesConference Call, Loudspeaker
Handset ColorsWhite, Black & Yellow
Operating FreqGSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS - 2100
OSAndroid v2.3 (Gingerbread)
Processor1 GHz Cortex-A9, Dual Core
GraphicsARM Mali 400
Size3.5 Inches
ResolutionHVGA, 480 x 320 Pixels
Color16 M
Other Display FeaturesScratch Resistant, Dust and Water Resistant, Gesture Input,
Screenshot Capturing, Auto Rotation, Mobile Bravia Engine
Primary CameraYes, 5 Megapixel
Secondary CameraNo
Video RecordingYes, 1280 x 720, 30 fps
HD RecordingHD
ZoomDigital Zoom - 16x
Other Camera FeaturesAuto Focus, Face and Smile Detection, 3D Sweep Panorama,
Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Red-eye Reduction, Send to Web,
Sweep Multi Angle
Size60.3x111x9.8 mm
Weight110 g
TypeLi-Ion, 1305 mAh
Talk Time6 hrs (2G), 5 hrs (3G)
Standby Time520 hrs (2G), 460 hrs (3G)
Internal8 GB
Expandable MemorymicroSD, upto 32 GB
Memory512 MB RAM
Internet FeaturesEmail, Adobe Flash 11
Pre-installed BrowserAndroid
GPRSYes, 107 kbps
EDGEYes, 296 kbps
3GYes, 14.4 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
WifiYes, 802.11 b/g/n
USB ConnectivityYes, micro USB, v2
TetheringUSB, Wi-fi Hotspot
GPS SupportYes, A-GPS with Google Maps
BluetoothYes, v3, Supported Profiles(A2DP, AVRCP, OPP, PAP, HFP, HSP)
Audio Jack3.5 mm
Music PlayerYes, Supports MP3, eAAC, WAV
Video PlayerYes, Supports MP4, H.263, H.264, WMV, 3GPP, AVI,
HD Video Playback
Sound Enhancement3D Surround Sound, xLoud Audio Filter Technology
SAR Value0.89 W/Kg
Call MemoryYes
SMS MemoryYes
Phone Book MemoryYes
SensorsAccelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Compass,
Ambient Light Sensor
Additional FeaturesMMS Enabled, Audio Recording, Motion Gaming,
Handwriting Recognition, Calendar, Sound Recorder,
Alarm Clock, Audio and Video Streaming, 3D Album,
3D Gallery, Flight Mode, Calculator, Office Suite Pro,
Stopwatch, Timer, Torch, Voice Input
Important AppsGoogle Voice Search, Google Talk, Google Mail, Micoach,
Walk Mate, Facebook, Twitter, Instant Messaging, YouTube,
Google Search, Google Play, Skype
1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone &
6 months warranty for in the box accessories

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