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I needed to swap my old mobile phone for a new one to update the technology and features. I also wanted something more durable and, if possible, waterproof.
The Sony Experia Go fits the bill well. The size and weight is ideal as it is small enough and light enough to be put into a pocket without you feeling like you're carrying around a brick, yet it's big enough and heavy enough to give you a good feel in your hand, and I found it quite easy to use one handed with the menu selections in easy reach of a thumb swipe.
The screen is super clear and crisp, the speakers are quite good, but music lovers will be underwhelmed., although via headphones everything is fine.
The apps (via android apps or now google play) are plentiful even for free apps, and with the internal storage being a usable 2GB+, you will probably never fill it. This is good as it allows you to record long video if you want to.
The menu system is logical, although it can be a 'tad' slow at times to react, but a quick reboot sorts issues out.
Battery life is ok for a day with little use, but any surfing or calls quickly sees the battery life disappear and requires a recharge.
Surfing the web on the phone is easy and most sites display well. Mutli-tab browsing will require an app download from the selection of browsers available free. Otherwise the standard one will do most users.
One of the biggest factors in buying it was the waterproofing. Which I can confirm works.... a really nice feature is the screen's ability to have the touch screen operated when wet. This has proved to be one of the best features and has shown to be a life saver.
The only downside is the signal drop issue... where the phone will randomly drop the signal which results in the 'odd' text not being sent first attempt. Recent updates have made this better and a re-boot sorts it out but still a bit of a hassle at times.
The phone is full of features, is customised with apps for tasks far beyond my imagination, takes nice photos and Video and has an SD card slot so upgrade storage or have your vids and pics stored directly to it for easy transportation to other devices.
Sleek, stylish and with extra durability, Xperia go is the perfect entertainer. Enjoy millions of songs and all your favorite films. Shoot shots fast, or film your friends in sharp HD. Busy cooking? Walking in the rain? Relaxing on the beach? Use Xperia go, even when your fingers are wet. Then share everything instantly, or show it all on your TV at home. Stylish just got incredibly strong.
|Product Description:||Sony XPERIA go - Android Phone - GSM / UMTS|
|Product Type:||Android Phone - 3G - 8 GB|
|Service Provider:||Not specified|
|Mobile Services:||Google Play, YouTube, Google Search, Gmail, PlayNow, Google Search by Voice, Google Latitude|
|Resistance:||Dustproof, waterproof, scratch resistant glass|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||60 mm x 10 mm x 111 mm|
|Technology:||WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM|
|Band:||WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900|
|Integrated Components:||Digital camera, FM radio, digital player, GPS receiver, Wi-Fi hotspot, voice recorder|
|Wireless Interface:||Bluetooth, Wi-Fi|
|Display:||LCD display - colour - 3.5" - TFT|
|Input Device(s):||Touch sensitive screen (multi-touch)|
|Operating System:||Google Android 2.3|
|Instant Messaging Services:||Google Talk, Skype|
|Supported Social Networks and Blogs:||Twitter, Facebook|
|Playback Digital Standards:||WAV, AAC, MPEG 1 Audio, MPEG 2 Audio, MPEG 2.5 Audio, Ogg Vorbis, AMR, MP3, AAC-LC, LPCM, AAC +, OGG, eAAC+, MIDI, M4A, MPEG1 Layer3 , MKV, AVI, XviD, MPEG-4, 3GP, H.264, H.263|
|Supported Memory Card:||microSDHC - up to 32 GB|
|Talk Time:||Up to 390 minutes|
|Standby Time:||Up to 520 hours|