Product Type: Sony Mobile Communications Smartphone
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Sony XPERIA Go
Member Name: Reccemaster
Sony XPERIA Go
Advantages: Waterproof and Screen works when wet
Disadvantages: Signal drops unless recent updated.
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.
Summary: Rugged and waterproof feature rich phone with Good camera and HD Video.
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