Sony Xperia Go Announced: Specifications

Sony has been releasing a number of Android Smart phones. After the recent release of Xperia Sola, Xperia U and Xperia P, they have announced yet another one in the Xperia series- Xperia Go. Needless to say, just like the rest, they have failed to impress me yet again. I say me for there is a rift for once in the opinion of the administrators at Observer’s Paradise.

Anyhow, here are the specification of Xperia Go:

  Sony Xperia Go / Xperia Advance
NETWORK 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100 – ST27i
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 – ST27a
BODY Dimensions 111 x 60.3 x 9.8 mm
Weight 110 g
Display Type LED-Backlit LCD, Capacitive Touchscreen, 16M colors, Multitouch(up to 4 Fingers) , Touch Sensitive Controls


320 x 480 pixels, 3.5 inches (~165 ppi pixel density)

Scratch-Resistant Glass, Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine, IP67 certified – Dust and Water Proof (up to 1m for 30 mins)

Specifications OS
Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), planned upgrade to v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
NovaThor U8500
Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM ,Push Email
Browser HTML5 , Adobe Flash
Camera Primary 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, Autofocus, LED flash
Features Video calling, Touch focus, Geo-Tagging, Face and Smile Detection, 3D Sweep Panorama
Video Yes, 720p@30fps, HD Video Recording Continuous Autofocus, Video light, Video Stabilizer
Secondary No
Memory Card slot MicroSD card slot up to 32GB
Internal 8 GB storage (4 GB User Available), 512 MB RAM
Data GPRS Up to 107 kbps
Edge Up to 296 kbps
Speed HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Yes, v3.0 with A2DP, EDR
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go support
Sound Alert types Vibration, MP3, Ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Features Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Black , White , Yellow
Others SNS Integration,Water Proof
Predictive Text Input, TrackID music recognition
MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player
Voice Memo/Dial, Commands
Organizer , Calender , Document viewer
Google Search, Maps, Gmail , YouTube, Google Talk
Battery Standard battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 1305 mAh
Stand-by Up to 520 h (2G) / Up to 460 h (3G)
Music Play
Up to 6 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 5 h 30 min (3G)
Up to 45 h

Taking a look at the specifications, a few things that are the highlights for the device –
1. It comes with Android OS v2.3. I mean lets face it, it’s been a couple of months since Android 4.0 was released. Not shipping with the device with the latest Android OS is surely a let down.

2. Dual Core processor- Now that’s one good thing about the device. Considering this to be very much a mid range device, a dual core processor would be something that might make the device sell.

3. Battery- We have said this time and again for almost every single Smart phone device we have come across off late (barring Motorolla Droid Razr Max), the battery life, to put it simply, is horrible! On a dual core processor how a 1305mAh battery would support and for how many hours it would run, remains to be seen. We don’t have any high hopes though.

The pixel density too is something that failed to impress us.

One big thing that the device is banking on is that it is waterproof and dust resistive. How effective that is, again, remains to be seen.

How much the device will cost is again something worth keeping a check at.

Keep a check on this space for the detailed review of the device later.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *