Sony Xperia Go: Durable and Affordable Smartphone
Sony has just unveiled a new Android smartphone that’s capable of surviving a nasty dive onto the pavement. The Sony Xperia Go is a 3.5” handsets that the company reckons is ideal for active, outdoor-loving individuals. The handset is designed to meet untoward elements of our life with scratch-resistant display and resistance to dust and water exposure. It means, the 9.8mm thin Sony Xperia Go won’t shatter to thousand pieces if you drop it accidentally. The IP67 resistance rating allows the phone to withstand water immersion until up to 1 meter depth.
Unlike its more expensive brother, the Sony Xperia Acro S, durability seems to be the only major selling point of the Xperia Go. It has rather modest specs, with 3.5” display, 1GHz dual-core processor and 5Mp rear-facing camera. Although the Xperia Go isn’t particularly snappy compared to quad-core handsets, it should be able to handle most apps in Google Play smoothly. One unfortunate fact is the use of Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), although Sony promises an Ice Cream Sandwich update, there’s no guarantee that it will arrive anytime soon.
It is confirmed that the phone will be flaunting a range of colors, including yellow, white and black. There’s no word yet on its price tag and release date, but with its modest specs, the Xperia Go shouldn’t break the bank.