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Thursday, 2 August 2012

Sony Xperia go

The Sony Xperia Go is a mid-range smartphone. The Go is IP Code IP67-certified with water- and dust-proofing (up to 1 meter for 30 minutes) and has a 3.5-inch HVGA display with capacitive multi-touch support(up to 4 fingers) and usesed the Sony Mobile Bravia engine. It's equipped with a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with auto-focus and an LED flash which is capable of shooting up to HD 720p@30fps videos and also capturing high-resolution photos.

The Xperia Go is powered by a STE NovaThor U8500 chipset with 1 GHz Dual-core processor and uses a Mali 400 GPU. Additionally, it comes with 8 GB of internal storage, (4 GB system-reserved + 4 GB usable) and it can be further expandable up to 32 GB using micro-SD cards.


 The Sony Xperia Go will be launched in US under the name of Xperia Advance. It will ship with Android 2.3 in Q3 2012 and a Android 4.0 update will be available after the release.


Features of Sony Xperia go:

  • IP67 certified for dust and water resistance, wet-finger tracking
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support
  • 3G with 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
  • 3.5" 16M-color LED-backlit LCD capacitive touchscreen of HVGA resolution (320 x 480 pixels) at around 165 ppi
  • Bravia Mobile engine
  • Android OS v2.3 Gingerbread
  • Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9 CPU, Mali-400 GPU, NovaThor U8500 chipset
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 5 MP autofocus camera, single LED flashlight, geotagging, image stabilization, smile detection, touch focus
  • 720p video @ 30fps
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot functionality and DLNA
  • GPS with A-GPS, Wisepilot navigation
  • microSD slot (32GB supported, 2GB card included)
  • Accelerometer and proximity sensor, notification LED
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • TrackID music recognition
  • Relevant package of apps
  • MicroUSB port (charging) and stereo Bluetooth v2.1
  • Adobe Flash support

Main disadvantages

  • No ICS out of the box
  • Screen resolution a bit low by today's standards
  • No arm case and wrist strap in the bundle (ala the Sony Ericsson Xperia active)- available in the Xperia go "Sports Edition"
  • No hardware camera shutter key
  • No secondary camera, no video calls
  • Loudspeaker has below average performance
  • No DivX/XviD video support, 1080p video playback is a no go, too
  • No ANT+ support for connection to sports peripherals (unlike the Xperia active)

Specification of Sony Xperia go:

General
  • 2G Network : GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G Network : HSDPA 900 / 2100 - ST27i and HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - ST27a
  • Announced: 2012, May
  • Status : Available. Released 2012, June
Body
  • Dimensions: 111 x 60.3 x 9.8 mm
  • Weight: 110 g
- Touch-sensitive controls
Display
  • Type : LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size : 320 x 480 pixels, 3.5 inches (~165 ppi pixel density)
  • Multitouch : Yes, up to 4 fingers
  • Protection: Scratch-resistant glass
- Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine - IP67 certified - dust and water proof (up to 1m for 30 mins)
Sound
  • Alert types: Vibration, MP3 ringtones
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm jack: Yes
Memory
  • Card slot: microSD, up to 32 GB
  • 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
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v3.0 with A2DP, EDR
  • USB: Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go support
Camera
  • Primary: 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, auto-focus, LED flash
  • Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, 3D sweep panorama
  • Video: Yes, 720p@30fps, continuous auto-focus, video light, video stabilizer
  • Secondary: No
Features
  • OS: Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), planned upgrade to v4.0
  • Chipset: NovaThor U8500
  • CPU: Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9
  • GPU: Mali-400
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, compass
  • Messaging: SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
  • Browser: HTML5, Adobe Flash
  • Radio: Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS support
  • Java: Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
  • Colors: White, Black, Yellow
- SNS integration
 - MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
 - MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player
 - TrackID music recognition
 - Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
 - Document viewer
- Voice memo/dial/commands
 - Predictive text input
Battery
  • Type: Standard battery, Li-Ion 1305 mAh
  • Stand-by: Up to 520 h (2G) / Up to 460 h (3G)
  • Talk time: Up to 6 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 5 h 30 min (3G)
  • Music play: Up to 45 h
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