Sony Announce Xperia Go Smartphone

Sony have just announced a new Xperia smartphone called the Xperia Go and is aimed at being a durable yet feature packed Android smartphone for people who want great features but with the extra durability for work.

Sony Announce Xperia Go Smartphone

Introducing Xperia go – the new stylish, durable and water resistant smartphone from Sony


  • A smart, sleek and durable smartphone made to resist life’s challenges without compromising on design or functionality
  • Easy connectivity and premium entertainment from Sony Entertainment Network anywhere, anytime
  • Reality Display for razor sharp clarity and fast capture camera to go from sleep to snap in just over a second


30 May, London, United Kingdom – Sony Mobile Communication (“Sony Mobile”) today announced the new Xperia™ smartphone for consumers looking for premium specifications and beautiful design with extra durability and water resistance. Xperia go has a scratch resistant mineral glass display and meets industry standard IP ratings* (International Protection) for protection against dust and water immersion.


Xperia go enables easy connectivity to share and enjoy content on TV, smartphone, laptop or tablet. They also come preloaded with Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited from Sony Entertainment Network giving access to Hollywood blockbusters, TV series and millions and millions of music tracks. Xperia go will be available in the UK from the third quarter of 2012.

Xperia go




Key features for Xperia go

With Xperia go consumers can watch the latest movies and TV shows in razor sharp quality and with super fast performance. Its sleek and stylish design means durable and water resistant smartphones no longer have to look bulky and ruggedized:

  • 3.5” Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine gives razor sharp clarity
  • 5MP fast capture camera goes from sleep to snap in just over a second
  • Scratch resistant mineral glass display with wet finger tracking
  • Highest level of dust and water resistance in a smartphone – IP67 Rating
  • 1Ghz dual core processor gives consumers super fast performance
  • Launching on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), upgradeable to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Available in black, white and yellow colours
  • Xperia go will launch in the US market under the name “Xperia advance”


*IP67 Rating = Protected against dust and the effects of immersion between 15 cm and 1 m for 30 minutes


Xperia go – Features
Colours Black



Facts Size: 111 x 60.3 x 9.8 mm

Weight: 110 grams

Camera 3D Sweep panorama™

5 megapixel camera

16x digital zoom

16x video zoom

Auto focus

Face detection

Flash / Photo flash

Flash / Photo light

Flash / LED


HD video recording (720p)

Red-eye reduction


Send to web

Smile detection

Sweep Multi Angle

Sweep Panorama

Touch capture

Touch focus

Video light

Video recording

Video stabiliser

Music 3D surround sound

Album art

Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)

Clear bass

Clear stereo

Music Player

PlayNow™ service


TrackID™ music recognition

xLoud™ Experience

Internet Google Play™


Google™ search

Google Voice™ Search

Google Maps™ for Mobile with Street view and Latitude™

NeoReader™ barcode scanner

Pan & Zoom

Web browser (WebKit™)



Call list

Conference calls

Facebook™ application

Facebook inside Xperia™

Google Talk™ application

Noise suppression



Twitter™ (with Timescape™ integration)

Xperia™ Timescape™





Google Mail™

Handwriting recognition

Instant messaging

Multimedia messaging (MMS)

Predictive text input

Sound recorder

Text messaging (SMS)

Type & Send widget



Auto rotation

Fast Capture

Gesture input

Keyboard (on-screen, 12 key)

Keyboard (on-screen, QWERTY)

Live Wallpaper

Picture wallpaper

Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine

Screenshot capturing

Touch screen

Voice input

Wet finger tracking







miCoach™ app

Media browser

Motion gaming

Radio (FM radio with RDS)

Sony Entertainment Network

Video streaming

Video viewing

Walk Mate




3D Album

3D Gallery

Airplane mode

Alarm clock




Document readers


Infinite button

OfficeSuite Pro

Setup guide



Torch functionality



3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA)

50GB free cloud storage (BOX offer, to 31 December 2012)


Bluetooth™ wireless technology

DLNA Certified®

Media Go™

Media Transfer Protocol support

Micro USB support


Native USB tethering

PC Companion

Synchronisation via Facebook™

Synchronisation via Google™

Synchronisation with computer

Synchronisation via Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®

USB High speed 2.0 support

USB mass storage

USB Host


Wi-Fi® Hotspot functionality

Wisepilot™ turn-by-turn navigation



3.5” Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine

480 x 320 pixels

16,777,216 colour TFT

Scratch-resistant mineral glass

Memory Internal phone storage: 8 GB (up to 4 GB user-accessible memory)

RAM 512 MB

Expansion slot: microSD™, up to 32 GB

Networks UMTS HSPA 850 (Band V), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I)

GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900


UMTS HSPA 900 (Band VIII), 2100 (Band I)

GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900

Battery life Battery: Built in. 1305 mAh typical, 1265 mAh minium


Talk time GSM: Up to 6 hrs 30 min**

Standby time GSM: Up to 520 hrs**


Talk time UMTS: Up to 5 hrs 30 min**

Standby time UMTS: Up to 460 hrs**


Music listening time: Up to 45 hrs

Video playback time: Up to 6 hrs


*Values are according to GSM Association Battery Life Measurement Technique. Battery performance may vary depending on network conditions and configurations, and phone usage.

In the kit Xperia go, embedded battery, stereo headset, charger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation.
All services mentioned in this leaflet may not be available in every market.