It has earned IP67 certification for its dust and water resistance.
If you’ve ever dropped your phone in the loo (Karen) or it’s slipped in to your pint (Rob), you’ll want to hug Sony for releasing the Xperia go.
With promise of one of the best Summers in decades, this is the phone to have if you’re a bit of a butter-fingers and intend spending any time on a beach, by a pool or even a beer garden.
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.
The Xperia go comes with a 1GHz dual-core processor, a 3.5-inch Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine under scratch-resistant mineral glass and boasts “wet finger tracking”.
The wet finger tracking will definitely prove to be a useful feature if you are actually going to test the go’s advertised water resistance.
The durable Xperia comes with a 5MP fast capture camera which promises to goes from sleep to snap in just over a second.
Although it lands with Google Android 2.3, aka Gingerbread, it will be upgradable to Ice Cream Sandwich or Android 4.0 if you want to keep it formal.
Xperia go follows the other Xperias in the media sharing friendliness across 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 and, unusually for a Sony launch in Europe, the Xperia go is already acknowledged as being a device destined for the US market as well, where it will be sold under the name Xperia Advance.