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Sony Xperia go / Xperia advance / Sony ST27i / Sony ST27a
alaScore 88

1039 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1039 reviews of Sony Xperia go / Xperia advance / Sony ST27i / Sony ST27a. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and design. The portability and performance also get good comments.

usability, performance, portability, design, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia go / Xperia advance / Sony ST27i / Sony ST27a is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia go / Xperia advance / Sony ST27i / Sony ST27a

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 user reviews of Sony Xperia go / Xperia advance / Sony ST27i / Sony ST27a from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the durability and design are on the whole positive. The usability and performance also get good feedback.

portability, performance, usability, design, durability

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Go Sim Free Mobile Phone - BlackSony Xperia Go Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia go / Xperia advance / Sony ST27i / Sony ST27a

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Sony Xperia go / Xperia advance / Sony ST27i / Sony ST27a from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Go ST27i Yellow IP67 certified Factory Unlocked International Version by New Generation Products LLC.,Sony Xperia Go ST27i Yellow IP67 certified Factory Unlocked International Version by New Generation Products LLC.,

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Xperia go / Xperia advance / Sony ST27i / Sony ST27a

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony Xperia go / Xperia advance / Sony ST27i / Sony ST27a from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the battery.

battery

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: XPERIA Go ST27i - 8GB - Black (Unlocked) SmartphoneXPERIA Go ST27i - 8GB - Black (Unlocked) Smartphone

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia Go - Pocket-lint

 

There are things to like about the Xperia Go, like the waterproofing and the design, but this isn't the best Android phone out there. It is affordable,

Waterproofing, nice design, camera interface works nicely, microSD card slot

Low screen resolution, not hugely powerful, software and user interface could be more up to date

The Android market is stuffed full of phones with plenty of options on offer. The Sony Xperia Go sits somewhere just below the mid range. The dual-core processor is welcomed, but the low screen resolution is somewhat prehistoric and limited RAM doesn't...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Luke Johnson (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia Go review

 

Can Sony's Go Go gadget phone make a splash?

Stunning design ; Rugged IP67 certification ; Largely impressive camera ; Speedy, easy internet ; Broad media capabilities

No physical camera button ; No auto spacing in gesture control ; Speaker placement ; Slight lag ; Stiff connection covers

Buying GuideBest Android phone Sony's first rugged handset since ditching Ericsson as its mobile phone partner, the Sony Xperia Go has taken a number of design hints from its fellow Android-filled, Xperia-branded siblings, lining up with an appealing...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia Go pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

The Sony Xperia Go is no ordinary smartphone. This rugged, dustproof and waterproof Android-enabled device is one tough cookie, and Pocket-lint was on

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia Go

 

A rugged Android phone that's not ugly or fat.

Waterproof to 1m, Good-looking design, Expandable memory, Fairly nippy

Unimpressive camera, Low-res screen

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia Go video review

 

It's a square-looking phone, much like Sony's other recent Xperia handsets but minus the clear light-up plastic strip downstairs. The rear and sides are made up by a single removable cover and the front is scratch-resistant glass. Around the plastic...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia Go review

 

The specifications start well: a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processor (the same found in the more expensive Xperia P), 512MB RAM, 8GB internal storage and a 5Mp camera.

The Xperia Go is a compact and robust smartphone perfect for those who need a phone capable of taking a battering. It doesn’t offer anything special in the way of hardware or software but a promised upgrade makes this a reasonable package for £250.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sony Xperia go review

 

The go's hidden toughphone features might just give it the edge over the equally water-friendly Panasonic Eluga and the cheap, rugged Motorola Defy+

All the tough credentials of the Xperia active mixed with Sony's new smartphone style

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Basil Kronfli (recombu.com)

Sony Xperia Go Review: In Depth

 

If the new Sony Xperia Go is telling us anything it's that rugged phones aren't what they used to be. With a slim, stylish high grade plastic chassis and dual-core processor, the Go is no slouch on the…

Great design and build ; Most powerful rugged phone ; Expandable storage

Low-resolution screen ; Out of date Android version ; Mediocre camera

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Sony Xperia Go for Underwater Adventures

 

The design is probably the most interesting and novel feature of this phone. And yes, mostly because the design and display have been crafted keeping underwater technology in mind. If you are more into the ‘wow-ness' of a phone in terms of looks, then...

The phone comes packed with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and has HSDPA, WiFi, and Bluetooth. The battery is 1350mAh which is pretty standard. So all in all, the phone is like any standard Android. Nothing to speak so highly of other then the cool underwater...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Сергей Кузьмин (mobile-review.com)

Обзор смартфона Sony Xperia go (ST27i)

 

Обзор смартфона Sony Xperia go (ST27i)

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1305
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:45 / 6
Continuous video playback time:6
Standby time (2G):520
Standby time (3G):460
Talk time (2G):6.3 / 6.30 / 6.5
Talk time (3G):5.3 / 5.30 / 5.5
Video call time:45 / 6

Call management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Camera:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:16
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED / Xenon
Front Camera: No
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Second Camera: No
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Smile detection:Y / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:720p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
DLNA certified:Y

Design

Colour of product:Black / White / Yellow
Form factor:Bar
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant
Standard colour:Black / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:3:2
Display diagonal:8.89 / 88.9
Display number of colours:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:480 x 320
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Touch screen:Y
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:QWERTY

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5 / 512

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV / 3GPP, MP3, OGA, OGG, WAV / 3GPP, MP3, OGG, OTA, WAV / AAC, AAC+, MP3, OGG, WAV / MIDI, MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, OGG, PCM, WAV / MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / MP3, OGG, WAV
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP / BMP, GIF, JPG, WBMP / GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP / JPEG XR
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
Video compression formats:3GPP, MP4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP, AVI, H.263, H.264, MP4 / 3GP, AVI, H.263, H.264, XVID / 3GP, AVI, MKV, MP4, XVID / AVI, H.263, H.264, MKV, MPEG4 / AVI, MKV, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB / AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EFR

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GPS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:2100 / 850, 1900, 2100 / 850,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100 / 900, 2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, HSUPA / HSPA / HSPA, UMTS
4G: No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HSF, HSP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HSP, OPP, PBAP
Bluetooth version:3.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
Security algorithms:128-bit AES, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, WPA / 128-bit AES, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, WPA, WPA2 / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, WPA / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, WPA, WPA2 / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, WPA2
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
WAP: No
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Active toolbar:Y / Yes
Camera included:Y / Yes
Connection to PC:Y
Dimensions (WxDxH):60.3 x 9.8 x 111
EDGE:Y / Yes
GPRS:Y / Yes
Java technology:Y / Yes
Music player:Y / Yes
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Polyphonic ring:Y / Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Rotating:Y / Yes
Video Playback:Y / Yes
Voice Recording:Y / Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

Battery charger included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Office support:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android / Bada
Operating System Version:2.3 / 4.0 / 4.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Recorder, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Detailed contact information, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
SyncML: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A9
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:NovaThor / QUALCOMM / STE
Processor frequency:1
Processor Model:U8500

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android / Bada
Operating System Version:2.3 / 4.0 / 4.1
SyncML: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MMC
Internal Memory:512 / 8
Internal RAM:512
Internal storage capacity:4 / 8
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Google Play

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.8
Height :1.1 / 11.1 / 111
Weight:110
Width:6.03 / 60.3