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Sony Xperia go review: Get out, get wet

Sony Xperia go review: Get out, get wet - read the full textThe Sony Xperia go is not a phone to keep on a short leash. Not your kind of phone either if you'd say no to a dip in the pool because you are expecting an important call. The Sony Xperia go lets you join the fun. The midrange package that Sony just brought...

 

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> In reply to xmodule @ 2012-08-06 16:32 from n4Z4 - click to readI just got my software updated today....even I had th same problem...nw its working fyn...I checked for updates but couldn't find any...today gt a cal from th service centre tellin m the? new update has arrived..so jus update it once more n the problem solved....

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  • 2012-08-07 21:19
  • Hs8q

No signal. Even with the new SW. Im living in Sweden the phone is unlocked and i already tried with other operator sim too. Otherwise the phone is fast and good feel in the hand. But with this signal problem just a garbage. Many times peoples try to calling me but they said it was impossible. Great work $ony again...

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  • 2012-08-06 16:32
  • n4Z4

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-08-04 17:19 from tVvr - click to readyou can easily reset by pressing upside volume key and power at a time..

xperia go with GB rocks...ICS is failure with lot of bugs...GB is smooth and excellent...

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  • 2012-08-05 08:30
  • X0{c

If its OS is hang, normally I will use the last option is to remove battery, total drain all power by pressing power button for around 5 seconds and then insert back the battery.

This phone its battery cannot be removed. What if its OS is hang, is there a way to hard reset? Or have to go down Sony Service Center to fix it?

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  • 2012-08-04 17:19
  • tVvr

ther is no battery back up vast phone

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  • 2012-08-03 14:44
  • utb$

> In reply to AndyWalsall GB @ 2012-08-02 22:57 from 3Jda - click to readI'm in Denmark. The phone is not branded.

The network problem typically occurs when I have the phone in my pocket and I'm riding my bike. When I stop to check the map or I get home, I can see the network has been lost.
Its likely that I have passed trough a area with low network coverage. But the real problem is that I have to restart the phone before I can get find signal again.

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  • 2012-08-03 09:55
  • Sifp

> In reply to Ella @ 2012-08-02 17:24 from UuQV - click to readthat is good news new software always good especially for extra signal strength. what country are you from?
what network please?

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  • 2012-08-02 23:05
  • 3Jda

> In reply to hulke @ 2012-08-01 19:35 from Sifp - click to readWhat network are you using?
What country are you in?
Are you in a bad signal area?
Is your Xperia Go Network Branded and locked?
I am impressed with handset from what i have read.

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  • 2012-08-02 22:57
  • 3Jda

> In reply to hulke @ 2012-08-01 19:35 from Sifp - click to readwhat country are you in and what network are you on and is handset open or is it locked to a network.
I like what i hear of the phone in general.

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  • 2012-08-02 22:54
  • 3Jda

> In reply to master @ 2012-08-01 21:23 from 0FkA - click to readThey already released the new software and you didn't try it? It can solve the problem.

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  • 2012-08-02 17:24
  • UuQV

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-08-01 04:01 from utKx - click to readis dis phone crash(or occasional drop) proof??

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  • 2012-08-02 16:28
  • utY@

gr8 sony has the best features...
wts the price range of d phone..?

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  • 2012-08-02 14:03
  • bC6s

Why GB out of the box why not ICS?! BIG FAIL

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  • 2012-08-02 13:17
  • nTpT

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  • 2012-08-02 13:05
  • tnuy

I'll buy this phone!

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  • 2012-08-02 10:24
  • 9x4P

> In reply to hulke @ 2012-08-01 19:35 from Sifp - click to readI too had lost of connection with network service and had to restart the phone. Happens 3-4 times a day. I read the sony forum and many people have the same problem of lost of signal. I sent my phone back and got a full refund. I loved the phone but until they fix this problem with a software update i wont buy it again. Back to using my old phone now.

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  • 2012-08-01 21:23
  • 0FkA

Have had this phone for a week now. And I tried to drop it in the pool. The phone works perfect after a dip in the water.

Regarding the finish in the back panel I find it comfortable and secure when the phone is wet.
And I don't miss a better screen resolution.

Compared with the Defy+ that I also have had, I find this (the xperia) handset better for one-hand use. The Defy had the button very close to the bottom edge and therefor difficult to use with one hand. The xperia go feels much more comfortable.

Main complaint is poor network connectivity. A few times I've lost the signal while the phone was in my pocket. For some reason the phone was not able find network again. Only way to fix this was a power-reset.

An other thing is that the vibrator doesn't work. I don't know if this is a general thing or just my phone. I can't even activate the vibrator from the service menu.

Other vice i'm satisfied with this phone, and will keep it despite the to issues mentioned above (hoping a software update can fix it. -Maybe I'm a bit naive).

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  • 2012-08-01 19:35
  • Sifp

You said "
Synthetic benchmarks

The Sony Xperia go is powered by a dual-core NovaThor U8500 processor clocked at 1 GHz and 512 MB of RAM. You shouldn't expect miracles out of the two Cortex-A9 cores as even 1080p is beyond their reach. "

And here http://www.stericsson.com/prod...novathor.jsp
Sony says
" The U8500 offers SMP (Symmetric Multi-Processing) dual core technology in a high-performance, low-power and cost-optimized solution.The U8500 platform features full High-Definition 1080p camcorder capabilities and support for cameras up to 20Mpixel. "

So what exactly do you mean it can't handle 1080p ?

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  • 2012-08-01 17:55
  • 3RM{

1305 mAh non-removable battery?

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  • 2012-08-01 15:24
  • nIs4

The main advantage of Sony Xperia Active over competitors like Motorola Defy is ANT+. I don't understand why Sony resigns from supporting protocol widely used in sports devices.

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  • 2012-08-01 15:21
  • MkIC

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