I got the yellow bumblebee sony xperia go and had it for 2 wks now. When it first came i dunked it in a glass of water and my mom almost had a heart attack (she didn't know it was waterproof). I turned the music on and let it stay in the water and my dad was so impressed he wanted to get one (my dad doesnt like to use cellphones btw). Tried scratching the display with scissors and it got no mark at all! My brother wanted to buy 1 too. Couldnt resist showing it off to my co-workers and i put it in a glass of water at work. Beats the hell out of their samsungs and iphones!!! Opened the back cover and there was some water in it so i had to dab it with tissue esp. In the speakers. U have to really open and dry it after u get it wet though. The yellow back cover is smooth and glossy but it's plastic and not scratchproof (boo). The cover doesnt seem to fit with the sides of the phone coz it keeps on bulging. The glass display is not shatterproof so dont drop it in concrete. In sony's vid the girl threw it in a hill of flour so it acted like a cushion to the phone. The ports are attached by a small plastic which seems to be easily breakable. The display is ok with videos but with pictures u can see its pixelated (like the iphone 3gs). 5mp camera is ok and video res is great. Battery really sucks. It lasts only 1 day with wifi on (as most phones do anyway) but it can last 3-4 days with easy battery saver just for texting and calling only. (that's what cellphones are made for!!) and anyways i got an ipod to play with. for me the speakers are strong enough (am not really an audiophile). No need for 2nd camera also. Was considering to buy acro s but this one won me over because of its size and its ip67. Its almost the same as my ipod touch 4g and fits my hand easily. Not having any problems with network so im not considering to upgrade its firmware. Maybe those with microsimcards are the ones having problems because mine is just the regular size. My only problem is it keeps flashing when its locked which may drain the battery. Overall, im really happy with this phone because i keep breaking cellphones due to my clumsiness. Im not afraid to bring it in the bathroom or swimming with it in my pocket. Haha.. Would i buy it again? Definitely! I love my bumblebee phone!!
hi..can any one tell me how is the caller volume of this mobile..can u hear other side person voice loud enough in crowded areas..?? am thinking to buy this phone..plzz help me guys..
the design looks perfect except the cover doesn't closed tightly at the bottom part of the phone. There's a gap which can be seen obviously. Went back to the store and nothing can be done. I was very happy to get my new xperia go till I realize this... but find it quite disappointing indeed. Not sure you guys have the same problem?
KIIM, 31 Aug 2012just a reminder... this phone according to sony xperia website is water and dust resistant, no... moreUmm, man you're wrong, havent you seen the water test of this phone in youtube... see for yourself dude, it can be dipped underwater, soo dont say such thing if youre not sure about that.
KIIM, 31 Aug 2012just a reminder... this phone according to sony xperia website is water and dust resistant, no... moreXperia Go is IP67. Nex time read spec.
6 stands for max dust proof - complete protection in direct contact. and 7 stands for 30min of submersion up to 1 m.
so you can drop it into class of beer and it still works.
KIIM, 31 Aug 2012just a reminder... this phone according to sony xperia website is water and dust resistant, no... moreit is of course water proof u can see it fr urslf in some reviews over the web for eg in igyaan
KIIM, 31 Aug 2012just a reminder... this phone according to sony xperia website is water and dust resistant, no... moreit can of course be dipped in water and 2 some extnt is dust proof . u can see it in reviews for eg in igyaan
KIIM, 31 Aug 2012just a reminder... this phone according to sony xperia website is water and dust resistant, no... moreactually it's ip67 certified which means it can whitstand depth of 1 meter for 30 minutes
just a reminder... this phone according to sony xperia website is water and dust resistant, not water and dust proof. there's a difference, you know. so don't dip it under water :)
3 MP cameras seems better.
lack of honesty
what a loud speaker !!!!
photo zoom is too much turbid
wish i have not buy it
I HAD IT, 30 Aug 2012I had this phone for about two days,and i went to the pool to record some videos,but after i w... moreFor your info sir and to others, the cover doesn't protect its inside from water. Its already protected! :D The whole 'blue-ish' area is already water proof even without the cover. What's important is the SIM and MicroSD slot and the holes with flaps. That's why even the SIM tray has a rubber seal :) And the phone always reminds you to close them, right?
I had this phone for about two days,and i went to the pool to record some videos,but after i went out from the water,the back cover inside was allways full with water,so i had to open it and clean,and i sold it! now ive got an xperia s and believe its 100 times worth buying another phone
Anonymous, 29 Aug 2012and why you used it in the pool in the first place? it's water resistant, not waterproof... go... moredid you see the specs sheet? it can withstand upto 1 meter of deep water for 30 mins as they say... that's what he did..
IP67, What Does That Mean?
There has always been considerable confusion regarding the rating systems for ruggedized Pocket PCs. If a unit is described as
meeting a particular standard, that can be helpful in making a decision as to which Pocket PC to purchase, depending on the
user��s needs. This white paper will discuss two rating systems, the IP system and the MIL-STD-810. This is only a brief summary.
Please review additional sources if you need a more complete definition of either standard.
IP Ratings: (Ingress Protection or International Protection) - The Ingress Protection rating system is a classification
system showing the degrees of protection from solid objects and liquids. The first number refers to the protection
against solid objects, normally dust in relation to testing Pocket PCs. If the first number is 0, there is no protection
provided. A number 5 refers to limited protection against dust. The number 6 is for total protection against dust.
The second number of the IP rating system refers to protection against liquids. A ������ indicates no protection, while a
7 refers to protection against immersion between 15 centimeters and 1 meter. The following two tables give the protection
IP First number - Protection against solid objects
IP Second number - Protection against liquids
Most environmentally sealed Pocket PCs are rated IP67. They are protected from dust and capable of withstanding water immersion
between 15 cm and 1 meter for 30 minutes.
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0 No special protection
1 Protection against accidental touch by hands
2 Protection against objects such as fingers
3 Protection against tools and wires
4 Protection against tools, wires, small wires
5 Limited protection against dust
6 Protected from dust
0 No Protection
1 Protection against vertically dropping condensation
2 Protection against direct sprays of water up to 15 degrees from vert.
3 Protection against direct sprays of water up to 60 degrees from vert.
4 Protection from sprays of water in all directions. Limited water ingress permitted
5 Protection from low pressure jets of water in all directions. Limited water ingress permitted
6 Nearly the same as # 5, except for ship decks
7 Protected against the effects of immersion in water to depth between 15 cm and 1 meter
The MIL-STD-810 series of standards are issued by the United States Army's Developmental Test Command, to
specify various environmental tests to simulate conditions that the tested item will encounter in the field. The current
revision, as of 2006, is revision F, issued January 1, 2000, superseding revision E from 1989.
MIL-STD810 E refers to the type of testing that mobile gear is put through to determine its ruggedness. Rugged
mobile gear will state that it is MIL-STD810 E rated or may say it is MIL-STD810 F compliant. They both mean
the same level of ruggedness is applicable. MIL-STD810 F is just a revision of MIL-STD810 E and applies more
to the testing process rather than the resulting rating.
MIL-STD810 E and F are the highest standard for ruggedized testing for mobile gear. Always check for this testing
result when looking at mobile gear that is labeled as "rugged". There are 24 categories which are tested and all
must obtain the MIL-STD810 E/F rating to be considered rugged.
The 24 categories are as follows:
· Low Pressure (Altitude)
· High Temperature
· Low Temperature
· Temperature Shock
· Contamination by Fluids
· Solar Radiation (Sunshine)
· Rain Method
· Salt Fog
· Sand and Dust
· Explosive Atmosphere
· Acoustic Noise
· Acidic Atmosphere
· Gunfire Vibration
· Temperature, Humidity, Vibration, and Altitude
· Icing/Freezing Rain
· Ballistic Shock
These categories are tested to determine the environmental worthiness and durability of a design. There are guidelines
for each phase of testing in all categories.
All mobile gear to be tested are first run under normal conditions to ensure that they do operate properly and to set
a baseline performance.
Tests are conducted in natural environments or in laboratories in simulated conditions. When possible a combination
of testing environments is used.
As an example of the rating systems being used, the following image shows the ratings for the Nomad 800
Series Pocket PCs.
It lists the IP67 rating plus the specific tests done under the MIL-STD-810F systems.
At a minimum, all environmentally sealed Pocket PCs used in the field should be shock resistant, water
submersible, and dust proof.
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xperiapower , 29 Aug 2012This is a Guarantee this mobile is Incredible Hulk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3v5lN4U... moreEverone keeps pointing to that vid, but the problem with that vid is that they never did a real drop/shock test to the phone - as in drop in on a concrete surface from 1m or above, not on a grass field! -.- Yeah they did have a car running over it, but weight pressure and sudden impact are 2 different things. Also they never show if the back cover was scratched after those tests.