I purchased the Xpedia GO soon after it came out. It is actually quite a nice little phone (especially as a second phone), however, it has a MAJOR design fault. Do NOT EVER try and use a MICRO SIM with a "caddy" (the normal way you use a "micro" sim on any other phone. Not only do you run the risk of not getting it back out, you also run the risk of having to have a NEW CIRCUIT BOARD !!!!!!! Now this is REALLY bad, because more and more phones are now moving to micro-sim cards and not being comfortable about swaping the sim back and forth is a serious issue.
OK, now, given that there is a basic design fault with the phone, you would expect Sony to have replacement circuit-boards in stock ........ NO, none available !!!!!! I have now been wating a month for mine to be repaired and they STILL have NO circuit boards available. PLUS I have to keep phoning them and chasing them to find out what the status is.
So, basically, it isn't a bad little phone, BUT I would NOT recommend this to anyone for 2 reasons ....... 1) A basic design fault, and 2) Sony's terrible customer service.
On a further point, I also own the newly released "Xperia Acro S". I have a micro sim in this too and, based on the "lack of smoothness" I experienced sliding it in (and I was very careful), I'm dreading ever having to take it out because I'm scared that will have the same problem and I'll be without another phone for WEEKS !!!!!! So, beware when buying the Acro S as well.
While we're on the subject of the Acro S, I wish Sony wouldn't mess about with ICS. Some of the really nice, inbuilt features, of ICS have been removed .............. why do these companies think they can re-design Android - if they are that clever, they should have written Android themselves!!! O maybe I should have just kept my Galaxy S3 (except it isn't waterproof)!!!
Anonymous, 11 Oct 2012This is possible ONLY for camera related apps. Games/tools/maps can ONLY be installed on inter... moreSo we have 3.6GB of internal space to store apps and maps? Can we store music/pictures and videos on the external microSD?
AnonD-7839, 14 Oct 2012jus bought it for 3 days! I do love it with all function works well.
By the way I m nt dare ... moreYes Neol.. thats quite normal.
u see, the phone is water proof without the battery cover on or off.
just clean the water and wipe it off with a dry cloth.
RUTTTT, 12 Oct 2012Guys, a Sony GO colegue user of ours below said after 6 monutes under water withh all protecti... moreI really dont know what happened with that fella.. but Xperia Go is a fully waterproof phone.
It may be a faulty one. :(
He should check out the service center!
Anonymous, 12 Oct 2012can any one tell me how to make video call in this phoneAs it doesn't have a front cam,
Video calls can't be made.
i dont know how to upgrade the software to the 4.0 icecream android version
AnonD-74709, 08 Oct 2012After upgrading the ICS of Xperia Go,..what advantages and disadvantages you experienced??pls ... moreToo much lagging. Better stick to GB for the meantime, and wait for Sony to fix the bug
AnonD-74709, 11 Oct 2012Hii again..there is an experienced lag and hang after upgrading ICS..Eventhough ur memory card... moreYes Bec of the underclocked, that's why with ICS it is lagging.
Better to stay with GB till they fix the bug
RUTTTT, 12 Oct 2012Guys, a Sony GO colegue user of ours below said after 6 monutes under water withh all protecti... morewell sorry to hear that, But i have used my phone underwater for video for 15mins and nothing happens. Still in excellent condition.
mesery, 14 Oct 2012u put it under water and it works gud .. So what happend with those whose go is died of water ? Well maybe they have bought a defect one. But based on my experienced the phone worl really good underwater without aby problem.
I have tried using different kinds of phone, from apple to samsung. But for me Xperia go is the best when it comes to ruggedness. And the price is just fair enough. Considering the fact that you can used it heavily and no need to buy s protector for the phone.
If anyone will ask if it is worthy.. I will say it is 100%
I can't seem tounderstand why when dip in pool , your phone died. I have been dipping my Sony Go for how many days now, in theshower, in the pool, in the sink and still it is working fine. The IP67 is true.
So probably there is a defect on your phone, better to take it back for replacement.