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Sony Xperia Go Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black

by Sony Phones
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

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  • 1Ghz dual core processor
  • 3.5' Reality display
  • 5mp camera
  • HD Video capture 720p
  • 8GB Internal Memory


Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 14 x 6 cm ; 231 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
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  • Item model number: ST27
  • ASIN: B0089UWBSW
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Jun 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,018 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

Sony Xperia Go - Made to withstand your everyday life

Resistant to water for up to a depth of 1 meter for as long as 30 minutes
Water & Dust resistant
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Ups, downs and sudden showers. We have designed Xperia go to handle everything life dishes out. We gave it a scratch-resistant display, a battery-save mode for when you are running late and made sure it had the highest water and dust resistance of any smartphone. As a final trick, we put all this toughness in an elegant costume. At just 9.8 mm, you would never guess that the slim Xperia go is a giant on durability. Finally, a smartphone that is as stylish as it is strong. Busy cooking? Walking in the rain? Relaxing on the beach? Use Xperia go, even when your fingers are wet.

A slim Android touch phone with extra durability

With the highest level of dust and water resistance available on any smartphone, Xperia go is designed to take what life throws at it. Getting soaked outside? Use GPS Navigation to find that restaurant on the scratch resistant display, then call a taxi, even with wet fingers. Into sports? Compete, then share your stats with the miCoach app, or get fit and artistic with FigureRunning.

Designed to outperform

Get the best out of your entertainment on the 3.5 inch Reality Display with Mobile Bravia Engine. Your favourite content, the latest shows from Video Unlimited, millions of tracks from Music Unlimited. All on a slick smartphone that is just 9.8 mm thin. It is incredibly powerful too. With the dual core 1 GHz processor you browse, stream and download what you like in an instant.

From standby to photo in just over a second with fast capture
5MP Camera with Fast Capture
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Turn friends into film stars

Seen that scene? Grab it super quick with the 5 megapixel camera. From sleep to snap in just over a second using fast capture. Or capture super sharp action with the 720p HD video recorder. Finished shooting? Post everything on your favourite social site, or directly to Facebook with our unique integration.

Watch it on any screen

Big audience? Treat them to a show on the big screen. Or make your music scream out loud. Xperia go is DLNA enabled. So you can share all your stills, videos, web links and music with any DLNA enabled device via Wi-Fi, like a Bravia HDTV, home theatre system, Sony Tablet or Vaio laptop.

Uncompromised Android Experience

With access to hundreds of thousands of games and apps on Google Play store, you will also need storage space. Xperia Go features an internal memory of 8GB on top of a micro SD card slot, which itself supports up to 32GB. On top of a dual core 1GHz processor, Xperia Go has plenty of hardware to perform the most complicated of tasks.

50GB of free cloud storage

Now there is 50GB of free storage for your music, videos, photos and more - and you can use it forever. Just download the Box app for Android from Google Play Store to set up an account from your Xperia smartphone to claim your free storage space.

Enjoy music and vieo from Sony Entertainment Network
Music Unlimited from Sony
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Sony Entertainment Network

Feasts for film fans, masses of music. Enjoy a global catalogue of more than 12 million songs from Music Unlimited. Or download your favourite blockbuster movies from Video Unlimited. Its all on Sony Entertainment Network. With only one account you can enjoy everything on your Xperia smartphone, Bravia, tablet or PS3. No trips to the store. No late fees. Just pure entertainment.

Smart Extras for Android

Sony Smart Extras accessories to enhance the experience on Android and to your smartphone.

Smart Wireless Headset pro; the Bluetooth headset that does it all

This Bluetooth stereo headset for A ndroid smartphones offers multifunctional features in addition to superior sound. On the display of Smart Wireless Headset pro users can read text messages, see incoming calls, access calendar notifications and much more. When detached from the phone it functions as a standalone MP3 player and radio.

SmartWatch; access apps and smartphone features with a micro display for Android

SmartWatch is a micro display accessory for communicating with an Android smartphone via Bluetooth. Consumers can, for example, discretely access text messages, social media updates and manage calls or music. The display is mounted on a strap and can be worn as a watch. Applications allowing users to personalize their SmartWatch experience will be available on Android market.

Product Description

Freeze the scene on a 5 megapixel camera that goes from sleep to snap in just over a second. Or capture the sights and sounds of everyday, in high definition video. Get something good? Post it on your favourite social site, or show it on your TV using DLNA. Start a dance party in the kitchen. Connect to your TV and host a movie marathon. Choose from your own library of songs and videos, or tap into Sony Entertainment Network. With Music Unlimited, you'll have access to millions and millions of tracks, whil


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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Xperia Go- Amazing. 23 Dec 2012
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Note- this is my first Android-based smart-phone, and well... I love it!

Some people have complained about the build, but personally I think it's pretty sturdy. The back cover is not 'flimsy', and all in all, it's very compact and well built. The waterproofing-rubber ports are very secure, and I have tested the Go's waterproofing on several occassions. (It's quite handy to just run it under the tap, and to wash off any greasy finger marks.) I've also had it in my jacket when I was skiing, and it did get very damp, and warm, for a prolonged period of time, and it survived it!

The screen is lovely. The resolution, although perhaps lower than on other smart-phones, is fine for me and the colours are quite vibrant- although could maybe be a bit more so. I haven't watched a film on it, but that's what a TV is for anyway. It's meant to be scratch-resistant, but I put a screen protector on it anyway. I did have it in my pocket and rattling around in my bag and there is not a single mark. But anyway, better safe than sorry.

It is very quick, and the touchscreen is very easy to use. Even in the rain or when it's damp, due to its wet-finger tracking, its very responsive and fine to use. The camera isn't too bad. Being a photographer, its 5 megapixels seem quite measly, but I was quite impressed (and suprised). In the daylight, its very good: good colour, good sharpness. But in gloomy places, it becomes pretty shocking: hugely distorted and a hell of a lot of noise (probably due to an automatic increase in ISO.). The panorama function is pretty good aswell, and worked quite impressively.

Music I haven't really tried, because I have an MP3 player, but the speaker seems pretty good, and I've heard that the in-built music player is also very good.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars fast, functional and slim. 27 July 2012
By Andy
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One of the biggest complaints of this phone is the pitiful resolution but in all fairness the screen is vibrant and you have to go out of your way to view issues with the small resolution by bringing it closer to your face than you would normally use it.

In normal use the screen is fine. Its fast (as you would expect from a dual core) and it is very pocket-able. In fact given that the resolution is small, matched with the dual core (cpu/gpu has to do less work), it actually makes it one of the fastest phones available.

I haven't tested the waterproofness but it seems to be sealed well, with the only slots for sim and microsd (no removable battery). Wet finger tracking is a bonus, try using a touch phone in rain its impossible but this fine.

Bad points are the build (cheap back cover, no spare), charging port cover is also pathetic and could easily fall off (meaning no water/dust resistance). On button also does not feel as though it will last. Also i don't think it'll take a drop as well as others in its class like the defy.

Ill give it 4/5. Could of done with better resolution but did need a better build.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars WiFi issues - and im not alone 6 Nov 2012
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I really wanted to like this phone, it is a very compact size, about the same screen size as an iPhone 4; Im amazed that more Android manufacturers don't go in for the small form factor - it's not always about 6inch screens and unpocketable handsets !
The phone is blindingly fast, it's a dual core running the old Gingerbread after all, the specs of this phone far exceed that required to make this OS really fly. The memory of 512MB is a bit stingy, but you really wouldnt notice in normal use.
However, I was so disappointed that this phone exhibits a Gingerbread bug that is literally 2 1/2 years old. Worse then that the old workaround now doesnt work. The phone has an underscore character in the hostname, this is an illegal character according to the specification for networking. This bug is all over the internet - there are two bugs logged on the google android bug tracker. If your router is fully compliant with the specification then you may struggle to get an IP address from it when trying to connect over WiFi. My old HTC wildfire has the same issue - and it occurred just after a gingerbread update that changed the hostname from "Unknown" to "Android_[random digits]". The workaround was to give the phone a static IP address, that way it doesnt use the DHCP of the router to get an ip address. This worked fine on the Wildfire, however on the Xperia Go...it doesnt use the static ip you give it;it always tries to use Dhcp.
Now this might not be an issue for you, to be fair a lot of routers will take the invalid hostname and use it. But my router does not like it, and even worse with the static ip workaround not working I was left with a wifi-less phone.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A day at the beach 16 Sep 2012
Just a few days after buying the Sony Xperia Go, I took it to the beach to take a few pictures and videos of my son and not worry about sand or water ruining the day. At some time during my stay at the beach the phone fell from my pocket on to the sand. I noticed about an hour later and the tide had risen by a few meters by then. I called my phone from my wife's (this one had to stay in the car, haha). It gave a signal, meaning the phone was working. After half an hour of calling myself and "listening to the sand" my wife found it buried under the soaked sand. The phone was working properly the whole time and still is. Any other phone and I'd be ordering a new one.

The cons are:
- Low resolution of the screen. The great contrast of the bravia engine makes this a minor issue.
- The short battery life (a bit worse than my iPhone 4).
- Wifi coverage a bit short

Apart from being waterproof, the pros are:
- Does everything my iPhone 4 did at half the price
- Rather snappy thanks to the dual-core microprocessor
- Pictures and videos are great, much better than iphone
- Android's spotify is a hundred times better than iPhone's
- 16Gb built in plus 32Gb via microSd card

All in all, 5 stars no doubt.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
I am a big fan or Sony phones anyway.. I work out side in all conditions and to have a phone which can get wet and dropped is ideal.
Published 2 months ago by Adam Witchell
3.0 out of 5 stars A real mixed bag
Sony Xperia Go (St27i). Firstly I chose this phone because I was looking for something small, light and fast(ish) with enough memory not to completely clog up with a few apps and... Read more
Published 3 months ago by SteveB
5.0 out of 5 stars First Smartphone - Very happy
It's my first smartphone and I bought 6 months ago now. It hasn't slowed down at all, it hasn't frozen or done anything wierd. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Rai
2.0 out of 5 stars Trouble, trouble and oh yes more trouble
First the positive the battery life is good, when it works!
The design of the port for recharging is appalling and the phone has been dogged with charging issues from... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Trinity Bob, Jersey
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad phone
Problems experienced from the start, with this BRAND NEW phone switching itself off, and display a little hard to read occasionally, maybe due to water damage, because the idiot... Read more
Published 4 months ago by V. Emery
1.0 out of 5 stars baa
The phone froze when i got a call, what good is a phone when you cant answer calls, piece of s***
Published 4 months ago by dennyboomboom
5.0 out of 5 stars Replacement for lost phone
This is exactly the same as my previous phone that was lost. It works just as well and I am very happy with it.
Published 5 months ago by Mr. J. C. Henry
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceeds expectations
Wasn't expecting a lot as i got this from my network provider for €151.99 ,about 125 and my old mini pro Xperia is on its last legs but the waterproof claims sold it to me as i... Read more
Published 5 months ago by B. Dunne
1.0 out of 5 stars AVOID AT ALL COSTS
DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE!!! Terrible phone in all aspects. Only thing worse than the phone is Sony customer service. I repeat, DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE!!!
Published 5 months ago by Anthony Nasti
2.0 out of 5 stars Very poor sound quality on calls
Having bought the phone we were forced to ditch it as it was extremely difficult hear conversations on it. Read more
Published 8 months ago by martin evans
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