SONY Xperia go Review
SONY Xperia go Review
SONY maintain their traditions to create an outdoor device, this time in the category of smartphones. After last year we’ve reviewed the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Active, then with a new name SONY Mobile philosophy, exists Xperia go that also carry a variety of advantages like: waterproof / impact / droppings, but still wrapped in a sleek and stylish design. Curious how the overall performance?. SONY Xperia go Review
As we mentioned above, the design did not seem to go as an outdoor smartphone with the extra capability. White and yellow colors which brings it as impressive as a fashion phone – far from sporty. And if you noticed, SONY designing the port and jack go round lid, which they rarely apply unless the special bersegmentasi products like this.
Unusually also, 3.5mm audio jack is located on the left side. And with reason to be easily inserted into the pockets of pants (jeans especially), the vendor put the jack is at the top or bottom. Prominent power button on the side of it is easy to use either the left or right index finger, while the volume buttons on the right side adjacent to the miniUSB port.
Overall, rubber coated body go that serves to absorb shocks, but at all far from being muscular or bulky. In fact one might say, the design go completely away from the impression of success appear strong and stylish enough for outdoor mobile phone category. Front side is also rather straightforward; earpiece on the SONY logo, 3 touch sensitive buttons below the screen and microphone at the far left bottom. While on the back side of a small microphone hole appears next to the flash and camera lens.
Arise XPERIA logo still present are green at the bottom, complete with a line of speakers. That we mentioned last is the more obscure impressions can last a good go in the water. Because normally, we would wonder, what if the water goes into the speaker hole into the engine and make it broken? Okay, to find out more, let’s just open the battery case cover. Kinda hard to do especially if not familiar, as SONY does not use special bolts, like you find in the old outdoor phone.
First, make sure you have enough to nail inserted between the two cases go: not too long but not too short. Open the jack hole cover or an existing port, then insert your fingernail through the open gap of 3.5mm jack go and slide down until the case can be opened. Well, if successful, you can begin to insert the SIM and microSD cards are located on the right side. Both are due go hotswap using the internal battery. Even so, the system will restart if you remove / insert the SIM card when the phone is on.
On the flip side is also not visible in plain view that go are able to survive the extreme conditions. On the contrary, SONY designing this part beautiful. In the white color that we tested, this side of blue sky visible dikelir match the white on the outside the body. Anyway cool, deh!
Still carrying the Gingerbread 2.3.7 go make the interface look good, but with the typical UI Xperia Timescape. This includes the number of pages, widgets, to feature on the main menu that has been discussed several times previously on the Xperia series.
But it’s not a problem, given the uniqueness lies in its ability smartphone invited to outdoors activities. Sony has included a number of applications that relate directly to the world of sports, such as adidas miCoach, WalkMate, and Figure Running. All three are advocates the application of sports activities for you to more easily find out how much you have to walk, run, how many total calories burned, and monitor your exercise routine, which in turn can be divided into social networking. SONY Xperia go Review
Mobile BRAVIA Engine support, the display was quite up to go in the sun though. The sharpness even able to make the eyes uncomfortable if the screen displays a white color when in the room. The solution, turn on the display brightness to automatically or manually subtract up to be completely comfortable in your eyes.
SONY does not give the shutter button to allow you to take pictures, but there is fast picture capture feature that can be accessed from locking screen. If in order to unlock the screen you have to move the slide to the right, then to use this feature you just move the camera a quick logo to the left only. When using this feature, make sure you really ready to shoot an object, or the result will be much less than the maximum because of the users themselves.
The photos in the Gallery album you can customize the size (crop), turn to the left and right, and share via Bluetooth to other devices as well as online to Facebook, Gmail, Google’s Picasa + and easily. There is also a 3D album in the gallery that will store a 3D panoramic photographs of the cameras go, but we’re still not sure you can see in three dimensions even after moving the files into 3D screen device. It is never our first test to prove when a similar feature and move the result to the HTC Evo 3D.
While his music is still the standard for SONY with complete functionality including sound equalizer or balancer can be set manually. The speakers also reliable enough to raise her songs are played with a round and solid. Unfortunately, when we plunge into the tub, the sound of the speakers is suddenly missing alias inaudible. When we picked it up again, it sounds out there but a very small although the volume remains full. That is, you can not listen to favorite songs through the internal speaker when in the water.
3.5-inch screen capable of reading 4 touch go together, and we prove it by the benchmark results. There are two interesting things about the performance: first, because the phone is designed to be used in wet areas, the screen is already supporting the wet finger tracking. That is, although you can not use it under water, but with a wet finger and the screen, you can still navigate the various menus and features that appear on the screen.
The second interesting thing is, if you’re accessing a feature or menu and then enter go into the water, then for some reason, the phone will respond with a “return to the previous page”, just like when you touch the button again. It is most disturbing if you’re using the camera feature when trying to capture the “wet moments” that will happen. But beyond that, really okay overall performance, including the virtual keyboard.
Armed with NovaThor U8500 chipset, dual-core processor 1GHz Cortex-A9 and Mali-400 GPU, go to record a decent benchmark results. Quadrant positioned on the sixth of nine devices with 2543 points, while Antutu placing high enough in the third position, also from 9 device, with a score of 5576. While testing the performance of the internet a-la Vellamo produce 924 points with the position under the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 and above ASUS Transformer.
With the specifications and benchmark results above, we tried to play the Dead Trigger game that requires specification of the device is high enough to be an optimal experience when playing. The result? Graphics can be displayed properly, without experiencing lag while playing the game FPS Zombie.
Xperia camera is not equipped to go forward. Even so, 5MP (2592 × 1944 pixels), which carries a fairly comprehensive features such as autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face & smile detection, 3D sweep panorama, HD 720p video at 30fps, continuous autofocus, video light until the video stabilizer.
Battery life with a capacity of 1305mAh go quite ordinary. Continuous use can last up to 6 hours, while listening to music on the go without activating the data or play games, you can accompany up to 45 hours.
SONY Xperia go Review
Not many smartphone types specially designed for outdoor use which is quite extreme. SONY Xperia go is one of very few smartphone for use within outdoor has a cool design, the performance is okay and reasonably priced, in our opinion will be in the range 2.5 million to 3 million dollars. Although still using the Android version of Gingerbread, but the use of Timescape UI and features makes it invisible ala Xperia outdated.
(+) Design interesting, especially as a mobile outdoor
(+) Good performance
(+) The results of photo & video cameras both almost in all conditions
(-) Version of the OS is still Gingerbread
(-) Problems when the phone goes into the water
(-) Battery built-in