This will be quick review just like I do on TREQ A10C and Nokia Asha 303. My Xperia Go already have Android 4.0.4 installed. I choose this Android device because of it’s water resistant and dust-proof features (IP67 certificate). Actually, I do water-resistant test after I got a hold of this device by drowning Xperia Go to bathtub and it’s still working.. really cool!!
CPU and Memory info (taken from Quadrant Standard)
Yup, it’s dual-core 1Ghz processor with 386MB. Rather disappointed with the RAM size, gsmarena said it is 512MB while actually it’s only 386MB. This small RAM makes most of high-resource HD-game (such as Plant Vs Zombies, NFS Shift 2, Contract Killer 2 very often force-close, rendered it unplayable, even after using ChainFire3D)
Display and Graphic
Yeah, crap resolution, crap DPI (but better than TREQ A10C), that is all. Casual games run fine. HD games? Not so much.
Pretty much all you need if you want to do sensors programming in Android. Xperia Go even have pressure sensor, so, you can do some altitude and barometer measurement. Obviously, no NFC here, since that sensor is quite new.
Unexpected! The result is great. So, based on the benchmark result, my Xperia Go is better than Samsung Galaxy Nexus and just a little below Galaxy Tab 10.1 (consider it is a tablet). The graphic power is much better than HTC Desire HD and LG Optimus 2X. My graphic benchmark best result was 46.2fps, this can be achieved by using Chainfire3D NVIDIA-plugin, while in “normal” (no-Chainfire3D plugin) I only got 45.6fps which is really good. Once again, the one that hindering you to play a nice HD game on Xperia Go is the small RAM size!
Well, it feel lighter than gripping on Nokia Asha 303.
You can’t replace Sony Xperia Go battery! A little effort needed when inserting additional memory card, you’ll need some card like SIM card to push the memory card into it’s holder.
The phone build is quite though, I accidentally drop Xperia Go from moving motorcycle (slow speed, about 20km/h) and it’s still survive, just got a few dent on it’s body.
Note for self:
If you want to take screenshot of your Android ICS 4.0.4 phone screen, use this: hold Power button and Volume down at the same time. There will be a “clicking” sound, the screenshot will be saved into “Pictures” folder on your main sdcard.