The smartphone can also be had for free on 2-year contracts
Canadian carrier Fido has just released the Sony Xperia go, which has been recently introduced in the US as Xperia advance.Customers can purchase this mid-range Android phone for $300/€235 outright. In addition, the carrier also offers the Xperia go for free with new two-year agreements. Check it out here.
Fido only offers the black and white color options for Xperia go, but a yellow version is now available on Sony’s online store here. Obviously, the latter comes unlocked and sells for $300/€235.
Sony Xperia go was officially launched on the market this summer with Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system onboard.
However, Fido’s Xperia go comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich platform out of the box. In addition, the device is powered by a dual-core Cortex-A9 processor clocked at 1 GHz.
This is one of the few smartphones on the market to feature an ST-Ericsson chipset, the NovaThor U8500. The device also packs a Mali-400 graphics processing unit and 512MB of RAM.
Even though Xperia go has been confirmed to arrive with 8GB of internal memory, there are only 4GB of storage available for users. Luckily, the handset comes with microSD card slot for memory expansion up to 32GB.
Aside from the decent price, the Xperia go may also attract Android enthusiasts thanks to its rugged features. The phone is IP67 certified, which means it has a dust- and waterproof body.
It is also worth mentioning that Xperia go sports a decent LED-backlit Sony Mobile BRAVIA capacitive touchscreen display that supports 320 x 480 pixels resolution and features scratch-resistant glass.
The 5-megapixel rear camera features autofocus, LED flash and HD (720p) video recording. Other highlights of the phone include: HSDPA (14.4Mbps) and HSUPA (5.76Mbps), Bluetooth 3.0 and Wi-Fi connectivity, as well as microUSB with on-the-go support and built-in GPS.