Android Phones

Sony Xperia Go and Xperia Arco S offer active and premium devices for Android fans

May 30, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka

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Sony has forced its way back into the headlines by unveiling two new Android phones today. Joining the Xperia family of products are the new Xperia Go and Xperia Acro S, both slated to arrived in Q3 2012 for yet to be disclosed price.

The Sony Xperia Go is a phone built for users with an active lifestyle. The phone is water-resistant and has “extra durability” to take more of a beating than the average smartphone. The 3.5 inch screen uses Sony’s Mobile BRAVIA Engine – brava! – and the software comes with Android 2.3 – haha! – with plans to upgrade to Android 4.0 later. But given Sony’s backtrack on the Xperia Play, I wouldn’t buy this phone expecting Ice Cream Sandwich later.

The Xperia Acro S on the other hand is more of a premium phone. Like the Go, it features durability enhancements like scratch-resistant mineral glass, as well as dust and water resistance. However, the Acro S actually runs up to the date software and will launch with Android 4.0. THat will go good with its 4.3-inch 720p HD screen, PlayStation certification, and 1.5 GHz dual core processor.

Both phones will come preloaded with Sony Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited to provide access to Sony’s entertainment streaming services. Price and regional availability have yet to be revealed.

Xperia Go Specs

  • 3.5” Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine gives razor sharp clarity
  • 5MP fast capture camera goes from sleep to snap in just over a second
  • Scratch resistant mineral glass display with wet finger tracking
  • Highest level of dust and water resistance in a smartphone – IP67 Rating
  • 1Ghz dual core processor gives consumers super fast performance
  • Launching on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), upgradeable to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Available in black, white and yellow colours

Xperia Acro S Specs

  • 4.3” 720p HD Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine gives razor sharp clarity
  • 12MP fast capture camera goes from sleep to snap in just over a second with a single key press
  • PlayStation™ Certified
  • Full 1080p HD video recording and 720p HD front camera
  • Scratch resistant mineral glass display with wet finger tracking
  • IP55 and IP57 Ratings for dust and water resistance
  • 1.5Ghz dual core processor gives consumers super fast performance
  • Launching on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Available in black, white and pink colours