Eight years after I bought my first smartphone, I finally upgraded. I had initially thought about getting a entry-to-mid-level Android phone that costs less than PHP7,000 while saving up for the iPhone 4s that I wanted. However, I realized that I won’t be able to afford that any time in the near future, so I decided to go to the mid-level to high Android phones.
Xperia go attracted me for a few reasons: First, it’s waterproof and dustproof. It may not be a deal breaker for some but I don’t mind having this as an extra (knowing me, it’s going to come in handy). Second, I like the Xperia interface a little better than the skins of other Android handsets. Lastly, while it costs a little more than my original set budget, it was still reasonable.
Online reviews give the Xperia Go an average of 3.5 stars. Among the gripes these reviewers have is that the screen is small for today’s standards (3.5 inches), not to mention its quality at 480 x 320 pixels (you can see the specs here). Some reviewers didn’t like the material the phone’s back was covered with, while others bemoaned that internal storage was only 4 GB.
Frankly, I think we’re all just spoiled and want the biggest and fastest in every handset and still keep it at a low price. Anyway, here’s my take. Continue reading →