We’re sure everyone has that moment when they wish that their smartphone was built like a tank and came with a waterproof body; you know, something along the lines of the Sony Xperia Go. What we’ve seen so far concerning Sony’s rugged smartphone is that not only can it take some serious beating, but it also plays nice with water.
If you haven’t been enamored with the black Xperia Go, the white variant is now available in the UK.
The white Xperia Go will be offered SIM-free by mobile retailer Clove starting August 7 for £210 (tax included). For that amount of money, you’ll get the unlocked Xperia Go and some peace of mind when out and about. It’s slightly more expensive than the black model, as that one’s going for £198. Whether you purchase the black or white model, the retailer will include a free Norton Mobile Security app with a 1-year license.
Specs-wise, the Xperia Go has a 3.5-inch HVGA display, a dual-core 1GHz NovaThor processor, 512MB RAM, 8GB onboard storage, 5MP rear camera, 1,305mAh battery, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread (should be upgradable to Android 4.0 at some point). And let’s not forget that the Go has received the highest level of water and dust resistance, thanks to its IP67 certification.
For folks on the other side of the pond, there’s no information yet of when the Xperia Go will be available stateside. The phone did turn up for its FCC appointment in late June, which could only mean that a release is almost certain in the following months. Expect to see it being called as the Sony Xperia Advance.