Sony’s Xperia Go smartphone is now available in the UK courtesy of network operator O2.
That might make you grumble and think of the outage the network has experienced this week, but O2 is currently investigating the root cause of that problem, and promising it’ll make it up to customers who suffered (and ensure it doesn’t happen again).
At any rate, the Xperia Go is designed as a tough, rugged handset, which can go anywhere, and has a touchscreen that can be used when your fingers are wet. It’s water, dust and scratch resistant.
The Go’s core specs include a 3.5 inch “reality” display, a 1GHz dual-core CPU, 5 megapixel camera capable of 720p recording, 8GB of storage, Wi-Fi, 3G, and a microSD slot.
Sony’s smartphone is priced at £230 on PAYG, or you can bag the device for free on contracts starting at £18.50 per month. That gives you 200 minutes, unlimited texts and 100MB of data. Buck the data up to 500MB and you can add £3, making for a £21.50 monthly cost if you want a decent chunk of data allowance, and the phone for free.
The cheapest contract O2 offers is £13.50, but that’s with just 50 minutes, 100 texts and 100MB, so for very casual users only. You also have to fork out £80 for the handset on this plan.