Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Win Sony Xperia Go {Giveaway}

Xperia Go is among the newly announced Xperia series mobile phones by Sony. Last week I was sent  a warm yellow Xperia Go , to review and an extra one to giveaway to one of my readers.
Valued at $379
It also comes in a very sleek and shiny black.

The new launched Sony Xperia Go, is a thin 3.5" / 9.8mm AndroidTM smartphone that is as stylish as it is durable. A scratch-resistant screen as well as water and dust resistant, means your stylish Sony Xperia Go is protected against almost anything life throws at it or your kids...

I don't own an apple phone or 'galaxy' phone - though I've seen them and used them. I currently own another smartphone that was given to me. To be honest I've never purchased a smartphone. How Xperia go compares I can't honesty say but for me it had all the bells and whistles I need and at a very wallet friendly price (well if had to buy it and I probably would).

'Apparently', Xperia is perfect for the 'active' accident prone kids of beleaguered parents who can't keep them away from their phone or gadgets. My i touch screen was shattered by them last year , I did not find out which one did it but it was discovered stashed under the bunk beds ...or dropped.

While it may be perfect for the accident prone – I did not allow my little drummers to try dropping it onto my cement or tiled floor. I'll take Sony's word for it.

Xperia go is also made to resist dust and water proof (specifically it can be submersed in water one metre deep for up to 30 minutes)...lucky I spared you the image of me blog reading or Facebooking in the bath. I have, in the past, put my i touch inside a ziplock bag to do this ...

Despite its durability it is very slim , sleek and stylish . It is so light - just perfect for putting in my pants pocket , when I was walking on the treadmill. A cute little guy - WalkMate (inbuilt pedometer app) - tracks my steps and daily counts for weekly goal. 

I love the 5MP camera (with integrated LED flash and autofocus features) and I don't care it doesn't have a reversible or forward facing camera ... I don't like selfies. It does have unique fast access feature - one swipe to unlock and 'snap' - great when the kids are about to do something 'shareable' . While it comes so quick you can't always get a 'quality' focus - it is all about the capturing that never to be repeated unforgettable moment. The video was great quality too in my opinion ...as good as my Sony camera's video.

I normally can't get my other phone or i pad camera or any camera open quick enough. I'm impressed it even has 'zoom' and flash which I am going to love for instagraming.

A few other handy little features are the compass and torch (flashlight) plus it even has SOS.

I also liked that the messaging services on the Sony Xperia Go were easy to access and simple to use. A single tap of the landscape-image button, next to input screen enables you to instantly attach a photo or video to messages.

Xperia go has Google Maps and Navigation software pre-installed, making it a very handy device to have accompanying you when venturing out without knowing for certain your destination.

Xperia go has scratch resistant mineral glass and wet finger tracker (literally the ability to track the position of fingers in the touch screen in the presence of water) ...it didn't miss a swipe.

Sony says it has the highest industry level of dust and water resistance in a smartphone...remember the bath ...can be immersed in water up to one metre deep. Sadly , I am not near a beach but I bet it would be perfect at the beach (no worrying about the surf or sand) , near the spa or pool or for dancing in the rain all the places you wouldn't dream of using your other cameras.

Not to mention those unfortunates who keep their phones in their back pocket and dip them in the loo. I've had a few close calls myself ...eww. I've also had several friends wash their husbands phones too.

For those with other Sony products it has easy connectivity of its entertainment services with the HDTV, laptop and tablet.

It was very fast using my home wifi ...I admit I'm no 'techxpert' but they say it comes with a 1GHz processor for internet browsing , movies and downloads. (If I was an Optus customer I could access free movies...so I couldn't test these) I also didn't try it via 3G. It has very easy bookmarking feature too to store your favourited pages and space to download all your essential apps.

Even though there is no pinch to zoom - the on-screen - & + zoom controls to move in and out of content was pretty easy to use.

Want more information, images and videos of the Sony Xperia Smartphone , please visit
For further information or stockist details, readers can contact Sony Australia via www.sony.com.au

In summary Xperia Go is a durable and powerful Android smartphone that not only looks stylish, but provides a host of features for the average user . I think it is very wallet friendly considering the features. The bubblebath water resistance feature has hooked me...my books always get wet.

To win a warm yellow Xperia Go valued at $379 tell me

In fifty words or less - what feature is the most essential to you when purchasing a mobile phone or brainstorm me something your would like to see in a mobile phone of the future ?

This is a game of skill. Each valid entry will be judged based on creativity and originality.

Terms and Conditions: 
1. Only Australian Residents are eligible to enter. 
2. Entries not answering the question in 50 words or less will be deemed invalid. The winner will be chosen by originality and creative merit, not by chance. 
3.There is one prize - RRP $379 , actual RRP prize value may change. 
Judges decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into. 
4. Entries - Open 6/11/2012 - Closes 11.59pm  25/11/2012 AEST. The winner(s) will be notified by email, and posted to mylittledrummerboys.blogspot.com.au - the winner has 5 days to respond or prize will be redrawn.
5. Prizes are not transferable, changeable or redeemable for cash. 
6. Prizes sent out by PR firm directly will not be replaced in the event that they are stolen, lost or damaged in transit.
7. Additional entries if you share on FB or twitter but you must leave a second valid entry answering the question in 50 words or less. Also, please leave how you shared in the comment.

Disclaimer: I received a Sony Xperia Go for review purposes - No financial payment was offered nor accepted for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.

This GIVEAWAY is now closed

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