Sony's Xperia Go takes a dunking and keeps on trucking.
Smartphones have become part of daily life but are often too delicate to withstand everyday abuse. Not so for the Sony Xperia Go, an Android handset built to shrug off treatment that would destroy typical mobile devices.
CNET UK took the Xperia Go for a spin, a few dunks, plus crevice-clogging dust-ups to put this rugged machine through its paces.
Since the Xperia Go is designed to comply with the IP67 international durability standard, Sony says the phone can survive submersion in water, exposure to dust and dirt, and boasts a tough scratch-resistant screen. Our friends at CNET UK agree, with the Xperia Go functioning after sitting under water for 30 minutes, tossed in dry flour, and being stuffed in tight pockets with sharp keys and metal coins.