Typically, rugged phones tend to look like kids toy phone. However, the latest Sony Xperia Advance definitely doesn’t look like one and definitely doesn’t act like one. Its fully featured with outstanding specs and boasts the highest water and dust resistant in its class. We are still unsure about its ability to withstand drops and shocks but its abilities to extreme conditions like water and scratch resistant should be sufficient to label it under the rugged category. One of its significant feature is the ability to use the touch screen despite under the rain.
Also known as Sony Xperia Go outside US, it runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and is equipped with all the typical Sony smartphone features including xLoud Experience, TrackID, digital 3D surround sound, and Timescape, among others. Specs of the Sony Xperia Advance includes a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen display (480 x 320 resolution), a 5.0 megapixel camera module (with LED flash and 720p video), aGPS, HSPA, WiFi, Bluetooth, DLNA, 4GB of internal storage and microSD card expansion (up to 32GB). This smartphone is powered by dual-core 1GHz NovaThor processor combined with 512MB of RAM. Sony offers Xperia Advance in black, white, and yellow. Sony has not informed us about the release date nor pricing, but you can get more information from Sony’s official website.