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Perfect phone for a holiday, working out or outdoors,
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This review is from: Sony Xperia Advance ST27A Unlocked Android Phone--U.S. Warranty (Yellow) (Wireless Phone Accessory)
This phone is a great phone for a holiday away, on the beach or any other outdoor activity. This phone feels durable, and the videos you see on the Xperia Go apply to the advance (go is the international name and the radios are different). If you need this phone as your main handset and you are careful, look elsewhere, like the Nexus4 or Galaxy Nexus.
It should be then geared towards people who are clumsy, and children as this phone is very slow with its under-powered processor and little RAM, and sub par screen.
ICS is on the phone and looks like it may jump to Jelly bean (the Go will, but as for the Advance... we will wait and see)
This phone is durable, that is all I can say, and with IP67 (dust proof, and submerged under water for a meter for 30min) it is the highest rating a Phone has received.
Look at these links and I am sure you will be convinced that if you are an outdoor person this is it:
I use this as my workout, holiday and for any other situations that call for an IP67 phone.
Battery is alright, like all Andriods they love going through batteries like nobodies business. Also in is non-removable which is a good thing as it is an IP67 phone.
Now if you need a phone that can almost do that, and is much faster and can compete against other Andriod handsets I would wait for the Xperia V if you want to stay with Sony, IP57 and LTE (ATT and T-mobile future) should be here in the next if rumors hold true.