Sony Xperia go ST27i/ST27a User Manual

You may heard another names of Sony Xperia go. It’s because this phone known also as Sony Xperia Advance, Sony Xperia ST27i or Sony Xperia ST27a. Some others may also called Sony Xperia go ST27.

You are here might because you have already had Xperia go and looking for the User Guide for your smartphone. Currently, the Xperia go that you might had runs under Android Gingerbread aka Android OS version 2.3. Yet, there would be available for upgrade to Android ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich version 4.0) as it was promised by Sony (planned).

Overview Sony Xperia go ST27a ST27i

Overview Sony Xperia go ST27a ST27i

The machine powered up Sony Xperia go would be a dual-core 1GHz Cortex-A( with NovaThore U8500 chipset. Mali-400 and 512MB are chosen as the Graphic Processor and the installed RAM.

Sony Xperia go ST27i / ST27a User Manual Resume

To be honest, there isn’t any kind of Quick Start Guide available for XPeria go, but still you would easily find the User Guide or User Manual of this device, especially in English (though it’s also mentioned that would be available for Spanish, Italian, French, German etc. We need to confirm about this for sure)

On page 15 that discussing about Phone Overview, you can learn what the looks like of the Xperia go from Front panel view and rear panel view. It also provided an explanation about keys and parts location such as Power key, Headset connector, speaker, strap hole, menu key, volume / zoom key, Camera, and more. To be clear, see the figure above.

Keys Parts Front Rear View Sony Xperia go ST27a ST27i

Keys Parts Front Rear View Sony Xperia go ST27a ST27i

For tutorial to reset the phone to original factory settings, you can get the tutorial if you go to page 134-135 under sub-chapter of Troubleshooting – Resetting the phone. Usually this tutorial’s also known as factory data reset: Home screen > Tap Apps Menu > Tab Settings > Privacy > Factory data reset > Reset phone > Erase Everything.

Of course another conventional features which are available and preloaded on this device are also has its own guideline. From Bluetooth tutorial, DLNA tutorial, Location tutorial, Wi-Fi guidance, Set the alarm help, and many more. Get the full guidelines for this Xperia go ST27 by download the PDF User Guide or read it online (all provided on this page).

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Sony Xperia go ST27i / ST27a Technical Specifications

Xperia go is touch bar form factor designed, which means also you only able to create text message or email by using onscreen virtual keyboard / keypad. The screen has 3.5 inches with 320 x 480 pixel resolution. Manufactured from LED backlit LCD Capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors and has coated scratch resistant glass. It is dust and water proof with IP67 military certified (you can also read the explanation about Ingress Protection rating / IP Rating at the User Guide of Xperia go which is available on page 8 and 9).

Although it been said that this phone has 8GB internal built-in memory, but you had to know that only half of those storage available for user-memory (4GB). This means you can store images, photos, videos, games only for 4GB. If you are a person who like a spacier memory, fortunately, there is still available for external microSD card slot up to 32GB (sold separately).

White Black Yellow Body Colors Sony Xperia go ST27a ST27i

White Black Yellow Body Colors of Sony Xperia go ST27a ST27i

Generally, the Sony Xperia go uses ST27 as series number. But it’s also known that the Xperia go uses ST27i and ST27a as another name. These names given to differ the 3G GSM data networks frequency which is used by the phone. For ST27a it uses HSDPA 850/1900 /2100 Mhz (usually north America) and for ST27i uses HSDPA 900 / 2100 MHz (Asia / Europe). The HSDPA supports up to 14.4Mbps and HSUPA supports up to 5.76Mbps. It also supports GSM, GPRS, and EDGE technology. Wi-Fi for Wi-Fi Direct connection, Wi-Fi Hotspot, DLNA are installed with WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n type. Bluetooth uses version 3.0 plus EDR, and USB connection uses microUSB version 2.0 supports USB On-the-go.

Although Sony Xperia Go is attached with 5Megapixel Camera on the rear side which supports for geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, smile detection, 3D panorama, LED Flash, autofocus and even HD Video Recording 720p@30fps, unfortunately there is no front facing camera which usually appears in order to get the ability to make Video Call.

For the colors body case, They are available for 3 colors: White, Black and Yellow. See the figure above. The phone has 111 x 60.3 x 9.8 mm / 4.4 x 2.4 x 0.4 inches for the dimension size and about 110 grams / 3.9 ounces for the weight.

Table of Contents of Sony Xperia go ST27i / ST27a User Guide

Important Information
Water resistance
Android what and why?
Getting started
Getting to know your phone
Google Talk
Getting started with Google Play
PlayNow service
Video Unlimited
Music Unlimited
Getting organised
Scanning with the NeoReader application
Synchronising data on your phone
Connecting to wireless networks
Web browser
Indentifying music using TrackID technology
Using the FM radio
Taking photos and recording videos
3D Camera
Viewing photos and videos in Gallery
Viewing photos in 3D Album
Sharing contect with DLNA certificate devices
Bluetooth wireless technology
Connecting your phone to a computer
Using location services to find your position
Locking and protecting your phone
Updating your phone
Phone settings overview
Status and notification icons overview
Application overview
User support
Recycling your phone
Legal information

Sony Xperia go ST27i / ST27a User Guide PDF Download

The Getting started chapter which is written on page 11 would give you an step by step explanation how you can assemble the battery, insert SIM card, turn on or off the phone or charge the battery. It includes tutorial how to open back cover case, removing sim card holder, and more.

Open Back Cover Insert SIM microSD Tutorial Sony Xperia go ST27a ST27i

Open Back Cover Insert SIM microSD Tutorial Sony Xperia go ST27a ST27i

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  1. Andrea says

    My phhone has stopped working whereas I can’t receive any messages and or callsor even surf the net – This message has appeared on my phone “Phone software must be updated prior to starting CA test.” when I try to go on my contacts list I get the following message – Sorry the application Contacts ( has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again” Force close.

    I await your answer

  2. Klems says


    I’m looking from Where i Could order the xperia Go original back, ” back panel”. Anybody can help please?

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