Rugged phones are traditionally great big hulking things with as much
grace as a Doritos-munching coach potato, but that is starting to
change. Over the last couple of years, a handful of waterproof, rugged
phones have started to appear that could almost slip onto shelves next
to "normal" phones without being spotted.
The Android-powered Sony Xperia Go is among this new breed. If waterproofing is an absolute must, it's one of the most attractive models you can get, but that doesn't mean it doesn't come with a serious compromise or two.