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Sony Ericsson Xperia active / Sony Ericsson ST17i / Sony Ericsson ST17a

alaTest has collected and analyzed 792 reviews of Sony Ericsson Xperia active / Sony Ericsson ST17i / Sony Ericsson ST17a. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the performance and portability are overall positive. The usability and durability also get good feedback. The reliability and screen get mixed views. Some have doubts about the sound.

size, durability, usability, portability, performance

sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Ericsson Xperia active / Sony Ericsson ST17i / Sony Ericsson ST17a is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Ericsson Xperia active / Sony Ericsson ST17i / Sony Ericsson ST17a

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony Ericsson Xperia active / Sony Ericsson ST17i / Sony Ericsson ST17a from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the usability and price.

size, price, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson XperiaTM Active black-orange Telekom sim-free,Sony Ericsson XperiaTM Active black-orange Telekom sim-free,

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Ericsson Xperia active / Sony Ericsson ST17i / Sony Ericsson ST17a

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Sony Ericsson Xperia active / Sony Ericsson ST17i / Sony Ericsson ST17a from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the durability. Some have doubts about the sound and portability.

durability

portability, sound

65% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson ST17a-BKO Xperia Active Android Unlocked Smartphone with 5MP Camera, Touchscreen, WiFi, GPS - US Warranty - Black/OrangeSony Ericsson ST17a-BKO Xperia Active Android Unlocked Smartphone with 5MP Camera, Touchscreen, WiFi, GPS - US Warranty - Black/Orange

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia active review: The Rainmaker

 

Flick it, kick it, throw it, wet it. Drag and drop it. And watch it come back for more. The Sony Ericsson Xperia active is a survivor. The rugged smartphone has a Bravia Reality display and exchangeable covers, 1GHz of oomph and HD video, and plenty of...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia active Review

 

Smart and rugged, two words that don't tend to go together all that often, especially when it comes to phones. A light to moderate encounter with the floor would pretty much wipe out the majority of smartphones out there and as for the rugged-phone...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Sidney Wong (hardwarezone.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active - Android Training Buddy

 

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Active is no ordinary phone - it is dust proof and water resistant. You can operate the phone even when the screen or your fingers are wet. Here's our quick take on the fitness-orientated Android smartphone.

Good battery life ; Well-built device ; Value for money

Small screen ; Average specs

Jan, 2012

tbreak - RECOMMENDED PRODUCT

Expert review by : Mohannad Alchalabi (tbreak.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active Review

 

Made for the outdoors.

Water resistant, Dust proof, Hot swappable microSD

Small screen, Power/unlock button, Camera can be sluggish, No front facing camera

Included in the box is a microUSB cable, charger, earphones with mic and call/end button, ear hooks, manuals, wrist strap and an armband. A microSD card might also be in the retail package but my review phone did not come with one nor did it come with...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Alex Dobie (androidcentral.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active review

 

The idea of tougher, water-resistant electronics is nothing new, but this year we've seen rugged smartphones becoming increasingly more mainstream. Motorola has had a go at this type of produc...

We’d have liked it to be a bit thinner, though, and we’re sure there will be some who would like to see a rugged phone with a more generous display size. But Sony Ericsson has delivered something of a first when it comes to tough, water-resistant...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Shanna James (brighthub.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active Reviewed

 

Need an Android smart phone? How about the Sony Ericsson Xperia Active? It may be just the phone that you are looking for, especially if you are an active person. Read the review to find out if you think the Active is for you.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Active is a great smart phone for individuals who have an active lifestyle. Thanks to its water and dust proof exterior and additional sport related applications the Active smartphone will be one of the top Android phones on...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : bluetooth (ocworkbench)

Hands on the Sony Ericsson Xperia active

 

Today, we took at look at the upcoming Android phone Xperia active from Sony Ericsson at it's press event held just hours ago. At first glance, it looks like the Xperia Mini with the 4 corner button interface. Well interface looks alike but the stand...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Active Android phone

 

If you live an active lifestyle and need a phone to match, the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Active will definitely interest you: it's the company's first dust...

Dust proof and water resistant ; Wet finger tracking ; Generous with bundled accessories

Small screen ; Rather chunky at 16.5mm ; No Australian availability announced

If you live an active lifestyle and need a phone to match, the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Active will definitely interest you: it's the company's first dust proof and water resistant Android smartphone.

Mar, 2011

Recommended!

Expert review by : Gordon Kelly (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active

 

Keep fit and healthy with a smartphone that proves size matters less than style and smarts.

Practical, hardwearing design ; Excellent performance ; Slick UI & smart bundled apps ; Extra included accessories

Poor call quality ; Short battery life

After a number of years in the wilderness, Sony Ericsson (soon just Sony) is finding its feet again. The Xperia Active is a well-made, carefully thought out, specialist smartphone for those who love the outdoors. It is rugged, portable, comes with an...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Ian Morris (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active

 

There aren't many people who would argue that staying in shape is important, and an increasingly popular pastime for many. So mobile phone companies are keen to appeal to active sorts with phones that can help them in their pursuits. The Xperia Active...

Funky looking, water resistant, tough, compact

Small microSD card included, arm holder is bothersome, headphones not ideally suited to running

The Xperia Active is an interesting phone. We took too it pretty quickly, and while it isn't the sort of phone that we would probably buy, if you want something tough, water resistant and designed for workouts, then this is really an ideal phone.

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1200
Battery performance:1200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:25
Continuous video playback time:8.3
Standby time (2G):351
Standby time (3G):335
Talk time (2G):4.53 / 4.8 / 4.88 / 5
Talk time (3G):5.31 / 5.5 / 5.52

Call Management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:8
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Geotagging: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Night mode: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera:No / Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Self-timer: Yes
Smile detection: Yes
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p
Video stabilizer: Yes
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Orange / Black, White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Display Diagonal:3
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:320 x 480
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive / Resistive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive / Resistive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5 / 512

Messaging

E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3 / AAC, MP3, OGG, WAV / MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV
FM radio:No / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / JPG, WBMP
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
RSS reader: Yes
Video compression format:3GP, MP4
Video formats supported:3GP,MP4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
GPS antenna: No
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,1900,2100 / 800,850,2100 / 800,850,900,1900,2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:HSPA / HSPA,WCDMA
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, HSF, HSP, OPP, PBAP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Data network:3.5G, 3G / 3G
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Camera included: Yes
EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Rotating: Yes
Slide show: Yes
Video playback: Yes
Voice recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless connection:Y
Wireless connections: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Customizable video ring tones:Y
Exchange support:No / Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:2.3
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Events reminder, Recorder, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Events reminder, Recorder, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:MSM 8255
Processor family:Qualcomm
Processor frequency:1
Processor model:MSM 8255

Software

Exchange support:No / Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:2.3

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal memory:1000 / 320
Internal RAM:512
Internal storage capacity:1
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:0.5
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.65 / 3.62
Height:0.65 / 3.62
Weight:3.91
Width:2.17