Visit our Business Solutions website >>

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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 790 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 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and portability. The durability and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed views about the reliability. Some have doubts about the sound and screen.

size, usability, durability, portability, performance

screen, 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.

See all Sony Ericsson Cell Phones

Review analysis

(Based on 790 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 56 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 29 of 56 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (724)

Consumer review by: (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 are impressed by the usability. The price also gets good views.

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,

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (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, whereas there are some negative opinions 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

Sep, 2016

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...

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support ; 3G with 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA ; 3.0" 16M-color LED-backlit LCD capacitive touchscreen of HVGA resolution (320 x 480 pixels) at around 192 ppi ; Bravia Mobile engine ; Dust and water resistant, wet-finger...

No secondary camera, no video calls ; No smart dialing ; Loudspeaker has below average performance ; Typing is uncomfortable on the small screen ; No DivX/XviD support

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: Ian Morris (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active - Pocket-lint

 

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

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

Expert review by: Karan Shah (tech.firstpost.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active Review

 

An Android-exclusive feature - rugged smartphones have literally been riding the wave, since the launch of the Motorola Defy that packed quite a punch or two in it's IP67 certified shield. This year, more competitors, like the Xperia Active, the Defy+...

The Xperia Active is priced at Rs. 19,500 (MRP) and the increasing difference between the Rupee and Dollar is taking its toll on the pricing of smartphones as well. We're mentioning this because just a few days back, the market operating price for the...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Karan Shah (tech.firstpost.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active Review - Tech2

 

An Android-exclusive feature - rugged smartphones have literally been riding the wave, since the launch of the ...

The Xperia Active is priced at Rs. 19,500 (MRP) and the increasing difference between the Rupee and Dollar is taking its toll on the pricing of smartphones as well. We're mentioning this because just a few days back, the market operating price for the...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Gary Cutlack (techradar.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active review

 

Android for the exercising socialite

Touchscreen works well when wet ; Snappy general operation ; Fast and usable camera ; Survived being dunked under water ; Good battery life

Feels a little light and plasticky ; Low screen resolution ; Plenty of Sony Ericsson spam apps installed ; Poor video format support

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Active is one of those odd phones that can survive underwater, help you lose weight and update your social networks, all in one go. But is it actually a decent mobile too?

Nov, 2011

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5

Navigation

GPS: Yes