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Sony Ericsson Xperia Active

alaTest has collected and analyzed 700 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the battery and usability. The screen and design are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the reliability. Some have doubts about the features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Ericsson Xperia Active is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Ericsson Xperia Active

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 3 user reviews of Sony Ericsson Xperia Active from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony Ericsson Xperia Active black with orange belt

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony Ericsson Xperia Active

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Sony Ericsson Xperia Active 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.

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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-BKW Xperia Active Android Unlocked Smartphone with 5MP Camera, Touchscreen, WiFi, GPS - US Warranty - Black/WhiteSony Ericsson ST17i Xperia Active Android Unlocked Smartphone with 5MP Camera, Touchscreen, WiFi, GPS - International Warranty - Black/Orange

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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...

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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

Durable smartphones are becoming an Android-exclusive niche and Sony Ericsson want in. But the Xperia active believes that an IP67-certified phone doesn't have to be all muscle and no charm

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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...

tbreak - RECOMMENDED PRODUCT

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 lifeWell-built deviceValue for money

Small screenAverage specs

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Active review

 

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.

Funky looking, water resistant, tough, compact

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

The Xperia Active is one of those phones we liked when we took it out of the box. It's a cheerful little thing, with some nice features. It's not too expensive, will appeal to people who want something solid for the gym and it does normal phone stuff too.

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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

It's another good performer from Sony Ericsson. The Xperia Active is little more than the company's Xperia Mini in a chunky, water-resistant case, but if that's what you want... this is it.

Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD720p

Configuration

Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operator:Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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