Sony Ericsson Xperia Active

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Active
77
Based on 28 scores, 43 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    3
  • Good:
    14
  • Average:
    9
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Solid body.
  • Waterproof and dustproof.
  • Can take a pounding too.

Cons:

  • Armband feels loose and bulky.
  • Small display.

Expert reviews and ratings

By evogadget.com on

Rounding this analysis off with a conclusion: the Sony Ericsson Xperia Active is the real deal when you don't know what rugged phone to buy for your next...

By Mobile Choice on 60

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Active is a compact, durable smartphone built for sporty users to take with them, wherever they roam...

By Pocket-lint on 80

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...

By HardwareZone.com on 75

We liked the Sony Ericsson Xperia Active for its solid build quality and unique design. The dual back covers protects the phone's internals from water and dust, making it a perfect choice for those who use their phones outside. The preloaded fitness...

By Tbreak.com on 80

Sony Ericsson have been releasing quite a bit of smartphones in the past few weeks and considering they have decided to focus only on smartphones from now on, it makes sense to fill the market with a phone or two for every category and niche. The...

By Android Central on

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 product with its DEFY line, while Casio gave us the...

By Tech2 on 80

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...

By CellPhoneQuick on

The low-end screen resolution of 320 x 480 means text isn’t as sharp as it is on many other Android smartphones today. It’s not unreadable and does work well in outdoor light, but if you do a lot of reading the slight blotchiness may become...

By PCWorld New Zealand on 70

The Xperia Active is designed to be an aid to an active lifestyle – it’s got apps to help you with fitness tracking and, to a certain point, it’s ruggedised. In fact, it has an ingress protection rating of IP67, meaning it’s...

By Trusted Reviews on 80

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...

By GSMArena on

So, this is an Xperia mini in a wetsuit. Some people will be less than impressed. One hand on the remote the other deep in that bag of chips. The kind that just can’t be bothered. The Xperia active on the other hand doesn’t want to be on the...

By CNET UK on 80

Although it has a rather small screen, the Xperia Active isn't lacking in any other department. With a robust design, decent camera and nippy processor, this is the perfect handset for adventure-addicts who desire a rugged smart phone but don't...

By CNET Asia on

The Xperia active was one of three Sony Ericsson smartphones unveiled at CommunicAsia this year. It is one of the smaller handsets we've seen in a while, compared with the 4-inch handsets of late. It's no featherweight though--this phone packs...

By Phone Arena on 65

We can’t help but like the Sony Ericsson Xperia active, given the multitude of accessories you get out of the box, not to mention the weatherproofing and pre-installed fitness apps. We even grew to like the protruding bottom as it houses the...

International Review By Chip.de on 83

Das Xperia active versteht sich als Outdoor-Smartphone. Die IP67-Zertifizierung garantiert, dass das Handy staubdicht ist und ein 30minütiges Tauchbad bis zu einer Tiefe von einem Meter unbeschadet wegsteckt. Zudem übersteht es Stürze -...

International Review By Parentesis on 70

Las personas que sean deportistas y quieran un equipo aguantador, con un diseño innovador y colores llamativos, tienen que probar este...

International Review By Magnus.de on 76

Sony Ericsson ist für seine Nischenmodelle im Smartphone-Bereich bekannt, genannt sei hier etwa das Gaming-Modell Xperia Play. Kein Wunder also, dass der Hersteller mit dem Xperia Active für 329 Euro auch ein Outdoor-Smartphone mit Android 2.3...

International Review By Handy Tarife on 80

Und schon wieder landet ein Outdoor-Handy auf dem Schreibtisch der Test-Redaktion von handytarife.de: Das Xperia Active von Sony Ericsson. Mit einem der oftmals als klobig verschriene Bauarbeiter-Handys hat das kompakte Mobilfunkgerät allerdings...

International Review By Focus on 74

Sony Ericsson stellt das Xperia Active vor: Das Android-Smartphone soll nach dem Industriestandard IP67 gegen Schmutz und Wasser geschützt sein. 30 Minuten in einem Meter Tiefe unter Wasser können dem Outdoor-Handy demnach nichts anhaben....

International Review By 01Net on 60

Sans être un smartphone aux performances exceptionnelles, le Xperia Active de Sony Ericsson répond aux attentes des sportifs, voire des maladroits, attirés par le côté tout-terrain du mobile. De plus, l’appareil est...