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Waterproof and dustproof.
Can take a pounding too.
The tiny screen is sharp and responsive.
Good battery life.
Hot swappable microSD.
Preinstalled fitness apps.
Armband feels loose and bulky.
Camera can be sluggish.
No front facing camera.
Very poor call quality.
Low incall volume.
By evogadget.com on June 01, 2012
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 February 23, 2012
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 February 06, 2012
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 January 25, 2012
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 December 26, 2011
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 December 20, 2011
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 December 14, 2011
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 December 14, 2011
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 December 07, 2011
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 November 09, 2011
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...
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