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Sony Ericsson Xperia Active: Now Don’t be Afraid of Dirt and Water

For lovers of active life, finding a phone that meets their lifestyle is a challenge, at times, unbearable. Recently, a variety of secure devices have been added to the smartphone from the company from whom we least expected such a step. So when the Sony Ericsson Xperia Active fell into our hands, we have come off in full!

Ergonomics and Design – Sony Ericsson Xperia Active

Ergonomics is dictated by the style of the operating of smartphone. The first draws attention to a strap eyelet located on the lower edge. Its solidity and appearance of the seriousness of the state approach to such a minor, whether it is not a smartphone for active people, an element of design.

Placed on the side of the body: recessed power button / lock, volume control wheel with a well serving a tangible progress over the body and two-position camera button! The back part is made of soft-touch-black plastic. Here is the lens 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, slot for the speaker and the second microphone.

At the top end there are no buttons or connectors, as opposed to the opposite, where the plugs are hidden under the dense connectors for cables and headphones. On the front of the phone there are proximity sensors and lighting, small notch speakers and the status indicator, and a 3 “screen three touch buttons and a microphone.

To give the strength of the phone, metal is used in its construction, but the fun is hiding in the back of the device. To remove the cover, it has two plugs; otherwise, they may be damaged. The back cover is quite flexible, but the plug on the contrary, is made of hard plastic with rubberized pads on the perimeter. Initially, the type of phone, without the back panel is confusing. It seems that we just did it, and battery connector for SIM and memory card is still not clear. The thing is that it is part of the second panel which divides the interior of the phone from dust and moisture, with the exception of the lower end of half-open connections. As principal, internal protection is made of the same plastic, and on its perimeter suffered a soft material, it then serves as a means of security from trouble. It is only by removing it; you can remove the battery, similar to the model set live with Walkman, and access to the connector for SIM-cards and memory cards.

In order to fulfil its phone features a 100, at the closing, make sure that the lid is quite tight to the body.

Display of Xperia Active

Screen Smartphone is covered with a special film that can be seen only when specifically look closely. This film allows you to manage your phone, even with wet fingers. Permission is typical for devices of the middle class and is 480×320 pixels. The brightness is not very high, but viewing angles are quite decent. The phone uses a technology called Mobile BRAVIA Engine, for better display of photos and video. For more information about this technology can be learned from the video.

Interface of Xperia Active

All new models come with Sony Ericsson Android 2.3.4 and proprietary interface Xperia UX. In the active, due to the diagonal screen size, it had to resort to the four corners. What does this mean? This means that instead of four / five shortcut icons at the bottom of the screen, access to necessary applications is carried out from the corners. The same interface can be seen in the Sony Ericsson Walkman.

The number of desktops is not regulated, so if you add widgets to the main screen, users will have to choose the most appropriate one. If the widget does not fit, it will located at the corners which are automatically hidden.

The first two pages of the menu is a standard set of icons with a design from Sony Ericsson. The most interesting thing starts with the third screen.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active

WalkMate – is an application that allows you to track the number of steps travelled for a week or a month.

Flashlight – an application which turns the screen smart phone or flash like a flashlight.

Compass – their main purpose is able to create labels for fast routing, add entries with reminders and the coordinates of any point of interest. For the functioning of all this, you must download the application Catch Note.

The last of the pre-installed applications – iMapMyFITNESS +. This application is useful for people involved in sports, or just those who follow the state of his body. For the functioning of the phone is a chip ANT +. With wireless data transmission technology, the device can be connected to sports equipment, such as pulsomery, pedometers and the like.

After all the beauty and the mass of the proposed additional software user interface Xperia UX, we can only guess why the device is not present in the file manager? Surely, therefore, the company is pushing users to search for applications in the market? The second misunderstanding caused by the phone, failing to understand, why add its own application store, in which the entire content of charge, when the market already has a separate section of Sony Ericsson?

And the third, the inability to reproduce is not converted by means of built-in video player.

But we are pleased to work with the browser. In particular, it is for watching videos and support for Flash. It is true there are restrictions on the resolution of the video. Because of shock and out of sync video with sound, watching movies in HD-quality is not the most pleasant experience.


The smartphone is set to Qualcomm MSM8255 processor with a frequency of 1 GHz and the accelerator Adreno 205, 512 megabytes of RAM and a little more than 300 megabytes of space to install applications. The set comes with a phone card upto 2 GB.

Because of this stuffing, Sony Ericsson smartphones are the most productive in their price segment.


It features a 5-megapixel camera on the level of peers. The interface is a pop-up picture setting. Maximum video resolution is 720p. When shooting, video stabilization can be used, as well as focusing on the individuals can be done. The new models added to the regime, “Panoramic 3D shooting,” and see the result of such a picture can be in the «3D-album.” As you can imagine, the main feature of this mode shooting are panoramas. The implementation of this function is good and does not cause additional problems.


Smartphone Xperia active – this is the device for people leading active lifestyles. Officially, in our market there are only a few models compliant with IP67, and only one of them to Android. Possibilities inherent in the OS pre-installed applications and accessories that come with the phone, speak in favour of the Xperia active. In contrast to the scales is the cost. Does it make sense to pay a hundred dollars and get an enhanced version of Live with Walkman? The choice is yours!

Specifications Sony Ericsson Xperia active

Standard GSM 850/900/1800/1900/UMTS 2100, (GPRS / EDGE, HSDPA)
The operating system Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread
MSM 8255 CPU 1 GHz, Adreno 205 graphics accelerator
Memory 512 MB RAM, 300 MB ROM
The screen is TFT, 3 “(480 × 320) touchscreen, capacitive, mineral glass, the protective film
Interfaces USB 2.0, Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, DLNA
Built-in 5 megapixel camera, HD-video, flash
Supported formats are MP3, AMR, AAC, AAC +, e-AAC +, 3GP, MP4
Battery autonomy Li-Ion, 1200 mAh • h, 1-2 days
Internet browser Chrome Mobile
Additional features A-GPS, Mobile BRAVIA Engine, Track ID, protection IP67
Dimensions and weight of 92 × 55 × 16.5 mm, 111 g
The product is provided by Sony Ericsson

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