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alaTest has collected and analyzed 795 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. People really like the performance and portability. The usability and durability also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the sound and screen. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

size, durability, usability, 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.

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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 and price.

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,

Dec, 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. People are impressed by the durability, whereas the sound and portability get less positive comments.

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

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Ian Morris (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active - Pocket-lint

 

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,

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: 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

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

How often do you carry your phone around with you? If the answer to that question is all the time, but not when you're in the bath or the shower, Sony

Jul, 2011

Recommended!

Expert review by: Gordon Kelly (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active

 

Keep fit and healthy with a smartphone that proves size matters less than style and smarts.

Practical, hardwearing design ; Excellent performance ; Slick UI & smart bundled apps ; Extra included accessories

Poor call quality ; Short battery life

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...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Richard Wordsworth (recombu.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active Review

 

A solid-feeling Android phone that roughs it with the best of them.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Active is clearly pitched at sporty types looking for a phone that also makes a good running companion (the phone even comes packaged with an arm strap that contains a clear plastic wallet for the handset). If this is what...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Richard Wordsworth (recombu.com)

Sony Xperia Active Review: In Depth

 

Design and Build Obviously in a phone that prides itself in being able to take a couple of knocks, build trumps design. For this reason, the Sony Ericsson Active is ironically chubby, measuring in at…

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Oct, 2011

Expert review by: littlegreenrobot.co.uk (littlegreenrobot.co.uk)

Expert Review

 

This makes great use of the limited screen space available, and means you can create small app shortcut groups so that similar apps are kept together for quick access. There’s also a range of nice widgets you can spread across the five home screens.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: (3g.co.uk)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active Review By 3G.co.uk

 

The Xperia Active is a neat, hardy smartphone that will survive

Solid body; dustproof; waterproof; responsive display

Small screen; touchscreen is fiddly; armband is loose and bulky

The Xperia Active is a neat, hardy smartphone that will survive whatever sporty users throw at it

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (mobilechoiceuk.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active review -

 

The solid body is waterproof and dustproof, and can take a pounding too. The tiny screen is sharp and responsive

Armband feels loose and bulky, small display, fiddly touch-screen

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: (somobile.co.uk)

Sony Ericsson Xperia active

 

The Sony Ericsson Xperia active takes some obvious design cues from the Motorola Defy, and is aimed at targeting sporty folk who can't bare to miss a call or not see the latest tweets.

The compact handset is both dust proof and water resistant. As well as withstanding 1 meter of water for a whole 30 minutes, it comes with wet finger tracking technology which means that the screen still responds when the users fingers are wet.

Jun, 2011

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1200
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:25
Continuous video playback time:8.3
Standby time (2G):351
Standby time (3G):335
Talk time (2G):4.53 / 4.8 / 4.88 / 5
Talk time (3G):5.31 / 5.5 / 5.52

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:8
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Night mode: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera:No / Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Self-timer: Yes
Smile detection: Yes
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p
Video stabilizer: Yes
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Orange / Black, White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:7.62
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:320 x 480
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive / Resistive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive / Resistive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:QWERTY

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5 / 512

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3 / AAC, MP3, OGG, WAV / MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV
FM radio:No / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / JPG, WBMP
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
RSS reader: Yes
Video formats supported:3GP, MP4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
GPS antenna: No
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,1900,2100 / 800,850,2100 / 800,850,900,1900,2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:HSPA / HSPA, WCDMA
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, HSF, HSP, OPP, PBAP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Data network:3.5G, 3G / 3G
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Camera included: Yes
EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Rotating: Yes
Slide show: Yes
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Exchange support:No / Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Events reminder, Recorder, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor family:QUALCOMM
Processor frequency:1
Processor Model:MSM 8255

Software

Exchange support:No / Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal Memory:1000 / 320
Internal RAM:512
Internal storage capacity:1
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.65 / 9.2
Height :1.65 / 9.2
Weight:110.8
Width:5.5