Friday, November 18, 2011

Review of Sony Ericsson Xperia Active

Personalization of the smartphone Xperia Sony Ericsson Xperia increasingly evident from the presence of Active that is not only smart, but powerful when used in a variety of extreme situations. In the middle of the Android phone competition which sometimes looks very similar to each other, trying to give Sony Ericsson phone with the features and capabilities vary. Of course this will make Sony Ericsson mobile phone lovers are faithful in recognizing the Xperia smartphone line-up that comes with the Android OS.


At first glance you will see Active Xperia has a screen size is quite small from other Android phones. The reason Sony Ericsson chose 3-inch screen size for the Xperia with ease in mengenggam reason when you are in an unexpected situation. Although small, mobile screen Bravia Engine technology allows this phone using a wet-finger tracking system that will track where your fingers touch even when wet. Unfortunately, the LCD screen with a resolution of 320x480 Xperia Active rather difficult to see while in outdoor conditions.

We assess the design of Active pretty cool with the colors orange and blue stripes for Billabong edition. Tail tail strap made of iron to convince us with security when you use this phone in a variety of sports. Unfortunately the screen is pretty tiny bit difficult for us when typing a message or email.


Initially we had assumed that the screen used Active use of the Gorilla Glas technology that is proven successful in some handsets like the iPhone, however it turns out Sony Ericsson decided to use the services of Dragontail which is a competitor of Corning products. To protect dust and water to a depth of 1 meter, Sony Ericsson using a double back cover of each side is coated with rubber to maximize protection against pressure water, dust and shock.

The system adopted is quite simple, but proven effective in providing protection to critical components inside the phone. Not only that, Xperia Active have also been tested by a military institution that gave him a certificate IP67. This certificate states that have passed serangkaan Active tests began shocks and water pressure to a depth of 1 meter.

Although not as a military institution, but the crew taking the time to test the strength of the Active when splashed into the pond as deep as half a meter in an active call, and the result is quite satisfactory. After we picked up from the pond, our conversation continues uninterrupted by water pressure.

User Interface

For those of you who are familiar with Sony Ericsson mobile phones may not be too surprised with the look of Xperia Active homescreen is quite unique. As usual, each display on the homescreen equipped with four standard shortcuts such as Contacts, Phone, Message, and Apps. Perhaps the first 3 shortcut is not too different from any other phone homescreen, but for application shortcuts, Active complement this with four application shortcuts is a mainstay like iMapsfitness, Walkmate, and Android Music Guide.


Android is has provided a variety of sporting applications in Market. But usually to get the full version of the application, you should spend a little money again. But you do not have to be sad, because Active has equipped this device with 2 sports a fairly simple application like WalkMate and iMapFitness capable of counting calories and heart rate from a variety of sports.

In our opinion, Walkmate favorite applications which can be quite attractive and easier to use by various levels of society. This application serves as a step counter that works through motion sensors that will read each step you take.

You can make the target step could be to motivate you while jogging. However, this application is sufficient to squeeze the battery and Active will always warn you to turn off this current application does not detect motion within a certain period.


Of course with the ability to survive in different situations, very precise Active Xperia used by those who enjoyed sports. In addition, Active is also very suitable for users who have a reckless nature, who likes to drop the phone into the pool as we did. Two applications that have happened embbed quite helpful for beginners who have difficulty Android users looking for sports applications on the market.

(+) Waterproof and dust

(+) Preinstall fitness applications

(+) Cool design

(-) Small screen and the difficulty in outdoor


Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G HSDPA 1900 / 2100 / 800

OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), planned upgrades to v4.0

Qualcomm MSM8255 CPU Snapdragon 1 GHz processor

Sony Sound enhancement xLOUD

Display: LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
320 x 480 pixels, 3.0 inches (~ 192 ppi pixel density)

Camera 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Dimensions: 92 x 55 x 16.5 mm

Weight: 110.8 g

Li-Ion Battery 1200 mAh

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