Sony Ericsson Xperia Active

AKA: Sony Ericson ST17i, Sony Ericson ST17a
7.5/10 AVG.
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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 stuff too.

- Ian Morris , Pocket-lint 

Specs summary


The Sony Ericsson Xperia Active's screen is 3 inches with 320 x 480 pixels resolution.


There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 1 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system (OS).

5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There's no secondary front camera.
320 MB

Internal memory is 320 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a 1200 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Sony's performance ratings are 14.5 days standby time, 293 minutes talk time.

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Reviews (7.5/10 Avg. rating)

It can take pretty much anything you throw at it

from Know Your Mobile (3 years ago)

As the name suggests, this phone is part of Sony Ericsson's burgeoning Android line-up. It boasts Android 2.3 and the company's custom-made Timescape user interface, which not only gives it a unique look but also allows you to aggregate all of your social networking activity in one handy location. T... More


Funky looking, water resistant, tough, compact

from Pocket-lint (4 years ago)

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. It's a little bit too expensive to replace an MP3 pla... More


Sturdy, strong, no-nonsense design, clear and audible call quality

from tech2 (4 years ago)

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 the phone was around Rs.17,500. The only competition... More


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

from Recombu (4 years ago)

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 you're after, it's a brilliant device. We submerged... More


Smart and rugged

from PhoneArena (4 years ago)

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 lanyard which we found ourselves using all the time.... More


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