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 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1200 mAh battery. Sony's performance ratings are 14.5 days standby time, 293 minutes (2G), 330 minutes (3G).

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 

Reviews (7.5/10 Avg. rating)

It can take pretty much anything you throw at it

from Know Your Mobile
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. The software isn't the most interesting element here, though - what's more noteworthy is the super-resilient case design... Full review

Funky looking, water resistant, tough, compact

from Pocket-lint

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 player, but if you take exercise seriously, it's the same price as a Motorola ACTV, for example, and offers you a full mobile phone too boot. So perhaps it could be a second phone for people who like specific tools for specific jobs. Do bear in mind though, that there is nothing here that you couldn... Full review

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

from tech2

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 at present to the Sony Ericsson Xperia Active is the Motorola Defy+, which we'll be reviewing shortly, so stay tuned for that.

As far as the ruggedness is concerned, we found the Xperia Active to be top-notch. It stood up to all our tests and braved all the environments and stress tests we... Full review

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

from Recombu
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 the phone completely in water, made calls on it, took pictures and recorded video; we really did give it every excuse to break down. If all you need it for is the occasional jog in the rain, go for it... Full review

Smart and rugged

from PhoneArena

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. Unfortunately however, nothing saves the Xperia active’s call in-call speaker. It really is a shame and weighs heavily on our rating. If you intend to use a Bluetooth headset or the bundled headphones when making calls, you can buy the handset with confidence, if not however, bear in mind... Full review

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