Summary: 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.
Conclusion: 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.
Pros: Funky looking, water resistant, tough, compact
Cons: Small microSD card included, arm holder is bothersome, headphones not ideally suited to running
Summary: So let’s see what this handset has to offer. PACKAGE The boxed contents are a surprise. You get some extra stuff rather than the usual bundled accessories, which include: BODY AND DESIGN The Xperia Active is almost same as the size of Xperia Mini and the Mini Pro, with a 3-inch capacitive touchscreen display with 320×480 resolution and Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA engine.
Excerpt: 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 Ericsson ’s latest phone might be the one for you. This information came to light after a quick hands-on with the new device at a Sony showcase event in London on Thursday.