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Sony Ericsson Xperia Active Sim Free Mobile Phone and LiveView remote screen - Black

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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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  • IP67 Waterproof & Dust resistent
  • Android 2.3 Operating System
  • HD Video and Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine
  • 5mp AF Camera with photoflash
  • LiveView Bluetooth remote screen + 6months Sportypal Pro subscription.
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Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
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  • Item model number: ST17i
  • ASIN: B0063S0PFI
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 5 Nov 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 37,924 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

The ultimate smartphone for an active life

The ultimate smartphone for an active life
The ultimate smartphone for an active life
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Takes whatever you throw at it. Goes wherever you go. And keeps track of your performance.

Xperia active is the ultimate smartphone for your active life with water resistant body and wet finger tracking display. Capture your best sports moments in HD video and view them on the Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine. On top of that, you get it with all the sports apps and accessories you need.

Tough and durable

Xperia active is a water resistant and dust proof (rated IP67*) Android smartphone with a sturdy aluminium frame. It also has a scratch-resistant multi-touch screen with mineral glass, and wet finger tracking, so you can still use it when you're exercising or out in the rain.

Keep fit

Stay fit with the pre-loaded sports apps in one corner, including iMapMyFitness. Create and choose training maps, set goals and track your fitness progress with aGPS. You can also check your pulse and heart rate with the app's heart rate monitor via ANT+ and find your perfect running route with compass and navigation services.

Better pictures

Shoot HD videos and stills with the 5 megapixel autofocus camera with flash. Then view them all in super-sharp detail on the Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine.

All about Android

Xperia active has all the latest Android smartphone features, preloaded Android apps, plus access to over 200,000 more, at the Android Market. And with Facebook inside Xperia you can send "likes" from the music player and get high voltage training tracks and clips recommended by friends direct to the Music & Videos widget. Love action photos? View them in your gallery - along with the ones tagged on Facebook.

Added extras

Xperia active comes with everything you'll need when you're keeping fit or taking it easy. The kit includes a stereo headset with ear hooks, an arm case, wrist strap, Micro USB cable, 2GB memory card, two back covers - a black cover for outdoors and a white one for work.

Quick glance

  • Dimensions/ Weight: 92 x 55 x 16.5mm / 110.8g
  • Display: 3" Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine, wet finger tracking, multitouch, 320 x 480 pixels, 16 million colours, scratch-resistant Dragontrail glass
  • Camera: 5 megapixel, autofocus, HD 720p with up to 30 fps, LED flash
  • Multimedia: Music player, Video player, Photo gallery, FM radio, TrackID, xLOUD
  • Platform and performance: Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), 1 GHz processor, water resistant and dust proof (IP67)
  • Memory: Up to 320MB internal, up to 32GB microSD support
  • Connectivity: 3.5 mm audio jack, Bluetooth (A2DP), USB mass storage, Wi-Fi
  • Preloaded apps: (selection) Google Search, Google Talk, Google Voice Search, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter

*According to International Protection Rating. IP67 implies that when the phone is correctly mounted to maintain its dust and water resistant qualities,there is no ingress of dust (digit 6) and that ingress of water (digit 7) in harmful quantity shall not be possible if the device is dropped in fresh water under up to 1 m of submersion for a duration of maximum 30 minutes.
Despite the device's resistance qualities, you should avoid exposing it to environments with excessive dust or moisture. Damage to the device, (even if through ordinary use) can limit or lessen resistance to dust or moisture.

Box Contains

XPERIA active
LiveView remote screen
2Gb micro SD
stereo headset
arm strap
wrist strap,USB cable
1 additional back cover
screen protector
ear hook and clips

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Customer Reviews

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Active is the word 29 Dec 2011
One device does it all these days. No need to carry a phone, camera, handheld GPS, organiser etc. Just buy one of these. I must admit that the GPS software plus OS maps of the UK comes extra (95 from Viewranger) but a complete tech device dangles from my wrist on the provided strap wherever I go. Some reviews have questioned battery life, but it's so easy to switch off energy hungry stuff you don't need all the time. On GPS with data, WiFi and phone switched off I can get 8-10 hrs use in the hills. Not enough, buy a 5200mAh external battery for 20!- that's a pair of days. If you play games and surf the net and get fat, it's not the phone for you. Finally, you only need a thumb to access everything because of the corner shortcuts. Did I say finally? Who cares if its raining, just use it.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My first Android, and it's great! 21 April 2012
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Like another reviewer, this was my first Android device. My husband has the Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman and I had played about on there a bit, but not enough to really be familiar with how it works.

I am not, like so many other reviewers, an avid outdoor sports person. I am simply a nerdy housewife, and what drew me to this phone was the fact it was waterproof and I am constantly dropping phones into the bath/toilet/sink, and I must say, it hasn't been a disappointment.

This phone simply does not care if you take it for a bath with you, drop it on concrete, or if your one year old pickpockets you and you realise a few hours later that he thinks it's for teething on. It just toughs it out and gets on with things, and that's exactly what I needed in a phone.

It's gorgeous too, I mean, look at the colour scheme! I've never been a fan of orange, but this device pulls it off with such suave, I may consider painting the front of my house in a black-orange-silver-white ensemble to express my love for it. Maybe not that far, but hey, it's pretty.

My gadget-geeky husband nabbed the liveview watch pretty much as soon as I opened the box, and he uses it with his SE all the time. It has broke a little, but he managed to fix it, and it was only one of the bars that fixed it to the watch strap, so it's nothing that affects the technological functionality of it.

My one gripe is that there isn't much internal memory, so after a month or so of having it, you'll get messages telling you that space for apps is running low (and that's with all the apps I can moved to the SD card), but it's a small problem and I usually just realise I have a few minor apps that I don't use anymore on there.

Brilliant phone, don't think that just because you're not a master cyclist or rock climber that it's not for you. I'm a mom and I adore it!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Xperia Active for Outdoor Use 3 Feb 2012
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Chose the Xperia Active for its waterprofness, compactness and compatibility with my favoured mapping system - Memory-Map - and it's worked out great so far. The maps display clearly, the GPS locks on very quickly and it's now my main tool for both local and mountain walks. It guided me through six days of Munro-bagging in early January without a hitch, and is both quicker to deploy and more accurate than the previous methods I've used. It coped well with rain, snow, hail and bright sunshine. Keeps me on the right path in Wessex, too.

There is a snag that the automatic portrait/landscape rotation feature sometimes causes Memory-Map to drop out, but it's fine with that feature "off" and anyway it recovers so quickly it's only a minor nuisance (they're working on a fix).

Oh, and it works fine as a phone, too!

Writing over a year later, I'm still very pleased and continue to find new things I can do with it. Great!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Android phone, tougher than expected. 25 Aug 2012
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Bought this phone to replace a HTC HD2 that finally died, had it for a little over 3 months. Since I was spending a big chunk of change (I'm a student) on a phone rather than stringing out the investment with a contract, I wanted something that performed well without any reliance on firmware or android updates. I also wanted a removable battery and back cover (so it could cool down if there were any overheating problems). Considering the size of my previous device, I looked at the SE Arc S, a refurbished Galaxy SII, the SE Xperia Ray and finally the Xperia Active.

My biggest misgiving was that my big hands would prohibit typing or use of the relatively small screen. This hasn't been a problem in the slightest. The screen if anything is easier to operate than that of the HD2 (with 4.3") versus the Active's 3.0", because the phone is smaller and can be operated with one hand quite easily. Sony have clearly done their homework, this thing really sits in the hand well, unlike thinner, wider handsets that cut too deep into the base of your thumb, this unit is a little chunkier and curved more ergonomically -- the result being that you can text as fast as you would on an old Nokia 3210.

For every day use, the phone is fantastic. I can't speak to the Ice Cream Sandwich update -- I wanted a phone that works and I know that Android v2.3 (which comes installed in the phone with a few tweaks from Sony) is tried and tested. The tweaks are very helpful too, simple but often absent from other takes on the Android OS. Most useful for me have been the ability to access hardware functions from a pre-placed panel (notably turning down the display from brightest to medium, very useful for conserving battery life), and the ability to sort applications by date installed as well as alphabetically.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Results after one year of use
Somebody was showing off their Garmin hand held GPS system the other day. I pulled out the Active and showed that it did all of the same stuff .. and more. Read more
Published 4 months ago by S. Parkin
4.0 out of 5 stars comfortable and smart phone
Great phone, small but comfortable, nice design, no worries about getting wet or dropping down, batteries live would be longer.
Published 7 months ago by Liana
5.0 out of 5 stars Xperia active
This is a brilliant phone. Tough, slick and responsive; and a better size for a man's jeans pocket than most other smartphones.
Published 14 months ago by Mr I Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice compact phone
I chose this phone as I wanted a smart phone with a degree of ruggedness but didn't want something the size of an i-phone. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Clive Cook
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice phone
I looked at a Samsung B1220 to withstand water, etc, as I go out fishing, walking, etc, and I do it in all weathers, but had some worries about the software after reading some... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Steve D
3.0 out of 5 stars xperia active
Returned the phone after a week due to it having "vibrating spasms" of its own accord, the replacement has so far only done this once... Read more
Published 20 months ago by john
5.0 out of 5 stars The best phone I've ever had.
I can't praise this phone enough,I know I'm pretty new to smart phones and the Android operating system is a few versions behind the newest one but its really great,I was... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Carlos7uk
2.0 out of 5 stars I cant say I have had much success with this.
First one I recieved had dust behind the screen, this was swiftly replaced by amazon(well done). Second one had issue with sporadically vibrating, making it unusable while it was... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Andy
5.0 out of 5 stars I will hug him and love him and squeeze him and call him George
This is really a fabulous little phone. It is slightly smaller than what I anticipated, and my first reaction was slight disappointment, but after handling it for a couple of days,... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Cs Grobler
1.0 out of 5 stars !!!!** DONT BUY CELLPHONES FROM AMAZON **!!
Guys, they're selling illegal items under the shed of being a "Giant" in online shopping. Don't want to add a single "star" to the rating but its mandatory so I have to be generous... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Gaurav Gupta
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