From the Sony Ericsson stable comes the Xperia Active, a smartphone that runs on Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread. It is powered by a 1GHz Scorpion processor. Internal memory is 1GB. If that’s not enough, there’s an expansion slot to add memory.
Positioned as a rugged phone for people with active lifestyles, the Xperia active certainly has the features to support this positioning. The 3” display is scratch-resistant, and can track touches by wet fingers.
It is dust-proof and comes with built-in GPS, compass and barometer. It is also reported that the Xperia active can withstand up to 30 minutes of dunking in 3 feet of water.
It also comes with a “gear kit” that contains a stereo headset with attachable ear hooks, an arm case and a wrist strap. All this makes this phone ideal for someone who loves the outdoors, but needs the power of a smartphone to stay in touch. This phone has an onscreen heart rate/pulse monitor.
You can also count on the pre-loaded sports apps serving the purpose of a personal trainer, as it keeps track of your workouts.
The Xperia active has a capacitive touch screen.
The vividness of colours and sharpness of images is courtesy Sony’s Mobile Bravia Engine and Reality Display. It has a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and autofocus. And yes, it can record 720p video. However, this does not have a second camera on the front for video-chatting.