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Sony Ericsson Xperia active review: The Rainmaker

03 November 2011 | Read the review | Post your comment
Sony Ericsson Xperia active review: The Rainmaker - read the full textFlick it, kick it, throw it, wet it. Drag and drop it. And watch it come back for more. The Sony Ericsson Xperia active is a survivor. The rugged smartphone has a Bravia Reality display and exchangeable covers, 1GHz of oomph and HD video, and plenty of sporty apps. It's got you - tucked under an arm...


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Hello, I have this phone for almost 1,5 years. For a second time I have problem with the speaker. Nobody can listen loud and clear when I call. First time they change the hardware with the speaker. I don't know what to do now. Do you have any idea?

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  • 2014-09-15 15:56
  • a0qj

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-02-18 16:08 from t7Xi - click to readI have the same problem!! Is this suposed to happen??? And i have another trouble too... when I take photos underwater, the loudspeaker gets wet and i dont know of this is ok!! Please help me!! PLEASEEE!!!

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  • 2013-01-05 17:46
  • LLcG

helo. my xperia actives camera is not clear as others. I found that it is because of the waterproof cover's cameras glas is not clear. I cleand it but juz a lil bit of change. please help. any suggestions????

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  • 2012-12-21 03:31
  • U@37

I have one, and i have accidently crash tested it three times. Got scratches on the metal border, but the screen is happy and smiling...

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  • 2012-11-28 17:18
  • a3eF

Hi im norman from the Philippines I accidentally drop my Xperia active from my pocket , just now and the screen got shattered instantly , i thought this phone was tough . Now im looking for a service center to have the screen replace. Fyi
I live in San Pedro Laguna do you have any Service center near my place like in Muntinlupa or Las pinas , paranaque. Thanks

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  • 2012-11-04 08:07
  • t7Ku

i like phon

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  • 2012-08-13 10:08
  • uu%7

i realy love it,&suitable for sport mans

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  • 2012-08-02 16:14
  • Li3c

I love this phone,rugged,stylish and comfortable to use..

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  • 2012-07-08 00:50
  • wHrr

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-05-10 01:22 from HFat - click to readWhen I bought mine here in the Philippines, my Xperia Active already had a screen guard

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  • 2012-05-14 07:27
  • K7eu

Please tell me is xperia active has screen guard originally?when I bought and take it out I saw something like screen guard I is that true?

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  • 2012-05-10 01:22
  • HFat

An alternative to the Walkmate application mentioned is Activity Classifier which records the activity being undertaken and the energy being expended. It publishes the data live in Google Fusion Tables.

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  • 2012-05-05 17:16
  • vxde

> In reply to waterdog @ 2011-11-21 03:24 from v3$c - click to readHi! I know you this phone! This can take picture under water or record video underwater?

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  • 2012-03-13 08:47
  • t7Xh

is watersupposed to go through the first ccover? Bought an active yesterday and water went inside the outer cover when i tested it

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  • 2012-02-18 16:08
  • t7Xi

> In reply to XpActive_fan @ 2011-11-27 04:27 from tCQd - click to readjust use seus and everything will be fine!!!

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  • 2011-11-30 08:58
  • Im0M

Had this baby for 1 day and I kept getting the "software update" prompt. Big mistake. The update failed now I'm left with a brick.

I hope this unit gets replaced coz I really fell in love at first sight and I chose this over LG's Optimus Black.

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  • 2011-11-27 04:27
  • tCQd

Bought this phone just 2 weeks ago,and overall its great,the OS is fast similar to iphone's OS. The pictures are great and resolution is solid. Its pocket friendly and does not weight that much. I haven't tried using it in the water thought. But i think would perform great. Best Outdoor phone for me, it has balance on all features and still looks sleak.

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  • 2011-11-21 03:24
  • v3$c

maps saved to memory automatically,
battery is ok 10-12 hrs may be more if network is strong,
in my area signal strength is low.

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  • 2011-11-18 05:05
  • bCfu

> In reply to Geetesh @ 2011-11-04 15:40 from vbVY - click to readhow's the battery life then?

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  • 2011-11-17 10:42
  • t7Up

might buy this phone next month. is the battery life ok?

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  • 2011-11-17 10:25
  • t7Up

Is the maps for the GPS saved on the memory of the phone, or does it need to download it from the internet (google maps) each time? It makes a big difference if you are abroad: if the map is saved in the memory, no data downloading crazy roaming charge :)

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  • 2011-11-16 15:32
  • MCZH

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