I bought this back in 1st of Jan, 2012 & has been using for 4 and half years. I can't remember how many times I dropped it and sank under the water but still perfect condition. Waiting for break down so I can buy new phone but it is so die hard...
Mine's celebrating its 3 yrs now!!
everything's still the same..smoothly running..the only problem is I cannot download new kind of games due to OS version requirement...
I agree it should have a front camera, but other than that i love it, no complains,
I am however annoyed that i cannot find anyone in my country who sells the screensaver and case,
I would recommend this phone to anyone
Recently my Xperia Active had a successful 3 year anniversary. Unfortunately I broke my screen recently. While I was sitting on a chair and uncarefully trying to pull it out of my pocket it dropped on the floor, facing the screen. Oh dear, it was very lame. It came out as a surprise because ... it was made to be tough, right? The (outer) glass broke in one line horizontally through the place where the clock is on the display. At least everything is working fine and it is barely noticeable while lcd is on.
To sum up, it can break and as easy as s#it. I believed that the screen is the last thing I should worry about.
On the other hand, it also became very slow due to Google apps and services. I did a factory reset (stock rom) and installed necessary apps manually, while most of the Google stuff being disabled or left as stock apps like Maps. Then it became quite quick again performing everyday tasks (internet, mail, camera, music and making calls). Otherwise phone is becoming obviously outdated if(!) you do not set up it manually and using not-a-lot of apps.
Not taking above mentioned as very important it is a very good and reliable device which actually fits(!!) in a pocket (just like before big screen progression).
D2TheDoe, 05 Jul 2015Well. Heres my view of the phone. I have had 2. First one was brand new. Was lovely. After 1 m... morehow could you have had it for 4 and a half years if it hasn't been out for 4 years yet?
Have owned my for 3 years now and all I can say is amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing wow wow wow I can honestly say I put this phone thru hell and back it's been dropped on concrete grounds countless to many times to mention its been logged in a basin of water by accident dropped in a tall glass of wine and fully covered in wine for 20 or so minutes and it's been through alot of wet times to much to mention as well omgosh I don't know if any other phone could of survived the damage I've done to this phone so if your looking for a sturdy, dust proof water resistant hell proof phone look no further big upps honestly love love love
WOWWW!!!!! Amazing phone!!!!
Still owning this phone and working in a perfectly very good condition, except the charger protector torn off just a couple of days ago.
they say, be careful while buying a phone, but after buying this phone, you never really need to care about this one... I've tested this phone to the maximum, and I still do not find any other good phone like this. Now I am very much afraid to change my phone. Really loving this phone.... Glad I've this phone... :) :)
Well. Heres my view of the phone. I have had 2. First one was brand new. Was lovely. After 1 month screen never turned on again. Music was still playing, then when it powered off it was dead.
Figured it must have been an unfortunate dud. Got another second hand, 2 prior owners atleast. Worked like a dream. 4 and a half years later it packed up on me. It outlived my blue clone phone nokia from my youth. Toughest phone in existence. Pitty we cant get something this tough with a slightly larger screen.
Ahh~~~ missed this legend! So nostalgic~~
Those prefer defy+ or blah, haha, so funny, I hardly anyone could withstand with it. Mine was 3years in my hand until it gone dead for good~~~
Totally worth it! And did I mentioned red dot Design Award? Wow~~
Good rugged beautiful all in all phone~~~
It was great with your service, now rest in peace bro~~~
A great phone with a battery life that hardly will last more than a couple busy days.
nina, 02 Dec 2014it's a good idea buy a sony active now?Yes, it might be, if it's available below USD $80.
It's hard to find a new one, most sellers have refurbished stock.
You can checkout here http://aliexpress.com
my sony erisson 17i mobile memory slot is get damage, i want new memory slot. For that what can i do.
Anonymous, 04 Aug 2014my xperia is restarteing what can i do???????????? If it restarts after you enter the PIN, you need to put it in flight mode and do a factory reset or put it in GPRS mode only.
george, 03 Jun 2014Haha! You are funny.. why samsung s5 got a 5.1 inch screen? Are you crazy.. some would like to... moreIf you want big screen buy tablet or lap top,it's very stupid for me wen you received a call and you pull out your 6 inc phone from your bag because you can not put in on other place like pocket,and grab the phone put it to your head and must hold the giant phone with boath hands,and phone is bigger than your head.Ha ha it look so stupid,stupid,what do you want to prove?
I love this phone so much. It's compact, it's tough, and so unique, yet modest and affordable. The only real problem is the internal storage. 2nd is some part of the touch screen not responsive, but that can be replaced.
I need to find a replacement phone soon, but I can't find any new model that can replace it. Sony is now too busy with their fragile giant phones with overpumped specs. Sad...
I don't think I'll ever sell this phone unless it's totally dead. It's a treasure.
Pop, 16 Mar 2014I have one active and now I buy new one.I wonder why people want so big phones,5 or 6 inc,,if ... moretottaly agree with ur post
im a sony loyal fan
and i tried - samsung and black berry and lg and nokia
- but for reall htc - and sony - is the best of it all
so - i consider the - htc - for those serious ppl--
and sony - for the rest of us --
and i think that ppl who looking for a smart phone over 3 or 4 inches screen - only gamer"s