It served me well for six years. I dropped it and drowned it so many times and it survived without any problems. Other rugged phones I consequently owned can not even approach the durability of Xperia Active. I'd like to buy similar phone with a bit larger screen.
This is the worst mobile phone I have ever had. It had problems since I newly bought it. Often its "back" button doesn't work. Although it has more than 50 mb free memory, I can't download any application requiring for example 10 mb free memory.
Where i can buy this phone? I live in finland, once owned one of this. Awesome, then i accidentally broke it when i was serious drunk :/
xperia active is the strongest one..
bought it on 2011, till now can run smoothly with cm13 (Marsmallow) *_*
IroncladKnight, 16 May 2016Mine's celebrating its 3 yrs now!! everything's still the same..smoothly running..the only pr... moreuse custom rom cm13.. n u can instal many apps according to ur sdcard ^_^
Anonymous, 16 Aug 2016I bought this back in 1st of Jan, 2012 & has been using for 4 and half years. I can't reme... moreYeah. such a good phone. I had my 5 years and only crapped out on my 3 days ago. (the battery life became less that 5 minutes)
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.