Why is the lanyard hole on this so big?! Most phones already have such a hole so why did they need to ruin what is quite a cool phone with this big thing jutting out in the corner?
Hi All.. Thank you for stopping to read my review. I have been using this phone over a year now. I have been very happy with the audio and video quality. But the only draw back is the battery. 1.6 ver was sad. But the 2.1 is gr8 with many option that I hardly use. I am planning to upgrade to 2.2. Please advice
i just likexperia active lookwise i really lov this fon no other one looks like it i just wnt it
Anonymous, 07 Aug 2011Just a thought... do we really need dual-core CPU in our mobile phones? Where is the line betw... moreIMO a multi-core CPU could be improve overall performance if the os (firmware) and apps are designed to use the advantage of multi-core capabilities such as improving multitasking experience, reducing power consumption or capable to run a desktop class internet browser.
About HD video, I don't see from any point of view it is an interesting feature if I only watch the movies on a 4.5 inch screen size at max, watching on this size of screen or smaller already convenience with D1/ wvga resolution. If you like to collect HD movies then it's better if you watch them on a hdtv.
Just a thought... do we really need dual-core CPU in our mobile phones? Where is the line between the modern mobile phone and the modern netbook?
As i see it, mobiles should be for used for communication, and some advanced features (GPS, emails, limited internet browsing,...) while other should stay in domain of computers. I just dont see the point of wathing HD movies on my mobile for 20 minutes before i need to recharge it again. Sure its the technological advancment, but i guess some people really need all this.
So to all those who argue why Motorola Defy is better mobile than this one: ITS JUST A MOBILE PHONE! It has limited purpose, and every 5-7 months there is new version of it on the market. Buy which suits you best, and give it a rest.
should i choose xperia active or xperia mini pro? i need a high features & specifications and i don't care about the QWERTY.
AnonD-1846, 06 Aug 2011Anonymous why are u hiding ur name?
How can u compare a 1 year old phone Moto Defy with mu... moreYou are totally wrong.
Defy is not actually waterproof,as written in its phone manual,its not ip67 certified where as xperia active is!Active also has ANT+ wireless technology and inbuilt barometer sensor!!!
Please do not exaggerate. Defy+ is is 1 GHz single core processor with gingerbread but it will still not have front camera for video calls and that motoblur will never be able to compete with timescape.
And what about the Bravia Engine even though the defy has a little higher pixel density?
The ultimate conclusion-
defy is in no comparison with xperia active
Anonymous, 05 Aug 2011I prefer this phone more than Defy.Anonymous why are u hiding ur name?
How can u compare a 1 year old phone Moto Defy with much better specs with a new release SE Active.
Active is outdated with 17mm, 320Mb, low 192ppi, no Gorilla glass, 320*480 screen size, bat 1200mAh very small, no, no, no u are just fan of SE.
What is better in 2011 we have super ultimate phones like Atrix 4G, Photon 4G, Droid X2, Droid 3, Droid Bionic, Moto Pax, AtrixHD 4G and all Dual core and even Quad core Moto Jet and Bullet.
And probably Defy 2 with Dual core.
Sorry for SE user.
It looks great. For long time no mobile phone could not get my attention but this one its for me. I am getting one soon.
Moby Dick, 04 Aug 2011Active beats DEfy on several areas, where the defi beats it on just one: the size of the scree... moreI disagree in many point.
1. Defy meet the IP67 standard
2. Defy was available in Sept 2010 vs Active June 2011.
3. Defy is a rugged phone with a big battery 1540mAh but thin 13mm like X10 not a rugged phone.
4. Defy have 2Gb internal Mem and 2Gb included vs Active 320Mb internal and 2Gb external.
5. Defy have big screen 480*854p vs Active 320*480p
6. Defy have higher pixel density 240ppi vs Active 192ppi.
7. Defy thinner 13mm vs 17mm on Active.
8. Defy have Adobe Flash vs Active none.
9. Defy have Gorilla glass vs Active none.
support at XDA developers with android 2.2 (got 2.3 and more) vs Active no big support yet still news
11. Defy have Cristal Talking Plus.
12. Defy can connect with Digital Living Network
Alliance (DLNA®) technology,
connecting you to compatible
devices like HDTVs, game
consoles or PCs.
Now Defy+ with 1Ghz CPU, Android 2.3.
Moto is better because this phone it's one year old the Active but still have better specs.
Defy 2 is coming ...
Active beats DEfy on several areas, where the defi beats it on just one: the size of the screen.
Xperia active has some nice features that i find quite interesting. I like hiking in the mountaints- WITHOUT worrying about my phone been wet, dirty or anything like that.
Here are som specs that makes the active quite unike:
-Dragontrail glass. The dragontrailglass is sort of the seccond genereation of gorrillaglass. It is mouch more tougher nad can be be bendt.
-The screen can be used when wet. Perfectly on rainy day.
-ip67 water and dustresistant.
-the big ring to conect anything.
-ANT+. This is a standard bluetooth profile for connecting to sport-related accessories like steptracker for the nikeshoes, bycyclecomputer or heartratetransmitter.
-powerfull processor. This is very true, considering the low resolution 320x480 pixels. Xperia active is using the exaxt same prosessor as xperia play and arc.
- It is compact. Active can be consithered as the active version of xperia mini wich makes it small and neat.
-Battery? Te powerfull prosessor and a 1200mha battery can be a problem when youre away from electricity for more than a week- nice thing is that the battery is user replaceable.
-The screen. The screen is too small for this phoen. SE should have made it 3,2inch or 3,3 like the ray.
-Small screen resolution? In theory the screen resolution on the active is a bit low but the screen isnt all that big either. The biggest problem about this resolution is the lack of support for some apps in market.
'The xperia active is the perfect outdoor phone for me and I am shure many other who likes a tough and powerfull phone would get this small little bugger.
This is the perfect second spare phone!