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Sony Ericsson Xperia active gets tortured, leaves without a scratch

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Sony Ericsson Xperia active gets tortured, leaves without a scratch
What better way to show off a rugged phone than using some old-fashioned brute force against it? Well, that is pretty much what the Sony Ericsson Xperia active was subjected to, and impressively, the handset lived to tell the story.

Below are a handful of videos that were posted on the Xperia Blog just recently. The first one proves how tough the smartphone's scratch-resistant display is, and honestly, it hurts us watching how that knife's blade is being pushed against the screen. Fortunately, the Xperia active remains unharmed. The second one raises the bar as the smartphone is put under the wheel of a Jeep Wrangler. But yet again, the Xperia active suffers no damage. And the last one in the bunch tests the smartphone's water resistance – we see a bloke playing stone skipping in a puddle, but instead of stones, he uses the Sony Ericsson Xperia active.

Note that the videos have been posted by an independent YouTube user who does not seem to be affiliated with Sony Ericsson, so this likely isn't a case of clever marketing. Besides, all three of them have been posted under the same YouTube account, hinting that the very same Xperia active smartphone was used throughout the torture session. 

Feel free to check the videos out for yourself and tell us what you think about them in the comments. And by the way, you won't find it on the shelves of any carrier, yet the Sony Ericsson Xperia active is indeed available in the U.S.

source: Xperia blog via Clove





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posted on 21 Dec 2011, 06:21 1

1. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


this phone is carried by the Juggernaut

posted on 21 Dec 2011, 06:25 6

2. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


And they say that Sony Ericsson's build quality is the worst...

posted on 21 Dec 2011, 08:51 1

9. buggerrer (Posts: 285; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


yes its the worst! this phone is an exception!
this is a phone with IP67 certification .. so the build quality should be strong.
does the arc or neo have the same build quality? worst build quality ever!

posted on 21 Dec 2011, 10:50

11. wellwits (Posts: 3; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


u don't understand his saying =))

posted on 21 Dec 2011, 07:07

3. wsker (Posts: 21; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


Does this phone have the same glass on the Xperia neo ? >_>

I mean, like, will the neo get harmed with some hammars ?!

posted on 21 Dec 2011, 07:23

4. 007Rokib (Posts: 15; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


OMG ...super build quality.

posted on 21 Dec 2011, 07:30 2

5. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


why cant somebody make a High-End/Top of the Line Rugged SmartPhone? Imagine GN, RAZR, Rezound and SGSII on a build like this.

posted on 21 Dec 2011, 07:51 4

6. samda (Posts: 52; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)


8o!!
Imagine if apple had this kind of phone, they would make it look like the eight wonder of the world - building phones reinvented!!
Sony THE BEST

posted on 21 Dec 2011, 08:16

7. micahrahn (Posts: 8; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)


When is this phone coming to the US? and is it running Android?

posted on 21 Dec 2011, 08:29

8. samda (Posts: 52; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)


sure it runs android(2.3.4), with specially optimized small screen UI, and does it with a 1ghz processor.
also has 5Mpix camera and a HD video.
had you read the article, you'd know that it's available in US, but not on carriers(sadly).

posted on 21 Dec 2011, 09:22

10. sudhar131998 (Posts: 63; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


did you notice that the glass front of the phone broke at the end of the video, if you did not see please play the first video from 2:36.

posted on 04 Feb 2012, 17:19

14. kastor (Posts: 43; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


yes but with hammer of 200

posted on 21 Dec 2011, 11:07 1

12. jellytime (Posts: 135; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Hell yes!
My new football :)

posted on 21 Dec 2011, 14:06

13. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


wow.... imba phone!!!!

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