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Watch Sony Xperia active used as bait in freezing water, stepped on and tied up to a snowboard

Watch Sony Xperia active used as bait in freezing water, stepped on and tied up to a snowboard
Crimi8787 was at it again, abusing his trusted Sony Ericsson Xperia active as if the little rugged Android phone has done something terribly wrong. The water- and shockproof handset gets used as bait in freezing water, and then literally breaks the ice.

He also ties it up to his snowboard while filming a video with it, for some alternative action shots, steps on it in the snow, and tosses it around. We'll save you the suspense - the Xperia active survives all that abuse, but its journey through the torture chambers is pretty entertaining to watch.

Sony has a newcomer in the rugged Android phone area represented by the little Xperia go now, which, if its older sibling Xperia active is any indication, will also be able to overcome more than the occasional drop on the ground.


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posted on 12 Jun 2012, 07:04 6

1. cheetah2k (Posts: 866; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


And you know what a great little handset. My wife has the Billabong edition, and I got it for her as she needed an indestructable phone, especially with my 2 yr old by her side during the day, and it has taken a boat load of punishment over the last 3-4 months already - still without a scratch and just brilliant.

I really hope Sony gets ICS out for it soon though. Gingerbread is getting a little old hat now..

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 07:06 2

2. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


I owe this phone
ok for that solid construction
but it cannot be used as a phone :
- the sound is very bad
- the battery dies in some hours
- it restarts all the time
- the reception is poor
- the user interface is boring with the corner buttons

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 09:21

3. mercorp (Posts: 983; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Just an isolated case.perhaps?

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 09:22

4. mercorp (Posts: 983; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


But the most indistructable phone is still the nokia 3310..

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