Sony Ericsson Xperia active gets tortured, leaves without a scratch
posted by Nick T. / Dec 21, 2011, 6:06 AM
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.
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And they say that Sony Ericsson's build quality is the worst...
posted on Dec 21, 2011, 6:25 AM 6
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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 Dec 21, 2011, 8:51 AM 1
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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 Dec 21, 2011, 8:29 AM 0
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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 Dec 21, 2011, 9:22 AM 0
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