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.