Sony Ericsson Xperia active gets tortured, leaves without a scratch

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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Xperia active
  • Display 3.0" 320 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 0.32 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1200 mAh(5.50h 3G talk time)



1. vantenkiest

Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

this phone is carried by the Juggernaut

2. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

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

9. buggerrer

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 21, 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!

11. wellwits

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

u don't understand his saying =))

3. wsker

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Does this phone have the same glass on the Xperia neo ? >_> I mean, like, will the neo get harmed with some hammars ?!

4. 007Rokib

Posts: 16; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

OMG ...super build quality.

5. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 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.

6. samda

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 28, 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

7. micahrahn

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 21, 2011

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

8. samda

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 28, 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).

10. sudhar131998

Posts: 63; Member since: Sep 06, 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.

14. kastor

Posts: 43; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

yes but with hammer of 200

12. jellytime

Posts: 135; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Hell yes! My new football :)

13. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

wow.... imba phone!!!!

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