Sony Ericsson Xperia Active ST17i smartphone is dust and water resistant and the touchscreen is quite responsive even when your fingers are wet. The Xperia Active ST17i smartphone may look a bit weird especially because of its shape, but it is made that way to handle rainy and rough conditions, use it and abuse it.

The Xperia Active ST17i houses a 1 GHz processor and runs on the Gingerbread OS (Android 2.3). The main features are 5 MP camera, dust & water resistant, HD recording and 3G support.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active ST17i features

  • This handset is powered by Qualcomm Scorpion 1 GHz processor and loaded with the Android 2.3 OS. The ST17i weighs 110.8 grams with dimension 55 x 92 x 16.5 mm.
  • The touchscreen supports HVGA resolution at 320 by 480 pixels and features the Bravia Mobile Engine that enhances the display. The TFT touchscreen display is 3 inches. The touchscreen works even in rainy conditions and you can still operate it with ease even when your fingers are wet.
  • There is a single primary camera of 5 megapixel resolution with LED flash support and 8x digital zoom. HD videos in 1280 by 720 pixels can be recorded. There is no secondary or front facing camera. Camera features : 3D sweep panorama, auto focus, face detection, geo tagging, image stabiliser, send to web, video light, smile detection and touch focus.
  • This Sony Ericsson handset comes with 512 MB RAM, 320 MB usable internal memory of the total 1GB and 4GB microSD card that you get for free. MicroSD card of up to 32 GB is supported.
  • Other features are 3G, GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi with hotspot, GPS with Google Maps, Bluetooth, 3.5mm audio jack, DLNA, Adobe flash 10.1 supported, built in FM radio, Music and Video player, Accelerometer sensor, digital compass, proximity sensor, xLoud audio filter technology and pre-installed social networking apps like Facebook, twitter etc.
  • The 1200 mAh battery gives a talktime of up to 5 hours on 2G networks and an extra 30 minutes if using the 3G networks. Standby time is 351 hours on 2G and 335 hours on 3G network.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Active ST17i features and price in India
Sony Ericsson Xperia Active ST17i features and price in India

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active ST17i Price in India

Price Rs. 19,800 | Bargain: Rs. 18,999
Box pack contains: ST17i handset, battery and charger, headset, free 4 GB memory card, user manual and warranty card.
Available Colours: Black with White, White – White, Black-Red-Orange and White-Red-Orange.

This phone is for those who travel a lot and for those who are looking for a tough handset. The dust and water resistant feature is perfect solution for Indian environment and add to it the power of Android with touchscreen functionality (Wet finger tracking). Only disappointing factor about the Sony Ericsson Xperia Active ST17i is the missing front facing camera.

By Rajeev Rana

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