By June 18, 2012

Ice Cream Sandwich rolling our for the Sony Xperia active

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According to gsmarena, Sony have announced that they are rolling out the Android 4.0 update to the Xperia active so keep your eyes glued to your phone. Updates may be regional, as usual, so it may take a day or two but at least it is coming.

The small rugged Android device may not be the most popular but we have heard good things about it from numerous sources.

You can see a reminder of the phones specs below or check out our unboxing video here.

 

 

Sony Xperia active specs:

Colours

  • Orange band with black back cover – white extra cover in the kit
  • White band with black back cover – white extra cover in the kit

Facts

  • Operating system: GoogleT Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Size: 55 x 92 x 16.5mm
  • Weight: 110.8 grams

Camera

  • 5 megapixel camera
  • 8x digital zoom
  • Auto focus
  • Aperture f/2.6
  • Face detection
  • Face recognition
  • Flash/Photo light
  • Flash/LED
  • Geo tagging
  • HD video recording (720p)
  • Image stabiliser
  • Red-eye reduction
  • Scene detection
  • Self-timer
  • Send to web
  • Smile detection
  • Touch capture
  • Touch focus
  • Video light
  • Video recording

Music

  • Album art
  • Bluetooth stereo (A2DP)
  • Media player
  • Music tones (MP3/AAC)
  • PlayNow service*
  • Sony Ericsson Music Player
  • TrackIDT music recognition*
  • xLOUDT

Internet

  • Android Market
  • Bookmarks
  • Google search
  • Google Voice Search*
  • NeoReader barcode scanner
  • Pan & zoom
  • Web browser (WebKit)

Communication

  • Call list
  • Conference calls
  • Facebook application*
  • Google TalkT
  • Noise Shield
  • Polyphonic ringtones
  • Skype
  • Sony Ericsson Timescape
  • Speakerphone
  • Twitter (TimescapeT integration)*
  • Vibrating alert

Messaging

  • Conversations
  • Email
  • Google Mail
  • Instant messaging
  • Multimedia messaging (MMS)
  • Predictive text input
  • Sound recorder
  • Text messaging (SMS)

Design

  • Auto rotation
  • Four-corner Home screen
  • Keyboard (on-screen, 12 key)
  • Picture wallpaper
  • Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
  • Touch screen
  • Live wallpaper
  • Dust and water resistant
  • Wet finger tracking

Entertainment

  • 3D games
  • Health mate
  • Media browser
  • Motion gaming
  • Radio (FM radio with RDS)
  • Radio (FM)
  • Video streaming
  • Video viewing
  • Walk Mate
  • YouTubeT*

Organiser

  • Alarm clock
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Document readers
  • eCompass
  • E-Manual
  • Flight mode
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Gallery 3D
  • Infinite button
  • iMapMyFitness
  • Phonebook
  • Setup guide
  • Stopwatch
  • Tasks**
  • Timer**
  • Torch functionality
  • Widget manager

Connectivity

  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • aGPS*
  • Bluetooth technology
  • DLNAT Certified
  • Google Latitude
  • Google Maps for Mobile
  • Google Maps with Street View*
  • Media Transfer Protocol support
  • Micro USB support
  • Modem
  • Native USB tethering
  • Pressure sensor***
  • Synchronisation via FacebookT*
  • Synchronisation via Google SyncT*
  • Synchronisation via Sony Ericsson Sync
  • Synchronisation with computer
  • Synchronisation via Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®
  • USB mass storage
  • USB High speed 2.0 support
  • USB support
  • Wi-Fi®
  • Wi-Fi® Hotspot functionality
  • WisepilotT turn-by-turn navigation*

Display

  • Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
  • 16,777,216 colour TFT
  • Capacitive touchscreen (multi-touch) with wet finger tracking
  • 3 inches
  • 320 x 480 pixels
  • Scratch-resistant mineral glass

Memory

  • Phone memory (user-free): Up to 320MB
  • Memory card support: microSDT, up to 32GB
  • Memory card included: 2GB microSDT

Battery life

  • Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 4 hrs 53 min*
  • Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 351 hrs*
  • Talk time UMTS: Up to 5 hrs 31 min*
  • Standby time UMTS: Up to 335 hrs*
  • Music listening time: Up to 25 hrs
  • Video playback time: Up to 8 hrs 30 min
  • *According to GSM Association Battery Life Measurement Technique. Battery performance may vary depending on network conditions and configurations, and phone usage.

Networks

  • UMTS HSPA 900, 2100
  • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • UMTS HSPA 800, 1900, 2100
  • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900

In the kit

  • XperiaT active
  • 1200mah removable battery
  • Sport stereo headset
  • Arm case
  • Wrist strap
  • 2GB microsdT memory card
  • Exchangeable cover
  • Charger
  • Micro USB cable for charging
  • Synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation

 

Posted by: James

Posted in: News

About the Author:

Five year veteran of the site. BlackBerry specialist, but experienced in most operating systems. Enjoys flower arranging and cross stitch.
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