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Sony Ericsson ST17a-BKO Xperia Active Android Unlocked Smartphone with 5MP Camera, Touchscreen, WiFi, GPS - US Warranty - Black/Orange


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  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900. UMTS/HSPA 800/1900/2100
  • Internal phone storage: 1GB (up to 320MB free). RAM: 512MB. Memory card slot: microSD, up to 32GB. Platform: Android 2.3. Screen: 320 x 480 Pixels / 16,777,216 color TFT / 3 Inches
  • Water and dust resistant. Durable mineral glass screen with wet finger tracking.
  • HD video and Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine. Camera - 5 megapixel. Radio - FM radio with RDS. 3.5 mm audio jack. Micro USB support. Bluetooth with A2DP. aGPS. WiFi. Document readers
  • Talk Time: up to 4 hours 53 min, Standby: 351 hours on GSM. Talk Time: up to 5 hours 31 min, Standby: 335 hours on UMTS/HSPA. Music Listening time: 25 hours
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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 3.6 inches, 0.6 inches, 2.2 inches
  • Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Minimum Rated Talk Time: 4.53 hours
  • Minimum Rated Standby Time: 351 hours
  • Battery Type: Lithium Ion
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.6 x 0.6 x 2.2 inches ; 1.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005UMK6WU
  • Item model number: ST17a-BKO
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #66,763 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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Product Description

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Active is water, dust and scratch resistant Android Phone. Mesauring 55 x 92 x 16.5mm dimensions, the Xperia Active is a social networking integrated phone runs on Android 2.3 OS. The handset sports a 3-inch Capacitive touchscreen display, a 5MP camera with digital zoom for HD video recording and playback, FM Radio, 512MB RAM, 320MB internal memory and up to 32GB external memory support to store your favorite multimedia stuff. It comes with two covers. You can go back to black in the outback, or show off with sophisticated white at work. The phone kit includes a stereo headset with attachable ear hooks and an arm case and wrist strap to keep your phone close. There’s also a Micro USB cable for managing your media and a 2G memory card for all your entertainment. Whether you’re calling a taxi in the rain or calling a friend poolside, the touch screen is fully functioning even when your fingers are wet. Mud battered bike rides, dusty trails or an accidental meeting with a puddle. You phone can handle any conditions in any weather. Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine: Enhanced contrast. Richer colors. The Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine makes the 3" screen sharp and crisp.

Customer Reviews

I have had this phone under six months and the microphone has quit working.
jacqui sikora
It has been almost two months since I have received this phone and to date, the phone powers off and restarts automatically several times each day.
Amanda Stewart
If this phone could be beat on with a wrench, run over by a car, and submerged...surely it could handle a toddler.
Kurt Stein

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Hargler on June 14, 2012
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Bought the phone about a month ago, I'm very satisfied with it. Only drawback is that it doesn't work with T-Mobile's 3G network in the United States, but it connects to 2G/Edge just fine. I like the small size, so many smartphones are big and take up a lot of pocket space, this one fits easily into my pocket and doesn't get in the way at all.

I still haven't received the Android 4.0 upgrade yet but Sony should be making it available soon.

Camera pics are only ok but the HD video is pretty good, I like it. Battery life is good once I installed some battery manager app and disabled some data services. WiFi will suck the battery down but that's normal. Call volume can be ok, I've had a hard time hearing people on a couple calls but overall it's fine. A good Bluetooth headset might make calls better.

Overall, I'm glad I bought it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dmitry N. Zhukov on May 29, 2012
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The phone is pleasant and responsive but I found 2 things that would not allow me enjoy it fully:
1. Once you complete a call, you have to be very careful not to accidentally touch the lower right corner and the screen because this will erase your call log in an instance. If you, like me, use call log for repeating daily calls, or smth else - you will hate this phone right then! I, frankly, would love to see the face of an engineer who designed that feature.
2. Battery life is one day, if you use it with moderate intensity. Something is left over in the end of the day but not enough to carry you through the next. Since this is a (fairly) rugged phone, I cannot understand, why have Sony not put a bigger battery inside. A few extra gramms would not be a concern for the target market.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kris on March 7, 2012
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Nobody seems to know just what frequencies this phone's UMTS radio supports. Even SE's white paper says it has 800/850/1900/2100 ::facepalm::

In the phone's service menu, it says that it ONLY HAS UMTS_BC1 (2100), UMTS_BC2 (1900), and UMTS_BC5 (850). 800MHz is UMTS_BC6.

That's mostly all for now. I need to use the phone more for a more in-depth review. All I can really say is it's peppy, and the screen feels cramped due to the 480x320 resolution. I feel like I'm back in 2007, Sony, hopefully the next generation will be higher res ;) it's not terrible to use, though, and due to size the display is reasonably crisp. My eyes are just used to iPhone 4s and blackberry Torches :)

I took it in the shower to see how it handled "rain" (like a boss), and speaking of water resistance, when you unplug it from power it reminds you to shut the cover lest water get in. Nice touch, though not really needed I guess.

Rooting it is, well, a PITA if you're not familiar with setting up an Android SDK environment, but you can install PDANet's desktop application to get the needed adb drivers, too, which since I don't do any dev work on Windows worked out better for me (I'd also plugged in the phone first and so it installed what drivers it could, and then refused to delete the old crap so I could start again lol). It's still easier than back in the G1 days.

Like the other reviewer said, only run the update that pops up AFTER rooting, if that's what you want to do :)

-The Bad- **Edit March 9th, 2012**
The product description states this phone comes with a wrist strap and arm band, but the BOX states nothing of the sort (different regions get different packaging).

This does NOT COME WITH the wrist strap OR arm band.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David Bejar on July 24, 2012
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Everything works just fine with the Phone but the thing is that it DID NOT COME WITH THE STRAP AND THE ARMBAND!!
I really wanted those to come since I run and do exercise a lot.
Hope someone can help me with this and tell me where can I get a spare ORIGINAL STRAP and ARMBAND for this cellphone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Riquenny Lugo on January 1, 2013
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el equipo no funciona bien, no enciende, cuando enciende no reconoce la tarjeta sd y al rato se apaga solo, como solucionar este problema?????

equipment malfunctions, do not turn on, when you turn on sd card not recognized and soon turns itself off, how to solve this problem????
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By Joey on May 12, 2014
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I Love this phone, the specs are poor but i have another phone with higher specs for all my favorite apps, this phones rugged as hell and water proof which i need for skateboarding and dirt biking, also the camera records at 720p, the videos look really nice and even the mic sounds really nice and cuts out lots of wind, its got a very limited space for apps though, but ya dont need that many apps for this phone anyways, i mean who wants to play games on a 3 inch screen??? and its unlocked and i have it on the nice and cheap tmobile provider with walmarts $30 deal!! i recommend this to anyone who wants a nice small rugged unlocked phone with a good video camera!!! but when it comes to games and stuff forget it... the screen is sooooooo tiny, but the pixel density is actually pretty good, both my other phones have 720p screens, it aint as good as them but it dosent make my eyes sore lookin at it atleast. well i hope i was helpful, PEACE!!!
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By Jose Luis BUSTOS on November 25, 2013
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I use this sony in all my adventures in mountain bike, and I not borried for the rain and the bad whether
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Small , lifeproof great phone. No need to carry a huge brick in a specially designed holder just slip this phone inside your pocket and go.
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