Sunday, April 2, 2023

Sony Ericsson Xperia active RM1159 in Malaysia

Sony Ericsson Malaysia is now selling the Xperia active, available in stores at the retail price of of RM1,159 and comes bundled with LiveView & SportyPal app worth RM288.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia active is dust proof and water resistant. This Android smartphone has a scratch-resistant touchscreen with wet finger tracking support.

The Xperia active runs on a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and packs a 3-inch Reality display (with Mobile BRAVIA Engine) of HVGA (480 x 320 pixels) resolution, a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and 720p video recording, 320MB internal memory and microSD card slot (with 2GB pre-installed card).

As for connectivity – there is Wireless N with DLNA support, quad-band GSM and dual (or tri)-band HSPA network support, GPS with aGPS and digital compass, Bluetooth, FM radio with RDS and a 3.5mm audio jack is onboard.

Full specifications of the Sony Ericsson Xperia below:

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: Google™ 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


Geo tagging

HD video recording (720p)

Image stabiliser

Red-eye reduction

Scene detection


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

TrackID™ music recognition*


Internet Android Market™*


Google™ search

Google Voice Search*

NeoReader™ barcode scanner

Pan & zoom

Web browser (WebKit)

Communication Call list

Conference calls

Facebook™ application*

Google Talk™

Noise Shield

Polyphonic ringtones


Sony Ericsson Timescape™


Twitter™ (Timescape™ integration)*

Vibrating alert

Messaging Conversations


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




Alarm clock



Document readers



Flight mode

Google Calendar™

Google Gallery 3D™*

Infinite button



Setup guide




Torch functionality

Widget manager

Connectivity 3.5 mm audio jack


Bluetooth™ technology

DLNA™ Certified

Google Latitude™*

Google Maps™ for Mobile

Google Maps™ with Street View*

Media Transfer Protocol support

Micro USB support


Native USB tethering

Pressure sensor***

Synchronisation via Facebook™*

Synchronisation via Google Sync™*

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® Hotspot functionality

Wisepilot™ 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: microSD™, up to 32GB

Memory card included: 2GB microSD™

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 Xperia™ active

1200mAh removable battery

Stereo headset

Sports kit / Ear hook

Wrist strap

2GB microSD™ memory card

Exchangeable cover


Micro USB cable for charging , synchronisation and file transfer

User documentation

Bundled with LiveView™ worth RM288!

* This service is not available in all markets.
** This feature is not pre-installed.
*** Enhance your GPS navigation by for example measuring the height levels or to be used as barometer to provide you your local weather forecast.
Kugan is the co-founder of MalaysianWireless. He has been observing the mobile industry since 2003. Connect with him on Twitter: @scamboy

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