One of my goals here in TechPinas is to bring gadget experience closer to my readers by sharing videos that highlight what makes each gizmo I play with special.
Yesterday saw the official launch of the ultra-tough Android 2.3-powered Sony Ericsson Xperia Active in the Philippines.
Although the official suggested retail price of the smartphone was kept under wraps during the event (I'm guessing it's around Php 13,000 - Php 15,000 though), Sony Ericsson nonetheless gave members of the media an opportunity to play with the handset:
What makes Sony Ericsson Xperia Active special, you ask? Well, true to its name, this phone is ideal for people who live active lives yet still want to enjoy the features and functionalities of a capable Android handset wherever their lifestyle takes them. IP67 Certified, Sony Ericsson Xperia Active is shock, dust and water resistant, making it a perfect companion in marathons, hikes and dives (just don't take it too deep under water!).
But don't take my word for it, here's a video of the handset being submerged in water and still working fine - as if nothing happened - after the test:
Isn't that amazing?!
Sony Ericsson Xperia Active comes with a 5 MegaPixel autofocus camera with LED flash and a 720p HD Video Recorder!
I'll keep you posted as soon as I get word from Sony Ericsson on the official price tag of this smartphone. In the meantime, here's the complete technical specifications table:
Update as of October 10, 2011: Our insider has just informed us that Sony Ericsson Xperia Active will enter the market next week with an SRP of roughly Php 13,000. Not bad, I think.
|Name||Sony Ericsson Xperia Active|
|Type||Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)|
|Dimensions||92 x 55 x 16.5 mm|
|Available Colors||Orange/Black, White/Black|
|Operating System||Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)|
|Display||3.0 inches (~192 ppi pixel density), 320 x 480 pixels, LED Backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Processor||Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon 1 GHz processor|
|Camera||5 MegaPixels, 2592x1944 pixels with autofocus and LED flash|
|Video Capture||720p with video light|
|Audio and Video Playback||MP4/H.263/H.264 player |
- MP3/eAAC+/WAV player
|Ports||microUSB 2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP EDR, 3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps|
|Network||2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100, HSDPA 1900 / 2100 / 800|
|Memory||1 GB (320 MB user available), 512 MB RAM, expandable via microSD, supports up to 32GB, ships with 2GB card|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity|
|Uptime||Stand-by of up to 351 hours on 2G and Up to 335 hours on 3G |
Talk time of up to 4 hours 53 minutes on 3G and up to 5 hours 31 minutes on 2G
|Value-Added Features||IP67 certified water and dust resistant, Flashlight, SNS Integration, Google Services Suite|
|Announcement||October 7, 2011 in the Philippines|