Sony Ericsson Xperia active ST17i Black and Orange, 1 GB Best Price in India on 28-Sep-2021 + Expert Reviews

Sony Ericsson Xperia active ST17i Black and Orange, 1 GB

Detailed Review


This Sony Ericsson Xperia active ST17i offers sharp picture quality with its LCD display for an amazing viewing feast your eyes on. The display of this phone is credited with 16 colours. You get TFT LCD display with this device. With the TFT LCD display of Sony Ericsson Xperia active ST17i, you get higher resolution without making concessions on the battery life. You get Bravia Mobile Engine is credited with in this phone in addition to the at par ones, enabling fine usability. This smartphone presents a resolution of HVGA, 320x480 pixels. Operating the phone may become slightly tough due to the small display size. The Sony Ericsson Xperia active ST17i flaunts a display of 7.62 cms; approximately 3 inches.


With the battery life of 5 hours of talk time, you might occasion to take up a cautious note while multitasking with this device, especially on 3G network. The battery bids 351 hrs of standby time on 2G network. This phone clocks in 335 hrs of standby time on 3G network, under optimal scenario. The battery of this smartphone that offers 4 hours of talk time on 2G network might be a drawback area for heavy users. This device boasts of the typical Li-Ion battery.


As a bonus to that, the LED serves awe-inspiring results even in faint light, so it does not matter even if the subject is far away. The quality of your images and videos does not rely solely on megapixels. You have the flexibility to get surprisingly good results even with a Yes, 5 megapixels camera when the sensor is of good quality. With the Yes, 1280 x 720 recording modes of this smartphone, and a resolution of Yes, 5 pixels, shooting video is equally savourable as clicking pictures. Negotiating on image quality in low light setting is a thing of the past, as the built-in Flash of this device performs really well.

General Features

It promises to not weigh down on your pockets with a moderate weight of 110.8 g. The Sony Ericsson Xperia active ST17i here is credited with a Black and Orange body. If your smartphone is the lifeline of your business life, then Document Viewer, Document Editor, Pushmail (Exchange ActiveSync) of the Sony Ericsson Xperia active ST17i will definitely simplify and neaten your professional activities. You get at par accessories such as Handset, Battery, Headset, 4 GB microSD Card, Data Cable, Live View Device in the box, in addition to the Sony Ericsson Xperia active ST17i. Sony Ericsson Xperia active ST17i has a touch screen, just like most of the typical smartphones in the market today. This smartphone, with dimensions of 55x92x16.5, comes pre-loaded with a number of is credited with.


On top of the mobile data, this device are able to in a like manner be connected to the internet via Wi-Fi. The headphone jack of 3.5 mm makes sure that the audio needs are accommodated by this smartphone. This phone increases efficiency by alternating like a dongle when on the tethering mode, which lets the data connection to be used by other remote systems such as laptops, tablets or other smartphone devices. Whether it is about standard boasts of or advanced boasts of like Conference Call, Loudspeaker, Call Divert, this Sony Ericsson Xperia active ST17i smartphone is created with all such boasts of in it. If you mostly use your device for standard purposes such as emailing, chatting, calling and messaging, then the 2G connectivity offered should be good enough. Save up on heavy 3G and 4G data charges by staying away from risks with the standard 2G connectivity offered by this smartphone. Be certain you are well-aware that a high network type leads to heavy battery usage. The wireless connectivity of the built-in Bluetooth of this phone is a winner in a hectic lifestyle, as it allows for current syncing with compatible devices for file sharing and hands-free communication. Thanks to the DLNA certification, this phone is all set to share digital content across multimedia devices the moment it's switched on. The built-in GPS that constantly updates the device's instant location lets the user to keep up with the route while traveling. You get a Single Sim, GSM sim with this smartphone.


Even when your phone stores all your favourite songs, some change in your set playlists is always welcome , and Multimedia FM will come to your rescue. You have the flexibility to easily amp up the internal storage of your device as it displays compatibility with the microSD memory cards. Stay off graphic intensive games and applications and the lower internal RAM of this smartphone will meet requirements. Only basic utilities have the flexibility to be satisfied with such a low internal memory. The Adreno 205 graphics in this Sony Ericsson Xperia active ST17i makes possible you to rejoice in your favourite games on the device. With 32, 4 GB of expandable memory, you don't have to constantly delete heavy files, videos, apps and images to free up the space, most of it have the flexibility to stay for as long as you like; plus the entire extendable storage is a. With the xLOUD Engine Audio Filter Technology is credited with of the Sony Ericsson Xperia active ST17i, you are able to feast your eyes on an audio delight with calling as well as with music.


Equipped with a 1 GHz processor frequency, the Sony Ericsson Xperia active ST17i bids a power packed performance. A lower frequency would mean the device would tolerate longer to respond, so for a smoother performance, a higher frequency would be optimal. The speed required by most typical apps are satisfied by the Sony Ericsson Xperia active ST17i without any hindrance. This Sony Ericsson Xperia active ST17i is credited with a platform that performs at a frequency of GSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS - 2100 GHz. This smartphoneruns on the Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system. The typical operating system android makes sure the latest apps and trends are available to you. This device is credited with a Qualcomm Scorpion platform processor.

Mr. Ajmera's Review (A business user)

Apart from efficient and advanced call management, I'd also like my smartphone to be able to perform functions like Document Viewer, Document Editor, Pushmail (Exchange ActiveSync) and much more, just like the Sony Ericsson Xperia active ST17i. Although the Sony Ericsson Xperia active ST17i might be extremely portable with its small exterior but I don't think it's worth against the cramped keypad it offers and even the functionality isn't worth the struggle. With all the advanced call management features present in the Sony Ericsson Xperia active ST17i, it is good choice for business users like me. Bluetooth for file sharing is really not of much use to me, but this feature is really handy when it comes to hands-free calling. Even if my travel routes, both business and pleasure, are very much known to me I'd still like the reassurance from the GPS navigation on my phone.

Mrs. Iyer's Review (A homemaker)

It looks really small and comfortable for carrying, but I can't type without misspelling the words at least 3-4 times, that's how uncomfortable using this Sony Ericsson Xperia active ST17i is. Video recording is a must on my phone, I just love recording and capturing the innocence of cake cutting or the craziness of a dinner party. I won't worry about the other features in the Sony Ericsson Xperia active ST17i as the camera is so average and a strong deterrent for me. The tiny memory of this Sony Ericsson Xperia active ST17i will not even last me a week. The expandable memory of the Sony Ericsson Xperia active ST17i is a good option for me as against the high priced smartphones which come with high internal memory.

Ishan's Review (A geek)

As a smartphone, the screen size of the Sony Ericsson Xperia active ST17i is quite decent; but too tiny when it comes to gaming or reading. Reading is still fine, but gaming on a 1 GHz smartphone is really dreadful. Even the lowest graphics games need RAM higher than this. I dunno what good is storage which is insufficient even for regular apps and programs. Extendable memory is always a great storage backup if you have a growing collection of ebooks, games and apps.

Prachi's Review (A social butterfly)

The first thing I noticed in the Sony Ericsson Xperia active ST17i was its 3 inches display. The screen size of the Sony Ericsson Xperia active ST17i is too cramped and so I can't text that easily on this screen size. The Yes, 5 MP camera resolution is not that cool. You can easily opt for any other smartphone with a better camera, it might even be cheaper. I don't think this smartphone can click awesome pictures, which by the way is my favourite hobby. I'd like my smartphone to do all my tasks simultaneously not just perform basic functions like browsing, messaging and emails. And I won't depend upon 2G networks for that. I keep checking the GPS for new locations and traffic updates. The USB connector lets me charge my phone even with my laptop and transfer files. The small 1 GB internal storage of the Sony Ericsson Xperia active ST17i feels quite miserly. I don't understand the use of this storage if it can't contain all my media files.

Technical Specification

General Features

Brand:Sony Ericsson
Handset Color:Black and Orange
Business Features:Document Viewer , Document Editor , Pushmail (Exchange ActiveSync)
Call Features:Conference Call , Loudspeaker , Call Divert
Model Name:Xperia active ST17i
Touch Screen:Yes , Capacitive
SIM Type:Single Sim , GSM
In the Box:Handset , Battery , Headset , 4 GB microSD Card , Data Cable , Live View Device


Sound Enhancement:xLOUD Engine Audio Filter Technology
Video Player:Yes , Supports MP4 , H.263 , H.264 , HD
Music Player:Yes , Supports MP3 , eAAC , WAV


Video Recording:Yes
Video Recording:1280 x 720
Other Camera Features:Auto Focus , Geo-tagging , Face and Smile Detection , Image Stabilization , Red-eye Reduction
Zoom:Digital Zoom - 8x
HD Recording:HD
Rear Camera:5 MP

Internet & Connectivity

Audio Jack:3.5 mm
Bluetooth:Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes
Navigation Technology:A-GPS , Google Maps
Wifi:Yes , 802.11 b/g/n
Internet Features:Email , Adobe Flash 10.1
EDGE:Yes , 237 kbps
GPRS:Yes , 86 kbps
Tethering:USB , Wi-fi Hotspot
USB Connectivity:Yes , micro USB , v2
3G:Yes , 7.2 Mbps HSDPA; 5.8 Mbps HSUPA

Other Features

Sensors:Proximity Sensor , Digital Compass
Phone Book Memory:Practically Unlimited
SMS Memory:Yes
Call Memory:Practically Unlimited
Important Apps:Facebook , Twitter , Android Market , YouTube , NeoReader
Additional Features:Video Streaming , Walk Mate , 3D Games , Sound Recorder , Predictive Text Input , Noise Sheild , Calendar , Calculator , Tasks , Alarm Clock , Stop Watch , Flight Mode


Warranty Summary:1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories


Weight:110.8 g
Size:55x92x16.5 mm


Display Resolution:HVGA
Display Resolution:320x480 Pixels
Other Display Features:Bravia Mobile Engine
Display Type:TFT LCD
Display Color:16 M
Display Size:3 inches


Talk Time (2G):4 hrs
Talk Time (3G):5 hrs
Standby Time (2G):351 hrs
Standby Time (3G):335 hrs
Battery Type:Li-Ion
Capacity:1200 mAh

Memory And Storage

Expandable Memory Card Type:microSD GB
Expandable Memory Capacity:32 GB
RAM:0.512 GB
Expandable Memory Capacity:4 GB
Internal:1 GB


Operating Freq:GSM - 850
Operating Freq:900 , 1800 , 1900; UMTS - 2100
User Interface:Timescape
Graphics:Adreno 205
OS:Android v2.3 (Gingerbread)
Processor Frequency:1 GHz
Processor:Qualcomm Scorpion