Sony Ericsson Xperia active vs Xperia pro – Full Specs Compared
No, these two smartphones from Sony Ericsson are not the best in the business, but they are meant for different user groups. Xperia active is specially designed for the active life style of sport personalities while Xperia pro has enough latest features packed inside to attract entry level business users. While Xperia pro has the added attraction of a full QWERTY slider keypad, it is the presence of heart rate monitoring app with ANT+ technology in Xperia active that is sure to attract those who are concerned about their fitness and heart health. While it is all in the family, it would be a fun exercise to find out the differences between these two smartphones from the Sony stable.
Sony Ericsson Xperia active
For those who lead an active life and like to have a phone that matches their lifestyle, Sony Ericsson Xperia active might be an ideal phone. It is a robust phone that is dust free and scratch and water resistant. It has a unique feature that monitors heart rate and displays results on the screen. It comes preloaded with sports apps that can be used effectively for personal training.
Announced on June 22, 2011, Xperia active is a GSM phone that measures 92x55x16.5mm (nothing to write home about) and weighs 110.8g (light, huh?). It has a nice 3.0 inch capacitive touch screen that produces 16 M colors in 320×480 pixels. The mineral glass reality display employs Sony Bravia mobile engine that produces sharp images in rich colors. It has all the standard smartphone features such as accelerometer, proximity sensor, multi touch input method, scratch resistant and durable mineral glass display and touch sensitive controls that glide on the legendary Timescape UI from Sony.
The smartphone runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, has a powerful 1 GHz Qualcomm processor, and provides 1 GB internal storage (out of which up to 320 MB is free) with provision to expand it up to 32 GB using micro SD cards (2 GB microSD card is included to the pack). It is Wi-Fi802.11b/g/n, DLNA, USN tethering, hotspot functionality, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS, EDGE, GPRS, and an HTML browser with flash support. It also has stereo FM with RDS. It also includes a pressure sensor that can be used as a barometer and has a torch too. Wrist strap, arm case, sport stereo headset and extra backcover are additional features to this sport phone.
For those fond of clicking, Xperia active has 5 MP camera at the back that shoots pictures in 2592×1944 pixels, is auto focus with LED flash. It can record HD videos in 720p. The camera also has features of geo tagging, face/smile detection, image stabilization and touch focus. The phone is loaded with sports app including Health mate, Walk mate, and iMapMyFitness.
Xperia active is equipped with standard Li-ion battery (1200mAh) that provides a talk time of up to 5 hrs 31 min in 3G.
Intoducing Xperia active
Sony Ericsson Xperia pro
Xperia pro is a full QWERTY slider keypad phone that makes it bulky but it has some other features to lure customers. It is the first Android 2.3 Gingerbread phone with a slider keypad. It boasts of a nice 3.7 inch touch screen that produces 16 M colors in full glory at a resolution of 480×854 pixels. It makes use of Sony Bravia Engine for mobiles making images life like.
Xperia pro measures 120x57x13.5mm and weighs a little bulky 14og. It has a reality display with mobile BRAVIA engine, a full QWERTY slider keypad, `accelerometer, multi touch input method, proximity sensor and Timescape UI from Sony.
Xperia pro runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, has a powerful 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, and 512 MB RAM. It has 320 MB user free memory out of 1GB internal storage and that can be expanded up to 32 GB using micro SD cards (8GB microSD card included to the pack).
Xperia pro is a dual camera device with an 8 MP camera at the rear that shoots in 3264×2448 pixels. It is auto focus, 16x digital zoom,with LED flash and Sony Exmor R mobile CMOS sensor and has features like geo tagging, face and smile detection, and touch focus. It can record HD videos in 720p at 30fps. It also has a secondary VGA camera at the front to take self portraits.
For connectivity Xperia pro has the standard Wi-Fi802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, USB 2.0 high speed, aGPS and HDMI. It has on board microUSB port, HDMI port and 3.5mm audio jack. In addition it has ANT+ technology to connect to fitness and health products and NeoReader barcode scanner. It has full HTML browser with Flash support for seamless browsing. It also has stereo FM with RDS. The phone provides good speeds in HSDPA and HSUPA (up to 7.2 Mbps and 5.8 Mbps respectively).
Pro is equipped with standard Li-ion battery (1500mAh) that provides a talk time of up to 7 hrs in 3G.
Introducing Xperia pro
Comparison Between Sony Ericsson Xperia active and Xperia pro
• Xperia pro is an entry level smartphone while Xperia active is special design for those in active life/sports
• Xperia pro has a bigger display (3.7 inch) than Active (3.0 inch)
• Xperia pro has a full QWERTY slider keypad that is absent in Active
• Xperia pro is thinner (13.5 mm) than Active (16.5mm)
• Active is lighter (110.8g) than Xperia pro (142g)
• Xperia pro has a better camera (8 MP with Exmor R mobile CMOS sensor) than Active (5 MP)
• The resolution of pictures taken by Xperia pro is higher (3264×2448 pixels) than Active (2592×1944 pixels)
• Xperia pro has a more powerful battery (1500mAh) than Active (1200mAh)
• Xperia pro provides a talk time of up to 7 hrs while Active provides only up to 5 hrs 31 min
|Comparison of Specifications
Sony Ericsson Xperia active vs Sony Ericsson Xperia pro
|Design||Sony Ericsson Xperia active||Sony Ericsson Xperia pro|
|Form Factor||Solid Bar with loop for wrist band||Slider (Landscape sliding)|
|Keyboard||On-Screen 12 key QWERTY||Physical + On-Screen 12 key QWERTY|
|Dimension||92×55×16.5 mm (3.6×2.2×0.6 in)||120×57×13.7 mm (4.7 ×2.2×0.5 in)|
|Weight||110.8 g (3.9 oz)||140.0 g (4.9 oz)|
|Body Color||Black with RedOrange band, Black with White band, White with RedOrange band, White -White band||Black , Silver , Red|
|Display||Sony Ericsson Xperia active||Sony Ericsson Xperia pro|
|Size||3 in||3.7 in|
|Resolution||320 x 480||WVGA (854 x 480)|
|Features||16M, Multi-touch, Reality display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine, Dust and Water resistant||16M, Multi-touch, Reality display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Magnetometer (digital compass), Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor||Accelerometer, Magnetometer (digital compass), Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor|
|Operating System||Sony Ericsson Xperia active||Sony Ericsson Xperia pro|
|Platform||Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)||Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)|
|UI||Sony Ericsson UX||Sony Ericsson UX|
|Browser||Android WebKit, full HTML||Android WebKit, full HTML|
|Java/Adobe Flash||Adobe Flash Player 10.2||Adobe Flash Player 10.2|
|Processor||Sony Ericsson Xperia active||Sony Ericsson Xperia pro|
|Model||Qualcomm Snapdragon||Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon|
|Speed||1 GHz||1 GHz|
|Memory||Sony Ericsson Xperia active||Sony Ericsson Xperia pro|
|RAM||512 MB||512 MB|
|Included||1GB (320 MB user-free) + 2 GB microSD card||320 MB + 8 GB microSD card|
|Expansion||Up to 32GB with microSD card (SD 2.0)||Up to 32GB with microSD card (SD 2.0)|
|Camera||Sony Ericsson Xperia active||Sony Ericsson Xperia pro|
|Flash||Photo light||Photo light|
|Focus, Zoom||Auto / touch focus, 8x Digital Zoom||Auto / touch focus, 16x Digital Zoom|
|Video Capture||HD [email protected]||HD [email protected]|
|Features||Geo-tagging, Face/Smile detection, Image stabilizer||Exmor R mobile CMOS sensor, Geo-tagging, Face/Smile detection, Image/Video stabilizer|
|Secondary camera||-||Accelerometer, Magnetometer (digital compass), Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor|
|Entertainment||Sony Ericsson Xperia active||Sony Ericsson Xperia pro|
|Audio||SE Music Player, Sony xLOUD engine, PlayNow, Album art, SensMe, TrackID, File Formats: MP3, AAC||SE Music Player, Sony xLOUD engine, PlayNow, Album art, SensMe, TrackID, File Formats: MP3, AAC|
|Video||Live cam,||Live cam,|
|Gaming||3D Games, Motion gaming||3D Games, Motion gaming|
|FM Radio||Yes with RDS||Yes with RDS|
|Battery||Sony Ericsson Xperia active||Sony Ericsson Xperia pro|
|Type Capacity||Li-ion 1200 mAh||Li-ion 1500 mAh|
|Talktime||4 hours 53 min (2G) / 5 hours 31 min (3G)||6 hours 55 min (2G) / 7 hours (3G)|
|Standby||351 hours (2G), 335 hours (3G)||430 hours (2G), 400 hours (3G)|
|Mail and Messaging||Sony Ericsson Xperia active||Sony Ericsson Xperia pro|
|Email, Gmail||Email, Gmail|
|Messaging||SMS, MMS, IM (Google talk, Facebook)||SMS, MMS, IM (Google talk with video chat, Facebook)|
|Connectivity||Sony Ericsson Xperia active||Sony Ericsson Xperia pro|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 b/g/n||802.11 b/g/n|
|Bluetooth||v2.1+EDR supports A2DP stereo, FTP/OPP for file transfer, PBAP||v2.1+EDR supports A2DP stereo, FTP/OPP for file transfer, PBAP|
|USB||2.0 HS, micro-USB port||2.0 HS, micro-USB port|
|Location Service||Sony Ericsson Xperia active||Sony Ericsson Xperia pro|
|Maps||Google Maps, Google Latitude||Google Maps, Google Latitude|
|GPS||A-GPS with Wisepilot navigator||A-GPS with Wisepilot navigator|
|Lost-Theft Protection||Yes with 3rd party application||Yes with 3rd party application|
|Network Support||Sony Ericsson Xperia active||Sony Ericsson Xperia pro|
|2G/3G||GSM, GPRS, EDGE / UMTS, HSPA||GSM, GPRS, EDGE / UMTS, HSPA|
|Applications||Sony Ericsson Xperia active||Sony Ericsson Xperia pro|
|Apps||Android Market, Google Mobile Service, Timescape||Android Market, Google Mobile Service, Timescape|
|Social Networks||Facebook integrated, Twitter integrated, YouTube,||Facebook integrated, Twitter integrated, YouTube,|
|Voice Calling||Yes, Skype Mobile||Yes|
|Featured||Infinite, Health Mate, Walk Mate, iMapMyFitness, Google Calendar, Google Gallery 3D||Infinite, Google Voice Search, Google Search, Google Calendar, Google Gallery 3D|
|Business Mobility||Sony Ericsson Xperia active||Sony Ericsson Xperia pro|
|Corporate Mail||Exchange ActiveSync (POP/IMAP4)||Exchange ActiveSync (POP/IMAP4)|
|Corporate Directory||Microsioft Exchange Active Sync||Microsioft Exchange Active Sync|
|Security||Sony Ericsson Xperia active||Sony Ericsson Xperia pro|
|Additional Features||Sony Ericsson Xperia active||Sony Ericsson Xperia pro|
|Four corner Homescreen, Flight Mode, Torch, Stop Watch, Tasks, Timer, ANT+ technology - connects wirelessly to health/fitness products, Wrist stao, Arm cover, Extra back cover||Flight Mode, ANT+ technology that can wirelessly connect healt/fitness products, NeoReader barcode scanner|