Just when we were getting tired of the typical Android device, Sony Ericsson combined the concept of fitness with a smartphone and came up with the Active. Sporty looking, the Active has been engineered to withstand water and dust. For this, the company has given it a scratch resistant, 3-inch capacitive display along with two layers of cover at the back. The charging port and 3.5 mm jack are neatly covered with air-tight lids. The phone has accessories such as changeable rear covers, a rubber wrist strap and an arm case and ear-hooks.
The Active successfully survived a water test, and sweat test during a workout. It also has fitness applications on board. The Walkmate application, when launched, keeps a count of the daily footsteps while showing the weekly average. It also comes with the iMapMyFitness+ application using which you can create a profile and record workout and calorie budgets, etc. Along with the fitness apps, it behaves like a typical android smart-phone by Google mails, Search, MarketPlace, for downloading applications, etc. There is a 5MP camera onboard that manages to capture decent images.