You might find that Sony Ericsson Xperia Active (SEXA) in two difference code series name. One for Sony Ericsson ST17i which specifically design for HSDPA 900 / 2100 Mhz 3G Data networks technology, and the second one is Sony Ericsson Xperia Active ST17i for North America / United State which supports for HSDPA 1900 /2100 / 800 MHz. Because this “minor” distinguished features, the User Manual / Extended User Guide of SEXA for both ST17i and ST17a is alike. What the uniqueness of this Android Smartphone? Be patient, We discuss it asap.
It seems that this Sony Ericsson Xperia Active was designed specially for outdoor activities, or for whoever who love on spending their time on outside and open space and usually face unfriendly weather, specifically for dust and mud or rain. Yup, SE XA is designed with Dust proof, water resistant so any dust or water wouldn’t get any effect on this Xperia Active. Furthermore, the wet finger tracking ability would make you able to use the touchscreen of SE Xperia Active even when your finger are wet (such as you are in the middle of the shower rain).
Sony Ericsson Xperia Active Manual ST17i Extended User Guide Quick Resume
Here is the picture that would gave you a clear understanding about keys and parts of Sony Ericsson Xperia Active (see the image below). From learn to know the Power key / screen lock (number 16), the microUSB port cover, the Strap hole, to the Headset connector cover. All can be seen with clear view as you can read also on page 14 and 15 of the Extended User Guide (EUG) of SE XA (available on Getting to know your phone section).
We would discuss one by one the features that mentioned and described in the User Guide of SE XA, because it consist the detail elaboration and step by step instruction of almost all the features in the device. We just wanna write quick resume on few of them. Let begin on how you can get your setting of your SE Xperai Active to its default (Hard Reset / Master Reset).
In order to reset your phone to factory default (Factory Data Reset aka Hard Reset), here the steps that you had to follow (as it wrote on page 121 of the EUG): Home Screen > Tab Menu > Settings > Privacy > Factory Data Reset> Erase SD Card (check it) > Reset phone > Erase Everything, Done.
To learn how to use the bluetooth (name your phone, setting the bluetooth or pairing it to wireless stereo headset or use it to tranfer file / data to other bluetooth device / PC or Laptop / Computer), you can read on page 102, but if you wanna know how to use the Wi-Fi network (connection) you can go to page 70.
For the detail, please go look at by yourself and learn direclty from PDF Manual EUG of Sony Ericsson Xperai Active ST17i/ST17a. The download links available under “PDF Download” tab section.
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Sony Ericsson Xperia Active ST17i Specifications
Sony Ericsson Xperia Active ST17i / ST17a runs on Android Operating System by Google. It uses Android Gingerbread / Android version 2.3. Along with Gingerbread, SEXA installed with the 512 MB RAM and armored with 1GHz processor speed with Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon chipset. For the body design it used touch bar / candy bar form factor and available for 4 colors body casing: Black-RedOrange, Black-White, White-RedOrange and White-White (some of them can be seen on the picture that we embedded on this post, below and above).
Using 3.0 inches diagonal diameter on its Display screen which equipped with LED backlit LCD Capacitive touchscreen and Bravia Mobile Engine, you can get the clear and enough space on using this SE XPeria Active onto daily activities. Whether you wanna jogging, cycling, playing with you friends and more. For the screen resolution, SEXA uses 320 x 480 pixels and has about 192 ppi. Accelerometer sensor, Proximity sensor, furnished with scratch resistant display, Timscape UI, multi-touch input method, touch sensitive controls are also available.
The weight (110.8 g / 3.9 oz with battery) of this phone is a little heavier compare to the dimension size (92.0 × 55.0 × 16.5 mm / 3.6 × 2.2 × 0.6 inches).
For the 3G networks, SEXA support HSDPA 7.2 Mbps and HSUP 5.8 Mbps. For GSM, GPRS and EDGE, this phone also capable to runs under those 2G Technology at 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz GSM frequency. WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, DLAN, Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot (used the phone as router), Bluetooth version 2.1 with A2DP plus EDR, microUSB version 2.0 are another connectivity features which ready to be used in the SE Xperia Active ST17i/ ST17a.
For Multimedia features, the SEXA has front facing camera / secondary camera for Video Calling (VGA), and also for Video Recording / Camcorder and Photo shot it attached with 5 Megapixel Camera on the rear panel of the phone. This 5MP Cam equipped also with LED Flash Light, Autofocus, Touch Focus, Geo Tagging, Face detection, Image Stabilizer and for Video Capture can create up to 720p. Stereo FM Radio with RDS and Java MIDP emulator also included.
Don’t worry, as an Android Phone, there are some preloaded applications by Google that you can used directly without need to download and install from Android Market. It’s including Google Mail, GTalk, YouTube, Google Search, Google Maps, and more. Of course, you can also play MP3, MP4, WMV, WMA, H.263, H.264, eAAC+, and WAV via Music Player installed in this gadget.
Table of Contents of Sony Ericsson Xperia Active Manual ST17i Extended User Guide
Water Resistance Guide
Android What and Why
Turning on the phone
Accounts and Services,
Getting to know your phone;
Using the keys
Charging the battery
Using the touch screen
Accessing and Using applications
Status and notifications
Phone settings menu
Keyboard and Phonepad settings
Adjusting the volume
Customizing your phone
Streo portable handsfree
Internet and messaging settings
Turning off data traffic
Sony Ericsson Timescape
Getting started with Android Market
Connecting to wireless networks;
Virtual private networks VPNs
Taking photos and recording videos
Viewing your photos and videos in Gallery
Bluetooth wireless technology
Connecting your phone to a computer
Locking and protecting your phone
Updating your phone
Phone settings overview
Recycle your phone
Sony Ericsson Xperia Active Manual User Guide ST17i Extended PDF Download
It is good to know that the tutorial how you can open the back cover casing and close the cover of SE Xperia Active had provided in clear and complete tutorial (as shown on the picture below). It also provided the tutorial and guidance how you can insert and install both microSD external storage memory and SIM card plus how to remove it, and also how you can assemble / attach and remove the battery. On Getting Started Section under page 9 of EUG of SE XA, you can read the full tutorial and elaboration instruction about this
We gave you some alternative Language of Sony Ericsson Xperia Active ST17i: Spanish, English, German, French and Italian. Remember although the EUG that we shared below “officially” just for ST17i, you can still use it for SE Xperia Active ST17a. The contents are the same.
- Download Extended User Guide of Sony Ericsson Xperia Active ST17i | Language: English | Page: 128 | PDF Size: 6.7MB
- Download Extended User Guide of Sony Ericsson Xperia Active ST17i | Language: Spanish | Page: 133 | PDF Size: 6.73MB
- Download Extended User Guide of Sony Ericsson Xperia Active ST17i | Language: French | Page: 134 | PDF Size: 6.74MB
- Download Extended User Guide of Sony Ericsson Xperia Active ST17i | Language: German | Page: 136 | PDF Size: 6.74MB
- Download Extended User Guide of Sony Ericsson Xperia Active ST17i | Language: Italian | Page: 133 | PDF Size: 6.72MB
PC Companion Download (about 25.7MB, for Transfer file and connect to Computer / Laptop)