Twenty-seven Sony Xperia reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag “And at an exorbitant $799.99 (list), I simply cant imagine anyone buying it when there are so many other solid options avai”. Three years ago Notebookcheck.net said “We particularly liked the quality build and the strong graphics unit considering it is” in their review and scored this tablet 4 stars. Two years ago Techradar.com wrote in their review on expert review site Techradar “Unlike some rivals it hasn't quite made enough right moves to ensure it brings a solid core experience to the table, while still including some fluffier elements like a dedicated” but even so they gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.
Some customers said that this tablet was strong and durable. Five years ago Trustedreviews.com said on Trusted Reviews “It is rugged, portable, comes with an exce” in their Sony Xperia review and scored it 80 out of 100. Cnet.co.uk mentioned on expert website CNET.co.uk in the same month “Battery life Conclusion The Sony Ericsson Xperia Active is a tough smart phone runnin” and scored the product 4 stars. Cnet.co.uk also said “Nippy processor, this is the perfect handset for adventure-addicts who desire a rugged smart phone”.
Eight customers thought the Sony Xperia was good at resisting water ingress. Expert website Pcmag.com rated the Sony Xperia 80 out of 100 and mentioned “The Xperia Z1s is a waterproof smartphone with a 5-inch 1080p display, just like its predecessor” in their review of this tablet. Three years ago expert review site Cnet.com.au scored it 4 stars and wrote “A ludicrously powerful processor into a gorgeous, totally waterproof body”. Mobilechoiceuk.com wrote in their review also three years ago “That slick waterproof one-piece metallic frame hides a powerful 2” .
A number of Sony Xperia reviewers who reviewed this tablet considered that it was easy to damage or scratch. Howtospendit.ft.com wrote three years ago “Sorry to sound like a broken record (OK”. Also three years ago Techview.co said in their review of the Sony Xperia “Having an accident with your smartphone, whether that is damaging the phone or dropping it in liquid can often mean the end of”.
One Sony Xperia owner who reviewed this tablet considered that it was reliable. Expert review site 91mobiles.com wrote “Here's how it fared"There's no dearth of options if you're out looking for a reliable dual-SIM smartphone in the mid-range” in their review of this tablet.