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Blu Studio 5.0 (D530) vs Sony Ericsson Xperia Active (ST17a)

Side by side comparison between Blu Studio 5.0 vs Sony Ericsson Xperia Active phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

Blu Studio 5.0 (D530)





32bit Dual



07PointsSony Ericsson Xperia Active (ST17a)Compare Blu Studio 5.0 X
Sony Ericsson Xperia Active (ST17a)




32bit Single



What's the better phone? Blu Studio 5.0 (D530)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Studio 5.0 (D530)12 Advantages Blu Studio 5.0 (D530)vsXperia Active (ST17a)7 Advantages Sony Ericsson Xperia Active (ST17a)
+1GHz 32bit Dual-Core14%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1GHz 32bit Single-Core
+4GB (1.49GB available)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs1GB (320MB available)
+10.8 millimeters (0.43 inches)53%
vs16.5 millimeters (0.65 inches)
+480x800 pixels150%
Higher resolution screen
vs320x480 pixels
Larger screen
+HDR photo only main cameraAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsNot supported
+(front) 0.3MPAdvantage
A front-camera is best for taking selfies
vsNot supported
+Android 4.1.2 Jelly BeanAdvantage
Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean is newer and safer
vsAndroid 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich ICS
+2000 mAh67%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs1200 mAh
+Video callingAdvantage
The video calling allows to make calls with voice and video
vsNot supported
+3.0 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 3.0 + A2DP is newer and faster
vs2.1 + A2DP
+HTML, XHTML, HTML5, Flash playerAdvantage
Better sites viewing on the internet
vsHTML, XHTML, Flash player
156 grams (5.46 ounces)vs+111 grams (3.89 ounces)41%
TFT LCDvs+TFT LED-Backlit LCDAdvantage
TFT LED-Backlit LCD display is brighter and more vivid
187 PPIvs+192 PPI3%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
Not supportedvs+Dragontrail GlassAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Not supportedvs+IP67 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

24 Common items in both devices
512MB / 512MB LPDDR2
Until 32GB microSD, microSDHC
16 million
(back) 5MP
LED flash
Only digital zoom
+17 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Blu Studio 5.0 (D530)Sony Ericsson Xperia Active (ST17a)
ModelStudio 5.0 (D530)Xperia Active (ST17a)
Other model namesBLU Studio 5.0 D530 Single SimSony Ericsson Xperia active ST17, ST17a
Country or region availablefeature not registered(Latin America)BrazilCanadaUSA
(Latin America), Brazil, Canada, USA
BrandBluSony Ericsson
Release date5/1/201310/1/2011
Depth10.8 millimeters (0.43 inches)16.5 millimeters (0.65 inches)
Size (width x height)77 x 147 millimeters (3.03 x 5.79 in)55 x 92 millimeters (2.17 x 3.62 in)
Weight156 grams (5.46 ounces)111 grams (3.89 ounces)
Build, materialsfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30min

🤖 Operating System

Blu Studio 5.0 (D530)Sony Ericsson Xperia Active (ST17a)
System versionAndroid 4.1.2 Jelly BeanAndroid 2.3.3 Gingerbread
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich ICS
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Blu Studio 5.0 (D530)Sony Ericsson Xperia Active (ST17a)
Chipset32bit - MediaTek MT657732bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8255 (45nm)
CPUDual-Core, 1 processor:
1GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9
Single-Core, 1 processor:
1GHz Single-Core Scorpion
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR SGX531 UltraQualcomm Adreno 205
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Blu Studio 5.0 (D530)Sony Ericsson Xperia Active (ST17a)
RAM memory512MB512MB LPDDR2
Internal storage4GB (1.49GB available)1GB (320MB available)
External storageUntil 32GB microSD, microSDHC
(dedicated slot)
Until 32GB microSD, microSDHC
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

Blu Studio 5.0 (D530)Sony Ericsson Xperia Active (ST17a)
Display typeTFT LCDTFT LED-Backlit LCD
Screen size5" inches3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~62.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~53% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution480x800 pixels320x480 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)187 PPI192 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedDragontrail Glass
Refresh ratefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📶 Mobile networks

Blu Studio 5.0 (D530)Sony Ericsson Xperia Active (ST17a)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
Standard mini-SIM (2FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
Standard mini-SIM (2FF)
Maximum download/upload7.2/5.76 Mbps7.2/5.76 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G2G, 3G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100UMTS 850/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported

📷 Camera

Blu Studio 5.0 (D530)Sony Ericsson Xperia Active (ST17a)
Back camera (main camera)5 megapixels5 megapixels
Main camera resolution2592x1944 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (primary)HD (1280x720) 30 fpsHD (1280x720) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraNot supported
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Blu Studio 5.0 (D530)Sony Ericsson Xperia Active (ST17a)
Front camera (secondary)0.3 megapixelsNot supported
Front camera resolution640x480 pixelsNot supported
Video recording (secondary)VGA (640x480)Not supported
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Blu Studio 5.0 (D530)Sony Ericsson Xperia Active (ST17a)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, H.263, H.264
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, AACMP3, eAAC+, WAV

🔌 Connectivity

Blu Studio 5.0 (D530)Sony Ericsson Xperia Active (ST17a)
USBMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSB 2.0
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Bluetooth3.0 + A2DP2.1 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTaggingA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
NFCNot supportedNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Blu Studio 5.0 (D530)Sony Ericsson Xperia Active (ST17a)
Ambient Light sensor
Proximity sensor
Ambient Light sensor
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Blu Studio 5.0 (D530)Sony Ericsson Xperia Active (ST17a)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
Battery capacity2000 mAh1200 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy5 hours5.5 hours
Standby160 hours (6.7 days)335 hours (14 days)

➕ Other features

Blu Studio 5.0 (D530)Sony Ericsson Xperia Active (ST17a)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice recorder
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedNot supported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5, Flash playerHTML, XHTML, Flash player
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Black, White
- Screen protector included
- Java framework
- Colors: Orange/black, White/black
- 2GB microSD included
- Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
- WiFi hotspot
- Java framework

☢️ Radiation rate

Blu Studio 5.0 (D530)Sony Ericsson Xperia Active (ST17a)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered1.12W/kg (head), 1.07W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered

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