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Sony Ericsson Xperia Active (ST17i) vs Samsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)

Side by side comparison between Sony Ericsson Xperia Active vs Samsung Galaxy A52 phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A52 X Sony Ericsson Xperia Active (ST17i) 05Points
3"
LED

320x480

5
MP
512MB
RAM

Single-core

1200
mAh

(Removable)

vs
27Points Samsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB) Compare Sony Ericsson Xperia Active X
6.5"
AMOLED

1080x2400

64
MP

32mp

6GB
RAM

Octa-core

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)

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!

Xperia Active (ST17i)} 5 Advantages Sony Ericsson Xperia Active (ST17i) vs Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)} 27 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)
+111 grams (3.89 ounces)70%
Lighter
vs189 grams (6.62 ounces)
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsVirtual proximity sensor
+Li-Ion: lithium-ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
vsLiPo: li-ion polymer (Non removable)
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
1GHz 32bit Single-corevs+2.3GHz 64bit Octa-core (8nm)4 times
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
512MB LPDDR2vs+6GB LPDDR4X11 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
1GB (320MB available)vs+128GB (102GB available)325 times
More internal storage for applications and files
Until 32GB microSD, microSDHCvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC31 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
16.5 millimeters (0.65 inches)vs+8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)96%
Thinner
TFT LED-Backlit LCDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
320x480 pixelsvs+1080x2400 pixels16 times
Higher resolution screen
192 PPIvs+405 PPI111%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
3"vs+6.5"117%
Larger screen
(back) 5MPvs+(quad camera) 64MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP16 times
Higher resolution main camera
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
Not supportedvs+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
Not supportedvs+(front) 32MPAdvantage
A front-camera is best for taking selfies
HD (1280x720)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)8 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich ICSvs+Android 14Advantage
Android 14 is newer and safer
3G HSUPAvs+4G LTE-AAdvantage
The 4G LTE-A network is newer and faster
(3G HSUPA) 7.2 Mbpsvs+(4G LTE-A) 600 Mbps82 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (under display)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
1200 mAhvs+4500 mAh3 times
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)Advantage
You can have more mobile carriers/operators on the same device.
802.11 b/g/n [wifi4]vs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac [wifi5]Advantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac [wifi5] is newer and faster
2.1 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
MicroUSB 2.0vs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
HTML, XHTML, Flash playervs+HTML, XHTML, HTML5Advantage
Better sites viewing on the internet

15 Common items in both devices
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
+8 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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📱 Model features

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active (ST17i)Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)
ModelXperia Active (ST17i)Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)
Other model namesSony Ericsson Xperia active ST17, ST17iGalaxy A52 (4G) SM-A525F/Dual-SIM (128GB + 6GB RAM)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Europe)(Global, International)
(Europe), (Global, International)
BrandSony EricssonSamsung
Release date10/1/20113/26/2021, Announced: 3/17/2021
Depth16.5 millimeters (0.65 inches)8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)55 x 92 millimeters (2.17 x 3.62 in)75.1 x 159.9 millimeters (2.96 x 6.3 in)
Weight111 grams (3.89 ounces)189 grams (6.62 ounces)
Build, materialsfeature not registeredPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30minIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30min

📲 Display

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active (ST17i)Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)
Display typeTFT LED-Backlit LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen size3" inches6.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~53% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution320x480 pixels1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)192 PPI405 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassDragontrail GlassGorilla Glass 5
Refresh ratefeature not registered90Hz
Display featuresfeature not registered800nits[peak]
Always-On Display

🤖 Operating System

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active (ST17i)Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)
System versionAndroid 2.3.3 GingerbreadAndroid 11
Firmware updateAndroid 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich ICSAndroid 14
User Interfacefeature not registeredOne UI 3.1 / 4.1 / 5.1 / 6.0

⚙️ Processor

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active (ST17i)Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)
Chipset32bit: Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8255 (45nm)64bit: Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (SM7125) (8nm)
CPUSingle-core, 1 processor:
1x 1GHz Scorpion (Single-core)
Octa-core, 2 processors:
2x 2.3GHz Kryo 465 Gold (Dual-core)
6x 1.8GHz Kryo 465 Silver (Hexa-core)
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 205Qualcomm Adreno 618 (750MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredAnTuTu: 261282 (v8)
Geekbench: 5865 (v4.4), 1577 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 15fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)

💽 Memory and storage

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active (ST17i)Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)
RAM memory512MB LPDDR26GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage1GB (320MB available)128GB (102GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 32GB microSD, microSDHC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)

📶 Mobile networks

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active (ST17i)Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
Standard mini-SIM (2FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum Download / Upload7.2/5.76 Mbps600/100 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bands Expand band details Collapse 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 900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat12 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPAGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+

📷 Camera

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active (ST17i)Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)
Back camera (main camera)5 megapixels(quad camera)
64 megapixels
12MP ultrawide f/2.2123°1.12µm
5MP macro f/2.4
5MP depth f/2.4
Main camera resolution2592x1944 pixels10120x6328 pixels
Video recording (primary)HD (1280x720) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/1.72" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered0.8µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRNot supportedHDR photo on both cameras
Camera extrasfeature not registered1080p@60fps

📸 Front camera

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active (ST17i)Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)
Front camera (secondary)Not supported32 megapixels
Front camera resolutionNot supported6528x4896 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Not supported4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.8" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered0.8µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active (ST17i)Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)
LoudspeakerSupportedStereo sound with dual speakers
Active noise cancellationNot supported2 microphones or more
RadioFM (RDS)FM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.263, H.264MP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, eAAC+, WAVMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active (ST17i)Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C (reversible)
Bluetooth2.1 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 b/g/n [wifi4] (2.4GHz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac [wifi5] (2.4GHz, 5GHz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNASupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCNot supportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active (ST17i)Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient light sensor
ANT+
Compass
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Virtual proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active (ST17i)Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)
Battery typeLi-Ion: lithium-ion (Removable)LiPo: li-ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity1200 mAh4500 mAh
Charger, wattsWired charging25W Wired fast charging
Inductive / wireless chargingfeature not registeredNot supported
Talk time autonomy5.5 hours35 hours (1.5 days)
Standby335 hours (14 days)feature not registered

➕ Other features

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active (ST17i)Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)
Call controlVoice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingNot supportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, Flash playerHTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous• Colors: Orange/black, White/black
• 2GB microSD included
• Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
• WiFi hotspot
• Java framework
• Colors: Awesome Black, White, Violet, Blue

☢️ Radiation rate

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active (ST17i)Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.12W/kg (head), 1.07W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.348W/kg (head), 0.844W/kg (body)
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