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Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 reviews of Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and usability. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the camera and durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on

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Sep, 2016

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Pureness review: I see through you


Luxury phones are having a tough time being unique nowadays. The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Pureness is having a hard time being… luxurious. But that's no way to start a proper review now, is it? There we go again then...

Quad-band GSM support ; 3G with HSDPA and HSUPA support ; One-of-a-kind transparent greyscale display (1.8", 240 x 320 pixels), scratch-resistant surface ; Very lightweight, only 70 grams ; FM radio with RDS and TrackID ; Bluetooth with A2DP and USB...

Small screen is poor on legibility ; Looks cheap and poorly built ; Fast Port instead of 3.5 mm audio jack means limited use as a music player ; Fast 3G connectivity with HSDPA/HSUPA is only usable for tethering ; No camera ; Non-removable battery ;...

You can access the concierge service 24/7 via a phone call or email and have them book you a hotel room, buy tickets for a game or ask for advice. But it's not just a simple booking service – going through the concierge service has some perks, like...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (

Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness X5 Review


The Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness X5 is a luxurious handset with unique design. It is equipped with transparent, monochromatic display that will certainly grip the attention of people around you and functionality that seems adequate for ordinary users...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Wong Casandra (

First Looks: Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness


Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness stands out because of its unique transparent liquid crystal display. But how does it really hold up? Read on to find out.

Hence, it all boils down to, why buy the Pureness? There's not a lot here to offer functionality-wise and plenty of usability issues. It's no doubt an interesting concept phone, but the execution is less than ideal. Our advice: save your $798 (without...

Mar, 2010

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness


The full horror of the press release can really only be experience by reading the full thing:

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Wong Casandra (

Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness -


The Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness is not like any other phone - it is the first mobile device that comes with a transparent LCD screen, and have keys that illuminate on touch and disappear when left alone.

Expert review by: Chris Hall (

Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness - Pocket-lint


The Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness is an odd one. We are presented with a phone that is in some ways novel, but in some ways prehistoric. Sony Ericsson

Offers discount access to concierge service

Poor keyboard, screen limits the experience of using the phone, uncomfortable for calling, entry-level specification

So what you have in the Pureness is something of a mixed bag. Pitched to a narrow premium sector of the market, it won't appeal to gadget fans or those who like the latest bit of kit. But it doesn't offer the premium feel that the Motorola Aura does,...

Dec, 2009

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Stuff magazine


Sony Ericsson has branched out into the designer phone market with the Pureness – the first handset to sport a transparent screen

The transparent screen is an intriguing novelty, but doesn't prevent the Pureness from being an overpriced and unexceptional phone

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Kate Solomon (

Sony Ericsson Pureness Review


Sony Ericsson want to take the well-heeled among us back to basics with a phone that lets you make calls, send text messages and check the time and not much more. But is it too late to backtrack that far?What…

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Damian Koh (

Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness


The Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness is purely for show-offs looking to impress with a simple phone.

Easily accessible SIM card slot ; Well-designed Bluetooth headset

Flimsy keypad ; Screen lacks contrast ; Difficult to use ; Non-removable memory card

Via CNET Asia

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (

Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness review -


Unique design, great music player and bundled Bluetooth headphones, cheaper than other luxury handsets

It?s sometimes difficult to see the display on the transparent screen, making texting a little difficult and web browsing very uncomfortable

Dec, 2011

Product Specifications


Autofocus:Not Applicable
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash:Not Applicable
Video Resolution in Pixel:Not Applicable


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver: No
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Telephone Keyboard
Video Client: No


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
WiFi Data Exchange: No

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:Not Applicable
Number of Display Colours:Monochrome
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Proprietary
Operating System Version:CLOSED PROPRIET
Operator:Sim Free
Product Type:Mobile Phone
Way of Buying:Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: No
Push email: No


Processor Brand:Not Applicable
Processor Number:Not Applicable