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Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 reviews of Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the design and price are overall positive. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the camera and screen. Reviews are divided on the 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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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness

 

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 is claiming to be challenging the "relationship with technology" that we have and that less can be...

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

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

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: Flora Graham (cnet.co.uk)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness review

 

The Sony Ericsson has trimmed the fat with its Xperia Pureness and made a phone that doesn't have room for any extras, just a sleek-looking, simple handset that's great for a night out. You could get a lot more phone for the money, but if you want...

Attractive; unique; simple; long battery life; clear calls; easy-to-switch SIM cards.

Few features; screen hard to read; useless Web browser; no camera; expensive; lack of privacy thanks to see-through screen.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness is purely for fashionistas looking for the simplest possible phone. The transparent screen looks cool, but isn’t easy to read and won’t protect your privacy, so the Pureness is strictly for show-offs only

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Kate Solomon (recombu.com)

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: Mobile Choice UK (mobilechoiceuk.com)

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

Expert review by: (knowyourcell.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness review

 

We review the Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness X5, an ultra-chic high end feature phone with a stunning transparent display

Unique transparent screen design ; Pureness exclusive concierge service ; Compact build ; 2GB internal media memory ; Good music player and FM radio ; Stereo Bluetooth earphones supplied in-box

Display is difficult to read ; Plasticky feel to bodywork ; No camera ; Limited features for a high-price phone ; Price tag ; Screen makes browsing experience poor ; No expandable memory

Aimed at the almost-wealthy mobile buyer who can't quite stomach a Mobiado or Vertu, this design statement handset has a stunning transparent display. But the attention-grabbing screen is better looking than it is to use, and the phone's feature count...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (knowyourmobile.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness X5 review

 

We review the Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness X5, the exclusive ultra-chic high end phone with a stunning transparent display

Unique transparent screen design ; Pureness excluisve concierge service ; HSDPA ; Compact build ; 2GB internal media memory ; Good music player and FM radio ; Stereo Bluetooth earphones supplied in-box

Display is difficult to read ; Plasticky feel to bodywork ; No camera ; Limited features for a high-price phone ; Price tag ; Screen makes browsing experience poor ; No expandable memory

Aimed at the wealthy mobile buyer, this design statement handset has a stunning transparent display. But the attention-grabbing screen is better looking than it is to use, and its feature count is limited. An expensive luxury.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Ben Sillis (electricpig.co.uk)

Sony Ericsson Pureness review

 

The Sony Ericsson Pureness may not pack a see through keyboard like the LG Crystal slider, but it goes one better and doles out a translucent screen instead. It's the mobile equivalent of an ice cube on display in the Tate Modern: ridiculous, bold, and...

Screen is see through

Screen is see through, and it costs £500

As a second phone, it's an incredible head turner. But who has a half a grand to spare like that?

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

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: Damian Koh (cnet.com.au)

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
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