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Sony Ericsson XPERIA Pureness review: I see through you

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Pureness review: I see through you - read the full textLuxury phones are having a tough time being unique nowadays. The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Pureness is having a hard time beingÖ luxurious. But thatís no way to start a proper review now, is it? There we go again then...


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  • 2015-03-24 18:42
  • NUhQ

"Itís a phone like no other: the point of its screen is to be transparent, not legible."

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  • 2015-03-24 12:42
  • t}AX

> In reply to prayogi2k @ 2010-10-28 05:48 from MfxX - click to readThey already do !!!!!!!!! I know the comment was posted in 2010 but come on. Even then Chinese were doing it.

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  • 2012-08-18 18:01
  • XNts

I am sure China (mainland one)cellphone makers can make something much better than this , with 16 Million color display, camera , and all high tech thingy, and only cost US$50! LOL

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  • 2010-10-28 05:48
  • MfxX

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-03-23 14:20 from xVDS - click to readThat way they would be making a big loss...

The material involve in making a transparent screen would be rather expensive..

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  • 2010-05-08 05:21
  • ib66

This is most disgusting phone i've ever seen. Even the most richest hippies out there would rethink to buy this expensive crap. Seriously, what are their niche? God, i'm speechless!

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  • 2010-05-01 00:21
  • tA$U

Most useless phone i've ever seen

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  • 2010-04-23 18:08
  • SwAV

Excellent for recycle!!! lol

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  • 2010-04-23 18:07
  • SwAV

SE, wake up

although im a totally nokia, but i really dont want to see SE move into wrong direction. Just concentrate on making good phones, good pricing, nice battery, nice OS, using micro SD, nice camera with xenon. I usually believe that SONY is a great brand and im sure they can make a better ones compare to this.

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  • 2010-04-09 08:37
  • PAqT

Too bad they marketed this as a premium phone. It would have had tremendous sales if they sold it as a normal dumbphone.

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  • 2010-03-23 14:20
  • xVDS

The concierge service is probably a waste. If you have the money for this phone, you probably already have a high end credit card (like AMEX Platinum or Black Card) that offers a decent concierge service. Why would you rely on a concierge service tied to your phone?

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  • 2010-03-23 14:18
  • xVDS

> In reply to rayo101 @ 2010-03-14 14:26 from ut69 - click to read"Technology that no other company can boast of?" LOL. Sorry to burst your bubble, but China's already cloned the Pureness (including the display)in the Somy X5.

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  • 2010-03-15 19:55
  • 2@yp

> In reply to pH1 @ 2010-03-14 22:36 from Acp} - click to readThat's precisely what I've been saying. The biggest letdown of this phone is, without doubt, its display. To showcase their "technology," SE have, unfortunately, thrown usability out of the door. It would've been fine if it was a prototype unit, but to be using this display on a phone that's intended for production...

Well, whoever's planning on purchasing the Pureness, I'd suggest you start scheduling regular visits with your optometrist, because all the straining that you're going to have to go through to read the information on screen is going to definitely be bad for your eyes.

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  • 2010-03-15 19:40
  • 2@yp

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-03-11 06:58 from tDyJ - click to readWhat? Scny Eriosscn Somy X5??

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  • 2010-03-15 15:43
  • n%nF

let me get this str8, SE is marketing the pureness as a luxury phone but they used cheap materials? also the screen is hard to read outdoors. only an idiot wud buy this. its a rly useless phone but its not what u wud expect from a luxury phone either. the transparent screen is a nice idea but if its hard to read, then they hv not done a good job producing it and ppl shud lose interest in it shortly, or even get annoyed at it. SE have made much better phones before. to me this is a step back for SE.


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  • 2010-03-14 22:36
  • Acp}

Useless phone, no doubt. But its the technology that matters, that no other phone company can boast of.
I'd like to have one, but I'm a poor boy and has to settle for Sony Ericsson W810 & Naite.
Cheers SE. They make the best phones with the best software. Alas, fans of all other companies will never know of.

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  • 2010-03-14 14:26
  • ut69

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-03-12 13:32 from tt1K - click to readI agree on the part where a Supercar would outclass the average car.

But if Pureness were to jam a shit load of technology into it, it would defeat the idea of "Pureness"

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  • 2010-03-14 06:58
  • 9xEf

I thought it was one of those illuminated pocket magnifiers that used to be popular for people with poor sight so they could read a book, they were useful. Not sure what market this device would be aimed at?
Have they run out of gimmicks to peddle their wares?

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  • 2010-03-12 20:56
  • 395n

After the BlackBerry 8520, the SE Pureness is one of the most beautiful phones ever constructed. I am on a budget so I have the Chinese version of this phone. Although I do not use it on a daily basis it is amazing to look at.

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  • 2010-03-12 14:47
  • 3sEw

> In reply to Rzim @ 2010-03-11 23:13 from 3Wh$ - click to readIf people want a technology-less "pure" phone, why not buy a Sony Ericsson J110i ? Sends / receives SMS , calls...

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  • 2010-03-12 14:28
  • Sddd

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