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Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness X5 Review

Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness

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The Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness X5 is equipped with a decent number of options and practically everything that average customers might need, but still, this is a cell phone and its primary function is to enable people to talk, of course. Fortunately, the in-call quality is way above average. The voices of our callers remained realistic and totally intelligible even in noisy environment. People on the other end complained about the slightly sharp sound, but claimed they had no troubles understanding us just fine.

We do have several tips on how to get the best battery life possible. The charge can vanish into thin air pretty fast on 3G networks, even in moderate usage scenarios, so unless you intend to surf the Internet, consider disabling the 3G from the phone options. Moreover, in case you are outdoors and it happens to be a bright, sunny day, you will be better off decreasing the display brightness, because you actually need it in poor lighting conditions only. According to the manufacturer, the battery of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness X5 should be able to provide 3hrs of continuous talk time and keep your device operational for 350hrs in stand-by, both on 3G networks.


We have to admit the Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness X5 leaves us with quite mixed feelings. On the one hand, the cell phone is spectacular to look at and its transparent display is definitely something we hope to see more often, plus most people will find the functionality of the device more than adequate, not to mention its backed up by truly great in-call quality. On the other hand, the handset is expensive and we cannot disregard the low build quality and lack of camera.

As we have already mentioned, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness X5 would set you back with around $1,000. True, what you get for the buck is premium services and privileges as well, but these are not conveniences people tend to use on a daily basis. You can easily find the LG Crystal GD900 for about a third of the money – the phone comes brimming with extra features and sports an impressive overall look thanks to its transparent keyboard. The Nokia 8800 Carbon Arte is a tad more expensive than the Xperia X5 Pureness, but its build quality is much better.

However, let´s get back to what we said at the beginning of the review. If money is not an issue, people can afford to pamper themselves and buy expensive toys that, generally, they don´t really need. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness X5 is that kind of device. It is aimed at people, who don’t mind the price tag and want a truly unique device that can be easily replaced with something more practical to fit their mood. In case you´re wondering if the X5 is worth the money, the straightforward answer is “No”.

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  • Transparent display
  • Spectacular appearance
  • Great in-call quality
  • Capable browser and email client
  • Premium services


  • Low build quality
  • Lacks camera
  • Unjustifiably steep price-tag
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Display1.8 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (222 ppi) TFT
Size4.02 x 1.69 x 0.51 inches
(102 x 43 x 13 mm )
2.47 oz  (70 g)

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