Sony launched the Midrange Device named Xperia 10 II with Stock Android 10. The Xperia 10 II will cost €370 in European countries and £319 in UK
We can think this Xperia 10 II has a DNA OF Xperia 1 II Smartphone. In terms of Hardware Xperia 10 II has Every other Feature present on Xperia 1 II Except Quad Camera Setup and 865 Soc.
Xperia 10 II features the Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm named SD 665. this chip is made of 10nm LPP (Low Power Plus) FinFet process. this processor is divided into 2 parts; the first part features 4 x Kryo 260 (A73) High power cores which are clocked at 2.0GHz, second part features 4x Kryo 260 A55 Low powered cores which are clocked at 1.8GHz. it has Adreno 610 GPU. it has an X15 LTE Modem which has Download and Uploads speeds of 600 & 150MBPS. Coming to the AI Department it does not have Ai built in the processor, it has AI Optimizations which helps in AI Capabilities.
Xperia 10 II Smartphone has a Triple Camera setup which comprises a 12MP (Main) + 8MP (Telephoto) + 8MP (Ultrawide) which makes the user take Crystal Clear normal, 2x Optical Zoom, Ultrawide angle images.
I will divide the review into pros & cons. let’s see quick specs of Sony Xperia 10 II and Jump into the review.
Sony Xperia 10 II Specs
- 6” FHD+ OLED Full-Screen Display
- Protected with Corning Gorilla Glass ( Front & Back )
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 CPU
- Adreno 610 GPU
- 4 GB LPDDR4X Ram
- 128GB Internal Storage Expandable up to 512 GB
- Triple Camera: 12MP PDAF (main) + 8MP ( Telephoto) 2x Optical Zoom, PDAF + 8MP (Ultrawide)
- 8MP front camera
- 3600mAH battery with 18W fast charging support
- Android 10
- IP68 Water and Dust Resistance
- Side Fingerprint scanner / Volte / Dual GPS
- WiFi / Bluetooth 5.0 / USB – C
6.0″ Full HD+ OLED Display :
Here in Display Department Xperia 10 II Features an Excellent FHD+ OLED panel in 21:9 Aspect Ratio with 457 pixels per inch, the colors are more vibrant and enjoyable, viewing angles are also perfect. There are No issues & problems with screen quality of Xperia 10 II.
Single Speaker and USB-C Port :
in Xperia 10 II, Sony Used their traditional Single Speaker System which were is very loud and Equal to their Older Xperia 10 Smartphone. these speakers Can get clear sound output from the mobile speaker. there is Secondary noise cancellation Mic which is used to Cut down the Noise in Noisy Conditions to get Clear Voice calls.
Coming to Headphone jack and earphones, the headphone jack provided with a 24-bit/192kHz audio Dac which provides a punchy and clear sound with 24-bit/192kHz audio surround Sound System.
Build Quality :
Xperia 10 II is Built with a Polycarbonate frame on the side and same
Polycarbonate on the back of the device. on the front it is protected with Gorilla Glass 6. it provides a good look and feels Because it is made with Glass on both sides. Through this Xperia 10 II was Build with a Ploycarbonate Frame there are no issues of creakiness with build quality.
Rear fingerprint scanner:
Xperia 10 II Features a Side mounted fingerprint sensor which is Build in the power Button of the phone. By performance, it is fast and very accurate to recognize the fingerprint of the user.
Xperia 10 II feels some heft with 6.0″ Screen and 3600 mAh battery equipped. Sony concentrated on weight balance of Xperia 10 II which Makes the Device Very Light.
My Xperia 10 II lasted a Full Working day with heavy usage and at the end of the day, I had 23% of charge left in the phone which is good for a 3600 mAH Battery. We got 5.7 Hours of Sot( Screen on time) on using Mobile data which is good. you will get up to 6 hr Battery life if you use on WiFi. The ideal drain of Xperia 10 II is very low.
here in Xperia 10 Quick charging 3.0 is added back up the backup fastly. this actually makes a difference and charges the phone in 90 min which is a very good.
Stock Andriod Operating System :
Here the Xperia 10 comes with the Stock Android Branding. so it runs on stock Android 10 which is good. we cannot see Dual apps and other features in this Android 10. we cannot see the unnecessary apps that are wasting Ram on phone which is good. By having Stock Android Branding we can Expect 2 years of Android Version Upgrades and 3 years of security updates on Xperia 10 II.
My Xperia 10 II managed to do day to day tasks very well, there are No issues and problems with the UI and there are no overheating issues with Xperia 10 II.
Ram Management :
Ram Management is done very well on this Xperia 10 II device. it features 4 GB ram and I did not notice any lags with the 4GB Ram device and there are no reloading of apps on this Xperia 10 II. But Very Heavy Games will Start Reloading after 5 Min. Multitasking experience is nice.
Coming to Gaming, we played Asphalt 9 & PUBG at High graphics setting without lags & frame drops in the game. The Temperature is also in Control . Overall the Game play is Good
In the Storage Department, Xperia 10 II Has 128Gb Storage Options. In 128Gb Model, We get 116.3 GB free out of the box. Xperia 10 II has Micro SD Card up to 512GB Support.
Xperia 10 II has all useful Sensors like Fingerprint (Side-mounted), accelerometer proximity, compass. All Sensors are working well. Expect GyroScope sensor is not Present.
Call Quality :
the Call quality on Xperia 10 II is very good and there are no issues with cellular call quality. we have taken long calls in a day and the other party doesn’t complain. the earpiece is on the top bezel & its very loud.
Coming to the Camera Department, Xperia 10 II features a Triple Camera setup on the back of the device and a single camera on the front of the device. they work perfectly in Any lighting condition. lets divide the cameras and look at the performance of them
1. Main Camera: the 12MP main Camera is Awesome and features a Fixed Aperture of F/2.0. the daylight pictures are Average and contain Average details. Exposure is in control with decent Dynamic range to take good photos in good lighting Conditions.
2. Telephoto Camera: the 8MP Telephoto Camera on Xperia 10 II works does a good job in good lighting conditions. it captures pictures with 2x Optical Zoom. In night Conditions there is Noise Because of f/2.4 Aperture
8MP Ultrawide Camera:
the 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens on Mi 10 Pro 5G does an Awesome job in good lighting conditions and features a Fixed Aperture of F/2.2. it captures a much wider picture in a 108˚ field of view with Extreme details Which is Slightly Lower than the Main Camera. exposure also control with a good dynamic range. In low lighting conditions, the pictures from the 8MP camera have a bit of noise in pictures.
You can record 4k@ 30fps .the video footage has Good Colors with good sharpness and with a bit of decent dynamic range. In terms of Stabilization, Xperia 10 II Video Footage Has remained UnShakey good at 4k @30fps. We can use 2x Zoom Option in this mode which is good to see. You can use up to 10x Zoom in 4k @ 30fps
in 1080P@ 60 / 30fps, the video has Good Colors with good sharpness and with a bit of decent dynamic range. Coming To the Stabilization, it is good at 1080p @ 60 / 30fps And 1080p FHD recording Due to Electronic Image Stabilization. You can record Ultrawide angle videos in 1080p Modeap the right
You Can Record 4K @ 2160fps video quality in the low night Mode is good with good Sharpness and Decent Dynamic range.
Selfie camera :
Xperia 10 II features a 8MP selfie camera with large 1.12 μm pixel size and 78˚ field of view. it has a fixed aperture of F/2.0. the Picture quality is good and captures pictures in a Wide view in good lighting conditions. in low light conditions, it uses pixel binning support to get good details. Photos are well detailed and contain a decent dynamic range.
This single camera can be used to take portraits images from the front with the Help of Artifical Intelligence.
Talk Back and Screen casting Support:
In Xperia 10 II has a Support for screen casting and talk back Feature in Setting. we can Turn on Talk back from asceesbility and screen casting directly from the Setting menu.
It has a single colour notification light on top. it is in White colour.
Widevine L1 support:
Xperia 10 II has Widevine L1 support to stream HD videos from Amazon Prime or NetFlix which is good to see in a Sony Smartphone and which is an advantage in Xperia 10 & 10 Plus.
IP68 Water & Dust Resistance
This Xperia 10 II Is Certified for IP68 Water & Dust Resistance, So You can this Smartphone In Water.
- Unique and practical design to use.
- Protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 On front and Back
- Headphone Jack with 24-bit/192kHz Audio
- IP65/68 rating Water and Dust Resistance
- More Internal Storage with microSD card Support.
- Faster Fingerprint Sensor In Correct Power Button Placement
- Awesome Battery Life
- Pure Stock Android experience
- Excellent Photo & video capture quality
- Body is Very Tall Body
- In Bright Sunlight the Display is Dim to Look.
- No Stereo Speakers
- Atleast Snapdragon 730 Should be Present at the Price
- Photo Quality is average in Low Light
Who can Get Xperia 10 II : if you want a Sony device with 21:9 Aspect Ratio with Stock Android and SD 665 Soc Then Xperia 10 II can be your First choice. if you want more powerful hardware or Price to Value Mobiles Then
Mi 10 Youth
Realme 6 Pro
Oppo Reno 3 Pro
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite can be your Alternatives to Xperia 10.
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