Sony Xperia 10 Plus Review

Sony launched the Midrange Device named Xperia 10 Plus with Stock Android 9 Pie at MWC 2019. Xperia 10 Plus released in India on 27 Feb 2019. Xperia 10 Plus is priced at $ 430 in the US for 4GB + 64 GB Variant and CNY2900 in China For 6GB + 64 Gb model.

We can think this Xperia 10 Plus has a DNA OF Xperia 1 Smartphone. In terms of Hardware Xperia 10 Plus has Every other Feature present on Xperia 10 Plus Except Triple Camera Setup and 855 Processor .

it features the Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm named 660 which is available on Nokia 7 Plus and Oppo R11 too. this chip is made of 14nm LPP (Low Power Plus) FinFet process. this processor is divided into 2 parts; the first part features 4 x Kryo 260 low power cores which are clocked at 1.8GHz, second part features 4 x Kryo 260 high powered cores which are clocked at 2.2GHz. it has Adreno 512 GPU which increases its work by 300% compared to SD 653 the last Midrange processor from Qualcomm . it has a CAT 12 Modem which has Download and Upload speeds of 600 & 150MBPS. it has also integrated Ai bulit in processor which helps in AI Capabilities.

Xperia 10 Plus Smartphone has a Dual Camera setup which comprises a 12MP Wideangle sensor F/1.8 + 8MP Telephoto sensor F/2.4 which makes the user take Crystal Clear normal, good portrait images.

I will divide the review into pros & cons. let’s see quick specs of  Sony Xperia 10 Plus and Jump into the review.

Sony Xperia 10 Plus

  • 6.5“ Full HD + 21:9 IPS LCD Display without Notch with Gorilla Glass 5 on top
  • Snapdragon 660 CPU
  • Adreno 512 GPU
  • 4 GB ram
  • 64 GB Internal Storage Storage, Expandable Via Micro – SD Card up to 512 Gb.
  • Dual nano sim slot
  • Dual rear camera 12 MP f/1.8 (Primary) + 20MP f/1.8 (Secondary) 
  • Front camera 20MP (f/2.0)
  • Android 9.0 Pie.
  • Fingerprint scanner / Volte / Hi-RES Audio / NFC
  • WiFi / Bluetooth 5.0 / USB – C / 3.5MM Jack

6.5″ Full HD+ LTPS IPS LCD Screen :

Here in Display Department Xperia 10 Plus Features an Excellent FHD+ LTPS IPS LCD panel in 21:9 Aspect Ratio with 422 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 Plus. 

Single Speaker and USB-C Port :

 in Xperia 10 Plus, Sony Used their traditional Single Speaker System which were is very loud and Equal to their Older Xperia XA2 Smartphone. these speakers are supported by Smart Amp Sound technology which helps to get clear sound output from the mobile speaker. there is Secondary noise cancellation Mic which is used in Noisy Conditions for 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. the headphones are not present in the Box Due to Competitive pricing. but with some good pair headphones for listening to music and for taking voice calls clearly.

Build Quality : 

 Xperia 10 Plus 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 5. it provides a good look and feels Because it is made with Metal body. Through this Xperia 10 Plus was Build with a Ploycarbonate Frame there are no issues of creakiness with build quality. well built and the bezels are shrunk down to place a 6″ IPS LCD screen.

Rear fingerprint scanner: 

Xperia 10 Plus 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.

Weight balance: 

Mi A2 feels some heft with 6.5″ Screen and 3000 mAh battery equipped. This can be Xperia 10 Plus cannot be used by one hand. Sony did not concentrate on weight balance of Xperia 10 Plus .

Battery life:

 My Xperia 10 Plus lasted a Full Working day with heavy usage and at the end of the day, I had 15% of charge left in the phone which is good for a 3000 mAH Battery. We got 5 Hours of Sot( Screen on time) on using Mobile data which is good. you will get upto 6 hr Battery life if you use on WiFi. The ideal drain of Xperia 10 Plus is very low as older Xperia XA3. here in
Xperia 10 Plus Quick charging 3.0 is added back up the backup fastly. this actually makes a difference and charges the phone in 95 min which is a very good.


Stock Andriod Operating System :

Here the
Xperia 10 Plus comes with the Stock Android Branding. so it runs on stock Android 9 Pie which good. we cannot see Dual apps and other features in this Android 9 Pie. 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 Plus .

Performance: 

My Xperia 10 Plus managed to do day to day tasks very well like the older version Xperia XA3. there are No issues and problems with the UI and there are no overheating issues with Xperia 10 Plus.

Ram Management : 

Ram Management is done very well on this
Xperia 10 Plus device. it features 4 / 6 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 Plus. But Heay Games will Start Reloading after 5 Min. Multitasking experience is nice.

Coming to Gaming, we played Asphalt 9 & PUBG at High graphics setting without many lags & frame drops in the game.

Storage:

In the Storage Department,
Xperia 10 Plus Has 64Gb Storage Options. In 64Gb Model, We get 52.3 GB free out of the box. Xperia 10 Plus HAS Micro SD Card up to 512GB Support. You have to Relay on the Provided Internal Storage. It has A Support for USB Otg. It Detects the Pendrives, hard disks, Mouse, Keyboards. If you want to see the hard disk you have to Install ES File Explorer App and Open it.

Sensor’s:

Xperia 10 Plus has all useful Sensors like Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass. All Sensors are working well. Expect Proximity and sensors.

Call Quality :

 the Call quality on Xperia 10 Plus 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 included in the top bezel & its very loud.

Camera: 

Coming to the Camera Department, Xperia 10 Plus features a Dual 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/1.8. the daylight pictures are very good and contain very good 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 Plus works does a good job in low lighting conditions. it capture a pictures with good potrait Effect. . it is built to get Good support primary camera in low light Conditions.

Video recording can be done up to 4k@30fps .the video footage has awesome Colours with great sharpness and decent dynamic range. Electronic Image Stabilization is not good in 4k@30fps And good in 1080p FHD recording. the video quality is also good in the low night conditions. it has also support for Super slow mo which record’s in 1080p Sample.

Selfie camera :

  Xperia 10 Plus 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.I

Talk Back and Screen casting Support:

In Xperia 10 Plus 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.

Notifiaction Light

It has a single colour notification light on top. it is in White colour.

Widevine L1 support:

  Xperia 10 Plus 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 Plus

CONS

Body is Very Tall

Some apps do not support 21:9 Aspect Ratio

Low light Photos are not so good

no Powerful hardware for Price

EIS is not Stable in Front camera (1080p) and back Camera (4K)

VERDICT

Who can Get Xperia 10 Plus: if you want a Sony device with 21:9 Aspect Ratio with Stock Android and 660 Soc Then
Xperia 10 Plus can be your First choice. if you want more powerful hardware or Price to Value Mobiles Then

Samsung A9 2018

Nokia 7 Plus

Xiaomi Mi A2

Xiaomi Mi 9

Moto G7 Plus can be your Alternatives to Xperia 10 Plus

If you are using Xperia 10 Plus then Share your experiences with us in the comment section below and Stay tuned to MobiRadar for more Reviews like this.

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