XPERIA 10 Review: Same As Xperia 10 Plus With Average Camera

Sony launched the Midrange Device named Xperia 10 with Stock Android 9 Pie at MWC 2019. Xperia 10 released in India on 27 Feb 2019. Xperia 10 is priced at $ 344 in the US for 3GB + 64 GB Variant and CNY2326 in China For 4GB + 64 Gb model.

We can think this Xperia 10 has a DNA OF Xperia 1 Smartphone. In terms of Hardware Xperia 10 has Every other Feature present on Xperia 10 Except Triple Camera Setup and 675 Processor.

it features the Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm named 630 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 A53 low power cores which are clocked at 1.8GHz, second part features 4 x A53 high powered cores which are clocked at 2.2GHz. it has Adreno 508 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 Smartphone has a Dual Camera setup which comprises a 13MP Wideangle sensor F/1.8 + 5MP 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 and Jump into the review.

Sony Xperia 10

  • 6.0“ Full HD + 21:9 IPS LCD Display without Notch with Gorilla Glass 5 on top
  • Snapdragon 630 CPU
  • Adreno 508 GPU
  • 3 / 4 GB ram
  • 64 GB Internal Storage Storage, Expandable Via Micro – SD Card up to 512 Gb. 
  • Dual nano sim slot
  • Dual rear camera 13 MP f/1.8 (Primary) + 5MP f/1.8 (Secondary) 
  • Front camera 8MP (f/2.0) 
  • Android 9.0 Pie.
  • Fingerprint scanner / Volte / Hi-RES Audio
  • WiFi / Bluetooth 5.0 / USB – C / 3.5MM Jack 

6.0″ Full HD+ LTPS IPS LCD Screen :

Here in Display Department Xperia 10 Features an Excellent FHD+ LTPS IPS LCD 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. 

Single Speaker and USB-C Port :

 in Xperia 10, 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 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 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 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: 


Xperia 10 feels some heft with 6.5″ Screen and 2870 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 & 10 Plus .

Battery life:

 My Xperia 10 lasted a Full Working day with heavy usage and at the end of the day, I had 9% of charge left in the phone which is good for a 2870 mAH Battery. We got 4.5 Hours of Sot( Screen on time) on using Mobile data which is good. you will get up to 5 to 5.5 hr Battery life if you use on WiFi. The ideal drain of Xperia 10 is very low as Xperia 10 Plus. 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 83 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 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 .

Performance: 

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

Ram Management : 

Ram Management is done very well on this Xperia 10 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. But 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 many lags & frame drops in the game.

Storage:

In the Storage Department, Xperia 10 Has 64Gb Storage Options. In 64Gb Model, We get 52.3 GB free out of the box. Xperia 10 HAS Micro SD Card up to 512GB Support. now You Wont 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  has all useful Sensors like Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer proximity, compass. All Sensors are working well. Expect GyroScope sensor is not Present.

Call Quality :

 the Call quality on Xperia 10 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.

Camera: 

Coming to the Camera Department, Xperia 10 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 13MP 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 works does a good job in good lighting conditions. it captures pictures with good portrait Effect. it is built to get Good support primary camera in low light Conditions. its Qualty is like bigger brother Xperia 10 Plus.

Video recording can be done up to 1080p@30fps .the video footage has average Colours with great sharpness and decent dynamic range. Electronic Image Stabilization is 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 720p Sample.

Selfie camera :

  Xperia 10 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. there is no change in Camera Quality is like bigger brother Xperia 10 Plus

Talk Back and Screen casting Support:

In Xperia 10  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 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.

CONS

Body is Very Tall

Some apps do not support 21:9 Aspect Ratio

Low light & Daylight 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 : if you want a Sony device with 21:9 Aspect Ratio with Stock Android and 630 Soc Then Xperia 10  can be your First choice. if you want more powerful hardware or Price to Value Mobiles Then

Samsung A7 2018

Huawei P smart 2019

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro

Moto G7 can be your Alternatives to Xperia 10.

If you are using Xperia 10  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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