Sony Xperia 10 Review


Most cell phone producers don't discharge midrange models in the US, essentially in light of the fact that they don't sell well. Sony is one of only a handful couple of organizations willing to evade the pattern with its as of late discharged Xperia 10 ($349.99), however it doesn't put forth a solid defense for the disregarded fragment. The Xperia 10 just doesn't speak to a commendable esteem contrasted and what you can get from a bunch of comparably estimated telephones available.

Design and Display

The Sony Xperia 10 emerges among the ocean of cutout cell phone plans. It's long, flimsy, and keeps up a portion of the plan language Sony has turned out to be known for. The telephone estimates 6.1 by 2.7 by 0.3 inches (HWD) and comes in at 5.7 ounces. The front is home to a 6-inch show with a remarkable 21:9 viewpoint proportion. Bezels are negligible aside from the thick top, which is home to the notice light, earpiece, and forward looking camera.

The back of the telephone is made of a meager polycarbonate shell that folds over to meet the screen. While it looks smooth, it feels modest for a $350 telephone. A noticeably put glimmer sits at the highest point of the back board. Beneath it is an elongated camera module for the double sensors that sticks out marginally from the body. There are likewise noticeable Sony and Xperia logos. The telephone is accessible in dark or silver in the US.

At the highest point of the top you'll locate a 3.5mm jack, while the privilege is home to a crossover SIM/microSD space that can be effectively opened without a SIM key. On the left half of the telephone, you'll discover the power and volume rocker catches, alongside the unique finger impression sensor. The unique finger impression sensor is all around put and precise, however badly designed for lefties. We likewise observe the volume rocker to be meager and difficult to press. A USB-C charging port and speakers sit on the base of the telephone.

The 6-inch LCD has a 21:9 angle proportion and a 1,080-by-2,560-pixel goals. Pixel thickness comes in at 463ppi. Our tests observed hues to be somewhat undersaturated in all modes, however you can without much of a stretch change the white equalization in the settings. The telephone is sufficiently brilliant to use in direct daylight without issues.

Sony calls its 21:9 angle proportion show Cinema Wide, for sight and sound spilling and shooting video. The organization says the viewpoint proportion is the business standard for taping motion pictures and TV, however that announcement seems, by all accounts, to be just half obvious. Most motion pictures show without issue on the screen, however we had issues with numerous TV appears. A Sony agent affirmed most TV programs are shot in 16:9, which implies you should pick between extensive dark bars on either side of the screen or an incredibly edited picture. We additionally discovered some applications don't render appropriately on the telephone and leave a huge dark bar at the base of the showcase.


Network and Audio

Like its bigger kin, the Xperia 10 Plus, the Xperia 10 comes opened and chips away at AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon. It bolsters LTE groups 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/25/28/29/66. Band 71 is missing, so T-Mobile clients in country zones may have inconsistent inclusion. The telephone performed well on the T-Mobile system in occupied downtown Manhattan, with paces of 38Mbps down and 28Mbps up.

Call quality on the 10 is acceptable. We saw some section and minor static in test calls. Clamor abrogation shut out most boisterous sounds, however we could hear a few voices out of sight when remaining in the city. At 83dB the earpiece will function admirably in many conditions, however we had a hard time hearing the other party on a swarmed road.

Wi-Fi is upheld on the 2.5GHz and 5GHz groups. Bluetooth 5.0 is ready for sound and wearable availability. There's additionally NFC for remote installments and contact sharing.

The two base terminating speakers on the Xperia 10 leave a great deal to be wanted. We recorded pinnacle volume at 83dB, which ought to be sufficiently noisy for telephone calls or media spilling, however utilizing the speakers at full volume is a staticky and tinny experience. All things considered, the Xperia 10 has a 3.5mm jack just as Qualcomm aptX HD sound for Bluetooth earphones.


The Xperia 10 has the equivalent Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor and 3GB of RAM as its antecedent, the Sony Xperia XA2. It has 64GB of capacity with 48GB accessible out of the case. In the event that you require extra room, you can indicate 512GB by means of the microSD opening.

Execution is fair. In our tests, we discovered applications took a couple of moments to open. At the point when in excess of about six applications were open, performing multiple tasks moderated altogether, and we even encountered an accident when exchanging between the camera application and the program. The Xperia 10 scored 5,101 on PCMark 2.0, a suite of tests that imitates typical every day undertakings. That is lower than the comparatively estimated Nokia 7.1 (6,224) and the more affordable Moto G7 (6,181).

The X10 additionally isn't useful for gaming. We tried it by playing Asphalt 8. At first opening the application took upward of four minutes. Ongoing interaction was tormented by skipped outlines and the periodic falter. On a positive note, battery life exhausted by only 11 percent amid an hour of interactivity.

Discussing which, a 2,780mAh battery controls the Xperia 10. While Android Pie and Sony have battery-sparing highlights heated in, despite everything we found the battery life on the X10 to be disappointing. Amid our lab test, which streams video at full brilliance over Wi-Fi, the battery drained completely following 5 hours and 30 minutes. That falls well behind the more affordable Moto G7 (9 hours, 58 minutes). In case you're willing to forfeit execution to press out more battery life, there are Stamina and Ultra Stamina modes accessible. Rapid accusing is additionally accessible of the included power block, however there's no choice for remote charging.


The Xperia 10 has a back double camera exhibit with a 13 MP essential sensor with a f/2.0 opening and an auxiliary 5MP focal point with a f/2.4 gap for profundity mapping. A 8MP selfie camera with a f/2.4 opening sits in the bezel on the presentation.

Sony has made a couple of changes to the stock camera application. The fundamental distinction is that the camera can shoot photograph and video in 21:9 for wide-edge shots. There are a few modes for increasingly innovative shots including Portrait Selfie, Creative Effect, a magnificence channel, and a skin mellowing capacity that is empowered as a matter of course in the settings. 

We observed the back cameras to be satisfactory in sunlight. Full-measure pictures demonstrate some obscuring and loss of detail, yet the dynamic range is great. In low-light settings, in any case, picture quality corrupts rapidly. Our low-light shots are hazy and there is noteworthy foundation clamor.

The forward looking camera is additionally adequate in sunlight. Shading precision is great in our test shots, however there is a discernible loss of detail when seeing pictures at full size. Low-light photographs are poor, with loads of commotion and obscuring in the frontal area.

The uncommon camera highlights are a blended sack. The skin relaxing looks common and works admirably characterizing countenances without looking excessively handled. The excellence channel doesn't fill in just as on the Xperia 10 Plus, yet you can at present change eye estimate, facial shape, and skin luminance effortlessly. Both Bokeh and Portrait modes are a mistake, with uneven foundation obscuring and notwithstanding obscuring of the subject in a couple of test shots.


The Xperia 10 ships with Android 9.0 Pie with Sony's custom UI. Sony adds some helpful changes to the telephone, similar to Side Sense, a component that enables you to rapidly get to oftentimes utilized applications and settings from a symbol in favor of the screen. In any case, there are a couple applications that vibe excess, similar to custom Gallery and Music alternatives.

Sony has a prett y great reputation with regards to programming refreshes, yet there are no promises it will update the Xperia 10 to Android Q when it dispatches in the not so distant future. Assuming fast and regular UI refreshes are imperative to you, an Android One telephone like the Nokia 7.1 is a superior choice.


It's decent to see another midrange telephone available, however the Sony Xperia 10 doesn't effectively propel the classification. Other than the showcase, little has changed among it and its antecedent, so it feels like you're utilizing a year ago's telephone. In case you're a Sony fan, the Xperia 10 Plus offers better execution and insignificantly better battery life and costs just $70 more. In any case, we favor the Nokia 7.1, which comes in at a similar cost as the Xperia 10 and offers better execution and a stunning structure. Also, in the event that you need to spare a couple of bucks, the Motorola Moto G7 is an advantageous choice.

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