Sony Xperia 10 plus Reviews: Price, specs, features and more
Sony Xperia 10 plus Display and Design
The Sony Xperia 10 plus has a plastic unibody with a smooth metallic looking finish. It’s a nearly seamless design and looks premium at first glance.
Would this year’s Xperia phones? Sony has gone back to its traditional blocky form factor. Besides the rounded sides, you won’t find any curves here. The new twist is the screens ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio.
The Xperia 10 plus is taller than pretty much any other phones on the market like the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus or iPhone XS Max. It can sometimes feel awkward and using this device is more of a two-handed affair. The display is a 6.5 inch IPS LCD covered by Gorilla Glass 5. Its bezels are quite small except for the large forehead which houses the Selfie camera and notification LED. Sony hopes that content will be more satisfying to watch on this widescreen, sorts of like going to the cinema which has the same 21: 9 aspect ratio. That sort of content isn’t too, but you can find some support on both YouTube and Netflix.
With 1080p resolution in 422 PPI, content looks pretty sharp on the screen. Contrast is good with reasonably deep blacks, but colors aren’t the most accurate even if you do decide to tweak them in settings. The maximum display’s brightness is pretty high at almost 600 Nets. Sunlight legibility is good you shouldn’t have problems using the phone outdoors.
Sony Xperia 10 plus Other Features
On the audio front, we have a single bottom firing speaker next to the USBC port. It’s no stereo setup but it scores an excellent mark and loudness test, and it’s distortion-free at max volumes. You can also plug in headphones with a 3.5 millimeter Jack. Sound quality is above average though the output is a bit on the quieter side.
You can unlock the phone quite easily with the side mounted fingerprint reader. It’s separate from the power button which is above it. You can also use face unlock, but you do still need to swipe the screen to get in. Remember it’s not as secure as the fingerprint.
Sony Xperia 10 plus Camera
The Sony Xperia 10 plus is a dual camera setup it is a 12 megapixel F1.8 main camera and an 8 megapixel F 2.4 telephoto camera. While on the front there is a single 8MP F 2.0 Selfie camera. Both have face detection autofocus. In good light images taken with the main camera have pleasing colors in good detail. However dynamic range is quite limited, and perhaps in the attempt to preserve the highlights, the Xperia tends to underexpose.
Zoom photos with the telephoto camera are also in 12 megapixels in spite of the 8-megapixel sensor. Quality is decent similar to the main camera except there’s a bit less fine detail and the colors are more saturated.
Sony Xperia 10 plus Hardware & Storage
The Xperia 10 plus is a Snapdragon 636 chipset in it. Performance isn’t too bad. In CPU benchmarks, it beats phones with a Snapdragon 630 and in GPU tests is about on far with that. There is no throttling and is an excellent daily performer, but there are better options for mobile gaming.
You have 64 GB of storage onboard the Xperia 10 plus, and it is expandable. The tray opens quite easily, and it fits Nano Sims in a microSD, but the phone restarts every time you do this. It has 4 GB of RAM that is 6 GB on the Chinese model.
Sony Xperia 10 plus Software
The user interfaces of the Sony Xperia 10 plus is pretty close to stock Android 9 pie. There are just a few of Sony’s customizations sprinkled in. Swiping down on the home screen will bring down the notification shade and swiping up opens the app drawer. Handy gestures for a phone are tall. If you tap twice on the home screen, you will enable one-handed mode which showing cut down into the corner and makes it easier to work with.
Sony Xperia 10 plus Battery
There’s a 3000 milliamp-hour battery inside the Sony Xperia 10 plus. Actually a bit on the smaller side these days especially for a mid-range. It does a decent job though scoring an endurance rating of 78 hours and our proprietary battery tests. Charging is in the fastest, with a 7.5-watt charger. We got bundled with the phone we were able to charge from 0 to 31 percent in half an hour.
Overall you get a bright LCD screen with a unique aspect ratio, a nice fingerprint reader, vanilla Android 9 pie and decent battery life.
Quick Specs of Sony Xperia 10 Plus
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC
- Android 9 Pie
- 6.5 inches IPS LCD touchscreen
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- 4 GB RAM or 6 GB (for China only)
- 64 GB Internal Storage
- Dual 12 MP+8 MP main camera
- 8 MP front-facing camera
- Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
- 3000mAh battery
- Fast battery charging
- FM Radio
Full Specifications of Sony Xperia 10 Plus
|Model||Sony Xperia 10 Plus|
|Display||6.5 inches PS LCD touchscreen|
|Resolution||1080 x 2520 pixels|
|Available Color||Black, Navy, Silver, Gold|
|Dimensions||167 x 73 x 8.3 mm|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Octa-core, Adreno 509|
|RAM||4 GB RAM or 6 GB (for China only)|
|Internal Storage||64 GB|
|Card Slot||microSD, up to 512 GB|
|Software||Android 9.0 (Pie)|
|Main Camera||12 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide),
8 MP, f/2.4, 53mm (telephoto)
|Front Camera||8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide)|
3.5mm jack Yes
||Fingerprint, accelerometer, proximity, compass|
||Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
Fast battery charging 18W
USB Power Delivery