Sony Xperia 10 Plus review

Sony Xperia 10 Plus review


The 10 Plus, along with the 10 smaller ones, are the first two phones that will try to sell you on a 21: 9 screen. Sony may want to believe that the Xperia 1 is the true ambassador of the crazy aspect, but that is a few months away and the ten are here now

This year is the Xperia 1 on the top of the Sony smartphone line and the Xperia 10 and 10 Plus range below. It is in the Xperia 10 Plus that we will focus now: the midranger to replace the XA2 Plus / Ultra of yesteryear.


Therefore, the Xperia 10 Plus has a 6.5-inch screen with 1080x2520px, we have seen it high, but not so high. The other bits are not surprising, we would even call them ordinary. The Snapdragon 636 chip is often seen in the segment, perhaps at its lower end, a 710 would not have been out of place in the 10 Plus. The capacity of the battery is on the low side of the average, but the RAM and storage numbers are correct, and the number of cameras is sensitive, and the configuration is even more: there is a secondary telephoto module on the back, instead of a simple depth sensor.

Sony Xperia 10 Plus specs

  • Body: Plastic unibody with "metallic finish"; Gorilla Glass 5 on front; 167 x 73 x 8.3 mm; 180 grams; Navy, Black, Silver, Gold color options.

  • Display: 6.5" IPS; 21:9 aspect ratio; FullHD+ (1080x2520px).

  • Rear cameras: Primary: 12MP (1/2.8"). Secondary: 8MP (1/4") 2x telephoto camera (only available for stills). Hybrid AF, ISO 12800 for photos and 3200 for videos; 4K (16:9 or 21:9); SteadyShot.

  • Front camera: 8MP (1/4"), ISO 3200 for photos and 1600 for video.

  • Chipset: Snapdragon 636 chipset, octa-core processor (8x1.8 GHz Kryo 260), Adreno 509 GPU.

  • Memory: 4GB/6GB (in China) of RAM + 64GB storage; Up to 512GB microSD card support.

  • OS/Software: Android 9.0 Pie.

  • Battery: 3,000mAh Li-Ion; Smart STAMINA, Battery Care.

  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM/ Single-SIM options available (market dependant); Cat.12 LTE; USB 2.0 Type-C; Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac; GPS + GLONASS; Bluetooth 5.0; NFC; 3.5mm audio jack.

  • Audio: Single bottom-firing speaker, DSEE HX, LDAC, Smart Amplifier.

  • Misc: Side-mounted fingerprint reader.

  • Let's put off marveling at the phone's unusual proportions and say a few words about what's going to come inside the box.

    Sony Xperia 10 Plus unboxing

  • That is, as far as we can tell. We did get a box, so it is technically an unboxing, though it's not strictly retail-grade contents we have here even if the box itself is final. We only got a basic charger (5V/1.5A) and a USB-A-to-C cable to go with it.

  • However, the Xperia 10 Plus supports Power Delivery, and Sony now makes a PD charger(which it didn't when it launched the PD-capable XZ3), so it could come in the box as well. We've also seen bundles containing headsets. As is typically the case with Sony phones, the retail package contents vary by market and even carrier, so it's worth checking with them beforehand.

  • NETWORKTechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE

    LAUNCHAnnounced2019, February
    StatusAvailable. Released 2019, February

    BODYDimensions167 x 73 x 8.3 mm (6.57 x 2.87 x 0.33 in)
    Weight180 g (6.35 oz)
    SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

    DISPLAYTypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
    Size6.5 inches, 98.7 cm2 (~81.0% screen-to-body ratio)
    Resolution1080 x 2520 pixels (~422 ppi density)
    ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5

    PLATFORMOSAndroid 9.0 (Pie)
    ChipsetQualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 (14 nm)
    CPUOcta-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260
    GPUAdreno 509

    MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
    Internal64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 6 GB (for China only)

    MAIN CAMERADual12 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/2.8", 1.25µm, PDAF
    8 MP, f/2.4, 53mm (telephoto), 1/4", 1.12µm, PDAF, 2x optical zoom
    FeaturesLED flash, HDR, panorama
    Video2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps

    SELFIE CAMERASingle8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1/4", 1.12µm

    3.5mm jackYes
    24-bit/192kHz audio
    Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

    COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
    Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
    GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
    RadioFM radio
    USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; USB Host

    FEATURESSensorsFingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass

    BATTERYNon-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
    ChargingFast battery charging 18W (Quick Charge 3.0)
    USB Power Delivery

    MISCColorsBlack, Navy, Silver, Gold
    PriceAbout 430 EUR

    TESTSPerformanceBasemark OS II: 2159 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 1764
    Basemark X: 15035
    DisplayContrast ratio: 1530:1 (nominal)
    CameraPhoto / Video
    LoudspeakerVoice 68dB / Noise 73dB / Ring 90dB
    Audio qualityNoise -92.4dB / Crosstalk -96.7dB
    Battery life
    Endurance rating 78h

Sony Xperia 10 Plus review Sony Xperia 10 Plus review Reviewed by Jani on March 15, 2019 Rating: 5


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