Sony Xperia 10 and 10 Plus Review

Sony Xperia 10 and 10 Plus are exceptionally tall compared to competing models. Regardless of its unusual design, both devices are still comfortable to hold, especially the smaller Xperia 10. Their chassis is made from polycarbonate material with a metallic finish, which feels better than typical plastic materials.  Both have 1080p screen resolution, Xperia 10 with a 6-inch display and Xperia 10 with a 6.5-inch display. With high pixel density at more than 400ppi, both devices have a very sharp display. The distinguishing feature of both phones is the 21:9 aspect ratio, which offers advanced experience when watching Full HD movies. One drawback is that some apps and games don’t support this aspect ratio, so there could huge black bars on both sides of the display.

The Xperia 10 has the Snapdragon 630 chipset and Snapdragon 636 for the 10 Plus. Curiously,  Snapdragon 636 is clocked slower at 1.8GHz and the Snapdragon 630 at 2.2GHz. However, it doesn’t mean that the Xperia 10 Plus is slower. The 636 is a more efficient platform and it’s still slightly faster than the 630. Again, the Xperia 10 Plus has 12Mp rear-facing camera, compared to the Xperia 10 with a 13Mp camera, but the 10 Plus uses a lens with a larger aperture at F1.8. This gives the Xperia 10 nicer-looking bokeh.

Overall, the Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus are great midrange devices, at $350 and $430, respectively. They are relatively powerful, slim and comfortable to use.

Pros:

21:9 aspect ratio is great for Full HD movies

Dependable fingerprint scanner

Telephoto camera for Xperia 10 Plus

Unique design with no notches

 

Cons:

Cold and somewhat inaccurate colors reproduction

Battery performance could be better

Not all apps and games support 21:9 display. Some games can be harder to play, because of the black bars on the sides. It would be good to grad something from FastTech