Sony Xperia 10 Plus Summary

Sony announced the Xperia 10 Plus on February 25, 2019, alongside the Xperia 1 and Xperia 10 at the Mobile World Congress. These are the smartphones in the Xperia series of the Japanese phone maker. At the price of Rs 35,990, the Sony Xperia 10 Plus costs more than the Xperia 10 (Rs 28,990). Meanwhile, the Xperia 1 is priced at Rs 73,990.

Display

The smartphone sports an IPS LCD touchscreen measuring 6.5 inches that displays 16 million colors. The screen features a screen-to-body ratio of 81%, a resolution of 1080x2520 pixels, an aspect ratio of 21:9, and a pixel density of 422 ppi.

In-plane switching (IPS) is a screen technology for LCD panels. It was created to solve the problems of the TN matric in liquid-crystal displays, including low-quality color reproduction and strong viewing angle dependence. IPS involves switching and arranging the orientation of the molecules in the LC layer between the glass substrates.

Overall, the Xperia 10 Plus screen is excellent. The 21:9 aspect ratio is a cinematic ratio that’s really rare in the smartphone market. It gives the phone a superior viewing experience with a wider field of view like the screens you see at the movies. Not just that, this ratio means the phone is taller but still narrow enough to hold and use in one hand.

With the 1080x2520-pixel resolution and 422ppi pixel density, images look so smooth and sharp on this display that you hardly see the pixel individually. Besides, the color and contrast are great, and with a maximum brightness of 600 nits, the phone allows you to see everything clearly and nicely no matter if you’re indoor or outdoor.

The graphics performance is amazing in gaming also in case you’re wondering. The Sony Xperia 10 Plus still displays beautiful colors and high contrast with a lot of detail in mobile titles. The frame rate is stable and you won’t likely experience any drops or lags when you’re playing. All in all, this screen is decent for both watching videos and gaming.

Chip

The Sony Xperia 10 Plus is powered by the Snapdragon 636, a familiar mid-range set of chips. This is a 14nm octa-core processor that consists of four 1.8GHz cores and four 1.6GHz cores, paired with the Adreno 509 GPU.

On AnTuTu 6, the processor gets a total score of 120,573 points for performance. It’s considered a fairly powerful processor that has proven extremely efficient in handling casual mobile games and daily tasks.  

As we said in the previous section, gaming on this phone offers a very good experience for users. Though this is a mid-range chip, it can handle any gaming title for you at either the 30fps or 60fps frame rate. From racing games to intensive titles like Free Fire, you will get the same efficient gameplay. The images and actions are both smooth with zero lags, though the graphics may not be as good as the Xperia 10 due to a lower pixel density.

Storage

In terms of the storage, the Sony Xperia 10 Plus comes in two variants. The first one is 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage, and the second one is 6GB RAM with 64GB of internal storage.

These days, the average RAM capacity for a smartphone is 4GB, which is just enough for multitasking and gaming. The good news is you have the 6GB RAM option that’s closer to higher-end smartphones. So, if you want to have the best gaming experience possible with this device, you should go with the 6GB variant.

We haven’t found any complaints relating to an overheating issue on the Sony Xperia 10 Plus. Gaming tests show that the phone doesn’t heat up much during sessions, it gets warm a little bit and the heat mostly concentrates on the front rather than the back. However, it’s important to note that if you play games for long hours, the phone will heat up like every other device. You can prevent this by avoiding playing when charging the handset and trying to play in a cool environment to slow down the heating process.

All in all, there’s hardly anything to worry about the heating matter on this phone if you’re a gamer.

Battery

The Sony Xperia 10 Plus packs a non-removable 3000mAh battery, which is a bit larger than the 2870mAh battery on the Xperia 10. The smartphone also comes with support for 18W fast charging and Quick Charge 3.0. Nevertheless, this battery capacity is pretty far from good, considering that the average battery now is at least 4,000mAh.

With this smartphone, the battery life is about 8 hours and 5 minutes, which isn’t impressive either. But keep in mind that battery tests always involve having the phone do one task non-stop until its juice runs out. Therefore, in the real world, the handset can still last an entire day for a moderate user. If you play games continuously, you may last only a couple of hours.

Camera

The Sony Xperia 10 Plus sports a dual-camera module on the rear, consisting of a 12MP wide-angle main lens and an 8MP telephoto lens. The cameras are supported with an LDE flash, panorama and HD mode. You can record videos at either 4K or 1080p resolution.

On the front, the handset houses a single 8MP wide-angle lens with HDR mode, allowing for video recording at 1080 pixels and 30 fps.

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Sony Xperia 10 Plus Full Specifications

Price
  • Dollas $439
  • Rupee ₹35990
network
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  • Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • 2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
  • 3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - I3213, I4213, I4293
  • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 25, 28, 29, 66 - I3223
  • 4G bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 32, 38 - I3213, I4213
  • Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat12 600/50 Mbps
launch
  • Announced 2019, February
  • Status Available. Released 2019, February
body
  • Dimensions 167 x 73 x 8.3 mm (6.57 x 2.87 x 0.33 in)
  • Weight 180 g (6.35 oz)
  • Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic back, plastic frame
  • SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
display
  • Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size 6.5 inches, 98.7 cm2 (~81.0% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution 1080 x 2520 pixels, 21:9 ratio (~422 ppi density)
  • Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
platform
  • OS Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • Chipset Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 (14 nm)
  • CPU Octa-core (4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4x1.6 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
  • GPU Adreno 509
memory
  • Card slot microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
  • Internal 64GB 4GB RAM, 64GB 6GB RAM
  • eMMC 5.1
main camera
  • Modules 12 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/2.8", 1.25µm, PDAF 8 MP, f/2.4, 53mm (telephoto), 1/4.0", 1.12µm, PDAF, 2x optical zoom
  • Features LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
selfie camera
  • Modules 8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1/4", 1.12µm
  • Features HDR
  • Video 1080p@30fps
sound
  • Loudspeaker Yes
  • 3.5mm jack Yes
  • 24-bit/192kHz audio
comms
  • WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • NFC Yes
  • Radio FM radio
  • USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; USB On-The-Go
features
  • Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
battery
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
  • Charging Fast charging 18W Quick Charge 3.0 USB Power Delivery
misc
  • Colors Black, Navy, Silver, Gold
  • Models I3213, I4213, I4293, I3223
tests
  • Performance AnTuTu: 120573 (v7), 147163 (v8) GeekBench: 4780 (v4.4), 1238 (v5.1) GFXBench: 5fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
  • Display Contrast ratio: 1530:1 (nominal)
  • Camera Photo
  • Loudspeaker -28.8 LUFS (Average)
  • Audio quality Noise -92.4dB / Crosstalk -96.7dB
  • Battery life Endurance rating 78h