Sony Xperia 10 Smartphone REVIEW

I have been an iOS user for many years. That said, I enjoy exploring different operating systems and love checking out various types of hardware. So, when the opportunity to review the Sony Xperia 10, I jumped at it, which was released to the public in February 2019. At $350, the Xperia 10 is considered a ‘budget’ phone by today’s standards, but I have to admit, that I found it was much more than that.



  • Carrier : Unlocked
  • Wireless Technology : 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, GSM
  • Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie
  • Processor Speed: 2.2 gigahertz
  • Internal Memory: 64 gigabytes
  • Screen Size: 6 inches
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Phone Memory (RAM): 3 gigabytes
  • Front-Facing Camera : 8 megapixels
  • Processor Brand : Qualcomm Snapdragon
  • Rear-Facing Camera : 13 megapixels
  • Processor Model: 630
  • Internet Connectable: Yes
  • Keyboard Type: Touch Screen
  • Media Card Slot: microSD
  • Mobile Hotspot Capability: Yes
  • uilt-In GPS: Yes
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Compass, Fingerprint sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Magnetometer, Proximity sensor
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Social Media and Messaging Services: SMS, MMS
  • Stylus Dock: None
  • Headphone Jack: Yes
  • Display Type: LTPS-LCD
  • Recording Resolution: 3840 x 2160 (4K)
  • Battery Capacity: 2870mAh
  • Wireless Connectivity: Bluetooth, NFC
  • Dimensions: 6.1” x 2.6” x 0.3”
  • Weight: 5.7 ounces


With it being a smartphone, I decided to run it through a few tests based on how I normally use my iPhone on a daily basis. Here are some of the areas I looked at:

Entertainment: I watched quite a bit of Netflix and YouTube on the phone and was impressed with the quality of the video on the vibrant LCD. I also used Pandora to stream music while I worked. I happened to have a pair of Sony CH700 Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones to use with the Xperia 10. Not only did the headphones connect without any issue, but the phone also recognized the Sony wireless headphones and suggested that I download the companion app for the headphones. The music sounded great and there was no problem with how the two devices worked together.

Productivity: I typically use smartphones throughout the day to keep up with my daily calendar. My co-workers and I recently started sharing Google calendars so that we can keep up with each others’ schedules. Because the Xperia 10 syncs directly with Google accounts, the calendars show up without any problem. I love being able to view the calendar on my phone — and any other Google product — and then see the same information on my computer.

Phone Functions: The basic functions of the phone work as they should. I thought the call quality was above average and that other features of the phone were easy to navigate. One of my favorite features of the phone was how it feels in the hand. Because it is slightly thinner than the iPhone XS, it just seems to fit my hand better. It’s very easy to reach functions on the touch screen with one hand. The only issue I really had with basic functions of the phone was that I had to press the wake button on the side each time I wanted to see the screen. The iPhone provides a function that wakes up the screen when you tap it. I have become so accustomed to this feature that it was shock to the system when I couldn’t do it on the Xperia 10.

Battery: I thought the battery life was incredible. I left it on standby for several days and the phone held its power well. I even found that after using the Xperia 10 to watch videos for long periods of time (several hours) that the battery life didn’t suffer greatly.


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Originally published at on March 22, 2019.



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