Sony’s X 10 and X 10 Plus

The Sony X 10 and X 10 Plus are at first glance quite distinguished smartphones. The phones have made room for a very large display. The device in its make-up is rather long compared to other phones. The phone uses a 21:9 aspect ratio display. Interestingly, most phones have an aspect ratio of 18:9 even though 16:9 was previously the more common aspect ration around.

Xperia X10

A lot of users prefer the 16:9 aspect ratio because it’s a little wider, which is why the 21:9 aspect ratio presents an exciting prospect. For users who like to watch movies and other long running entertainment this would be an ideal way to enjoy your watching experience. It also makes sense because most films are filmed using the 21:9 aspect ratio.

The Sony X 10 and X 10 Plus are part of Sony’s mid range output. The X10 Plus being the better of the pair with a few upgrades here and there.

Design

The phones have a fairly tall frame compared to other phones, The
X10 carries a is 6.0 inch screen while the X 10 Plus carries a 6.5 inch screen. The length makes them resemble a remote but they are narrow on the sides which makes for a good grip. The front of the phone houses an 8 megapixel selfie camera. The finish is fairly sophisticated and could definitely hold its own amidst other phones. The finger print scanner is located on the side of the device.

Performance

The X10 uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 630 and the X10 Plus carries Snapdragon 636 processor. Being of the mid range variety this was expected. T Xperia 10 Plus has a slightly more enhanced performance capability with 4GB of RAM while the Xperia 10 has 3GB of RAM. They both come with 64 GB internal storage and a MicroSD slot that can house storage of up to 512 GB.

The Xperia 10 carries a 2,870mAh battery, and the Xperia 10 Plus has a slightly bigger 3,000mAh battery. Battery life is fair as both should last about a day before you have to charge again. Both devices run Android Pie 9 software which the latest version.

Xperia 10 Plus Specs

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
FeaturesHDR
Video1080p@30fps
SOUNDLoudspeakerYes
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
NFCYes
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

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