The new models of Sony, Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus, maintain a revolutionary screen in 21: 9 format but have a lower-class processor that puts us squarely in the mid-range. However, only for its price, it is worth taking it into account.
The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona was the event in which the companies’ commitment to expanding in all possible markets has been demonstrated. Concentrating exclusively on the high range does not guarantee success so that companies have to serve those consumers who can not make an outlay higher than the 700-1,000 euros that mobile phones of this type of cost.
Brands like Samsung or ZTE have presented their new mid-range smartphones, and some of them, like the Galaxy A50, is quite ambitious. As it could not be otherwise, Sony has also joined this trend and has released its new Xperia 10 and 10 Plus models.
After the great reception that has had the Sony Xperia 1, a mobile with an unprecedented screen, it is the turn of the new members of the mid-range of the Japanese company, which maintain the screen that has made such a good impression on his older brother. However, the internal power may be somewhat short, as well as its battery, a circumstance highly valued among users of the mid-range. Let’s see its characteristics before issuing any other judgment.
Sony Xperia 10
Design and screen
Sony has opted for a polycarbonate stand for the back of this smartphone of 162 g, which gives a feeling of lightness and firmness , providing comfort to the user’s touch . However, this comfort is reduced a little due to the height of the model. This is due to the 21: 9 extended screen that Sony has decided to implement in this model, a feature similar to Xperia 1 and with which Sony has hit the table. The Xperia 10 has a Full HD + screen of 6 pixels and dimensions of 156 x 68 x 8.4 , protected by a Gorilla Glass 5 cover .
The user can enjoy great audiovisual content, although there is a problem that has also had the Xperia 1: not all the contents are adapted to be displayed on a screen of these characteristics.
Despite this, Sony has confirmed that some of its ‘partners’ such as Youtube, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video will adapt their content . Naturally, the user can also enjoy Sony Entertainment offers.
Currently, some models like the Galaxy A50 have Artificial Intelligence inserted in some of their cameras. Therefore, Sony has decided to implement a tool that contributes to improving the quality of images taken by lenses that do not have an exaggerated ratio of megapixels.
The back consists of two rear cameras : a main lens of 13 MP with aperture f / 1.3, accompanied by another with 5 MP . On the screen we find a front camera of 8 MP , so it is clear that Sony has not thrown the house out the window in this aspect, but has decided to combine the capacity of fairly normal cameras with the possibilities of a better level screen which also allows recording in 4K resolution .
The Xperia 10 has the image improvement technology on the screen, so you can take pictures of a quality that is more than optimal. It will not have an optical zoom, but it will be bokeh.
Internal power (insufficient?) And great sound
We arrived at one of the elements that generated the most controversy. The Xperia 10 has a battery of 2,870 mAh , which seems insufficient considering the expenditure of energy that the device will have to perform to support certain audiovisual content and record in a 4K resolution .
In addition, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor and a 3 GB RAM and 64GB storage , expandable to 512 via microSD card. The sensations, therefore, is that the internal power of the Xperia 10 may be somewhat short . Being the screen the key factor of the device, it does not seem a success to combine it with a battery and a processor that may not support correctly the energy that the panel will demand.
On the other hand, this model has an excellent sound capacity, since it has High-Resolution Audio technology . The Sony Xperia 10 Plus has one of the most ambitious screens of all mid-range phones. With a panel adapted for games like ‘Fortnite’ or ‘Arena of Valor’ , with capacity to support content adapted from Netflix or Amazon Prime and level to record in 4K , this device seeks to gain a place among the new smartphones of this type of market focused on other types of consumers away from large outlays.
Availability and price
At the moment the price is unknown, although it is known that the Xperia 10 will go to the Spanish market in March of this year available in the following colors: black, silver, blue and pink . We will see what the reception of the consumers is.