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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 69 reviews

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would recommend to a friend

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Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera

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    Gemma
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    I love the selfie camera. Better than all the cellphone cameras that I have had before this Experia phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Phone

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    DWDW
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    Excellent phone easy to set up, camera, features, and ease of use all great and a third the cost of a carrier phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome phone for less

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    Shakattack
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    This phone is packed with a lot of options great camera great looks great screen for less than $1000 compared to premium phones like Samsung and iPhone really good phone

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera

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    Adam
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    Nice phone with good quality and great deal I love the 21:9 screen

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great phone

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    Mendoza0421
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    Awesome phone.i would recommend to my friends and family. Love the camera and easy to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Phone

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    IceBear
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    Great Camera and sound, clear picture and videos. Beautiful design and easy operation

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    overall great phone

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    Rocket
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    I can honestly say I love watching movies and anything in general. The graphics on this phone is amazing and the camera is so amazingly great

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great phone

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    Yaya
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    This phone is fairly light and easy to use. The camera is better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sony is back and strong!

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    Zaid
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    The problem is Sony underestimated by customers, so please don't judge it until you try it. looking at the beauty of the product and the stylish design with its durability and smooth use, Sony outperforms others on this side. This phone offers a beautiful and elegant design in a light weight and a very fast operating system Android Pie 9 under the hood with a stunning camera. I am a big fan of Sony and I can say that Sony has actually made a great device by putting good hardware at an acceptable price. Fingerprint scanner is very responsive, screen is 6.5 FHD Gorilla Glass 5, 21:9 aspect ratio wide screen, 4 GB RAM, CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 is good for mid-range phone, front camera is 12MP and rear is 8MP with 4k video recording, sound quality is amazing with DSEE "Sony Digital Sound Enhanced Engine" NFC for fast pairing. $429.99 price point is acceptable taking into consideration this device offers vivid screen colors, great sound and fluid use. at the beginning I was concerned about device being tall but actually seems great in hand and doesn't really bother as I get to use the split screen feature nicely and good for movie streaming.happy with my Sony Xperia 10 Plus specially with my Sony WH-1000XM3 makes it a great ecosystem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sony Xperia 10+

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    Mistabritt
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    Sony has an awesome one on its hands!!!! I must preface this with by saying normally I don't use Android. Yep, I'm a iPhone addict by heart. However, I've been testing out the Sony Xperia 10 Plus over the last couple of weeks and it's a very impressive device. First off the display is simply amazing with bright vibrant colors from edge to edge. It's very tall and slender which is a little odd at first but that goes away when viewing videos in full screen in landscape mode. Next, the sound quality of calls were crystal clear. Very strong signal running on my AT&T service with no call drops. But my favorite thing about this phone is the amazing battery life. This thing is still charged and running on a single charge from a couple weeks ago. It literally tells you how many days of battery life you have left. This is one area that phone addicts like myself love in smartphone devices. On the top of the Xperia is a headphone jack. Yes, some smartphones still have headphones jacks and that's a plus. The left side of the phone is where the SIM card would be inserted. The right side at the top is the power button, a fingerprint reader that unlocks the phone and also a volume rocker. At the bottom of the phone is where the magic happens with the amazing speakers and a USB-C port which seems to becoming standard more and more these days. This phone comes with Android 9 (Pie) preinstalled and well Android is Android. It seems to be pretty fluid and easy to use. There's a feature called SideSense that's pretty easy to use for those that one to use their device with one hand. Another area that Sony hits it out of the ball park is the amazing camera quality. Photos are crystal clear and the camera app is loaded with a number of features that ensure you get that perfect shot. I would recommend this smartphone to anyone looking for a nice Android device with tons of features and great call quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Affordable midrange smartphone with great features

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    Prat
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    This is sony's larger midrange smartphone. First things first, make sure you download the latest updates before you start using the phone as that might make your experience better. This is a tall phone, 6.5" with 21:9 wide display. This does come in handy with the split screen multitasking as well as for cinematic video viewing. It comes with 12MP and 8MP dual back camera with 2x optical zoom, supporting 4K video recording, while the selfie camera is 8MP. The phone does have headphone jack and the audio resolution is great, given Sony has this experience. 4GB of RAM and Snapdragon 635 helps with good performance of this phone. It comes with 3000mAh battery with great optimization, plus Sony provides 2 Stamina modes to help with the extended battery life. There is a fingerprint scanner to the right of the device for fast unlocking, but this might not be convenient for left handed use. The build quality is great. Other notable features include the NFC pairing, USB C port for charging and data transfers, FM radio, and the standard micro SD slot. This phone also supports streaming games from your PS4. I haven't had any issues with the phone being tall and fitting in the jeans and sitting, it seems to be ok. Overall, this is one of the best midrange smartphone for people who are on budget but want all the bells and whistles for everyday use and I would defintely recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Tall and slim

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    DavidJr
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    I thought another phone of mine had an odd form factor, but this Sony Xperia 10 Plus with it's 21:9 ratio hits the new odd shape for me. However, that isn't necessarily bad, just different. It is slim and tall, which gives any media that you have to scroll through a bit more space on the screen. However, it's narrow, so it creates more line breaks in dynamic text, filling up that space. In landscape mode it's perfect for cinema movies, but large bars or cropped top and bottom for any other format. The good thing about it being narrow, it it's real easy to hold onto with smaller hands compared to other Plus model phones. Being so tall it's hard to manage the full screen with one hand, but with a double tap of the menu button, it will put the whole screen in the selected corner for you so that it can be easily managed with one hand. I personally have not had a phone in this price range in some time, so it's hard for me to find an equal comparison, but it's in no means a fair compare to a Samsung Galaxy or iPhone that is two to threes times it's price. For instance, the camera isn't bad, as I have seen worse on cheaper phones, but it'sn't top end either. It does have two cameras on the back for a 2x photo zoom. However, the camera sticks out a fair bit on the back, so I would highly recommend getting a case for it, preferably one that can help with added protection as theres no IP rating either. A slightly different feature compared to some other phones I have had is the fingerprint scanner on the side. It is in an easy position for the thumb of the right hand and the index finger of the left hand, with just a natural grip. However, the power button above it and the volume below it do seem a bit awkward to use at times. The volume button in particular is so shallow that it's hard to differentiate up and down. As for volume, the audio from the speaker sounds very metallic and hallow. Although the bottom of the phone is symmetric and gives the appearance it has stereo speakers, only one is a speaker. For everyday use, it has lasted me throughout the day without concern. As with any device though, watching videos will burn it up fairly quickly. However, with it just sitting around it has been over a week without charge and seems to have barely moved. And this is with it still getting regular notifications from various applications. The version I have is unlocked and was a simple as taking my AT&T sim out of my old phone and putting it into this one. The sim tray is easier to take out than some other phones and the micro sd slot is under the tray cover. Default applications on the phone are fairly minimalistic based around Sony applications. There is also a built in FM tuner that requires wired headphones for the antenna. Something you don't even see on high end phones. Overall, it's a decent phone that has some high end capabilities that cuts a few corners to keep it within the price range. It is different in some aspects, but nothing that would make me dislike it. I would give it a 4.5 rating if I could, but I just can't consider it a 5.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Viewing Experience

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    Ponskippa
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    I've been using this phone exclusively for the past 48 hours and I've concluded that Sony is on to something special with these Tall / Ultra wide screen phones. Initially, the first words that came out of my mind were... WHOA, This phone is TALL. But it's not much taller than most phones now a days. Its candy bar form factor actually make it comfortable to hold and use with one hand. The side fingerprint sensor is located where my thumb naturally rests when pulling it out of my pocket and the power button sits just above that. Pressing your thumb against the sensor will unlock and power on the screen. Things I liked most about the phone are that the OS looks and feels exactly like stock android.It is clean and light, the snapdragon 636 and 4gb of RAM power it nicely and it feels snappy. There is a "Side Sense" mode that allows you to double tap on the side edge of the screen with your thumb to make one handed use even easier. It opens up a menu that has a list of apps and actions for you to use and select with your thumb. Navigating that menu is easy and helpful. The screen looks like an IPS panel and has very nice colors and viewing angles, its 21:9 Ultra Wide ratio makes it great for multi tasking If you're into having two apps open at the same time. I found it to be amazing for watching videos and playing games. It is quite immersive even tho you're holding it in your hands.Movies and Games that take advantage of the full screen make for a great experience. There is an option in the settings to toggle on a "vivid" mode for brighter and more vibrant colors. It comes with a standard headphone jack (thank you Sony) and USB-C port for charging and data transfer. The sim card tray is easily accessible and doesn't require a tool to open. The same cover allows access to the micro sd card slot. The phone doesn't say if it's fast charging when you charge it with a fast charging power supply, but I was able to charge it from about 40% to Full in just a little over an hour. It has excellent battery life and it made it through a full day with moderate use. My biggest complaint about this phone is the camera. Which now a days is a deal breaker for many people. This camera needs a lot of light to perform well. In my tests, the camera struggles in low light and most photos and videos that I took looked pretty bad for this day and age. I expected better from this phone since Sony is the leader in image sensor technology. Outdoors on a sunny day, the camera performs well. I wouldn't recommend this phone to a person who expects great photos and videos from their mobile phone and rely on their phone as their only camera. With "flagship phones" pressing past the $1,000 price mark, this phone is a very good option for someone who loves big screen phones and doesn't want a to spend a fortune. Pros - Ultra Wide aspect ratio is awesome for watching videos , browsing the web and playing games. -Headphone Jack -USB C -Stock Android Experience -Unlocked and Compatible with many carriers -Excellent Battery Life Cons: - Bad Camera -Volume Buttons are very flush and hard to press sometimes -Not compatible with CDMA

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Adequate but lacking any major advantages

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    JMan
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    The Xperia 10 Plus is a large long phone but is easily manageable due to the narrow design. It has a one-handed mode that can be activated to assist with single handed operation but I prefer the standard screen. The LCD screen quality is pretty good. Although it's no comparison to OLED, contrast is good and the display is sharp and crisp. Quality is pretty nice with displaying photos and video. Screen responsiveness is good but sometimes touches don't register, especially if any part of my hand is making contact with other areas of the screen. Sometimes, this is unavoidable during one hand use due to the narrow design. There is no raise to wake feature and waking the phone requires a button press. Sound is pretty good from the speakers and there is a 3.5mm earphone jack available. The fingerprint scanner works flawlessly and always unlocks the phone on the first try. Voice quality during calls is pretty good on both ends. Battery life is so-so. I can get a full day of use per charge but that's about it. I can't stretch it to multi-day use. The included charger is standard, not fast charge. Overall build quality of the Xperia 10 Plus feels reliable although a bit on the lower end. Like most aspects of the phone, performance is good but not great. It's sufficient enough for most day to day tasks but can get laggy at times. I had to remind myself this is a mid-tier phone. Comparing it to phones like my S10+ are unfair. Comparison to another mid-tier phone, the iPhone XR, is also unfair. The XR has exceptional performance and hardware by comparison but the XR also costs several hundred more than this phone. The XR may be considered "mid-tier" by Apple standards but not in the Android world. Phones like the Moto G7 or Z3 are a better and more fair comparison for the Xperia 10 Plus. Camera quality is generally good but exposure on the rear-facing camera can be hit or miss at times. This is more noticeable in bright light or heavily contrasty scenes. The front camera is good during direct use but not quite as sharp or clear in third-party apps like Instagram or Facebook as some competing models. I don't know if the apps are optimized for use on certain phones but it's a noticeable difference in quality. Instagram also seems to have an issue with the unique ratio of this phone which sometimes causes photos to appear abnormally large and content to cut off at times. I've the latest system updates applied but I'm experiencing an ongoing issue with bluetooth connectivity. My music frequently clips out during use with both car audio and wireless ear buds. I initially thought the issue may have been limited to the car audio system until the same occurred with the wireless buds. I've tried some initial generic troubleshooting but can't eliminate the issue so far. Overall, this is an okay mid-tier phone but it has a few flaws. Performance is about what I expected at the price point and is acceptable for the most part. Sound, camera and extras are good enough but don't have any wow factor. The problem is that the competition is so fierce, even among older offerings like the S8+ which can be found similarly priced but offer so much more. It's really hard to recommend this over some of similarly priced phones available. The bluetooth is currently my biggest issue and I'm hopeful it's software related and can be resolved rather quickly. Otherwise, it would be a major dealbreaker.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Awkward Design

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    veritech13
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    I have had tried to use this phone for about a week and I have mixed feelings. I keep trying to convince myself it's a great phone but not a day goes by that I don't find something awkward to complain about. FIrst, I did upgrade the software and I had no issues after...the software and interface was not glitchy and it did no crash on me. The software interface was a little different to me but I am not going to grade it negatively based on menu format, app design and general flow of the apps/settings. The only reason is because they all functioned well and it was hard not to be biased as I am a Samsung galaxy user for the past 10yrs and any complaint seemed like I was trying to break old habits. My genuine complaints came from the design of the phone. The size did not matter to me because even as long as it was, the s9 plus is very comparable so I did not notice much of a difference. The placement of the volume rocker was a bit awkward as you would loosen your grip in attempting to adjust the volume. The volume rocker seemed to be rather shallow and thus you had to press hard in order to activate it and this would loosen your overall grip. The power button was too close to the fingerprint reader, many times as I was fishing for the fingerprint reader I would inadvertently shut down the phone. The sim card tray seems to be rather cheaply built as well. It seems to be at appearance a rubber plug that pulls out and flops out of the way allowing access tot he sim/sd card but it's not the case. As you pull out the cheap little flap, instinct almost has you twisting it but it's an actual tray so doing so would damage it. I wish it were sturdier and ejected out with force as does most trays with the use of a sim tool. I don't want to end on a bad note because it's not a bad phone it just has some design flaws. The screen is a major plus, it's beautiful! the display does give viewing any videos a different feel...almost cinematic. The colors and vibrant display is quite the sight and as a media device it looks great. The app navigation and sidebar, shortcut to apps is very convenient. The camera was also very easy to use with some cool features but overall I think the design of the phone needs to catch up to the software and display.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A decent mid-range phone with a unique screen

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    TheTechNugget
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    Finally, a Sony phone I don't have to remember if the X or the Z comes first. Sony's history with ridiculous product names notwithstanding, their smartphones have always resonated with me in a special way. I pointed this out in my review last year of the Sony Xperia ZX2 Compact, a delightfully small phone that, in spite of its relatively aged look, was an interesting contender for popular 2018 smartphones. "There's just something about it," I said. With the ZX2 Compact, it broke the standard enormous screen we see on most smartphones in favor of a 5-inch screen, something we don't see too much of from phone manufacturers anymore. Aside from the odd screen size and weirdly chunky body, and a massive chin and forehead, its specs otherwise delivered on a great experience if you're into smaller phones, for around $600. What drew me to the phone, though, was its screen: 5 inches and HD+ resolution, but in the then standard 2:1 aspect ratio that we had seen in so many smart phones in 2018. But that was so 2018. New year, new phones, and new phone standards around for Sony to break. The candidate this time for "weird phone of the year" is the Sony Xperia 10 Plus. Simply named, this phone is not the wannabe-flagship that the ZX2 Compact was (but at less than flagship prices); instead, Sony reduced its cost with a lighter Snapdragon 636 processor, and paired with 4GB RAM it still does a remarkably good job at keeping up with normal tasks. But that doesn't make it weird. The weird comes in the 6.5" FHD+ display that has an aspect ratio of 21:9. We've seen a lot of tall phones over the last couple years, but this one towers above them all. For those who don't know, cinema films like the ones you watch in a movie theater are typically displayed in that same 21:9 aspect ratio. Given my recent love for obtaining *ahem* totally legitimate 21:9 cinema movies and watching them at home, this device had me intrigued. Looking further into the other specs-64GB storage with microSD card supporting up to 512GB more, Android Pie, a 3000mAh battery and some other fun software goodies-for less than $500. this was a phone I had to get my hands on. One of my favorite parts of opening a new gadget is the packaging itself, as so many companies put so much money into things that typically get thrown away (not by me, though.I keep every single one of them). Unfortunately, though, the box was damaged in shipping and, while the phone itself was intact, the box was no longer the immaculate container it was when it left the warehouse. After further review, the packaging itself seemed cheap and flimsy, so it was no surprise the box had seen better days. Moving on to the phone itself.it's a sight to be seen for sure. It's tall, but thin, and the 21:9 screen is bright and colorful. The top of the phone has only a headphone jack, in spite of it losing its ubiquity in the smartphone world as time goes on. The left side of the phone hasn't a single button or sensor, while the right side of the phone has the power button, fingerprint sensor, and volume buttons. The buttons are very clicky, not really to my liking, but some people are into that I guess. And while the screen is huge, and tall, and pretty, the phone has a smaller, but still noticeable forehead. I guess I shouldn't be surprised, though: in 2019, at under $500, it's got to have some flaws, right? The bezels otherwise are very thin, so that's a big win. Around back, the phone sports a dual camera system-the 12MP main shooter and an 8MP secondary shooter that helps with depth processing. The camera is also capable of a 2x optical zoom (eat your heart out, iPhone 7). The unique screen size allows for some fun camera features, like the ability to shoot and film in the same 21:9 aspect ratio that matches the screen (although, unfortunately, there's no other screen you'll be able to play your homemade fail videos on in the same way as the Xperia 10 Plus). Out of the box, the phone is designed for use by a right-handed person: Sony has a few tricks up its sleeve to address the abnormally tall screen, so that one-handed operation is just hard, instead of impossible. Between shrinking the displayed image itself with a simple gesture to reach the upper left of the screen more easily, and using Sony's Side Sense features, tolerating the phone's dimensions is made that much easier. I did find out, thankfully, that the phone works just fine for lefties too, you just have to go into the menu to switch everything over. @@@@@@@@ Side note, it would have been cool if the setup UI just asked you what your dominant hand is. @@@@@@@ Some more things about the screen: watching a movie on this thing is great, that's provided you don't mind holding it near your face. That sort of thing has always made me wonder-who is actually using a phone to take in all their media, between laptops, tablets and smart TVs, the days of needing to find something to lean your phone against are over. Still, if you're in that category of viewers, and you find yourself viewing a lot of 21:9 content, this phone is not something to dismiss outright. Sony also boasts that multitasking is somehow better because you have just a little more space to work with, but I rarely find myself needing two smartphone apps running simultaneously on one screen. That said, this phone easily declares itself the master of social media, as its height allows for more content viewing, and a little less scrolling, while you peruse your favorite social sites. News is great too, and really anything involving longer webpages. Everything else, though, is kind of weird. 21:9 is unusual, and while many of the bigger app developers allow for full use of the screen, many apps don't take full advantage of the extra real estate, or they do it in a weird way. But if you're watching a movie, and you have a decent pair of headphones connected, the phone can deliver great audio quality thanks to Sony's Hi-Res audio and LDAC onboard. As always, it's important the audio source is high quality, but if it's, you're in good hands. The phone falls short in the audio department, though, with it's dual bottom-facing speakers that sound like the kind of speakers you'd get on a sub-$500 smartphone. They're plenty loud, that's for sure, but the quality is less than desirable. Its battery is great-3000mAh-and in spite of the tremendous screen size, provided you don't go crazy with brightness, you'll find this phone lasting you most of the day if not well into day two, as in my case. I'm not a super-heavy phone user, so for me making it a day is never a problem.but I didn't find myself charging this until halfway through day two of my testing period, and that's without a full charge out of the box on delivery. It's worth noting that some markets offer versions which are dual-SIM capable.mine wasn't, and we don't see a ton of that in the US, but over time we'll undoubtedly see more. The phone comes in black and silver, and the silver looks very similar to last year's ZX2 silver which I found to look rather cheap and plasticky. My unit was the black one, which looks a lot nicer; the phone itself has a decent weight to it to feel premium enough, but is by no means heavy. The dimensions are weird, and the button placement on the right side seems a bit strange as well. I'm, however, a huge fan of the side fingerprint sensor in place of putting one on the back, although I think the sensor could have doubled as a power button so the volume buttons could be shifted upward. The camera performed surprisingly well, especially in low light, a nice feature for mid-range smartphones. The ability to record video in 21:9 seems a bit gimmicky to me, but I guess it does provide a more immersive experience when you view them on the phone. The phone performance at large was, well, fine. It's a mid-range smart phone with a stunted processor, running Android 9 with 4GB RAM and a screen larger than the industry average: I think it's safe to say it's not going to be an amazing user experience when it comes to performance. And while that's a surprise to nobody, for $449 you're getting a reasonably well-equipped smartphone without having to break the bank. You'll sacrifice in a few areas, namely performance, but you stand to gain in other areas. If you're a big consumer of media-Netflix binging, perhaps, and those black bars really get on your nerves.this phone might be for you. If you depend on high quality audio while you listen to music, take a look. The phone by no means comes off as a $449 smartphone in the looks department: it looks sleek, and polished, and elegant (provided you avoid that silver color). So in the end-it's a peculiar thing; the aspect ratio is a specialty for Sony right now, and it's hard to tell if other manufacturers are going to continue the trend. I think that you can probably do better (overall) than this phone for the price-finding similarly equipped phones for less-but 18:9 is so 2018.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Mid-Range Phone for Your Money

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    Parker
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    I am loving that Sony is still strong in the mobile phone division and has brought back a great contender with the Xperia 10+. The Xperia 10+ is a great overall mid-range phone that gets you a lot of bang for your buck. This phone comes unlocked and is compatible with AT&T, Cricket, MetroPCS, Simple Mobile, T-Mobile, and Verizon. All I did was pop my sim card out of my old phone and put it in the Sony Xperia 10+ and was good to go. That in itself was super easy and didn't even require a tool, the sim card/memory card tray is user friendly and you can just use your finger nail to open it. As far as looks goes this phone looks, this phone looks good in the matte black color I received. It also feels good in hand and doesn't feel cheap. It has a finger print sensor on the side which I find pretty handy and natural. When pulling the phone out of your pocket with your right or left hand it is positioned perfectly for your finger to unlock instead of having to press on screen. The screen size ratio is where this thing differs from a lot of other phones. The Sony Xperia 10+ is an 6.5" phone with a 21:9 screen size ration. Watching movies and videos on this thing is a joy. You can also use 2 apps at once which is a great feature of having this screen ratio. You can also use one handed mode to minimize the screen and then pull it back to when you need it. The phone comes with dual 12.0MP and 8.0MP rear-facing cameras. Taking photos on this phone range from good to average for this price range. Plenty of options in the software to adjust and edit pictures to your liking. I like the bokeh effect the camera produces. As far as low light pictures this phone did average. This phone has great battery life at 3000mAh. I can use it all day and still have plenty of juice at the end of the day. I also love that it has a Usb C charger. Call quality on this headset seems average. I didn't notice any negatives. Using this phone on a daily basis I can recommend it if you do a lot of media consumption, the screen is built for it, the phone is also packed with tons of features and it also looks good. Sony is still producing great phones for this price range.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Thin, fast, but feels cheap

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    APFLORES413
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    I was excited with Sony's latest Xperia model, the 10 Plus. I've experience with Apple and Samsung products: not wanting to spend too much into the Apple ecosystem, and not really liking the curved edges of Samsung's phones. I was willing to give Sony a try since I've heard good things about Xperia. So far I am pleased with the phone There are many things to like, and many things to NOT like about this device. After about 3 weeks with it, here are my thoughts: Pros: -Slim design. I am liking how easy it is to use one hand. Unlike Apple and Samsung, the Xperia feels light to hold for me in one hand and most of the time, easy to use. -Double Tap feature. On the right side of the phone, above the finger print scanner, you can command the phone to open some useful apps. I found this easy to use and allows me to find apps that I would need immediately that are not on the home scree (Settings is the most useful here). - Camera. 12 MP camera provides a wonderful experience in taking photos around you. Since it is a 21.9 display, you get a full range of screen size that makes photography a joy to use. - Battery. 3100 mAh capacity gives me more than a day's use before I've to charge. - Speed. 1.8GHz octa-core processor along with the 4GB RAM makes this pretty snappy. I was impressed at how fast the response is on this phone. Cons: -Glass: although labeled Gorilla Glass, this scratched up pretty fast on the sides. And this was just putting it in my pocket without anything else in there. Very easily scratch-able on the sides of the screen. -Screen quality. Not impressed. Yes, you have the 21.9 display and you can record in 4K, it just does not look sharp and the colors look muted. -Accessories. As I mentioned about the glass scratching, I was disappointed that there wasn't enough accessories available in store. You have to order on Amazon for screen protectors or cases. -Size of HD. Only 64GB HD...not enough if you want files stored in the phone itself. Overall, I am impressed with the Xperia. Despite the short comings I've identified, I feel it is a better option compared to Samsung. If you want an Android experience, I believe this is a good option compared to the Pixel or Note series phones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good phone, almost great!

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    CoppinFam
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    This is a Sony Xperia phone in a 10 plus version which means not wider but longer. This is something I actually like because it could still fit in a front male pant pocket properly without sticking out, especially if you decide to put a case on it. I've been using it for about 2 days now as my daily driver and so far I don't have too many negative things to say about it. Additionally there was a software update which made slight improvements to the phone, which in my opinion, didn't really need much improving. This is a great mid-level entry phone. I would say as far as some of the design aspects, they are top notch and creative thinking, for instance, the side mounted fingerprint scanner. It is in my opinion in the perfect spot, so as soon as you grab your phone you command it to be unlocked on the first try, and yes it works just as well for left- or right-hand users. Another instance, the screen, it's made of gorilla glass 5 which makes it very sturdy, accompany that with the carbon Polymer shell making this phone a survivor. Take it from me, I am horrible with dropping the phones on the screen side and I do believe this one would survive the test of time. It has a top mounted headphone jack, which is greatly appreciated, so when I slide my phone in my pocket the headphone jack is pointing directly upward. To me, this makes sense, all your buttons are located on the right side for your thumb, so you're not grabbing random buttons while you're holding your phone naturally in your palm. On the bottom of phone, you'll find not 1 but 2 speakers, which equals true stereo sound. I believe this is because Sony's attention to audio and visual is present even in their mid-range phone. This thing absolutely chews through media, yet it's movie like aspect ratios keep you drawn into your media and you have excellent sound to boot. If you pair this cinematic experience with a pair SONY headphone (sigh, this was not included), be it Bluetooth or wired you get even more comprehensive experience because the system is designed to work with their equipment, so it would behoove you to go Sony all the way. For those of you that have smart watches, no problem, it works fine with your watches, send and receive your text messages everything should work seamlessly because it's android base so no worries here where it come to compatibility issues. This is one thing I was worried about, and it was solved seamlessly after I backed up my phone with my previous data. Now onto the back of the phone Sony as decide to go with it a two-camera design once a telephoto lens and one is a normal lens as I say normal, I mean good for everything, within reason. The picture quality is I would say about a 'B' overall. Its functional for a daily user; you're not going to be out there taking cinematic photos but the camera does allow you to take 4K video. For all of you amateur movie makers out there or if you had to make something on the fly, you're in luck SONY has your back with the included function 4K. Of course, it comes with the standard double LED Flash along with a front facing camera as well, which takes fairly decent selfies, with the 8-megapixel front camera and its 12 megapixel rear facing cameras. Don't worry the battery life here is very comparable to most of its peers. It will last you all day, with it's 3000 mha battery to get you through the day just fine on a single charge even with heavy internet and streaming use. With that being said though I wouldn't be playing PUBG or Fortnite on this phone on any higher setting than low. Even with the 8-core processor made by snapdragon it seems to perform a bit sketch near the higher frame rates. It comes with 8GB of ram and 64GB internal memory plus an expandable slot, which allows you to raise that all the way to 500 gigs usable storage. Of course, I say this is a mid-range phone but by no means do they skimp on anything this phone has everything a phone should have of course WI-FI, USB C charging, and all the things the cellphones of this day and age should have. What really drives me to this phone is this aspect ratio and a cinema quality visual it's like having a movie theater in the palm of your hand. The only downside strangely enough in this phone is not having the QI charging ability. One of the most vulnerable parts of the phone to me is the charge port. So having an alternative way to charge a phone if that port fails should be an option. Respectfully, QI charging ability should very much be something they include on this phone but is not deal breaker. I truly enjoyed the phone overall and with future updates, I feel that this would be a great phone to recommend to friends and family. If QI charging ability is added in the future, I would definitely consider getting this phone again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Now That's a Tall Phone

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    mikeheel
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    The Sony Xperia 10 Plus is a strangely tall, narrow phone that takes some getting used to. But that size has a purpose. Sony has decided to distinguish itself from other phone manufacturers by focusing on the thing Sony does best - entertainment. The 21:9 screen on the Xperia, which matches the ratio of most commercial films, brings an uniquely immersive experience to watching movies and similar video on a phone. It's like IMAX on a phone. ? The 10 Plus is Sony's new entrant in the world of mid-range phones. It slots well below the Xperia 1. The back is metal instead of glass. The resolution is "HD+" instead of 4k with HDR. The processor is a Qualcomm 636 instead of the 855. The screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 5 instead of 6. But most other things are about the same. The phone looks and feels like a quality handset. It may be mid-range, but it doesn't come across as cheap. ? In terms of OS, it ships with a current version of Android Pie (9) with a fairly unobtrusive skin by Sony. I appreciated that Sony let me decide which, if any, of their recommended apps to install. Coming from a Pixel, I also like to stay pretty close to stock Android, and the Xperia does that. The most immediately noticeable differences to me were what Sony calls Side Sense, which lets you easily access favorite apps with one hand, and some tweaks to the camera software. Note, you can take photos in the 21:9 format. ? Image quality is pretty good, although I think it lags a little in low-light settings. The phone features dual rear cameras at 12MP and 8MP, so the popular Bokeh effect is there. The front camera offers 8MP. Video can record in 4k, but focus can be a little slow with motion. Everything about the cameras seems good enough. Again, it doesn't compete evenly with the premium phone cameras, but it holds up quite well. ? Overall performance is better than I anticipated with the 636 processor. I presume that's due partly to the 4GB of RAM. Regardless, I haven't found anything that makes the phone stutter. It operates quickly and smoothly across the board. Sound out of the dual speakers on the bottom is decent. It can get fairly loud. Of note, the phone does have a 3.5mm headphone jack. ? The volume buttons are on the right side of the phone. They are small and not very tactile. I'd have liked them to stand out a bit more. The power button is higher up on the right side, and likewise doesn't stand out much. While this makes for a trim profile, it is a bit annoying in terms of daily use. ? The phone also has a fingerprint reader on the side. I thought this would be a poor placement, it feels natural and works very well. I haven't had any issues with it recognizing my print. ? I'm a 5'9" guy. With "normal" jeans, the phone fits in my front pocket - but just barely. The top is near the edge of the pocket. Sitting is also ok. ? The phone has a larger bezel across the top rather than notch. This helps the phone look more sleek. It also makes the 21:9 aspect ratio a bit more intimidating. I'm not a fan of notches, but that might have been a better option this time. The bottom of the screen shows only the on-screen home button; there is no back button on the main screen, although it does pop up when you open something within an app or settings. ?? The phone comes with 64GB of onboard memory, but it accepts micro-SDXC cards up to 512GB. The access door is on the left side of the phone and is easy to remove. The SIM card slot is also accessed with the same side door. BT 5.0 works well with various headphones. The phone also has the NFC feature. It charges with a USB-C cable, which I greatly appreciate. ? At the end of the day, I like this phone. However, I'm still not a fan of the form factor. I'd much rather Sony cut half an inch off and go with more typical aspect ratio. Except for when I want to watch a movie. Then, I love it. ? I think how much you love it will depend on how frequently you watch movies on a phone. If that's your thing, the Xperia series is for you. Even if not, this is a nice, smooth phone that takes a little time to get used to, but you do get used to it. And if you're tall, then it may even feel more natural than a typical phone. ?

    I would recommend this to a friend