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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 69 reviews

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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 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

    has some good features

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    luigidragon54
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    the phone is really good though the speaker is much to be desired from as its on the bottom and can be blocked with one hand, in all though it's a really good phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than I through

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    Dbrew
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    Battery charge don't hold as long as was stated. Also the processor is not as fast as advertise. There's is a lot of different features advertised on this phone Hope I can learn all the features on this phone

    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

    One of the best phones for media consumption

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    elzeus
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    The Sony Xperia 10 Plus brings a refreshing take to the crowded smartphone market. It has a giant 6.5 inch screen that uses a 21:9 aspect ratio that is often used for movies. Even though the phone is tall it feels very comfortable in the hand and is great for watching video content and for web browsing. The screen gets very bright and I had no issues using it outside in direct sunlight. The build quality is top notch and the phone features a tool less sim & micro sd card slot so it is very easy to get your phone up and running. The Xperia 10 Plus also features a dual rear camera design which allows you to take bokeh style photos that blurs the background behind the subject of your photo. Phone calls were loud and clear on both the earpiece and speaker phone. There is a fingerprint scanner on the side of the phone which quickly unlocks your phone. Sony did a great job in not including much bloatware on the phone and only making a few changes to the Android operating system user interface. One of these changes is the addition of the Side Sense side bar (shown in my ui photo), this bar gives you easy access to your apps and quick toggles. There is even a headphone jack on this phone that sounded great with my headphones and there is a FM stereo application too. The Xperia 10 Plus is also one of the few Android phones that lets you stream your PS4 or PS4 Pro games to your phone so you can enjoy rich video game graphics on the go. Battery life was above average and easily lasted me all day with normal to heavy use. The only feature of the phone that I wished was better was the bottom speaker, the single speaker is loud but an extra front facing speaker would go a long way especially since the phone is already a great media device. If you have any questions about the phone please feel free to ask me here and I'd be glad to answer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Android Pie for the Cash Conscious

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    TheDuke
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    The price of smartphones these days has seemed to outpace innovation. ? My Samsung Galaxy Note 8 cost over $1,000 and nearly two years later (before I had paid it off) I began receiving texts & emails offering me the latest version of the phone. ? The frustration is that Samsung wants me to drop another $1,000 for a phone that is nearly identical to the one I already had. ? There just aren't enough new features to justify continuing to spend so much money on the newest flagship smartphones. ? And so, I have begun to explore more affordable smartphone options. The Sony Xperia 10 Plus is truly an impressive smartphone that is unlocked and actually affordable (costing less than half of Apple, or Samsung's flagship phones). ? While the form factor blends in with nearly all smartphones these days, it boasts a noticeably larger screen that is actually useful (and does not have any annoying camera notch). ? The resolution is 1080p which is more than suitable for its size (and probably saves money when compared to 4K screens that aren't truly useful in a handheld size). ? The screen is actually larger than the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (by 0.10") allowing convenient multi-tasking most of the time. ? Though the tall screen and the multi-tasking are the most bragged about feature, not all apps can be split and the feature is not always intuitive on the fly. ? But, watching HD video with a 21:9 ratio is surprisingly immersive. The phone is incredibly easy to set up (from either Android or iOS) and is both quick and responsive. ? My favorite feature is the fingerprint sensor which is located perfectly within reach on the right edge of the phone. ? It is in a natural location and it works lighting quick to unlock the phone. ? The power & volume buttons are located on the right side and are almost overly streamlined with the edge of the phone - making them difficult to find by feeling alone. ? Having all of the physical buttons on the right side might also be a slight annoyance to those who are left handed. ? And while it can be difficult to reach across the large screen, but luckily there is a shortcut menu that pops out from the side of the screen giving easy access to settings and commonly used apps. Overall, I am truly impressed with this phone. ? It is an incredible balance of impressive features and low price. ? As it comes with the most recent version of Android (9 pie), it truly does not feel as though you are sacrificing much to get the lower price. ? Sony has done an excellent job producing an affordable phone that is feature rich and that can last for years. ? It is well worth the price. PROS: + Phone is sold unlocked + Fingerprint sensor is easy to reach and works instantly + Has a 3.5 mm headphone jack (but also has Bluetooth option) + The back of the phone is NOT glass (reduces weight and is less that may break) + Ultra Widescreen:? 21:9 aspect ratio + Record HD video in 21:9 + Shortcut menu pops out from either side of the screen making commonly used apps easy to reach + Record audio in stereo + FM Radio + Pedometer built in + 64 gigs of memory built in + Has the ability to have memory added with a MicroSD card + 12 MP rear camera with 8 MP front selfie camera + Light weight for size: 6.35 ounces + NFC options built in + USB C data/charging connection + Great price for an unlocked smartphone CONS: - Tall size can take some time to get used to and can definitely feel oversized when in your pocket - While screen is 1080p it seems to display a warmer image (less color accurate) than higher end phones - Using split screen (or entering this mode) does not work with all apps and is not very intuitive. - You have to double tap to open the shortcut menu (instead of swiping out from the edge which would be more intuitive) - Does not have many case or accessory options available online - Does NOT have wireless charging - Two speakers appear to only play in mono - Bokeh photo effect (portrait with slightly blurred background) is not particularly easy to use

    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

    Adequate

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    KaeL
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    I'm always open to trying out new phones so I was excited to try this one out. I'm not as into the nitty gritty tech specs that may be important to others so I base my opinions on what fits my needs. I need a great camera, decent battery life, easy to use OS with beneficial features meant to make my busy life a little bit easier. This phone comes close to or meets my needs. Battery life so far has been great (meaning I don't have to stress out if I can't recharge during the day). Watching videos on the screen more than meets my needs. The picture looks crisp and the colors are as I've come to expect from pricier options. The camera falls a little short of what I'm used to. It's not terrible but it's definitely not one of my favorite features of this device. If the camera is important to you this phone may make you rethink your purchase so it's definitely something to consider. The fingerprint sensor works well but it took a little getting used to it being on the side. No real issues with it recognizing my fingerprint though so that's always a great thing. Ultimately this is an adequate option for budget conscious buyers wanting some great features without breaking the bank.

    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

    Excellent battery, good performance, no bloatware

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    Jaron
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    Pro -Relatively inexpensive -Excellent battery life -64 GB internal storage -MicroSD slot -More RAM and newer CPU generation than regular X10 -2x optical zoom on rear camera -21:9 display -USB C connector -Hi-def Bluetooth audio codecs (aptx HD, LDAC) Con -LCD display instead of OLED -No wireless charging -Can't remove SD card without pulling SIM card -USB 2.0 connection -Not really "120 fps" video capture -Extra phone height can be problematic for some pockets TL/DR The Xperia 10 Plus is a great alternative to the much pricier unlocked "flagship" phones that typically cost $300+ more. The internal hardware is better than average, if not top-of-the-line, with a strong, efficient CPU, 4GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage, and microSD slot ( whereas the regular Xperia 10 is only 3GB RAM and a weaker A53 only CPU ). The 21:9 display aspect is great for some media or for scrolling long pages. Unfortunately the screen is only LCD, not OLED, and there's no wireless charging. But if you're okay with that, have the pocket space, and want a phone with great battery life and without manufacturer bloatware, the 10 Plus is an affordable option. In Detail The big marketing point of the new Xperia models is the 21:9 display. To those who don't know, this is the same aspect ratio most widescreen movies are shot ( 2.35 ). Sony claims Netflix has lots of 21:9 media available, which they do, and it's nice to watch movies without letterbox bars, if you watch a lot of media on your phone. Part of this partnership appears to be the inability to uninstall the Netflix application on the phone. The display ratio also helps in some productivity tasks. In portrait orientation you can view long documents or web pages easier and the popup keyboard takes up less relative space. It's also handy for split-screen usage. Thankfully, there's no notch in the display at top, Sony just made a slightly larger bezel to totally cover the front camera and speaker. The other three edges have very small bezels, which looks quite nice. The thin bezel at the bottom does mean the three control soft buttons are quite close to the edge, and I found myself accidentally hitting them a lot. Sony leaves this running very close to pure Android 9 OS, which is nice, and they don't take up a lot of space with bloatware apps that you can't uninstall. If you're tired of Samsung, LG, HTC, and others with their heavy-handed interface changes and non-removeable applications, you'll appreciate the Xperia. Powering the 10 Plus is a Snapdragon 636. This isn't premium processor, but it's definitely at the top of the mid-range stack. It's a newer generation CPU that mixes four A73 cores with four A53 cores for better efficiency and uses a slightly upgraded Adreno 509 graphics processor ( the regular Xperia 10 uses the A53-only Snapdragon 630 with Adreno 508 ). This 636 isn't only more powerful than the 630, it's also more power efficient and generates less relative heat. Given the larger battery in the 10 Plus ( 3000 mAh to 2870 mAh ) the 10 Plus has incredible battery life. Even after a full day of streaming hi-def audio ( the phone has aptX HD, LDAC, and other hi-def Bluetooth codecs ), heavy web browsing, and downloading new applications, the battery was still at 60%. I can easily get two days use on a single charge. The phone also has a battery care feature that limits how fast the battery charges ( typically the slower a battery charges, the better the charge quality and the longer the charge lasts ). This also limits how long the battery stays at 100% charge while still plugged in, which helps extend total battery lifespan. Sadly, the phone does not have wireless charging and the phone exterior does not have the contacts to get it in an aftermarket case. The connector for charging and data is USB type-C, which is nice, but the phone itself can only transfer at USB 2.0 speeds. The phone exterior itself is a basic plastic/polymer. Some people complain this isn't "premium" since it'sn't metal and glass, but it's saves manufacturing costs and my phone is always in a protective case anyway. The SIM and microSD slot are both under the same cover on the top right edge. However, pulling the cover to get to the SD card also removes the SIM card, so you can't swap out your SD card without powering down the phone. The camera lens protrudes on the back, a design I don't like since it makes the lenses easier to scratch. The camera itself is fine, but I don't really use a phone camera much. It can capture pictures in 4:3, 16:9, and 21:9 as well as 4K/30 and 1080/60 video. The camera does have a 2x optical zoom, which is much appreciated, but it's claims for 120fps slow motion video are greatly exaggerated. It just captures video at the normal rate, either 30 or 60 fps, and then slows the framerate down in playback. All considered, the lack of wireless charging and OLED display are my biggest gripes. Nokia's Lumia devices have had those features in the same price range for years, so it's unfortunate Sony decided to save those as features for their premium phones only. But for performance, battery life, and usability, there'sn't much to complain about in the $450 range. If you have the extra pocket space for the extra tall phone, the 10 Plus is definitely the better option than the regular 10 and a very good option overall.

    I would 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

    Decent phone for anyone not looking to spend much

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    TechNerd
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    I got the chance to review the Sony Xperia 10 Plus and was pretty much what I thought. Out of the box you get: 1. Phone itself 2. Charger brick 3. USB-C cable The Sony Xperia 10 Plus, is it's sleek design, the case features a mixture of both aluminum frame and plastic backing. The screen itself is not Sony's flagship but still very clean and crisp images. Since this is the plus version it has the longer 6.5" screen. Which is the first thing you'll notice is that it's long and narrow. More screen room for you to do more but this also works against it, the extra length seems like an awesome idea like most phones are going but until more videos or content is made for the 21:9 ratio it just unused space BUT you can always change the setting for full screen mode. If you go with this feature you loose a little off the top and bottom of the video content. Videos that have the cinematic bars on the top and bottom work well with this phone. Sony uses the QualcommR Snapdragon 636 processor which is actually pretty decent for the price tag. I was able to run most applications and get decent performance out of it. The battery is the industry standard 3000mah which keeps up with power demand pretty well. Without much programs running in the background you can go the day without charging. Security is handled by the fingerprint scanner on the side of the phone which is smartly placed, no weird spots for you to verify your identity. While we're in this area, the phone's power button are also placed here and the volume buttons, which were a bit difficult to press for some weird reason. The Xperia 10 Plus also has a 3.5mm earphone jack so no need to purchase any adapters The cameras are rated at 12mp for the rear camera and the front camera features an 8mp sensor. They both are very clear and sharp. Sony's user interface for the camera takes a little getting used to. They have some features for you to easily do certain shots like when you want to be artist and do a Bokeh shot and like most phones today Sony also has a Slow-Motion shot at 120fps. Sony's skin on android also takes some getting used to if you're coming from other brand phones but it's not difficult to use just different. Overall, I'd say this is a good entry level phone, where you don't want to spend $1,000. The screen is very nice and vibrant and the camera sensors are not the best but still very good for the price tag of this phone. I'd recommend it for anyone looking for a entry level phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just WOW!

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    Eron
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    So far, I love my 10 plus a lot! It's fast, smooth, glitch free, and beautiful. The processor and pixels are actually upgraded compared to my Xa2 Ultra (last year's midranger). The polycarbonate back feels great and not slippery. I did put a simple clear case on it just to be safe while still showing the beauty of my silver 10 plus. I don't wanna get it damaged for sure, but I guarantee it won't break during drops. The front glass is Gorilla Glass 5, a step up from my Ultra. I've watched 21:9 movies and it's a very immersive experience. Netflix has 70% 21:9 content and major heavy games like Fortnite and Asphalt 9 are formatted in this ratio too. I'ven't tested out gaming yet, but I've seen videos the plus can handle big games although most have black bars on the side yet the display is still large. More media will soon adapt, but in the meantime, you will see black bars also on most YouTube videos although there are some 21:9 videos to view. You can zoom in to fill the screen, but obviously the viewing window is slightly cropped. Not a deal breaker for me. Also, the narrower display feels very good in my hand, weighs less than my fat and heavy Xa2 Ultra, and I don't have to reach far across with my thumb like I did in my wide ultra. This is more manageable. And with a double tap of the home button, it will automatically shrink your display for better one handed use if needed. Also, the taller screen is great for multi-tasking since it allows two apps to be shown equally in good size. I compared the camera to my xa2 ultra and I must say it's better. Both take great pictures in good lighting, but in low light, it's not as grainy as my Ultra. Although it has a smaller battery than my Ultra, Sony has great battery optimization with Stamina Mode and Battery Care along with Android Pie which all will help with battery life. I'm getting great battery life and I've been on it heavily, especially when watching, browsing, fine tuning my homepage and settings. There's a new feature that let's you restrict battery usage for each app that runs in the background. I've restricted all of my apps to get the best battery life. So far, I've been on it for 5 hours straight and I still got 70% left! I don't normally stay on my phone that long in one sitting, but hey, I'm excited to use my new and first 21:9 smartphone. I've had Apple, LG, Samsung, Motorola, ZTE, Sony Ericsson, Xperia, and I must say that my experience so far has been great enough for me to write my first review on a smartphone. Great job Sony, I'm happy and pleased!!!

    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Impressive and Stylish with small shortcomings

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    J0A0A7
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    I've been a big fan of Sony products especially of their mobile division that used to go by Sony Ericsson back in the day. What differentiated Sony phones back then was on how stylish they were and their added media capabilities whether it was the 3.5mm jack or FM radio with MP3 support before the iPhone made it a norm. So how does the Xperia 10 Plus stand out from the strongly competitive mid-range market most of it has to do with the tall display. For my usage, I set it up exactly the same as my Note 9 except for some apps due to storage limits. I replaced the home launcher with Nova launcher and restored it with a backup from my Note 9. My apps placement and widgets are exactly as they were on my Note 9. I did this because I wanted to use the Xperia as I would using my Note 9. Let me tell you not once during my usage did I wanted to run back to my Note 9 even with some small performance hiccups. I'm not saying this will replace your flagship phone but it will feel like one for those looking for a device that won't break the bank. Media consumption on mobile devices has been increasing and Sony knows how important a display can make or break a device. The resolution is an FHD+ 1080 x 2520 pixels 422 PPI density that's stunning for a mid-range device. It's a bright color display that can hold his own against some of the top mid-range displays. The display almost takes up the entire phone except for the large chin on the top. Bezels below the chin are thin. Sony does provide 3 color gamut options from off (no image enhancement), Standard Mode (enhances images for photos and videos) to Super Vivid Mode that dials up the saturation and gives you those punchy colors you typically find on AMOLED displays. Since my previous phone was the Note 9 right away I went for Super Vivid Mode. It won't beat the Note 9 display with those inky blacks. Even though it's an LCD the blacks are still pretty good without that gray shade you typically find on LCD displays. The aspect ratio is 21:9 which most films are recorded. There are pros and cons to this Aspect ratio. Pros: You can comfortably use 2 apps at once without that cramped feeling. No black bars on most movies. Since the width is short you can somewhat use it 1 handed. Sony does offer a convenient way to shrink the display by double tapping the home bar. The extra screen space displays a lot more information especially on websites and Social Media apps. Cons: About 60% of the time you will be needing two hands to use the phone. Shrinking the display does help but I doubt it you will want to be doing that constantly trying to reach those top corners to close an app or access the menu. Media that's not recorded in the 21:9 ratio will have significant black bars or crop out a lot more to fill in the entire screen. Some apps outside of YouTube or Netflix don't have a zoom in option which leaves you with black bars. Hopefully, Sony can release an update and give it a system-wide zoom in option like Samsung did when the S8 first came out. Just like media, some apps will show black borders and for now, I wasn't able to find an option to full screen the app as I do on my other phone. For media consumption, you will want to plug in some headphones or use Bluetooth headphones. Even though there are 2 grill speakers located on the bottom is still a single speaker. Most devices that have a single bottom firing speaker aren't that great but they sound much better compared to Xperia 10. The Xperia 10 Plus speakers sound tinny and could benefit from some more loudness. At max volumes, they start to crackle. Battery Life Battery life has been amazing even though the battery capacity is 3000mAh which is on the small side for a large device. I honestly expected the battery to be terrible since even on smaller devices with that capacity my experience has not been good. . Either way, unless you're pushing this device hard like gaming or live streaming you should be happy with the results. My average screen on time was over 5 hrs with some days coming at 6.5 hrs. Typical day usage for me is in between light to heavy usage and consist of Social Media browsing from FaceBook, Instagram, Snapchat, Reddit and Discord. I also have 3 email accounts sync to my Gmail app. With some music streaming from Spotify or Sirius XM app along with some Bluetooth headphones pair for most of the day. I would also video stream about 3-5 hrs from Netflix or YouTube. For gaming, my daughter likes to play Roblox on my phone which sometimes goes over an hour. Even on heavy days usage I still end up with over 5 hrs of on screen time. If you ever find yourself without access to a charger Sony has your back with 2 Stamina modes to help extend that battery life. Charging speeds are on par as my Note 9. Performance and Software Performance out the box it's good for the most part. For the first 2 days, I use the phone with the stock launcher but eventually switched over to Nova launcher which I prefer due to the customizations options it provides. It's not the fastest device when it comes to opening apps I still noticed a 1-2 second delay on some of the core apps like Gmail or Android messaging app for texting. There's room for improvement and something that can be fixed via an update. For an almost stock Android build those hiccups should only be present when opening big games likes PUBG or Fortnite. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 636 pair with 4gb of Ram. Even though it's not as powerful as the 855 it still has plenty of power for a smooth experience that for now seems to be more of a software optimization issue. Overall it's just minor issues that aren't a deal breaker since for the most part it's been a positive experience that can only get better. I believe most of the bad feedback was due to the software the phone shipped with before the latest update which is 53.0. A.4.79 as of this review. Sony did a good job of releasing a quick update to address those performance issues. I've not had any major issues like system lockups or apps crashing. Overall it's almost a complete android stock with some slight adjustments for specific Sony features. Some of those features are the display shrinking and the side sense feature. The side sense is a bar on the side of the screen that predicts your most used apps similar to the edge feature on Galaxy Phones for quick access to those apps. For navigation buttons, you have access to Android Pie Gestures or the 3 button setup home, back, and overview. There's a slight learning curve to the Gesture set up. Tap to go the home screen, Long Press to summon Google Assistant, Swipe up to enter the overview screen, Long swipe up pulls up your app drawer, flick right to switch to the last app used, swipe right to browse opened apps, and back button to return to the previous screen. For bloatware, there's not much that comes with the phone besides some Sony-specific apps that you have the option not to install during the set-up process. As for security features, you don't get a fancy face ID scanner or ultrasound fingerprint scanner under the screen. What you do get is a good old fast reliable fingerprint scanner located on the right side in between the power button and volume button. It's a good size even with a case I've not had any issues with recognizing my prints. I would like to see some extra features like being able to bring down the notification area with a swipe as other phones do with their fingerprint scanner. Build quality is excellent even though the back is made out of plastic. It's a matte black that looks more like the iPhone 7 back finish. Unfortunately, there's no wireless charging. Overall I like the look of the phone. It's like a holding a Hershey's chocolate bar that's slightly taller than a Note 9. It has that Sony candy bar style that's been a trademark of their devices for the last couple of years. Cameras On the back, you have a 12 MP + 8 MP dual camera and 2x optical zoom with an 8mp front face camera. The couple of pictures I took came out looking pretty good. You can also take a wide picture with the 21.9 aspect ratio and record too. You can also record with 4K resolution with both Aspect Ratios 16:9 or 21:9 along with FHD at 60fps. The front facing camera pictures came out looking good too. For video recording, the max resolution is FHD along with the option to record in 21:9. For nighttime photos, they came out ok with some noise on them. Sony also a mode called AR that allows you to take pictures or record video, with moving on-screen objects from different scenes like a dinosaur island or space. My kids had a blast going through all the different scenes available on the AR mode. Most of them are free with some costing around $2.99. Overall is a good camera with the weakness being nighttime pictures. Call Quality and Data/Wifi Signal Call quality has been good no issues with dropped calls on the T Mobile network. The phone does a good job of holding on to an LTE signal. Areas of poor coverage were normally my signal drops to 1 bar with the Xperia 10 drops down to 2-3 bars instead just enough to be able to still browse the internet. WiFi signal is good with speeds reaching around 200mb. My final thoughts on the Xperia 10 Plus has been mainly a good experience. It's slim to hold but too tall to operate with a single hand. The only cons were some minor performance issues with core apps and the below average speaker. My favorite feature of the phone is the display especially when consuming media that's recorded in 21:9. If you're like me and consume most of your media on your phone this should be a top pick. Battery life has been impressive and that's only with a 3000mAh just imagine how much better it would have been if Sony would have included a bigger battery. The Xperia 10 Plus it's an excellent daily driver device that's also stylish.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I think Sony is on to something here...

    Posted
    banjo
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    This is a long review, the longest I have ever posted, because this phone may be the answer to a lot of people's prayers, but because this is a new design, there's the potential for some regretful buying decisions. If you are considering this phone, or any of the new Sony Xperia phones (10, 10+, Flagship Xperia 1) - read the reviews, ask questions, watch the unboxing and review videos on Y Tube, get your hands on one if you can, and then make an informed decision based on whether this phone meets your particular needs, or not. There are certain features of this phone that I really appreciate, and after a few days of learning the best ways to deal with the "tall and skinny" screen of the phone, it has become a pleasure to use, not the least for the sake of having something new and different. Start comparing mid-range phones and there are 'good' and 'not so good' specs in different areas for all of them - figure out what you want and understand that mid-range phones have differences. Be aware that the specifications aren't the whole story for how a phone performs in YOUR hands. To get started, IF you like the following features, keep reading: 1 - view movies in wide screen 21:9 aspect ratio with no bars on the top and bottom. 2 - view more "scrollable" information on the screen when browsing 3 - use 2 apps at the same time (split screen) and really have a complete view of both apps with plenty of room Like these features? Then the Xperia 10 Plus may be just what you are looking for, and there's no other phone like it on the market. The Sony Xperia line (10, 10+, and flagship Xperia 1) all have the 21:9 aspect ratio and are perfect for viewing wide-screen movies and some of the more current TV shows. Video from streaming services and'regular' TV and older movies will have black bars on both sides. You can "zoom" these to fill the screen, but that inevitably chops off the top and bottom with predictable results. The tall screen makes it easy to go "split screen" with enough room to actually and usefully have two apps going at the same time. For example, I can have a Y Tube video going on top of the screen and while watching that can be checking email or going through a web site on the bottom. Once you see how well that works with this tall screen, you may experience the "where have you been all my life" syndrome and start figuring out all the neat ways you can make use of this new experience. The tall screen does NOT create much of a problem with reaching up up up to the top to get the full functionality of the phone. Sony has added an overlay "SideScreen" function that allows you to "tap tap" a small and unobtrusive sidebar that quickly pops out your favorite apps and most-used drawer items right by your thumb and very easy to reach. There is also a "One Handed" mode where you "tap tap" the home button and the entire screen shrinks down to a smaller size to put the whole screen within easy thumb reach, and then you can quickly "tap" to restore the full size of the screen. You can adjust the size of the reduced screen to your personal preference, and you get full access to all screens on the phone - just think of it as a perfectly functioning mini-phone-screen to help you get around to what you are after. This took longer to explain than to use it, and it is EXTREMELY quick and easy and honestly makes moving around the screen easier than the "just like everyone else" sized screens. OK the other stuff on the phone - real quick: SCREEN QUALITY - great. As good or better than anything I have seen from mid-range phones. I guess the specs on pixel density and whatnot matter but as I look at it - the colors are crisp, the images are smooth, the small print is perfectly legible - looks great to me. Movies look fabulous! AUDIO - mono speaker on the bottom. Would be great to have stereo for videos and games but this is a mid-range phone, so can't have it all for this price. Speaker jack if you like, and Bluetooth buds, phones, and external speakers all connect and work fine. Sony has put some very nice audio software (Sony, right? @@@@@@@ in the phone so you can tweak it until you get it the way you like it. CAMERA - some mid-range phones have a better camera, some don't. Two lenses on the back and a decent selfie lens on the front. Photos and videos can be shot in the 21:9 ratio, although viewing them on another phone with different ratio will give black bars or cut some off. If that's a big problem for you, then don't shoot photos or videos in 21:9 and just set the phone to the ratio you want to use. Half the reviewers seem to think the camera is great, half the reviewers think no so great. If you are buying a phone for the camera, then you aren't buying this one anyway. BLUETOOTH - connects fine, works well, nothing special - about the same as everyone else. PHONE CALLS - 4G LTE works fine - about the same as everyone else. OS - just about vanilla Android 9 Pie, with some Sony overlays to help with screen navigation, and that's about it. No bloatware. SPEED - Snapdragon 636 - better than many mid-range phones, not a powerful gaming phone. Respectable chipset with 4GB RAM and works smoothly for everything I have tried including some light gaming. Apps open instantly for the most part and running couple apps on split-screen is smooth. To me is it buttery smooth. If you are wanting a flagship with an 800 series Snapdragon, why are you looking at this phone anyway? BATTERY - lots of chatter from the reviewers about the 3,000 mAh battery - "too small" and "should be bigger" and whatnot. OK other phones have the same battery and some have larger in the mid-range models. My phone gets unplugged at 5:45 AM to start the day. I came from a 3,000 mAh "old" phone that was usually out of juice by 3:00 - 4:00 PM, if I was lucky enough to last that long. Bought an extra charger to keep at work to top it off around lunch to make it through the day, and that was with light use. The Xperia 10 Plus is in my hand as I write this review and it has 50% at 7:00 PM and I have been fiddling around with it all day getting used to it and watching video during lunch and trying out some games when I get the chance. much more use than 'normal' and also I like a bright screen. Whatever is going on with the processor and Sony's adjustments to the OS or whatever they do to get the battery to last longer - it works just fine! I don't see having battery problems getting through the day and will be happy to re-charge every night. If you want a phone that goes 2 days without a charge and use it constantly - this ain't it. INTERNAL MEMORY - 64GB about the same or better as everyone else. Put in a microSD if you need more storage. WIRELESS/STREAMING - tell the Xperia what wireless networks you prefer, and it will connect without problems. Good connection to our home PLEX server and the Xperia plays high quality streaming video seamlessly. FINGERPRINT READER - on the side, where your fingers are. I'm right-handed on the phone so perfect spot for my thumb and have added a few other fingers for the occasional pick-up-the-phone differently occasions. Multiple fingerprints available, all of them work, all of them open the phone without hesitation. BUILD QUALITY - the Xperia feels solid without being overly hefty - meaning it has a comfortable weight. The back of the phone seems to be a matte finish plastic stuff, and the front of the phone is Go-rilla glass. Half the world wants a glass-wrapped phone that's bright and shiny and shows every flipping fingerprint, half the world wants a matte finish. Actually, I don't really care because the first thing I do is put a case on a new phone and a high-impact screen protector on the front because I go years before replacing or upgrading, and don't want to break a perfectly good phone before I'm done with it. I don't care about the finish - the phone is in a CASE for gosh sakes. BOTTOM LINE - for me - maybe for you - maybe not. I really like this phone. It is different, unique, and stands out (literally) in a huge crowd of "pretty much the same thing and they all look pretty much alike" mid-range phones that currently flood the market. I like the tall screen and having more vertical room for surfing and room to spare for a truly useable "split screen" - all that without having a monster-wide hand grenade to fumble around with - and I can get that with the Xperia 10 Plus and no other mid-range phone on the market can meet those needs. Really, with all the chatter about "how tall" the Xperia is, it isn't even an ? inch longer than my old phone, although it is narrower and easier to wrap my hand around and thumb the screen. I think Sony is on to something here, and really believe that as time passes more and more video content will be 21:9, but today a majority of video content is still geared to the screens on every other manufacturer's phones. I love to "unwind" by settling down and watching videos on my phone (wife gets the TV so go figure) and this is perfect for me. Get a "regular sized" phone screen like I have been using up until now, and movies have bars on the top and bottom and TV shows fit just fine. Get the Xperia 10 Plus like I have now, and movies and new TV shows fit perfectly, and other videos have black bars on the right and left sides. Either way you get black bars, so decide what works best for you and there's your answer. I'm starting to get real comfortable with the "tall and skinny" Xperia that looks and plays like nothing else on the "my phone looks just like the other ones" market. For me, getting a new phone is an "every 3 or 4 years" decision, and I think I'm going to be OK with this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend