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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 66 reviews

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  • 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 is 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 is 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 are not 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 have 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 is 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 have 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 is no wireless charging. Overall I like the look of the phone. It’s like a holding a Hershey’s chocolate bar that is 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 is 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 is 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 is 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 is 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 do not. 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 do not 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 is 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 am 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 ½ 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 am 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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable to hold, great display

    Posted
    Dan292
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    I have been using my Sony Xperia 10 Plus phone for about a week now, and I’m quite happy with it. I had read that one of its selling points is its more TV-remote size, being narrower and longer than the typical smartphone. Thus it would be more comfortable to hold in your hand. Generally, I have found this to be true, but I would never mistake this phone for a TV remote as remotes are typically thicker and narrower still. But the 10 Plus is more comfortable in my hand, which I like, and its narrowness makes it fit better in my coat and pants pockets, which is a big plus for me. To put some numbers on it, my previous phone, an LG VS995 and one of the largest I had ever owned, is, with protective case attached, 3.375 inches wide, 6.5 inches long, 0.5 inch thick, and it weighs 8.4 oz. The 10 Plus, with protective case attached, is 3.0625 inches wide, 6.75 inches long, 0.375 inches thick, and weighs 7.7 oz. The narrower, thinner (and lighter) aspects of the phone are what make it more comfortable to hold. The 10 Plus is only 5/16-inch narrower and only 1/2-inch longer, but, together, the effect is that you’re holding a long, narrow device. As far as using it, I find that each smartphone is slightly different in terms of how features are implemented, how screens, wallpaper, etc. are set up and chosen, what sounds are available (I’ve never had two phones with the same choices of ringtone, so each time I get a new phone, unless I want to download ringtones separately, it’s getting used to new ring and notification tones all over again), and so forth, and this phone is no different. The display is crisp and clear. The in-call sound quality is fine. One of the distinct features of this phone is the large length-to-width ratio of its display with the idea that movies viewed on the device will be at the aspect ratio at which they were originally filmed, which is 21 x 9. I measured the display area, and it is exactly 6 inches by 2.875 inches, which is a length-to-width ratio of 2.09 and very close to the 21-to-9 (2.33 to 1) aspect ratio of movies. (My LG phone, by comparison, has the same display width, but it is a full one inch shorter in length.) The wide-screen aspect of the phone won’t be as much benefit when viewing TV shows, YouTube videos, and the like, as those are not filmed in 21 x 9, but there are other benefits to a wider screen, such as the ability to have two apps open side-by-side or to see more of a particular app. Again, to put numbers on it, the LG screen area is 14.4 square inches while the 10 Plus screen is almost three square inches (21%) larger at 17.3 square inches. Overall, I think I’m going to like having the greater screen real estate whether or not I ever watch movies on it. So, in summary, as I look at my old and my new phones side by side on my desk, the Sony Xperia 10 Plus is thinner, longer, and narrower than my previous phone, yet it has significantly more screen real estate. As I said, I’m going to very quickly get used to and like the more comfortable feel in my hand and the easier storage in my pockets while having a more versatile, useful display.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just WOW!

    Posted
    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 haven'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 is 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best phones for media consumption

    Posted
    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sony is back and strong!

    Posted
    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 is 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

    Posted
    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic mid-tier phone!

    Posted
    JayDubsFL
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    To make a long story short, unless you're a gamer, you'll never notice the difference between this phone and top-shelf phone. Performance is fantastic for the price and the display is extremely sharp! Construction is solid and doesn't feel like a toy like a lot of 2nd-tier phones do! Sony opted to go with a new form factor - 21:9 as the 18:9 and 16:9 phones were getting too wide to handle in one hand - the only other direction to go for a larger screen is up! In case you're wondering what 21:9 is - it's the same ratio that most widescreen movies are shot in. If you watch movies on your phone , this is a welcome change! The only thing missing that I would have liked to have seen on this phone is wifi-calling. At work the signal in my office is abysmal , so I typically use WiFi calling to ensure that I get all calls that come through. I won't be able to do that on this phone, but so far every call I've gotta has come through. I'm going to use this phone a bit more before making it my daily driver, but at this point I think it has earned a spot in my collection to be used on a regular basis!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Overall great phone

    Posted
    Josh
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    I've had the Xperia 10 Plus for a couple of weeks now. The long/wide screen is very nice with videos and games. You can reduce the size to accommodate if you want. The sound is excellent. Very good quality. I find myself turning it down because of how loud it can get, unless I have it sitting down playing music while I do other stuff. Storage space is good. I added a microSD card for my music and photos. Highly recommend getting one. Gotta have extra space for stuff, lol. The camera. I'm still figuring out the camera settings since it has more options than I was previously accustomed too. The quality of the photos I've taken so far are good. Once I have the camera options figured out I'll enjoy that more. Overall, this phone is exceeding my expectations. If you don't wanna pay the high price for a Galaxy or Pixel, or iPhone, I highly recommend this phone. This phone has comparable stats to those other phones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far, so good!

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    mdnorman0001
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    I really enjoy this phone! It's just slim enough to feel much more comfortable in my hands than a traditional 16, 18, 19:1 handset. The 21:9 aspect ratio took me all of about 30 minutes to get used to; only one of my apps doesn't play well with that ratio either, a weather app. I didn't even notice that until a week later either. The picture is great for an LCD screen. I really enjoy being able to customize the color too. The Qualcomm 636 is fast too, though I don't play games so I can't speak for gaming.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I really like these phone am a fan of Sony

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    MrReview76
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    Very light weight pretty fast in responding apps and searching websites. Camara is OK not the greatest, memory is great and u can add more the finger print sensor works when it want to. That's the only bad thing I have on these. Speaker is OK is a little louder then the xperia phone. The screen is slim now and not wide.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly, comfortable to hold.

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    Clem
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    This is a very long phone. But that is an advantage while browsing because we can see more content. The phone is not too broad, so it does help in holding it comfortably. The OS looks stock, except for a few Sony based app, nothing you cannot uninstall. Definitely works premium than it's price point.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast, responsive, spaceous screen

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    Lisa
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    This costed me a half of my old phone, yet I can do everything I did with it. I love the screen size, the fast speed and the light weight. I wish there are how to set and how to use videos. I needed some time to figure them out by myself, but I found it's easy to use, and now I love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Affordable versatility

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    JimHIRes
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    Reviewers call this a midrange phone. I call it a great tool at half the price of top liners. I needed hi Res music like i had on my dead Sony and a reasonable camera. I got that and more, like an elongated screen, great battery life and a solid frame.. I love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bought as a secondary phone

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    laughGAN1STAN
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    Bought item as a secondary and back up for my iPhone 6s Plus currently. My phone is older and has a cracked screen. Saw this phone and love Sony. The camera isn't that great, but the processor and unit itself is awesome. Solid product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great!

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    MKD1
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    Sony is the most underrated phone company. I have this one and the XZ Premium, and they are both great. I like the bigger screen size, but they left off the side camera shutter button. But other than that I have no complaints!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Phone

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    orbital99
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    My previous phones have been Apple or Samsung so I was skeptical about a $329 phone. This phone is great. I love the size. It is easy to handle even for someone with small hands.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it

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    Jay1988
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    At first I was skeptical about purchasing this phone. But I must say once I bought it I love it. It’s definitely different but in a good way. Definitely recommend

    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