Sony - Xperia 10 with 64GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked) - Black
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor
The octa-core 2.2GHz processor and 3GB of RAM deliver outstanding overall performance for opening and running applications, flipping through menus, and more.
Android 9.0 Pie OS
Adapts to you and the way you use your phone, learning your preferences as you go. Your experience gets better over time, and it keeps things running smoother and longer.
Compatible with GSM carriers, including AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon
It also works with GSM SIM kits, including Cricket Wireless, Tracfone, Net10, H2O, AT&T Prepaid, and Simple Mobile.
4G LTE speed
This Sony Xperia cell phone provides fast web connection for downloading apps, streaming content, and staying connected on social media.
6" Full HD+ touch screen with 2520 x 1080 resolution and 457 ppi
The extra-large screen is matched with a slim body to comfortably fit in your hand. The 21:9 extended display ensures easier multitasking and immersive viewing. Gorilla Glass 5 resists scratches.
13.0MP and 5.0MP dual rear-facing camera
Offers 21:9 cinema ratio, movie recording, and bokeh effect for artistic photos with defocused background. Also includes an 8.0MP front-facing camera for self-portraits and videos.
64GB internal memory and microSD slot
This cell phone provides plenty of storage space for your contacts, music, apps, and more. Expand your storage by up to 512GB by adding a microSD card (sold separately).
Sony's audio expertise always by your side
Hear music as the artist intended with high-resolution audio. DSEE HX™ improves the quality of low-resolution music files. The smart amplifier delivers a loud, rich sound through the speaker.
* SIM card is not included.
- Sony Xperia 10 with 64GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked)
- Lithium-polymer battery
- USB to USB Type-C cable
- Owner's manual
- Wireless Technology2G, 3G, 4G LTE, GSM
- Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 Pie
- Usage Time(s)Talk (GSM): up to 1800 min; Talk (WCDMA): up to 1440 min; Talk (LTE): up to 1860 min; Talk (Wi-Fi): up to 1320 min; Standby (GSM): up to 728 hrs; Standby (WCDMA): up to 817 hrs; Standby (LTE): up to 760 hrs; Playback (MP3 (via headset)): up to 22 hrs; Playback (Full HD video (H.264)): up to 15 hrs
- Processor Speed2.2 gigahertz
- Internal Memory64 gigabytes
- Screen Size6 inches
- Water ResistantNo
- Phone Memory (RAM)3 gigabytes
- Front-Facing Camera8 megapixels
- Processor BrandQualcomm
- Rear-Facing Camera13 megapixels
- Processor Model630
- Internet ConnectableYes
- Product NameXperia 10 with 64GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked)
- Data Plan RequiredNo
- Device ManufacturerSony
- Additional Hardware IncludedCharger, USB to USB Type-C cable
- Phone StyleSmartphone
- Model NumberI3123 - BLACK
- Color CategoryBlack
- Email CapableYes
- Keyboard TypeTouch Screen
- Media Card SlotmicroSD
- Mobile Hotspot CapabilityYes
- Built-In GPSYes
- SensorsAccelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Compass, Fingerprint sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Magnetometer, Proximity sensor
- Wireless ChargingNo
- Social Media and Messaging ServicesSMS, MMS
- Stylus DockNone
- Headphone JackYes
- Display TypeLTPS-LCD
- Touch ScreenYes
- Integrated CameraYes - Front and Back
- Recording Resolution3840 x 2160 (4K)
- Battery TypeLithium-polymer
- Battery Capacity2870 milliampere hours
- Fast Charging TechnologyPower Delivery 2.0
- Bluetooth EnabledYes
- NFC TechnologyYes
- Charging Interface(s)USB Type C
- Model FamilySony Xperia 10
- Expandable Memory up to512 gigabytes
- SIM Card SizeNano SIM
- SIM Card SlotsSingle SIM
- Carrier CompatibilityAT&T, Cricket, H2O Wireless, MetroPCS, Net10, Simple Mobile, T-Mobile, TRACFONE, Verizon
- Data Transmission TypeEDGE, GPRS, HSPA+, LTE
- Data Transmission Peak Download Rate600 megabits per second
- Data Transmission Peak Upload Rate150 megabits per second
- Wireless CompatibilityBluetooth, Wireless A, Wireless AC, Wireless B, Wireless G, Wireless N
- Network TypeGSM
- 4G LTE Band1, 12, 13, 17, 2, 25, 28, 29, 3, 4, 5, 66, 7, 8
- GSM 2G Frequency1800, 1900, 850, 900
- GSM 3G Frequency1700, 1900, 2100, 850, 900
- Stylus IncludedNo
- Product Height6.1 inches
- Product Depth0.3 inches
- Product Weight5.7 ounces
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts1 Year
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Labor1 Year
- Internal CarrierNot Applicable
Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 109 reviews(109 Reviews)
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great Starter Budget Phone. Camera is MEHPosted .
Sony - Xperia 10 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *****Review***** --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Have you tried watching a movie or some sort of video on a phone that has 21:9 aspect ratio? I’m going to say… Probably not. Well, thanks to Sony releasing the Xperia 10; you can now watch your favorite movies or videos at a “cinematic” level. This is of course possible if that movie/video can be displayed at a 21:9 aspect ratio. So if you’re an individual that enjoys watching movies/videos on their phone, you’re going to enjoy the Xperia 10 for that purpose. In addition, if you’re the type that likes to utilize split screen mode, thanks to the 21:9 aspect ratio; you’ll be able to view more thanks to the tall screen on the Xperia 10. When it comes down to the practicality of the phone since it’s so tall, the Xperia 10 fits comfortably in your hand and you can do pretty much what you need with one hand. The Xperia 10 is equipped with a Gorilla Glass 5 that is 6 inches and with a resolution of full HD+ for your viewing pleasure. Although the LCD screen looks sharp and does the job, in my opinion the colors are a bit dull and it doesn’t really “pop”. Going from a Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact to the Xperia 10, the first thing I notice is the more modern look along with the slimmer bezels. The top of the phone still has a larger bezel and that is due to it housing the earpiece and the 8 megapixel camera for all you selfie lovers out there. Another thing I noticed is that the fingerprint sensor has moved from the back of my XZ2 Compact. With the Xperia 10, the fingerprint sensor is now located on the side of the phone. With the fingerprint sensor, you’ll also find the volume rocker as well as the power button. Sony has done a pretty decent job with the build quality of the Xperia 10. Although the back of the Xperia 10 is polycarbonate, you’ll notice that there’s metallic finishes to assist with making the Xperia 10 look more “premium”. One thing that is key here is that the Xperia 10 is a budget friendly phone. Within the price range of what it is, you can’t really compare it to high end phones out there on the market currently. The Xperia 10 internals kinda speak on behalf of this. With the Xperia 10, your under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 3GB of RAM, and Adreno 508 which is all a bit “dated” in my opinion. Sony does give you 64GB of storage with an expandable slot of up to 512GB so that is quite nice. Along with that, the Xperia 10 is equipped with a 2,870mAh battery. With my usage, I’m able to go through a day just fine. This will be different depending on your usage. When it comes down to the camera, I’d say it’s not really that good. When trying to capture pictures it doesn't feel fluid (sorta choppy/lags) nor does the camera take pictures in dim light settings. With the Xperia 10, you’ll have a 13 megapixel camera lens paired with 5 megapixel depth sensing lens. With the general usage of the phone, it's definitely usable. Is it the fastest? Definitely not. But again ladies and gentlemen, you're purchasing a budget phone here. Overall, I have to say that at the price point of the Xperia 10; you’re getting a pretty decent phone. Again its not by any means super impressive but you’re technically not buying a high end phone here; keep that in mind. With the 21:9 aspect ratio, it really makes it useful for watching movies/videos and multitasking. You may not be getting the best camera, screen or phone on the market currently; but again the Xperia 10 was not designed to compete with all these high end phones out there. All in all if you're looking for a mid range phone for perhaps your kids or someone that isn't tech hungry (latest and greatest); the Sony Xperia 10 may just be for you. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *****Quick Features & Specs***** --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Xperia 10 features a 21:9 Wide display for improved Multi-tasking and immersive movie watching 21:9 Movie recording with a dual camera system With 21:9 Movie recording, you can record and enjoy in the same cinema ratio used in the movies The Xperia 10’s 13MP camera lets you take stunning photos in any situation and in different aspect ratios like 21:9 While the 5MP camera helps you achieve beautiful background blurring, known as ‘Bokeh’, which is perfect for artistic portraits Slender design that’s easy to use and fits your hand perfectly Side sense quickly shows your favourite apps, so you don’t have to scroll for them With your 21:9 Wide display, you can enjoy compatible 21:9 content from Netflix on your smartphone in the cinema-style aspect ratio they were meant to be watched in 21:9 Wide display 6” Full HD+ 21:9 Movie recording with a dual camera (13MP + 5MP) High-Resolution Audio with DSEE HX™ and LDAC 3GB RAM 64GB eMMC internal memory microSDXC support (up to 512GB) Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Mobile Platform 2870 mAh Xperia Adaptive Charging Battery Care Corning Gorilla Glass 5 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *****What's in the box***** --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sony Xperia 10 with 64GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked) Charger USB to USB Type-C cable Owner's manualI would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Feature Packed Without Breaking the BankPosted .
**Summary** With its uniquely long and narrow 21:9 aspect ratio, the new mid-range Sony Xperia 10 caters to users who consume cinematic content and multi-task using split screen. Combining premium build quality, smooth performance, feature rich front and rear cameras, and a nearly stock android operating system, Sony shows us that it can offer great value without too many compromises. **Performance** The Sony Xperia performs very well for a mid-range phone. It is easy to hold with one hand, no matter if you have large or small hands. The phone feels centrally balanced with a smooth back and a nicely finished full HD 1080 x 2560, 6” screen constructed with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 material. It comes pre-installed with Android 9 Pie, and Sony doesn’t deviate much from stock Android. There isn’t much bloatware that comes with it other than Sony’s own Xperia Lounge app and an FM Radio app. Netflix and Facebook come pre-installed and baked into the OS as well, but I would have much rather it not come prepackaged since it doesn’t give us any flexibility to uninstall these apps. After all, how hard is it to download these apps from the Google Play Store? **Swiping: Swiping and scrolling across the screen are smooth, fast, and instantaneous. **Unique Sony Features: Sony adds two new very useful features to the Android user interface to facilitate navigation with one hand: 1. One Handed Mode and 2. Side Sense. I think that Sony acknowledges that this is a tall phone where some folks with smaller hands may find it difficult to reach all the way to the top of the screen while holding it with one hand. To solve this, Sony introduces One Handed Mode in which you can double tap the home button to reduce the display size of the screen that you are viewing. The smaller screen can be resized to your choosing. The reduced screen can now be easier to navigate with one hand. Think of this as Sony’s version of resizing a screen for Android similar to how you would reduce the screen size on a Windows PC environment. The second feature is Side Sense. By double tapping a sensor area bar to the right edge of the screen, it will bring up your frequently used apps. I think both of these features should be implemented on all smartphones. I applaud Sony with my free hand (while holding my Sony phone with the other hand) for coming up with them. **Camera: The dual rear camera comes with a 13MP f/2.0 and 5MP f/2.4 cameras. The front camera is an 8MP, f/2.0 shooter. The camera performs very well under sufficient lighting. The HDR feature on the camera does a fantastic job balancing out a high contrast scene. Pictures come out sharp, detailed, and colors are accurately reproduced. In my experience, even low light photos are acceptable with the Sony Xperia. You’ll need to expect some graininess, artifacts from high iso, and softness in your pictures under low light using the Sony Xperia’s camera. After all, the camera’s tiny image sensor and software post processing can only do so much. The built in flash will help with some of these situations. Apart from this, the camera comes with various modes to improve your experience: Portrait Selfie, Bokeh, Slow Motion, Manual, Creative Effect, and Panorama Modes are all available to explore. **Video: The Sony Xperia does a fine job recording video. You have a choice in recording in 4K (16:9)(I assume it’s 30fps), 4K (21:9)(again, 30fps?), Full HD (30fps), Full HD (60fps), HD, VGA, and MMS. Sony offers Steady Shot to stabilize the video images. **21:9 Aspect Ratio: I don’t think any other smartphone manufacturer on the market right now offers a 21:9 aspect ratio other than Sony. Sony purposely chose the 21:9 aspect ratio to enable users to watch cinematic content on its smartphones without the top and bottom black bars that you frequently find when watching movies on screens that do not have the native 21:9 aspect ratio that cinema is shot in. It definitely works well when watching movies. The entire smartphone screen, every pixel in fact, was used when I watched movies using the phone. However, keep in mind that this only works for content that was produced in the 21:9 aspect ratio. Sony’s marketing department conveniently forgets to mention that for all other video content, you’ll see not only the top and bottom bars, but perhaps some left and right black bars as well as they were not originally recorded in the 21:9 aspect ratio. I found this out while watching some youtube content when I maximized the video screen only to find out that I had a video bordered on all sides by thick black frames. I heard these black bars will show up for some shows on Netflix as well. So much for the 21:9 marketing. Sigh. To Sony’s credit, however, the 21:9 aspect ratio does work well for split screen usage. It provides plenty of usable real estate when using two apps such as browsing with the Chrome web browser simultaneously while reading Gmail. I found split screen particularly useful when listening to music off of YouTube. We’ve all been there where we’re listening to music on Youtube, and tried placing the app in the background only to find out that the music turns off. Well, with split screen, this provides a workaround where you simultaneously have the Youtube app open on half the display while using your other app, e.g. Gmail or Chrome browser, on the other half of the display. **What else should you know about the Sony Xperia 10?** +Let’s not forget about call quality, after all this is a cell phone first and an entertainment center second. Call voices come through clearly and the speaker can get plenty loud. I’m on T-mobile, and the phone works well with this carrier. +The phone has a 3.5mm aux jack to connect headphones. Kudos to Sony for not following other manufacturers in abandoning the 3.5mm jack. +The internal speaker sounds surprisingly good. Great clarity for dialogue and music from a small speaker, but I still recommend connecting a bluetooth speaker or using headphones. +Battery: It’s a 2,870 mAh capacity battery. I got around 7 hours running on 50% brightness and playing movies continuously. On standby, with only wifi on, the battery percentage dropped approximately 5% in 10 hours. I believe that with moderate use, you’ll have no problem getting through a whole day without charging. Sony also includes a Stamina mode that kicks in to conserve battery when the battery percentage drops to a certain number of your choosing. +The first thing you should do after powering on the phone and connecting to your network is to update the phone to Sony’s latest version of the OS. It has been reported that the phone may experience some performance hiccups with the factory shipped OS out of the box. +If you remove the compartment that houses the nano Sim card while the phone is on, it will automatically power down and reboot. Don’t be alarmed. This is normal for the Sony Xperia 10. +The tray for the micro SD card will require you to have some length to your fingernails in order to pry it out to insert your micro SD card. +You can use a micro SD Card with up 512Mb of storage. +The phone is spec’d with 64 gb of internal storage, however, there’s actually only around 49 gb that’s available for use. The operating system took out a large chunk of storage. +I don’t know how many nits of screen brightness the display can be at its brightest, but I was quite happy that I was able to still view the content on the screen outside in bright sunlight without having to shade the phone. Even my Google Pixel XL (1st Gen) couldn’t get to such brightness levels and had difficulty viewing under sunlight. And that’s considered a premium phone. +The phone comes with bluetooth v5.0, but if all of your connecting devices are v 4.x and below, you won’t be able to take advantage of what v5.0 has to offer. +The Sony Xperia 10 has the Google Assistant built in. Once you teach it to recognize your voice, the phone’s microphone easily pick up your “Hey Google” or “Okay Google” command and responds. **Should you buy it?** The Xperia 10 has plenty of noteworthy features packed into a mid-range phone. It’ll definitely suit most users’ needs whose concerns are mainly focused around speedy performance, a very capable camera, and a beautiful bright screen. And as an added benefit, it won’t break the bank. If you consider the Xperia 10 by itself, it’s definitely worthy to be considered at its price point. However, the decision becomes hazy when you begin to consider competing mid-range phones. Under the hood, the Sony Xperia 10’s processor is a capable, but aging Snapdragon 630 chip with 3 gb of RAM and with an average 2,870 mAh battery. Keen consumers will notice that competing manufacturers are releasing phones with a newer, faster Snapdragon 632 chip, 4 gb of RAM, and batteries having capacities over 3,000mAh at a similar or lower price point. The Xperia 10 keeps up with the mid-range competition, but is quickly at risk of falling behind in terms of technical specs. I think Sony made a misstep here and this is where I decided to deduct a star from my rating. It should have at least offered the faster 632 chip, 4 gb RAM, and a larger capacity battery to lead the competition especially with its 21:9 aspect ratio, which is its biggest selling point. Technical specs aside though, I still really enjoyed the solid premium build quality, the snappy performance, and the super wide 21:9 very bright screen. This is a worthy phone that should be on your mid-range short list.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Short List Budget PhonePosted .
If you have a limited budget you should definitely consider this phone. I know a quick comparison to other phones specifications makes it appear average, but after using it for a week I like the lite feel and clean interface. In terms of experience it is very similar to a two other budget phones I recently purchased and has a few neat features. Pros - Solid feel and premium look. - Bright and clear Gorilla glass screen - Great Battery life. Standby of over 3 days. With moderate use and no battery saving enabled I still made it well over a day. - Good call quality and adequate speaker volume - Side mounted finger print reader works great - Sony's bundled picture and video editing apps are useful - Smooth and responsive - Good video recording quality. Steady shot is forgiving of shaky hands. 4k to SD card without any issues. Things to consider - The camera is quick to load and capture images, but I found images a little soft and the menu layouts could be better. Image quality overall is ok, but I wouldn't recommend it for a avid photographer. - I didn't like the Sony single button, but there is a option to revert to the more traditional 3 button layout. - Some of the Sony smart features don't always work perfectly, but all of them can be disabled from the menu. I often accidently cover the light sensor on the front of the phone with my finger when taking photos activating the backlight control and the smart screen lock out. I would recommend trying this phone if you are on a budget. It is well built and Sony has kept customizations optional and lite.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
A premium budget-priced phonePosted .
I have been an iOS user for many years. That said, I enjoy exploring different operating systems and love checking out various types of hardware. So, when the opportunity to review the Sony Xperia 10, I jumped at it, which was released to the public in February 2019. The Xperia 10 is considered a ‘budget’ phone by today’s standards, but I have to admit, that I found it was much more than that. The Sony Xperia 10 arrived in a simple white box with the name of the product printed on the box. Inside, you’ll find the phone along with a USB-C charging cable, a 5V power adapter, and lots of little paper pamphlets. There is a startup guide, but there isn’t much to it. Getting started with the phone is very simple though. I started up the phone and then logged into a Google account, which synced to other Google products I have been using. With it being a smartphone, I decided to run it through a few tests based on how I normally use my iPhone on a daily basis. Here are some of the areas I looked at: Entertainment: I watched quite a bit of Netflix and YouTube on the phone and was impressed with the quality of the video on the vibrant LCD. I also used Pandora to stream music while I worked. I happened to have a pair of Sony CH700 Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones to use with the Xperia 10. Not only did the headphones connect without any issue, but the phone also recognized the Sony wireless headphones and suggested that I download the companion app for the headphones. The music sounded great and there was no problem with how the two devices worked together. Productivity: I typically use smartphones throughout the day to keep up with my daily calendar. My co-workers and I recently started sharing Google calendars so that we can keep up with each others’ schedules. Because the Xperia 10 syncs directly with Google accounts, the calendars show up without any problem. I love being able to view the calendar on my phone — and any other Google product — and then see the same information on my computer. Phone Functions: The basic functions of the phone work as they should. I thought the call quality was above average and that other features of the phone were easy to navigate. One of my favorite features of the phone was how it feels in the hand. Because it is slightly thinner than the iPhone XS, it just seems to fit my hand better. It’s very easy to reach functions on the touch screen with one hand. The only issue I really had with basic functions of the phone was that I had to press the wake button on the side each time I wanted to see the screen. The iPhone provides a function that wakes up the screen when you tap it. I have become so accustomed to this feature that it was shock to the system when I couldn’t do it on the Xperia 10. Battery: I thought the battery life was incredible. I left it on standby for several days and the phone held its power well. I even found that after using the Xperia 10 to watch videos for long periods of time (several hours) that the battery life didn’t suffer greatly. Out of the box the Xperia felt like an extension of my hand. While I am an iOS user at heart, I can’t deny that the ‘feel’ of the phone is wonderful. The back of the phone has a matte finish, too, which also makes it a better holding experience than an iPhone because you don’t feel like you’re going to drop it nor will it slide out of your hand. The screen is incredibly clear. I really enjoyed watching videos on the Xperia and thought that the audio quality was incredible. It was a little harder to hear audio than it was on an iPhone, but I think that was a volume issue and not a quality issue. Overall, I thought the Xperia 10 is a quality smartphone for the price. It’s affordable, durable, and enjoyable to use.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Nice smartphone by sonyPosted .
This is a nice phone with enough built in storage for most simple users. The screen is plenty large at 6 inches, oddly narrow though. When I run out of built in storage its simple enough to pop in a micro sd card. Android 9 is nice and snappy, seem to be no lag withe lower quality processor on my most frequently used apps and games. I wish this had the newer AX/WiFi6 built in, but not a biggie. Only been able to find 1 case for the phone only through Sony, no screen protecters yet. The built in finger scanner on the right side is fast and responsive, I like the side position vs the back. All in all a well built mid range phone, for mid to low end needsI would recommend this to a friend
FeaturesQuality3 out of 5Value5 out of 5Ease of Use4 out of 5
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great screen, but some down fallsPosted .Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
I really love this phone. It's mainly best promoted for it's screen. I do agree that the screen resolution is great, the bezel less screen makes your videos look amazing, the faulty though.. since it is a longer screen, sometimes the image in a video cuts off from top and bottom to make the video image for to screen. So sometimes it can get annoying to watch how an actors head gets cut off while he is talking. All you see is the portion if his face from his eyebrows down, when you know the video shows his entire he'd. Another thing I didn't find quite favorable to this amazing screen were the speakers. It only has sound cool Ming out from a bottom speaker so when you're using it to watch a film you can hear the sounds come out only through that bottom speaker. The phone is nice to hold, slim, touch sensor on the side makes it easy to access immediately.. I personally made a comparison of this phone's speed to a Google pixel 3a since the Specs of both phone processors are identical. And the Sony being brand new out if the box wasn't as fast as the already in use Google phone. It had some lag on the speed of opening an application, or a web page, etc.. So there you have it, you get what you pay for. Oh and also.. this goes to best buy geek squad. I bought this phone open box.. the phone wouldn't work initially. The Netflix application wouldn't open at all. I called best buy geek squad and didn't know how to help me, because they made sure it worked.. When I bought the open box product it said it was in excellent condition and that it was examined thoroughly by their geek squad team. The phone had a lot of software problems, including the fact that the Netflix application wouldn't open. I tried to factory reset it initially and that didn't make a difference.. I had to uninstall the software from the phone and reinstall with Sony's program software and the phone started working again. So if you guys buy an open product and you don't know how to fix your own technology, don't trust those stickers that say that their "geek squad team" made sure it was in great condition, because they don't. They do some superficial inspections and throw it back on the shelf to resale as "fully inspected".
FeaturesQuality3 out of 5Value5 out of 5Ease of Use4 out of 5I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Delightful treat to use!Posted .
This phone is tall and skinny, perhaps that is what allowed them to make the phone a higher resolution. I've seen nothing like it. Heck it reminds me of my remote from my Sony Trinitron size wise. Anyhow, I open up the box and I find directions, cords and the phone... Examining the phone, I see a slot for your Sim Card, Memory Card and...... Your volume buttons. The Sim Card slot is awesome, it's tool-less which people who want to use the phone in a hurry will appreciate. I had no problem setting it up with the SIM Card in fact it's the easiest tray I've worked with thus far. I picked my plan, Net 10 Wireless for $20 a month which gets you 1GB High Speed LTE Data (2g there after) plus unlimited talk and text........ Important to know , this phone mostly works on GSM only. So if you have a provider that has GSM, you can use it with this plan. If you plan to use it with Verizon, your account needs a setting in order to use the phone on their service. I think it is called CDMALess or something. Anyhow, I setup the phone and I am greeted by the usual Google fanfare and items from Sony. I complete the setup and toward the end of the setup , Sony or Google offers to download additional apps I like , I just said no....... And the setup respected my choice. Within no time at all, the phone was up and running and I am getting LTE Plus speed on my device. Taking a look at the features, you have lots of stuff you can do with the phone, use it for GPS, Go on Facebook, listen to the FM Radio built in with a headset, tune the audio and visual qualities of the phone and so forth. Speaking of audio, the speaker is pretty loud! I was listening to iHeart Radio and it was very loud at Max setting. I like that! The Call quality? Yes it's awesome too! Crystal clear, and the reception inside my apartment from this phone is surprisingly good considering the location I am at in the building. Oh and the phone supports 5ghz Wifi band too! Score! Our router has Wireless AC so that is good! Phone seems very responsive usage wise, I opted for Facebook Lite and Messenger lite instead of the full apps because of better usability and ridding of other features I don't use. The display is very nice and it is easy to see. Maybe bump up the text to see but then again nothing bad..... It does a great job keeping the display clear and somewhat repels fingerprints. I am comparing that to the last phone I owned.... You most likely will need a case for the phone. I was able to find one online from a retailer before this phone arrived which I make it a point to get the phone outfitted in a case before any purchase or obtaining of a new phone and so forth. I can't help but think of the retail price on this phone. It seems a bit much for the features that it has. I am not sure if brand name or quality , or an unlocked status of the phone can drive price, but it seems that it could be lower..... Not a deal breaker though as this is an awesome quality phone! Please note the review above is the opinion of my own. I was provided this phone for free in exchange for an honest review and no other company has influenced me.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Mid-range MultitaskerPosted .
First lets get the whiners out of the way, you know, the ones that love big K's and swear their hawk eyes can see them. This display is "only" 1080 but ultrawide. At its size it gives it a 463ppi image. This is dense enough for a very smooth screen that can satisfy anyone except those that really think they can see the emperor's new clothes. For a Mid-range the specs specs are pretty much on par with other phones. SD 630, LCD screen, etc. But what sets the Xperia 10 apart from the others is the looooooong screen. It's almost like holding a naked Hershey bar but no fear of it melting (I hope, lol). Because of the ultrawide screen this phone is made for a multi-tasker. Throw you messenger on one side and slap the browser on another. Open up Google sheets and Chrome side by side. Some apps won't work in multiscreen, like netflix, but Sony's version doesn't pause the app if it's not the one focused on. So a video won't pause while you're web browsing. Some version pause the inactive app. The Xperia 10 comes with 64GB of storage plus an external mSD card slot that supports up to 512GB cards. Sadly adoptable storage isn't a option. You can go into Dev Settings and force apps to SD and move some of the apps to your SD card if you're strapped for space. I did have a bit of trouble getting the tray out since I keep my fingernails trimmed close. The battery is only 2870mAh so a heavy user may need to keep a charging pack or spare charger around. From a 10 minute Netflix test it's possible to hit ~5.5hrs of streaming. I tested on Verizon, so throttled to 720p, 50% volume on the speakers, and 50% brightness. in 10 minutes it dropped 3%. I don't have the desire to do a full rundown because, honestly, I'll be asleep before it dies and miss my mark to take the measurement down. The dual camera allows for depth sensing and gives the bokeh effect so many people have been digging. I never really like bokeh, even on my DSL-R. I like to see what's going on in the background I like natural photos instead of forced posing . The camera is just OK - probably about as good as a low to mid range Sony point and shoot. Nowhere near as good as RX100 but you can only expect so much from a tiny multinational device. Low light has some post-processing that removes noise, but diminishes the detail. In short, use the flash if you can. One weird notice that pops up when you use the Creative effects is that it tells you that if the phone gets hot it's gonna shut down. Disheartening to see that message. Sony should have invested in better thermals if this is the case. I haven't gamed on it, but I'd suspect the a possible heat issue in gaming also. I gotta commend Sony on their one handed use. They've added three features to help those that can't reach all the way up on the long screen. First is one-handed mode - double-tap the home button and the screen reduces to a floating, resizable screen that is easily navigated by your thumb. Double-tab home and you're back to full size. Second- Side Sense. A floating small bar can be placed on one or both sides and the size, location, and transparency are customizable. Double tap the Side Sense and a quick menu pops up with easy access to frequently used apps and settings. Hitting the More Apps button and you have a mini app launcher that shows all your installed apps. I love this feature. Last is swiping up or down anywhere on the home screen. Swipe down brings the notification shade down; Up brings the apps. Some launchers need to be swiped from the edges of the top or bottom. Sony's you can swipe anywhere... except from the home button. That actually launches the recent app list. The built-in speakers are pretty impressive. Full volume and played Marley Marl's Symphony and had no distortion at all. It was loud enough to hear in the show with no problem. It did sound a bit boxy and mostly mid heavy. Tweaking the equalizer didn't change the quality much. Still it's good enough for most use and loud enough to annoy people in public. I'm probably missing a few points that I had hoped to include, but I'm tired and need to get to bed. For about tree-fiddy this phone should definitely be on anyone's list that doesn't wanna roll on the $1k phone train. The Xperia 10 is fast enough, sharp enough, and has enough features to satisfy most folks. I started the review at 83% and played videos while browsing and typing this review and it's down to 76%, that was 28 minutes ago.I would recommend this to a friend
Q: QuestionI see the Sony will work with Verizon. I want to make sure that this Sony phone will have the Wi-Fi calling feature?
Asked by Mikematnyr.
- A:Answer Online phone swap failed to activate our xperia 10. Activated with VZ support and was told to wait 10 minutes and it will be working. 2 hours kater, cant recieve or make phone calls, texting is buggy, and data works. Hour on the phone with VZ tech and was told to take it to the VZ store about an hour away. Made the trip and the SIM card was replaced and same results, no calls can be made or received. VZ store support seemed inexperienced and never worked on one of these. Was told thats all the store could do and to call Verizon and request tier 2. Waste of time for this "certified" for Verizon phone. Nice device, too bad it wont do phone calls. Good luck if you are trying on VZ... reply here if you get a tech smart enough to make it work.
Answered by Garo
Q: QuestionWill i be able to remove my sim card from my metropcs phone and put it in this phone or do i have to have it activated at a metro store?
Asked by Sidewinder.
- A:Answer You can swap the SIM without any issues
Answered by TheChosen1
Q: QuestionWill this phone work with Boost Mobile?
Asked by Luciasli.
- A:Answer There are two kinds of unlocked cell phones: regular unlocked and Universal unlock. Universal will work with any US carrier, including Boost Mobil, and with all GSM carriers around the world. So make sure you buy an Universal Unlocked phone. I recommend Xperia 10.
Answered by Lionlear
Q: QuestionDoes this phone work with Verizon carrier?
Asked by Angel.
- A:Answer Yes, with exceptions. The XPERIA 10 will work with Verizon 4G service. As of now, Verizon does still rely on outdated CDMA towers (Not supported by this device) for voice and text functions in some areas but is moving to a 100% GSM network in January 2020.
Answered by JesseColorado
Q: Questionis this work with straight talk plans ?
Asked by andrey.
- A:Answer Yes. The XPERIA 10 is GSM/4G LTE, meaning that it will indeed work with Straight Talk wireless. Just use your current micro-sim or purchase a "Bring your own phone" kit from Straight Talk.
Answered by JesseColorado