Sony has taken another step forward compared with competitors, releasing Xperia 1, Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus and by choosing the display with an aspect ratio of 21:9.
This is the standard aspect ratio used in the cinema, and the aim is to make it easier to watch videos or take pictures. We have already tested the new Xperia 10 and I want to share with you our impressions.
Price and release date
Sony Xperia 10 will be on the shelves of USssia in March, however on the official Sony website does not specify the price at which will sell the smartphone.
As for the other countries, in the UK the device will cost 299 pounds ($390). Therefore, it is expected that in USssia the price will oscillate approximately in the same range.
the Screen on the Xperia 10 is not as impressive as on Xpeira 1, but do not forget that in this case we are dealing with a more affordable phone. However, you will still be surprised when you first see Xperia 10.
The smartphone has 6-inch FHD+ screen with an aspect ratio of 21:9. This means that the display is much longer than any other smartphone. The idea is that when you turn it, it will offer the best aspect ratio for watching videos or photos.
If you watch movies on certain streaming services, it makes a lot of sense, as this aspect ratio will help the movie to fit perfectly in the provided display and to avoid gaps, notably for other smartphones on the market.
Sony claims that nearly 70% of the movies on Netflix are made specifically for the 21:9 format. There are also other compatible services such as Amazon Prime Video and its own video service from Sony. But don't expect all movies and TV shows that you watch will look perfect in this format.
In a short time using the phone we found that the display is clear and bright, with high resolution. Yes, of course it's not 4K on the Sony Xperia 1, but, nevertheless, it looks great.
Sony 10 Xperia feel like a premium phone considering its price. It has a glass front and metal back, and looks very thin.
Weighs 162 g with dimensions of 156 x 68 x 8.4 mm.
At the right edge of the device built fingerprint, which is very convenient if you're right handed. Lefties might find this position a bit difficult to use.
I wonder what the scanner is not inside the power button as it was on previous Sony phones, and separately from it — between nutrition and volume.
The camera is a little on the back of the phone, but we are sure it will not irritate users. Perhaps the design is not the best, but considering how much it will cost Xperia 10, we are impressed with how the device feels in your hand.
For your smartphone there are plenty of color options. You can buy the usual black and silver and blue and pink.
Operating system and features
As for the specifications, the phone features a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 630 we've seen on such powerful phones like Sony Xperia XA2 and the latest version of the Nokia 6.1. It will not give you phenomenal performance, but it should be said that the chipset worked fine on previous devices.
You can count on a good performance because the device has 3 GB of RAM. By default, internal memory is 64 GB, but the gadget also supports microSD 512 GB. The novelty will run on Android 9 Pie.
the Battery and the camera
On Xperia 10 with double rear camera, which, in General, satisfactory, but hardly surprised. A 13-megapixel sensor combined with the 5 megapixel for photos with the bokeh effect.
It is able to record videos in 4K, and some pictures can be done with an aspect ratio of 21:9, so you can use the screen fully.
На передней панели телефона установлена 8-мегапиксельная selfie-камера, которая работает хорошо, но вряд ли предоставит топовый selfie experience.
the battery Capacity of 2870 mAh, which, we hope, the gadget will work without recharging the whole day. There are also software fast-charge, it is wireless charging on Xperia 10 or on any of its phones.
At the moment the main phone Sony — is Xperia 1, so it is unlikely that the Xperia 10 will surprise you. However, the smartphone looks impressive, considering its price.
The aspect ratio of 21:9 will not please everyone, but if you spend hours every day watching video, you probably rate the device properly.
- a Unique display.
- Impressive performance, given the wall.
- Отсутствие wireless charging.
- the aspect Ratio is not suitable for all.