Sony Xperia 10 II

Sony Xperia 10 II Review, Pros and Cons – Sony launches a more affordable alternative to the Xperia 1 II, widely known as the Sony Xperia 10 II. Hopefully, this mid-ranger design will give a robust performance, attractive images, and videos from day one. This high-powered Xperia 10 II, admittedly, has fewer feature-rich components compared to his older brother but comes with Sony’s slim shape design that dissolves most aspects. Now, let’s start the review and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of having the Sony Xperia 10 II.

Sony Xperia 10 II Review

Highlights

  1. Unlike regular main devices, it renders a 6.0 inches OLED screen with decent brightness settings.
  2. Raw performance is maintained by the mid-level Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC, along with Adreno 610 graphics unit.
  3. A set of triple cameras is positioned on the rear panel, while the old school notch selfie cameras on the front.
  4. The 18 W fast charging with a 3600 mAh battery.
  5. The Sony Xperia 10 II costs around $ 350 (about 24,990 INR) in the USA.

Design and Display

The peculiar narrow shape gives a feeling of premium construction, even after having a polycarbonate side frame, and the glossy layout immersively enhances the design aspect of the Sony Xperia 10 II. For colors, it is available in shades of black or white, which looks very attractive, and the touchwood seems to do a reasonable job of providing quite standard material for a glass smartphone.

In addition to the regular retro design, the 6.0 inches stylish OLED panel for its 21:9 aspect ratio finish. In addition, few more things, like gorilla glass 6 on the front and back to make it durable. Plus, you’ll get full IP65/68 certification for water and dust resistance, which is certainly rare in this price range.

Memory and Internal

It comes with Android 10 OS that adds a few more tweaks to the standard Android operating system, including dark mode and several other features. Beneath the hood, this flagship equips a very suitable Snapdragon 665 chipset on its board, and the octa-core processing unit helps a little with performance-oriented tasks.

In terms of storage, a microSD slot goes up to 1 TB using a shared SIM slot to increase the 128 GB of onboard internal storage and support 4 GB of RAM, check here Xperia 5 II smartphone pros and cons.

Camera

A versatile triple camera port includes 12 MP primary, 8 MP telephoto, and 8 MP ultra-wide comes as a set of different exposure cameras. As for the front camera, the normal 8 MP selfie camera is provided, while the built-in camera app interfaces differently to standard smartphones.

In addition, it is necessary to manually start the night mode, which is automatically opened in the procedure. In addition, you can capture medium images and 4k videos with EIS support.

Battery and Others

Now, let’s talk about the battery, Sony Xperia 10 II has a 3600 mAh battery that can easily last 91 hours on a single charge via the 18 W fast charge. Fortunately, this should keep you active all day, especially by extending the gaming session limit. However, it did not have a dedicated game mode.

In addition to the battery section, the company once again met the expectations of new generation users and added the modern edge-mounted fingerprint sensor to maintain its main standard label. However, it has only a single speaker grid, which produces adequate sound, but has a 3.5 mm jack port.

Sony Xperia 10 II pros and cons

Sony Xperia 10 II Specifications Detail

Down below you can see the full specifications of the Sony Xperia 10 II smartphone.

SpecificationsSony Xperia 10 II
Network2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
AnnouncedFebruary 2020
Weight151 g
SIMHybrid Dual SIM
BuildGlass front, glass back, and plastic frame
ProtectionIP65/IP68 dust/water resistant
Gorilla Glass 6
Dimensions157 x 69 x 8.2 mm
Size6.0 inches
DisplayCapacitive touchscreen OLED, 16M colors
Resolution1080 x 2520 pixels
OSAndroid 10
ChipsetQualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
CPUOcta-core
(4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold
4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
GPUAdreno 610
Card slotYes (uses shared SIM slot)
RAM4GB
Internal128GB
Camera12MP, 8MP, and 8MP
Selfie8MP
LoudspeakerYes
3.5 mm jackYes
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFCYes
RadioNo
USBUSB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
SensorsSide mounted Fingerprint
accelerometer, proximity, compass
BatteryLi-Po 3060 mAh battery
Fast charging 18W
Quick Charge 3.0
USB Power Delivery
ColorsBlack, White, Mint Green, Berry Blue
Price$350 (roughly 24,990 INR)

Sony Xperia 10 II Pros and Cons

Down below you can see the list of pros and cons (advantages and disadvantages) of the Sony Xperia 10 II smartphone.

Pros

  1. Being able to provide a feeling of premium prominence.
  2. Gorilla Glass 6 protection.
  3. A 6.0 inches OLED display.
  4. IP65/IP68 dust/water resistant
  5. 18W fast charging support
  6. USB On-The-Go

Cons

  1. Average image quality and graininess here and there.
  2. Moderate refresh rate settings
  3. No wireless charging
  4. Low battery capacity
  5. Micro SD card uses a shared SIM slot

Conclusion

The Sony Xperia 10 II update to last year’s mid-range phone and surprisingly boasts several features to put it on a much cheaper flagship smartphone and for the price tag of $ 350. At the end of the day, it’s a fair deal if you ignore its cons and you will undoubtedly have a premium feel from the first day.

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