Sony Xperia 10 now available for pre-order in the US: An interesting Moto G7 alternative

Sony Xperia 10 now available for pre-order in the US: An interesting Moto G7 alternative
Earlier today, at Mobile World Congress 2019, Sony announced four new smartphones: the high-end Xperia 1, the mid-range Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus, and the lower-end Xperia L3. While all four handsets will be released in the US eventually, for now, only one of them is available for pre-order: the Xperia 10 (pictured above).

Priced at $349.99 unlocked, the Sony Xperia 10 can be pre-ordered from Best Buy, which says it'll launch the phone on March 18. The handset is fully compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile (plus prepaid brands like MetroPCS and Cricket), but it will not work on Verizon, Sprint, or US Cellular. 

The Xperia 10 is a very interesting mid-range phone, as it sports a super-tall 6-inch IPS display with 1080 x 2520 pixels and a 21:9 aspect ratio (not found on too many handsets today). This screen is good not just for watching movies recorded in this aspect ratio, but also for multi-tasking: there's more room when you want to use two apps simultaneously. You can take a closer look at this new Sony phone in our Xperia 10 hands-on.

Pre-order the Sony Xperia 10 at Best Buy


The price and features of Sony Xperia 10 make the device compete with the Motorola Moto G7 - another new unlocked phone that's now available for pre-order and will be launched in the US in March. Both these handsets run Android 9 Pie while offering 64 GB of expandable storage space and dual rear cameras. However, the Xperia X10 uses a Qualcomm 630 processor and 3 GB of RAM, while the Moto G7 comes with a newer and slightly better Snapdragon 632 aided by 4 GB of RAM. Other two advantages that the Motorola phone has are its lower price ($299.99) and the fact that it's compatible with all major US carriers. A full specs comparison between the Sony Xperia 10 and Motorola Moto G7 is waiting for you below.

Display

Size

6.2 inches
6.0 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

82.58 %
79.21 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 SDM632
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SDM630

Processor

Octa-core, 1800 MHz, Kryo 250, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 506
Adreno 508

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64GB
64GB

OS

Android (9.0 Pie)
Android (10, 9.0 Pie)

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
2870 mAh

Charging

Motorola TurboPower
USB Power Delivery

Talk time

 
29.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)

Stand-by time

 
31.5 days (756 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)

Talk time (3G)

 
23.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
33.4 days (802 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)

Talk time (4G)

 
30 hours

Stand-by time (4G)

 
32.1 days (771 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)

Music playback

 
21.00 hours

Video playback

 
14.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 MP (PDAF)
13 MP (PDAF, CMOS image sensor)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Pixel size: 1.25 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Second camera

5 MP (Depth information)
5 MP

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.4; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD)

Features

Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 MP
8 MP

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions

6.18 x 2.96 x 0.31 inches (157 x 75.3 x 8 mm)
6.14 x 2.68 x 0.33 inches (156 x 68 x 8.4 mm)

Weight

6.07 oz (172.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.71 oz (162.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)

Materials

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3); Frame: Plastic
Back: Plastic

Resistance

Splash
 

Biometrics

2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Buyers information

Price

$ 299
$ 349
See the full Motorola Moto G7 vs Sony Xperia 10 specs comparison or compare them to other phones using our Specs Comparison tool.


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Xperia 10

PhoneArena Score:

7.0

User Score:

5.0
  • Display 6.0 inches 2520 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Dual camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 3GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2870 mAh
  • OS Android 10

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