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.

Sony Xperia 10 vs Motorola Moto G7

Display

Display size

6.0 inches
6.2 inches

Resolution

1080 x 2520 pixels
1080 x 2270 pixels

Aspect Ratio

21:9
19:9

Pixel density

457 ppi
403 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

79.21 %
82.58 %

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

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

Second camera

5 megapixels
5 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
Depth information

Specifications

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

Video recording

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

Features

Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

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

Weight

5.71 oz (162 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
6.07 oz (172 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

 
Splash

Biometrics

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SDM630
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 SDM632

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 508
Adreno 506

RAM

3 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4

OS

Android (9.0 Pie)
Android (9.0 Pie)

Battery

Capacity

2870 mAh
3000 mAh

Charging

USB Power Delivery
Motorola TurboPower

Talk time

29.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1174 min)
 

Stand-by time

31.5 days (756 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

23.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)
 

Stand-by time (3G)

33.4 days (802 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)
 

Talk time (4G)

30 hours
 

Stand-by time (4G)

32.1 days (771 hours)
the average is 24 days (583 h)
 

Music playback

21.00 hours
 

Video playback

14.00 hours
 

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 349
$ 299


Related phones

Xperia 10
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2520 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2870 mAh(23h 3G talk time)

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2 Comments

1. User123456789

Posts: 1008; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Plastic body, not metal

2. warrenellis93

Posts: 550; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

Its not a g7 alternative for cdma customers

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