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

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Display

Size

6.0 inches
6.2 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

79.21 %
82.58 %

Features

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

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

3GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64GB
64GB

OS

Android (10, 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 17 h (995 min)
 

Stand-by time

31.5 days (756 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

23.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1280 min)
 

Stand-by time (3G)

33.4 days (802 hours)
the average is 26 days (617 h)
 

Talk time (4G)

30 hours
 

Stand-by time (4G)

32.1 days (771 hours)
the average is 22 days (523 h)
 

Music playback

21.00 hours
 

Video playback

14.00 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera

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

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 MP
5 MP (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

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

Front

8 MP
8 MP

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 6.4 oz (184 g)
6.07 oz (172 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

 
Splash

Biometrics

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

Shopping information

MSRP

$ 349
$ 299


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Xperia 10
  • 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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