Yes, the Sony Xperia 10 and 10 Plus up for pre-order now will work on Verizon

Yes, the Sony Xperia 10 and 10 Plus up for pre-order now will work on Verizon
Sony kept things awfully vague in terms of the prices and availability of the company's newest "super mid-range" smartphones initially, but shortly after the Xperia 10 and 10 Plus were unveiled at the MWC 2019 trade show in Barcelona, the smaller variant went up for pre-order stateside. Unsurprisingly, the larger model followed suit, and now both of them are available across a number of authorized retailers in unlocked versions priced at $350 and $430 respectively.

What's perhaps more exciting is that any confusion surrounding the US carriers offering support for the Sony Xperia 10 and 10 Plus has been eradicated as the two extra-tall mid-rangers are now listed as Verizon-certified on Big Red's open development webpage. That may not sound like a big deal, but it actually kind of is for Sony. We're not talking about Samsung, LG, or Motorola, which are brands that routinely sell handsets certified for use on all of the nation's big four wireless service providers.

In fact, the Xperia 10 and 10 Plus join a teeny-tiny group of semi-recent Sony phones compatible with Verizon. The group was previously a duo, including just the Xperia XA2 and XZ2 Compact. There was no love for the "regular" Xperia XZ2, the XZ2 Premium, XZ3, or even the XA2 Ultra and XA2 Plus, while unsurprisingly, it's far too early to know anything for sure regarding the high-end Sony Xperia 1.
Back to the Sony Xperia 10 and 10 Plus, it's important to highlight this certification doesn't mean you can actually purchase the devices straight from the nation's largest carrier. But you can get them at Best Buy, B&H Photo Video, or Amazon (with shipments underway in a few weeks), then activate them with Verizon, as well as AT&T, T-Mobile, and many other GSM operators.
The key selling point is undoubtedly the cinematic content consumption experience provided by the 6 and 6.5-inch displays of the 10 and 10 Plus. The two share an unusual 21:9 aspect ratio and a decidedly premium design language combining glass materials with a metallic finish, but otherwise, they're pretty different. The jumbo-sized version packs a faster processor, bigger battery, more memory, and better cameras, while the 6-incher is, well, cheaper.

FEATURED VIDEO

5 Comments

1. User123456789

Posts: 553; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

I wish they had imx400 motion eye and batteries of 3200 and 3500 mAh. 6.5 21:9 is very similar to 5.9 16:9

2. bambamboogy02

Posts: 834; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

FINALLY!!! A decent Sony phone(s) on VZW.

3. OneLove123

Posts: 841; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

I still don't know why they made the battery smaller than the xa2 ultra.

4. Djz89

Posts: 437; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

I have to say i like the new aspect ratio, didn't think i would, sony is actually on to something different here, gotta give ice kudos when deserved

5. romeo1

Posts: 807; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

I'll get the 10 plus today for just 360€ (normal price is 429€) in the Netherlands with a 64gb sd card from sony(as a promotion) Hope i will like the new aspect ratio otherwise I'll send it back.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.