Those wild Sony phones with the 21:9 displays that showed up in imagery a few weeks before being announced at MWC were the Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus. They are official now, of course, and pre-orders are already live for both at major electronics retailers. Are these phones you should consider, though? I think so, plus they picked up certification on Verizon and will work just fine on most carriers.
To recap, the Sony Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus are like “super mid-range” phones in that they feature solid specs without the hefty price tag. While they may look like super premium phones, the super premium in this line-up is the Xperia 1, which you can read about here.
For the Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus, you’ve got very similar specs, just in different sizes. The Xperia 10 runs a Snapdragon 630 with 3GB RAM, 64GB storage (SD support), 2870mAh battery, 6″ FHD+ display, and dual camera with a 13MP and 5MP setup. The Xperia 10 Plus runs a Snapdragon 636 with 6.5″ FHD+ display, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage (SD support), 3000mAh battery, and dual camera setup with 12MP and 8MP cameras (+2X zoom). They have USB-C ports, fingerprint readers, a bunch of high-end audio support, 8MP front cameras, and NFC chips (Hey, Moto G7!).
They are striking in design, with zero bezel at the chin and thicker tops. We don’t yet know if they’ll be awkward to use with such long bodies, but they should allow for great content consumption. Knowing Sony’s cleaner take on Android and track record with updates, these might be great mid-range $400ish buys.
How much do they cost? The Xperia 10 starts at $349 and the Xperia 10 Plus starts at $429. They work on Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile. Pre-orders are expected to ship March 18.
Sony Xperia 10 and 10 Plus Pre-orders:
- Amazon: Xperia 10 | Xperia 10 Plus
- B&H Photo: Xperia 10 | Xperia 10 Plus
- Best Buy: Xperia 10 | Xperia 10 Plus