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Sony Xperia 10 II: The same strengths, the same weaknesses

With a waterproof case but weak camera performance: The Sony Xperia 10 II
With a waterproof case but weak camera performance: The Sony Xperia 10 II
With the second edition of the Xperia 10, Sony brings almost all of its features to a more up-to-date smartphone. In addition to known qualities, this also concerns known weaknesses.
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Nearly every smartphone manufacturer continues to evolve with newer models and delivers a product that is sometimes more and sometimes less improved. Sony usually goes back to old strengths and sticks to a microSD/NanoSIM card slot, for example, which is somewhat prone to getting stuck but can be opened without a SIM needle in return.

A still comparatively new feature is the 21:9 format, which Sony has also been using for some time now. Since many apps scale freely and thus adapt well to different aspect ratios, users rarely have to live with a black bar above or below the image content in everyday life.

Sony has also provided the Xperia 10 II with an IP65/68 certification, guaranteeing that the smartphone is dust and waterproof. On top of that, there's also a good OLED display, which can only be criticized for its quite low PWM frequency. All in all, the haptics and workmanship of the Xperia 10 II are very high quality.

However, there are still shortcomings that only become really noticeable when using the Xperia 10 II on a daily basis. The system sometimes reacts quite sluggishly when navigating between open apps, and we also experienced minor delays when closing applications. These extended to the camera app, which is characterized by a significant waiting time between pressing the shutter button and the photo being displayed and saved. Consequently, quick snapshots taken in a row are not possible.

The camera performance of the Sony Xperia 10 II is generally disappointing. Current smartphones of the competition deliver in part significantly better pictures within the same price range. This is particularly incomprehensible because Sony is responsible for many of the high-quality photo sensors found in the flagship devices of other manufacturers.

Our review shows in detail how these points affect the performance of the Sony Xperia 10 II.

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Mike Wobker
Editor of the original article: Mike Wobker - Senior Tech Writer - 401 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I carried out my first IT experiments with a 386-based system and a whole 4 MB RAM. This was followed by work on various PCs and laptops that I maintained and repaired for friends and acquaintances. After training to become a Telecommunications Systems Technician and gaining a few years of experience, I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering. Currently, I pursue my fascination for IT, technology, and mobile devices by writing reviews and articles for Notebookcheck. I have also worked for Gamestar, Netzwelt, and Golem, among others.
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Stephanie Chamberlain
Translator: Stephanie Chamberlain - Translator - 357 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
I've been fascinated with technology ever since I got my very first Android smartphone, which was quite a while ago. The power packed into such a small footprint still amazes me. Learning to program made my understanding of technology deeper, and at the same time, it expanded my interest to the area of desktop computers and laptops. All this led me to enjoy reading and watching reviews of new devices, and that's how I stumbled upon Notebookcheck. I immediately found their reviews to be very comprehensive, and luckily, I've even had the chance of translating them since 2019. When it comes to the huge field of technology, I'm currently also interested in specializing in Java programming.
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Mike Wobker, 2020-08-29 (Update: 2020-08-29)