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Sony Xperia 10 II smartphone in review: The rest of the mid-range does it better

Mixed feelings. The Sony Xperia 10 II is an attractively priced smartphone that stands out from the crowd in terms of design. We definitely appreciate some of the features in the Xperia models, but we are disappointed once again with other points. Our review shows what these are and where the Sony smartphone's strengths lie.
Mike Wobker, 👁 Florian Schmitt, Stefanie Voigt (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain),
Sony Xperia 10 II

With the Xperia L4, we just had a very inexpensive representative of Sony's smartphones in the test, at just under 200 Euros (~$236). That there are also more-expensive devices is shown, for example, by the Xperia 5 and the Xperia 1 from last year, which were considerably costlier at MSRPs of 800 Euros (~$944) and 950 Euros (~$1,120). At that time, the Xperia 10 placed itself in the mid-price range at 350 Euros (~$413). This is now followed by the Xperia 10 II, which is a little more expensive at 400 Euros (~$472), though.

For this test, we compare the Sony smartphone with the competing devices listed below, to which further devices from our database can be added under each section.

Sony Xperia 10 II (Xperia Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 8 x 2.2 GHz, Kryo 260
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6.00 inch 21:9, 2520 x 1080 pixel 457 PPI, capacitive, OLED, glossy: yes
Storage
128 GB eMMC Flash, 128 GB 
, 107 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio jack, USB Type-C, Card Reader: microSD (up to 1 TB), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, proximity sensor, e-compass, USB-C
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G GSM (850/900/1800/1900), 3G UMTS (1/4/5/8), 4G LTE (1/3/4/5/7/8/12/20/28/38/39/40/41M), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.2 x 157 x 69 ( = 0.32 x 6.18 x 2.72 in)
Battery
3600 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix (1/2.8", f/2.0, 26 mm, 77°) + 8 MP (1/4", f/2.4, 52 mm, 45°) + 8 MP (1/4", f/2.2, 16 mm, 120°)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix 1/4", f/2.0, 84°
Additional features
Speakers: 1 speaker, Keyboard: onscreen, Keyboard Light: yes, USB power adapter, USB Type-C cable, 3.5 mm stereo headset, 24 Months Warranty, SAR value (head): 0.373 W/kg, SAR value (body): 1.08 W/kg, notification LED, fanless, waterproof
Weight
151 g ( = 5.33 oz / 0.33 pounds), Power Supply: 53 g ( = 1.87 oz / 0.12 pounds)
Price
400 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Comparison devices

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
78 %
08/2020
Sony Xperia 10 II
SD 665, Adreno 610
151 g128 GB eMMC Flash6.00"2520x1080
84 %
04/2019
Sony Xperia 10
SD 630, Adreno 508
162 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.00"2520x1080
80 %
08/2020
ZTE Axon 11
Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3
165 g128 GB eMMC Flash6.47"2340x1080
77 %
08/2020
Motorola Moto G Pro
SD 665, Adreno 610
192 g128 GB eMMC Flash6.40"2300x1080
79 %
06/2020
Samsung Galaxy A41
Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2
152 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.10"2400x1080

Case - Waterproof Sony smartphone

The case of the Xperia 10 II looks very stable and is of high-quality workmanship. Plastic and glass are used as materials, which helps the Sony smartphone achieve a very low weight of 151 grams. Thanks to an IP65/68 certification, the phone is also dust and waterproof and, according to Sony, can also be used in the rain without any problems. Thanks to the 21:9 format of the display, the Xperia 10 II is significantly narrower than many other 6-inch smartphones. However, the stretched screen also ensures that the length of the 6-inch phone reaches that of a 6.5-inch smartphone.

The SIM/microSD slot can also be removed without any tools. However, since the tray is very prone to getting stuck when being inserted, this task will test your patience, especially when you have two small cards on top.

Sony Xperia 10 II
Sony Xperia 10 II
Sony Xperia 10 II
Sony Xperia 10 II
Sony Xperia 10 II
Sony Xperia 10 II

Size comparison

158.6 mm / 6.24 inch 75.8 mm / 2.98 inch 9.2 mm / 0.3622 inch 192 g0.4233 lbs159.2 mm / 6.27 inch 73.4 mm / 2.89 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 165 g0.3638 lbs157 mm / 6.18 inch 69 mm / 2.72 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 151 g0.3329 lbs156 mm / 6.14 inch 68 mm / 2.68 inch 8.4 mm / 0.3307 inch 162 g0.3571 lbs149.9 mm / 5.9 inch 69.8 mm / 2.75 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 152 g0.3351 lbs

Connectivity - Notification LED and USB Type-C

In the Xperia 10 II, Sony has installed the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC, which is over a year old, the Qualcomm Adreno 610 integrated graphics unit, 4 GB of RAM, and 128 GB of internal storage. The latter can be expanded by up to 1 TB with a microSD card, but the dual-SIM function is lost in doing so.

Both nanoSIM slots support LTE, VoLTE, and VoWiFi, and the Xperia 10 II is also available in a single-SIM version. A notification LED is provided as well as a 3.5 mm audio jack and DRM Widevine L1. The USB Type-C port enables wired data transfers with the USB 2.0 standard.

Software - Almost no third-party apps

With the Xperia 10 II, users are looking at a relatively pure Android 10 OS with security patches at the level of May 1, 2020. Sony hardly makes any adjustments of its own, but it offers access to tips and intelligent maintenance functions with the Xperia Assistant in the settings menu. With Facebook and Netflix, there are only two apps made by third-party manufacturers, and they can't be uninstalled.

At the time of this test, an update to the security patch for July 1, 2020 was already available.

Sony Xperia 10 II software
Sony Xperia 10 II software
Sony Xperia 10 II software
Sony Xperia 10 II software
Sony Xperia 10 II software
Sony Xperia 10 II software
Sony Xperia 10 II software
Sony Xperia 10 II software

Communication and GPS - Android phone with NFC and LTE

The Xperia 10 II can establish mobile connections in GSM, 3G, and LTE networks. In the latter case, Cat. 11 downloads are possible at speeds of up to 600 Mb/s. Uploads are supported with Cat. 5 and up to 75 Mb/s.

Wireless connections via NFC, Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 5 are possible in close ranges. With our Netgear Nighthawk AX12 reference router, the Sony smartphone achieves an average of 326 Mb/s for receiving data and 334 Mb/s for sending data. While the first result is on par with the other devices in our test field, the second result is enough for second place.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio P65, 64 GB eMMC Flash
365 (349min - 370max) MBit/s ∼100% +12%
Sony Xperia 10
Adreno 508, SD 630, 64 GB eMMC Flash
334 (326min - 341max) MBit/s ∼92% +2%
ZTE Axon 11
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB eMMC Flash
334 (277min - 353max) MBit/s ∼92% +2%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Adreno 610, SD 665, 128 GB eMMC Flash
329 (313min - 345max) MBit/s ∼90% +1%
Sony Xperia 10 II
Adreno 610, SD 665, 128 GB eMMC Flash
326 (263min - 342max) MBit/s ∼89%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 1414, n=621)
287 MBit/s ∼79% -12%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio P65, 64 GB eMMC Flash
349 (339min - 355max) MBit/s ∼100% +4%
Sony Xperia 10 II
Adreno 610, SD 665, 128 GB eMMC Flash
334 (325min - 339max) MBit/s ∼96%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Adreno 610, SD 665, 128 GB eMMC Flash
334 (326min - 340max) MBit/s ∼96% 0%
ZTE Axon 11
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB eMMC Flash
308 (63min - 379max) MBit/s ∼88% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 1599, n=621)
274 MBit/s ∼79% -18%
Sony Xperia 10
Adreno 508, SD 630, 64 GB eMMC Flash
253 (128min - 283max) MBit/s ∼72% -24%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø326 (263-342)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø334 (325-339)
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test outdoors

The Sony Xperia 10 II can determine its location using GLONASS and GPS. With the GPS Test app, we were able to achieve an accuracy of four meters outdoors. In closed rooms, however, no positioning was possible.

On our mandatory bike ride, the Sony smartphone showed a similar accuracy to our reference device, the Garmin Edge 520, whereby the Xperia 10 II tracks curves in a slightly more generous way most of the time. Therefore, the Android phone is well suited for simple navigation applications.

GNSS - Sony Xperia 10 II
GNSS - Sony Xperia 10 II
GNSS - Sony Xperia 10 II
GNSS - Sony Xperia 10 II
GNSS - Sony Xperia 10 II
GNSS - Sony Xperia 10 II
GNSS - Garmin Edge 520
GNSS - Garmin Edge 520
GNSS - Garmin Edge 520
GNSS - Garmin Edge 520
GNSS - Garmin Edge 520
GNSS - Garmin Edge 520

Telephone and call quality - Clear connection with the Xperia 10 II

The telephone app of the Sony Xperia 10 II offers direct access to stored favorites and allows the quick display of a numeric keypad. Two additional tabs provide access to recent calls and the contact list. Moreover, the phone also offers a good volume level during conversations; background noise is reliably filtered out, and participants can be easily understood at both ends.

Cameras - Shutter release has a strong delay

Front-facing camera sample
Front-facing camera sample
Video mode
Video mode

Sony equips the Xperia 10 II with a triple-camera setup on the back. The three lenses consist of a 12 MP main sensor with an f/2.0 aperture and two 8 MP sensors with f/2.4 and f/2.2 apertures for telephoto and wide-angle shots. An 8 MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture is available on the front for portrait photography. This camera certainly produces good photos outdoors, but even in rooms that are only lit by daylight, pictures turn out quite dark. This also reduces the amount of details that can be identified. An additional portrait mode allows the resulting image to be strongly adjusted with beautifying filters, for example.

The main camera also suffers from an image exposure that is too dark. Both close-ups and ambient shots still show strong colors, but the objects' edges look somewhat blurred in detail. The same applies for the wide-angle lens, although here, a glow effect around object transitions with strong color differences can be seen at the edges of our sample photo. In low-light conditions, our test subject is hardly recognizable, so that users have to resort to the special night mode for higher-quality night shots. In general, the camera app takes a long time to save a picture after pressing the shutter button. Snapshots with a fast sequence are, therefore, not possible without complications. Moreover, a manual mode allows users to adjust the focus, shutter speed, ISO value, brightness, and white balance.

The Xperia 10 II produces videos with a quality similar to that of our sample photos. Here too, users need to be prepared for a short delay before the recording starts after having pressed the shutter button. An image stabilizer reliably compensates for camera shake, and the camera can handle the adjustment well when switching between light and dark scenes. Users can select different shooting modes from the items listed in the screenshot.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Main camera (close-up)Main camera (surroundings)Wide angleLow light

Under controlled lighting conditions, the Sony Xperia 10 II's camera illuminates the colors of the ColorChecker Passport darker than they should be. The test chart looks too dark as well; in addition, it shows a clear paleness at the left and right edges of the image.

ColorChecker
26.6 ∆E
46 ∆E
34.6 ∆E
32.9 ∆E
38.8 ∆E
52.8 ∆E
44.8 ∆E
29.3 ∆E
34.3 ∆E
24.7 ∆E
54.9 ∆E
54.9 ∆E
25 ∆E
42.2 ∆E
30.2 ∆E
61.5 ∆E
35.3 ∆E
37.6 ∆E
53.9 ∆E
58.8 ∆E
45.7 ∆E
34 ∆E
21.9 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Sony Xperia 10 II: 38.87 ∆E min: 12.24 - max: 61.54 ∆E
ColorChecker
5 ∆E
2.6 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
4 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
4 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
5 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Sony Xperia 10 II: 5.35 ∆E min: 2.59 - max: 9.92 ∆E

Accessories and warranty - Simple power adapter and headset in the box

In the box, the Xperia 10 II comes with a USB power adapter with a matching USB Type-C cable and a stereo headset with a 3.5 mm plug. Sony also offers other accessories such as corresponding protective cases.

Sony grants buyers of the Xperia 10 II a warranty period of 24 months.

Input devices and handling - Good touchscreen and fingerprint scanner

The Xperia 10 II's touchscreen has a very smooth surface, making it ideal for both drag-and-drop and swipe gestures. Furthermore, Google's GBoard keyboard is available for text input and can be customized in many ways. Input in portrait mode is easy, but in landscape mode, the keypad extends very widely across the screen due to the 21:9 format, which is why users have to activate the split mode manually here, for example.

To unlock the smartphone, a fingerprint scanner is available on the side of the phone. It reacts well to stored fingerprints as long as the corresponding finger is placed quite accurately on the sensor.

Sony Xperia 10 II - Portrait mode
Sony Xperia 10 II - Portrait mode
Sony Xperia 10 II - Landscape mode
Sony Xperia 10 II - Landscape mode
Sony Xperia 10 II - Split-screen mode
Sony Xperia 10 II - Split-screen mode

Display - OLED screen with low PWM frequency

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

The display of the Sony Xperia 10 II consists of a 6-inch OLED panel in the 21:9 format and offers a resolution of 2520x1080 pixels. When the ambient light sensor is deactivated, the maximum brightness is 354 cd/m²; on the other hand, the Android smartphone achieves a good 590 cd/m² on average with the sensor activated. In the APL50 test, a value of up to 680 cd/m² is achieved. This places the Xperia 10 II in the middle of our test field.

Our measurements show that Sony uses PWM for brightness control. In addition, the flickering is very low at a frequency of 116 Hz, which could cause problems for users with sensitive eyes.

587
cd/m²
598
cd/m²
588
cd/m²
588
cd/m²
591
cd/m²
584
cd/m²
591
cd/m²
597
cd/m²
582
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 598 cd/m² Average: 589.6 cd/m² Minimum: 2.13 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 97 %
Center on Battery: 591 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.42 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.7
ΔE Greyscale 2.4 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9
99.1% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.215
Sony Xperia 10 II
OLED, 2520x1080, 6.00
Sony Xperia 10
IPS-LCD, 2520x1080, 6.00
ZTE Axon 11
AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.47
Motorola Moto G Pro
IPS, 2300x1080, 6.40
Samsung Galaxy A41
Super AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.10
Screen
-88%
-66%
-96%
-21%
Brightness middle
591
547
-7%
610
3%
735
24%
554
-6%
Brightness
590
525
-11%
614
4%
732
24%
559
-5%
Brightness Distribution
97
93
-4%
98
1%
97
0%
92
-5%
Black Level *
0.36
0.5
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
1.42
4.6
-224%
4.8
-238%
5.84
-311%
2
-41%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
3.83
12.1
-216%
7.7
-101%
10.2
-166%
7.7
-101%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.4
3.9
-63%
3.9
-63%
5.9
-146%
1.6
33%
Gamma
2.215 99%
2.17 101%
2.21 100%
2.342 94%
2.11 104%
CCT
9014 72%
7158 91%
7122 91%
7897 82%
6589 99%
Contrast
1519
1470

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 116 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 116 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 116 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9661 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

As is typical for OLED panels, the Xperia 10 II's display also delivers very strong colors and deep blacks. The CalMAN analysis also shows that the Sony smartphone displays colors with only a slightly increased blue component. Users can make detailed adjustments to the color reproduction in the settings menu.

CalMAN - Color space
CalMAN - Color space
CalMAN - Color accuracy
CalMAN - Color accuracy
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5 ms rise
↘ 3 ms fall
The screen shows fast response rates in our tests and should be suited for gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 8 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
12 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 7 ms rise
↘ 5 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 11 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (38.6 ms).

The Xperia 10 II is easy to use outdoors. The display brightness is sufficient enough to display image content legibly even on sunny days. However, unfavorable viewing angles can lead to bothersome reflections.

Sony Xperia 10 II in outdoor use
Sony Xperia 10 II in outdoor use
Sony Xperia 10 II in outdoor use
Sony Xperia 10 II in outdoor use

The OLED panel in the Sony Xperia 10 II has very stable viewing angles. Only from very flat angles at the top and bottom can a slight green tint be detected.

Sony Xperia 10 II - Viewing-angle stability
Sony Xperia 10 II - Viewing-angle stability
Sony Xperia 10 II - Viewing-angle stability
Sony Xperia 10 II - Viewing-angle stability

Performance - Occasionally a bit slow

Sony has installed the 2019 mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC in the Xperia 10 II. In combination with the 4 GB of RAM, it's sufficient for system operation. In everyday testing, however, the smartphone occasionally reacted somewhat sluggishly. This was particularly true when switching between several open programs and closing apps.

The benchmark results for the Sony smartphone are mixed. Depending on the individual discipline, it's either only slightly above the Sony Xperia 10 predecessor, in the middle of our test field or, as with the 3DMark "Sling Shot Extreme (ES3.1) Physics" test, in first place. This mixed score concerns both CPU and GPU performance.

Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3
OpenCL Score 5.3 (sort by value)
Sony Xperia 10 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
369 Points ∼19%
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1353 Points ∼69% +267%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (369 - 387, n=3)
375 Points ∼19% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (259 - 5532, n=51)
1955 Points ∼100% +430%
Vulkan Score 5.3 (sort by value)
Sony Xperia 10 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
457 Points ∼27%
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1410 Points ∼84% +209%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (453 - 457, n=3)
456 Points ∼27% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (72 - 4789, n=56)
1682 Points ∼100% +268%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Sony Xperia 10 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1405 Points ∼71%
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1391 Points ∼71% -1%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1358 Points ∼69% -3%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1222 Points ∼62% -13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (1256 - 1405, n=7)
1346 Points ∼68% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (421 - 4160, n=149)
1968 Points ∼100% +40%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Sony Xperia 10 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
310 Points ∼54%
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
284 Points ∼50% -8%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
310 Points ∼54% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
357 Points ∼63% +15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (309 - 313, n=7)
311 Points ∼54% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (124 - 1604, n=149)
571 Points ∼100% +84%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Sony Xperia 10 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
6189 Points ∼74%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
5987 Points ∼72% -3%
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
8365 Points ∼100% +35%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
6962 Points ∼83% +12%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
6742 Points ∼81% +9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (6189 - 11432, n=11)
7048 Points ∼84% +14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 15299, n=549)
6067 Points ∼73% -2%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Sony Xperia 10 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
7583 Points ∼64%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
4948 Points ∼42% -35%
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
11773 Points ∼100% +55%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
8952 Points ∼76% +18%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
7594 Points ∼65% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (7437 - 9051, n=10)
8163 Points ∼69% +8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 19989, n=703)
6654 Points ∼57% -12%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Sony Xperia 10 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2444 Points ∼92%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
2167 Points ∼81% -11%
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2231 Points ∼84% -9%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2185 Points ∼82% -11%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2281 Points ∼86% -7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (2185 - 2444, n=11)
2284 Points ∼86% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1740 - 4061, n=201)
2661 Points ∼100% +9%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Sony Xperia 10 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
981 Points ∼32%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
693 Points ∼22% -29%
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1059 Points ∼34% +8%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
908 Points ∼29% -7%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1005 Points ∼33% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (897 - 995, n=11)
933 Points ∼30% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (203 - 11259, n=201)
3089 Points ∼100% +215%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Sony Xperia 10 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1132 Points ∼42%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
861 Points ∼32% -24%
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1199 Points ∼44% +6%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1044 Points ∼38% -8%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1148 Points ∼42% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (1035 - 1140, n=11)
1074 Points ∼39% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (253 - 6977, n=201)
2727 Points ∼100% +141%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Sony Xperia 10 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2541 Points ∼100%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
1664 Points ∼65% -35%
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1605 Points ∼63% -37%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2369 Points ∼93% -7%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2427 Points ∼96% -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (2154 - 2541, n=10)
2378 Points ∼94% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5780, n=556)
2277 Points ∼90% -10%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Sony Xperia 10 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
985 Points ∼43%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
792 Points ∼35% -20%
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1191 Points ∼52% +21%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
990 Points ∼43% +1%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1028 Points ∼45% +4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (980 - 999, n=10)
988 Points ∼43% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 12146, n=556)
2276 Points ∼100% +131%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Sony Xperia 10 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1140 Points ∼54%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
896 Points ∼43% -21%
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1354 Points ∼64% +19%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1137 Points ∼54% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1179 Points ∼56% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (1097 - 1151, n=10)
1135 Points ∼54% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 9643, n=557)
2103 Points ∼100% +84%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Sony Xperia 10 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2503 Points ∼96%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
1732 Points ∼66% -31%
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2607 Points ∼100% +4%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2344 Points ∼90% -6%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2466 Points ∼95% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (2199 - 2503, n=11)
2365 Points ∼91% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5765, n=588)
2192 Points ∼84% -12%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Sony Xperia 10 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1667 Points ∼54%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
1299 Points ∼42% -22%
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1674 Points ∼54% 0%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1668 Points ∼54% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1486 Points ∼48% -11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (1650 - 1692, n=11)
1668 Points ∼54% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 22052, n=588)
3102 Points ∼100% +86%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Sony Xperia 10 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1801 Points ∼71%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
1375 Points ∼54% -24%
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1819 Points ∼71% +1%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1782 Points ∼70% -1%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1630 Points ∼64% -9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (1754 - 1810, n=11)
1786 Points ∼70% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 11895, n=588)
2553 Points ∼100% +42%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Sony Xperia 10 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2580 Points ∼100%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
1645 Points ∼64% -36%
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2521 Points ∼98% -2%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2399 Points ∼93% -7%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2296 Points ∼89% -11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (2212 - 2580, n=11)
2417 Points ∼94% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5318, n=636)
2149 Points ∼83% -17%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Sony Xperia 10 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
984 Points ∼52%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
704 Points ∼37% -28%
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1259 Points ∼66% +28%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
978 Points ∼52% -1%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1016 Points ∼54% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (927 - 999, n=11)
968 Points ∼51% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 11573, n=636)
1897 Points ∼100% +93%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Sony Xperia 10 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1141 Points ∼63%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
809 Points ∼45% -29%
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1417 Points ∼79% +24%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1126 Points ∼63% -1%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1160 Points ∼65% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (1076 - 1152, n=11)
1118 Points ∼62% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 9138, n=637)
1798 Points ∼100% +58%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Sony Xperia 10 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2596 Points ∼100%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
1687 Points ∼65% -35%
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2443 Points ∼94% -6%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2395 Points ∼92% -8%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2181 Points ∼84% -16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (2282 - 2596, n=11)
2429 Points ∼94% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 5301, n=678)
2020 Points ∼78% -22%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Sony Xperia 10 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1642 Points ∼65%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
1235 Points ∼49% -25%
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1701 Points ∼68% +4%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1607 Points ∼64% -2%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1093 Points ∼43% -33%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (1564 - 1663, n=11)
1622 Points ∼64% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 16670, n=677)
2517 Points ∼100% +53%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Sony Xperia 10 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1788 Points ∼83%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
1315 Points ∼61% -26%
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1824 Points ∼85% +2%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1734 Points ∼81% -3%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1229 Points ∼57% -31%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (1675 - 1795, n=11)
1750 Points ∼81% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 11256, n=680)
2149 Points ∼100% +20%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Sony Xperia 10 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
20024 Points ∼84%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
12437 Points ∼52% -38%
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
18651 Points ∼78% -7%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
23884 Points ∼100% +19%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
17231 Points ∼72% -14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (17865 - 24652, n=10)
20916 Points ∼88% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 59268, n=822)
15848 Points ∼66% -21%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Sony Xperia 10 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
25351 Points ∼88%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
17878 Points ∼62% -29%
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
22763 Points ∼79% -10%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
24804 Points ∼86% -2%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
22232 Points ∼78% -12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (15403 - 25351, n=10)
23960 Points ∼84% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 224130, n=820)
28686 Points ∼100% +13%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Sony Xperia 10 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
23936 Points ∼97%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
16290 Points ∼66% -32%
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
21700 Points ∼88% -9%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
24593 Points ∼100% +3%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
20885 Points ∼85% -13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (22445 - 25046, n=10)
23870 Points ∼97% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 117606, n=820)
21995 Points ∼89% -8%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Sony Xperia 10 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
36 fps ∼75%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
29 fps ∼60% -19%
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
35 fps ∼73% -3%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
36 fps ∼75% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
39 fps ∼81% +8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (35 - 36, n=9)
35.8 fps ∼75% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=820)
48 fps ∼100% +33%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Sony Xperia 10 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
30 fps ∼81%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
25 fps ∼68% -17%
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
30 fps ∼81% 0%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
35 fps ∼95% +17%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
37 fps ∼100% +23%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (30 - 52, n=9)
35.8 fps ∼97% +19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 142, n=829)
32.2 fps ∼87% +7%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Sony Xperia 10 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
19 fps ∼67%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
13 fps ∼46% -32%
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
19 fps ∼67% 0%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
19 fps ∼67% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
21 fps ∼74% +11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (19 - 20, n=9)
19.2 fps ∼67% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 180, n=725)
28.5 fps ∼100% +50%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Sony Xperia 10 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
15 fps ∼64%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
11 fps ∼47% -27%
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
16 fps ∼68% +7%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
20 fps ∼85% +33%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
20 fps ∼85% +33%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (15 - 34, n=9)
21.1 fps ∼90% +41%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 117, n=733)
23.4 fps ∼100% +56%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Sony Xperia 10 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
13 fps ∼57%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
9.5 fps ∼42% -27%
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
12 fps ∼53% -8%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
13 fps ∼57% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
13 fps ∼57% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (13 - 13, n=9)
13 fps ∼57% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 117, n=588)
22.8 fps ∼100% +75%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Sony Xperia 10 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
10 fps ∼49%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
7.8 fps ∼38% -22%
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
10 fps ∼49% 0%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
14 fps ∼69% +40%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
13 fps ∼64% +30%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (10 - 27, n=9)
15 fps ∼74% +50%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=590)
20.3 fps ∼100% +103%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Sony Xperia 10 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
3.9 (2.7min) fps ∼33%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
2.7 fps ∼23% -31%
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
4.4 fps ∼37% +13%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
5.1 fps ∼43% +31%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
4.9 fps ∼42% +26%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (3.9 - 9.1, n=11)
5.65 fps ∼48% +45%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=348)
11.8 fps ∼100% +203%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Sony Xperia 10 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2.7 fps ∼33%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
1.7 fps ∼21% -37%
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
3 fps ∼36% +11%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2.8 fps ∼34% +4%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2.8 fps ∼34% +4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (2.7 - 2.8, n=11)
2.77 fps ∼33% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 101, n=346)
8.28 fps ∼100% +207%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Sony Xperia 10 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
6.7 fps ∼38%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
4.4 fps ∼25% -34%
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
6.9 fps ∼39% +3%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
8.6 fps ∼49% +28%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
7.5 fps ∼43% +12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (6.2 - 15, n=11)
9.31 fps ∼53% +39%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=352)
17.5 fps ∼100% +161%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Sony Xperia 10 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
8.1 fps ∼40%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
4.9 fps ∼24% -40%
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
8.1 fps ∼40% 0%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
8.1 fps ∼40% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
7.5 fps ∼37% -7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (7.8 - 8.4, n=11)
8.13 fps ∼40% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 257, n=351)
20.2 fps ∼100% +149%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Sony Xperia 10 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
7.1 fps ∼47%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
5.3 fps ∼35% -25%
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
7.4 fps ∼49% +4%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
7.1 fps ∼47% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
8.1 fps ∼53% +14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (6.9 - 7.2, n=9)
7.06 fps ∼46% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 75, n=513)
15.2 fps ∼100% +114%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Sony Xperia 10 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
5.7 fps ∼43%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
4.3 fps ∼32% -25%
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
6.1 fps ∼46% +7%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
7.7 fps ∼57% +35%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
7.7 fps ∼57% +35%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (5.7 - 13, n=9)
7.86 fps ∼59% +38%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=517)
13.4 fps ∼100% +135%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score (sort by value)
Sony Xperia 10 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
170126 Points ∼52%
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
167477 Points ∼51% -2%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
173930 Points ∼53% +2%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
157473 Points ∼48% -7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (167305 - 181432, n=9)
171951 Points ∼53% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53335 - 622888, n=139)
326530 Points ∼100% +92%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Sony Xperia 10 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
947 Points ∼81%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
815 Points ∼70% -14%
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1117 Points ∼96% +18%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1168 Points ∼100% +23%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1062 Points ∼91% +12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (926 - 1400, n=9)
1101 Points ∼94% +16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1745, n=753)
835 Points ∼71% -12%
Graphics (sort by value)
Sony Xperia 10 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1911 Points ∼74%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
1409 Points ∼54% -26%
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1805 Points ∼70% -6%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1907 Points ∼74% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1113 Points ∼43% -42%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (1881 - 1932, n=9)
1906 Points ∼74% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 16996, n=753)
2592 Points ∼100% +36%
Memory (sort by value)
Sony Xperia 10 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1804 Points ∼65%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
983 Points ∼36% -46%
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2489 Points ∼90% +38%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2765 Points ∼100% +53%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2148 Points ∼78% +19%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (1804 - 3174, n=9)
2681 Points ∼97% +49%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 8874, n=753)
1947 Points ∼70% +8%
System (sort by value)
Sony Xperia 10 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
4911 Points ∼96%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
3159 Points ∼61% -36%
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
4849 Points ∼94% -1%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
4666 Points ∼91% -5%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
5142 Points ∼100% +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (4391 - 5089, n=9)
4825 Points ∼94% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 14189, n=753)
3552 Points ∼69% -28%
Overall (sort by value)
Sony Xperia 10 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2001 Points ∼86%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
1374 Points ∼59% -31%
ZTE Axon 11
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2221 Points ∼96% +11%
Motorola Moto G Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2315 Points ∼100% +16%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1901 Points ∼82% -5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (2001 - 2556, n=9)
2271 Points ∼98% +13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6273, n=753)
1823 Points ∼79% -9%

This impression repeats itself in the browser benchmarks. While the Xperia 10 II can only be relegated to second place by the Samsung Galaxy A41 in the Octane V2 and Jetstream 1.1 tests, its performance is only enough for the penultimate place in the WebXPRT 3 test. In everyday life, websites scroll smoothly, and media content is loaded quickly.

JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Samsung Galaxy A41 (Chrome 83.0.4103.101)
55.972 Points ∼100% +13%
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 375, n=647)
49.6 Points ∼89% +1%
Sony Xperia 10 II (Chrome 84)
49.315 Points ∼88%
Motorola Moto G Pro (Chrome 83.0.4103.106)
48.855 Points ∼87% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 (33.4 - 51, n=8)
47.5 Points ∼85% -4%
ZTE Axon 11 (Chrome 84)
43.083 Points ∼77% -13%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 194, n=284)
71 Points ∼100% +51%
Motorola Moto G Pro (Chrome 83.0.4103.106)
55 Points ∼77% +17%
Samsung Galaxy A41 (Chrome 83.0.4103.101)
52 Points ∼73% +11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 (38 - 58, n=9)
50.9 Points ∼72% +8%
ZTE Axon 11 (Chrome 84)
48 Points ∼68% +2%
Sony Xperia 10 II (Chrome 84)
47 Points ∼66%
Sony Xperia 10 (Chrome Version 73)
39 Points ∼55% -17%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Samsung Galaxy A41 (Chrome 83.0.4103.101)
10499 Points ∼100% +9%
Sony Xperia 10 II (Chrome 84)
9671 Points ∼92%
Motorola Moto G Pro (Chrome 83.0.4103.106)
9153 Points ∼87% -5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 (6133 - 9671, n=9)
8901 Points ∼85% -8%
ZTE Axon 11 (Chrome 84)
8739 Points ∼83% -10%
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 58632, n=816)
8273 Points ∼79% -14%
Sony Xperia 10 (Chrome Version 73)
4865 Points ∼46% -50%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Sony Xperia 10 (Chrome Version 73)
10256.9 ms * ∼100% -122%
Average of class Smartphone (460 - 59466, n=842)
9571 ms * ∼93% -107%
ZTE Axon 11 (Chrome 84)
5193.8 ms * ∼51% -12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 (4434 - 6719, n=9)
4783 ms * ∼47% -3%
Sony Xperia 10 II (Chrome 84)
4629.3 ms * ∼45%
Motorola Moto G Pro (Chrome 83.0.4103.106)
4433.6 ms * ∼43% +4%
Samsung Galaxy A41 (Chrome 83.0.4103.101)
3778.9 ms * ∼37% +18%

* ... smaller is better

The Sony Xperia 10 II's internal storage performance is slightly above the level of other smartphones with 128 GB of eMMC flash memory. However, this doesn't apply to the memory card reader, which could only generate very slow read and write speeds with our reference memory card, the Toshiba Exceria Pro M501.

Sony Xperia 10 IISony Xperia 10ZTE Axon 11Motorola Moto G ProSamsung Galaxy A41Average 128 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
40%
52%
55%
65%
45%
30%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
26.13 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
63.81 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
144%
62.59 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
140%
55.9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
114%
67 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
156%
61.7 (26.1 - 73.5, n=28)
136%
51.4 (1.7 - 87.1, n=550)
97%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
29.15 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
83.23 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
186%
78.93 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
171%
73.4 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
152%
83.01 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
185%
74.5 (29.2 - 85.9, n=28)
156%
69.3 (8.1 - 96.5, n=550)
138%
Random Write 4KB
56.74
14.39
-75%
29.32
-48%
89.36
57%
72.53
28%
47.3 (8.48 - 151, n=30)
-17%
39 (0.14 - 319, n=916)
-31%
Random Read 4KB
76.83
53.12
-31%
81.2
6%
65.51
-15%
84
9%
70.5 (20.7 - 112, n=30)
-8%
62.1 (1.59 - 325, n=916)
-19%
Sequential Write 256KB
188.21
232.87
24%
257.9
37%
233.63
24%
211.05
12%
192 (90 - 314, n=30)
2%
136 (2.99 - 1321, n=916)
-28%
Sequential Read 256KB
293.49
273.8
-7%
309.94
6%
294.07
0%
299.89
2%
298 (144 - 501, n=30)
2%
358 (12.1 - 2037, n=916)
22%

Games - More game content at 21:9

Qualcomm Adreno 610 GPU takes care of image reproduction in the Xperia 10 II. This GPU belongs to the mid-range and can bring modern games with reduced graphics settings smoothly onto the screen. The titles we tested showed occasional drops in frame rates at high detail levels. The games could be controlled without issues using the touchscreen, and the wide-screen format provided a larger overview.

Arena of Valor
Arena of Valor
Asphalt 9: Legends
Asphalt 9: Legends

Emissions - The Sony Xperia 10 II barely gets hot

Temperature

Our measurements show that the Sony Xperia 10 II reaches surface temperatures of up to 42 °C (~108 °F). Although the smartphone feels warm, it remains usable at all times.

Max. Load
 40.6 °C
105 F
38.1 °C
101 F
35.8 °C
96 F
 
 41.6 °C
107 F
38 °C
100 F
36.2 °C
97 F
 
 41.9 °C
107 F
38.1 °C
101 F
35.2 °C
95 F
 
Maximum: 41.9 °C = 107 F
Average: 38.4 °C = 101 F
33.5 °C
92 F
37.2 °C
99 F
39.7 °C
103 F
34.3 °C
94 F
37.2 °C
99 F
42 °C
108 F
34.3 °C
94 F
37.5 °C
100 F
41.1 °C
106 F
Maximum: 42 °C = 108 F
Average: 37.4 °C = 99 F
Power Supply (max.)  41.9 °C = 107 F | Room Temperature 21.9 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 38.4 °C / 101 F, compared to the average of 32.9 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 41.9 °C / 107 F, compared to the average of 35.3 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 42 °C / 108 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 28.9 °C / 84 F, compared to the device average of 32.9 °C / 91 F.
Heat map - Front
Heat map - Front
Heat map - Back
Heat map - Back

Speaker

Speaker
Speaker

The speaker in the Xperia 10 II offers a relatively high volume and a sound spectrum that emphasizes the higher mid frequencies. Consequently, the Sony smartphone is only suitable for the playback of media content to a limited extent, which is why users should prefer to use headphones or external speakers in the long run.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2047.248253946.23134.341.14039.337.55042.139.66331.734.18026.325.110026.427.612525.625.416022.133.420019.337.725018.943.731516.5484001653.850014.357.863015.755.980015.267.1100013.773.2125011.772.916001275.3200012.475.8250011.174.5315011.272400011.868.1500012.964630013.766.2800014.171.6100001470.3125001365.11600011.459.8SPL63.425.983.8N15.80.852.8median 14median 65.1Delta2.612.634.834.119.623.823.925.424.322.330.530.118.72220.419.818.618.217.526.319.541.419.24416.450.815.256.614.260.314.766.913.865.314.667.114.168.813.57114.475.713.976.213.879.413.872.914.774.814.281.314.482.114.979157315.165.915.357.426.588.80.872.7median 14.7median 67.10.811.8hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseSony Xperia 10 IIZTE Axon 11
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Sony Xperia 10 II audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.8 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 29.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 8.3% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.7% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (23.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 48% of all tested devices in this class were better, 13% similar, 39% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 68% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 25% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

ZTE Axon 11 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.8 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 27.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 10.4% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (23.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 44% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 44% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 65% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 27% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Battery life - The Sony smartphone lasts a long time

Energy consumption

The Sony Xperia 10 II shows an increased energy consumption of up to 7.2 watts under load in our test. In comparison to the competition, only the Motorola Moto G Pro has similarly high power consumption.

The included USB power adapter offers an output of 7.5 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.2 / 0.3 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.5 / 2.1 / 2.8 Watt
Load midlight 4.5 / 7.2 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Sony Xperia 10 II
3600 mAh
Sony Xperia 10
2870 mAh
ZTE Axon 11
4000 mAh
Motorola Moto G Pro
4000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A41
3500 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
25%
37%
-1%
34%
14%
21%
Idle Minimum *
1.5
0.72
52%
0.8
47%
1.6
-7%
0.96
36%
1.036 (0.62 - 1.7, n=10)
31%
0.892 (0.2 - 3.4, n=911)
41%
Idle Average *
2.1
2.16
-3%
1.71
19%
2.3
-10%
1.57
25%
1.942 (1.3 - 2.3, n=10)
8%
1.758 (0.6 - 6.2, n=910)
16%
Idle Maximum *
2.8
2.17
22%
1.75
37%
2.8
-0%
1.61
42%
2.43 (1.6 - 3.5, n=10)
13%
2.04 (0.74 - 6.6, n=911)
27%
Load Average *
4.5
3.32
26%
2.29
49%
4.2
7%
2.93
35%
3.88 (3.2 - 4.7, n=10)
14%
4.12 (0.8 - 10.8, n=905)
8%
Load Maximum *
7.2
5.34
26%
4.99
31%
6.9
4%
4.97
31%
6.82 (6.09 - 7.7, n=10)
5%
6.12 (1.2 - 14.2, n=905)
15%

* ... smaller is better

Battery life

In our practical WLAN test, the Sony smartphone achieves a runtime of 12:23 hours. As a result, it can make good use of its 3,600 mAh battery.

With the included power adapter, the battery is fully recharged after about three-and-a-half hours.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
12h 23min
Sony Xperia 10 II
3600 mAh
Sony Xperia 10
2870 mAh
ZTE Axon 11
4000 mAh
Motorola Moto G Pro
4000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A41
3500 mAh
Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3
743
541
-27%
606
-18%
792
7%
650
-13%

Pros

+ dust and waterproof case (IP65/68)
+ slim design
+ good display
+ good battery life

Cons

- moderate camera performance
- system reacts somewhat sluggishly
- long battery charging time

Verdict - Old strengths meet old weaknesses

In review: Sony Xperia 10 II. Test device provided by Sony Germany and Cyberport.
In review: Sony Xperia 10 II. Test device provided by Sony Germany and Cyberport.

Unfortunately, Sony has met our expectations with the Xperia 10 II. The camera performance can't keep up with the competition in this price range, and the issues with the system caused by it occasionally reacting somewhat sluggishly could certainly have been avoided too. We're not only talking about the unexpectedly long shutter release time that the smartphone needs to take a picture here, since we were also confronted with delays when navigating through open programs or closing them.

Sony once again delivers a good-looking smartphone, but its inner value can't keep up with the competition.

But the Xperia 10 II is actually an attractive smartphone. The design is pleasing, and the 21:9 format is easy to live with too. In addition, it has a waterproof case and good WLAN speeds. The Sony smartphone's display can also claim a very good score. But once again, the fact remains that although Sony delivers a fundamentally good smartphone, it fails to do the necessary fine tuning to actually make it competitive.

Sony Xperia 10 II - 08/18/2020 v7
Mike Wobker

Chassis
86%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 86%
Pointing Device
91%
Connectivity
46 / 70 → 66%
Weight
92%
Battery
89%
Display
90%
Games Performance
13 / 64 → 20%
Application Performance
55 / 86 → 64%
Temperature
88%
Noise
100%
Audio
74 / 90 → 83%
Camera
49%
Average
72%
78%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Mike Wobker, 2020-08-27 (Update: 2020-10- 2)
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I made my first IT walking attempts on a 386 with 4 MB of RAM. After that followed various PCs and notebooks, which I looked after and repaired in my circle of friends and acquaintances. After an apprenticeship as a telecommunications systems engineer and several years of professional experience, I graduated with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering. Today I live out my fascination for IT, technology and mobile devices by writing test reports. In my free time I like to devote myself to vegan cooking and spend time with my family, which includes a whole range of animal roommates.