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Sony Xperia 10 III

Specifications

Sony Xperia 10 III
Sony Xperia 10 III (Xperia Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G 8 x 1.7 - 2 GHz, Kryo 560 Gold (Cortex-A77) / Silver (Cortex-A55)
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
, LPDDR4x
Display
6.00 inch 21:9, 2520 x 1080 pixel 457 PPI, capacitive, OLED, Corning Gorilla Glass 6, glossy: yes, HDR, 60 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 109 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio port, USB-C, Card Reader: microSD up to 1 TB (FAT, FAT32, exFAT), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, compass, OTG, Google Cast
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.1, 2G (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G (band 1, 4, 5, 8), 4G (band 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41), 5G (band 1, 3, 7, 8, 28, 77,78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.3 x 154 x 68 ( = 0.33 x 6.06 x 2.68 in)
Battery
4500 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix (Exmor R, f/1.8, 27 mm, 1/2.8", 75°) + 8 MPix (2x optical zoom, f/2.4, 54 mm, 1/4.0", 45°) + 8 MPix (Ultra Wide, f/2.2, 16 mm, 1/4.0", 120°), Camera2 API Level: Level 3
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix (f/2.0, 24 mm, 1/4.0", 78°)
Additional features
Speakers: mono, Keyboard: onscreen, 7.5 W charger, USB cable, documentation, Sony Xperia UI, 24 Months Warranty, DRM Widevine L1, GNSS: A GPS, A GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS; waterproof (IPX5/IPX8), dustproof (IP6X), Body SAR: 1.31 W/kg, Head SAR: 1.07 W/kg, fanless, waterproof
Weight
169 g ( = 5.96 oz / 0.37 pounds), Power Supply: 54 g ( = 1.9 oz / 0.12 pounds)
Price
429 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 74.76% - average
Average of 20 scores (from 22 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 64%, features: 71%, display: 80% mobility: 93%, workmanship: 89%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Sony Xperia 10 III

83.2% Sony Xperia 10 III review - A compact 5G smartphone with IP certification | Notebookcheck
Sony squeezes a lot of modern technology into a compact smartphone. In addition to a current Qualcomm 5G SoC, fast USB port, IP certification, and powerful battery, Sony has also equipped its smartphone with a triple camera system that deserves its name. Our test shows where it stumbles.
70% Sony Xperia 10 III Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Sony Xperia 10 III is a uniquely equipped mid-ranger with a polished design, an unusually wide (and blissfully unobstructed) OLED display, and stellar battery life. But its performance falls well behind similarly priced rivals, and combined with the lack of a suitably fluid display, there’s been a disappointing lack of progress in some fundamental areas.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/20/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Sony Xperia 10 III review: Underpowered and overpriced
Source: Expert Reviews English
A beautifully designed handset with a superb screen, the Xperia 10 III is let down by internals that don’t really justify the inflated price. Unless you really like the idea of a 21:9 screen or love Sony’s aesthetic enough to pay around £70 over the odds, then there’s not much reason to buy the Xperia 10 III. In terms of getting the most bang for your buck, then the Poco F3 is still as good as it gets. Alternatively, if photography is what’s most important to you, then the Pixel 4a remains the picture-taking king. Either way, you’ll end up saving £50 to £100 on the Xperia 10 III if you buy one of these handsets instead.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Sony Xperia 10 III review
Source: Techradar English
The Sony Xperia 10 III has possibly the worst camera we’ve tested at £400 (around $470, AU$740) for some time, fueled not just by the use of uninspiring sensors but poor processing too. Other Sony divisions make the very best phone camera sensors, and many of the best mirrorless cameras money can buy. But there’s no evidence of that expertise in the Xperia 10 III.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/09/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
85% Sony Xperia 10 III review
Source: Fone Arena English
Sony Mobile reported its first profit in years back in April and that’s a solid indicator that the company is on the right track. Last year, I was pleasantly surprised with the Xperia 10 II - this phone quickly found its way to our Best phones under $400 pick, and for a good reason. It ticked all the right boxes at a crazy price. This year’s model - the Xperia 10 III - bears a heavy burden of expectations upon itself. And it sort of lives up to these expectations. The design remains the same with a couple of refinements here and there.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/08/2021
Rating: Total score: 85%
74% Sony Xperia 10 III review
Source: GSM Arena English
The Xperia 10 III, similarly to the bulk of Xperias in the past, is hard to get us excited and advising that you rush into stores to get one. It's got its flaws - the 60Hz display sticks out at a time when virtually the entire industry is switching to high refresh rates. And we've picked our words very carefully when talking about the charger but we do have very strong feelings in that respect. Stereo speakers are ever more common in the midrange too, and the Xperia misses out on this trend too. And for a phone that prides itself on its camera prowess, selfies sure aren't up to scratch. However, the Xperia has its fair share of advantages over the competition. Starting with the physical, the Xperia is one of the most compact devices you can find in the midrange. More importantly, it has full IP65/IP68 dust and water protection - best in class weather sealing.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/04/2021
Rating: Total score: 74%

Foreign Reviews

Robuste Mittelklasse kann vielfach überzeugen
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/01/2021
80% Sony Xperia 1 III Ok, Zoomer!
Source: Nextpit Germany German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/10/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
78% Sony Xperia 10 III
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/25/2021
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 85% workmanship: 90%
86% Sony Xperia 10 III im Test: Schlankes OLED-Smartphone mit 5G
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/13/2021
Rating: Total score: 86%
80% Ausgezeichnet, aber nicht außergewöhnlich
Source: Mobile Geeks German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/30/2021
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 100% workmanship: 90%
80% Kleines, wasserfestes Smartphone mit OLED und super Akku
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/18/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony Xperia 10 III Das Schaf im Wolfspelz
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/13/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Sony Xperia 10 III review: dit zijn de plus- en minpunten
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/06/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
75% Review: Sony Xperia 10 III schiet net tekort, maar doet weinig fout
Source: FWD Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/30/2021
Rating: Total score: 75%
70% Sony Xperia 10 III: is drie keer scheepsrecht?
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/17/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
Sony Xperia 10 III - wejściowy średniak po japońsku
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; solid workmanship; long battery life; nice display; fast fingerprint sensor; headphone jack; waterproof. Negative: Average performance; weak connectivity; high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/28/2021
82% Recenze Sony Xperia 10 III: protáhlý elegán z druhé ligy
Source: Smartmania.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/05/2021
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 79% features: 77% mobility: 94% workmanship: 86%
50% Sony Xperia 10 III test | klarer den ikke
Source: Mere Mobil.dk DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/22/2021
Rating: Total score: 50%
80% Test: Sony Xperia 10 III – välbyggd och snygg mellanklassmobil
Source: M3 PC för alla SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/17/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
72% Test: Sony Xperia 10 Mark 3 – I smidigare format
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/15/2021
Rating: Total score: 72%
Sony Xperia 10 III: un midrange premium peste medie
Source: Computerblog.ro →EN
Positive: Elegant design; great built quality; excellent cameras; long battery life. Negative: Too narrow; plastic case; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/14/2021
80% Sony Xperia 10 III arvostelu
Source: Puhelinvertailu →EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/09/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 619L: Integrated (in the Snapdragon 690) graphics card based on the Adreno 600 architecture. The performance is a lot better than the old Adreno 612.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


SD 690 5G: Fast mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU Kryo 560 cores (two fast 2 GHz ARM Cortex-A77 based cores in a cluster and six power saving ARM Cortex-A55 based cores at 1.7 GHz) and a lower mid range Adreno 619L GPU. Manufactured in the 8 nm LPP process at Samsung.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.00":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.169 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.

From 2014, Sony has reduced the production of Vaio laptops and finally discontinued them. Sony is still present in the smartphone and tablet market, yet not among the Top 5 manufacturers.


74.76%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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Stefan Hinum, 2021-06-26 (Update: 2021-06-26)