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Sony Xperia 10 IV smartphone review: Mini smartphone with outstanding battery life

Any smartphone can go big. Sony is relaunching its 6-inch smartphone and is making an interesting offer to fans of compact mobile devices. The Xperia 10 IV scores with a very slim and waterproof case, has a razor-sharp AMOLED display and clearly outperforms many XXL smartphones in terms of battery life. However, there are also a few weaknesses.
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Sony Xperia 10 IV

Apple's first iPhone was launched in 2007 with a 3.5-inch display. By today's standards, it is downright tiny and would hardly find any takers, for buyers have now long been used to much larger displays. The standard form factor for smartphones is currently well over 6 inches and rising. 

Nevertheless, many users swear by smartphones with a small form factor. They are light and compact, can be operated well with one hand, and still compete with the "big players" in terms of performance. 

Sony's Xperia 10 IV falls exactly in this category. With its 6-inch AMOLED screen and mid-range Snapdragon 695 5G, it offers solid specs. Of particular interest is its immensely long battery runtimes, usually an Achilles' heel of small smartphones. Our review reveals how well the Xperia 10 IV fares against other compact smartphones.

Sony Xperia 10 IV (Xperia Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G 8 x 1.7 - 2.2 GHz, Kryo 660 Gold (Cortex-A77) / Silver (Cortex-A55)
Graphics adapter
Memory
6 GB 
Display
6.00 inch 21:9, 2520 x 1080 pixel 457 PPI, capacitive, OLED, FHD+, 120 Hz Touch sampling rate, Gorilla Glass Victus, glossy: yes, HDR, 60 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 105 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5mm headset jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 1 TB (exFAT supported), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass, Google Cast, DRM Widevine L1, Camera2 API Level 3
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 n1, n3, n7, n8, n28, n38, n41, n77, n78, n79), Head SAR 0.99 W/kg, Body SAR 1.22 W/kg, Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.3 x 153 x 67 ( = 0.33 x 6.02 x 2.64 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix (f/1.8, 27mm, 1/2.8" Exmor R, FOV 79°) + 8MP (2x optical zoom, f/2.2, 54mm, 1/4.4", FOV 43°) + 8MP (f/2.2, 16mm, 1/4.0", FOV 120°), videos up to [email protected] FPS (EIS & OIS)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix (f/2.0, 1/4.0", FOV 78°), videos up to [email protected] (EIS)
Additional features
Speakers: single, Keyboard: virtual, Quick Start Guide, Warranty information, Xperia UI, 24 Months Warranty, fanless, waterproof
Weight
161 g ( = 5.68 oz / 0.35 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
499 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
82.9 %
09/2022
Sony Xperia 10 IV
SD 695 5G, Adreno 619
161 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.00"2520x1080
86.1 %
04/2022
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15, A15 GPU 5-Core
144 g64 GB SSD4.70"1334x750
85.9 %
06/2021
Asus ZenFone 8
SD 888 5G, Adreno 660
169 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash5.92"2400x1080
89.3 %
05/2022
Samsung Galaxy S22
Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920
167 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.10"2340x1080
83.4 %
07/2021
Sony Xperia 10 III
SD 690 5G, Adreno 619L
169 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.00"2520x1080
87.7 %
03/2022
Xiaomi 12
SD 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730
179 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.28"2400x1080

Sony is not following the crowd in regard to the design of its mid-range smartphone. The 6-inch phone uses relatively thick screen edges and, unlike some rivals in its price range, does without a curved display. Instead of a glass back, there is a matte plastic coating that also covers the bezel. It looks like a protective cover, feels high-quality and ensures good grip thanks to its light rubber coating. The smartphone comes in the colors lavender, mint, black and white.

An immediately striking design feature of the Xperia 10 IV is its unusual 21:9 screen format, which not only makes the phone look exceptionally slim - the Apple iPhone SE (2022) is barely wider - but it also feels very good in the hand. Due to its small form factor and low weight of 161 grams, the Sony feels like a significantly smaller smartphone overall.

Due to the slightly wider bezel on the top and bottom, the Xperia 10 IV does not need a display cutout for the selfie camera, so you can use the entire screen area. The selfie camera has been placed slightly to the left in the upper display frame and is hardly noticeable, even at second glance. 

Despite the AMOLED panel, Sony has not placed the fingerprint sensor underneath the display, which is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus, but in the power button. The SIM/microSD slot can be opened without tools.

The Xperia 10 IV is IP65 and IP68 certified and thus both dust- and waterproof.

Sony Xperia 10 IV
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Sony Xperia 10 IV

Size Comparison

154 mm / 6.06 inch 68 mm / 2.68 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 169 g0.3726 lbs152.7 mm / 6.01 inch 69.9 mm / 2.75 inch 8.66 mm / 0.3409 inch 179 g0.3946 lbs153 mm / 6.02 inch 67 mm / 2.64 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 161 g0.3549 lbs148 mm / 5.83 inch 68.5 mm / 2.7 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 169 g0.3726 lbs146 mm / 5.75 inch 70.6 mm / 2.78 inch 7.6 mm / 0.2992 inch 167 g0.3682 lbs138.4 mm / 5.45 inch 67.3 mm / 2.65 inch 7.3 mm / 0.2874 inch 144 g0.3175 lbs

Equipment - Notification LED and eSIM support

Sony's Xperia 10 IV is available in only one configuration: 6 GB RAM and 128 GB UFS storage at around 450 Euros (~US$ 450) in Sony's store. The internal storage can be expanded via microSD card. There is also room for up to 2 nano-SIM cards in the card slot. eSIMs are also supported.

The Sony smartphone does not have an IR blaster nor radio reception. On the other hand, a 3.5 mm jack, USB-C 2.0 with OTG support, Bluetooth 5.1 and NFC are included. A notification LED is also available.

Left: SIM/microSD slot
Left: SIM/microSD slot
Right: volume rocker, power button with fingerprint sensor
Right: volume rocker, power button with fingerprint sensor
Top: 3.5 mm jack connection, microphone
Top: 3.5 mm jack connection, microphone
Bottom: USB-C 2.0, microphone
Bottom: USB-C 2.0, microphone

microSD Card Reader

The microSD card reader supports up to 1 TB storage media, which can also be formatted in the exFAT file system. The card reader achieves good sequential read and write rates with our Angelbird AV Pro V60 microSD reference card, but performs below average in the copy test.

SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Sony Xperia 10 III
Adreno 619L, SD 690 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
33.73 MB/s ∼100% +57%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
21.49 MB/s ∼64%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Sony Xperia 10 IV Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø34.4 (25.8-42.5)
Sony Xperia 10 III Adreno 619L, SD 690 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Toshiba Exceria Pro M501: Ø37.1 (31.1-48.6)
Sony Xperia 10 IV Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø74.1 (41.6-84)
Sony Xperia 10 III Adreno 619L, SD 690 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Toshiba Exceria Pro M501: Ø85.7 (39.6-101)

Software - Android 12 with Xperia UI

Sony's Xperia 10 IV runs Android 12, on which the manufacturer has superimposed its own Xperia UI user interface. There are only a few changes compared to the stock Android, so that newcomers and those switching over can quickly find their way around. The few preinstalled third-party apps can all be uninstalled except for LinkedIn, which can only be deactivated.

Sony plans to provide the Xperia 10 IV with two years of Android upgrades and three years of security updates, with this timeframe being from the market launch (mid-June 2022). At the time of review in early September, the Android security patches were June 1 and therefore no longer quite up to date.

Sony Xperia 10 IV
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Sony Xperia 10 IV

Communication and GNSS - Fast WiFi 5 and single-band GNSS

The Xperia 10 IV supports all current mobile standards including 5G. The frequency coverage is not broad, but solid and includes all important bands for the EU region.

In local networks, the Sony smartphone only communicates via WiFi 5, as neither WiFi 6 nor WiFi 6E are supported. Nevertheless, the Xperia 10 IV achieves above-average WiFi 5 transfer rates when connected to our Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 reference router, peaking at 715 MBit/s and thus clearly surpassing the WiFi data throughput of the predecessor. Moreover, data transfer is very stable in both the send and receive directions.

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
854 (763min - 898max) MBit/s ∼100% +24%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
763 (386min - 780max) MBit/s ∼89% +11%
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD
746 (599min - 768max) MBit/s ∼87% +8%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
690 (674min - 705max) MBit/s ∼81%
Average of class Smartphone
  (44.3 - 1736, n=116, last 2 years)
608 MBit/s ∼71% -12%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD
888 (869min - 906max) MBit/s ∼100% +24%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
823 (418min - 852max) MBit/s ∼93% +15%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
757 (380min - 826max) MBit/s ∼85% +6%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
715 (357min - 729max) MBit/s ∼81%
Average of class Smartphone
  (57.7 - 1710, n=118, last 2 years)
657 MBit/s ∼74% -8%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1407 (872min - 1714max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (853 - 1768, n=15, last 2 years)
1407 MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1751 (879min - 1776max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (598 - 1751, n=16, last 2 years)
1250 MBit/s ∼71%
iperf3 transmit AX12
Asus ZenFone 8
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1261 (1192min - 1327max) MBit/s ∼100%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Adreno 619L, SD 690 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
504 (479min - 524max) MBit/s ∼40%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.59 - 1368, n=143, last 2 years)
490 MBit/s ∼39%
iperf3 receive AX12
Asus ZenFone 8
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
903 (446min - 918max) MBit/s ∼100%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Adreno 619L, SD 690 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
554 (513min - 573max) MBit/s ∼61%
Average of class Smartphone
  (15.5 - 953, n=144, last 2 years)
463 MBit/s ∼51%
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Sony Xperia 10 IV Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 619; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø689 (674-705)
Sony Xperia 10 III Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 619L; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø543 (513-573)
Sony Xperia 10 IV Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 619; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø703 (357-729)
Sony Xperia 10 III Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 619L; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø504 (479-524)
GPS signal indoors
GPS signal indoors
GPS signal outdoors
GPS signal outdoors

Localization of Sony's smartphone takes place via a number of GNSS systems, namely GPS (L1), Glonass (L1), Galileo (E1), Beidou (B1) and QZSS (L1). Under testing, it manages this quite quickly indoors and outdoors with an accuracy of up to 3 meters.

However, the Xperia 10 IV proves to be less accurate in matters of satellite positioning. On a 10-kilometer bike ride with the Garmin Venu2 fitness tracker for direct comparison, the smartphone's GNSS positioning often deviates from the actual route and makes one or two detours in more densely built-up urban areas. So you should be prepared for the eventuality that exact navigation with the Xperia 10 IV is not always possible in everyday use.

GPS test: summary
GPS test: summary
GPS test: circumnavigation of the lake
GPS test: circumnavigation of the lake
GPS test: loop
GPS test: loop

Telephony & Voice Quality

In addition to a microSD card, two nano-SIM cards also fit in the SIM slot of the Xperia 10 IV. VoLTE and Wi-Fi calls are supported. If two SIM cards are used, only one of them is able to access 5G. Alternatively, an eSIM can also be configured. With specific absorption rates of 0.99 W/kg (head SAR) and 1.22 W/kg (body SAR), the Sony does not belong to the category of low-radiation smartphones.

During phone calls, the Xperia 10 IV delivers good voice quality and blocks out background noise quite reliably. The caller sounds a little muffled in hands-free mode, but otherwise there are no communication problems via the loudspeaker at either end of the line.

Cameras - Sluggish triple camera with optical image stabilization

Photo with the selfie camera
Photo with the selfie camera

The Xperia 10 IV uses a triple camera that is almost unchanged from its predecessor. It consists of a 12 MP wide-angle camera (f/1.8, 1/2.8", FOV 79°), an 8 MP ultra-wide-angle camera (f/2.2, 1/4.0", FOV 120°) and an 8 MP telephoto camera with dual optical zoom (f/2.2, 1/4.4 FOV 43°). On the front is an 8 MP camera that takes good selfies.

In contrast to the predecessor, the optical image stabilizer also ensures blur-free recordings in videos. The videos are characterized by good image quality, but still only have a maximum resolution of 1080p at 60 FPS.

The photo app is not the fastest. If you move the smartphone quickly back and forth during video recordings, a lag effect occurs in which the display visibly lags behind the targeted subject. The camera app also reacts quite sluggishly when taking photos, especially in low-light conditions. Here it can take two seconds until the photo is taken.

In daylight, the smartphone takes decent photos with realistic-looking colors and also offers a lot of flexibility in subject selection thanks to its ultra-wide-angle camera and telephoto camera combination. However, the photos are only average in terms of detail and image sharpness, and simply bad at night. 

Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the ultra wide-angle camera
Photo with the ultra wide-angle camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera

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.

Daylight shot 1Daylight shot 2Ultra wide angle5x zoomLow light shot
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In the test lab, the main camera reproduces colors quite accurately with a maximum Delta-E of 9.51 under ideal lighting conditions. The test chart is also reproduced sharply. However, the color accuracy is over in 1 lux residual light and only the outlines of the test chart can be recognized.

ColorChecker
7 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Sony Xperia 10 IV: 6.27 ∆E min: 2.34 - max: 9.51 ∆E
ColorChecker
29.6 ∆E
54.8 ∆E
39.8 ∆E
36.3 ∆E
45.4 ∆E
62.4 ∆E
53.3 ∆E
36.1 ∆E
43.7 ∆E
28.7 ∆E
64.9 ∆E
63.9 ∆E
31.5 ∆E
47.7 ∆E
37.3 ∆E
76.7 ∆E
44.1 ∆E
42 ∆E
93.7 ∆E
71.4 ∆E
52.5 ∆E
37.5 ∆E
24.4 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Sony Xperia 10 IV: 47.15 ∆E min: 13.91 - max: 93.71 ∆E

Accessories & Warranty - The 30-watt power adapter costs extra

Many smartphone manufacturers are choosing to forgo the power adapter in the scope of delivery. The Xperia 10 IV goes one step further, with the USB cable having also been omitted in the packaging, so the scope of delivery is limited to a quick guide and warranty information.

Sony offers two accessories specifically tailored to the Xperia 10 IV in its web store: a 30-watt fast charger (XQZ-UC1, around US$ 50) and a style cover with an integrated stand (XQZ-CBCC, around US$ 35).

The Sony Xperia 10 IV comes with a 24-month warranty in Germany. This may differ in other countries, so be sure to check with your supplier before buying. 

Input Devices & Operation - Pleasant haptics and scalable display

The touchscreen of the Xperia 10 IV works with a sampling rate of 120 Hz and implements inputs without any noticeable delay. The Snapdragon 695 5G enables largely smooth operation. The eight-core SoC offers enough performance for everyday tasks as long as multitasking is not the focus.

Icons, menus and fonts appear quite small due to the high display resolution of 2560x1080. If necessary, the display size of the screen elements can be adjusted in 5 levels in the Android settings. The preset is level 2, leaving plenty of room for enlargement. Due to the elongated display, operation with one hand is not always easy, but this can be overcome with the switchable one-hand mode.

The physical keys sit firmly in the case, have a crisp pressure point and provide pleasant feedback. The power button is built deeply in the chassis and can thus be easily felt without looking. If you place your finger on the power button, the integrated fingerprint sensor unlocks the smartphone quickly and reliably and also works when the display is turned off.

The Xperia 10 IV does not offer face recognition.

Keyboard in landscape mode
Keyboard in landscape mode
Keyboard in portrait mode
Keyboard in portrait mode

Display - Crisp display with 60 Hz

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

The display of the Xperia 10 IV does not differ from its predecessor. On the one hand, this is good because the AMOLED panel displays content extremely sharply thanks to its high pixel density of 457 PPI. However, the frame rate of 60 Hz is no longer in keeping with the times. Most other devices in this price range now offer 90 or even 120 Hz.

In terms of brightness, the AMOLED display also barely differs from that of the Xperia 10 III. We measured an average of 580.1 cd/m² with the brightness sensor disabled. Up to 573 cd/m² is possible with the sensor enabled. If the brightness measurement is restricted to a smaller image area (APL18), the luminance increases up to 756 cd/m². At the lowest brightness level, the AMOLED panel still shines with 2.86 cd/m².

The display flickers in all brightness levels in a frequency range of 60 to 253 Hz. Owing to the fairly flat and even amplitude curve, the PWM flickering shouldn't be an issue, even for sensitive users. 

584
cd/m²
590
cd/m²
593
cd/m²
579
cd/m²
572
cd/m²
581
cd/m²
575
cd/m²
567
cd/m²
580
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 593 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 580.1 cd/m² Minimum: 2.86 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 96 %
Center on Battery: 572 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 0.9 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.2
ΔE Greyscale 1.4 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
95.9% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.29
Sony Xperia 10 IV
OLED, 2520x1080, 6.00
Apple iPhone SE 2022
IPS, 1334x750, 4.70
Asus ZenFone 8
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 5.92
Samsung Galaxy S22
AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.10
Sony Xperia 10 III
OLED, 2520x1080, 6.00
Xiaomi 12
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.28
Screen
-59%
-47%
-36%
-14%
-47%
Brightness middle
572
662
16%
758
33%
853
49%
536
-6%
867
52%
Brightness
580
647
12%
759
31%
858
48%
540
-7%
867
49%
Brightness Distribution
96
92
-4%
98
2%
96
0%
97
1%
98
2%
Black Level *
0.4
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
0.9
1.44
-60%
3.5
-289%
1.9
-111%
1.1
-22%
1.7
-89%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
1.2
4.74
-295%
3.2
-167%
1.9
-58%
4.4
-267%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.4
1.7
-21%
1.6
-14%
1.9
-36%
1.3
7%
1.8
-29%
Gamma
2.29 96%
2.179 101%
2.23 99%
2.07 106%
2.27 97%
2.2 100%
CCT
6614 98%
6746 96%
6527 100%
6460 101%
6494 100%
6762 96%
Contrast
1655

* ... 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 253 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 253 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 253 Hz is relatively high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering. However, there are reports that some users are still sensitive to PWM at 500 Hz and above, so be aware.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19566 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Minimum display brightness
Min.
25% display brightness
25%
50% display brightness
50%
75% display brightness
75%
Maximum manual display brightness
100%

Series of measurements at a fixed zoom level and different brightness settings


Manually adjusted white balance
Manually adjusted white balance

The display colors of the Xperia 10 IV can be adjusted via two image modes ("Original Mode" and "Standard Mode"). You can also adjust the white balance via the three profiles "Warm", "Medium" and "Cold" or manually by adjusting the RGB channels.

If you prefer the most natural color representation possible, then "Original Mode" is the best choice. At the same time we recommend manually adjusting the white balance and using the RGB settings shown in the screenshot. The Xperia 10 IV then falls within the ideal range in terms of color and grayscale reproduction.

Color fidelity (original color mode, manual white balance, sRGB target color space)
Color fidelity (original color mode, manual white balance, sRGB target color space)
Color space (original color mode, manual white balance, sRGB target color space)
Color space (original color mode, manual white balance, sRGB target color space)
Grayscale (original color mode, manual white balance, sRGB target color space)
Grayscale (original color mode, manual white balance, sRGB target color space)
Saturation (original color mode, manual white balance, sRGB target color space)
Saturation (original color mode, manual white balance, sRGB target color space)

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
2.85 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1.483 ms rise
↘ 1.365 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 5 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (22.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
2.93 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1.456 ms rise
↘ 1.475 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 4 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (35.9 ms).

Sony's smartphone performs relatively well outdoors. The AMOLED screen's luminance is not quite sufficient to display all contents legibly in direct sunlight. However, there are no problems in a shady spot. Thanks to the high viewing-angle stability, the display can be seen from all kinds of angles.

Outdoor use (direct sunlight)
Outdoor use (direct sunlight)
Outdoor use (in the shade)
Outdoor use (in the shade)
Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability

Performance - Solid performance, but barely faster than its predecessor

The Snapdragon 695 5G in the Xperia 10 IV is a slightly faster SoC than in the predecessor. Both the Snapdragon 695 5G and the Snapdragon 690 5G of the Xperia 10 III are in the lower mid-range, offer sufficient performance for everyday use and also run games smoothly. However, the SoC is not designed for particularly computationally intensive tasks, such as video editing or multitasking with multiple applications open at the same time.

In the synthetic benchmarks, the Xperia 10 IV and its Snapdragon 695 5G only manage a place in the lower range of the test field. With the exception of the Xperia 10 III, all compact comparison devices are considerably faster. In terms of performance, the Xperia 10 IV hardly stands out from its predecessor.

Geekbench 5.4
Single-Core
Apple iPhone SE 2022
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 4096
1741 Points ∼100% +160%
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
1237 Points ∼71% +85%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
1145 Points ∼66% +71%
Asus ZenFone 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
1124 Points ∼65% +68%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1885, n=264, last 2 years)
739 Points ∼42% +10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (659 - 697, n=14)
678 Points ∼39% +1%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
670 Points ∼38%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G, Adreno 619L, 6144
590 Points ∼34% -12%
Multi-Core
Apple iPhone SE 2022
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 4096
4788 Points ∼100% +151%
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
3581 Points ∼75% +88%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
3474 Points ∼73% +82%
Asus ZenFone 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
3385 Points ∼71% +77%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 5538, n=264, last 2 years)
2380 Points ∼50% +25%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (1663 - 2038, n=14)
1916 Points ∼40% 0%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1909 Points ∼40%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G, Adreno 619L, 6144
1716 Points ∼36% -10%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
982789 Points ∼100% +154%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
813746 Points ∼83% +111%
Asus ZenFone 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
795730 Points ∼81% +106%
Apple iPhone SE 2022
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 4096
733484 Points ∼75% +90%
Average of class Smartphone
  (111952 - 1119358, n=160, last 2 years)
584886 Points ∼60% +51%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (344344 - 409358, n=10)
388907 Points ∼40% +1%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
386185 Points ∼39%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G, Adreno 619L, 6144
344070 Points ∼35% -11%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Asus ZenFone 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
16428 Points ∼100% +138%
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
14508 Points ∼88% +110%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
14068 Points ∼86% +104%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 19200, n=214, last 2 years)
10362 Points ∼63% +50%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (6897 - 10834, n=13)
9226 Points ∼56% +34%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G, Adreno 619L, 6144
8273 Points ∼50% +20%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
6897 Points ∼42%
CrossMark - Overall
Apple iPhone SE 2022
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 4096
1132 Points ∼100% +97%
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
1109 Points ∼98% +93%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
957 Points ∼85% +67%
Average of class Smartphone
  (226 - 1332, n=97, last 2 years)
775 Points ∼68% +35%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (521 - 604, n=10)
575 Points ∼51% 0%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
574 Points ∼51%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
6991 Points ∼100% +88%
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
6860 Points ∼98% +84%
Asus ZenFone 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
6043 Points ∼86% +62%
Average of class Smartphone
  (411 - 8753, n=177, last 2 years)
4649 Points ∼66% +25%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3721 Points ∼53%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (3171 - 3848, n=11)
3644 Points ∼52% -2%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G, Adreno 619L, 6144
3092 Points ∼44% -17%
System
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
11210 Points ∼100% +39%
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
10334 Points ∼92% +28%
Asus ZenFone 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
9973 Points ∼89% +24%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2083 - 19657, n=177, last 2 years)
8203 Points ∼73% +2%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
8043 Points ∼72%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (6789 - 8072, n=11)
7748 Points ∼69% -4%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G, Adreno 619L, 6144
6586 Points ∼59% -18%
Memory
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
6535 Points ∼100% +43%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
6413 Points ∼98% +40%
Asus ZenFone 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
6300 Points ∼96% +38%
Average of class Smartphone
  (670 - 11617, n=177, last 2 years)
5229 Points ∼80% +14%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
4580 Points ∼70%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (3167 - 4836, n=11)
4329 Points ∼66% -5%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G, Adreno 619L, 6144
3176 Points ∼49% -31%
Graphics
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
18370 Points ∼100% +316%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
17269 Points ∼94% +291%
Asus ZenFone 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
13167 Points ∼72% +198%
Average of class Smartphone
  (697 - 26660, n=177, last 2 years)
9000 Points ∼49% +104%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
4421 Points ∼24%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (4166 - 4426, n=11)
4359 Points ∼24% -1%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G, Adreno 619L, 6144
3334 Points ∼18% -25%
Web
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
1924 Points ∼100% +63%
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
1785 Points ∼93% +52%
Asus ZenFone 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
1612 Points ∼84% +37%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2392, n=177, last 2 years)
1408 Points ∼73% +20%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G, Adreno 619L, 6144
1311 Points ∼68% +11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (1078 - 1378, n=11)
1208 Points ∼63% +3%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1178 Points ∼61%
AImark - Score v2.x
Apple iPhone SE 2022
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 4096
104532 Points ∼100% +2011%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1043 - 286905, n=153, last 2 years)
52679 Points ∼50% +964%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G, Adreno 619L, 6144
40708 Points ∼39% +722%
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
6766 Points ∼6% +37%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
6487 Points ∼6% +31%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (4924 - 5839, n=10)
5173 Points ∼5% +4%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
4951 Points ∼5%

The GPU benchmarks also produce the same results as in the synthetic benchmarks. The Xperia 10 IV is slightly faster than the Xperia 10 III (Adreno 619L) with its Adreno 619 graphics chip, but cannot compete with the other mid-range rivals. But jerks or other stutters occur only rarely during operation.

GFXBench
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
69 fps ∼100% +527%
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD
60 fps ∼87% +445%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
51 fps ∼74% +364%
Asus ZenFone 8
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
41 fps ∼59% +273%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
11 fps ∼16%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Adreno 619L, SD 690 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
8 fps ∼12% -27%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
39 fps ∼100% +376%
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD
39 fps ∼100% +376%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
29 fps ∼74% +254%
Asus ZenFone 8
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
26 fps ∼67% +217%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
8.2 fps ∼21%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Adreno 619L, SD 690 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
5.8 fps ∼15% -29%
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
93 fps ∼100% +417%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
66 fps ∼71% +267%
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD
60 fps ∼65% +233%
Asus ZenFone 8
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
57 fps ∼61% +217%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
18 fps ∼19%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Adreno 619L, SD 690 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
13 fps ∼14% -28%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
99 fps ∼100% +330%
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD
95.9 fps ∼97% +317%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
67 fps ∼68% +191%
Asus ZenFone 8
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
64 fps ∼65% +178%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
23 fps ∼23%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Adreno 619L, SD 690 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
16 fps ∼16% -30%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
81 fps ∼100% +406%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼74% +275%
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD
60 fps ∼74% +275%
Asus ZenFone 8
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
53 fps ∼65% +231%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
16 fps ∼20%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Adreno 619L, SD 690 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
12 fps ∼15% -25%
1920x1080 Car Chase Offscreen
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD
82 fps ∼100% +310%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
78 fps ∼95% +290%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
67 fps ∼82% +235%
Asus ZenFone 8
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
61 fps ∼74% +205%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
20 fps ∼24%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Adreno 619L, SD 690 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
15 fps ∼18% -25%
GFXBench 3.1
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
121 fps ∼100% +365%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
113 fps ∼93% +335%
Asus ZenFone 8
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
93 fps ∼77% +258%
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD
60 fps ∼50% +131%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
26 fps ∼21%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Adreno 619L, SD 690 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
21 fps ∼17% -19%
1920x1080 Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
164 fps ∼100% +369%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
123 fps ∼75% +251%
Asus ZenFone 8
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
105 fps ∼64% +200%
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD
60 fps ∼37% +71%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
35 fps ∼21%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Adreno 619L, SD 690 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
26 fps ∼16% -26%
GFXBench 3.0
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
121 fps ∼100% +210%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
119 fps ∼98% +205%
Asus ZenFone 8
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
116 fps ∼96% +197%
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD
60 fps ∼50% +54%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
39 fps ∼32%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Adreno 619L, SD 690 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
30 fps ∼25% -23%
1920x1080 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
213 fps ∼100% +344%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
193 fps ∼91% +302%
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD
187 fps ∼88% +290%
Asus ZenFone 8
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
152 fps ∼71% +217%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
48 fps ∼23%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Adreno 619L, SD 690 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
36 fps ∼17% -25%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex Onscreen
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
121 fps ∼100% +102%
Asus ZenFone 8
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
119 fps ∼98% +98%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
119 fps ∼98% +98%
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD
60 fps ∼50% 0%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
60 fps ∼50%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Adreno 619L, SD 690 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
54 fps ∼45% -10%
1920x1080 T-Rex Offscreen
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
428 fps ∼100% +351%
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD
358 fps ∼84% +277%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
302 fps ∼71% +218%
Asus ZenFone 8
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
238 fps ∼56% +151%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
95 fps ∼22%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Adreno 619L, SD 690 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
72 fps ∼17% -24%
3DMark
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2418 Points ∼100% +581%
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD
1877 Points ∼78% +429%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1855 Points ∼77% +423%
Asus ZenFone 8
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1512 Points ∼63% +326%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
355 Points ∼15%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Adreno 619L, SD 690 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
247 Points ∼10% -30%
Wild Life Extreme
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2586 Points ∼100% +616%
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD
2399 Points ∼93% +565%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1946 Points ∼75% +439%
Asus ZenFone 8
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1528 Points ∼59% +323%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
361 Points ∼14%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Adreno 619L, SD 690 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
252 Points ∼10% -30%
Wild Life Unlimited Score
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9782 Points ∼100% +710%
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD
8909 Points ∼91% +638%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7458 Points ∼76% +517%
Asus ZenFone 8
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5821 Points ∼60% +382%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1208 Points ∼12%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Adreno 619L, SD 690 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
826 Points ∼8% -32%
Wild Life Score
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9713 Points ∼100% +701%
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD
8357 Points ∼86% +590%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7064 Points ∼73% +483%
Asus ZenFone 8
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5767 Points ∼59% +376%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1212 Points ∼12%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Adreno 619L, SD 690 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
826 Points ∼9% -32%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics
Sony Xperia 10 III
Adreno 619L, SD 690 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2775 Points ∼100% 0%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2769 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2730 Points ∼100%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Adreno 619L, SD 690 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1878 Points ∼69% -31%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2739 Points ∼100%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Adreno 619L, SD 690 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2023 Points ∼74% -26%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Asus ZenFone 8
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4771 Points ∼100% +36%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4303 Points ∼90% +23%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4000 Points ∼84% +14%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3510 Points ∼74%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Adreno 619L, SD 690 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3344 Points ∼70% -5%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
18286 Points ∼100% +512%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
11893 Points ∼65% +298%
Asus ZenFone 8
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
11552 Points ∼63% +286%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2990 Points ∼16%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Adreno 619L, SD 690 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2120 Points ∼12% -29%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10618 Points ∼100% +243%
Asus ZenFone 8
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
8779 Points ∼83% +184%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
8268 Points ∼78% +167%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3092 Points ∼29%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Adreno 619L, SD 690 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2308 Points ∼22% -25%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3446 Points ∼100%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Adreno 619L, SD 690 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3254 Points ∼94% -6%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
4311 Points ∼100%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Adreno 619L, SD 690 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3204 Points ∼74% -26%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
4083 Points ∼100%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Adreno 619L, SD 690 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3215 Points ∼79% -21%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2934 Points ∼100%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Adreno 619L, SD 690 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2178 Points ∼74% -26%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2830 Points ∼100%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Adreno 619L, SD 690 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1992 Points ∼70% -30%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
0 Points ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3370 Points ∼100%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Adreno 619L, SD 690 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3236 Points ∼96% -4%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
0 Points ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited
Asus ZenFone 8
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10379 Points ∼100% +144%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10206 Points ∼98% +140%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9693 Points ∼93% +128%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
4256 Points ∼41%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Adreno 619L, SD 690 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3122 Points ∼30% -27%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
24177 Points ∼100% +431%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
17842 Points ∼74% +292%
Asus ZenFone 8
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
15652 Points ∼65% +244%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
4552 Points ∼19%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Adreno 619L, SD 690 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3315 Points ∼14% -27%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics
Asus ZenFone 8
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4763 Points ∼100% +37%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4086 Points ∼86% +18%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
3754 Points ∼79% +8%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3468 Points ∼73%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Adreno 619L, SD 690 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2593 Points ∼54% -25%

The Sony smartphone is also slower than the competition in the browser benchmarks and can only beat the Xperia 10 III. Nevertheless, websites load quickly and can be scrolled through swiftly.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone SE 2022 (Chrome 99)
182.6 Points ∼100% +218%
Xiaomi 12 (Chrome 99.0.4844.58)
113.8 Points ∼62% +98%
Samsung Galaxy S22 (Chrome 100.0.4896.79)
96.4 Points ∼53% +68%
Average of class Smartphone (14.8 - 282, n=174, last 2 years)
73.9 Points ∼40% +29%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (48.6 - 72.3, n=11)
60.2 Points ∼33% +5%
Sony Xperia 10 IV (Chrome 103.0.5060.129)
57.351 Points ∼31%
Sony Xperia 10 III (Chrome 91)
45.36 Points ∼25% -21%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Apple iPhone SE 2022 (Chome 99)
239 runs/min ∼100% +417%
Samsung Galaxy S22 (Chrome 100.0.4896.79)
111 runs/min ∼46% +140%
Xiaomi 12 (Chrome 99.0.4844.58)
107 runs/min ∼45% +132%
Average of class Smartphone (12.5 - 375, n=161, last 2 years)
70.7 runs/min ∼30% +53%
Sony Xperia 10 IV (Chrome 103.0.5060.129)
46.2 runs/min ∼19%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (38.7 - 47.7, n=9)
43.7 runs/min ∼18% -5%
Sony Xperia 10 III (Chrome 91)
41.2 runs/min ∼17% -11%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Apple iPhone SE 2022 (Chrome 99)
265 Points ∼100% +240%
Asus ZenFone 8 (Chrome 90)
149 Points ∼56% +91%
Samsung Galaxy S22 (Chrome 100.0.4896.79)
149 Points ∼56% +91%
Xiaomi 12 (Chrome 99.0.4844.58)
148 Points ∼56% +90%
Average of class Smartphone (27 - 292, n=174, last 2 years)
102.4 Points ∼39% +31%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (75 - 112, n=9)
89.6 Points ∼34% +15%
Sony Xperia 10 IV (Chrome 103.0.5060.129)
78 Points ∼29%
Sony Xperia 10 III (Chrome 91)
74 Points ∼28% -5%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone SE 2022 (Chrome 99)
65969 Points ∼100% +202%
Samsung Galaxy S22 (Chrome 100.0.4896.79)
38992 Points ∼59% +79%
Asus ZenFone 8 (Chrome 90)
37926 Points ∼57% +74%
Xiaomi 12 (Chrome 99.0.4844.58)
37279 Points ∼57% +71%
Average of class Smartphone (3905 - 74261, n=194, last 2 years)
26917 Points ∼41% +23%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (17849 - 27593, n=11)
21915 Points ∼33% 0%
Sony Xperia 10 IV (Chrome 103.0.5060.129)
21839 Points ∼33%
Sony Xperia 10 III
16866 Points ∼26% -23%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (414 - 12437, n=184, last 2 years)
2569 ms * ∼100% -30%
Sony Xperia 10 III (Chrome 91)
2506 ms * ∼98% -26%
Sony Xperia 10 IV (Chrome 103.0.5060.129)
1981.7 ms * ∼77%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (1502 - 2501, n=10)
1975 ms * ∼77% -0%
Samsung Galaxy S22 (Chrome 100.0.4896.79)
1566 ms * ∼61% +21%
Asus ZenFone 8 (Chrome 90)
1397 ms * ∼54% +30%
Xiaomi 12 (Chrome 99.0.4844.58)
930 ms * ∼36% +53%
Apple iPhone SE 2022 (Chrome 99)
497.2 ms * ∼19% +75%

* ... smaller is better

With its UFS 2.1 storage, the Xperia 10 IV achieves solid data transfer rates. However, it is slower than the Xperia 10 III in sequential reading, which is noticeable from the slightly longer app loading times.

Sony Xperia 10 IVAsus ZenFone 8Samsung Galaxy S22Sony Xperia 10 IIIXiaomi 12Average 128 GB UFS 2.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
100%
93%
13%
164%
-11%
27%
Sequential Read 256KB
521.1
1781
242%
1486
185%
840
61%
1851
255%
772 ?(427 - 1011, n=105)
48%
997 ?(45.6 - 1999, n=255, last 2 years)
91%
Sequential Write 256KB
497.61
767
54%
993
100%
400.8
-19%
1417
185%
293 ?(13.6 - 719, n=105)
-41%
570 ?(11.9 - 1783, n=255, last 2 years)
15%
Random Read 4KB
192.5
292.3
52%
273
42%
172.3
-10%
325.2
69%
150.7 ?(92.6 - 239, n=105)
-22%
184.3 ?(13.5 - 543, n=255, last 2 years)
-4%
Random Write 4KB
177.83
272.9
53%
257.6
45%
210.7
18%
437.5
146%
129.2 ?(18.2 - 290, n=105)
-27%
185.6 ?(18.4 - 503, n=256, last 2 years)
4%

Gaming - OK for casual gamers

The Adreno 619 graphics chip integrated into the Snapdragon 695 5G belongs to the lower mid-range in terms of performance, just like the SoC. Even so, its power is sufficient to run current games without major restrictions. For example, PUBG Mobile can be played smoothly in "HD/High" at a constant 30 FPS. Even higher frame rates than 60 FPS would be possible in the graphically simpler Armajet, but the 60 Hz panel does not allow more.

Frame rates were determined with our Gamebench test tool.

Armajet
Armajet
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
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Sony Xperia 10 IV; Armajet; 1.61.6: Ø60 (56-61)
Sony Xperia 10 IV; PUBG Mobile; 2.1.0: Ø29.9 (28-31)

Emissions - Mono speakers and high-resolution audio

Temperature

In terms of temperature, the Xperia 10 IV is pleasant to use at all times because the smartphone only heats up to a maximum of 33.4 °C, even under permanent load. Internally, everything stays cool. As the 3D-Mark stress tests show, there are practically no performance losses from the first to the last test run.

Max. Load
 31.1 °C
88 F
31 °C
88 F
29.3 °C
85 F
 
 31.1 °C
88 F
31 °C
88 F
29.2 °C
85 F
 
 30.5 °C
87 F
31.4 °C
89 F
29.2 °C
85 F
 
Maximum: 31.4 °C = 89 F
Average: 30.4 °C = 87 F
28.9 °C
84 F
29.6 °C
85 F
32.3 °C
90 F
26.6 °C
80 F
29.7 °C
85 F
33.4 °C
92 F
28.3 °C
83 F
30.5 °C
87 F
33.4 °C
92 F
Maximum: 33.4 °C = 92 F
Average: 30.3 °C = 87 F
Room Temperature 21.8 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 30.4 °C / 87 F, compared to the average of 32.7 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 31.4 °C / 89 F, compared to the average of 35 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 33.4 °C / 92 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27.6 °C / 82 F, compared to the device average of 32.7 °C / 91 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
99.6 % ∼100%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Adreno 619L, SD 690 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
99.4 % ∼100% 0%
Asus ZenFone 8
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
92.3 % ∼93% -7%
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD
79.5 % ∼80% -20%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
56.4 % ∼57% -43%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
46.3 % ∼46% -54%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Sony Xperia 10 III
Adreno 619L, SD 690 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
99.2 % ∼100% 0%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
98.9 % ∼100%
Asus ZenFone 8
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
85.5 % ∼86% -14%
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD
61.4 % ∼62% -38%
Samsung Galaxy S22
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
56 % ∼56% -43%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
% ∼0% -100%
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Sony Xperia 10 IV Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø2.15 (2.14-2.16)
Apple iPhone SE 2022 A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 0.0.0.0: Ø10.7 (9.12-14.9)
Samsung Galaxy S22 Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø7.78 (6.63-11.8)
Sony Xperia 10 IV Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø7.24 (7.24-7.27)
Apple iPhone SE 2022 A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø40.3 (39-49)
Samsung Galaxy S22 Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø27.2 (23.6-41.9)
Xiaomi 12 Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø35.6 (27.5-59.4)

Speakers

The mono speaker of the Xperia 10 IV is located in a small recess on the bottom side of the display. The small sound membrane does its job well, but produces only a thin sound with no bass. In return, the speaker transmits mids and highs that are very well-balanced, thus reproducing voices very clearly.

Headsets and other external audio devices can be connected to the Sony smartphone via the 3.5 mm jack or Bluetooth 5.1. Common Bluetooth codecs such as AAC, LDAC and aptX Adaptive are supported.

With compatible headphones, you can also enjoy high-resolution audio with both wired and wireless connections. However, the signal-to-noise ratio of the 3.5 mm audio jack, which is only average at 75.71 dBFS, does not fit well here. 

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs204345.92530.433.63123.233.14023.326.85036.434.76324.124.48020.322.210017.621.812515.732.816013.843.620016.245.425015.148.731512.654.340013.160.650013.16663012.766.680014.772100013.474.6125012.877.5160012.876.2200012.873.4250013.277.1315013.776.5400013.971.4500013.165.7630013.967.1800013.366.5100001472.21250014.268.21600013.652.4SPL25.685.8N0.761.8median 13.6median 66.6Delta0.910.241.739.231.828.726.531.123.626.438.541.63031.727.627.824.52814.827.218.337.715.939.616.644.815.352.514.257.215.16114.164.412.571.314.773.915.176.514.775.914.375.914.777.514.578.514.382.114.173.714.373.714.472.714.380.114.37813.157.126.788.70.873.5median 14.5median 72.70.712.9hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseSony Xperia 10 IVSony Xperia 10 III
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Sony Xperia 10 IV audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85.8 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 25.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.9% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.6% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 28% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 61% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 53% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 38% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Sony Xperia 10 III audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 34.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 6% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 48% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 41% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 68% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 25% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery life - Hard gets any smaller, but long charging times

Power Consumption

Sony does not include a power adapter with its smartphone. Users either have to make do with the optional 30-watt XQZ-UC1 quick charger or any other power adapter within reach. Since Sony charges almost US$ 50 for the power adapter, the second option sounds more appealing. However, unlike us, you need a little luck in ensuring that you have the right power adapter.

The Sony Xperia 10 IV supports USB Power Delivery (PD) with a maximum of 30 watts. The official power adapter is tailored to match this perfectly. This charging capacity can also be achieved with a third-party power supply, but is not guaranteed.

The Sony smartphone did not like our third-party power adapters so much, presumably because of the deviating amperages from the original power supply. Example: Connected to a 24-watt power supply from Anker, the smartphone only extracted a maximum of 7.5 watts, which meant that a full charge took over 3.5 hours. Of course, this result is not representative, but shows that it can be difficult to find the right power adapter if you want to save money on the Sony power adapter.

In terms of power consumption, the Sony Xperia 10 IV is inconspicuous.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.08 / 0.41 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.68 / 1.69 / 1.73 Watt
Load midlight 2.54 / 4.61 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Sony Xperia 10 IV
5000 mAh
Apple iPhone SE 2022
2018 mAh
Asus ZenFone 8
4000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S22
3700 mAh
Sony Xperia 10 III
4500 mAh
Xiaomi 12
4500 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-45%
-14%
-42%
24%
-36%
-13%
-31%
Idle Minimum *
0.68
0.6
12%
0.82
-21%
0.69
-1%
0.44
35%
0.87
-28%
0.83 ?(0.56 - 1.01, n=10)
-22%
0.888 ?(0.12 - 2.5, n=192, last 2 years)
-31%
Idle Average *
1.69
0.9
47%
1.1
35%
1.19
30%
0.65
62%
1.7
-1%
1.653 ?(1 - 2.47, n=10)
2%
1.565 ?(0.65 - 3.6, n=192, last 2 years)
7%
Idle Maximum *
1.73
1.5
13%
1.16
33%
1.26
27%
0.69
60%
1.82
-5%
1.814 ?(1.4 - 2.52, n=10)
-5%
1.783 ?(0.69 - 3.7, n=192, last 2 years)
-3%
Load Average *
2.54
6.5
-156%
4.24
-67%
6.97
-174%
2.99
-18%
4.68
-84%
3.23 ?(2.4 - 4.83, n=10)
-27%
4.37 ?(2.1 - 7.74, n=192, last 2 years)
-72%
Load Maximum *
4.61
11
-139%
6.83
-48%
8.85
-92%
5.42
-18%
7.41
-61%
5.11 ?(4.47 - 6.5, n=10)
-11%
7.19 ?(3.56 - 11.9, n=192, last 2 years)
-56%

* ... smaller is better

Power Consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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Sony Xperia 10 IV Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G: Ø2.7 (0.847-5.2)
Sony Xperia 10 III Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G: Ø3.14 (0.646-5.32)

Power Consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

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Sony Xperia 10 IV Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø3.01 (2.8-3.26)
Sony Xperia 10 III Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø2.36 (1.325-3.02)
Sony Xperia 10 IV Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø0.969 (0.917-1.237)
Sony Xperia 10 III Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø0.632 (0.551-1.167)

Battery Life

Compact smartphones often only have a small battery, which means that runtimes are usually unimpressive. This usually applies to devices from the Android range. In Apple smartphones, all system components are more finely tuned, which is why even small devices like the iPhone SE (2022) have very competitive runtimes. At 2018 mAh, the iPhone SE (2022) has a very small battery by Android standards.

The Sony Xperia 10 IV stands out from the competition in terms of battery life in two positive ways. Firstly, because it has a very large battery (5000 mAh) for its compact format. And secondly, because one battery charge helps it achieve excellent runtimes that no other comparison device can match.

Under testing, simulated web surfing lasted over 19 hours, and continuous video playback even lasted 26 hours. Even under maximum load, the battery puts on a strong show, lasting just over 7 hours. In practice, one should reasonably expect the smartphone to last two days before charging is necessary, even under intensive use. 

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
62h 40min
WiFi Websurfing
19h 28min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
26h 18min
Load (maximum brightness)
7h 9min
Sony Xperia 10 IV
5000 mAh
Apple iPhone SE 2022
2018 mAh
Asus ZenFone 8
4000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S22
3700 mAh
Sony Xperia 10 III
4500 mAh
Xiaomi 12
4500 mAh
Battery Runtime
-48%
-62%
-38%
-18%
-30%
Reader / Idle
3760
2049
-46%
2182
-42%
2272
-40%
2558
-32%
H.264
1578
797
-49%
887
-44%
1411
-11%
890
-44%
WiFi v1.3
1168
769
-34%
442
-62%
675
-42%
809
-31%
760
-35%
Load
429
164
-62%
324
-24%