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Sony Xperia 10 IV full review

Sony Xperia 10 IV: Display, DESIGN & BUILD, Performance and Benchmarks Review

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Sony Xperia 10 IV, Does Sony really make an awesome upgrade from the last Gen Sony Xperia 10 3? So, I’m going to give you a complete review of its Display, Design and build, Performance, Memory, Storage, Software, Battery, Camera, Main camera, Lenses, Selfie camera, Connectivity, Network, Sound, and pretty much everything that comes in this device, I will tell you my final thoughts about this phone, also I’m going to tell you it’s price.

Sony Xperia 10 IV


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Sony Xperia 10 IV:

Display:


Type
OLED, 1B colors, HDR
Size 6.0 inches, 84.1 cm2 (~82.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2520 pixels, 21:9 ratio (~457 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
 Extra Triluminos display

Sony Xperia 10 IV has an amazing 6.0 inches OLED, 60Hz display, HDR support, and a peak brightness of 600 nits.  It is also Full HD+ with a PPI density of 411. This display is faster and more efficient with 60Hz support. The gaming experience is also going to be very good because of its 60Hz refresh rate and also the content watching will be good with deep blacks and high contrast ratio. Thanks to DCIP3 technology. Sony Xperia 10 IV is using the OLED panel. Which is good and can deliver faster performance with no touch lag issuers. The display is also protected by Gorilla Glass 5. Screen to body ratio is 82%, which will give you thinner bezels. The display ratio is 20:9 which means content watching will be great.



DESIGN & BUILD:


Dimensions
153 x 67 x 8.3 mm (6.02 x 2.64 x 0.33 in)
Weight 161 g (5.68 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), plastic frame, plastic back
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM or eSIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  IP65/IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)

SONY is known for its amazing new premium designs. Sony Xperia 10 IV has a new design with new textures on the back. The rear is made of Glass and the frame is made of plastic, which makes it a little lighter than other Mid-Range smartphones. There’s IP68 water and dust resistance in this Sony Xperia 10 IV. The phone is protected by a plastic frame that’s why it makes it lighter by 161 grams. Talking about the design, the Camera bump takes up a little space for the camera itself. I mean we are talking about a nice camera bump of this phone. The fingerprint scanner it’s located in the in-display and has some amazing speeds because of the new optical sensor in the display.

Performance:

Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 695
Max. clock 2200 MHz
CPU cores 8 (2 + 6)
Architecture – 6 cores at 1.7 GHz: Kryo 660 Silver (Cortex-A55)
– 2 cores at 2.2 GHz: Kryo 660 Gold (Cortex-A78)
Lithography process 6 nanometers
Graphics Adreno 619

Sony Xperia 10 IV is launching with the new chipset from MediaTek, which is Qualcomm Snapdragon 695. Which scores great in AnTuTu 9 benchmarks. These new higher-performance cores make the phone experience much smoother with the 60Hz super AMOLED display. The gaming experience is awesome with the new cooling system in this smartphone. The Arm Mali-G77 MC9 is one of the most powerful GPUs in this midrange segment right now, which makes the Sony Xperia 10 IV more-faster than other Mid-Range smartphones. This new chipset is more optimized than the last gen Qualcomm Snapdragon 680, which is also considered to be a premium chipset.


MEMORY AND STORAGE:

RAM size  6 GB
Memory type LPDDR4x
Channels 2
Storage size 128 GB
Storage type UFS 2.1
Memory card Yes

 Sony Xperia 10 IV is launching with 128GB 6GB RAM of ram and storage variants. And with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 695, the performance will be much smoother. The ram is LPDDR4x with a memory frequency of 2133MHz. Sony Xperia 10 IV has the fastest UFS 2.1 storage. Which will load the apps much faster. There is also SD card support which is good.

Benchmarks:

Geekbench 5:

Single Core 545
Multi core 1917

Now let’s talk about the benchmarks. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 has good CPU scores in the Geekbach 5. The single core score is 545. This is quite impressive when it comes to single-core performance and also the multi-core which is 1917. Which is a lot faster than the last gen Qualcomm Snapdragon 680. The single core performance is good. This means the application opening will be faster and quicker. The multi-core scores are also good. This can hold applications in the background for a long time. And it won’t affect the speeds. Qualcomm Snapdragon is known for its speeds.


Antutu 9 Benchmarks

CPU 123553
GPU 99860
Memory 71001
UX 96092
Total score 390697

Now let’s talk about the Antutu 9 scores. The GPU is greatly optimized and has good scores, which is 99860 for a Mid-range smartphone. The GPU is a bit faster than the Snapdragon 732G which is a bit odd to see. The CPU scores are 123553. Which are faster than the last gen Snapdragon 732G. The CPU scores great thanks to the 6NM fabricator. The CPU also has a good architecture based on big Cortex A78 cores. The memory also scores great. Which is 71001. The UX scores 96092. Which is fast enough to handle the dynamic refresh rate of the Sony Xperia 10 IV. The memory speed is a little bit slower but its fast enough. If they would’ve given the UFS 3.1 support then the memory would’ve been a lot faster. This processor can support the screen refresh rate at 60Hz. So, the UX also shows the best scores for a Mid-range Processor. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 scores more than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G in the Antutu 9 benchmarks in the Sony Xperia 10 IV. Total scores are 390697 which is a lot faster than the Snapdragon 732G.

Software:

Operating system Android 12
ROM Stock Android

The Sony Xperia 10 IV is going to be launching with Android 12 straight out of the box. Which is more customizable than Android 11 and has tons of new features. This new custom ROM is optimized well with new cool animations and wallpapers. This new Stock android fixes old bugs like touch lags, camera app improvements, new layouts, improved dark mode, and a new gaming turbo engine. SONY is known for its good software optimization with its new custom ROM.


Battery:

Capacity 5000 mAh
Charge power 21 W
Wireless charging No
Reverse wireless charging No
Battery type Li-Po
Full charging time 0.40 hr

Sony Xperia 10 IV comes with 21 watts of charger. Which can fully charge the Sony Xperia 10 IV in 90 minutes which is amazingly fast. There is wireless charging support. The charging speeds are so good that on 35 minutes of charge this Sony Xperia 10 IV can last up to 6 hours thanks to that massive 5000MAh battery. Sony Xperia 10 IV is a full-day phone I mean this phone can last all day long.

MAIN CAMERA:

Matrix 12 megapixels
Image resolution 4247 x 2826
Zoom Digital
Flash Dual LED
Stabilization Digital
8K video recording No
4K video recording No
1080p video recording Up to 30FPS
Lenses (50 MP + 8 MP + 8 MP)

Sony Xperia 10 IV has 3 cameras at the back and the main camera is awesome. The Sony Xperia 10 IV main Camera is 50 megapixel F/1.8. What makes this camera setup even more awesome is that this camera lens is combined with the wide aperture of F/1.8, the wider the aperture the more light will it collect and the more sharp the image and video quality will be. This Sony Xperia 10 IV can record video at 1080P at 30 FPS. This is amazing the video will contain more details thanks to its good optimization software and the processor. The camera setup is average but can take good shots.



Lenses:

Triple 12 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/2.8″, PDAF, OIS
8 MP, f/2.2, 54mm (telephoto), 1/4.4″, PDAF, 2x optical zoom
8 MP, f/2.2, 120˚, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0″
Features LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video [email protected]

As I mentioned above that this 12 MP sensor is good. But this Sony Xperia 10 IV has 2 more camera lenses. There is another camera sensor of 8MP which is an ultra-wide camera. The field of view is 16mm which are wider. This camera sensor also has some amazing autofocus. This sensor can take amazing shots with high accuracy. Its aperture is F/2.2, which makes it sharp and contains good tons on subjects. And there is another 8MP camera with a telephoto lens. which is also good at taking nice shots. This telephoto lens is 2X optical zoom lens, which can take some amazing shots with high dynamic range and with a good background blur. This Sony Xperia 10 IV has an amazing camera setup, with fast autofocus lenses, high sensors, and good software optimization. The only downside of this camera setup is the ability to record at 4K.

SELFIE CAMERA:

Single 8 MP, f/2.0, 27mm (wide), 1/4.0″
Features HDR
Video [email protected]

When it comes to selfie cameras the Sony Xperia 10 IV has the single punch whole camera of 8MP which has the largest pixels. This single-punch whole camera contains some awesome details when it comes to daytime shots. At night time this camera sensor struggles a lot.  And what makes me more concerned is about its aperture because its aperture, which is only F/2.2 which means the photos will look not accurate as other smartphones, also this camera will suffer a lot at night because the sensor is not that wide to capture more light thus leaving us in disappointed. The camera video capabilities are also kept at 1080P at 30FPS only.


Connectivity:

Wi-Fi standard Wi-Fi 5
Bluetooth version 5.1
USB type USB Type-C
NFC* Yes

This Sony Xperia 10 IV is launching with the Wi-Fi 5 which is faster, more efficient, and gives you less latency when compared to the Wi-Fi 4. Which will make the user experience smoother and faster. There is also the support of Bluetooth 5.1. Which is also faster and more efficient than version 5.0. Sony Xperia 10 IV has the USB type C gen 2.0 support which makes sense because of the 21 watts of fast wire charging so it must need more bandwidth for charging speeds. It also helps with the data transfer because it helps with the faster read and write speeds. Sony Xperia 10 IV also has NFC support which is also useful. You can pay, and transfer files at high speeds thanks to the NFC support.

SOUND:

Speakers Yes, with stereo speakers
Headphone audio jack Yes

The Sony Xperia 10 IV comes with stereo speakers. This Sony Xperia 10 IV has nice sound quality with a nice amount of bass in it. This will help in gaming because there are two speakers one at the bottom and one at the top which will help gamers. Video watching and hearing to music also going to be good. There is also a 3.5mm headphone jack which is good.

Colors:

Colors Black, White, Mint, Lavender

The Sony Xperia 10 IV is going to lunch in three different colors. Black, White, Mint, Lavender. SONY is known for its premium colors with good contexts. I like the Black color because it looks better than these two colors.

Price:

The price of this smartphone starts from $740. This is not good as the price should be at this point because this smartphone is not providing the specs with its price, I mean there is a lot of other smartphones with amazing specs at this price point. So you might consider that for buying. I already published so many reviews on other smartphones. You Guys can check that in the review menu.


Final Thoughts:

If you are looking for a good Mid-Range phone, good gaming phone, good design, good display, and amazing performance then this Sony Xperia 10 IV is worth buying. Because it has all the needs that a good consumer needs.

So, this was my full review of this Xperia 10 IV.
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My name is Shahzada Fahad and I am an Electrical Engineer. I have been doing Job in UAE as a site engineer in an Electrical Construction Company. Currently, I am running my own YouTube channel "Electronic Clinic", and managing this Website. My Hobbies are * Watching Movies * Music * Martial Arts * Photography * Travelling * Make Sketches and so on...

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