Sony Xperia 10 V Specs & Price

The Sony Xperia 10 V is a mid-range smartphone that was released in October 2023. It is a successor to the Xperia 10 IV, featuring a compact and lightweight design with a triple camera setup including a 48MP wide-angle camera, a 5000mAh battery, a 6.1-inch OLED triluminos display with a 21:9 aspect ratio. More like its companion Xperia 1 V and Xperia 5 V, this device have a more powerful processors than its predecessor.

Sony Xperia 10 V Key Specs and Features

  • 6.1 inches OLED Display, 1080 x 2520 pixels (~449 ppi density), ~84.2% screen-to-body ratio
  • Android 13, upgradable to Android 14
  • Qualcomm SM6375 Snapdragon 695 5G (6 nm) Octa Core Processor
  • 6GB or 8GB RAM
  • 48 MP (wide) + 8 MP (telephoto) + 8 MP (ultrawide) Triple Rear Camera
  • 8 MP Front Camera
  • Fingerprint Sensor (side mounted)
  • 128GB Built-in Storage
  • 4G LTE Support
  • 5G Support
  • Fast Charging Capacity
  • 5000 mAh non-removable Li-Po Battery

Design

Despite being similar to its predecessor, the Sony Xperia 10 V maintains a sleek and lightweight design. It is entirely made from plastic from the frame to the rear panel, while offering a pleasant tactile feel with smooth edges, ensuring a comfortable and secure grip. This design has a matte finish which is finger-smudges resistance.

The Sony Xperia 10 V is remarkably light at 159g, which is lighter compare to device with heavier aluminum and glass builds. Measuring 155 x 68 x 8.3 mm, the Xperia 10 V is slightly larger than its forerunner, potentially due to the expanded 6.1-inch display or the addition of front-facing stereo speakers. Despite the size increase, it still maintain its compact profile and even lighter than the smaller Xperia 10 IV.

Meanwhile, on the front, the Sony Xperia 10 V features a 6.1-inch display with Sony’s distinctive 21:9 aspect ratio. While this aspect ratio enhances horizontal use and one-handed operation, vertical swiping can be slightly challenging.

The rear houses a neatly arranged triple camera setup, accompanied by a small flash unit. On the sides, there is a power button which doubles as a fingerprint sensor button, volume controls, a USB-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack – a commendable inclusion by Sony.

Additionally, this device, is available in Black, White, Lavender, and Sage Green with vibrant pastel finishing. Notably, it boasts an IP68 dust and water resistance rating, capable of withstanding brief water exposure.

Display

Compare to its predecessor, the 10 V features display sees a slight increase in size to 6.1 inches this year but maintains the same 1080 x 2520-pixel resolution as its predecessor. Although technically less sharp than the Xperia 10 IV, the screen still delivers a crisp and clean visual experience.

This display is built on the OLED display panel and sports the cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio, which is taller and slimmer than most rivals. It has a 10-bit colour panel with HDR support, allowing it to reproduce more colors and shades than standard 8-bit displays, resulting in smoother color transitions and reduced banding.

Additionally, this display offers HDR support which includes compatibility with HDR10 and HLG, although HDR10+ and Dolby Vision are absent. The Xperia 10 V also boasts the highest Widevine L1 DRM protection, enabling streaming services like Netflix to provide FullHD streams. While Netflix may not initially recognize HDR support on the phone, this is subject to change as the streamer updates its device whitelist.

Meanwhile, the Sony Xperia 10 V display sports a screen-to-body ratio of 82.5% and is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.

Camera

The Sony Xperia 10 V boasts a versatile triple-camera system, headlined by a high-resolution 48MP wide-angle main camera. This primary shooter features a wide f/1.8 aperture, PDAF (phase-detection autofocus), and optical image stabilization (OIS). The 26mm wide-angle lens sits atop a sizable 1/2″ sensor, utilizing pixel binning to deliver 12MP images effectively.

Complementing the main camera is an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, equipped with fixed focus and featuring an f/2.2 aperture. Despite its small 1/4″ sensor, this camera provides a broader perspective for capturing expansive scenes.

The third rear camera is an 8MP telephoto camera, offering a 2x zoom and a 54mm equivalent focal length. This telephoto lens features an f/2.2 aperture, PDAF for swift focusing, although it lacks optical image stabilization. The sensor for this camera is relatively smaller at 1/4.4 inches.

Unlike some entry and mid-range models with low-resolution macro cameras, the additional cameras on this phone maintain respectable resolutions.

For selfies, the Sony Xperia 10 V features an 8MP front-facing camera with fixed focus and an f/2.0 aperture. This camera supports background defocus, AutoHDR, and Night shooting, enhancing the capabilities for capturing stunning self-portraits in various scenarios.

Additionally, the Xperia 10 V supports video recording at 1080p resolution and 30 frames per second (fps). This capability ensures that users can capture high-definition videos with smooth playback, suitable for various recording scenarios.

Hardware and Software

The Sony Xperia 10 V is equipped with the latest Android 13 operating system, offering a clean and familiar user interface with minimal Sony customizations. The user experience is reminiscent of the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) with subtle enhancements.

Under the hood, the Xperia 10 V features the Snapdragon 695 chipset, continuing the trend from its predecessor. This chipset incorporates a 2×2.2 GHz Kryo 660 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 660 Silver CPU configuration, along with an Adreno 619 GPU. While not cutting-edge, this setup ensures reliable performance for everyday tasks.

The android phone is available in a single configuration with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage. This combination provides smooth multitasking and ample space for apps, media, and files. The storage can be expanded further using a microSD card.

Meanwhile, connectivity options include support for 5G networks, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, and NFC, ensuring fast and versatile connectivity. The 5G capability enhances the overall mobile data experience, especially for activities like streaming music and movies.

Powering the Sony Xperia 10 V is a 5000mAh battery, the same as its predecessor. Coupled with the energy-efficient processor, a 60Hz screen, and a 1080p resolution, the device offers excellent battery life, easily lasting through a full day of use. The support for 5G adds to the phone’s capabilities, making it suitable for high-speed data tasks.

Sony Xperia 10 V Price and Availability

Sony Xperia 10 V price starts at around $320 at leading online stores. The Xperia 10 V price in Nigeria starts at around ₦409,900.

Sony Xperia 10 V Specs

Here are a few specs of the Sony Xperia 10 V:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 13, upgradable to Android 14
  • Processor: Qualcomm SM6375 Snapdragon 695 5G (6 nm) Octa Core Processor (2.2 GHz dual-core Kryo 660 Gold and 1.7 GHz hexa-core Kryo 660 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 619
  • Memory: 6GB or 8GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, White, Sage Green, Lavender
  • Dimension: 155 x 68 x 8.3 mm
  • Weight: 159 g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM, eSIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM

Display

  • Display: 6.1 inches OLED Display, 1080 x 2520 pixels (~449 ppi density), ~82.5% screen-to-body ratio, 21:9 ratio, HDR
  • Screen Protection: Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
  • Foldable Display: No

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 48 MP (wide), f/1.8, PDAF, OIS + 12 MP (telephoto), f/2.2, PDAF, 2x optical zoom + 12 MP (ultrawide), f/2.2, 120˚ FoV Triple Camera
  • Rear Camera Features: LED Flash, HDR, Panorama, 1080p@30fps
  • Front Camera: 8 MP (wide) f/2.0 Camera, HDR

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 128GB
  • Memory Card Support: microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 2G CDMA 1X: –
  • 3G WCDMA: HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: LTE Bands 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41
  • 5G: 5G Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • 5G: Yes
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 5.3, A2DP, LE Audio, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: –
  • USB Port: Yes, USB Type-C 2.0, OTG

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes
  • Video Player: Yes
  • FM Radio: –
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: –
  • Gyroscope: No
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (side mounted)
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: –
  • Stylus Pen: –
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: –
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: –
  • Water Resistant: Yes, IP65/IP68 (survives in up to 1.5 meters of fresh water for up to 30 minutes)
  • Dust Resistant: Yes, IP65/IP68
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: –
  • Document Editor: –

Battery

  • Battery: 5000 mAh Non-removable Li-Po Battery
  • Talktime: –
  • Standby Time: –
  • Fast Charging: Fast Charging Capacity

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