Sony Xperia 10 VI review

16 May 2024


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YUKI93, 18 May 2024Personally speaking, I think the Xperia 10 should be the on... moreSamsung is indeed far behind TSMC in terms of power efficiency, and Samsung 4nm (4LPE) is indeed (slightly) less efficient than TSMC N6.

Here is a rough power efficiency tier for process nodes (each higher tier gives ~5% more performance at same power, or consumes ~10% less power at same performance), TSMC 5/4nm process has been 4 tiers ahead of Samsung 5/4nm process since 2020 (when the first products based on TSMC N5 and Samsung 5LPE arrived). Samsung's latest node 4LPP+ (Exynos 2400) seems to have barely caught up (or is still slightly behind) with TSMC's 1st generation 5nm node.

TSMC N4P
TSMC N4/N5P
TSMC N5
Samsung 4LPP+
Samsung 4LPP ~ TSMC N6/N7P
Samsung 4LPE/5LPP ~ TSMC N7
Samsung 5LPE

    Strawhat, 18 May 2024Yeah so sad about Sony phone. 12 years ago my phone was Son... moreYes,it would be nice to be able to buy these if you want them. They sort of screwed themselves by the prices and lack of availability. Sony is a huge corporation, it has plenty of interests in things other than phones. It's just one more thing that they make. Not all of their electronic gadgets are available in all countries. I don't understand why people feel an affinity to any company, let alone a multinational corporation. I haven't seen these mythological "Sony fan boys" in these tech blogs. Some people appreciate the features and designs of Sony phones but I've yet to see their ego intertwined with Sony nor have any here been saying that Sony phones are not without their quirks and flaws, just like all phones are. It's just a phone!

      Anonymous, 18 May 2024Real oddball design. 6.1 inch tall display is incredibly na... more"Awkward people just to be different". Why are you insulting us? Yes, I currently use a Sony phone, the 1 VI won't be available where I live. I was planning on buying that, I can't now and I spent a few seconds caring about it. It's too expensive anyway. I prefer a short wider phone. I'm 60 and not a child but, apparently, I am using a child's phone. Children shouldn't be using mobile phones. I bought a 5iii, more or less the same shape and sizecas the 10 VI which I assume also won't be available in the U S. I bought it because the 1 is too expensive. I find it to be too narrow and a bit too tall for pockets but it's still far more comfortable to walk around with than most phones these days. I didn't buy it to appear to be different. People where I am know that I'm different because I behave rationally. I both the Sony never it has expandable memory and a headphone jack. Although too narrow, I appreciate the design. The only time someone not working in a phone store or a friend asking me how my phone is because they're looking to buy a new phone, was a young guy who asked what I was using and where he could buy it. "I like that shape." It was a sluggish LG V20 with battery drain, but a user replaceable battery so I carried a few with me. I was using it because T moble blocked the then recent LG I had. They wound up blocking that one, too. After a week they fixed it but I was told that I cannot depend on the LGs working on their network. I expect them to block my 5iii at some point.

        Anonymous, 17 May 2024Who will buy this phone? Samsung and Xiaomi dominate th... moreA small group of fans like gsmarena put it

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          • Anonymous
          • mJ8
          • 18 May 2024

          So, OLED panel is different, as mentioned "nasty color shift", or maybe just bad unit?

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            • 8xf
            • 18 May 2024

            I was expecting Sony to actually bring in a new set of camera sensors, but finding out they are using the same sensors as 10 V is a big deal breaker, price cut or not. They already wasted a year with the same CPU and specs, and honestly, idk if they are planning to pull the plug.

            Sharp will eat them up in the Japanese market along with pixels. This here is a poor proposition of a midrange.

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              • 18 May 2024

              Anonymous, 18 May 2024Real oddball design. 6.1 inch tall display is incredibly na... moreI agree. I personally think the narrow width is sensible given that it makes gripping the phone easier for people of any (hand) size. It's the laughably tall TV remote-like height that's killing the product.

              They got everything else right; decent cameras, decent thermal performance, decent CPU, SD card slot , 3.5mm jack, IP ratings, a clean android skin which is pleasing to use with almost no bloat and some genuinely useful Sony apps (love their music player and launcher)...

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                • Reality...
                • IWT
                • 18 May 2024

                The width of the display is sensible, makes gripping easier for even small hands. However the display is an inch too tall imho.

                Just imagine this with the same width and a shorter display, would have made a very sensible compact phone with a decent camera and a clean android overlay, not to mention the SD card slot and the 3.5mm jack!

                The 60hz display doesn't bother me but I can understand people being upset at it.

                Sony had a winning formula with the Xperia XZ Compact series phones but they stopped it with the XZ2 Compact which was a shame!!

                I find most modern android phones from other manufacturers to be just too wide which makes single handed typing very difficult (even swyping)!

                Too bad Sony keeps sabotaging itself over and over; one step forward, one step backwards, displacement = 0...

                  MindTheGap, 18 May 2024Even when it's available there, bet it won't sold... moreYeah so sad about Sony phone. 12 years ago my phone was Sony Xperia, it is so sad they lose to China competitor

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                    • 0U2
                    • 18 May 2024

                    You have to change on chapter 6. Final words, our verdict, pros and cons: "The higher-tier Redmi Note 12 Pro+ ...", it should be 13 Pro+.

                      MindTheGap, 18 May 2024Even when it's available there, bet it won't sold... moreIn the U.S. it is almost exclusively Apple, Samsung and Google.

                        MindTheGap, 18 May 2024Not trying to hate, but you probably should check your eyes... moreI set the G8 at a lower resolution to conserve the battery. It is nice to be able to have the option to increase it. I set the refresh rate on the 5iii lower to conserve the battery. I can notice a difference. I do see opthalmologists.

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                          • 18 May 2024

                          Anonymous, 17 May 2024Sony does not even have deal with mediatek to have chips. ... moreSony have used MTK chipsets in the past. The latest was they used Helio P35 in the Ace 2

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                            • tZk
                            • 18 May 2024

                            Anonymous, 18 May 202460 Hz is enough.Its enough when your favorite brand use 60Hz, but never enough when other brands use it, am I right?

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                              • 3sr
                              • 18 May 2024

                              Anonymous, 18 May 2024Real oddball design. 6.1 inch tall display is incredibly na... moreI mean it's mainly the display/narrow design that is the selling point of this handset, otherwise they don't offer anything better than other manufacturers. It's actually pretty nice in actual usage though since it's much more comfortable to hold than most smartphones, still not a particularly small display

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                                • 3sr
                                • 18 May 2024

                                DBS, 18 May 2024"you get a compact device with a quirky aspect ratio t... moreIt's compact in width, making it easier to hold than most smartphones, one handed mode also works fine for one handed usage

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                                  • atq
                                  • 18 May 2024

                                  Real oddball design. 6.1 inch tall display is incredibly narrow and probably best suits a child..but then the phone would be too tall for child's pockets. So they produced a phone that only awkward people will buy just to be different. So they change the tall display on the device that nobodies gonna buy and leave the cheaper device in the garbage that more people can afford. MD needs a slap to bring them back to reality. Xperia needs a rebrand.. It's never done particularly well even when the phones were worth buying just after the Sony Ericsson partnership split.

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                                    • Cxx
                                    • 18 May 2024

                                    60 Hz is enough.

                                      Strawhat, 18 May 2024Yeah in Indonesia sony not available Even when it's available there, bet it won't sold well. People here are literally between these 3:
                                      1. Price-to-performance centric. With the same pricing you can get a phone with better performance.
                                      2. Don't understand anything about phone. They will literally buy something between Oppo and Samsung anyways.
                                      3. Samsung & Apple centric. They literally have a mindset "with this pricing Samsung and Apple are the only phone that worth to buy".

                                        Anonymous, 18 May 2024I switched off the high refreshrate on my phone! I really t... moreNot trying to hate, but you probably should check your eyes to doctor man...
                                        It's not everyday I've seen many people in Apple community that "forced" to buy the Pro version of iPhone and iPad instead of the normal iPhone or iPad Air just because they can't stand with 60Hz. Normally, you wouldn't notice the difference when you switch from 60Hz to 120Hz. But when you switch back from 120Hz to 60Hz, NORMALLY you would notice the differences.