The Sony Xperia 10 III that many users look forward to is finally officially launched in Taiwan. It continues Sony’s consistent design language. The exterior provides a matte four-color choice, and it supports IP65/68 dust and water resistance, and is equipped with an upgraded HDR. The OLED screen, the battery capacity has also been greatly increased to 4,500mAh, and the support for 5G networks, for users who like Japanese mobile phones, there is finally a beautiful and practical 5G mobile phone available on the market.
Unboxing Sony Xperia 10 III
The Sony Xperia 10 III outer box maintains the consistent white box design, with the words Xperia 10 III printed on it. The contents of the box are simple, only the phone body, Type-C charging cable and charger, although the body has a 3.5mm headphone jack. There is no headset, no screen protector and protective case, and the charger is only a 5V/1.5A charger, which is not enough for the Xperia 10 III that supports 18W fast charging.
Japanese texture design
The color configuration of the fuselage has always been Sony’s strengths, and Xperia 10 III is no exception. This time the naming is based on the theme of “Water”. There are four colors: water blue, water pink, water white, and water black. The naming of “Shuiyang” fits people’s feelings well. It is indeed watery and tender, with a summer color.
The back of the machine is made of Corning’s sixth-generation Gorilla Glass, which has good scratch resistance and abrasion resistance, and the surface coating is not bad. Fingerprints are not easy to stay on the back of the machine. Even if there are fingerprints, it is easy to wipe clean.
▲Sony Xperia 10 III provides IP65/68 dust and water resistance. Normally splashing with water will not cause damage to the phone, but it is still not recommended to flush the phone directly under the tap (water may enter due to water pressure).
The Sony Xperia 10 III screen uses a 6-inch 21:9 screen. Compared with the previous generation, the screen is upgraded to an HDR OLED panel. It supports Triluminos primary color display technology from its own TV technology. Although there are black borders on the top and bottom of the body, I personally feel that It doesn’t look ugly, at least it is symmetrical up and down, and the front lens has a place where it can be placed. The screen can present a complete look without being disturbed by digging holes, water droplets, or bangs when browsing the video.
▲Sony Xperia 10 III screen supports HDR display, which can have better results when viewing HDR format videos.
There are a variety of display quality adjustments in the settings, you can choose whether to use the original mode or the standard mode. The standard mode will automatically increase the brightness of the screen and the vividness and contrast of the colors, which is more in line with the habits of most people. In addition, you can also customize the screen Hue, if you are used to watching colder or warmer screens, you can adjust the screen white balance display from the settings.
▲There is an earpiece and an 8-megapixel selfie lens at the top of the screen.
▲The bottom is the microphone and Type-C port, and the speaker is designed at the bottom of the screen, which is a single speaker design.
Sony Xperia 10 III retains the 3.5mm headphone jack that many users love to use, allowing users the flexibility to choose whether to connect to a 3.5mm headset or use it with a wireless headset through Bluetooth. It has built-in DSEE Ultimate digital sound quality restoration technology. Even music with non-high resolution sound quality can be improved to achieve a better listening experience, and it supports LDAC wireless audio technology.
▲There is a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top.
On the side of the fuselage are the volume button, the power button combined with the fingerprint recognition function, and the voice assistant button. There is no physical shutter button that was provided on Sony phones in the past.
▲The position of the voice assistant button is lower, and it can be pressed when held with one hand, but the button height is not high, and the feel when pressed is not so good.
▲The card slot is designed with three options and two card slots, supports 5G+4G dual card dual standby, and also supports micro SD card to expand 1TB storage space.
Sony Xperia 10 III performance test
Sony Xperia 10 III uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 processor. In addition to Xperia 10 III models that use this processor, there are models such as HTC Desire 21 Pro, with 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM. The running score is 275,637 points, the Geekbench 5 test single-core score is 591, the multi-core score is 1,563, and the 3DMark Wild Life score is 830 points.
In general usage scenarios (such as sliding FB / IG, browsing the web, chatting on Messenger / LINE), there are very few cases of freezing, but when playing games, some games that require more performance will be a little bit stuck, like Games such as “Paradise 2M” are relatively unsuitable for playing with Xperia 10 III. They are more suitable for Xperia 1 or Xperia 5 series flagship machines, but if it is a game like “Bear Ranch”, there is no problem.
Running score data
Significantly improved endurance performance
The battery of Sony Xperia 10 III went from 3,600mAh of the previous generation to 4,500mAh of this generation, which has helped a lot to improve the endurance. We use PCMark Work 2.0, set the screen brightness to 50% and connect to Wi-Fi. , The endurance is 16 hours and 36 minutes from 100% to 20%, the performance is very good.
The setting provides functions like STAMINA mode and battery maintenance to improve battery life and life. Charging supports 18W PD fast charging specification, but only 7.5W charger is provided with the package. If you want fast charging, you need to purchase accessories by yourself.
Three lens combination
Perhaps it is because the entire Sony Group has implemented the “One Sony” concept in recent years, so you can see Austrian aid from other departments of the Sony Group in many places on mobile phones. For example, in communicating camera specifications, compared to many mobile phone brands, they use ” “Equivalent to a few degrees of viewing angle” to communicate, Sony chose the equivalent focal length consistent with the camera to communicate.
The Sony Xperia 10 III main lens adopts a three-lens configuration, namely a 12-megapixel wide-angle primary lens with an equivalent focal length of 27mm, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens with an equivalent focal length of 16mm, and an 8-megapixel telephoto lens with an equivalent focal length of 54mm. Three lenses with different focal lengths can satisfy most shooting situations.
On the software side, it provides night mode, 10fps high-speed continuous shooting. In fact, there are several minor problems when shooting, such as the white balance is slightly cold, and the metering is dark, the reaction time after pressing the shutter is too long, even if the light is It is not possible to follow the shot when shooting in sufficient daylight. In a low-light environment, after pressing the shutter, the screen will have to wait for a few seconds to complete the shooting after a circle icon appears on the screen.
First, provide three comparison diagrams of different focal lengths for readers’ reference:
Group 1: Outdoor during the day
The second group: cloudy outdoor
It can be seen that the color of the main lens is different from that of the super wide-angle lens and the telephoto lens, and the tone of the latter two is quite similar. The ultra-wide-angle lens does a good job of correcting image distortion, avoiding cylindrical distortion, and retaining a certain image quality. The image quality of the telephoto lens is not bad, and it also retains a certain degree of sharpness.
More real shots of the main camera:
The night mode can reduce a lot of picture noise during night shooting, and can also increase the picture brightness. However, the overall brightening effect is probably moderate, and there will be no obvious feeling of changing from night to day.
▲The left is the normal mode, and the right is the night mode.
Sony, which is not in a price war, will inevitably feel that the price/performance ratio is not so high in terms of the specifications and price of the Xperia 10 III. However, if the price/performance ratio is not the first priority, the Sony Xperia 10 III is indeed a pretty good model. Of mid-range phones.
During use, the Xperia 10 III has two small places that I feel a little pity. One is that the white balance of the camera is cold and the shutter response speed is slow. The other is that the speaker has a normal effect. It needs to be used with headphones. Get better sound quality.
For the advantage, the Xperia 10 III’s slim screen ratio narrows the width of the phone. For those who like small phones, the Sony Xperia 10 III is a handy size. The body continues to have an IP65/68 dust-proof and waterproof design, which can reduce daily life. The chance of a mobile phone malfunctioning due to accidental splashing of water; upgrading to a large 4,500mAh battery is also helpful in improving battery life. For non-heavy users, now take Sony Xperia 10 III out for a whole day without extra power bank There is no problem in theory, and it supports 5G networks. Regardless of whether there is a plan to upgrade to 5G, there is no need to change phones when you want to upgrade to 5G in the future.