Not only the Sony flagship gets a  display, also Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus have an ultrawide screen. The mid-range smartphones with dual camera and fingerprint sensor in the frame are already available at attractive prices.

The manufacturer has three other devices in the luggage, namely Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus – the successor of Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra – and the entry-level Xperia L3. Interesting are Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus not least because of their stretched to a 21: 9 aspect ratio, ultra-wide displays that are designed as the Xperia 1 on the consideration of films. Compared to the high-end model but of course there are limitations to accept, both middle-class smartphones instead of OLED- only LCD panels, the resolution is Full HD instead of 4K and HDR support is also missing. The Xperia 10 measures 6 inches and the Xperia 10 Plus measures 6.5 inches.

The Xperia 10 is powered by the Snapdragon 630 with 3GB of RAM – the same chipset was already in its predecessor – the Xperia 10 Plus has the Snapdragon 636 with 4GB of RAM on board. Both boards have been around for quite some time, in the meantime, Qualcomm has already released newer middle-class chips. After all, Sony elsewhere relies on current standards: The USB-C port dominates fast USB 3.1 data transmission, Sony uses fast, 64 GB UFS memory chips, there are also modules for dual-band WLAN ac and Bluetooth 5.0 , Both Xperia smartphones dominate NFC and have in contrast to the Xperia 1 a headphone jack. The 2,870 mAh and 3,000 mAh large batteries – which represent a significant step backwards compared to the predecessor models with 3,300 mAh and 3,580 mAh – support the fast charging standard USB Power Delivery 2.0, but a corresponding power supply must be purchased separately.

The Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus cases are made of plastic, the front side is covered with Gorilla Glass 5. Like the Xperia 1, the midrange smartphones have the fingerprint sensor on the right side, the power button is detached from it. The devices do not have a physical camera shutter. Compared to Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra, the new devices are indeed.

longer, but thinner, thinner and lighter, especially in the case of the Xperia 10 Plus, which slimmed down to a whopping 41 grams compared to the Xperia XA2 Ultra at 180 grams.

Where the front cameras of smartphones are still the same – both have a wide-angle lens with 8-megapixel resolution – as the case looks at the main camera already different. Although both devices have a dual camera, the Xperia 10 has a 13 megapixel main camera and a 5 megapixel depth sensor for bokeh effects, while the Xperia 10 Plus has a 12 megapixel main module and an 8 megapixel Module with telephoto lens and 2x optical magnification. In each case, video recordings in 4K resolution are possible, in addition, the triggering on “Side Sense”, so by tapping the edge of the screen. The corresponding quick star menu is also included in the running on Android 9 Pie Xperia UI.

Xperia L3 from 199 euros, Xperia 10 from 349 euros

The entry-level model Xperia L3 is more traditional than Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus, it has a 5.7-inch HD display in 18: 9 format. Sony built the Mediatek Helio P22 (MTK6762) with eight cores and 3 GB of RAM, plus 32 GB of hard-disk with expansion capability. Also, the Xperia L3 has an 8-megapixel front camera and a dual camera, whose main camera resolves with 13 megapixels, plus a 2-megapixel depth gauge. The device supports WLAN ac, Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC and has a USB 3.1-compatible USB-C port and a jack input and a fingerprint sensor on the side of its plastic housing. The operating system is the one and a half year old Android 8 Oreo used – a decision that we can not understand.

The Xperia L3 is sold by Sony for the price of 199 euros. The Xperia 10 costs 349 euros, the Xperia 10 Plus 429 euros. All three devices are available from today in the online shop of Sony and will be sold from the beginning of March – each in a dual-SIM capable version with hybrid slot – in the trade.

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