Tactictaylor, 01 Jan 2021Very poor camera, plastic frame scratches easily, dust gets into less than powerful lower spea... moreCamera has no issues, Plastic frame doesn't scratch...I used it without a cover for few months. Stop trolling...Liar!
I bought my Sony Xperia 10 II in December after my Xperia XA1 accumulated too many problems. The XA1 was a good phone for me, I'd say 8 out of 10 when I got it, but after nearly 2 years (bought refurbished in February 2019) I just couldn't really rely on it any more. Lots of reading and watching review videos here on GSMArena - keep up the good work, please! - and I settled on the 10 II because I like Sony phones and I didn't need to spend more than a thousand dollars on a flagship or flagship-killer (not really sure about those categories but yeah, more than a grand for a new and extra-shiny thing isn't really in the budget right now).
I received the phone 24 December and moved over the SIM card and the micro-SD card that has all my music. Setup of the new phone through the new-and-improved Xperia Transfer 2 was OK, even though some of my more recent contacts did not transfer because Google found a backup from early December rather than grabbing the list of contacts off of the old phone. But at least it didn't auto-install ALL of my old apps, some of which I haven't used for a long time and should have just uninstalled.
The one major drawback to the 10 II that comes up in other reviews concerns the camera. I have not experienced the lag or other problems that other people talk about. I was able to set up my preferences for the camera - shutter controlled by volume button, double-press the power button to quick launch camera - easily and the manual mode controls are pretty intuitive and helped me try out the camera on some insects on flowers. The three back cameras are a nice feature, I like having some optical zoom to use in the form of a 52mm lens to go with the main camera's 26mm slightly-wide lens.
I haven't tried Night Mode yet but otherwise the phone has been performing well. Music plays in stereo from both the main speaker at the bottom of the phone and from the ear speaker. But I mostly listen to music through a cheap bluetooth speaker, which this phone connects to simply and reliably - a finicky and troublesome bluetooth on my old phone was a big part of my decision to upgrade.
This phone is quite long (tall), but it's also narrow and I've found it quite nice to handle and use. I played around with the Multi-Window split-screen feature but to me it's unnecessary. I guess I just don't use my phone in that way.
Overall, 9 out of 10 so far. The loss of one point comes from the extremely slippery surface, this phone will not stay still on any surface that's not perfectly level - it slides out of pockets, off of tables, down between sofa cushions, but not from my fingers and anyway a $20 case from Amazon will solve that problem once it arrives.
I'm in Australia, the phone cost about $550 AUD, half a year after initial release. Mine came from Hong Kong, I think one in Australia might have cost a few dollars more.
not good quality camera which is often freezing, which sucks. After last update I am expiriencing problems with loudness :(
Very poor camera, plastic frame scratches easily, dust gets into less than powerful lower speaker grill. Not happy at all with device being honest. Screen is good and phone compact, but it is nowhere near as good as even a TCL 10L which is half the price, better camera sound and screen even just being LCD.
Fabbey, 02 Dec 2020this phone is garbage,it has a 188.8.131.52 android software?!! and camera is absolutely blurry ... moreBest phone available in this class and price range. Camera will be upgraded 59.0.A.10.5. Avoid trolls!
this phone is garbage,it has a 184.108.40.206 android software?!!
and camera is absolutely blurry and needs at least 5 seconds to focus,and you cant spam pictures... I dont reccomend
Anonymous, 28 Nov 2020Everything is great but I wonder if the volume button is loose on every phone or it's just mineI felt that too..but so far nothing happen. After I put on a cover it feels sturdy
Everything is great but I wonder if the volume button is loose on every phone or it's just mine
Why hasn't the price gone down on this phone?Was hoping to pick the phone up for £199 but it's still £319, and that's way too much for the price. Seriously, they usually drop the price on black friday :(
A7sii, 24 Nov 2020Nobody has that..stop making fake comments! so true! it's the best screen for a mid device!
Anonymous, 15 Nov 2020On this phone it seems that FM radio is only officially supported in certain countries. Has ... moreI know about someone rooting it but me I am quit rooting maybe flashing but this device it's just too good to change it for Fm. Simply online radio it's miles better. Camera should be improved though.
Does anyone have a problem with the front screen camera flash. Mine has a pink hue of it and all pictures are pink. I presume it's defective in some way or is it normal?
On this phone it seems that FM radio is only officially supported in certain countries.
Has anybody tried to install the Sony FM radio apk app v8.0.25 with side loading ??
Arandompanda, 08 Oct 2020Hey guys, I'm really curious about the Sony Xperia 10 II so I thought I would ask it here... moreI regret m'y purchase. Yes the phone us stylish and the 21/19 IS great. Battery is life is very good.
But gorilla glass is bad. I cracked the screen within the first 3 days I bought this phone ! After one single drop ! I have never broken a phone so quickly ! :((
Also, everything look dark on this phone. Pictures look dark !
The colors are not representative of real colors.
Audio is weak. Speaker could be a lot better, especially for Sony.
Having said, browsing experience is ok, fast and not so many crashes.
It's not a bad phone but could be a lot better. But it's very fragile ;
Vert disappointed with the Xperia 10ii
The design is great, very stylish. The 21/19 ratio screen is equally brilliant. Battery life is great too.
However this is what I really don't like about this phone.
- The screen cracked after I dropped it (first time).
I had the phone for only 3 days when it happened.
So much for Gorilla glass... Perfectly useless.
- No matter the Settings, the screen is not shiny and pictures look dark and don't reflect the true colours.
The audio is weak, speakers too quiet and the sound not do clear.
And finally, it's impossible to replace my cracked screen because there is just no replacement screen !!