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Sony Xperia 10 V review - A light smartphone with tremendous staying power

Stagnation? The Xperia 10 series is characterized by a slim, light design but it also managed to impress us with its immense battery life. In addition, Sony has provided the device with a triple camera, microSD support and an audio jack. But, does this make the switch from its predecessor worthwhile? We went looking for clues.
(Photo: Daniel Schmidt)

At first glance, the Sony Xperia 10 V is no different from its predecessor, however, it has grown slightly and now offers stereo speakers as well as a new main sensor for the triple camera. In addition, Sony has also provided 6 GB of RAM as well as 128 GB of internal storage. The latter can be expanded with the help of a microSD card.

This year, the recommended retail price is $489 making it similar to last years model.

Sony Xperia 10 V (Xperia 10 Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G 8 x 1.7 - 2.2 GHz, Kryo 660 Gold (2x Cortex-A78) / Silver (6x Cortex-A55)
Graphics adapter
Memory
6 GB 
, LPDDR4x
Display
6.10 inch 21:9, 2520 x 1080 pixel 449 PPI, Capacitive, OLED, 120 Hz touch sampling rate, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, glossy: yes, HDR, 60 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash, 128 GB 
, 106 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: USBC and Audio Jack (3.5 mm), Card Reader: microSD up to 1 TB (FAT, FAT32, exFAT), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, compass, magnetometer, OTG
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.1, 2G (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G (Band 1, 4, 5, 8), LTE (Band 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41), 5G-Sub6 (Band 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 77, 78, 79), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.3 x 155 x 68 ( = 0.33 x 6.1 x 2.68 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 13
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix (f/1.8, Exmor RS, 26 mm, 1/2.0", 0.8 µm) + 8 MPix (2x optical zoom, f/2.2, 54 mm, 1/4.4", 1.0 µm) + 8 MPix (f/2.2, 16 mm, 1/4.0", 1.12 µm); Camera2-API-Level: Level 3
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix (f/2.0, 1/4.0", 1.12 µm)
Additional features
Keyboard: Onscreen, 24 Months Warranty, DRM Widevine L1; IPX5, IPX8, IP6X; Google Cast; GNSS: GPS (L1), Glonass (L1), BeiDou (B1), Galileo (E1), QZSS (L1); Bluetooth Audio-Codecs: SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX TWS+, aptX Adaptive, LC3, LDAC; Head-SAR: 0.47 W/kg, Body-SAR: 1.12 W/kg, fanless, waterproof
Weight
159 g ( = 5.61 oz / 0.35 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
439 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors compared

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
83.1 %
09/2023
Sony Xperia 10 V
SD 695 5G, Adreno 619
159 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.10"2520x1080
87.1 %
06/2023
Google Pixel 7a
Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7
193.5 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.10"2400x1080
86.4 %
04/2023
Xiaomi 13 Lite
SD 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644
171 g256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.55"2400x1080
85.7 %
05/2023
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5
202 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.40"2340x1080
86.8 %
07/2023
Motorola Edge 40
Dimensity 8020, Mali-G77 MP9
171 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.55"2400x1080

Case - Gorilla Glass Victus for the Xperia 10 V

The Sony Xperia 10 V is available in the colors Black, White, Lavender and Sage Green. It is slightly larger in both length and width with height remaining identical. The camera setup juts out a mere 0.95 millimeters from the case.

The Xperia 10's matte frame consists of plastic but still manages to make a premium impression. The same applies to the rear side but our black review device was very prone to attracting fingerprints. The front is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.

The build quality is impressive, the gap dimensions are tight and even, with the buttons sitting firmly in their recesses and having a clearly defined pressure point. The Sony smartphone resists attempts to twist the device without flinching. The device feels good in the hand thanks to its slim display and low weight.

Another practical feature is that the card slot can be easily opened without the need for a tool. The card tray can hold a nano SIM as well as a microSD card. The Xperia smartphone offers IPX8 splash protection and, as well as being IPX5 waterproof, it is also dustproof (IP6X).

(Photo: Daniel Schmidt)
(Photo: Daniel Schmidt)
(Photo: Daniel Schmidt)
 (Photo: Daniel Schmidt)
(Photo: Daniel Schmidt)
(Photo: Daniel Schmidt)

Size comparison

159.2 mm / 6.27 inch 72.7 mm / 2.86 inch 7.23 mm / 0.2846 inch 171 g0.377 lbs158.2 mm / 6.23 inch 76.7 mm / 3.02 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 202 g0.4453 lbs158.43 mm / 6.24 inch 71.99 mm / 2.83 inch 7.49 mm / 0.2949 inch 171 g0.377 lbs155 mm / 6.1 inch 68 mm / 2.68 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 159 g0.3505 lbs153 mm / 6.02 inch 67 mm / 2.64 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 161 g0.3549 lbs152 mm / 5.98 inch 72.9 mm / 2.87 inch 9 mm / 0.3543 inch 193.5 g0.4266 lbs148 mm / 5.83 inch 105 mm / 4.13 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 1.5 g0.00331 lbs

Features - A second SIM and notification LED miss the cut

The Sony Xperia 10 V can house a nano SIM card as well as an additional or alternative eSIM. On top of that, it possesses an audio jack, NFC as well as Bluetooth 5.1.

The USB 2.0 port means you shouldn't expect high speeds. Unfortunately, we were unable to analyze this in greater detail as the Xperia failed to recognize our SSD. Connected storage devices can not only be formatted in FAT32 but also exFAT. However, NTFS is not supported and neither is wired video output.

Top side: audio, microphone (photo: Daniel Schmidt)
Top side: audio, microphone
Left: card tray (photo: Daniel Schmidt)
Left: card tray
Right: volume, power/fingerprint (photo: Daniel Schmidt)
Right: volume, power/fingerprint
Bottom side: USB, microphone (photo: Daniel Schmidt)
Bottom side: USB, microphone

microSD card reader

The Xperia 10 V can take microSD cards of up to 1 TB that have FAT, FAT32 or exFAT file systems. These can only be used as additional storage and not as internal storage. In our copying test, the card slot turned out to be a bit of a slowcoach, however, by contrast, it performed quite well in the Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT).

SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
57.33 MB/s +350%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
21.49 MB/s +69%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
12.75 MB/s

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Sony Xperia 10 V Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø31.6 (22-40)
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø41.4 (32.1-55.6)
Sony Xperia 10 V Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø76.5 (37.8-84)
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø78.6 (43.7-98)

Software - Three years of updates for the Xperia 10 V

The Sony Xperia 10 V comes with Google Android 13 and its own Xperia UI on top. At the time of review, the device has the latest updates and Sony has promised at least two major updates and three years of security patches.

Once more, the Xperia 10 V supports multi-window views which can also be stored in the task manager. With Side Sense, this can be managed quite comfortably. Sony is quite cautious when it comes to third-party apps and queries the installation thereof during the setup process. Only Facebook and LinkedIn are immediately on board and both can only be deactivated.

Communication and GNSS - Sony puts the brakes on the Wi-Fi

The Sony Xperia 10 V possesses decent frequency coverage and supports all modern mobile communication standards including 5G Sub6. In big city environments, reception is good. 

In terms of Wi-Fi, the Xperia has a little surprise in store. Using our Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 router, it is only half as fast as the Xperia 10 IV. Sony has probably sacrificed the additional antenna for the second speaker or just simply omitted it. It's a pity because at this price you would be right to expect Wi-Fi 6.

Networking
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
347 (min: 332) MBit/s ∼24%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
363 (min: 180) MBit/s ∼21%
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
957 (min: 475) MBit/s ∼66%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
819 (min: 499) MBit/s ∼47%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
930 (min: 471) MBit/s ∼62%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
934 (min: 915) MBit/s ∼68%
Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
1440 (min: 1312) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
1757 (min: 1611) MBit/s ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
843 (min: 813) MBit/s ∼59%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
750 (min: 546) MBit/s ∼43%
Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
839 (min: 774) MBit/s ∼58%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
942 (min: 912) MBit/s ∼54%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
690 (min: 674) MBit/s ∼48%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
715 (min: 357) MBit/s ∼41%
Average of class Smartphone
 
iperf3 receive AXE11000
635 (min: 34.8) MBit/s ∼44%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
668 (min: 40.5) MBit/s ∼38%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1510 (min: 229) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1368 (min: 598) MBit/s ∼100%
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Sony Xperia 10 V Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 619; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø347 (332-352)
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G Samsung Exynos 1380, ARM Mali-G68 MP5; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø842 (813-856)
Sony Xperia 10 V Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 619; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø357 (180-378)
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G Samsung Exynos 1380, ARM Mali-G68 MP5; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø750 (546-831)
GPS test: Indoors
Indoors
GPS test: Outdoors
Outdoors

The Sony Xperia 10 V only has single-band GNSS but supports all global satellite networks. Even in buildings, the satellite fix happens very accurately and is also quite fast. 

On a bike tour, the Sony smartphone went head-to-head with the Garmin Venu 2 and there was only a 20-meter difference in the recorded route. Only a detailed analysis of the journey revealed that the Xperia 10 occasionally veered off the beaten track. Nevertheless, the smartphone delivers good location accuracy.

GNSS test trip: Bridge
GNSS test trip: Bridge
GNSS test trip: Turning point
GNSS test trip: Turning point
GNSS test trip: Summary
GNSS test trip: Summary

Telephone functions and voice quality

The Sony Xperia 10 V can rely on a nano SIM card or eSIM meaning anyone who requires dual SIM can also use both options. For calls, every contact can be assigned an individual SIM and, as an alternative, only one SIM can be used for calls or a request can be made before every call. A dual-messenger function is not implemented in the system, neither is the management of your own SIP accounts. However, functions such as VoLTE and Wi-Fi calls are supported.

When held to the ear, the voice quality is very good but disruptive ambient noise is only partially filtered. By contrast, using the speaker mode, voices sound a little muffled but, otherwise, it works well. 

Cameras - The new 48 MPix lens doesn't quite work without a hitch

A selfie with the Sony Xperia 10 V
A selfie with the Sony Xperia 10 V

From a technical point of view, the front camera is identical to its predecessor and offers 8 MPix, meaning videos can be recorded in Full HD (30fps). The image composition is very balanced but lacks a little sharpness.

The rear triple camera has received a new main sensor and can now count on 48 MPix including OIS. Sony still has some fine-tuning to do here, bright areas tend to be over-illuminated, especially with closeup shots, whereas panorama shots could be somewhat brighter. With both the ultra wide-angle lens and the 2x optical zoom, the low resolution is noticeable but, in particular, the latter offers a real advantage when compared to purely digital solutions. A maximum digital zoom of 10x is possible and this also works surprisingly well.

Videos are exclusively recorded with the main camera in Full HD (16:9) at up to 60fps. Zooming is only done digitally and also up to 10x. In addition, Sony has provided good video stabilization as well as object tracking.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Main cameraMain cameraUltra wide-angle5x zoomLow-light
click to load images

Under controlled lighting conditions, the Sony Xperia 10 V's camera delivers good imaging performance. The test chart can only be captured in 12 MPix due to the missing 48 MPix mode but remains sharp and detailed regardless, right to the edges of the image.

The ColorChecker's colors are captured comparatively naturally with the Sony smartphone only having problems with pure white.

ColorChecker
4 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
3 ∆E
6 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Sony Xperia 10 V: 5.82 ∆E min: 2.92 - max: 16.57 ∆E
ColorChecker
29.1 ∆E
54.8 ∆E
39.9 ∆E
35.9 ∆E
45.4 ∆E
65.5 ∆E
53.7 ∆E
35.6 ∆E
43.7 ∆E
28.3 ∆E
65.7 ∆E
64.3 ∆E
30.9 ∆E
49.8 ∆E
37.3 ∆E
76.8 ∆E
44.1 ∆E
45.9 ∆E
94.4 ∆E
71.4 ∆E
52.5 ∆E
37 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Sony Xperia 10 V: 47.47 ∆E min: 13.42 - max: 94.37 ∆E

Accessories and guarantee - Just a lot of paper

The Sony Xperia 10 V comes without any accessories to speak of – neither a USB cable nor a charger. However, this can be purchased optionally from Sony. In addition to the smartphone itself, the slim cardboard box only contains many small, folded booklets in various languages.

The guarantee is for 24 months and cannot be extended.

Input devices & operation - The Xperia 10 V doesn't come with face recognition

In tests, the Sony Xperia 10 V's capacitive touchscreen works very reliably, not least due to the low refresh and sampling rates, but is not above average speed.

In terms of biometric security, only a fingerprint sensor is available and this is integrated into the power button. Sony has opted against using unsafe facial recognition via the front camera. The fingerprint scanner works very smoothly but the speed can only be described as average. On the one hand, the vibration motor is quite powerful but the Xperia 10 Mark V uses a cheaper ERM model and this results in rather spongy haptic feedback.

In addition to Side Sense, Sony's smartphone also offers a one-handed mode as well as an optional battery management mode. 

Display - Brightness plus points for the Xperia 10 V

Subpixel structure
Subpixel structure

The Sony Xperia 10 V's OLED display is slightly bigger and now measures 6.1 inches (15.49 cm, 86.92 cm²) with a slim aspect ratio of 21:9. The refresh rate is only limited to 60 Hz and, in addition, the Xperia only supports the HDR standards HLG and HDR10.

When it comes to brightness, the Sony cell phone has made a great leap forward and can now reach a very balanced average brightness of 944 cd/m² with a completely white screen. With an even split of light and dark areas (APL18), the brightness hardly increases and achieves 978 cd/m² in the middle of the display. If you don't want the ambient light sensor to regulate the brightness, you have 612 cd/m² at your disposal.

At minimum brightness, the oscilloscope showed a very fluctuating amplitude curve of between 79 and 292 Hz. Above 48 percent of the adjustable brightness, this becomes more uniform and operates at a relatively constant 60 - 120 Hz. The flicker meter confirmed that the Xperia 10 V has a maximum of 240 Hz. Sensitive users can therefore bank on experiencing issues. 

942
cd/m²
936
cd/m²
957
cd/m²
940
cd/m²
933
cd/m²
957
cd/m²
940
cd/m²
938
cd/m²
955
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 957 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 944.2 cd/m² Minimum: 2.6 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 97 %
Center on Battery: 933 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.1 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5.1
ΔE Greyscale 1.8 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
97.4% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.29
Sony Xperia 10 V
OLED, 2520x1080, 6.10
Google Pixel 7a
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.10
Xiaomi 13 Lite
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.55
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Super AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.40
Motorola Edge 40
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.55
Sony Xperia 10 IV
OLED, 2520x1080, 6.00
Screen
-3%
-16%
-38%
-40%
-2%
Brightness middle
933
1006
8%
905
-3%
940
1%
1023
10%
572
-39%
Brightness
944
1010
7%
904
-4%
935
-1%
1042
10%
580
-39%
Brightness Distribution
97
95
-2%
99
2%
99
2%
90
-7%
96
-1%
Black Level *
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.1
1.1
-0%
1
9%
2.4
-118%
1.6
-45%
0.9
18%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
1.7
2.5
-47%
3
-76%
3.2
-88%
4.3
-153%
1.2
29%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.8
1.5
17%
2.2
-22%
2.2
-22%
2.8
-56%
1.4
22%
Gamma
2.29 96%
2.25 98%
2.23 99%
2.05 107%
2.27 97%
2.29 96%
CCT
6611 98%
6531 100%
6382 102%
6422 101%
6457 101%
6614 98%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 137 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 137 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 137 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 18732 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

minimum display brightness
min.
25 % display brightness
25 %
50 % display brightness
50 %
75 % display brightness
75 %
maximum manual display brightness
100 %

A series of measurements with fixed levels of zoom and various brightness settings

We used the photo spectrometer and the CalMAN analysis software to examine the Sony Xperia 10 V's display properties in greater detail. In Original mode, we achieved the most natural results which are very good. With the naked eye, it's not possible to determine any color deviations. 

Gray scales (Mode: Original, target color space: sRGB)
Gray scales (Mode: Original, target color space: sRGB)
Colors (Mode: Original, target color space: sRGB)
Colors (Mode: Original, target color space: sRGB)
Color space (Mode: Original, target color space: sRGB)
Color space (Mode: Original, target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (Mode: Original, target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (Mode: Original, target color space: sRGB)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
2.36 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1.19 ms rise
↘ 1.168 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 6 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
3.67 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1.33 ms rise
↘ 2.342 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 8 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (34.3 ms).

Outdoors, the Sony Xperia 10 V made a very good impression. As a result of its high brightness reserves, it can even be used in direct sunlight, however, the ambient light sensor could work a little faster.

Outdoors (photo: Daniel Schmidt)
Outdoors (photo: Daniel Schmidt)

The display has impressive viewing angle stability. Even when viewed from a wide angle, it's difficult to discern any difference in terms of brightness or color reproduction. 

The Sony Xperia 10 V's viewing angle stability
The Sony Xperia 10 V's viewing angle stability

Performance - Life in the slow lane with the SD695

Considering the Xperia 10 V's price range, the Snapdragon 695 5G is somewhat underpowered. For this reason, it's hardly surprising that, compared to its peers, the Sony smartphone is at the bottom of the pack in every area. In everyday use, the system performance is acceptable but anyone wishing to frequently multitask will have to come to terms with stuttering.

Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Google Pixel 7a
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192
1036 Points +55%
Average of class Smartphone
  (119 - 2138, n=225, last 2 years)
850 Points +27%
Motorola Edge 40
MediaTek Dimensity 8020, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
835 Points +25%
Xiaomi 13 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 8192
791 Points +18%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192
783 Points +17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (659 - 697, n=21)
676 Points +1%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
670 Points 0%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
669 Points
Multi-Core
Motorola Edge 40
MediaTek Dimensity 8020, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
3310 Points +72%
Google Pixel 7a
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192
3093 Points +61%
Xiaomi 13 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 8192
2894 Points +51%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192
2817 Points +47%
Average of class Smartphone
  (473 - 5538, n=225, last 2 years)
2717 Points +41%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1921 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (1663 - 2038, n=21)
1914 Points 0%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1909 Points -1%
Geekbench 6.2
Single-Core
Google Pixel 7a
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192
1428 Points +58%
Average of class Smartphone
  (193 - 2930, n=53, last 2 years)
1361 Points +51%
Motorola Edge 40
MediaTek Dimensity 8020, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
1120 Points +24%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (893 - 918, n=5)
906 Points 0%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
904 Points
Multi-Core
Motorola Edge 40
MediaTek Dimensity 8020, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
3617 Points +71%
Average of class Smartphone
  (845 - 7244, n=53, last 2 years)
3568 Points +69%
Google Pixel 7a
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192
3383 Points +60%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
2111 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (2058 - 2189, n=5)
2097 Points -1%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (102602 - 1478071, n=160, last 2 years)
701406 Points +79%
Motorola Edge 40
MediaTek Dimensity 8020, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
687619 Points +76%
Google Pixel 7a
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192
657414 Points +68%
Xiaomi 13 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 8192
581838 Points +49%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192
507481 Points +30%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (344344 - 416086, n=15)
391243 Points 0%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
391186 Points
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
386185 Points -1%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Motorola Edge 40
MediaTek Dimensity 8020, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
16611 Points +109%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192
13024 Points +64%
Xiaomi 13 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 8192
11890 Points +50%
Google Pixel 7a
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192
11736 Points +48%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4761 - 19783, n=217, last 2 years)
11038 Points +39%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (6897 - 11732, n=20)
9511 Points +20%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
7933 Points
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
6897 Points -13%
CrossMark - Overall
Google Pixel 7a
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192
934 Points +56%
Average of class Smartphone
  (200 - 1408, n=158, last 2 years)
801 Points +34%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192
703 Points +18%
Xiaomi 13 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 8192
662 Points +11%
Motorola Edge 40
MediaTek Dimensity 8020, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
620 Points +4%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
597 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (521 - 604, n=15)
581 Points -3%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
574 Points -4%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Google Pixel 7a
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192
5751 Points +57%
Average of class Smartphone
  (411 - 9730, n=159, last 2 years)
5319 Points +46%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192
4666 Points +28%
Xiaomi 13 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 8192
4539 Points +24%
Motorola Edge 40
MediaTek Dimensity 8020, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
4153 Points +14%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3721 Points +2%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3655 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (3171 - 3848, n=16)
3644 Points 0%
System
Average of class Smartphone
  (2376 - 15148, n=159, last 2 years)
9066 Points +14%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192
8961 Points +13%
Xiaomi 13 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 8192
8797 Points +11%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
8043 Points +1%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
7953 Points
Google Pixel 7a
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192
7803 Points -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (6789 - 8231, n=16)
7756 Points -2%
Motorola Edge 40
MediaTek Dimensity 8020, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
6136 Points -23%
Memory
Average of class Smartphone
  (670 - 11617, n=159, last 2 years)
5784 Points +40%
Google Pixel 7a
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192
5126 Points +24%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192
4857 Points +17%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
4580 Points +10%
Motorola Edge 40
MediaTek Dimensity 8020, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
4404 Points +6%
Xiaomi 13 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 8192
4385 Points +6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (3167 - 4836, n=16)
4264 Points +3%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
4146 Points
Graphics
Google Pixel 7a
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192
15766 Points +260%
Average of class Smartphone
  (697 - 32002, n=159, last 2 years)
12133 Points +177%
Motorola Edge 40
MediaTek Dimensity 8020, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
8229 Points +88%
Xiaomi 13 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 8192
7612 Points +74%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192
7108 Points +62%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
4421 Points +1%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
4376 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (3975 - 4426, n=16)
4334 Points -1%
Web
Google Pixel 7a
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192
1734 Points +40%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192
1533 Points +24%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2044, n=159, last 2 years)
1462 Points +18%
Xiaomi 13 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 8192
1445 Points +17%
Motorola Edge 40
MediaTek Dimensity 8020, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
1337 Points +8%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1237 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (1078 - 1382, n=16)
1233 Points 0%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1178 Points -5%
UL Procyon AI Inference - Overall Score
Google Pixel 7a
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192
43053 Points +691%
Xiaomi 13 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 8192
29413 Points +440%
Average of class Smartphone
  (207 - 84787, n=128, last 2 years)
22507 Points +314%
Motorola Edge 40
MediaTek Dimensity 8020, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
21840 Points +301%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
9348 Points +72%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (5442 - 9348, n=12)
7036 Points +29%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192
5835 Points +7%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
5442 Points
AImark - Score v3.x
Xiaomi 13 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 8192
44527 Points +9906%
Average of class Smartphone
  (298 - 128240, n=76, last 2 years)
12592 Points +2730%
Motorola Edge 40
MediaTek Dimensity 8020, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
11860 Points +2565%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (445 - 3080, n=4)
1115 Points +151%
Google Pixel 7a
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192
805 Points +81%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192
622 Points +40%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
445 Points

When it comes to GPUs, the Adreno 619 is a real dinosaur and has been on the market for over three years. It debuted as part of the Snapdragon 400 series SoCs. This is noticeable in benchmarks with the Xperia 10 V finding itself at the bottom of the table, without exception. 

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1832 Points +419%
Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1228 Points +248%
Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
829 Points +135%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
799 Points +126%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
355 Points +1%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
353 Points
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1860 Points +420%
Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1262 Points +253%
Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
838 Points +134%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
813 Points +127%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
361 Points +1%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
358 Points
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6855 Points +472%
Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4405 Points +268%
Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3035 Points +153%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2853 Points +138%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1208 Points +1%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1198 Points
3DMark / Wild Life Score
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6557 Points +444%
Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4490 Points +272%
Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3095 Points +157%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2826 Points +134%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1212 Points 0%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1206 Points
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5415 Points +54%
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4267 Points +21%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4227 Points +20%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3512 Points
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3510 Points 0%
Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3325 Points -5%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10121 Points +238%
Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
8601 Points +188%
Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
6767 Points +126%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5129 Points +72%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2990 Points 0%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2990 Points
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7756 Points +151%
Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7606 Points +146%
Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5501 Points +78%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4897 Points +58%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3092 Points 0%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3092 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
139 fps +136%
Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
113 fps +92%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
94 fps +59%
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
90 fps +53%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
60 fps +2%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
59 fps
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
248 fps +167%
Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
202 fps +117%
Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
147 fps +58%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
119 fps +28%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
95 fps +2%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
93 fps
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
90 fps +131%
Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
76 fps +95%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
69 fps +77%
Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
44 fps +13%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
39 fps 0%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
39 fps
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
134 fps +185%
Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
88 fps +87%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
80 fps +70%
Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
49 fps +4%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
48 fps +2%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
47 fps
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
59 fps +127%
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
56 fps +115%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
47 fps +81%
Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
41 fps +58%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
26 fps 0%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
26 fps
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
97 fps +185%
Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
63 fps +85%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
52 fps +53%
Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
45 fps +32%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
35 fps +3%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
34 fps
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
54 fps +238%
Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
40 fps +150%
Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
34 fps +113%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
26 fps +63%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
16 fps 0%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
16 fps
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
64 fps +220%
Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
43 fps +115%
Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
37 fps +85%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
31 fps +55%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
20 fps 0%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
20 fps
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
44 fps +300%
Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
33 fps +200%
Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
24 fps +118%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
20 fps +82%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
11 fps 0%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
11 fps
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
27 fps +233%
Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
21 fps +159%
Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
16 fps +98%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
13 fps +60%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
8.2 fps +1%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
8.1 fps
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
51 fps +183%
Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
46 fps +156%
Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
39 fps +117%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
30 fps +67%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
18 fps 0%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
18 fps
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
56 fps +155%
Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
50 fps +127%
Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
46 fps +109%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
34 fps +55%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
23 fps +5%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
22 fps
GFXBench / 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
13 fps +261%
Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9.2 fps +156%
Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
7.3 fps +103%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5.9 fps +64%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3.6 fps 0%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3.6 fps

When surfing the web, the Sony Xperia 10 V scores well and manages to guide its users speedily through the internet. In the benchmarks, the smartphone is placed in the middle of the pack.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Google Pixel 7a (Chrome 114)
104.662 Points +34%
Average of class Smartphone (21.2 - 351, n=168, last 2 years)
95.9 Points +23%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G (Chrome 112)
94.611 Points +21%
Sony Xperia 10 V (Chrome 116)
78.167 Points
Xiaomi 13 Lite (Chrome 111.0.5563.115)
74.161 Points -5%
Motorola Edge 40 (Chrome 114.0.5735.57)
67.258 Points -14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (48.6 - 102.7, n=16)
65.8 Points -16%
Sony Xperia 10 IV (Chrome 103.0.5060.129)
57.351 Points -27%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Google Pixel 7a (Chrome 114)
125 runs/min +74%
Average of class Smartphone (14.9 - 445, n=155, last 2 years)
92.9 runs/min +29%
Sony Xperia 10 V (Chrome 116)
72 runs/min
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G (Chrome 112)
70.5 runs/min -2%
Motorola Edge 40 (Chrome 114.0.5735.57)
69.9 runs/min -3%
Xiaomi 13 Lite (Chrome 111.0.5563.115)
67.2 runs/min -7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (38.7 - 72.6, n=13)
49.2 runs/min -32%
Sony Xperia 10 IV (Chrome 103.0.5060.129)
46.2 runs/min -36%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall Score
Google Pixel 7a (Chrome 114)
111 Points +66%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G (Chrome 112)
97 Points +45%
Average of class Smartphone (25 - 202, n=122, last 2 years)
92.4 Points +38%
Xiaomi 13 Lite (Chrome 111.0.5563.115)
79 Points +18%
Motorola Edge 40 (Chrome 114.0.5735.57)
78 Points +16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (58 - 107, n=15)
68.1 Points +2%
Sony Xperia 10 V (Chrome 116)
67 Points
Sony Xperia 10 IV (Chrome 103.0.5060.129)
59 Points -12%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Google Pixel 7a (Chrome 114)
44948 Points +56%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G (Chrome 112)
33801 Points +17%
Average of class Smartphone (4633 - 89112, n=199, last 2 years)
31535 Points +9%
Sony Xperia 10 V (Chrome 116)
28902 Points
Motorola Edge 40 (Chrome 114.0.5735.57)
28282 Points -2%
Xiaomi 13 Lite (Chrome 111.0.5563.115)
27804 Points -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (17849 - 30733, n=18)
23062 Points -20%
Sony Xperia 10 IV (Chrome 103.0.5060.129)
21839 Points -24%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Sony Xperia 10 IV (Chrome 103.0.5060.129)
1981.7 ms * -43%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (1309 - 2501, n=15)
1856 ms * -34%
Average of class Smartphone (388 - 9999, n=166, last 2 years)
1798 ms * -30%
Motorola Edge 40 (Chrome 114.0.5735.57)
1738.9 ms * -25%
Sony Xperia 10 V (Chrome 116)
1388 ms *
Xiaomi 13 Lite (Chrome 111.0.5563.115)
1384.1 ms * -0%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G (Chrome 112)
1208.8 ms * +13%
Google Pixel 7a (Chrome 114)
919.6 ms * +34%

* ... smaller is better

In tests, the Xperia 10 V's UFS memory showed itself to be very slow. However, that can be traced back to the SoC's memory controller rather than the memory itself. 

Sony Xperia 10 VGoogle Pixel 7aXiaomi 13 LiteSamsung Galaxy A54 5GMotorola Edge 40Sony Xperia 10 IVAverage 128 GB UFS 2.2 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
121%
91%
-7%
165%
12%
24%
89%
Sequential Read 256KB
444.54
1624.39
265%
1001.82
125%
528.32
19%
1876.88
322%
521.1
17%
714 ?(303 - 1038, n=55)
61%
1272 ?(215 - 4512, n=223, last 2 years)
186%
Sequential Write 256KB
438.02
996.44
127%
871.96
99%
335.39
-23%
1587.93
263%
497.61
14%
521 ?(105.3 - 903, n=55)
19%
875 ?(57.5 - 3202, n=223, last 2 years)
100%
Random Read 4KB
175.72
229.44
31%
277.33
58%
236.23
34%
235.66
34%
192.5
10%
186.3 ?(89.3 - 297, n=55)
6%
221 ?(22.2 - 543, n=223, last 2 years)
26%
Random Write 4KB
165.15
263.81
60%
301.41
83%
70.52
-57%
229.44
39%
177.83
8%
182.3 ?(70.5 - 419, n=55)
10%
234 ?(13 - 584, n=224, last 2 years)
42%

Games - This doesn't feel like gaming fun

The Adreno 619 only delivers low graphics acceleration but it still manages to display games such as League of Legends at 60fps with maximum details. When it comes to more demanding titles such as PUBG Mobile, the lights already go out in HD settings at 30fps and this is something we analyzed using GameBench.   

The 21:9 display isn't particularly good for gaming due to its small size. It doesn't provide a very good overview with game content appearing very small when displayed in landscape mode. 

League of Legends: Wild Rift
League of Legends: Wild Rift
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
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Sony Xperia 10 V; League of Legends: Wild Rift; 4.3.0.6993: Ø59.9 (56-61)
Sony Xperia 10 V; PUBG Mobile; Smooth; 2.8.0: Ø39.7 (33-41)
Sony Xperia 10 V; PUBG Mobile; Balanced; 2.8.0: Ø39.2 (31-41)
Sony Xperia 10 V; PUBG Mobile; HD; 2.8.0: Ø29.9 (27-31)

Emissions - The Xperia 10 now comes with stereo speakers

Temperature

Even under load, the Sony Xperia's surface temperatures remain very low and only occasionally tiptoe over the 40-degree mark.

In addition, in the 3DMark stress tests, the device remained consistently stable and had access to its full power. 

Max. Load
 40.5 °C
105 F
38.3 °C
101 F
33.8 °C
93 F
 
 40.4 °C
105 F
40.4 °C
105 F
35.7 °C
96 F
 
 39.9 °C
104 F
37.8 °C
100 F
34.3 °C
94 F
 
Maximum: 40.5 °C = 105 F
Average: 37.9 °C = 100 F
39.3 °C
103 F
39.4 °C
103 F
32.3 °C
90 F
40.6 °C
105 F
40.8 °C
105 F
35.2 °C
95 F
35.9 °C
97 F
38.5 °C
101 F
35.3 °C
96 F
Maximum: 40.8 °C = 105 F
Average: 37.5 °C = 100 F
Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 37.9 °C / 100 F, compared to the average of 32.7 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 40.5 °C / 105 F, compared to the average of 35.1 °C / 95 F, ranging from 21.9 to 374.5 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 40.8 °C / 105 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 28.1 °C / 83 F, compared to the device average of 32.7 °C / 91 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.7 %
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
99.6 % 0%
Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.6 % 0%
Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
99.2 % -1%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
98.8 % -1%
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
54.3 % -46%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.6 % 0%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.5 % 0%
Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
99.3 % 0%
Sony Xperia 10 V
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.2 %
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
98.9 % 0%
Google Pixel 7a
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60.6 % -39%
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Sony Xperia 10 V Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø2.15 (2.14-2.16)
Google Pixel 7a Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø8.32 (6.73-11.1)
Sony Xperia 10 V Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 1.1.4.1: Ø7.21 (7.2-7.22)
Google Pixel 7a Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø27.2 (21.4-39.5)

Speakers

The Sony Xperia 10 V's two speakers provide pleasant sound output with balanced mids and highs even at maximum volume. In spite of this, the sound still comes across as muffled and lacks volume. 

In the meantime, an audio jack - which in this case is also good (SNR: 73.82 dBFS) - is something that can not be taked for granted nowadays. Alternatively, Bluetooth 5.2 is available and it supports a wide range of audio codecs, including LC3.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs203734.52527.632.83128.929.94021.330.95028.538.56323.125.78020.430.11002132.112516.83016017.734.920016.2382501746.931514.454.940014.960.450013.96863014.771.580014.775.5100014.978.4125014.580.5160014.277.3200014.677.2250014.478.9315015.678.1400014.276.6500017.277.863001577.5800014.2761000014.674.51250017.667.91600017.958.3SPL27.289.2N0.978.5median 14.9median 75.5Delta1.511.529.638.63029.724.525.225.826.737.537.925.228.120.222.920.43017.543.114.453.914.351.415.256.311.957.913.560.612.163.512.459.711.765.311.87211.475.912.376.312.276.312.178.312.27712.98013.479.813.277.712.977.913.675.213.466.113.264.924.888.70.673.3median 12.9median 720.99.3hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseSony Xperia 10 VSamsung Galaxy A54 5G
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Sony Xperia 10 V audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (89.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 36% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.8% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1.8% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 26% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 65% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 39%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 47% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 45% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 26%, worst was 134%

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 6.4% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (2.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (17.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 9% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 85% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 39%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 29% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 63% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 26%, worst was 134%

Battery runtime - The Xperia 10 V haggles for every mW

Power consumption

If we already managed to describe the Xperia 10 IV as economical, the Mark V goes one better. That is especially impressive and is even better than the Pixel 7a. Although, it must be said that that device has around 150 cd/m² less brightness at its disposal.

The difference to its predecessor under load can be traced back to the benchmark switch since we now use Burnout which puts the system under significantly greater stress. 

The 5,000 mAh battery supports USB PD. With a suitably compatible charger, a full charge still takes around two hours. The final 20 percent requires a lot of time since reaching the 80 percent mark only takes around 78 minutes. The focus here is on the battery's durability. Wireless charging is not supported.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.03 / 0.18 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.56 / 0.91 / 0.98 Watt
Load midlight 5.34 / 5.46 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Sony Xperia 10 V
5000 mAh
Google Pixel 7a
4385 mAh
Xiaomi 13 Lite
4500 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
5000 mAh
Motorola Edge 40
4400 mAh
Sony Xperia 10 IV
5000 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-27%
-33%
-44%
-41%
-23%
-33%
-44%
Idle Minimum *
0.56
0.62
-11%
0.74
-32%
0.75
-34%
0.62
-11%
0.68
-21%
0.85 ?(0.56 - 1.1, n=15)
-52%
0.886 ?(0.44 - 2.37, n=159, last 2 years)
-58%
Idle Average *
0.91
0.87
4%
1.56
-71%
1.51
-66%
1.78
-96%
1.69
-86%
1.601 ?(0.91 - 2.47, n=15)
-76%
1.464 ?(0.69 - 4.26, n=159, last 2 years)
-61%
Idle Maximum *
0.98
0.95
3%
1.59
-62%
1.62
-65%
1.85
-89%
1.73
-77%
1.738 ?(0.98 - 2.52, n=15)
-77%
1.667 ?(0.79 - 4.45, n=159, last 2 years)
-70%
Load Average *
5.34
6.11
-14%
3.33
38%
4.91
8%
3.02
43%
2.54
52%
3.55 ?(2.4 - 5.34, n=15)
34%
4.79 ?(2.4 - 15.3, n=159, last 2 years)
10%
Load Maximum *
5.46
11.81
-116%
7.59
-39%
8.93
-64%
8.23
-51%
4.61
16%
5.19 ?(4.32 - 6.5, n=15)
5%
7.67 ?(3.85 - 17.8, n=159, last 2 years)
-40%

* ... smaller is better

Power consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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Sony Xperia 10 V Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G; Geekbench 5.5 Power Consumption 150cd: Ø2.53 (0.701-4.39)
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G Samsung Exynos 1380; Geekbench 5.5 Power Consumption 150cd: Ø5.7 (1.081-12.5)
Sony Xperia 10 V Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø0.7 (0.647-0.889)
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G Samsung Exynos 1380; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.084 (1.034-1.265)

Power consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

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Sony Xperia 10 V Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø2.82 (2.67-3.1)
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G Samsung Exynos 1380; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø4.32 (4.08-4.55)
Sony Xperia 10 V Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø0.7 (0.647-0.889)
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G Samsung Exynos 1380; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.084 (1.034-1.265)

Battery life

The battery runtimes are nearly identical to last year's model which is not surprising considering the use of the same SoC and identical-sized battery. It was only in the Reader’s test (with minimum brightness) that the Xperia 10 V displayed its further reduced consumption, allowing it an additional four hours of battery life. By contrast, the device's staying power sank under full load because the Burnout benchmarks drain the energy storage.

The two Sony smartphones leave the competition far behind. 

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
67h 47min
WiFi Websurfing (Chrome 116)
19h 17min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
26h 55min
Load (maximum brightness)
6h 28min
Sony Xperia 10 V
5000 mAh
Google Pixel 7a
4385 mAh
Xiaomi 13 Lite
4500 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
5000 mAh
Motorola Edge 40
4400 mAh
Sony Xperia 10 IV
5000 mAh
Battery Runtime
-39%
-30%
-22%
-28%
1%
Reader / Idle
4067
1328
-67%
2240
-45%
2591
-36%
2272
-44%
3760
-8%
H.264
1615
1224
-24%
1185
-27%
1508
-7%
1235
-24%
1578
-2%
WiFi v1.3
1157
821
-29%
822
-29%
941
-19%
924
-20%
1168
1%
Load
388
252
-35%
321
-17%
284
-27%
304
-22%
429
11%