The Sony Xperia 10 III Lite is a less premium / more affordable sibling to the standard Xperia 10 III. Comparing both devices shows a very little difference. As a matter of fact, the differentiating factor here is their storage capacity. This goes to say you won’t be losing much if you do decide to go for the Xperia 10 III lite.
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Sony Xperia 10 III Lite Key Specs & Features
- 6.0 inches OLED Display, 1080 x 2520 Pixels, (~457 PPI)
- Android 11
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G (8 nm) Processor
- 6GB RAM
- 64GB Built-in Storage
- 12 MP + 8MP + 8MP Triple Rear Cameras
- 8MP Front Camera
- IP65/IP68 Dust & Water Resistant
- Fingerprint (side-mounted)
- 5G Network
- Fast Charging 30W
- Non-Removable 4500 mAh Li-Po Battery
Design and Display
The word “Replica” is the in thing here. The Sony Xperia 10 III lite’s design is basically a copy paste of the standard Xperia 10 III’s design. This goes to say we have yet another subtle design.
On the rear we have a plane colour design on which you will find three cameras and an LED flash stacked together. Beneath you will find the Sony and the Xperia branding, which is an indicator we are dealing with a Sony smartphone.
Moving upfront we have the same 6.0 OLED display with a substantial amount of bezles on the top and the bottom. This display has a resolution of 1080 x 2520 Pixels and a density of approximately 457 PPI.
The colour options available on the Sony Xperia III 10 Lite includes Black, White, Blue and Pink
As far as numbers on paper goes, the setup on the Sony Xperia III 10 Lite is basically the same as seen on the regular Xperia III 10.
On the rear we have the same 12MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.8, an 8MP telephoto camera with an aperture of f/2.4 with 2x optical zoom. We also have an 8MP ultrawide camera with an aperture of f/2.2 and a 120˚ field of view. Video recording on this camera is capped at 4k @ 30fps.
Moving upfront you will find a single 8MP camera with an aperture of f/2.0. This camera is capable of recording videos up to 1080p @ 30fps.
Hardware and Software
Going through the Sony Xperia 10 III Lite’s specs sheet and comparing it with that of its more premium sibling, indicates might have had a hard time deciding where hit with short comings for a price reduction.
Well Sony did settle for a lesser storage. Here we have 64 gigs of built-in storage as opposed to 128 gigs of built-in storage on the standard Xperia 10 III.
The rest of the spec sheet are basically the same. We have the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G, Adreno 619 GPU, 6GB RAM, a non-removable 4500mAh Li-Po battery and a 30W fast charge mechanism.
On the software side, we have got Android 11 operating system.
The Sony Xperia 10 III lite features a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB Type-C port with OTG support. It also features a low-energy Bluetooth 5.1, NFC support and WiFi / Hotspot.
Internet connectivity here is capped at 5G, which means enthusiasts will be able to utilize 5G connectivity, in areas where there is 5G reception.
Sony Xperia 10 III Lite Price and Availability
The price of the Sony Xperia 10 III lite is around $387, which translates to about 159,251 Naira in Nigeria, 42,532 KSH in Kenya and 2,286 GHC in Ghana.
The Sony Xperia 10 III lite was announced on August 20 2021 and released on August 27 2021.
Sony Xperia 10 III Specs
Here are a few specs of the Sony Xperia 10 III Lite:
- Platform: Android 11
- Processor: Qualcomm SM6350 Snapdragon 690 5G (8 nm), Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Kryo 560 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 560 Silver)
- GPU: Adreno 619
- Memory: 6GB RAM
- Colours: Black, White, Blue, Pink
- Dimension: 154 x 68 x 8.3 mm
- Weight: 169 grams
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM or Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
- SIM Count: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Display: 6.0 inches OLED Display, 1080 x 2520 pixels, 21:9 ratio (~457 ppi)
- Screen Protection: Yes
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 12MP (Primary) f/1.8, PDAF + 8MP (Telephoto) f/2.4 + 8MP (Ultrawide) f/2.2, 120˚ FOV
- Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, Panorama, [email protected], [email protected]
- Front Camera: 8MP Camera, f/2.0
- Built-in Storage: 128GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: 850 / 1900
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: 1, 3, 4, 12, 18, 19, 38, 41
- 5G: 77, 78 SA/NSA
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: 5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Type-C 3.1; USB On-The-Go, video output
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: –
- Push Emails: –
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: No
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS
- Maps: –
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Side-Mounted)
- Iris Scanner: No
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes
- Water Resistant: Yes
- Dust Resistant: Yes
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: Non-removable 4500 mAh, Li-Po Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: 30W Capacity