Sony Xperia 10 VI: Battery and Charging Test Results

The Sony Xperia 10 VI comes with a 5,000mAh battery on board, and when you compare this size to other compact phones with a similar 6.1-inch size, it’s a bigger battery.

But does this make the Xperia 10 VI the best battery on a compact phone?

The Xperia has gone through our extensive PhoneArena Battery Score testing and the results are in!Β 

With a final score of 6 hours and 53 minutes, it beats rivals like the Pixel 8a and Galaxy A55, but loses the battery life competition against the OnePlus 12R.

Let’s dive deeper and look at the results.

Browsing Test results

The Xperia 10 VI scores nearly 11 hours of web browsing, which below the average and a bit surprising. On this test we see some strange anomalies: last year’s Xperia 10 V scored an insane 28+ hours, and now we are back to normality with its successor.

There is no rational explanation behind this unfortunately, and we have to attribute it to some strange way Sony phones are processing this test, or a tweak in the software layer.

Compared to other rivals, the Xperia 10 VIΒ ends up quite a bit behind in this low-intensity battery test.

YouTube Test results

But the Xperia 10 VI more than makes up for that early loss with outstanding performance when it comes to YouTube video streaming, our second battery metric.

It lasts for nearly 13 hours and a half, beating the Pixel 8a and Galaxy A55 easily! This is impressive as thirteen hours of non-stop video over a Wi-Fi connection is way more than you could watch in a day.

3D Gaming Test results

With a score of about 8 hours and a half, the Pixel is close to the average in this category.

Our 3D Gaming test is different than the rest in that it stresses specifically the GPU of a phone and introduces a totally different load than the other, CPU-based battery tests.

Remember that for this test, we also run all the phones using the same graphics settings and the same 60Hz refresh rate to ensure uniformity.

Charging Test

A full charge of that 5,000mAh battery inside the Xperia 10 VI takes 1 hour and 43 minutes, which is on the sluggish side, and about as fast as the Google Pixel 8a charging rate.

In this category, the OnePlus 12R is the undisputed leader, as it charges fully in just 27 minutes!

Wireless Charging

Unfortunately, the Xperia 10 VI does not support wireless charging.

Do you have any other questions about the Xperia battery and charging performance and characteristics? Hit us up in the comments below!

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