Sony released their new Xperia XZ in hopes of reaching the top spot on the smarthpone market but how will it do against Samsung’s flagship smartphones Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge that are dominating the market right now. We are going to get straight to the point and start comparing them.
Sony’s Xperia XZ sports the usual Sony “look”, and it’s made completely from a metal body. On the other hand Samsung uses a steel frame to hold the two pieces of Gorilla Glass in place. The Galaxy S7 Edge sports a 5.5 inch display while the Xperia XZ has a 5.2 inch display and both devices use different technology and resolution.
Both of the devices are powered by the same Qualcomm 64 bit Snapdragon quad core processor, and the same Adreno 530 GPU. The storage space is also the same, both of them having 32GB/64GB models of their smartphones that can get expanded up to 256GB using the microSD slot. Sony Xperia XZ has almost double the number of pixels on its main camera, but that’s not what it is all about. The most important thing is the picture quality it produces, and Samsung wins this round. The common connectivity options Bluetooth v4.2, NFC, GPS, Wi-Fi and USB ports are installed on both of the devices.
At the first glance it looks like Sony has finally made a device that can go head to head to with Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge, but as you can see this is not the case. Since the price difference is only $90 in favor of the Xperia XZ, but the Samsung device does so much more with only $90 worth of difference. It has a better display that uses AMOLED technology and QHD resolution, it sports more RAM, and even if the Xperia XZ has more pixels, Samsung still manages to produce a higher quality picture.