The Sony XZ vs Samsung Galaxy S7

Sony recently released the Sony Xperia XZ, a handset that promises to provide you with the best of Sony digital imaging technology in three ways:

  1. Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor makes photos sharper with more details and less noise.
  2. The BIONZ™ image processing engine for clarity and colour adjustments.
  3. The G Lens for bright shots even in low light situations.

But how does the Xperia XZ measure up against one of the most popular flagships of 2016, the Samsung Galaxy S7? Read on to find out.

sony xperia xz vs samsung galaxy s7

Size and Weight:

XZ: 146 x 72 x 8.1mm

Galaxy S7: 161g 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm

Main Camera: 

XZ: 23Megapixel:

  • 1/2.3” Exmor™ RS for mobile image sensor, BIONZ™ for mobile,
  • 24mm Wide Angle G Lens F2.0, Triple image sensing technology, Quick Launch and Capture, 5x Clear Image Zoom,
  • ISO up to 12800, Superior Auto Mode,
  • Manual focus, Shutter speed control,
  • Pulse LED Flash, HDR photo, 4K and Full
  • HD Video, SteadyShot™ with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stabilization)

Galaxy S7: 12 Megapixel:

  • 1/2.6” sensor size,
  • Phase Detection Autofocus, F1.7,
  • OIS, LED flash,
  • 4K and Full HD
  • (1080p) video recording,
  • 1.4 µm pixel size,
  • Geo-tagging,
  • Simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording,
  • Touch focus,
  • Face/smile detection,
  • Panorama

Front Camera: 

XZ: 13Megapixel:

  • Exmor™ RS sensor,
  • Autofocus,
  • 22mm Wide Angle Lens F2.4
  • Quick launch and capture,
  • Full HD Video,
  • SteadyShot™ with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stabilization)

Galaxy S7: 5 Megapixel

  • F1.7,
  • 22mm,
  • Dual video call,
  • Auto HDR


XZ: 2900 mAh battery

  • STAMINA Mode,
  • Quick Charge,
  • Qnovo Adaptive Charging

Galaxy S7: 3000 mAh battery

  • Fast battery charging
  • 60% in 30 min (Quick Charge 2.0)


XZ: Qualcomm® Snapdragon 820 Processor

  • 64-bit capable,
  • 4G/LTE,
  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)

Galaxy S7: Qualcomm® Snapdragon 820,

  • Exynos 8890 Octa,
  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow),
  • LTE


XZ: Hi-Res Audio (LPCM, FLAC, ALAC, DSD),

  • Digital Noise Cancelling,
  • DSEE HX upscaling to Hi-Res

Galaxy S7: Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Purchase the Samsung Galaxy S7 or Sony Xperia XZ Sim Free today.


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