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Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Sony Xperia XZ

  • Samsung Galaxy S7

  • Sony Xperia XZ

Samsung Galaxy S7

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Design

Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone
Operating systemAndroid (7.0, 6.0)Android (7.1, 7.0, 6.0)
Form factorCandybarCandybar
Dimensions5.61 in x 2.74 in x 0.31 in5.75 in x 2.83 in x 0.32 in
Weight5.36 oz5.68 oz
RuggedYes (Water, Dust proof)Yes (Water, Dust proof)
IP certifiedYes (IP68)Yes (IP68)
MaterialsMain body: glassMain body: aluminum
FeaturesFingerprint (touch), Touch sensitive control keysFingerprint (touch)
Keys  
Left sideYes 
Volume control 
Right sideYesYes
Lock/Unlock keyVolume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key
Available color optionsBlack, Gold, Silver, Pink, WhiteBlack, Gray, Pink, Blue

Display

Physical size 5.1 in5.2 in
Display resolutionOther (1440x2560 pixels)Other (1080x1920 pixels)
TechnologySuper AMOLEDIPS LCD
Screen-to-body ratio72.3%71%
Colors16 777 21616 777 216
Touch screenYes (Capacitive, Multi-touch: Multi-touch: Yes)Yes (Capacitive, Multi-touch: Multi-touch: Yes)
FeaturesScratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Light sensor, Proximity sensorScratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chipQualcomm Snapdragon 820Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Processor modelKryo (Quad-core,2200 MHz,64-bit,14nm)Kryo (Quad-core,2150 MHz,64-bit,14nm)
3D Graphics hardware acceleratorYes (Adreno 530)Yes (Adreno 530)
RAM4 GB (Quad-channel, LPDDR4)3 GB
1866 MHz 
Built-in storage32 GB32 GB
Maximum User Storage24.5 GB21.5 GB
Memory card supportYes (microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC, up to 200 GB)Yes (microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC, up to 256 GB)

Camera

CameraYes (12 megapixels)Yes (23 megapixels)
FlashYes (LED)Yes (LED)
Aperture sizeF1.7F2
Focal length (35mm equivalent)26mm24mm
Camera sensor size1/2.5"1/2.3"
Pixel size1.4μm 
Hardware FeaturesOptical image stabilization, Autofocus (Phase detection)Autofocus (Phase detection, Laser)
Software FeaturesRAW image capture, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo taggingManual focus, Object tracking, Digital image stabilization, Smile detection, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presetsExposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control
Shooting ModesHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, EffectsBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes
Video captureYes (3840x2160 (4K) (Frame rate: Frame rate: 30), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (240 fps))Yes (3840x2160 (4K) (Frame rate: Frame rate: 30), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps))
FeaturesHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharingTime-lapse video, Object tracking, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Additional cameraYes (5 megapixels)Yes (13 megapixels)
FeaturesHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR)Wide Angle
Video capture 1920x1080 (1080p HD)

Battery

Capacity3000 mAh2900 mAh
TypeLi-ion 
Wireless chargingOptional 
Battery timesTalk time (3G) : 28 hours / Music playback : 55 hours / Video playback : 16 hoursTalk time: 11.7 hours / Stand-by time: 25 days (600 hours) / Talk time (3G) : 17.5 hours / Stand-by time 3G: 25 days (610 hours) / Stand-by time 4G: 25 days (590 hours) / Music playback : 78 hours / Video playback : 11 hours
Internet use  
3G11 %01.0f hours 
LTE13%01.0f hours 
Wi-Fi14%01.0f hours 

Multimedia

MirroringDLNA, Wireless screen shareDLNA, Wireless screen share
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm
Additional microphone/sYes (Noise cancellation)Yes (Noise cancellation)
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker

Cellular

Network technologyGSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS (850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz), LTE (FDD) (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30 ), LTE (TDD) (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41 )GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS (800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz), LTE (FDD) (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 26, 28, 29 ), LTE (TDD) (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41 )
DataLTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTSLTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
2G DataEDGE, GPRSEDGE, GPRS
nano-SIMYesYes
HD VoiceYes 
VoLTEYes 
Global roamingYesYes

Phone features

SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall, BarometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer, Step detector, Step counter
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback
PhonebookUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring IDUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timerCalendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
E-mailYesYes
SupportsIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Instant messagingYesYes
ServicesHangouts / Google TalkHangouts / Google Talk
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
Hearing Aid Compatibility Yes 
Hearing Aid Compatibility ratingM4, T3 

Connectivity

BluetoothYes (4.2)Yes (4.2)
Profiles/ ProtocolsAdvanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile, Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), SIM Access (SAP)Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile, Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP)
Wi-Fi 802.11Yes (a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band)Yes (a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band)
MIMOMIMO
Mobile HotspotYesYes
Wi-Fi DirectYesYes
USBYes (USB 2.0)Yes (USB 2.0)
FeaturesMass storage device, USB Host, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging
Connector type microUSBUSB Type-C (reversible)
Mobile PaymentSamsung Pay 
Charging connectormicroUSBUSB Type-C (reversible)
NFC, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
PositioningGPS, A-GPS, GlonassGPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou
NavigationYes (Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation)Yes (Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation)

Regulatory Approval

Regulatory ApprovalYes 
FCC ID valueA3LSMG930F 
FCC ID link link 
Date approvedFeb 12, 2016 
US SAR  
Head0.43 W/kg 
Body1.06 W/kg 
Product Specific Use1.03 W/kg 
Simultaneous Transmission1.59 W/kg 

Availability

Officially announcedYes (Feb 21, 2016)Yes (Sep 01, 2016)
Market statusAvailableAvailable
Release dateMar 11, 2016Oct 02, 2016

Shopping information

MSRP price$699 

US carrier availability

CarrierSprint (Available (Mar 11, 2016)), AT&T (Available (Mar 11, 2016)), T-Mobile (Available (Mar 11, 2016)), Verizon (Available (Mar 11, 2016)), Boost Mobile (Available (Mar 11, 2016)), MetroPCS (Available (Mar 18, 2016)), Virgin Mobile (Available (Mar 18, 2016)), Cricket (Available (Mar 18, 2016)), Tracfone (Available (Dec 06, 2016)), U.S. Cellular (Available (Mar 11, 2016))