Samsung has released its Galaxy S7 Edge last month, while Sony has brought its Xperia Z5 Premium smartphone last fall. Today we’re going to compare these two flagships and by the end of this article, you’ll know which phone is worth buying.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge measures 150.9×72.6×7.7mm and weights 157 grams. Compared to its predecessor, it’s taller, but it has the same design – glass on the back and a metal frame, curved around the dual edge display. On the other hand, the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium is thicker and heavier as it measures 154.4×75.8×7.8mm and weights 180 grams. Sony is loyal to its Omnibalance design language, using sand-blasted metal and frosted glass materials.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge comes with a super AMOLED display 5.5-inch that supports a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels at 534 ppi and it’s protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium has an IPS LCD display of 5.5-inch that supports a higher resolution of 3840×2160 pixels at 806 ppi and it’s protected by a scratch-resistant glass.
Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge comes in two variants of chipsets, processors and graphics cards, as follows:
– a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 chipset, a quad-core processor formed from dual-core Kryo CPU clocked at 2.15GHz and a dual-core Kryo CPU clocked at 1.6GHz, an Adreno 530 graphics card and 4GB of RAM;
– an Exynos 8890 Octa chipset, an octa-core processor formed from a quad-core Mongoose CPU clocked at 2.3GHz and a quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.6GHz, a Mali-T880 MP12 graphics card and 4GB of RAM.
The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium features a Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 chipset, an octa-core processor formed from a quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.5GHz and a quad-core Cortex A57 CPU clocked at 2GHz, an Adreno 430 graphics card and 3GB of RAM.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has been released in two internal storage variants of 32GB and 64GB, while the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium comes with an internal storage of 32GB. You can expand the storage on both devices up to 200GB, thanks to the microSD card slot that they feature.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge sports a primary camera of 12MP (found on the rear side of the handset) that features autofocus, OIS, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, auto HDR, panorama and a secondary camera of 5MP (located on the front side of the smartphone). The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium comes with a more powerful primary camera of 23MP that offers LED flash, phase detection autofocus, touch focus, face detection, HDR, geo-tagging and a secondary camera of 5.1MP.
Both devices have non-removable batteries and their capacities are: 3600 mAh (Galaxy S7 Edge) and 3430 mAh (Xperia Z5 Premium).
Take your mobile photography game to the next level with this affordable clip-on lens kit from Xenvo. Comes with a macro lens and a super wide angle lens that easily clip onto your phone for professional-grade photos on the go.