The Galaxy S7 Edge has been released by Samsung in March 2016, while Sony will bring the Xperia XA Ultra sometime in the near future. Today we will compare these two handsets and let you decide if you want to wait for the arrival of the giant Xperia XA Ultra or you’ll purchase Samsung’s phablet with a dual-edge display.
The Galaxy S7 Edge weights 157 grams and measures 150.9×72.6×7.7mm. On the other hand, the Xperia XA Ultra replaces the Xperia C5 Ultra and compared to the S7 Edge, it’s heavier and thicker as it weights 190 grams and measures 164.2×79.4×8.4mm.
Both phablets have a glass and metal design, but the Xperia XA Ultra comes with a curved glass display, while the S7 Edge has a dual-edge display.
The Galaxy S7 Edge has a super AMOLED display of 5.5-inch that supports a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels at 534 ppi and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
The Xperia XA Ultra has a bigger IPS LCD display of 6-inch that supports a lower resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 367 ppi.
Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM
The Galaxy S7 Edge comes in two variants, as follows:
- a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 chipset, a 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, 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 Xperia XA Ultra features a Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10 chipset, an octa-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 2.0GHz, a Mali-T860MP2 graphics card and 3GB of RAM.
The Galaxy S7 Edge has been released in two internal storage variants of 32GB and 64GB, while the Xperia XA Ultra has an internal storage of 16GB. You can expand the storage on both devices up to 200GB, thanks to the microSD card slot that they come with.
The Galaxy S7 Edge sports a primary camera of 12MP with features such as OIS, LED flash, phase detection autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, auto HDR, panorama and a secondary camera of 5MP.
On the other hand, the Xperia XA Ultra has a better primary camera of 21.5MP that features LED flash, phase detection autofocus, geo-tagging, HDR, panorama, touch focus and an awesome secondary camera of 16MP, making it one of the best selfie smartphones in the world.
Both devices have non-removable batteries, but the Galaxy S7 Edge has a much bigger battery of 3600 mAh, which outperforms the 2700 mAh battery of the Xperia XA Ultra.