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Both phones are very similar to the point it’s difficult to tell them apart. Who are they intended for though? We’ve made a comparison to help you have a better image of them.

Build and Display

Design wise, these two phones couldn’t be more different as Sony’s flagship device has a more manly touch attached to it with its rectangular shape. Galaxy J7 is more graceful as it is designed with curved edges.

The J7 Prime is 9 grams heavier than the Xperia XZ. Samsung’s device comes equipped with a Super AMOLED display and has a resolution of 720 x 1280 (267 ppi) whereas Sony’s Xperia XZ boasts a 1080 x 1920 resolution.


Both of them run Android Marshmallow straight out of the factory the only difference being that Sony has some plans regarding a future update to Android Nougat 7.0 for Xperia XZ. Samsung has not issued a statement yet regarding update plans for its J7 Prime.

Xperia XZ comes equipped with a powerful Snapdragon 820, 3GB of RAM and users are to choose between 32 and 64GB of internal storage. Galaxy J7 Prime however is lackluster in terms of performance being powered by a Snapdragon 617 with 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage.

Regarding cameras, Xperia XZ comes miles ahead of J7 Prime as it boasts 23MP and 13MP snappers equipped with EIS software and LED Flash for autofocus. Galaxy J7 Prime received 13MP and 5MP cameras with a lot of tweaks that can be done via its camera app but it does not even come close to Xperia’s shooting power.

Samsung J7 Prime Target Market

Samsung are well aware that their J7 Prime is for basic users who do not enjoy gaming, music or photography for that matter but want an elegant and good device overall.

Sony Xperia XZ Target Market

Sony has a clear view on to who they should sell their smartphones to. Great image quality turns any Xperia XZ user into a great photographer along with the option to use it heavily in both photography and gaming.