Samsung Galaxy S7 vs. Sony Xperia Z5 – Best Smartphone of 2016

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs. Sony Xperia Z5

Sony has released its Xperia Z5 device back in October 2015, and Samsung is now preparing to release its Galaxy S7 worldwide, alongside the phablet version with an Edge display. There are a few similarities between these two flagships, but we must remind you that the latest released device has more powerful specs. Anyway, we invite you to read this comparison and maybe you’ll decide to buy any of these phones.


Both devices have their backs made of Corning Gorilla Glass and their sides are protected with a metal frame, but the Xperia Z5 measures 146x72x7.3mm and weights 154 grams, while the Galaxy S7 is thicker, but slightly lighter, as it measures 142.4×69.6×7.9mm and weights 152 grams.


The Xperia Z5 comes with an IPS LCD display of 5.2-inch that supports a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 428 ppi and it’s protected by a scratch-resistant glass. The Galaxy S7 has a smaller super AMOLED display of 5.1-inch that supports a higher resolution of 2560×1440 pixels at 577 pixels and its surface is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM

The Xperia Z5 features a Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810, an octa-core processor CPU formed from a quad-core Cortex A57 CPU clocked at 2GHz and a quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.5GHz, an Adreno 430 graphics card and 3GB of RAM. On the other hand, the Galaxy S7 comes in two variants of chipsets, processors and graphics cards as follows:

– Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890 Octa;
– CPU: two Kryo cores clocked at 2.15GHz two Kryo cores clocked at 1.6GHz, or four Mongoose cores clocked at 2.3GHz and four Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.6GHz;
– Graphics Cards: Adreno 530 or Mali-T880 MP12.

Both Galaxy S7 variants are backed by 4GB of RAM, which should be enough for gaming or multi-tasking.


The Xperia Z5 has been released with an internal storage of 32GB, which can be expanded up to 200GB using a microSD card. The Galaxy S7 comes in two internal storage variants of 32GB and 64GB, which can also be expanded up to 200GB using a microSD card.


The Xperia Z5 sports a primary camera of 23MP that features autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, panorama, HDR, touch focus, face detection and a secondary camera of 5.1MP. The Galaxy S7 has a primary camera of 12MP with LED flash, OIS, autofocus, touch focus, auto HDR, panorama, face detection and a secondary camera of 5MP.

HINT: The primary cameras are found on the rear side of the handsets, while the secondary cameras are placed on the front side.


Both devices feature non-removable batteries, but the 2900 mAh one found on the Xperia Z5 device is slightly less powerful than the 3000 mAh cell that’s powering the Galaxy S7 handset.

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