79points

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Snapdragon 820)

77points

Sony Xperia XZ1

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Snapdragon 820) vs Sony Xperia XZ1

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Snapdragon 820)
Sony Xperia XZ1
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Snapdragon 820)
Sony Xperia XZ1

Why is Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Snapdragon 820) better than Sony Xperia XZ1?

  • Wireless charging
  • 15% wider aperture at minimum focal length
    f/1.7 vs2f
  • Supports ANT+
  • Has a heart rate monitor
  • Has an AMOLED display
  • Has a curved display
  • Has a stylus
  • Screen is always on

Why is Sony Xperia XZ1 better than Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Snapdragon 820)?

  • 2.02x faster CPU speed
    4 x 2.45GHz & 4 x 1.9GHzvs4 x 2.15GHz
  • 1.58x more megapixels (main camera)
    19MPvs12MP
  • 2.6x more megapixels (front camera)
    13MPvs5MP
  • Every pixel has three subpixels
  • 14g lighter
    155gvs169g
  • 0.5mm thinner
    7.4mmvs7.9mm
  • Has stereo speakers
  • 1.71x faster downloads
    1024MBits/svs600MBits/s

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Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
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Sony Xperia XZ1

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

2.Weather sealed
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Snapdragon 820)
Sony Xperia XZ1

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

3.weight

169g

155g

Best

Palm Phone

62.5g

4.thickness

7.9mm

7.4mm

Best

Asus Zenfone AR 64GB

4.6mm

5.width

73.9mm

73.4mm

Best

Vertu Signature for Bentley

42mm

6.height

153.5mm

148mm

Best

Motorola FlipOut

67mm

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Display

1.resolution

1440 x 2560px

1080 x 1920px

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

2160 x 4320px

2.has branded damage resistant glass
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Snapdragon 820)
Sony Xperia XZ1

Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.

3.pixel density

518ppi

424ppi

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

847ppi

4. newer Gorilla Glass version

5

5

Best

OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition

6

5.screen size

5.7"

5.2"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

7.2"

6.every pixel has three subpixels
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Snapdragon 820)
Sony Xperia XZ1

The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

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Performance

1.Has integrated LTE
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Snapdragon 820)
Sony Xperia XZ1

The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.

2.GPU clock speed

624MHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996)

624MHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.

Best

Infinix Zero 5 Pro

1000MHz

3.RAM speed

1688MHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996)

1688MHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.

Best

Alcatel 7

3200MHz

4.Has integrated graphics
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Snapdragon 820)
Sony Xperia XZ1

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.

5.CPU threads

4 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996)

4 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

Best

Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro 16GB

8

6.Uses big.LITTLE technology
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Sony Xperia XZ1

Using big.LITTLE technology, a chip can switch between two sets of processor cores in order to maximise performance and battery life. For example, when playing a game the more powerful cores will be used to increase performance, whereas checking email will use the less powerful cores to maximise battery life.

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Cameras

1.megapixels

12MP

19MP

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

40 & 20 & 8MP

2.has built-in optical image stabilization
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Snapdragon 820)
Sony Xperia XZ1

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

3.video recording (main camera)

2160 x 30fps

2160 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Crosscall Trekker-X4

1080 x 120fps

4.front camera megapixels

5MP

13MP

Best

Wiko View2 Pro

16 & 16MP

5.Has a dual-lens (or multi-lens) main camera
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Snapdragon 820)
Sony Xperia XZ1

A dual-lens camera captures two images and overlays them. This technology creates sharper images, especially in low light conditions, and allows you to use effects such as softening the background.

For example

Huawei Honor Magic 2

6.widest aperture

f/1.7

f/2

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Vivo NEX 2

1.3 & 1.8 & 1.8f

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Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Snapdragon 820)
Sony Xperia XZ1

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Snapdragon 820)
Sony Xperia XZ1

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

3.number of microphones

2

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Motorola Moto Z3

4

4.has a radio
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Snapdragon 820)
Sony Xperia XZ1

It works as an FM radio with included headsets

For example

Panasonic Eluga X1

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Battery

1.battery power

3500mAh

2700mAh

Best

Energizer Power Max P16K Pro

16000mAh

2.wireless charging
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Snapdragon 820)
Sony Xperia XZ1

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

3.has a removable battery
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Snapdragon 820)
Sony Xperia XZ1

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Blu Advance L4

4.has a battery level indicator
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Snapdragon 820)
Sony Xperia XZ1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

5.has a rechargeable battery
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Snapdragon 820)
Sony Xperia XZ1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Features

1.Is a multi-user system
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Sony Xperia XZ1
2.Has offline voice recognition
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Snapdragon 820)
Sony Xperia XZ1

Offline voice recognition enables you to perform voice actions, like dictating texts or using various voice commands, without an internet connection.

3.Supports Java
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Sony Xperia XZ1
4.Allows app installs on the device's external storage
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Sony Xperia XZ1
5.Is free and open source
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Snapdragon 820)
Sony Xperia XZ1

Anyone is free to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.

6.Has sharing intents
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Snapdragon 820)
Sony Xperia XZ1

If an app has sharing capabilities and the developers have indicated it, the app will automatically appear in your list of sharing options. Some OS’s limit direct sharing options to a select few apps, which means you have to open apps separately in order to upload the files you want to share.

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