Specs Comparison: Sony Xperia X Performance vs Samsung Galaxy S7

Specs Comparison: Sony Xperia X Performance vs Samsung Galaxy S7

Sony unveiled a new range of Xperia smartphone during the Mobile World Congress 2016 dubbed as Xperia X. One of them sports the latest Snapdragon 820 chipset, thus making it a flagship contender. Let’s pit it against the newly announced Samsung Galaxy S7 and see how they fare against the other.


Sony Xperia X PerformanceSamsung Galaxy S7
5-inch Full HD Triluminos display @ 1920 x 1080 pixels, 441ppi5.1-inch Super AMOLED Quad-HD display @ 2560 x 1440 pixels, 576ppi
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core CPU / Samsung Exynos 8890 octa-core CPU
Adreno 530 GPUMali-T880 GPU / Adreno 530 GPU
32GB internal storage32GB, 64GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD, up to 200GBExpandable via microSD, up to 200GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
23MP PDAF rear camera w/ LED flash, f/2.012MP Dual Pixel rear camera w/ LED flash, f/1.7 aperture
13MP front camera, f/2.05MP front camera, f/1.7
Dual-SIMDual SIM, dual LTE hybrid (2nd SIM tray is for microSD)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/acWiFi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, apt-XBluetooth 4.2
Fingerprint scannerFingerprint scanner
N/AFast wireless charging, Heart rate sensor
Android 6.0 MarshmallowAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow with TouchWiz
2,700mAh battery3,000mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery
144.8 x 71.1 x 7.6 mm142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm
165 g152 g

Summary of advantages


Sony Xperia X Performance:

  • Higher megapixel count for both front and rear cameras
  • MicroSD card doesn’t share with the SIM 2 slot
  • Slightly thinner by 2 mm

Samsung Galaxy S7:

  • Sharper, high-resolution display
  • Bigger RAM
  • Larger internal storage option
  • Brighter f/1.7 cameras
  • Wireless charging
  • Heart rate sensor
  • Higher battery capacity
  • Lighter

Seems like the Galaxy S7 outshines the Xperia X Performance in a lot of aspects. But with the lower resolution display, the Xperia X Performance can benefit in terms of power since it has fewer pixels to power. Also, we’re expecting a lot from the 23-megapixel sensor of Sony that’s been performing well with other Xperia devices.

This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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1 Response

  1. Rain says:

    Given that the S7 only has a 1/2.5″ sensor (Sony IMX260) and the X Performance has a 1/2.3″ sensor, the bigger sensor area of the X Performance compensates the loss of light due to a smaller aperture. So in terms of gathering light, they have practically the same capacity.

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