One more reason to choose the S7 over the XZ is the screen real estate. The XZ has a slightly larger display than the S7 (5.2 vs. 5.1) but if you look at them side by side, the S7 makes better use of its screen real state than the XZ. Every content appears smaller on the XZ screen because of the on-screen navigation keys occupying the bottom of the screen. The S7 has capacitive back/recents buttons and a physical home key so they don't use precious screen space and everything on the S7 screen appears fullscreen. There are no wasted space both on the screen and body of the S7. No worthless big bezels and no on-screen keys. On-screen keys are only ideal for large-screened phones, not for phone screens smaller than 5.5 inches.
mischa, 14 May 2017I've already explained before that I used both the XZ and S7 before choosing one of them. The ... moreDo you really think someone will believe you,people who avoid samsung because of its horrible performance will never buy samsung(again); whats the use of good samsung hardware when software is always bad and the performance is always awful; now,im thinkink- to whom you can sell that story,to- htc,or lg or huawei,or alcatel,or one plus,or some other brand users?! No,u cant sell it to anyone because every othet brand has better performance.
mischa, 14 May 2017The S7 edge also has a 64GB version and even a 128GB one. The XZ is not really comparable at a... moreHere we go again, you seem to be too obsessed with your S7, like I mentioned in my comment I really don't like bashing other brands unlike you. It's good that you're happy with your S7 but that doesn't mean that you should misguide people about the XZ, I'm using it for over two months and I'm extremely happy with it. So let us put it this way, you stay happy with your S7 and let others decide which phone they need according to their preferences.
mischa, 14 May 2017I've already explained before that I used both the XZ and S7 before choosing one of them. The ... moreYou obviously didn't, xz superior to the s7 in all aspects, but blame the marketing.
mischa, 14 May 2017Having lots of software features doesn't make a smartphone lag. It's badly coded and unoptimiz... moreReally, without third party apps and TouchWiz experience is terrible especially after sometime, XD
Anonymous, 14 May 2017You are taking about s7 which you own and xz which you didn't. I have the xz and its one of th... moreI've already explained before that I used both the XZ and S7 before choosing one of them. The XZ is not a bad phone at all but the S7 is just vastly superior to the XZ. It's the best smartphone of 2016. It's an objective fact backed by many tech review sites and consumer reviews.
Trever, 13 May 2017I chose the XZ over S7 edge and no regrets at all, great camera, good battery life, 64 GB of i... moreThe S7 edge also has a 64GB version and even a 128GB one. The XZ is not really comparable at all to the S7 edge. It has smaller screen, lower resolution, smaller battery, less RAM and slower internal storage than the S7 edge. Even it's not comparable to the S7 for the same reasons except the screen one. XZ is more like on the same level as the S6 not the S7.
mischa, 13 May 2017Stop misleading people. The S7 is better than XZ in every way. The S7 display is best display ... moreYou are taking about s7 which you own and xz which you didn't. I have the xz and its one of the best though not perfect but its fulfilled my needs so no regret. Battery life is better in xz though after 6 months of used(my best friend has s7) . Please get the fact not the fanboy ego.
Ali Bashir, 14 May 2017Probably not, but there is many screen recording applications in the playstore, pick the one y... moreHaving lots of software features doesn't make a smartphone lag. It's badly coded and unoptimized 3rd-party apps that do. A core OS feature is miles better and optimized than any 3rd-party app. You won't find better 3rd-party equivalents for most Samsung Touchwiz features. You will only have these features when Google adopts them in stock Android after a couple of years.
Engineer17, 11 May 2017Is there a screen record option in xz? Probably not, but there is many screen recording applications in the playstore, pick the one you like, Sony is trying to make their UI lite as much as they can, lag free and flawless for multiple years unlike Samsung with their buggy touchwise.
Chap1, 13 May 2017No,its not true! Loo,u wont to explain something to me?! Funny.yes it is true
no i dont have attention to explain anything to you, i did all ready so if you are intrested find comment
no point to explaing something to people when they dont understand.. and when they think they know everything etc.. but sad thing is that they dont know anything in fact
even famous youtubers dont know enough to make phone reviews..
Kyle, 13 May 2017s7 edge or XZ? i can't choose both phone has advantage for themselvesI chose the XZ over S7 edge and no regrets at all, great camera, good battery life, 64 GB of internal storage, not fragile unlike the S7 edge so no worries even if it slips out of your hand or pocket. S7 edge may be a good phone, I can't comment on that as I don't like bashing other brands they all must be great so you get options according to your preference but for me the XZ is really a great phone and it meets all the expectations you require in a smartphone, rest is up to your choice :-)
Kyle, 13 May 2017My heart goes for the XZ because of the simplicity of the phone, many reviewers bash this phon... moreNot only the xz, all sony smartphones, like if Samsung putting their most force over the Sony the Japanese company ignoring the fact that Apple is the second biggest smartphone manufacturer.
Btwn if you can find Xperia xzs for reasonable price because it has much better lowlight photography, it has high mega pixels and large pixel size in the same time.
Engineer17, 11 May 2017Is there a screen record option in xz? No. You will need to find and install a 3rd-party app for that in the Play Store. My S7 has built-in screen recording. It's just one of the many features the S7 has built-in that XZ doesn't have and that you will have to install 3rd-party apps to do the same function on the XZ. This is why at 500-600 dollars I strongly recommend buying the S7 instead of the XZ.
Ali Bashir, 13 May 2017I think the battery of the s7edge is slightly better but everything else is better in the xz, ... moreStop misleading people. The S7 is better than XZ in every way. The S7 display is best display according to Displaymate. The XZ display is oversaturated for an LCD screen. It's not natural at all. The S7 camera is among the 3 best smartphone cameras of 2016. The XZ isn't even top 10. The S7 also has a more beautiful and elegant design. The XZ is like a brick.
Ali Bashir, 13 May 2017I think the battery of the s7edge is slightly better but everything else is better in the xz, ... moreMy heart goes for the XZ because of the simplicity of the phone, many reviewers bash this phone it sucks but thanks :) (my only problem is the battery )
Kyle, 13 May 2017s7 edge or XZ? i can't choose both phone has advantage for themselvesI think the battery of the s7edge is slightly better but everything else is better in the xz, the screen of the xz is very natural and very pleased to the eyes, while the display of the s7edge is kindly over saturated uncomfortable to the eyes sometimes, especially if you use your smartphone for a long time, the camera, the main sony domain where Sony outperforms the competitors, you won't find a smartphone camera takes a super natural pictures like sony, the colors and the exposure balance is way better in the xz, cons artifacts are visible when zooming the picture, the s7edge has the upper hand when is comes to low light photography since the SONY camera sensor of the Galaxy s7edge has a larger pixel size. The image stabilization, no need to talk, xz far ahead.
The sony Xperia xz has a front facing stereo speakers while the s7 has one mono speaker in the bottom, probably the s7 is louder.
The design is a taste but in general i don't recommend the edge display design, it is very beautiful but uncomfortable to use especially in one hand.