I was about to buy a Sony Xperia XZ but opted for a Samsung Galaxy S7 instead because it's cheaper than the XZ which costs just as much as a S7 edge, and I'm so happy I've made the right decision. S7 is the best smartphone I've ever owned. S7 is superior in every way to the XZ - from the design, screen, camera, audio quality, battery life, to the user interface and software features.
- XZ is ridiculously big and bulky for a 5.2-inch phone. It's as big as the S7 edge already with 5.5-inch display. S7 is smaller, thinner and easier to hold and, unlike the XZ which has sharp edges, S7 has rounded edges which make its more manageable and it can even be used single-handedly.
- S7's screen is amazing. It's bright, has vivid colors, great contrast, deep blacks which is typical of AMOLEDs and is even perfectly legible outdoors. With the latest Nougat update, you can even set the display resolution to 1080p or 720p. XZ has oversaturated colors for an IPS LCD display, and 1080p is not flagship-grade.
- Touchwiz also looks nicer and more consistent than Xperia launcher. S7 also has so much more software features than XZ like Always-On Display, Private Mode, etc. I was also very happy to find out that the fast-charger is included in the box with S7. And there is even a software feature to enable and disable fast charging.
- S7's camera UI and hardware are jampacked with features - 4k, OIS, phase detection, slow motion video, different cool image and video modes that you can apply. Not to mention both the image and video qualities are excellent, and S7 doesn't overheat AT ALL when recording 4k video until you run out of memory. XZ's camera features and quality just pales in comparison.
- S7's mono speaker quality is surprisingly louder than XZ's dual speakers. The audio quality via 3.5mm jack is also loud unlike in the XZ.
- S7 also has great battery life. Lasts a whole day for heavy use, and can last up to 3 days for moderate use. XZ has horrible battery life.
S7 is a perfect all-rounder. It's a perfectly-sized phone. Not too big and not too small. It's a perfect work of engineering. And it's complete. Everyone will find everything they look for in a smartphone in S7. XZ lacks so many features both hardware and software. Even the accessories that come with XZ in the box are not complete. And it is unjustifiably overpriced. It is selling for around 50 dollars more than S7 edge here.
Fantastic phone. Runs flawlessly. There is no better phone..well not till S8 comes.
AnonD-637898, 30 Jan 2017Oneplus 3T also looking better in front of this phone. Oneplus 3T does not work on Verizon.
Anonymous, 31 Jan 2017S5 has higher camera than this 16S5 after upgrade in Autumn 2016 lose camera, now it is awful - can't compare pictures quality before and after upgrade
Frustrated , 04 Feb 2017I am not getting text from someone that i use to get text from and they are getting mine - the... moreIt could be your carrier. My s6 was unable to connect to emails for 2 full days due to a Telstra (Australia) problem but has now come good. Speak to your phone carrier first.
any Nougat update ?
i owen G930FD (Southeast Asia) version.
Current version : G930FXXU1BPLB/G930FOJV1BPK2/G930FXXU1BPJJ
if anyone have any news related to this do reply
Nice cameras, good clear viewing screen. Auto brightness sensor doesn't work properly, and setting notifications to silent, or vibrate only produces unpredictable results. Phone functions are good, keyboard accuracy is a little disappointing. All this said, its tons better than my LG!
I've used Opera browser few days. Today I've uninstalled it. But com.opera.browser process is still in ram usage. I'm on marshmallow. What can I do? Will it disappear automatically?
I am not getting text from someone that i use to get text from and they are getting mine - they are not blocked and i have no clue why for 2 days i am not getting them. I am glad that he at least stopped in to find out what was wrong today! This makes me mad i never had an issue on my iphone!
AnonD-343620, 03 Feb 2017Donald trump has blocked all the supply to pakistan ....so its very hard brotherReally?
Anonymous, 01 Feb 2017When the nougat update will be available for galaxy S7 in Pakistan Donald trump has blocked all the supply to pakistan ....so its very hard brother
nima , 03 Feb 2017Please some one answer me is it easy to use sansung s7 with one hand ?Yep! Is really comfortable and easy to use with one hand.
Anonymous, 31 Jan 2017S5 has higher camera than this 16more pixels dont mean more quality. imagine you have 20 mp but grainy or 12 mp crystal clear