Sony Xperia XZ vs iPhone 7 Plus: Which high-end smartphone is better?

Sony is working hard to make a comeback in the smartphone market, and Sony does create some of the masterpieces which you can consider over most of the flagship smartphones but can this flagship smartphone Xperia XZ from Sony take on Apple iPhone 7 Plus in terms of camera, performance and other features? Let’s check out.

Sony Xperia XZ vs iPhone 7 Plus: Display

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Sony Xperia XZ comes with 5.2 inches IPS LCD with full HD resolution and 424 ppi pixel density. Apple iPhone 7 Plus comes with 5.5 inches full HD IPS display with 401 ppi pixel density. Now comes the display technology, Sony uses TRILUMINOUS display on Xperia XZ and Apple uses Retina display on iPhone 7, which the company claims is the finest.

Sony Xperia XZ vs iPhone 7 Plus: Camera

Sony Xperia XZ features a 23MP camera with triple image sensing technology. Apple too played with numbers, not in the megapixels but in the camera sensor itself. Apple added two 12 MP cameras on iPhone 7 Plus. Sony crams the best camera sensor it manufactures, Exmor RS with a laser auto focus sensor and RGBC-IR sensor, but what Apple did is added two cameras with different types of lenses.

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The second top specification in a camera is the aperture. Sony Xperia XZ’s 23 MP camera has f/2.0 aperture whereas Apple iPhone 7 Plus’ dual 12 MP camera has f/1.8 aperture size. So, if you want decent quality pictures in low light conditions then iPhone 7 Plus can serve you better and provide you gorgeous pictures even in low light conditions. The aperture size in Sony Xperia XZ’s front camera is bigger than the iPhone 7 Plus but why you want to take selfies in low light?

The star feature of both smartphone camera:

Apple iPhone 7 Plus – 2X optical zoom which goes up to 10X using digital zoom, optical image stabilisation and Quad LED true tone flash. 4K video recording at 30 fps and 720p slo-mo video at 240 fps.

Sony Xperia XZ – Laser autofocus, EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) uses a gyro, RGBC-IR sensor for better white balance. 4K video recording at 30 fps.

Sony Xperia XZ vs iPhone 7 Plus: Performance

The iPhone 7 Plus’ performance in unbeatable and Sony Xperia XZ stand no chance of competing with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip and 3 GB RAM. Apple iPhone 7 Plus drives the new Apple A10 Fusion chip with 64-bit architecture embedded with an M10 motion coprocessor which processes the pictures directly from the camera.

Sony Xperia XZ vs iPhone 7 Plus: Operating System

Apple’s iOS 10 is the snappiest operating system created by Apple. It comes with the simplest user interface and taking control of your phone is the easiest thing you can do on an iPhone. No fancy buttons or dedicated keys running around the edges. Sony Xperia XZ comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.

Conclusion

The camera is the best feature in both of the smartphones, so if you ask me to pick a smartphone in terms of camera, then iPhone 7 Plus is the best. But what I don’t like about the iPhone is that it’s not customisable. Do tell me what you think about both of the smartphones and which one would you go for.

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