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Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930AZ vs Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium SOV38

Comparison: side by side, pros and cons and the differences between Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930AZ vs Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium SOV38 phones. Which is the best phone?

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11 Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930AZ vs 15 Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium SOV38

Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930AZ





64bit Quad


(Non removable)

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium SOV38





64bit Octa


(Non removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium SOV38

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11 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930AZ

Galaxy S7 SM-G930AZvsXperia XZ2 Premium SOV38
152 grams (5.32 ounces)vs236 grams (8.26 ounces)
7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs11.9 millimeters (0.47 inches)
Advantage+This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vividSuper AMOLEDvsTFT LCD IPS
Advantage+Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion videoOIS: Optical stabilizationvsEIS: Digital stabilization
Advantage+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightnessBSI sensorvsNot supported
Advantage+The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areasHDR photo/video on both camerasvsHDR photo/video only main camera
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.7 (aperture)vsf/1.8 (aperture)
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)vsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Advantage+Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores3.5mm jackvsType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
Advantage+Sensors help you use the deviceHeart ratevsNot supported
Advantage+Sensors help you use the deviceSpO2vsNot supported

15 Advantages Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium SOV38

Xperia XZ2 Premium SOV38vsGalaxy S7 SM-G930AZ
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.7Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs2.15Ghz 64bit Quad-Core
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
+More internal storage for applications and files
64GB (50GB user available)vs32GB (22GB user available)
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 512GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsUntil 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
+Higher resolution screen
2160x3840 pixelsvs1440x2560 pixels
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
760 PPIvs576 PPI
+Larger screen
+Higher resolution main camera
(dual camera) 19.2 megapixels + 12MPvs(back) 12.2 megapixels
+The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth
1/2.3" inchesvs1/2.5" inches
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 13 megapixelsvs(front) 5 megapixels
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbpsvs(4G+ LTE-A) 450 Mbps
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
3540 mAhvs3000 mAh
Advantage+Watch your favorite TV shows anywhereDigital TV FullSegvsNot supported
Advantage+Bluetooth 5.0 version A2DP/LE is newer and faster5.0 version A2DP/LEvs4.2 version A2DP
Advantage+More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GovsMicroUSB 2.0

27 Common items in both devices

+More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos16 million
+The LED flash helps in dark places or in low lightLED flash
+The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take picturesOnly digital zoom
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focusPDAF: phase detection autofocus / LDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)
+The 4G+ LTE-A network is newer and faster4G+ LTE-A
+Better touchscreen. The capacitive screen is much more sensitiveCapacitive
+Better touch type. Multitouch allows to use more fingers at the same timeMultitouch
+Sensors help you use the deviceAccelerometer
+Sensors help you use the deviceProximity
+Sensors help you use the deviceCompass
+Sensors help you use the deviceAmbient Light
+Sensors help you use the deviceGyroscope
+Sensors help you use the deviceBarometer
+Sensors help you use the deviceFingerprint / Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
+Removable battery can be replaced easilyLi-Ion (Non removable)
+Speakerphone is useful when you are driving and on other occasionsSpeakerphone
+The video calling allows to make calls with voice and videoVideo calling
+The vibration of the device aids in the use of several featuresVibrating alert
+Noise-canceling microphone allows better call qualityActive noise cancellation
+It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your deviceA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
+WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz) is newer and faster802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)
+With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible deviceDLNA
+NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securelyNFC
+Better sites viewing on the internetHTML, XHTML, HTML5
+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keysGorilla Glass 4 / Gorilla Glass 5
+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for exampleWaterproof (IPxx certified)

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Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930AZSony Xperia XZ2 Premium SOV38
ModelGalaxy S7 SM-G930AZXperia XZ2 Premium SOV38
Also known asCricket Galaxy S7 G930AZ, Samsung HeroKDDI Corporation Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium, Sony PF12
Country or region where it's soldUSAJapan
Release dateMarch, 2016July, 2018
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)11.9 millimeters (0.47 inches)
Size (width x height)69.6 x 142.4 millimeters (2.74 x 5.61 in)80 x 158 millimeters (3.15 x 6.22 in)
Weight152 grams (5.32 ounces)236 grams (8.26 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredAluminum frame, front/back glass
Protection against water and othersWaterproof (IPxx certified)Waterproof (IPxx certified)
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930AZSony Xperia XZ2 Premium SOV38
Operating systemAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 8.0 Oreofeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930AZSony Xperia XZ2 Premium SOV38
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 (14nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 (10nm)
CPU processorQuad-Core, 2 processors:
2.15Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
1.6Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.7Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.7Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 530Qualcomm Adreno 630 710Mhz
Internal storage32GB (22GB user available)64GB (50GB user available)
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 512GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930AZSony Xperia XZ2 Premium SOV38
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT LCD IPS
Screen size5.1" inches5.8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~72.3% (screen-to-body ratio)~73.4% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Display resolution1440x2560 pixels2160x3840 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)576 PPI760 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 4Gorilla Glass 5
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930AZSony Xperia XZ2 Premium SOV38
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100UMTS 800/850/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat9 700/850/1700/1900/2600 (Bands 2,4,5,7,12,17)LTE Cat18 (Bands 1,3,5,7,13,17,18,26,28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38,39,40,41)
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
Maximum download/upload450/50 Mbps1200/150 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930AZSony Xperia XZ2 Premium SOV38
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary camera / Back cameraSamsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930AZSony Xperia XZ2 Premium SOV38
Main camera12.2 megapixels(dual camera)
19.2 megapixels
12MP mono f/1.6 1/2.3"
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels5056x3792 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens25mm lens
Sensor size1/2.5" inches1/2.3" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.22µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusLDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video only main camera
Front camera / Secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930AZSony Xperia XZ2 Premium SOV38
Front camera5 megapixels13 megapixels
Front camera resolution2592x1944 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length22mm lens22mm lens
Sensor size1/4.1" inches1/3" inches
Pixel size1.34µm pixel1.12µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930AZSony Xperia XZ2 Premium SOV38
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedDigital TV FullSeg
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD, WMVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930AZSony Xperia XZ2 Premium SOV38
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
Bluetooth4.2 version A2DP5.0 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930AZSony Xperia XZ2 Premium SOV38
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
Ambient Light
Heart rate
Hall effect
Ambient Light
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Gold, Silver
- Body material: Aluminium
- Corning Gorilla Glass back panel
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Fast battery charging: 83% in 30min
- Quick Charge 3.0
- Qi Wireless charging (PMA)
- OneDrive 115GB
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- IP68 certified: dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30min
- Colors: Chrome Black, Chrome Silver
- HDR10 display
- Triluminos display
- X-Reality Engine
- Quick Charge 3.0
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- WiFi miracast
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- IP68 certified: dust/water proof up to 1.5m for 30min
Power supply and autonomySamsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930AZSony Xperia XZ2 Premium SOV38
Battery technologyLi-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
Battery capacity3000 mAh3540 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registeredfeature not registered
Talk time1680 minutes | 28 hours | 1.2 daysfeature not registered
Standby17280 minutes | 288 hours | 12 daysfeature not registered
Specific absorption rate (radiation)Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930AZSony Xperia XZ2 Premium SOV38
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombia0.85 W/Kg (head) | 1.59 W/Kg (body)feature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered

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