The Sony Xperia XZ is the Japanese OEM’s flagship for 2016, with notable improvements in build design and features altogether. But how does it fair when put head-to-head against the acclaimed Best Phone released so far this year (phablet category not included)? Let’s see:
Close call really as both phones slug it out fairly in all departments. Here’s how they score in the various feature areas:
• Build Quality and Design: Winner – S7 Edge; for its metal and glass build
• Screen Size and Clarity: Winner – S7 Edge for its Quad HD screen and higher screen pixel density.
• CPU: Winner – Sony Xperia XZ; for its more power efficient screen size and thus able to perform tasks just a little bit quicker.
• Main Rear Camera: Winner – S7 Edge based on the sample photo below. Pic A was taken with the Xperia XZ, while Pic B was taken with the S7 Edge. In our opinion, the colours in Pic A look a little washed out compared to that of Pic B. Pic B’s saturation tends towards more natural representation of the colours within.
• Selfie Camera: Winner – Sony Xperia XZ based on a sample selfie shootout below. Pic A below, taken with the Xperia XZ, looks more natural with a more even colour tone and lighting compared to Pic B.