It’s time to check out another benchmark by highlighting the speed of the respectable Xperia XZ Premium against the iconic Galaxy S7 Edge – launched last year.
Responding as Sony’s latest high-end cell phone, the Xperia XZ Premium continues to impress positively not only by the powerful hardware suite, but also by design, which despite the rather modest edges implemented by its parent company is still able to draw attention for beauty.
Elected the best smartphone of the year at the mobile industry’s biggest event – MWC 2017 – the device is a repeated name in performance and usability testing. The brand fans want to know a little more about the flagship that carried the family name Xperia to a new level in the last generation.
In contrast, the notable member of the seventh Galaxy S family to this day is reported as one of Samsung’s most incredible cell phones, surprising the camera quality and the archetypal design that perfectly balances elegance, ergonomics and endurance.
See in this new oriental clash how the devices behave side by side running the most diverse applications of the Android ecosystem.
Firstly, we stress that tests in this style do not serve to point a specific winner, which obviously would be unfair, but to help our readers and potential buyers of these fantastic smartphones by showing more closely the qualities of each.
Keep in mind that the Galaxy S7 Edge is equipped with the new brother’s ROM – as many have published in the comparison of Galaxy S8 -, a contract that may compromise usability in some aspects of the operating system. The Xperia XZ Premium is powered by specifications that by themselves already show flagship supremacy, working with Snapdragon 835 – Qualcomm’s latest SoC for the high-end segment – an Adreno 540 as a GPU and 4GB of RAM.
The S7 Edge in turn has the same amount of RAM, but reached the mobile clash with Exynos 8 in conjunction with the ARM Mali-T880MP12 graphics card. Both handsets in the comparison have the Android Nougat as operating system.
Already on startup, the Galaxy S7 Edge fired in front of the rival, reaching the initial interface with a few seconds off the Xperia XZ Premium, up there without much fanfare, considering the great work of Samsung in the optimization of the software.
However, with the two devices in full swing, the Xperia generation’s cellphone shows its relevancy, running both native apps and heavier applications with relative fluidity and speed in to-toggle between tasks – but nothing that leaves the S7 Edge eating dust at the end.
Targeting the Geekbench, Sony’s flagship reached 6,067 points in multi-core and 1,893 single-core tests, while the South Korean S7 Edge stood at 4,961 multi-core and 1,895 points – slightly superior to its rival In single-core.
Even with the Galaxy S8 ROM, the S7 Edge has once again highlighted the Galaxy family’s qualities, showing that even a 2016 phone can go on for long without seeming obsolete against the latest generation’s flagships.