Xperia XZ Vs iPhone, Galaxy S7 edge: selfie camera shootout

Xperia XZ Vs iPhone, Galaxy S7 edge: selfie camera shootout
Be it to share a personal moment with others or to simply collect likes on Facebook and Instagram, we all take the occasional selfie once in a while. Pretty much everyone and their grandma knows well how to use their phone's front-facing cam, which explains why over a million self-portraits are shot each day. Phone makers are aware of that, to no surprise, and make sure their products snap great selfies in any situation. 

Same applies to the Sony Xperia XZ, which takes advantage of a refined 13MP shooter. Features include higher sensitivity (up to ISO6400), image stabilization for videos, and gesture-triggered shutter for those tricky poses and dramatic angles.

How does it compare to its rivals, however? That's the question we wanted to answer, so we snapped a series of selfies with the Xperia XZ. Then we did the same with the iPhone 6s Plus and the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. Alas, Taylor Swift wasn't available to assist us by posing for the shootout, but hey, we're not bad-looking either. 

Anyway, here's what we got. In a nutshell, all selfies look share worthy, despite the non-optimal lighting conditions we encountered at Sony's booth. Some differences stand out, however. Viewing angle is one of them – while the iPhone 6s Plus has the narrowest, the Galaxy S7 edge has a really wide field of view, with the Xperia XZ holding the middle ground. We can't say that one's approach is totally better than the other. Wider lenses can fit more people into the frame, while narrower ones tend to produce less distortion. Image quality is more than satisfactory. We see that the iPhone's screen makes an excellent flash in low light environments, but in more favorable conditions, you could say that the Galaxy and the Xperia have the upper hand.

So, how are you finding the Sony's new flagship so far? Do let us know in the comments, and be sure to read our first impressions of the Sony Xperia XZ.



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Xperia XZ
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP (Single camera)
    13 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2900 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
iPhone 6s Plus
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A9
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2750 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x
Galaxy S7 edge
  • Display 5.5 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
    4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

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