Sony Xperia Z5 Compact vs Samsung Galaxy S7

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Display

Display size

4.6 inches
5.1 inches

Resolution

720 x 1280 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density

319 ppi
576 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

70.64 %
72.30 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features

Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass (Tempered Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

23 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Sensor size: 1/2.3"
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.5"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Flash

LED
LED

Software Features

Object tracking, Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, HDR, Panorama, Scenes, Effects
RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Voice activation, Scenes, Effects, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Recording format

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, H.265
 

Features

Object tracking, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
5 megapixels

Features

 
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
 

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

5.00 x 2.56 x 0.35 inches (127 x 65 x 8.9 mm)
5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches (142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

4.87 oz (138 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.36 oz (152 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Plastic
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Touch sensitive control keys

Keys

Right: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors

Black, Pink, Yellow, White
Black, Gold, Silver, Pink, White

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback, Music recognition
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL, MirrorLink
DLNA, Wireless screen share

Music player

 
 

Filter by

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists

Supported formats

MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI
MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Radio

FM
 

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996

Processor

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 430
Adreno 530

RAM

2 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

32 GB
32 GB

Maximum User Storage

23 GB
24.5 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 200 GB
microSDXC up to 200 GB

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop)
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.1
4.2

Profiles/ Protocols

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP)
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), SIM Access (SAP)

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, USB OTG, USB charging
Mass storage device, USB OTG, USB charging

Charging connector

microUSB
microUSB

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Pedometer, Compass, Barometer, Step detector, Step counter
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay

Other

NFC, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Hearing aid compatible

 
M4, T3

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 40
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS
EDGE, GPRS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

VoLTE

 
Yes

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Battery

Capacity

2700 mAh
3000 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

Talk time

11.50 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)
 

Stand-by time

21.7 days (520 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

14.80 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)
28.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

21.7 days (520 hours)
the average is 25 days (611 h)
 

Stand-by time (4G)

20.4 days (490 hours)
the average is 24 days (575 h)
 

Internet use

 
3G: 11 hours; LTE: 13 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours

Music playback

77.00 hours
55.00 hours

Video playback

8.33 hours
16.00 hours

Internet browsing

Browser

 
 

supports

HTML, HTML5
 

Built-in online services support

Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+
 

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Phonebook

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer

Calendar, Alarm, Calculator, Wallet, Timer, Stopwatch
Calendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timer

Messaging

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging

Hangouts / Google Talk
Hangouts / Google Talk

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Sep 15, 2015
Feb 12, 2016

FCC ID value: PY7-PM0881 link
FCC ID value: A3LSMG930F link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.97 W/kg
0.43 W/kg

Body

0.61 W/kg
1.06 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.18 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.72 W/kg
1.03 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
$ 699

Availability

Officially announced

Sep 02, 2015
Feb 21, 2016
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