Sony Xperia X vs Samsung Galaxy S7
Xperia X sports a 2,620 mAh unit, while the Galaxy S7 has a much larger, 3,000 mAh cell.
Daily usage so far shows that it is roughly in the same league as the S7, lasting maybe just a bit less in our prolonged usage. Sony claims you can get two-day battery life with the X, but we found this claim far-fetched, at least in our experience.
Then, there is recharge times. Sometimes you just have a few minutes or half an hour to juice up, and in those cases the Galaxy S7 is definitely the better one: it takes less than an hour and a half to fully recharge the S7 from 0% to 100%, while the Xperia X takes an excruciatingly long 2 hours and 20 minutes to juice up, despite having a smaller battery capacity.
At the end of the day, the Sony Xperia X turns out to be a good phone with a beautiful and refined design, while performance is decent in practically every department, but never great. The phone is priced at $550, upper mid-range territory and $150 less than the Galaxy S7, which typically retails for around $700.
Motion Photo, Always-on Display, Game Center, and so on.
In a direct comparison, regardless of price, we’d pick the Galaxy S7 without hesitation: it’s faster, has a mind-bogglingly speedy camera, as well as waterproofing and wireless charging – two very nice extras. While a bit overpriced, the Xperia X will still appeal to lovers of great design and the Sony brand name, but looking at the bigger picture, it underdelivers.