Sony Xperia X vs. Apple iPhone 7 – Which One is Still Better Nowadays?

The Sony Xperia X smartphone has been released in May 2016, while Apple has brought its iPhone 7 in September 2016. Today we will compare these two devices and let you decide which one of them suits your needs better.


The Xperia X measures 142.7×69.4×7.9mm and weights 153 grams. Sony has covered its back in glass (White, Graphite Black, Lime Gold, and Rose Gold) and curved it into the sides, obtaining a refined appearance. On the other hand, the Apple iPhone 7 is slimmer and lighter as it measures 138.3×67.1×7.1mm and weights 138 grams. Likewise its predecessor, it has a full aluminum body, buts its antenna lines have been moved to the edges.


The Sony Xperia X has an IPS LCD display of 5-inch that supports a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 441 ppi. The Apple iPhone 7 has a smaller LED-backlit IPS LCD display of 4.7-inch that supports a lower resolution of 1334×750 pixels at 326 ppi.

Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM

The Sony Xperia X features a Qualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 650 chipset, a quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.4GHz and a dual-core Cortex A72 CPU clocked at 1.8GHz, an Adreno 510 graphics card and 3GB of RAM. The Apple iPhone 7 comes with an Apple A10 Fusion chipset, a quad-core CPU clocked at 2.34GHz (dual-core Zephyr + dual-core Hurricane), a PowerVR Series7XT Plus graphics card and 2GB of RAM.


The Sony Xperia X has been released in two internal storage variants of 32GB and 64GB, which you can expand up to 256GB using a microSD card. On the other hand, the Apple iPhone 7 comes in three internal storage variants of 32GB, 128GB and 256GB, but it doesn’t feature a microSD card slot for storage expansion.


The Sony Xperia X sports a primary camera of 23MP that features LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR and a powerful secondary camera of 13MP. The Apple iPhone 7 has a weaker primary camera of 12MP that features quad-LED flash, autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR and a secondary camera of only 7MP.


Both devices come with non-removable batteries, but the 2620 mAh one that the Sony Xperia X features is more powerful than the 1960 mAh cell that the Apple iPhone 7 has.

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