The MWC 2016 was graced by two spectacular smartphones in the shape of Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and its standard brother the Galaxy S7.
With the launch of these two devices, numerous comparisons have been doing rounds with respect to current models in the market. Today, we bring you a phone comparison between Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and the Moto X Style, also known as Moto X Pure Edition.
Similarities between Galaxy S7 Edge and Moto X Style
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Moto X Style have some few things in common. Although the Moto X Pure Edition is slightly taller and wider, the two are very similar in appearance. With Samsung bringing back water resistance, it means that these two phones now share the ability to repel water, even though the Pure Edition only comes with a nano-coating with IP52 certification as compared to the IP68 certification of the S7 Edge.
The fact that the Moto X Style is taller means it has a slightly larger display size of 5.7 inches as compared to the 5.5 inches of the S7 Edge. However, both screens boast QHD resolution of 2560 by 1440 pixels. Both devices are powered by a Snapdragon SoC and have a slot for microSD expansion. Even though there are some disparities with respect to the hind camera, the front-facing snapper in both handsets is 5MP.
Both devices have no USB Type-C, but as for the rest of the standard connections including micro-USB, Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS and Bluetooth; they all have them. However, the newer Galaxy S7 Edge has a later version of Bluetooth as compared to the Moto X Style.
Differences between Galaxy S7 Edge and Moto X Style
In the U.S., it’s known as Moto X Pure Edition. However, in other regions its known as Moto X Style. The phone features a larger display, a better camera, and processor as well as higher resolution as compared to its predecessor. The phone is covered in full-metal frame with a curved rear that eliminates the fact that it’s huge in size, making it comfortable to hold.
The 5.7-inch phablet features an LCD screen with QHD resolution of 2560 by 1440 pixels, giving 520ppi. As mentioned earlier, this device packs a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 SoC that comes with 6 cores: two clocked at 1.8GHz and four clocked at 1.44GHz. There is 3GB of RAM and three variants to choose from with respect to onboard storage – 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB.
The Moto X Pure Edition has a rear snapper of 21MP that also comes with quick phase detection autofocus as well as dual-tone LED flash. To ensure better pictures, Motorola went for a f/2.0 aperture, which the same with that available in the 5MP front-facing snapper. On battery matters, the Moto X Style has a 3000mAh non-removable unit. The phone is powered by the latest Android Marshmallow and it costs $400 only.
When compared to Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, there are some real differences. The device is made of glass and metal with the curved edges giving it a more than premium look. The 5.5-inch screen size on the S7 Edge features Super AMOLED technology with the same QHD resolution as the Moto X Pure Edition. The phone has a pixel density of 534ppi, which should give slightly sharper images than its counterpart.
Samsung introduced a technology known as Always On technology that keeps the screen on to display basic things like date and time. These are the things that one must press a button in order to see them on the Moto X Style.
In terms of processors, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has a Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890 chipset on board and a RAM of 4GB. This should give you better performance than what the Moto X offers. As far as storage is concerned, you’ll get two variants of 32GB and 64GB, but the latter will not be sold in the U.S. There room to expand the storage using a microSD card of up to 200GB.
A look at the camera will tell you that Samsung is getting serious about photography. The Galaxy S7 Edge has a 12MP sensor on the rear with Dual Pixel technology and an aperture of f/1.7. Other technologies such as quick phase detection autofocus OIS and auto HDR are on board. The FFC packs a 5MP snapper with the same f/1.7 aperture as well as support for Live HDR. On battery matters, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge packs a massive 3600mAh unit, which is also non-removable just like the Moto X Pure Edition.
This phone is also powered by the latest Android Marshmallow OS and it costs $790.
So, will it be Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge or the Moto X Pure Edition (Moto X Style)?