Samsung recently announced its 2016 flagship smartphones: the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge. Meanwhile, Vivo has also launched Xplay 5 and Xplay 5 Elite Edition with a significant inclusion of a whopping 6GB RAM.
Samsung launched its latest flagship in India today. The Galaxy S7 has been priced at Rs. 48,900, while the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge will be available at Rs. 56,900 - both prices for the 32GB variant. On the other hand, the Vivo Xplay 5 Elite goes on sale in China, but the company has not yet announced the price and availability details of global market.
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As both smartphones are recently launched and both comes with great features and we have compared both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Vivo Xplay 5 Elite, have a look at the slider below.
Design: Vivo borrows design element from Samsung
The Galaxy S7 is built with an aluminum frame with front and back glass panels. Samsung has added a slight curve to the left and right edges on the back of the handset, which is similar to the Galaxy Note 5, and the corners are also curved. The slight curves on the Galaxy S7 make it feel smooth and comfortable to hold in one hand.
On the other hand, Vivo Xplay 5 Elite borrows some design elements from Samsung S6/S7 Edge, the Vivo Xplay 5 Elite has an elegant dual-curved display that makes it great for overall ergonomics. The form factor is sleek and not to big for normal usage in your hands. While it does borrow the design from the Samsung bandwagon, there is currently no functionality or dual-screen on the edges of the smartphone.
Processor: Powered by Snapdragon 820 CPU
Depending on the market, the Galaxy S7 will be powered by either a Samsung Exynos 8 octa-core or Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and all the versions will be paired with 4GB RAM. While, the Vivo Xplay 5 Elite is powered by a quad-core 64-bit chipset, the Snapdragon 820, clocked at 1.8 GHz, the processor will be accompanied by the Adreno 530 GPU for improved graphic performance and has whopping 6GB RAM.
Display: A Super AMOLED resolution display
The Galaxy S7 sports a 5.1-inch display with Super AMOLED resolution of 1440x2560 pixels with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 on top. While the Vivo Xplay 5 Elite has a 5.43-inch display with the same resolution of the Samsung's Galaxy S7.
Software: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Both smartphones comes with the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. The Galaxy S7 comes with TouchWiz UI, while the Xplay 5 Elite comes with Funtouch OS 2.6 user interface on top.
Camera: The biggest competitive features
On the camera front, the Galaxy S7 has a 12-megapixel primary camera, but the camera bump measures just 0.46 mm tall. Samsung has achieved this reduction in camera bump by using a new production technique. The 12-megapixel but comes with new sensor featuring a f/1.7 aperture lens. In addition, it has optical image stabilization and dual-pixel technology, which makes the Galaxy S7 to focus up to four times faster than the Galaxy S6 in low-light conditions and twice faster in daylight. While, on the front it has a 5-megapixel camera with the same f/1.7 aperture lens.
On the other hand, Vivo has fitted the Sony IMX298 sensor onto their flagship smartphone, the Xplay 5 Elite. The new camera has a 16-megapixel sensor and features like Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), dual-tone LED flash, OIS as well as 4K video recording. The camera is capable of recording slo-mo video upto 120 FPS. The front camera also has an upgraded 8-megapixel sensor for selfies and video calling.
Storage: Vivo comes with 128GB internal storage
The Galaxy S7 comes with 32GB and 64GB of internal storage options and a hybrid microSD card slot to expand memory up to 200GB. While, the Xplay 5 Elite comes with 128 gigs of onboard internal data flash storage, you are sure to never run out of storage despite huge amounts of audio, video and photos on your smartphone. To top it off, the Xplay 5 Elite also have a MicroSD port for expanding data storage upto another 128GB. That makes it a total of 256GB in all.
Battery: Quick Charging Technology
Samsung Galaxy S7 is packed with a 3,000mAh battery. The handset can charge from 0 to 100 percent in just 90 minutes while charging using a cable and it take 120 minutes with a wireless charger. While, the Vivo Xplay 5 Elite comes with a 3,600mAh battery and is powered by Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology, the company claims that the Vivo Xplay 5 can go from 0% to 80% battery level in just about 35 minutes.
The fingerprint sensors on a smartphone are very common these days and has become a standard feature in every flagship smartphones. The Galaxy S7 features a fingerprint scanner on the home button just like its predecessor. While, the Vivo has put the scanner on the back of the Xplay 5 Elite. Located just below the rear camera sensor.
Both smartphones come with host of connectivity options including the 4G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and OTG support.
Price and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy S7 has been priced at Rs. 48,900, while the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge will be available at Rs. 56,900 - both prices for the 32GB variant. On the other hand, the Vivo Xplay 5 Elite goes on sale in China, but the company has not yet announced the price and availability details of global market.