Top smartphones 2016. Review of new products iPhone, Sony, Samsung

Comparison of flagships 2016

A lot of high-quality smartphones appeared on the market, which are not inferior to the once elitist products of Apple. Compare the flagship smartphones of different manufacturers. The purpose of this brief survey is to identify who is the worst and who is the best. BeCompactspoke about the advantages of top models, so that everyone chooses what seems to him the most suitable.


  • Apple has long used the technology Retina in their smartphones to make the picture more clearly.
  • New Samsung models have a slightly curved screen on the sides, which provides comfortable access to all functions of the phone.
  • The company Sony has installed in the top model of its line display resolution of 4K. Similar competitors do not have, and for a long time will not be.

operating system

Everyone already knows about “OSes”, but we will repeat that Apple’s smartphones work on iOS, and Sony and Samsung use Android in their devices.


Top models of any manufacturer are not inferior to each other and will be able to cope with any application, they are produced with two processors: the main and auxiliary ones. Internal memory may be different.

Consider flagship models from three manufacturers:

Apple Samsung Sony
iPhone 7 Plus 256GB iPhone 7 256GB Galaxy S7 Edge Galaxy S7 Xperia Z5 Dual Premium Xperia X Performance Dual
Dual SIM + + + +
Screen 5.5 ” Retina 1920 x 1080 4.7 ” Retina 1334 x 750 5.5 ” 2560 x 1440 5.1 ” 2560 x 1440 5.5 ” 3840 x 2160 5 ” 1920×1080
CPU Apple A10 + M10 Apple A10 + M10 Quad 2.3 GHz + Quad 1.6 GHz Quad 2.3 GHz + Quad 1.6 GHz Quad 2 GHz + Quad 1.5 GHz Dual 2.15 GHz + Dual 1.6 GHz
Camera 12 Mp + 7 Mp 12 Mp + 7 Mp 12 Mp + 5 Mp 12 Mp + 5 Mp 23 Mp + 5 Mp 23 Mp + 13 Mp
Memory RAM / ROM 3/256 GB 2/256 GB 4/32 GB 4/32 GB 3/32 GB 3/64 GB
Battery capacity, mAh 2900 1960 3600 3000 3430 2700

Apple iPhone 7 Plus 256GB

Gadgets Apple has long been an indicator of prestige and prosperity. The advantages of the products include high security measures. For example, no one can use your iPhone if it gets illegally. You can delete all your data, lock the phone and even find out its location online. You can also use your fingerprint to unlock the device.

Apple iPhone 7

After all, Apple’s lineup is extremely limited and all applications are tested with all devices, which is impossible with Android devices. Also, iPhone users have a unique opportunity to use the App Store and other Apple services.

Even with its lower power on paper, the iPhone is more stable and faster than its competitors. The only drawback can be called only the price, other things being equal, the top model costs twice as much as the flagship of Sony.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge 32GB

The main distinguishing feature of the model is the curved screen. And this is not a form of plastic, but the display itself is bent left and right. This solution creates the bulk of the content viewed.

Samsung Galaxy S7

The screen resolution of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is greater than that of the iPhone 7 Plus. This means that the image will be clearer, given the same screen size. True, to notice this with the human eye is almost impossible, the number of dots per inch exceeds the value of 500.

This phone has an excellent 12 MP camera, it uses a number of modern technologies for image stabilization, the newest advanced auto focus, bright flash and high-quality lenses. True, the quality of optics is high for each model described in the article.

The price of the flagship Samsung significantly differs from the cost of the iPhone 7, it is cheaper by one and a half times. However, if we compare it with models with a smaller amount of built-in memory, then the difference will not be so great.

Sony Xperia Z5 Dual Premium

Let the eight-core processor – this is not something that can surprise the public, but a screen size of 5 inches with a resolution of 4K is quite possible. This is a unique phenomenon in the world of mobile phones, at the moment – the first and only model with such a huge resolution. The number of dots per inch is higher than 800, which means that the picture will be simply of excellent quality.

Sony Xperia Z5

A powerful graphics chip and processor will allow you to view 4K video on your smartphone. Record it will help the built-in camera at 23 megapixels, which supports recording in this format. The camera is equipped with a flash, the latest technology of automatic and semi-automatic image focus. The front camera will allow you to make quality selfies and record video in FullHD quality.

This smartphone is the best for recording and processing high-definition video. In addition, it has the lowest price among all flagship models of three manufacturers.


  • If you need a good phone with all the modern features, then your choice is the iPhone. It is a stylish, prestigious, reliable choice for many years.
  • Fans of original solutions, convenience and reliability will like the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. It is easy to use, has a light, non-pretentious design, is clad in a solid body and has all the modern features.
  • Users who want something special, it is better to buy Sony Xperia Z5 Dual Premium. It’s great for recording video, which will help, for example, run your own video blog outside the house.

The article was prepared in consultation with specialists from Bicompact .

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