Xperia XZ3 and XZ2 range get April 2019 patches (52.0.A.8.25)

Xperia XZ3 and XZ2 range get April 2019 patches (52.0.A.8.25)



Sony Mobile has been rolling out a new firmware update for its flagship Xperia XZ3 and XZ2 family (Xperia XZ2, XZ2 Compact and XZ2 Premium), which moves the firmware number from 52.0.A.8.14 to build version 52.0.A.8.25. The latest update includes the 1 April 2019 Android security patches. There is little else that we have noticed has changed, but if you have updated to this build, please chime in with your experiences in the comments below.

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Xperia XZ2 family and XZ3 get March 2019 security patches (52.0.A.8.14)

Xperia XZ2 family and XZ3 get March 2019 security patches (52.0.A.8.14)



Sony Mobile began to roll out a brand new firmware replace for the Xperia XZ2 vary (XZ2, XZ2 Compact, XZ2 Premium) and Xperia XZ3 earlier at present. The newest replace strikes the construct quantity from 52.0.A.3.202 to model 52.0.A.8.14, including the March 2019 Android security patches within the course of.

There are not any different massive adjustments famous. Those hoping for an enormous digicam leap might be upset, because the digicam app has solely seen a small model leap to construct 2.2.A.1.7. If you have got up to date, please tell us of any adjustments you have got seen within the feedback beneath.

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Xperia XZ3 and XZ2 family get February 2019 security patches (52.0.A.3.202)

Xperia XZ3 and XZ2 family get February 2019 security patches (52.0.A.3.202)



Sony Mobile is rolling out a brand new firmware replace for its newest flagship gadgets together with the Xperia XZ3, and Xperia XZ2 vary (XZ2, XZ2 Compact and XZ2 Premium). The replace provides the February 2019 Android security patches and strikes the construct quantity from 52.0.A.3.163 to model 52.0.A.3.202. There’s no signal of another adjustments, however in case you’ve up to date, please tell us your ideas within the feedback beneath.

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Xperia XZ3 and XZ2 range get January 2019 security patches (52.0.A.3.163)

Xperia XZ3 and XZ2 range get January 2019 security patches (52.0.A.3.163)



Sony Mobile is at this time rolling out a brand new firmware replace for the Xperia XZ3 and the entire Xperia XZ2 household (XZ2, XZ2 Compact and XZ2 Premium) including the 1 January 2019 Android security patches. The OTA replace dimension is 151.5MB, and strikes the construct quantity from 52.0.A.3.126 to model 52.0.A.3.163. If you’ve downloaded the brand new replace, tell us your impressions within the feedback beneath.

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Xperia XZ3 and XZ2 family receive December 2018 security patches (52.0.A.3.126)

Xperia XZ3 and XZ2 family receive December 2018 security patches (52.0.A.3.126)



Sony Mobile is rolling a brand new firmware replace for the Xperia XZ3, XZ2, XZ2 Compact and XZ2 Premium right now. The replace strikes the construct quantity from 52.0.A.3.84 to model 52.0.A.3.126, and provides the 1 December 2018 Android security patches. Let us know what adjustments you’ve seen within the feedback beneath.

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Android Pie rolling for Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact (52.0.A.3.27)

Android Pie rolling for Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact (52.0.A.3.27)



Well this can be a candy shock – Sony Mobile has commenced the rollout of Android 9 Pie for the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact. The replace is at the moment rolling out over-the-air (OTA) throughout various areas, with a file measurement of 1,059MB. Sony has moved the construct quantity from 51.1.A.11.51 to model 52.0.A.3.27 with this replace, and it consists of the newest 1 October Android security patches too.

It’s good to see that Sony has included the brand new digital camera app with the replace, though there is no such thing as a portrait selfie mode. Sony ought to be counseled on releasing this replace so well timed, hopefully it provides confidence that other Xperia devices due to receive Android Pie will even obtain them in a well timed method. If you’ve up to date tell us what adjustments you’ve observed within the feedback under.

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Xperia XZ2 Premium gets Android Pie (52.0.A.3.84) – same build hits Xperia XZ3, XZ2 and XZ2 Compact

Xperia XZ2 Premium gets Android Pie (52.0.A.3.84) – same build hits Xperia XZ3, XZ2 and XZ2 Compact



Sony Mobile has immediately launched the Android 9 Pie firmware replace for the Xperia XZ2 Premium with build quantity 52.0.A.3.84. This firmware replace comes with November 2018 Android safety patches, and the same build (from 52.0.A.3.27) can also be at the moment rolling to the Xperia XZ3, XZ2 and XZ2 Compact.

While Sony has not adopted Android Pie gesture navigation, Xperia XZ2 Premium homeowners will get Sony’s new digicam interface. It can be fascinating to see if Sony have made any additional adjustments to the digicam, this being the company’s solely twin rear digicam in the marketplace. If you’re a Xperia XZ2 Premium proprietor and have up to date to Android Pie, please tell us your impressions beneath, significantly on the digicam.

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Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact get July 2018 security patches (51.1.A.4.265)

Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact get July 2018 security patches (51.1.A.4.265)



Sony Mobile is presently rolling out a brand new firmware replace for its flagship Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact units. The new firmware strikes the construct from 51.1.A.4.225 to model quantity 51.1.A.4.265, which incorporates the July 2018 Android security patches. If you will have up to date to the newest model, tell us in the event you’ve observed every other modifications within the feedback beneath.

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Flashtool updated to support Xperia XZ2 and XA2 devices (0.9.25.0)

Flashtool updated to support Xperia XZ2 and XA2 devices (0.9.25.0)



Flashtool is without doubt one of the most helpful items of third-party software program to assist improve/downgrade or change regional firmware for Sony Xperia devices. Developer Androxyde has updated the utility to model 0.9.25.0 which provides support for 2018 Sony Xperia handsets, together with the Xperia XZ2 and XA2 vary.

A phrase of warning if you have already got present FTF firmware information although, they won’t work on this newest model of Flashtool. You will want to recreate the FTF firmware file with model 0.9.25.0 of Flashtool. You can obtain the newest model of Flashtool here.



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Xperia XZ2 goes up against other flagships in water resistance test

Xperia XZ2 goes up against other flagships in water resistance test



The Xperia XZ2 is IP65 and IP68 mud and water resistant, as many flagships from Sony have been in the previous. Sony has some pedigree in this space, being one of many first producers to launch water resistant smartphones in the previous. Youtuber Matthew Moniz put a lot of present flagships to test to see how nicely they fared being dunked in water.

Moniz examined the iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, Huawei P20 Pro, LG G7 ThinQ against the Sony Xperia XZ2. Two of the telephones are IP67 rated (iPhone X and Huawei P20 Pro), whereas the remainder of the three are IP68 rated.

He carried out a lot of assessments, together with sticking the entire telephones in a jug of water, after which took it to the following stage by placing the IP67 rated telephones below 1 metre of water, and the IP68 rated telephones below 1.5 metres of water.

The outcomes had been fairly fascinating. Two telephones ended up finishing dying inside a few hours – the Apple iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. Two other telephones had points with the mic and ear items – the Huawei P20 Pro and LG G7 ThinQ.

Only one phone ended up fully unscathed – working completely because it did earlier than – and that phone is the Xperia XZ2. So, a terrific consequence for Sony, and exhibits the company’s energy with its construct high quality as soon as once more. Check out the test video and follow-up video under.

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Sony brushes off display issues on Xperia XZ1 and XZ2 range

Sony brushes off display issues on Xperia XZ1 and XZ2 range



Since the Xperia XZ1 was launched in September 2017 we now have seen quite a few studies from folks struggling with unusual display-related issues, the place strains and dots could emerge if the display is touched/rubbed steadily. The strains do disappear after some time, however it may be distracting nonetheless to something you might be viewing on your display.

We first observed the identical impact on our resident Xperia XZ1 final yr, and can pull up the identical impact at will, by simply frivolously rubbing the display. The issues have appeared on Sony Mobile’s official forums and XDA too, extra not too long ago, we’re seeing related studies plaguing the Xperia XZ2 range too.

However, in accordance with Sony Mobile, this isn’t a practical defect, with Sony explaining that it’s “because of electrostatic in some fashions”. Sony goes on to say that these stripe patterns will “fade away because the electrostatic disappears”.

We hear what Sony is saying, however it’s a bit powerful to abdomen these sort of issues on what are Sony’s premium smartphones. No one ought to have to just accept a sub-standard viewing expertise on these telephones, notably as there hasn’t been a problem on older telephones. Sony’s response is mainly telling their clients to simply cope with it.

Do you personal one in every of these telephones and have observed the issue? Let us know your experiences within the feedback under.

Sony assertion on display issues on Xperia XZ1 and XZ2 range

“Sony Mobile is committed to providing the highest standard of product quality and customer service for all of our products. Due to the characteristic of the display, you may see stripe patterns as a result of electrostatic in some models. This is not a functional defect and usually the stripe patterns fade away as the electrostatic disappears.”

Examples of Sony display issues on Xperia XZ1 range…

… the problem exists with the Xperia XZ2 range too



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Xperia XZ2 Premium sized up against the Xperia XZ2

Xperia XZ2 Premium sized up against the Xperia XZ2



Sony Mobile Taiwan formally introduced the Xperia XZ2 Premium at a press occasion earlier at present. The dual-camera toting Xperia XZ2 Premium will see a selective launch globally, significantly centered on Asian markets – there is no such thing as a phrase whether or not we are going to see the handset seem throughout Europe proper now. In at present’s convention, Sony confirmed that the handset will hit retail in late July 2018, with pricing particulars showing nearer to launch.

ePrice was at the launch occasion and managed to get hands-on with the Xperia XZ2 Premium, in addition to evaluating it with the Xperia XZ2. While each units have what look like comparable sized shows – 5.8-inch for the XZ2 Premium and 5.7-inch for the XZ2 – the totally different facet ratios (16:9 for XZ2 Premium and 2:1 for XZ2) signifies that the XZ2 Premium is wider in the hand, regardless of the comparable size.

The Xperia XZ2 Premium dual-camera association has a 19MP 1/2.3-inch sensor with F1.8 lens, and a monochrome 12MP 1/2.3-inch with F1.6 lens. It additionally encompasses a very excessive degree of ISO sensitivity – ISO 51,200 for images and ISO 12,800 for video recording. The digital camera additionally has a newly designed 7-piece lens and an AUBE Instant Image Fusion processor. You can see the distinction that this excessive ISO sensitivity has in video recording, compared against the older Xperia XZs under.

So, who’s wanting ahead to the phone? Let us know in the feedback under.

Xperia XZ2 Premium sized up against the Xperia XZ2

The Xperia XZ2 Premium has a excessive ISO sensitivity of 51,200 in Manual digital camera mode

Xperia XZ2 Premium versus XZs, highlighting excessive ISO sensitivity in movies

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