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 XZ3 camera reviewed by DxOMark; receives score of 79

Xperia XZ3 camera reviewed by DxOMark; receives score of 79



Imaging specialists DxOMark have lastly put the Sony Xperia XZ3 camera via its paces, giving the phone a score of 79 overall. For context, that is under that achieved by the Xperia XZ Premium (83), and above that of the Xperia XA2 Ultra (75). It is similar score achieved by the price range Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018).

DxOMark locations emphasis on camera smartphones which have further rear cameras, for options comparable to bokeh and zoom with a telephoto lens, due to this fact that is the place the picture half of the score is basically affected. It scored 27 for zoom and 25 for bokeh, which affetcs the weighting for the general score for the camera (76). On the video aspect, the Xperia XZ3 scored a decent 85.

In explicit, the Xperia XZ3 is available in for criticism in its dynamic vary, with brilliant photographs exhibiting low distinction. They additionally pointed to slower autofocus in low mild in comparison with the competitors. Overall, they are saying that the Xperia XZ3 is succesful of good photographs in good mild, however is preventing one-arm behind its again given the single-lens setup. DxOMark concludes that the “XZ3 is tough to recommend when looking at the performance of some of its direct rivals in the high-end bracket of the market.”

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Xperia XZ3 wins 2019 iF Design Award

Xperia XZ3 wins 2019 iF Design Award



Sony has a historical past of profitable awards for design, and that’s no completely different for its Xperia smartphones. Last 12 months noticed 4 Xperia merchandise choose up iF Design Awards, together with a Gold Award for the Xperia XZ1. This 12 months, Sony is as soon as once more not empty-handed, because the Xperia XZ3 has won a 2019 iF Design Award. It’s very a lot a worthy winner. The Xperia XZ3 was the primary Sony phone to make use of an OLED show, and got here with a seamless design interesting to the mass market together with using a 3D curved show.

Obviously, Sony’s design decisions in 2018 left a number of the core Xperia fanbase alienated because it moved away from the OmniBalance design of older telephones. However, it seems to be just like the extra angular and boxy designs of outdated are again for 2019 (albeit taller!), so we’ll have to attend and see how these designs are perceived over the approaching 12 months.



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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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Xperia XZ3 now out in the United States

Xperia XZ3 now out in the United States



If you’re a Sony Xperia fan and are in the United States, you then’ll be glad to listen to that the Xperia XZ3 has now been launched. The handset is accessible in three colors (Black, Forest Green and White Silver) at each Amazon and Best Buy for $899.99. Unfortunately, the Bordeaux Red color possibility just isn’t obtainable at both retailer. If you might be in the US and plan to select up the Xperia XZ3 tell us in the feedback under.

Xperia XZ3 obtainable at Amazon.com for $899.99

Sony Xperia XZ3 (Black)
Sony Xperia XZ3 (Forest Green)
Sony Xperia XZ3 (White Silver)



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Xperia XZ3 brings back ‘tap to wake’ (sort of)

Xperia XZ3 brings back ‘tap to wake’ (sort of)



For some inexplicable purpose, Sony Mobile eliminated the ‘double tap to wake’ characteristic from its telephones since 2017. The final Xperia phone to characteristic faucet to wake was the Xperia XZ. We’ve by no means understood the reasoning behind its elimination, notably because it used to be a regular Xperia characteristic yr after yr – and most different telephones as of late.

While the characteristic has not returned in its most easiest type, the Xperia XZ3 does deliver it back in a extra convoluted means. If you delve into the “Ambient display” choices and allow “Smart activation”, then double tapping the show will present the clock and notifications, double tapping once more will present the lock display screen. So the strategy is barely contrived, however it works. However, sadly, double faucet to sleep stays off the playing cards (for now a minimum of).



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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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