Xperia XZ and X Performance receive new update (39.2.A.0.361) with December security patches

by XB on 23rd December 2016

in Firmware, Xperia X series


xperia-xz-and-xperia-x-performanceSony Mobile has pushed a new firmware update for the Xperia XZ and Xperia X Performance that moves the build number from 39.2.A.0.327 to 39.2.A.0.361. This latest Android Nougat update adds the 1 December 2016 Google security patches, but not much else appears to have changed. The update has landed in the Nordics and Latin America, and is only live for the single SIM variants of the Xperia XZ (F8331) and X Performance (F8131).

DOWNLOAD FTF Firmware Files – Build number 39.2.A.0.361 (Android 7.0 Nougat)

NOTE: You will need to update Flashtool to version 0.9.23.0 to flash Android Nougat Xperia firmware files. Further detail is here.

Xperia X Performance (F8131) 39.2.A.0.361 Nordic Generic
Xperia XZ (F8331) 39.2.A.0.361 Nordic Generic

xperia-x-performance_39-2-a-0-361 xperia-xz_39-2-a-0-361

Thanks Andy, Cristian, Jenge, Paulo, Shahram!

  • LocalPatriot

    Still waiting 7.0 to my Xperia z3+…

  • ArunRock

    Yeah Sony, December security patch is more important than pushing out Nougat to older devices right? (Z3+ owner)

  • Shamoy Rahman

    Be patient, they won’t be as late as Samsung. Samsung isn’t even gonna release nougat for the S5. Be happy you’re atleast getting it on the Z3+.

  • joseph carmine nero

    Sony is on the roll

  • Moisés

    Has anyone here used X Performance and XZ?
    DxOMark says the Performance is better camera.
    They gave a very low score of artfacts. Lower than 80.
    Xz got 87 for photos and 88 for video.
    New sensors should make XZ better.
    X has same of z5, just software improvement.
    I was expecting 89 or 90 points.

  • The_Newtype

    Anyone who has used the XZ along with another flagship device can tell you that the camera is NOT as good as the competition. I have an S7 and Pixel XL in my possession, and the XZ performs worse in color rendition, blur, grain, etc… you name it, the XZ is far, far worse. I can’t even tell the difference between it and my Z3.

    I think DxO was being VERY generous with the score they gave.

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  • razorg

    I remember when Nougat was first announced by Google, it was said that the OS was going to be divided into 2 parts; 1-Core OS(Android itself) and 2-OEM. It was said that OEMs like Samsung/Sony/HTC etc are going to be responsible for OEM part of the OS (which includes UI/extra features etc) and Google would be able to release security patches independently to any device running Nougat by having the authority on Core OS part. Is it not that way then? We still have expect the security patches from Sony/Samsung etc like a “GIFT” and accept this reality even if they decide not to release them frequently?

  • razorg

    XZ STILL uses the same IMX300 sensor, the SAME f/2.0 aperture and the SAME G Lens. What it has as plus points are faster auto-focus (due to laser sensor) and (allegedly) better white balance due to RGB sensor. That’s what Sony does unfortunately; release a sensor and use it for years (the same 20.7MP sensor was used from Z2 until Z3+, and the 23MP sensor has now been used for the same length of period from Z5 to XZ). Due to this, although they advertise it as REVOLUTIONARY, it is not. It’s slightly better to use due to faster auto-focus and better white balance yes, but quality is not much better.

  • razorg

    Dude, Z3+ is not just Z3 with added extras, so it’s not equivalent to Galaxy S5, that’s an absurd comparison you make. Z3+ has S810 and is equivalent to Galaxy S6, where Z2/Z3 with S801 is equivalent to Galaxy S5. Edit: Z3 is not getting Nougat as well, and Google/Qualcomm are to blame…

  • Its not True, every flagship of Sony has different camera sensor…They looks like same from Z1 to Z3+ but they are different.

  • razorg

    It’s IMX220 which is used from Z1 to Z3+, I’ve just checked.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exmor

    Look for IMX220 on the list (and also look for IMX300 if you’re interested)

  • joseph carmine nero

    Get your eyes checked or change your monitor. Seriously not trying to troll because my z3 and Z5 have huge difference in pics

  • Vuyo Ncube

    Really enjoying my new Xperia XZ (almost went for the Galaxy S7 Edge because battery life was apparently better due to reviews but Reddit said otherwise when Nougat came out and audio through its one speaker was unbearable). I love that I can vary the aggression of Stamina mode (and it doesn’t even need Stamina mode with 2 day moderate usage/7 hours SoT) and it chews through every app I used. The UI is smooth and sexy as usual. Fingerprint sensor is pretty fast and reliable. Front facing camera is perfect. Only downside I’ve found so far is that the camera noise reduction and corner sharpness are predictably mediocre but tolerable from the lens+sensor combo but autofocus speed is fine and daytime colour accuracy is good.

  • Shehab Skull

    my waiting for nougat to arrive on my XZ5 reminds me to the same waiting for LP to arrive on my previous device XZ .. when it finally arrived I screamed so loudly that my neighbours called the police :v .. it was a great update and deserves my happiness .. hope this nougat update will be the same ^_^ can’t wait anymore

  • Wikipedia isnt a trust web, everybody can write in this site…. I´ve checked on other web sony xperia sensors(but i forget name of the web, because i had checked this in spring this year i think) …Xperia Z3+ has IMX 236 i think, Xperia Z3 has different and others different too…

  • Tomislav Matić

    I think you are wrong. XPERIA M5 has IMX230 and it has different camera specs. XPERIA Z3+ has the same camera specs as XPERIA Z3 so it is clearly IMX220 like on XPERIA Z1 with new lens from XPERIA Z3.
    And XPERIA XZ has the same camera specs as XPERIA Z5 except some new sensors and focus tracking so it is clearly IMX300 like on XPERIA Z5.

  • Tomislav Matić

    I think other Sony will push Nought with December patch to older devices.

  • razorg

    There is no other camera sensor in Sony’s portfolio which is multi aspect (in case of IMX300; 23MP in 4:3 and 20MP in 16:9)… I agree Wikipedia is not always trustworthy but in this case it is, and I am sorry to cause you disappointment on Sony. I want to point it out though, I am not a Sony hater. I am a proud and happy Z5C user. But this is the fact… (Also, no other 20.7MP sensor, which could be found in Z1 untill Z3+)

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Oh it was a totally new update? Thought it was the old one xD got mine two days ago :) In Sweden https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a06c4a578458c5462fdcc15416d4763ceb026d27ff893e7b1b1deac30fc8fdb7.png

  • Moisés

    That is what i do not get it.
    They say X Performance is same level of s7. And it made pretty well.
    How can the new generation make worse? Same sensor, same software plus new sensors.

  • Zayed Kotayba

    Well I agree with you for the most part but to be honest I prefer updating my device to the latest version of android and providing new features that’s enhance the overall user experience than caring for security patch which for the most part there is no major security vulnerability now on android so december or november security patches make no difference

  • Moisés

    Yes.. Snapdragon 810 is very powerful. Maybe more than they were expecting.
    I have all the updates to control heat, which include 3 neutralized cores.
    Usually my battery is hotter than 40C degrees.
    My z3+ reached 81645 on antutu.

  • The_Newtype

    Perhaps I received a bad unit, but the differences are not so apparent. For Sony to have over two years to make a meaningful gain in overall quality and then not execute on their camera promise is the main point I’m making.

    Apart from the 3GB RAM, cheap feeling vibration motor and underwhelming camera, I think the XZ is the best phone Sony has made in a while… I just think it’s a flagship that should have been released in 2015, not 2016 (and now we are heading into 2017).

  • Babis Skeparnakos

    What theme are you using?

  • Dilipkumar

    Ur theme awesome.
    Name of the theme??

  • Dilipkumar

    Hi guys.
    Z5 users can expect Nougat by tomorrow evening.
    Christmas surprise

  • Moisés

    Cool… Z4 uses the same firmware of z5.

  • Moisés

    There is a youtuber from England, I do not remember name of his channel, something like Trinket…
    He tests a lot of phones, many Xperias.
    He made a test, z3 x z5 x performance x XZ ..
    It is to see the photos of xz are better.

  • Terence Wu

    My Xperia X Dual (Hongkong Variant) still didn’t get Nougat update. I wonder how long would it usually take for sony to start an update from fully rolled out for around the world?

  • Emil Oskarsson
  • Emil Oskarsson
  • razorg

    I know him. And yes, if you read my previous comment, I didn’t say it wasn’t better, I just said “it’s not much better” as you would expect from a 2-gen newer flagship, that’s all. And that’s probably all to do with the compressing algorithm they use in XZ. It’s an updated software, and with the help of faster autofocus and RGB info, it works slightly better for creating the compressed .jpg image file you get. But, still, not as big of a step as you would expect in terms of quality…

  • Geno

    That is true, but from what I read about this feature was that the OEMs had to design the phone on the second level from the start. Phones that were not designed on nougat and that didn’t get programmed within those specifications are still going to go through the OEM for security updates.

  • razorg

    Omg! :( I wasn’t expecting this :( Thanks for the info though.

  • razorg

    Is this for real or are you being sarcastic? :)

  • hansip

    Some others said otherwise though..

  • Terence Wu

    Where did you see this?

  • HAWX

    Dude, exactly. I can diferantiate any photo taken from Xperia from other manufacturers, since with Xperia Z. Same fcking corner softness. Every generation. Just sad man. They don’t fix the main problem and advertise it they made a revulation in almost every generation. Samsung and LG made a big leap with S6 and G4, but Sony still didn’t in my opinion. I played with Xperia XZ and it still has shutter delay time to time :/ Just sad for Sony’s external designers. They did really good, especially in Xperia Z to Z3+ area.

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    I am really tired of their actions too.
    Why can’t they be like their alpha and playstation teams. SMH
    I always thought that it’s the glass they used, not because of the software. I might be wrong. I don’t see XZ is a worthy upgrade over my Z3 :P plus it’s still rocking.

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    No not everyone can write. It is true, they’re using the same sensor man.
    You can either believe it or not.

  • Zayed Kotayba

    Xperia Z3+ is so underrated phone as well as the SD810 which my Z5P uses too all the cores run at full speed with temps range from 38c to 55c also my AnTuTu score are 96780 which is faster than S6 lol :-)

  • NonSugar♡

    I wonder if those people who claim is the same quality actually used from Z1 > Z2 > Z3 > Z3+? Yes, on paper they are the same, but having used them, I can say the quality were improved every generation.

  • NonSugar♡

    Also, Z3 to Z3+ just a processor change? Please see this:
    http://www.xperiablog.net/2015/07/09/development-secrets-behind-the-xperia-z3z4/

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  • HAWX

    Exactly. If you have really good lightening condition, Sony’s are quite good, sometimes better than the other flagships. But If you have even medicore and worse light, and don’t use bipod or manual mode, just point and shoot, pictures will have quite soft corners and much grain granted.

  • Moisés

    If anyone gets N on z5 or z4 on following days let us know…

  • Dilipkumar

    Sure. So many are waiting for that update

  • Dilipkumar

    Hello guys. For Z5 users.
    Android Nougat is almost ready i think so. To check it connect to xperia companion and click on software update ,this will appear https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f95131ff7b752a5c7e1d5de46a20c5720746b5bc229320ac797dbe1cd1281ea2.png

    By clicking update nothing will happen but Android N is almost ready.

  • razorg

    Wow!

  • Dilipkumar

    Try in xperia companion

  • razorg

    I did! That’s what I’m saying :D I connected my Z5C to Xperia Companion and clicked Software Update and didn’t get this message you got.

  • Ates

    Yess… I get this message on xperia companion for Z3+ UK version. Maybe day or two nougat coming.

  • Ates

    But for Z3+ yess

  • Samar Vaishampayan

    Means release is imminent in 1 to 2 days atmost.

  • Dilipkumar

    Yeah

  • Dilipkumar

    Yeah sure

  • Moisés

    Today I had the chance to have in my hands a galaxy s6 edge silver.
    Someone of my family wanted to use my wifi..

    It was weird, it felt cheap compared to my z3+.
    It looks like that alluminum paper we use in the kitchen.
    I do not understand how some people complain about any Xperia built..
    When I looked at both, z3+ seems to cost 400% more than s6 edge.

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  • Samar Vaishampayan

    Still no update showing up on xperia companion

  • Olsun

    I’m sitting on. 362

  • Samar Vaishampayan

    since yesterday, a update is showing up for z3+ in xperia companion for India region, but the download does not start. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/45a08298108b359853b29f1d9c7d780d5455428394d71e5404bca3bbf45ac3e6.png

  • Taquidi

    Just installed .361, I had .327 before. The phone had 14.4gb free before, after the update it’s at 15gb free space. Nice.

  • Mehran

    How to install. Flash tool.?

  • Taquidi

    I received message about the system update on the phone, then I updated through Xperia Companion.

  • Taquidi

    You’re welcome.

  • Ralph Michael De Torres

    Anyone having problem recording videos after the Nougat update? My XZ won’t record videos and just shows “unknown error”. This happened after the Nougat update. I have a 256GB Samsung Evo+ SD card. The card is not faulty as I can still take photos and saves directly on the card.

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