Android Oreo released for Xperia XZ Premium (47.1.A.3.254)

by XB on 23rd October 2017

in Android, Firmware, Xperia XZ series

Sony Mobile has begun to roll the Android 8.0.0 Oreo firmware update for the Xperia XZ Premium. It’s great to see the update to unexpectedly arrive so quickly, especially as just last week we thought we might be waiting until December. The update is available as a 1.3GB OTA firmware update, in the form of build number 47.1.A.3.254.

The update brings the software for the Xperia XZ Premium in line with the Xperia XZ1. Some of the new camera features include the 3D Creator app, Predictive Capture (smile) and Autofocus burst.

A really big ‘bug fix’ for some is that Sony has now created a new option in the camera settings that fixes the camera distortion. Simply enable the “Correction for image distortion” option.

Sony has also improved the sound quality of the front facing stereo speakers, as well as bringing aptX HD support when using wireless headphones. There is also now support for app shortcuts.

Thanks to everyone that sent this in!

  • Drelkag

    Sony deserves more sales because of these speedy updates alone.

  • raghu nandan

    I use xperia z3 plus and I am from India. I haven’t got andriod 7.1 update. I also tried with companion, but no use. Can anyone help me??

  • Chirath Nirmana

    Love you Sony

  • LazAndKor

    Anyone with an XZP 8.0 can confirm If there is a flash mode on the selfie camera? Where the screen turns bright white, just like the XZ1 And iPhones? Also in manual if there is the ISO change next to the Shutter speed and white balance.

  • Keshav Burtony

    I would strongly recommend you to flash the firmware of a different region.Flashing a different firmware will not harm any of your data.Good luck

  • Andy H.

    YES! YES! YES! Wooooohhh YES!

  • Vitali

    And because they actually listen to it’s customers.

  • Unfortunately, Still

    1- No Flash for front camera
    2- Still Not supported font style
    3- Still no more ” Ambient Display ”
    4- The themes now not applying for ( setting, Clock ) Sony will kill this feture

  • Luis

    “A really big ‘bug fix’ for some is that Sony has now created a new
    option in the camera settings that fixes the camera distortion. Simply
    enable the “Correction for image distortion” option.”

    I REALLY want this correction applied on XZ1 Compact. This camera issue is the only thing stopping me from buying the compact.

  • Ailan Hidaz

    Shh don’t say something sensible on here, the anti Sony squad will be here shortly and will no doubt attack you for giving praise and not hate!

  • Ailan Hidaz

    Wait, the xz1 has a selfie flash?

  • LazAndKor

    The XZP, XZ1, XZ1C and XZs will all get the Distortion fix update. The XZ1 And XZ1C will have it mid November

  • LazAndKor

    The screen lights up. Like the iPhones.

  • LazAndKor

    What version is the Xperia home? Does it feature the hide app drawer button and instead flick upwards like the pixels and S8?

  • The One

    But why the heck is it an “option”?!?! Shouldn’t it be fixed by default? It makes me think they’re just cropping the image so you don’t get the full resolution of the sensor.

  • Vitali

    Don’t worry, They can’t say anything because they all have freezed with their mouth opened.. True story.

  • Arturo Pastrana

    What about double tap? I miss that feature from my Z5

  • Luís Alberto Pérez

    Just amazing! Well done Sony!

  • The_Newtype

    Haven’t received it on a USA model running CE1 region firmware.

    Anyone else?

  • NinJy

    It is a software recompute, it seems logic it is optionnal by default.

  • DIsChaos

    Still nothing here , from France and nice to fix that distorsion issue

  • Itsarapong Intoum

    Praise when they deserve and complaint when they deserve.

    Now it’s time to praise SONY. Not sure why did they keep silent for 3 month after the first complaint regard distortion.

  • raju

    Xperia keyboard is back ????

  • FYLegend21

    There’s nothing they can do physically to fix it since you already have your phone. It’s done through software by cropping out the edges. Lightroom and Photoshop do the same thing with lens profiles.

  • FYLegend21

    Yay burst shooting that should have been in all past Xperias. (it was removed after Xperia Z3 for that 1080p-only timeshift burst)

  • hardik jadeja

    You can download apk and then install it. Disable swiftkey and enable Xperia keyboard and you’re good to go.

  • hansip

    Because with mirrorless camera of their own, it is an option. And not everybody wants corrected image, some people like a distortion if they can do it with proper mind of art. Plus with a corrected image the resolution is down slightly, so whereever the image in question doesn’t show any lines that can give the false interpretation, it can be left off.

  • Ritwick Priyadarshi

    Because a lot of people prefer WIDE angle Images which works really well for Landscapes. Enabling this option will just crop the image and make it narrower. It was a good decision from sony’s part to make it an option.

  • hansip

    They will give it on the next update release iirc, somewhere in the sony support forum.

  • Ritwick Priyadarshi

    Hi Peeps! Can someone with the update confirm if the phone gets the double tap to wake option?

  • hansip

    Um no, distortion correction doesn’t crop outright. It will warp the image to compensate. As a result some pixel is distorted, making it less in resolution.

  • Ritwick Priyadarshi

    Someone in xda mentioned they are getting cropped images when the option is enabled. Can you confirm that you have the update and the images are not cropped?

  • Emil Oskarsson

    This is why o choose to stick with Sony phones, they are truly awesome with updates, thanks Sony! ❤️

  • hansip

    I don’t have it, i just shared what i know from photography world,because cropping by itself doesn’t solve distortion issue.

  • raghu nandan

    Where can I get official firmware?

  • Fawaz

    When connected via Bluetooth to car audio does not shows track name while playing songs from mobile after the update. Please fix.

  • Keshav Burtony

    Use Xpericheck or Xperiafirm on XDA Devs.I’ll recommend flashing the Australian Firmware..I had a Z3+ before and the Australian firmware was the fastest to release updates, even bug fixes

  • KzX

    But you can now use substraum themes.

  • Gambi

    Any news on the XZ release?

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    This is truly amazing and I am eagerly waiting till I get the OTA. Man they did really give the option to correct distortion issue. Awesome job. Now we need full CameraAPI2 and we all know that deep down Sony wants to give us full CameraAPI2 features :D

  • Abrar Zahin Shahriar

    Rip Z5 fam.

  • CE1 didn’t get it yet. Whole SingleSIM wariant didn’t get it yet (only Commercial and Journalist firmware has Oreo).

  • People who manage Sony Mobile PL FB page said that Z5 series could get Oreo (2 or 3 days ago? it was this week for sure).
    Still not if they are just morons or maybe they now something more?

  • Yes
    XZ1 & XZ1 compact both have a selfie flash (software) like iPhone 7 / 8.

  • dnmw2705

    Haven’t got something yet. I have the Customized BLX version.
    Xperifirm says that only the commercial and journalists version is updated yet.. Xperifirm is not up to date?

  • G-UNIT_(Z)

    When it comes for XP, XZ, XZs q820? I wanna see it, before try to sell, phone. Btw, XZ Premium is as the same XZ1, so dont be happy, sony can rollout firmware before launch XZ1

  • Talos the Robot
  • Bastian Inuk Christensen

    I saw someone on twitter updating their Thai version!

  • The_Newtype

    Sony Mobile for sure wants us to have extended camera features, but I doubt Sony approves – remember, they are also trying to sell cameras!

  • Diego

    You can always check through

  • Ailan Hidaz

    Right thanks man, it’s strange they didn’t give the xzp that option since it’s pretty much the big dog in the line up

  • David Japri

    no its doesnt include double tap to wake

  • dnmw2705

    Nice.. Didn’t know about this site! The information is the same. Maybe Sony closed a backdoor to Xperifirm and check…

  • David Japri

    find issue after update to oreo.
    1. led notification doesnt working
    2. doesnt include double tap to wake.
    next it be reveal another issue again.

  • DIsChaos

    Still waiting for France where can I check which firmware I do have on my phone?

  • Stavros “Ghnutoc” K.

    Go Apps–>Settings—>About Phone—>Android Version

  • Stavros “Ghnutoc” K.

    Dual Sim XZPs will have a priority to updates. If you check G8142 section of Xperifirm, you will see that half countries have got the new patch

  • Quentin Grs

    There is around 1 week before an Xperia update hit France.

  • lu99ke

    that’s because Australia is so close to everything… the carrier pidgeons take less time to fly here with the updates attached to their legs than to other parts of the world.


    What do you mean by cropped?

    I just tested it and it doesn’t seemed cropped. It was shot handheld and not with a tripod/holder. I basically framed an image to just fit in the viewfinder and took a picture. Did the same with the correction switched off.

    Both resulting image had the same frame, with the corrected version looking much better.

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    You know if it wasn’t for the people who point out the distortion issue, They wouldn’t have fixed it. Then again props to Sony for listening to the customers and fixing the issue with a major update. That means they really worked hard for it.

  • Wu Weiming


  • Itsarapong Intoum

    Yes, Hope they keep listen to customer and work hard like this.

  • Attila Golik

    Customized FR is on the move

  • Dennis

    Xperifirm is working fine ;) .. I have the customized BLX version too.
    It’s not released yet but it will come..

  • dnmw2705

    Volgens mij zijn die updates van Sony Nederland/Benelux sowieso altijd erg traag met updates. Heb 2 weken terug pas die 45.0.A.7.137 gekregen..

  • Dennis

    Dat verschilt heel erg.. Geloof dat we de security update van augustus als een van de eerste hadden. Dus dat wisselt bij iedere update.. Hoop juist dat we nu juist weer als een van de eerste gaan zijn omdat onze laatste update zo laat was..

  • dnmw2705

    Ik hoop het ook. Ik heb het vooral op mijn Z3+ en Z5 gehad dat ik steeds de laatste was met customized NL. Ik heb tijdje nog T-Mobile NL customized geprobeerd, maar dat vond ik niets.

    Ik hoop dat ze snel komen, want het is een mooie update en zeker om het toestel nog redelijk nieuw is.

  • Dennis

    Denk dat we nu al niet mogen klagen aangezien ze al zijn begonnen met de uitrol.. Is de eerste van de niet stock android fabrikanten.. En dan het nieuws dat de galaxy s8 pas vanaf januari de update hoeft te verwachten..
    Dan ben ik wel blij met mijn Sony.. Ze zijn sowieso erg goed bezig met de updates vind ik.

  • dnmw2705

    Ik ben ook zeker niet ontevreden over Sony! En zeker nu ze alsnog die camera problemen aanpakken! En zeker wat je zegt, ze zijn er vroeg bij! Ik hoop binnen nu en twee weken! Geduld heb ik

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Yea now they should listen to the consumer and give full CameraAPI2 with RAW image shooting. I think OIS should come in next Xperia flagship since they have tech and they’re super good at making it.

  • Itsarapong Intoum

    About that… the product planning manager say that Xperia’s user can increase ISO instead of implement OIS.

    I laugh so hard when I read that.

  • LazAndKor

    A new wave of countries to get the update! About 10 of them got the update. I will update later and report back. In the meantime, ask anything and I will try to answer.

  • dnmw2705

    Hij is er Dennis

  • Dennis

    Yes….. Is nu aan het downloaden :)

  • Chris Aldridge

    No upgrade yet on Virgin for my XZ Premium (Oreo)???????

  • Attila Golik

    Still no CE1 on G8142 …

  • Nirainenjan Muthazhagu

    Still no update in India

  • Rahul Kate

    Update not yet available in India

  • The One

    If it is a crop, then they’re not doing it right. They should be using post processing to correct for distortion – just like you can in Photoshop or Lightroom.

  • Nirmal Kapopara

    When in xz dual?

  • Nirmal Kapopara

    When update coming in xz dual

  • Mike West

    Just upgraded. UK G8141 locked to EE, very pleased and a great improvement. Well done Sony, thought it wouldn’t be until at least December.

  • Dennis
  • Oliver Pereira

    Absolutely brilliant update.

    With the 7.x update I had almost lost faith in Android. With this update my XZP runs beautifully.

    I hope they don’t break it in a future update.

  • Bukenya Charles Lusansa

    True man. I am loving Sony, waiting for the update to rollout on my Xperia xz Premium. Sony isn’t really credited enough for an awesome job they do. I suffered with getting updates when I had a galaxy s6.

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    LMAO, was he for real? I know it can handle high ISO well but OIS is a must.

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Which update did you get last on S6? Sony’s quite good with updates.

  • Itsarapong Intoum

    Well yeah… sometime SONY staff is… fucking ridiculous!

  • Aiden M.

    My XZP got here just a couple days ago, and I literally used it for a day then got the Oreo update. I’m extremely impressed with it! Perhaps the biggest surprise to me is that Sony actually changed the design of the settings app! My mouth dropped when I saw it haha. No lags, or bugs that I’ve noticed yet other than the error “ has stopped” everytime I updated applications. But clearing the cache of the phone app fixed that. Even the AnTuTu scores went up a small notch. Definitely a huge jump from my Z5P which scores a measly 80K!

  • Oliver Pereira

    I have been using it for a day or so and I am not sure whether something has changed at the EE end or it’s due to the update but I am getting higher signal bars and more 4G signal in areas where I used to struggle even with 1-2 bars of Edge.

    And this is on Band 3


    Just upgraded today (I live in France).
    Thanks, Sony.

  • Moisés

    XZ, X Performance and XZs are next.
    Probably end of november or beggining of december like last year.

  • Nirmal Kapopara

    When I got Android 8 in sony xz

  • Matteo Maestroni

    I have a XZ Premium, Android 8.0 47.1.A.3.254, customized IT.
    Since I’ve upgraded to 8.0, I have an issue with the screen display light. With adaptive light on, with dim ambient light, the sensor is way too sensitive and keep adjusting the screen light every half a second or so. I know I can turn off adaptive light, but then I have to manually adjust the screen brightness when the ambient light changes drastically. Is anyone else having this problem?

  • hansip

    Well.. said the noob in the room i guess..

  • Oliver Pereira

    “the sensor is way too sensitive and keep adjusting the screen light every half a second or so. ” <== I do

  • Simon Mansell

    How do i get this garbage os off my phone? Sony tech support say its impossible but are talking tripe, any help would be great
    Loved sony until they insisted on this crappy update, not a hater just a pissed off user

  • Simon Mansell

    How do i get this appalling garbage off my xz premium? screen lost image quality, annoying bar at bottom just sits there making my screen smaller, notifications that wont close or go away, wifi randomly drops, SONY i want my phone back, stop forcing these garbage phone breaking os on people and also get rid of swipe keyboard too thats almost as rubbish as oreo!

  • Kadaj81

    Update was good, but now I’m facing really bad battery life, light sensor extremely sensitive, weather widget not working properly, and generally phone is laggy. Hopefully another update will fix everything.

  • Jo Mimi

    when are the rest of phones going to have the update?
    I own a Xperia XZ in Spain

  • washinma2424

    Yeah I just got mine update for the xperia xz not premium but just the XZ Sony doing it big with these updates!

  • washinma2424

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