Xperia XZ Premium update fixes camera sensor issues (47.1.A.5.51)

by XB on 9th November 2017

in Firmware, Problems, Xperia XZ series


Sony Mobile has updated firmware for the Xperia XZ Premium , moving it from build number 47.1.A.3.254 to version 47.1.A.5.51. This update includes a fix for the camera sensor issues that owners of the dual-SIM version were encountering, where the RGBC-IR and ToF (Laser AF) sensors were not working as they should.

The new firmware also includes the latest 1 November 2017 Android security patch. The new firmware is currently live across a number of regions – please post your impressions below once you have updated.

Thanks Dennis, Henry, mrninko, Stanley and Yut!

  • fried_egg

    Will those changes fix the DXOmark score or is it simply they changed their tests to favour other makers ways of doing things ?

  • Moisés

    They wont test again.
    You have to wait the XZ1 review.

    New protocol gives too much credit for Bokeh and zoom. Digital zoom cannot go against optical.
    Wider lenses are not good for bokeh, I doubt they would download and test the Background Defocus..
    It seems it no longer comes installed like on Z phones.

  • LocalPatriot

    When comes Oreo to XZ?

  • Fawaz

    Sad that SONY not fixed the issue with Bluetooth on car audio that does not display the track name on car display while playing or streaming online ☹️

  • Probably by December

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    Since portrait mode bokeh IS NOT automode I d say yes, they adapted protocols to favor apples extra camera features. Dxo is not to be trusted anymore on scoring too.

  • Are You sure it’s Sony, not Oreo codec problem? There were a lot changes in BT between Nougat and Oreo, so that may not be fixable by Sony or Google, but car audio software is too outdated?

  • FootyFanatic

    Works fine for me. In fact, I can now see the whole playlist, not just the current song playing over Bluetooth

  • NinJy

    Also got it on G8141 just now.

  • Moisés

    I wonder why not test front camera

  • Gautham S V

    It works for me after the Oct Oreo update in XZ Premium

  • djfapples

    I thought it was only for G8142. Any difference??

  • Tochi Nwodu

    whether they test or not, go on you-tube they’re a lot of videos that say otherwise

  • Nightmare

    WE only need fucking double tap to wake.

  • hansip

    Even if they retest it, why do you need to see it? Just buy and enjoy waht you have bought.

  • David Japri

    where led notification SONY!!! this issue still remain.

  • fried_egg

    did i say retest? what i said is would it fix the issues that meant the DXO results were seen as poor and would therefore be a negative in potential buyers. i have a xz1, i have no issues, but i know how important people see reviews and tests (and the poor score by verge will affect some sales for example). things like DXO had been used by Sony (especially on social media) to promote earlier phone models remember. so the question was, had sony done anything in those changes that would have improved their test results… get the point now?

  • Sambob

    Go into Settings, System, Developer options, change Bluetooth AVRCP Version to 1.4 to fix this problem!

  • Attila Golik

    I think it’s not an issue, because I experienced that the notification LED is customizable in the notification settings per app.

  • David Japri

    mine didnt show even i enable all apps turn on.

  • Attila Golik

    I cannot give you screenshot, because I flashed back to 7.1.1 due to some bugs and stuff, but I noticed that the whole Settings menu reorganized and expanded with fine adjustment options.

  • David Japri

    yeah. os 7.1.1 doesnt have this issue. this happen when update to oreo bug.

  • Attila Golik

    Name an app with notification without LED blinking.

  • David Japri

    clearly u doesnt understand my what i mean. i mean is led notification in default oreo system isnt working. i have to use third party apps to use led notification. thats sucks

  • Attila Golik

    In this case, have you tried Phone Repair in Xperia Companion? Because I tried the Oreo, but I had no notification or LED blinking problem.

  • hansip

    “Will those changes fix the DXOmark score..” well it sure implies a retest to have a fixed score doesn’t it? DXOmark definitely can’t fix without retest. Ah well..

  • David Japri

    did u test led notification after update to oreo? does it show?. i already done all methods but still have this issue

  • Attila Golik

    As I mentioned yes. In my case the LED notification worked without any problem. I’ve had another bugs in Oreo, like: half of the DND button in portrait mode doesn’t showed, in added user I cannot set custom ringtone and cannot toggle Mobile data, and so on …

  • David Japri

    so u led notification works fine in ur xz premium oreo without using third apps. thats weird.

  • fried_egg

    no it doesnt imply a retest… it simply says would the changes Sony made affect a DXO type test as it was clearly not one Sony would have wanted to see. I.E, could Sony say, like their addition of a switch for dealing with the “bending” issue be able to say “we have fixed that”

  • It’s a SONY again. Some phone manufactures don’t even bother rolling out a fix this fast.

  • Todd

    My life already fucked up. I just hope it doesn’t happen again. My SD card was corrupted a week after updating my xz premium to Oreo and I lost all of my data. And the funny thing is I had backup but when I wanted to transfer my backup that I used to store in two USB flash drives through OTG my USBs went corrupted and I lost em too:D now I got no music, no videos and most importantly no pictures that I’ve taken with my device. After contacting with Xperia support they said my device must be corrupted by a virus but idk with having the latest Android security patch is it possible or what, plus my antivirus app shows no virus in my device. I think it’s cause must be a bug within the software after updating to Oreo . I just hope it be resolved in this OTA update :(

  • Fernando Valenzuela

    If you’re having issues with Spotify, Force-stop the application and try again. Also try updating the app or maybe reinstalling it. I had the same issue and it was fixed by doing so

  • Fawaz

    Nope! i have issue on sony music app itself.

  • Fawaz

    Oh thanks! I will try this :)

  • Fawaz

    I received nov patches but still same

  • Fawaz

    Had no issues on nougat on same audio software.

  • NinJy

    It seems the bug of multiple notification sound is fixed.

  • AllanKafka

    Sh*t, that’s bad! I feel for you man. I hope you’ll manage to recover something.

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Backgroud defocus is just like Google’s portrait mode but it’s inferior cause BD needs two images while Portrait mode just does the masking effect, and it’s learning all the time so in time it gets better, I mean BD is okay to use when there’s good lighting but it lacks to defocus properly. If Sony real wants portrait mode they should go with two lenses like the rest of the OEMs.
    Now they have gone with burst mode and now it’s time for them to give Full CameraAPI2 and auto HDR+. They should be serious about their camera software.

  • Matteo Maestroni

    Still no fix for Bluetooth issues, but I guess it’s more of a Google fault.

  • tanago

    nope

  • Remi

    my led notification on my xzp just works fine. it shows when battery low red, when charging yellow and green an when i get whatsapp messages green, too. no 3rd party apps installed for notification led. i have the german unbranded xzp.

  • David Japri

    works fine for u in 2nd patch oreo update?

  • Same software and older codec version. Now You may have same software, but Oreo brought newer codecs and it’s probably the issue. There is comment which says what to do to enable older codec and than You should be able to connect.

  • Fawaz

    Sadly nope! I tried this way still the same.

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Totally useless for me since I dont use it, but yeah they should add it anyway xD

  • Sambob

    Oh, that’s disappointing, it fixed it for me in my 2011 bmw. Maybe the phone needs to be restarted for the change to take effect. I tried version 1.5 as well but only 1.4 gave me back the track names.

  • Remi

    Yes. All the time

  • David Japri

    lucky for u. mine doesnt working. have to use third party apps. today i have twice software repair. but issue still remain.

  • Moisés

    Gossips say the 2018 flagships might bring features from rx100 and A7IIIR

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Hmmm interesting. I don’t believe it until I see it :D

    But what kind of features will they bring? I think 1080p 120/240fps and 4K 60fps would be nice. Then 720p variable frames just like RX100m4/5.
    Then again why NOT support full CameraAPI2, which they should.

    They should focus on Sony Xperia devices camera cause their CyberShot is dead.

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  • Fawaz

    Failed! I have 2017 FORD with Microsoft SYNC. Still no hope let’s wait for SONY to fix. :)

  • Fawaz

    If OREO had same software as nougat it should work fine on this firmware also. let’s wait for SONY to fix.

  • Fawaz

    No i have issues with all the apps. like SONY Music, YouTube, Tunein, Etc..

  • 3_nity
  • Still there is no night mode.

  • usersparadise

    Gossip said those things also last year. And the year before. And nothing happened. Sony Mobile should build a Cyber-Shot Xperia. If they can´t, I guess their photo division can for sure.

  • usersparadise

    That sounds bad. Since I had some similar experience with Android and SD cards some years ago I always install important updates after removing the card. Wish you more luck in the near future!

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  • deekbee

    A fix for a bug that should never have appeared in the first place …. although it appears that testing is lacking in the entire industry these days. Using customers as beta testers is inexcusable.

  • deekbee

    You definitely implied retest …. which is something DXO will never do. Ever.

    In general it is a good idea to ignore DXO, as their reviews are generally unbelievable.

  • fried_egg

    No I did not imply it, you simply read it with a closed lens and decided what it meant – “Will those changes fix the DXOmark score or is it simply they changed their tests to favour other makers ways of doing things” — at no point does that say retest. it says simply do the fixes address the method of the test that gave them a low score & was that therefore something Sony looked to fix.

  • deekbee

    You asked “Will those changes fix the DXOmark score”. Whilst they possibly will, that can only be confirmed by a retest by DXOMark.

    Hence it being implied.

    Anyway, DXO are an inflexible organisation with dubious testing and no weight should be given to their reviews.

  • fried_egg

    Again your internalised assumptions cloud your comprehension. sony marketing liked to use the dxo scores in the past. the latest phone to be tested scored badly with the new method of testing. so the question was simple, had sony made amendments to the phone that would fix the issue that caused a bad score. you keep reading it the way you want to, not the way it was said. it would not need a retest as the “news” that sony had seen the results and adjusted their software would mean the score is no longer valid in the minds of future buyers of the phone.

  • deekbee

    I am making no such assumptions; you’re quite funny trying to rewrite what you wrote.

  • fried_egg

    i havent rewritten it. i have explianed again and again and you will not move from how you decided it was written,. at no point did i say dxo would retest. i asked had the sony fix been done with the dxo results in mind and the method they use to test to address the low score. and when challenged i repeatedly said it was not for a retest but so that any “issues” potential buyers had because of the dxo score could then be ignored as they would feel they had been fixed. don’t become a lawyer because you would lose every case you tried to find issues in.

  • Piponxs

    Still nothing for XZ. Jesus

  • Pardeep Sihag

    I am also waiting for oreo for mine xz. Hope this android update fix all issues like heating issues and camera also.

  • Nightmare

    Yes

  • Sharp Edge

    For someone who always keeps his phone in his back pocket; tap to wake was the bane of the existence. No one would believe how many times it caused the phone to to dialed someone, ruin my home screen or activate the camera and keep it on for an hour. I’m pretty sure the fingerprint scanner is in the power button for a reason.

  • Khillo81
  • Francis Troy Fabrigas

    It is only needed if your power button isn’t on the proper location like on LG phones at the back.

  • Dennis

    hope so.. that’s annoying. Hope to get the update soon.

  • A bug is a bug, the key point is a fix came out fast, instead of stalling or no fix at all. This is much better than phones that blows up in your face or have flickering issues; and having customers as beta testers or ‘lab rats’ for it (even though testing phase is supposedly over), NOW THAT is inexcusable.

  • Ehh. Software has nothing to co here + it’s “justandroidthing”, not Sony one, so Google is to “blame” (don;t see why as they just brought newer and better standard, it’s not their problem that car manufacturers didn’t).

    You can wait for fix, but I say that there won’t be one, at least not from Google or Sony, and not other than, already mentioned, enabling older codec to make it more compatible with older devices.

  • Lefteris Fragiadakis
  • djfapples

    Maybe you must do factory reset after update to oreo

  • Attila Golik

    Done that, still exist, and another bugs …

  • djfapples

    I don’t know man maybe the next update fix these bugs

  • Piponxs

    Nice girl there

  • ansari jassim

    After the new update there is 2 sets of navigation keys on my screen https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/16b86d2bd05c64b394975e38a93430e158615dcc140738b23b44d4e3183a7478.jpg

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