Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact firmware brings camera distortion fix (47.1.A.5.51)

by XB on 16th November 2017

in Firmware, Xperia XZ series

Sony Mobile has released a new firmware update for the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact series, upgrading the build number from 47.1.A.2.374 to 47.1.A.5.51. This new firmware build now brings the Xperia XZ1 devices into the same software branch as the Xperia XZ Premium, which recently launched with the same build.

The latest Android 8.0.0 Oreo update adds the camera distortion fix option, which can be found in the camera settings, along with the latest 1 November Android security patch. It should start rolling out across all regions over the coming days, although timing will vary by region.

Thanks Makis and Toomas!

  • Itsarapong Intoum

    As XZ1’s owner I’m so happy to got this update. Thank SONY !

    Now I’m hope that XZs user will get it soon.

    Not sure if XZ, X compact owner will get it or not.

  • Itsarapong Intoum

    That’s strange. Mine have a very big difference.

  • Tobias Hedlund

    It’s really strange and i’m a bit confused actually. During macro shots is were i notice that there isn’t any difference. I’m gonna do a software repair when i get home.

  • Jozef Cmar

    And new XPERIA Home too :)

  • Nirmal Kapopara

    Waiting for oreo upgrade in xz


    No though, I didn’t have it distortion in any of my Z and X series smartphones. But having the option will be the best, in case if anything goes wrong

  • Tobias Hedlund

    I’ve noticed after a few photos that the camera applies the correction in post and not before taking a photo

  • Itsarapong Intoum

    That’s right.

  • Geralt

    the problem is only in their new 2017 series. So only XZs is left

  • Cod3rror

    If it applies the correction to JPEG files that’s not good because it’ll be decreasing the quality. Plus you could also do that manually. It should be applying the correction during processing so you get a final JPEG with corrections already there.

  • Moisés

    XZs did not get it because it probably will come with 8.0.
    Until half december X Perf, XZ and XZs will be running Oreo. Just like last year.

    Sony updates according to the cpu. First the SD835, then 820, then helio p20 and new R phones.

  • Tobias Hedlund

    It does it in post processing.

  • AlexperiaT

    Sorry, and there is still no Home Lock function – right?..

  • Emil Oskarsson

    It made a huge difference for me on my XZ premium, suddenly my non curved Sony TV stayed non curved when taking a shot of it for example xD

  • G-UNIT_(Z)


  • G-UNIT_(Z)

    835, than 820, than 650, than other.

  • Manu

    So is the distortion issue really gone on the XZ (Premium) and the other flagships (XZ1, XZs and XZ1c)? :)

    Cause if it is – I’m gettin’ one XZP for Christmas in exchange for my S7 Edge! ;)

  • Conan

    not the XZs yet, but the feedback on the fix for the XZP has been positive!

  • Nick Wong

    Which customization is best for this phone? I looked at XperiCheck and I’m not sure what NOBA, GEL, etc.

    Also, do any of these customization give the ability to turn the damn NFC icon off in Display Settings?

  • azzido

    It is gone on my XZ Premium, they did it well :) :) :)

  • Manu

    Great! Just ordered one XZP in Luminous Chrome! XD

  • Manu

    Sure Sony’s gonna fix it on the XZs too =)
    But I thought the distortion was even worse on the XZP anyways?!

  • John Smith

    Anyone know which CDA number has the settings for VoLTE enabled?
    I was using 1310-4351 Customised TW firmware, before and it has VoLTE options available.
    But sadly, they always update the firmware for that CDA at the very last, so by the time they have the cameras distortion fixed, I’m still in version .374 and don’t get OTA updates as often as the other ones.

    It seems that US firmwares have VoLTE available, but the fingerprint sensor disabled. So the best bet is to use other than US firmware that are regularly updated and have the VoLTE available as well.

    Note that I’m not living in the US on an unlocked phone and I can be sure that my local provider has VoLTE service support. They just stopped selling Xperia phones after Z5 Premium and don’t have any local specialised carrier firmware.

  • Rizky Maulana

    still waiting lolipop for my xperia ion…

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  • el_sur

    I have the American xz1 compact. It’s been over a week since the update was released, and I haven’t yet to see the update. What gives?

  • el_sur

    I’m on American xz1 compact. Anyone receive the update yet?

  • onetwothreeswoosh

    No update for my XZ1 Compact yet :(

  • fried_egg

    Did Sony stop pushing this out? Because my unlocked UK XZ1 has not had the updae still.

  • Bennder

    I think you can expect it tomorrow or in few days, Customized CE1 was just released so Customized UK should be released next.

  • Have some of you found a bug/lag with the launch of the camera in this version (8.0)?
    Mine takes a while to activate the camera when using the shutter button, the screen stays black another while, then some image appears but again with some lags…then finally the on-screen shutter button appears and one is able to capture.
    Is this blog able to report to sony so they could fix this issue???
    F8331 owner
    Thanks in advance

  • Lee Pelatti

    Mine is HK XZ1 compact and waiting for this update. When push this firmware? Any clues?

  • Tomáš Tóth

    Today i received a new 0,1MBupdate on xz1, the build number was the same (47.1.A.5.51). Dont anybody knows what are the changes?

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