Sony brings Night Light and One-handed mode to Xperia XZ2

by XB on 7th March 2018

in Hands On, Videos, Xperia XZ series

Sony Mobile will finally add a ‘Night Light’ mode to its official Xperia firmware for the first time. The new feature will be introduced in the Xperia XZ2, with the option found under the Display settings. We really enjoyed using the feature when Sony had included Night Light in its Xperia Concept firmware, so we’re excited to see that Sony is baking this into its official firmware now.

In addition, the Xperia XZ2 will also feature a ‘One-handed mode’, allowing users to swipe the bottom of the screen to resize the display. We imagine that Sony has introduced this mode as some users might not easily be able to manage reaching all parts of the Xperia XZ2’s 5.7-inch (2:1) display. It would be great to see these features ported to older handsets, particularly the Xperia XZ Premium and XZ1 .

Via YouTube (Recombu and DigitalTrends).

Thanks Max and Vlado!

  • Moisés

    I dont plan on buying the phone. But the blue one looks less ugly. I guess it has same blue of U11.

  • Antero Masonen

    I already preordered got the WF-1000X and 3 months of viaplay free!!

  • vild trapper

    Don’t nead it just want fast update and new release, stock rols!

  • Melvin22

    Useless features, they should bring back double tap to wake on Xperia XZs

  • Alvin Rey Delos Santos

    I’m really loving the XZ2 each day hmm

  • Amir Oraby

    Great features. Please add those to xz1

  • Marko

    Having XZP with all of that.

  • Geralt

    Sony Exec: Let’s get this straight, we will do everything right this time. Narrow Bezels Check Better Cam Check FHD Slo Mo Check Dynamic Vibration System Check Make 3D scanner useful Check Hottest Design Ever Made Check Always on HDR check SDR to HDR check.


  • Bulitz

    Does this night light/mode be exclusive to XZ2’s and future phones or would it be rolled out to ☓ handsets too?

  • Eshrak Kader

    how did it cost you sir..?

  • Antero Masonen


  • And the pocket mode like feature

  • Manuel Picos Otero

    they could also put it in the xz

  • Strudel

    > speaking of useless features

  • Θοδωρής Μπιντάκας

    I really hope they’ll roll out the feature to other phones, and specifically to xperia X (which I have at the moment) because it’s very important and useful for me, especially because I’m using a lot my smartphone at night! !! Fingers crossed!

  • Bashar Shehab

    And let’s do the couple things our fans hated and ruin the phone : Remove 3.5mm jack CHECK 18:9 CHECK

  • hansip

    Whaaa? so they intentionally cripple older XA1? i do hope XZ1 at least got this feature on the next update.

  • arcu de triumf

    This could be another issue because you could accidentally mess the size up when you use it with one hand. Like when the phone rings the screen is activated and while trying to get it out from the pocket (the mobile, don’t forget that) you activate the above menu or reject the call or even answer without knowing it. That’s why they should keep Compact size 4.6″.

  • SONY only

    This feature on C5 Ultra !!!!!!

    Nothing new WTF !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!×425.jpg

  • Rohit Patil

    Hottest Design Ever Made Check


    You have a very very different taste buddy…!! Hottest was Xperia Arc….Xperia Z3 Compact :-)

  • Mac

    R u kidding me, haven’t the XZS got dt2w?
    The ordinary XZ have it, using it all the time.

  • Geralt

    they were indeed the hottest. My comment was actually focused more towards every other shitty device coming from other OEMs.

  • Geralt

    I would love to quote 2 of my fav Linkin Park songs here.

    There are things, that we can have, but can’t keep.


    Weep not for Roads Untraveled

  • Zero McLannary

    Pray they don’t add a notch to the XZ2 Premium

  • Ziggy

    Would be pretty amazing to see the Night Mode in all the 2017 flagships by a firmware update. But I’m not holding my breath since the camera2.apk and the 3D Creator app were never released for XZs the first flagship of 2017.

    Sony does security updates as marvelously as Nokia/HMD, but they really suck with limiting the access to certain apps.

  • Ziggy

    Double tap to wake, double tap to sleep, 3D Creator and the new camera apk. Those would be fun to have on XZs, but Sony doesn’t bring any new things that other later 2017 flagships have to their first flagship of 2017.

    Though double tap to wake and double tap to sleep don’t seem to be in any new Xperia anyway.

  • Ziggy

    I think XZ was the last Xperia to have it actually.

  • Mac

    Wut, and almost the first as well. Remember I didn’t get it on my Z1 compact nor Z3 compact if I’m not mistaken

  • Ziggy

    I had double tap to wake and double tap to sleep on my Z3 Compact. One of these was in the normal menu selectable for use, the other one was under the developer settings hidden.


    Man, I would love it if they updated Xperia XZ1 Compact with night mode… Lack of night-mode and not being able to move apps to the SD card are my only qualms with this phone!

  • dapaintrain

    It would be nice to get the one handed mode on the xz premium and have it integrate in scrubs like night mode

  • dapaintrain

    I’m a fan I don’t hate any of those things removal of 3.5 mm is sort of annoying but I only use Bluetooth headphones 99 percent of the time anyhow

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