Unlocking the Sony Xperia Z3 bootloader degrades camera

03 October, 2014
Low-light performance and noise reduction algorithms are affected after bootloader unlock.

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  • Mark

Sony has good hardware but their software division is lacking skills needed to make good use of it. They have worse photo quality in their Z1/Z2/Z3 than the Galaxy S series for example.

  • Sao Aslan

It's available in Cambodia now $670

  • Anonymous

AnonD-252027, 03 Oct 2014no http://forum.xda-developers.com/z3/general/white-balance... moreWTF

  • Anonymous

agree...Sony cameras, regardless Z2, Ultra, Z3, T2 Ultea, they are all $hitty

  • AnonD-252027

Anonymous, 03 Oct 2014Beats G3 and S5. Yeah not good.no http://forum.xda-developers.com/z3/general/white-balance-video-t2889760

  • Anonymous

Pramod, 03 Oct 2014When you unlock the bootloader, you can flash other custom ... moreThat's the point, there is no sense in doing it since it is still new. As to when it is no longer supported maybe 2 years from now, costm rom had already rematered almost all of the feature.

  • ajl

well, that camera quality of z3 wasn't really great to begin with!

  • Pramod

Anonymous, 03 Oct 2014What is the point of Unlocking the bootloader ? When you unlock the bootloader, you can flash other custom ROMs.

When you have just brought the phone it is not really necessary to flash other custom ROMs since they are still new.

When the OEM has stopped supporting the device say after two years (it has stopped sending any update or android upgrade) and you do not wish to spend more cash on a new expensive phone, then it becomes really worth unlocking the bootloader at that point.

  • Anonym

Anonymous, 03 Oct 2014What is the point of Unlocking the bootloader ? Have Android updates beyond the inevitable point where Sony just gives up on upgrading your phone.

Fortunately the Z series have been blessed with good support in this regard (by Android standards), but still there is the question of timing (as the model becomes older Sony will take far more time to update it -- you may end up being one major version behind for many many months) up until the inevitable point where that expected update never sees the light of day.

  • ovi

Anonymous, 03 Oct 2014What is the point of Unlocking the bootloader ? root, custom roms, what android is all about.

  • AnonD-77464

Yes. The Xperia Z3 is the best phone :D (Turn on your sarcasm detectors if you didn't already)

  • Anonymous

AnonD-93439, 03 Oct 2014Well Z3's photo quality wasn't that good to begin with, so meh!Beats G3 and S5. Yeah not good.

  • Anonymous

What is the point of Unlocking the bootloader ?

  • AnonD-93439

Well Z3's photo quality wasn't that good to begin with, so meh!