Anonymous, 01 Mar 2017Nice típ,,, but works in US??? Check out the XDA thread to re-enable the fingerprint sensor.
The real reason for dropping power button intergrated fingerprint sensor of US models is that HP owns US patent for that technology. Sony or HP is not willing to license the patent so we are stuck with the current situation, thanks the US patent system.
jrharbort, 01 Mar 2017It actually doesn't void the warranty, and Sony even allows the unlocking of the bootloader.Thank you for that info.I'll try sony someday
Anonymous, 01 Mar 2017Nice típ,,, but works in US??? Yes. Any model in any country will work. Just as long as the firmware is switched to non-US after you buy the phone.
Black Russian, 28 Feb 2017Kept my Z3 for 2 years and took it to swimming pool as well and after the two years the only p... moreSincerely, I really liked that phone, the camera was good, not great (Being 99% the same as Z3, good didn't meant good for 1 year later phone ), the screen was great, the speakers decent and selfie camera awesome, my only complains were because of the old Android 4.4 which was running on it:the sub-par battery life (if I didn't turned on Stamina mode it would discharge in 10H of idle because of non-stop background stuff, it was warm also, but Stamina would make it last a day with medium usage) and the sluggish performance because the RAM was nearly full all the time...ironically, the accident went in April and in May, 1 month later, the Android Lollipop was out with the fixes to the problems I was struggling for a year and 2 months...but Lucky you with Z3, maybe I was just unlucky and some people enjoyed it for more time
leo R, 01 Mar 2017Not true. Only sony has issues with fingerprint scanner in USIt is true.
Sony could just pay the licensing fee in order to have the fingerprint feature enabled on the U.S. Xperias, but they choose not to. Yet, they charge like $800 for their flagships. So basically, they're dirt cheap.
Inside info, 28 Feb 2017A friend used to work at Sony Mobile USA. He told me back the first time this came up that the... moreHP holds the patent for fingerprint scanner on a power button and if Sony does that in the US, HP would want to sue them.
Everyone knows Samsung use its position to push carriers to give HTC, LG and SONY bad deals.
leo R, 01 Mar 2017Not true. Only sony has issues with fingerprint scanner in USEeehhh
Anonymous, 01 Mar 2017This was pressured by the U.S; they don't want oversea company to dominate their market. Because you know...Samsung isn't an overseas company, with ~28% market share in the US. otherwise...the largest percentile share in android...(Which totals up to ~56% to Apple's ~44%)
Anonymous, 01 Mar 2017This was pressured by the U.S; they don't want oversea company to dominate their market. Sony dominating markets, haha - yeah, right. :D
THE FIX IS SO SIMPLE. Takes only 5 minutes. Just switch the firmware to UK and done, your US Xperia variant will run with full fingerprint support.
Anonymous, 01 Mar 2017This was pressured by the U.S; they don't want oversea company to dominate their market. Not true. Only sony has issues with fingerprint scanner in US
This was pressured by the U.S; they don't want oversea company to dominate their market.
AadiRizvi, 01 Mar 2017Sony's fingerprint scanner is THE BEST in the market and surely faster than an Iris Scanner of... moreSimple fix, Sony can always ask permission and pay a tiny fee to be able to use the fingerprint patent from HP
(Z5 always amazing but hate sony for not waiting till the 820,810 was the worse thing ever)