Boy, 26 Sep 2017My xa device has a problem, yellow stain is fotmed on the left of the display. Is there a way ... moreBad maintaining. Your problem with your device is mostly because of too much moisture or physical shocks exposed to. Take care!
bogi, 26 Sep 2017Have you tried DSLR Camera Pro? I works like a charm on my phone and I'm interested to see if ... moreOnly the name is impressive but in real life testing is not up to its title. Not better than XA's stock camera.
Sonyuser85, 26 Sep 2017Best camera for this device is Snap Camera Hdr. No other camera application is better for XA i... moreHave you tried DSLR Camera Pro? I works like a charm on my phone and I'm interested to see if it works on XA.
My xa device has a problem, yellow stain is fotmed on the left of the display. Is there a way to solve it?
XperiaFTW, 26 Sep 2017I tried many third party camera apps, but none of them seems to work the way stock one works l... moreBest camera for this device is Snap Camera Hdr. No other camera application is better for XA if you like some special settings. Sadly what have Stock camera doesn't have Snap, and what has Snap doesn't have Stock. In third place I would use Camera360 lite or A Better Camera. Camera fv5 have a major problem decoding stock camera codes for that no special feature is activated and I don't use it anymore for some time. Snap and Stock settings are multiple and you should test it for your liking. Remember that XA is the only device that has two different processing. One is without zoom and other is with zoom. Having a tripod can match a DSLR quality. I have also use Alpha 5000 along with XA and together are doing awesome in daylight conditions and with tripod. In my country XA is the cheapest device with best cameras on it (around 200$). Also Alpha 5000 a price cut that make it the best cheapest camera available on market (around 300$). Cheers!
Sonyuser85, 25 Sep 2017Yes, you are right, it doesn't in most of the time at least on the rear camera, on the front c... moreI tried many third party camera apps, but none of them seems to work the way stock one works like changing ISO, EV doesn't make diff (check photo details) in open camera or camera fv5. I really liked the HDR (MM) it would make huge diff and i don't think they're going to fix these bugs 'cause nobody is complaining about it in their forum.
I'd really appreciate what settings you use. Thank you
Anonymous, 25 Sep 2017Great i am glad that you like that key board might try out myself Happy to help!
XperiaFTW, 25 Sep 2017You have been active on this section from very long and from reading your comments i can say t... moreYes, you are right, it doesn't in most of the time at least on the rear camera, on the front camera does a better job. In both ways I am not happy with its factory HDR implementation. It doesn't give a more softer as in Z, X, or XZ models nor something special. I use Camera360 lite for good HDR results. Nougat comes with better results on manual modes and sometimes on Superior mode but not on HDR option nor Backlight mode. In my opinion there are very interesting lets say "bugs" in camera module, but I enjoy them now that I understand how it works. I usually use third party apps for best results on rear camera at least.
Sonyuser85, 23 Sep 2017In my country it's with 50% more than XA. 3 gb of ram is ok only for gamers, certain apps have... moreYou have been active on this section from very long and from reading your comments i can say that you've pretty good knowledge about XA. I have a question, did you find any difference in camera quality from MM to Nougat? I think the HDR was much better in MM. I don't think it makes any difference in nougat, sometimes it does work a little but most of the time it doesn't. Please share your thoughts if I'm missing something.
Ali Bashir., 23 Sep 2017Samsung midrange smartphones?!!! NEVER!! Don't ever do it!! You will regret after some months. Same here!
Ara Arg, 22 Sep 2017It's only 20 % more expensive not 50 and worth the money. It has 3 gb of ram and I can tell th... moreIn my country it's with 50% more than XA. 3 gb of ram is ok only for gamers, certain apps have problems because of their software design and have problems of restarting even on devices with more ram (Messenger and Facebook lite version in my case) and this is not the fault of the device but because of a poor maintaining certain settings too (too few people understands that!). Restarting takes as overall process around 1 minute depending of how many startup apps you have active, but these settings can be change by some certain actions by some other software. Camera settings not up to XA, indeed A5 has a Sony sensor that I like much, but XA has much better and pleasant 'secrets in settings' than any smartphone tested by now! Its results also are much better. Plus as I was saying (with the help of my friend working in a national electronics repair service center) about Samsung motherboards that are mostly crap. Best electronic components in their devices are only the camera sensors and batteries designed by Sony. Overall A5 it's a for-fools smartphone option!
Ara Arg, 22 Sep 2017It's only 20 % more expensive not 50 and worth the money. It has 3 gb of ram and I can tell th... moreSamsung midrange smartphones?!!! NEVER!!
Don't ever do it!! You will regret after some months.
Sonyuser85, 22 Sep 2017I did hold it, not for a week but for 1 one day and test it. XA is about 2 years old and can b... moreIt's only 20 % more expensive not 50 and worth the money. It has 3 gb of ram and I can tell the difference cause with the xa all the apps always restarted when I switched from one to the other that's so annoying! And with Sony it takes forever to restart or turn on the cell phone. And the camera in a5 is better took so many pics to test it love the pictures quality so vivid and true(16 mp) and... 32 gb storage.. no more words needed 😙
Cyron, 22 Sep 2017It is important for you to update your phone to the latest version (Nougat) . Here's why:
- p... moreUse third party apps. I use only Best Display Brightness app from Top10Labs and I have no issues at all.
But most important to have the best experience with it, upgrade it to the latest Nougat version by a system repair with PcCompanion, or flash it with FlashTool.
Ara Arg, 22 Sep 2017 Hold it in your hands for a week, compare and then tell me what you think Sony lover. Won't m... moreI did hold it, not for a week but for 1 one day and test it. XA is about 2 years old and can beat A5 so easily, indeed, XA after Nougat upgrade can have a much better difference. A5 battery backup is better but: no special design, no speaker loudness, no noise shield, no lower weight, no manual camera features (at least on the showroom device I had), no dedicated camera button, lower flash light intensity than XA and to pay half the price of XA in plus for it than for XA, only a nerd can do that! Be chill I won't miss your nerd-ness!
abdokhattab, 17 Sep 2017 i just bought xa 3 days ago
i have problem when i activate " Adaptive brightness " and mak... moreIt is important for you to update your phone to the latest version (Nougat) . Here's why:
- performance and battery life improvements
- updated security patches
- more camera features (you can now automatically adjust brightness when using focus, manual shutter speed control, and manual focus)
Now back to your concern, I am also facing the same issue. My solution is not to manually adjust the slider in the quick settings notification menu when Adaptive Brightness is on, or do not set it to the lowest possible. :)