Sony Xperia X and X compact Android 8.0 update available!

Sony Xperia X is getting Android 8.0 update, despite being released back in late 2016

Sony Xperia X is getting Android 8.0 update, despite being released back in late 2016

Sweet news for all Sony Xperia X and X Compact owners, as Sony Mobile started rolling out the update to Android 8.0 as of today!

Firmware update 34.4.A.0.364 will bring in the so-desired, Android 8.0, in addition to some other improvements regarding the camera and security. In this update, users will get the latest Android Security patch, fixing some security issues. Added are two new camera features - Predictive Capture, which lets the camera automatically buffer images when it detects a smile and Autofocus Burst, aimed to help you capture moving objects without the blur. Reworked app shortcuts and improved sound quality also join the list of new features Xperia X owners got. 

And lets not forget the main subject of this update - Android 8.0 and it's plethora of new features, for example the autofill option for faster login and picture-in-picture mode. The Xperia X and X Compact are just a few of the Sony devices that will get Android 8.0 and we've listed the rest below:

Included in the update plans is also Xperia Touch - the touch projector released by Sony. Meanwhile Samsung is yet to get Android 8.0 to their flagship, the Galaxy S8 - which has just ended it beta tests for the Oreo update.

Despite being released almost a year ago, Android 8.0 is yet to reach any meaningful part of the device base, reports stating that it is running only on 0.7% of all Android devices. The most popular version of Android is still 6.0, being present on ~30% of all Android devices.

source: XperiaBlog

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Xperia X
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 650, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2620 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
Xperia X Compact
  • Display 4.6" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 650, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2700 mAh(14.1h 3G talk time)

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15 Comments

1. AlphaMale

Posts: 59; Member since: May 03, 2017

Their sales may not be as good as the others and many people are talking $h!t about the bezels on their phones but i'm glad to see they're still providing better updates even than some other top brands.

4. kumarabhishek591

Posts: 150; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

The bezels arent really the biggest issue. Its the pricing to specs ratio. Xperia L2 with HD display and entry level mediatek processor just went on sale in india today for $311 and that pricing is just absurd. Anyways kudos to sony for the fast updates.

6. josephnero

Posts: 775; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

L2 is an odd example. Sony flagships are the cheapest among well known brands. And midranges like XA2 are priced much lower than Samsung counterparts

8. kumarabhishek591

Posts: 150; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

You are right about the flagship pricing but their flagships have not been competitive enough. Hopes are on now the oled xz pro :)

12. AlphaMale

Posts: 59; Member since: May 03, 2017

I guess it depends on the policy of each country about how much taxes are charged on products made overseas for example in US Xperia L2 is only $250 so that's not entirely a Sony fault

2. josephnero

Posts: 775; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Xperia phones are the best for non normies( aka brand zombies)

5. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Or hard users, the casual and grandmothers, grandparents and children rat buy other brands

3. Kuroki

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Meanwhile samsung...

7. iczer

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

Wow!!

9. cocoy

Posts: 454; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

Hey Samsung! I am patiently waiting for Oreo update, hoping that I don't get bored while waiting lol.

10. Jacksie66 unregistered

Have oreo on my xz premium since last year. Still working flawlessly.

11. Alin03

Posts: 35; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Finally, I've been waiting for this since August!

13. reikar

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Are you 100% sure about Predictive Capture, and Autofocus Burst??? Someone on other comments couldn't confirm there features on Xperia X.

14. ermond012

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 13, 2013

My question too. :-|

15. santiagobenites

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 19, 2018

Don't do it! If you're using a Sony Xperia X Compact, I'd advise you to NOT update to Android 8.0 until some of the bugs have been worked out. I've been experiencing some very annoying issues with missing metadata when connecting my phone to my car's audio system via Bluetooth. I've spent days trying to resolve the issue, to no avail. The most annoying part is dealing with Sony's Customer Service, who either don't really want to help, or have no idea what they're doing! According to Sony Online Support Forums, this issue also affects those using the Xperia XZ as well.

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