The Sony Xperia XZ3 has officially dropped Xperia Theme support

The Sony Xperia XZ3 has officially dropped Xperia Theme support
For a number of years now, companies such as Samsung, Huawei, and Xiaomi have allowed users to customize the UI of their devices via different Themes. A similar implementation is currently offered by Sony too but it could soon disappear entirely.

Through its official forums, Sony has confirmed that the Xperia Themes feature is no longer available on its most recent flagship, the Xperia XZ3. The decision to remove the customization feature comes after the company noticed a “low usage rate.” Nevertheless, it did assure owners that wallpapers downloaded from the play store can still be used, as can the live wallpapers previously associated with themes.

Sony went on to confirm that other devices which receive the Android 9 Pie updated will not be affected by this removal and will still have access to Xperia Themes. So, at least for now, only the Xperia XZ3 is affected. However, considering the company has removed it from its latest flagship, future devices will most likely skip the feature too.

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Xperia XZ3
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 19 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3330 mAh(23.8h 3G talk time)

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3 Comments

1. libra89

Posts: 2317; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Interesting decision.

2. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

True. Never used it anyway.

3. Remmy

Posts: 189; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

I rarely use it either (since Sony's stock theme looks nice already) but I think it would be even harder to justify the price tag without value-added features. First, Sony removed the Gold and Silver membership for Xperia lounge, I used to get discount coupons for Sony-branded items before. Meanwhile, my friends get free food, gym sessions, etc on their Galaxy devices. Stripping down the experience wouldn't do anything good IMO.

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