2017-09-22 04:27 PM
it's settled down now... i've manually reloaded (or the phone / google remembered a lot of things i had to confirm on firing up.... and of course a few apps needed to have permissions accepted to then work)... and the sd folder message did go after i swished it away (it never came back on a reboot)
thanks for your calm words!
my smartwatch2 has connected but i can't see it's actually working to any of the apps yet.
music found all my mp3s (which were added to an sd card long ago)
my old mdr-nc750 ear phones were recognised perfectly
tv streaming to my tivo etc all great.
only issues now seem to be... no "album" widget (and no alternative) ?
no double tap screen off (useful as my thumb unlocks the phone so i never trust locking the screen with it)
2017-09-22 04:33 PM - edited 2017-09-22 04:34 PM
@ezyunfortunately, Album widget has been removed in some Album app update some time ago. and there's no double tap to sleep option (or double tap to wake, for that matter), but I don't think you should be worried about locking the screen with your thumb, even if you use your thumb's fingerprint to unlock the phone. I'm doing the same and the phone always request authentication when turning the screen on again
2017-09-22 04:38 PM
i often found the z5 "awake" as i put it in my jeans pocket until i used double tap to turn it off
likewise i had to turn the double press onswitch to take a photo off for the same "problem"
i found the smartwatch2 issue... i had to reset the watch, as it had already been nfc linked it immediately rebooted to a connected working link with the apps lighting up as connected again.
weirdly my gold phone that looked still brand new yesterday looks a bit old today next to the silver one!
hopefully no more issues today... someone elses turn to have a niggle
2017-09-22 04:51 PM
2017-09-22 08:02 PM
Could someone please enter the service test menu (*#*#7378423#*#*) and tell me if there is the "pressure sensor", aka barometer?
On the XZ1, obviously. Thanks.
2017-09-23 09:35 AM
yes, there is a pressure sensor test... and it says 1020.42 milibar when i run it
2017-09-23 07:43 PM - edited 2017-09-23 07:52 PM
I'd like to add that two days I've asked the very same question to my country's support via chat, but I've been replied that they hadn't such information yet, and that I would have been recontacted.
I would argue that pre-selling personnel should be feed with white papers well in advance than general availability.
2017-09-23 07:48 PM
Since you are very kind I have another favour to ask.
Would you please connect some in-ear headphone, lower the volume to the lowest level and tell me if, listening to music or podcast in a quiet environment, you hear some cracking or static? Without any dsee or clear audio activated.
Problem was even more evident watching movies with VLC or internet radio or using YouTube.
Mine Z5c had this defect and I hope that the next one will not show it.
2017-09-23 11:10 PM
cant do that as i have no podcasts to listen too.
however... i felt the default settings the xz1 was quieter than the z5... but that could be because over 2 years i have turned on different settings etc... (the same hi-res sony earphones used)
i also felt the xz1 was "darker" than the z5... i seem to have the screen set brighter than the z5 was.. of course i have switched the gold theme & whatever theme i had to a platinium theme and a silver wallpaper.. so again, it's hard to compare like for like.