Xperia Z1 Camera Quality 4.4.2 vs 4.4.4 (Jan 2015)

Just unpacked and unboxed my Xperia Z1 and then got it rolling for the feature I spent my money for .. . You guessed it – its 20-MP CAMERA! The phone had 4.4.2 installed when I unpacked the box, and then showed me “updates are available”. Note: Images are shortened from 20 mp to a meager 1.3 mp due to size limitations on my blog! Note 2: Sorry for the dirty room, I like it this way :-p

Xperia Z1 4.4.2 (dark room)
Xperia Z1 4.4.2 (dark room)

Above: Completely dark room at night… Using flash in 4.4.2 on my same day unboxed Xperia Z1
Look at the black shoe box beneath the purple one for picture quality reference!

Below: This one is after updating the firmware thrice to Android 4.4.4 (approximately 150mb then 0.2mb then 50mb)
Now have a look at the black shoe box beneath the violet box for referring to the upgrade in picture quality :mrgreen:

Xperia Z1 4.4.4 picture quality
Xperia Z1 4.4.4 picture quality

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Below: One more close up in 4.4.2 (the Z1 box itself along with my pervious phone Xperia SP)

4.4.2 closeup with Z1 camera
4.4.2 closeup with Z1 camera

Below: And now the same scene on the updated (12th January 2015) Xperia Z1 on 4.4.4 with the same 20 MP settings on normal manual mode..

4.4.4 Z1 camera default
4.4.4 Z1 camera default