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By Indurus, Senior Member on 27th May 2014, 01:22 PM
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The back LED of the camera can be used as a torch, but it does not seem to be quite bright. Is there any method (probably with root) to amplify the lightstrength known yet?
 
 
27th May 2014, 01:55 PM |#2  
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Have you tried the Nexus or CyanogenMod Torch ?

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...t.cactii.flash
27th May 2014, 02:49 PM |#3  
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Have you tried the Nexus or CyanogenMod Torch ?

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...t.cactii.flash

No, I haven't tried any of them because I don't own the Z2 yet. The Torch-Function is quite important for me and I would hesitate buying it If there was no solution. I would be very pleased If any owner could try them and report about the results!
27th May 2014, 03:16 PM |#4  
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No, I haven't tried any of them because I don't own the Z2 yet. The Torch-Function is quite important for me and I would hesitate buying it If there was no solution. I would be very pleased If any owner could try them and report about the results!

There is a torch app for Z2 somewhere in xda. However note that Z2's LED is rather weak when compared to others. I can say that it's only half as bright as the Samsung S2
27th May 2014, 03:20 PM |#5  
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The Torch-Function is quite important for me and I would hesitate buying it If there was no solution.

Why don't you just pick up a Fenix LD 01 and stick it on your key chain ?

if i had to walk on a dark road there is no way a mobile would suffice.
27th May 2014, 03:46 PM |#6  
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This thread is not about persuading me of the uselessness of a smartphone torch, it's about possibilities to avoid sony's restrictions which darken the foto-led when used as a torch. When taking fotos, its much brighter, so it's rather a soft- than a hardware problem!
27th May 2014, 05:18 PM |#7  
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See, its the underlined bit that i don't get...

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The Torch-Function is quite important for me and I would hesitate buying it If there was no solution!

Of all the reasons to come up with not to buy a Z2. Seriously is that it. Why ?

If i was looking for a torch and it was 'important' then i'd look for something fit for purpose as in a 'real' torch.

Good luck
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Sony's LEDs are quite a bit weaker than those used by other manufacturers. I have never seen any software that even promised to amplify a phone's LED flash, and probably for good reason - the LED may survive repeated short high-intensity bursts but may burn out quickly if used at maximum intensity for an uninterrupted minute.

If the performance of a phone's LED torch is, for whatever reason, one of your priorities, you might be happier with a Samsung. Their LEDs are much more powerful.
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