Here is the problem: My Z1 camera can no longer focus at very close distance, since the 4.4 update. In order to show you what I am talking about, here are two photos:
Both taken in 4.4 FW, in Superior auto mode. I also tried in Manual, but the results are also very bad and out of focus.
To show that this is absolutely not normal, here is a photo taken with the same phone in 4.3:
Here is a photo taken with ASUS Memo Pad HD 7, with a relatively cheap camera that it has built-in:
It would probably do even better in good lighting conditions. I've encountered one more user in the Sony forums with this issue and I presume either it's rare, or people just haven't found out about it yet. Can you guys do a quick test with your Z1s (assuming you are on 4.4) and see if you can get it to focus at very close distance?
Thank you for your time!