And what do you mean with "not use full ram"?
Ram is ram, the system recognizes it and uses it.
In my case 6GB for the Asian edition.
Not system RAM, the little bit of RAM that they put on top of the camera sensor to allow for the 960FPS 0.2s snapshot to work.
There's literally HARDWARE SUPPORT for 960FPS, it's not (just) some magical interpolation thing that happens, it's not even the only phone that has this feature, just it hasn't been ported to any opensource ROMs yet because ?????
Since PIE you can use you camera after unlocking the phone.
There's a difference between 'using the camera' and 'getting similar image quality to the original ROM', the latter of which applies to the Oneplus 6, whereas my XZ2c's camera is extremely buggy and looks even worse than my Z5c, which is quite an achievement considering how much the hardware has improved, but not an achievement I'd clap for :silly:
You could also create a LineageOS with the stock firmware drivers.
Like for the OnePlus phones or the others, where no open devices project exist.
Sony is the only company doing open source stuff and creating hardware drivers for the devices compatible with AOSP.
Way less to hack to make them custom ROM compatible. Plus kernel upgrades (kernel 4.14 for all sodp xperias and for Android Q is under development).
Don't get me wrong, I really appreciate that there is an open device program at all, but it begs the question how much that's worth when you still have to insert a considerable blob of binaries after AOSP before the device will even boot just like with every other device, and even then there's so much.. hacks and workarounds and bs that you need to heed for or it just randomly won't work.. why isn't that the case with the Oneplus 6? which has the exact same snapdragon 845 SoC/platform at it's heart.. and sure, the Lineage build already includes the drivers for a lot of things, but so does Sony's AOSP; you have to include their github and download those dependencies to even compile it, otherwise it won't show up in lunch.
The main thing OnePlus does better is advertising leading into more possible developers.
We just lack a LineageOS maintainer.
Since SODP xperias it isn't much work if you have already lineageOS device maintainer know how.
So everything you get with OnePlus isn't impossible with a SODP covered xperia
(At the moment starting with xperia x from may 2016) (yay, more than 3 years support)
I'd love to try make a Lineage ROM for the XZ2c, I haven't tried it before, but with the amount of unpredictable voodoo that I've seen I'm not sure it'd be a pleasant experience.. everything from just setting up TWRP to installing opengapps took me far more effort than it took with any of my other SODP devices, and I really started doubting myself, but then when I got the Oneplus 6 the experience was just as pleasant as when I remember it from the older SODP devices, and I did not have to go to the website to invalidate my warranty, I did not have to type out some weird OEM unlock key, I did not get my DRM keys wiped because AFAIK the Oneplus6 does not HAVE such a thing. I could just dump the entire ROM from TWRP after I set that up and restore it afterwards if I wanted it back with all its official features, which seems entirely impossible with SODP devices in general.
And I miss the IP rating and the sdcard reader on the OnePlus.
Same! The hardware is definitely not as thoroughly waterproofed, and I would've certainly preferred a SD card slot over the second sim slot.. But with the difference in the opensource experience I can forgive them that, I'll buy a waterproof case or something, and 128GB NAND isn't bad either, twice as big as the largest xperia that I could find, so I don't think I'll run out of storage soon..
What actually do suck if any is loosing DRM for widevine l1 and hdcp. But guess what? You can backup and restore that on xperias. Not so much in most other phones that I can think of.
The moment I hit 'unlock bootloader' the DRM keys were wiped. Now I'm sure someone found some exploit that allowed them to bypass that and back it up before the wipe, but that's not exactly their official intent, so I wouldn't exactly 'credit' them with 'allowing you to keep your DRM', because they very obviously don't want you to keep your DRM..
Again I really want to press that I absolutely LOVE
the fact they have an open devices program, that's exactly what made me go to them in the past with my Z, Z1c, and Z5c, but with the XZ2c I felt abandoned, the amount of hacks and bull**** you need to go through just to get that same opensource experience makes me feel like the higher up management made some really ****ty decisions, too much stuff broke with the DRM key removal, and I don't feel like DRM has a place in hardware to begin with (or anywhere but that aside), if I buy a 600 euro device then it is mine
, if you'd try to put DRM in cars so they only take official certified headlights and tires so it'd stop working or void your warranty you'd get sued to hell, so I REALLY hope they improve that attitude, because until the full hardware in that device that I OWN
works again, I will boycott them. I'm sorry, but that's just against my principles and I refuse to fund that kind of behavior, even if they're one of the few that actually have an open devices program with dedicated developers. I'm not saying everyone should do the same, but I feel violated at least to say, and I am not going to make that same mistake again until their DRM behavior changes.