The Sony Xperia Z3 owners should exercise caution when shooting 4K videos to minimise the risk of overheating, a mover and shaker at the phone-maker has advised.
Although it garnered a slew of rave reviews, the Z2 was hamstrung by reports that it was prone to overheating and shutting down when recording lush 4K video due to the resource-heavy nature of the feature.
In an interview to mark the launch of the Z3, Calum MacDougall, Head of Xperia Marketing, said that improvements have been made to tackle the problem with the Z3, but that buyers should still try to ensure they only record 4K video for short periods to avoid putting undue strain on their handset's processor.
MacDougall said: "It was a challenge with 4K. The advice we give to consumers on shooting with 4K - is to use it in smaller bursts"
"That, we believe, is the best way to manage the situation.
"There is some element of heat generated, of course, when you use 4K recording, because of the pressure it puts on the processor and the product as a whole But there is an improvement in this version [Sony Xperia Z3]"
He added: "Our advice to consumers is to shoot in small bursts: a minute, may be a minute or two at a time rather than shooting for longer periods of time."
This isn’t a definitive answer or even a great solution. We think it's actually a bit of a cop-out and urge Sony to work on finding something that fixes the issue once and for all.