How to Screenshot on Xperia

Last updated on September 2, 2015 by

Xperia is a line of smartphones manufactured by Sony Mobile Communication Inc. – formerly known as Sony Ericsson. Some of the latest Xperia smartphones include Xperia Z3, Z3+, and Z4V. When using these phones, you will find taking screenshot is an indispensable need. Screenshots enable you to share interesting messages and conversations with others or show off high scores in games. You can also send screenshots to an expert for guiding you to use an app or solving a problem. However, not everyone knows how to take a screenshot. To shed light to this concern, we will discuss the guide on how to screenshot Sony Ericsson Xperia in the following part.

I. Finest Way to take Screenshot

Apowersoft ScreenshotThe best way to take Sony Xperia screenshot is by using a well-rounded application called Apowersoft Screenshot. You can not only screenshot any region on the screen, but also capture scrolling webpages with its built-in browser. In case you want to annotate the screenshot with lines, circles, texts or mosaics, then you can use the built-in image editor to fulfill your needs in editing. Additionally, once you’ve captured a screenshot, you can either share it to social media sites directly or just save it on your phone. In the event that you want to free up your phone’s memory, then you can upload the image to free cloud space provided by the developer.

In order to screenshot Xperia Z1/Z2/Z3 and other models with this app, check the steps below.

  • Install it on your Xperia phone by clicking the download button below.
  • Download

  • Once it is installed, open the application. Press the “Start” icon to launch screen capture.
  • After that, display what you want to capture on the screen. Then, press and hold the “Power” + “Volume down” buttons at the same time. Release the buttons when you notice a flash around the edges of the phone’s screen.
  • The screenshot will be automatically loaded in the image editor of this tool. Make use of the annotation options at the bottom.
  • Tap “Done” > “Save” on the top left, and the screenshot will be saved to the “Apowersoft Screenshot” folder in Gallery app.

how to screenshot on Xperia

Tips: If you want to capture a full webpage, you must navigate to that page with the built-in browser of this tool. When the page is fully loaded, you just press the blue camera icon at the bottom right. After that, three more buttons will show up. Choose the middle green one to capture the whole webpage.

II. Take Screenshot with Default Configuration

1. Using Key Combination

The most common way to screenshot on Sony Xperia is using the device’s default screenshot configuration. You can use this method to screenshot Xperia T, Z3 and all other Android-based Xperia phones. All you need to do is to go to the portion that you want to capture, then press the “Power” + “Volume down” buttons simultaneously. Release them when you see a flash around the screen. The screenshot taken in this way will be placed in the “Screenshots” folder under the Gallery app, too.

screenshot Xperia Z

2. Using the Power Button

Xperia smartphones also provide another easy way for taking screenshot. Long press the “Power” key until a pop-up window shows up. Tap on the “Take screenshot” icon on that window. Also, the screenshot will be saved to the “Screenshots” folder under Gallery.

take screenshot on Xperia Z

III. Utilizing Other Third-Party Apps

1. Screenshot Ultimate

Screenshot UltimateThis screen capture tool can be downloaded from Google Play for free. With this tool, you will be able to take Xperia screenshot with various methods like shaking to capture, using its widget button, clicking the camera button and many more. Moreover, it also has useful functions like image editing. It allows you to add texts, shapes and effects like sepia and grayscale. However, if you are using a non-rooted Xperia device, then you must enable the app first by connecting it to PC.

2. Screenshot Easy

Screenshot EasyThis is another app that you can use to screenshot Xperia SP, Xperia Z series, etc. It also has various methods to trigger the screenshot: shake, tap on overlay icon, long click search hardware button and so on. Apart from taking screenshot, you can also view, edit and share the screenshot directly. But you need to root your phone to enjoy all those advantages.


Those are the ways on how to screenshot on Xperia smartphones. It is advisable to use Apowersoft Screenshot for it allows you to take screenshot without rooting and also provides additional useful functions like image editing, uploading and sharing.

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