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Sony Xperia Z5 to receive Android 6.0 update next month?

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Sony Xperia Z5 to receive Android 6.0 update next month?
A tweet from tech journalist @Ricciolo1 indicates that the Sony Xperia Z5 will receive the Android 6.0 update in January 2016. The tweet adds that older Xperia models will receive the update after the Xperia Z5 line gets it. There are different models in the series, the Sony Xperia Z5, the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact and the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium. The latter is the first smartphone to offer a 4K display (for pictures and certain media content; at other times the phone sports a 1080p resolution screen).

Back in October, @Ricciolo1 revealed via a tweet that the Android 6.0 update will improve the Stamina Mode on the Xperia Z5 line. This mode extends battery life on the handsets by turning off apps running in the background. With the screen off, apps will not sync, and data traffic is cut off. Users will receive phone calls, SMS messages and MMS notifications. The alarm clock will still ring, the native calendar app will still work, but the LED lights will only flash to warn users that the battery is low. Considering that Stamina Mode already increases standby time on the Xperia Z5 handsets by 400%, it's hard to imagine how much of an improvement we will see.

Android 6.0 will also add Doze, the feature that can tell when a phone is inactive, and puts it into a deep sleep state. This obviously lengthens the battery life of handsets sporting Marshmallow. In addition, the update will allow users to give app permissions on a feature-by-feature basis. It also adds Google Now On Tap, which will provide contextual search results based on what is on the screen.

Tweet from tech journalist Ricciolo says that the Sony Xperia Z5 line will be updated to Android 6.0 next month

Tweet from tech journalist Ricciolo says that the Sony Xperia Z5 line will be updated to Android 6.0 next month


Thanks for the tip!

source: @Ricciolo1

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posted on 02 Dec 2015, 16:30 14

1. tahnik (Posts: 188; Member since: 17 Jul 2011)


Got the Z5 with free high resolution headphone. Was really worried after seeing youtube videos related to fingerprint scanner issues and rating from PA.

I have to say, Samsung is paying them well.

I can confirm everything is perfect other than the camera issues

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 16:41

2. akki20892 (Posts: 3900; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


i'm planing to get Z5, howz battery life?

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 17:33 2

4. Genza (Posts: 537; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)


I think it would be better if you see it for yourself, because the way tahnik use his Z5 may not be the same with you and as he says some people will do anything for money or the brands they like.

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 18:20 1

5. Finalflash (Posts: 2867; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


I have a compact so I can kind of help. Feel and build are great, fingerprint scanner is very good and it doesn't get hot at all (Z5 might differ from compact). Camera is okay, it's good most of the time but I would say the S6 edge is still better (direct comparison to wife's phone). Software is good, but lots of Sony/3rd party bloat some of which can be removed. I like it so far and waiting on Marshmallow. Good developer support for the most part with bootloader unlock available through developer options.

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 01:58

21. techperson211 (Posts: 1187; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


The z5 line is the best smartphone right on the market. PA just hate Sony that much. Every article about Sony phones are negative unlike Sammy and fruity.

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 19:34

6. sgodsell (Posts: 3491; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


The Z5 premium has exceptional battery life. I guess it has something to do with its 3430 mha battery. The Z5 has great battery life as well.

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 01:52 1

10. cyborg009 (Posts: 112; Member since: 17 Sep 2011)


I'm getting around 4 to 4 n half hour of SOT on my Z5 dual

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 09:04 1

16. gersont1000 (Posts: 315; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


The battery life is definitely not as good as on the Z3, but it's still really good. When I first got it it drained really fast, but after I turned on Stamina mode to limit data transfer on all apps except a few, it definitely improved. When playing a game or watching videos, the battery life seems to go down way faster than on the Z3, but if you're not gaming it will definitely last more than a day. It also charges much faster than the Z3.

posted on 04 Dec 2015, 00:48

19. tahnik (Posts: 188; Member since: 17 Jul 2011)


Battery life is worse than Z3. But that makes sense because of the 810. Still it will easily run you throughout the day. You just need to turn on stamina mode which just reduces the cpu performance. Although you will never notice that unless you are using cpu intensive app. Hope that helps

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 17:27 7

3. zeeBomb (Posts: 1978; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


A 7 isn't simply enough. Deserves at least a 8.5 in my books, the capabilities of the camera is often overlooked, and the performance has been sustained with dual heat pipes in the chipset.

Still waiting for the Z5P review. If it gets 7 too...IMA go ham!

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 02:30

11. dimas (Posts: 2044; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


After the camera update, my z5 compact has been consistent with the shots. Though I only take pictures 3 or 4 times every weekend when I'm with family, the quality is good for me. What are the camera issues on your z5? And does anybody here have issues with z5 premium as I'm still going to buy one next week.

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 05:04

15. lex700 (Posts: 8; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Camera issue's???

Do you mean relating to the image quality or something else??

I also am considering picking up a Z5 (Amazon have a pretty good deal on at the moment, you get a free Sony Bluetooth speaker).

But I am also concerned about the mixed reviews, Sony fans would have you believe everything is beyond perfect, but the professional reviewers are less than impressed.

Not sure what to do.

posted on 04 Dec 2015, 00:50

20. tahnik (Posts: 188; Member since: 17 Jul 2011)


If you are buying it only for camera than don't. They are using too much noise cancellation on their images. Colors are extremely natural and accurate though. But I am hating the noise cancellation.

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 19:54

7. BobLawblaw (unregistered)


I had the z3 for nearly a year. Sold it for an S6. Brilliant phone, one of my favourites. But it was just too damn faulty. 3 separate faults over the space of a year. I loved it but having to send it away just pissed me off too much. I miss the battery life and the waterproofing..

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 01:24

8. Djz89 (Posts: 297; Member since: 25 Aug 2014)


I am running Android M on my z3 currently :)

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 01:51

9. SprintGuy26 (Posts: 217; Member since: 21 Mar 2011)


where can i buy sony phones? are they sold in the USA? i have AT&T

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 02:31

12. dimas (Posts: 2044; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Amazon is your bestfriend. Never buy on ebay, you're just going to have headache if you got faulty one.

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 16:57

17. SprintGuy26 (Posts: 217; Member since: 21 Mar 2011)


i deal with ebay time from time been a user for many years and i only buy in the USA....i also know theres LOTS of clones out there in witch im worry about, how can one be 100% sure its the real deal vs it being a clone? the clones are done very well now a days

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 02:34 1

13. itsjustJOH (Posts: 232; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


"(for pictures and certain media content; at other times the phone sports a 1080p resolution screen)"

And PA just have to put this all the time. Every f*cking time.

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 03:47

14. dil2abu (Posts: 305; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


I was about to say this too..

Come on PA.. We already know that and it isn't bad thing when you have good battery life..

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 19:48

18. romeo1 (Posts: 706; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


So true but they even made a mistake or on purpose. It's a 4k screen the res is just lowered in the menu and in apps that don't support it

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 06:19

22. TPenn (Posts: 47; Member since: 18 Apr 2015)


I'm waiting for Marshmallow on my Z5

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