STAMINA Mode returns to the Sony Xperia Z5 series following software update

STAMINA Mode returns to the Sony Xperia Z5 series following software update
When the Android 6.0 update was disseminated to the Sony Xperia Z5 series, it left users of the devices up in arms. STAMINA Mode, the feature that shuts down background activities when the screen is off which extends standby time by 400%, was gone. Considering that STAMINA Mode is the main tool that allows Xperia Z5 users to achieve the two-day battery life that Sony is so fond of promoting, the manufacturer quickly announced that it was returning.

And now, it is back. An update that comes with Android 6.0.1 and takes the software version from 32.1.A.1.185 to 32.2.A.0.224, has been released. The models now receiving the update include the Sony Xperia Z5, (E6603), Sony Xperia Z5 Dual (E6683) and the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact (E5803, E5823). The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium has yet to receive the update, but we expect the phone to receive it at any time.

The new software version returns STAMINA Mode and Ultra STAMINA Mode. The latter is a more aggressive way to extend the battery life by "limiting the available apps to the minimum required." The update also adds the April 1 Google security patch, and a new way to open the camera from the lock screen. All you need to do is press the power button twice to open the camera.

When you receive the notification that the update has arrived, before you start the updating process you should make sure that you are hooked up to a Wi-Fi network. At the same time, your battery should be at least 50% charged. And be patient. It is an OTA update which means it will be sent out in waves. If you don't receive the update immediately, be patient. It will come.


source: XperiaBlog

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Xperia Z5
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2900 mAh(17h 3G talk time)
Xperia Z5 Compact
  • Display 4.6" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2700 mAh(14.8h 3G talk time)

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8 Comments

1. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Shouldn't have left in the first place...that's what helps Sony phones last so long. But hey, with the new X series wrecking any chance of me ever buying Sony again, what do I care?

3. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Agreed. Stamina is way better compared to Doze. Agreed again. Unless they do something like HTC did with 10, I too am not seeing myself buy another Sony.

4. Scarambay unregistered

"Unless they do something like HTC did with 10" What exactly did HTC do with the 10 that makes people want to grab it?

5. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Basically they have gone from making flagships with one major issue to making one with no major issues. The HTC 10 is a great all-arounder, and is worthy of competing with the S7 and G5.

6. RajRicardo

Posts: 500; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

HTC 10 basically has the same old M7 design and a mediocre camera to be honest. I've used one myself and its not worth the flagship price. Also it doesnt have waterproofing. The only thing I liked about it is how smooth the software is.

7. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Thank you for your opinion. My opinion still stands though.

2. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Waiting for my Z3C. Doze is nowhere as good as Stamina mode.

8. rn9215

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Its available for my Z5 Premium Dual (E6883) in India, downloading right now.

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