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Sony Xperia Z5 line to get an improved Stamina Mode for longer battery life, with Android 6.0 update

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Sony Xperia Z5 line to get an improved Stamina Mode for longer battery life, with Android 6.0 update
Sony's Xperia line contains a battery management tool called Stamina Mode. When enabled, this allows the standby time of your Xperia phone to increase by as much as 400%. What kind of witchcraft or black magic has Sony called upon for this? Actually, it is pretty simple technology. By cutting back on the background activities of the phone, the battery gets to have a little siesta now and then, without having to turn on the juice like a sprinter who sees the finish line in sight.

With the Stamina Mode on, your apps will not sync, check for notifications or incoming messages when the screen is off. Usually, those activities can munch on your battery, even with the phone in your pocket and the screen off. Stamina Mode also blocks data traffic and prevents it from waking up your phone. You will still receive calls, SMS messages and MMS notifications. Alarms will still ring, the native calendar app will work, and the LED light will only work to inform you about a low battery.

According to a tweet from tipster @Ricciolo1, once the Sony Xperia Z5, Sony Xperia Z5 Compact and Sony Xperia Z5 Premium are updated to Android 6.0, the Stamina Mode will be improved, making the Batteries "Real Champions." A 2900mAh juicer is inside the Xperia Z5, and a 2700mAh cell powers the Xperia Z5 Compact. A large capacity 3430mAh juicer powers the Xperia Z5 Premium. Sony says that the Xperia Z5 models can run for as long as two-days between charges.

Android 6.0 update is said to improve Sony's Stamina Mode

Android 6.0 update is said to improve Sony's Stamina Mode

source: @Ricciolo1 via AndroidWorld.it (translated)

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posted on 31 Oct 2015, 19:45 15

1. zeeBomb (Posts: 2304; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)

Stamina doze mode: 0.5% lost overnight

posted on 31 Oct 2015, 20:00 2

2. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 3371; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


posted on 31 Oct 2015, 22:05 12

14. aBoss (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 Sep 2014)

Sony Xperia has always been the longest lasting flagship phone.

Complete beast mode.

posted on 31 Oct 2015, 20:01 5

3. submar (Posts: 583; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)

u sure bout that???

posted on 31 Oct 2015, 20:57 1

7. vincelongman (Posts: 5068; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

My 2 year old Nexus 5 (known for battery issues) losses about 1-3% overnight
So I'd expect newer phones to loss about 0-2%

posted on 31 Oct 2015, 20:33 1

4. Gemmol (Posts: 792; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

Why can't they just build android to be power efficient like windows phone, no need to turn off all those stuff to make your battery last all day, if I did that with the Lumia 1520 on windows 8.1 the battery would last 5 to 6 days or more.......high usage is 2 days worth of battery, medium usage is 4 days worth of battery........ I cud not do this with note 3 when both came out around same time, it's a shame 2 years later on the note 5, it still do not get better battery than lumia 1520.......Google need to figure out what bugs keeping the operating system back

posted on 31 Oct 2015, 20:46 4

5. tacarat (Posts: 805; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)

Flexible is not efficient. Efficient is not flexible.

posted on 31 Oct 2015, 20:53 1

6. vincelongman (Posts: 5068; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

I've heard the past couple Xperia Z phones have battery life like that

posted on 31 Oct 2015, 21:06 3

8. mixedfish (Posts: 1329; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)

See this is how trolls work, they always omit the most glaring points. To a skim reader they'd be like "Oh wow the Windows phones like 1520 are so good to have to much battery", but in reality the 1520 is fking huge, so fking big it makes the LG v10 look small.

No your windows phone isn't battery efficient.

posted on 01 Nov 2015, 03:21

26. Fellwalker (Posts: 400; Member since: 04 Apr 2014)

But as an android user of a nexus 5 ie plain android, i am hugely disappointed by the battery life. It loses power doing nothing. it is the same with my Galaxy tab s 8.4. I have XPosed with XPrivacy and it shows the huge amount of activity going on at all times, including by apps that are not switched on, haven't been used since last reboot, and are supposedly being prevented from booting by bootmanager.
I got a Lumia 640 on loan for a fortnight, and it easily lasted the day and once I didn't charge it and it lasted two. During that fortnight I was using it heavily, and not using my n5 or using my tablet as much as normal. If the apps I like were on Windows I'd jump like a shot.

posted on 01 Nov 2015, 03:55

27. mixedfish (Posts: 1329; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)

That's just your anecdotal evidence meaning absolutely nothing. I've had my Xperia Z2 last 7 days before, yet I never brag about it because it's a once off experience that isn't true on average.

posted on 31 Oct 2015, 21:43 7

12. kientrongtran (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Sep 2015)

Stamina mode will stop most background activity and restrict network, but your notifications still come through, just not in real-time because it will open wifi/data for example every 3-5 minute to check for notifications and such instead of all the time. You can whitelist important apps that you need constant noti to. Besides, when screen-on, there's option to partly restrict device power consumption (i.e. lower performance) to increase battery usage. It's great implementation.

posted on 31 Oct 2015, 21:51 2

13. SYSTEM_LORD (Posts: 1021; Member since: 05 Oct 2015)

Yeah, I have a Z3C and I can say I don't know where this nonsense about android having bad battery life comes from. Standby losses are minimal, and usage is great. With the modifications I've made, even after a year of active use, it is more efficient than stock configuration.

posted on 01 Nov 2015, 08:12

31. FaisalWibowo11 (Posts: 163; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)

It is just apple fanboys that make bland claims. I have a Z2 and believe me or not, I once lasted 2 days and 14 hours with 8 hours of SOT.

This year, even android phones with QHD screens can match the power efficiency of ios device with Full HD screens. (I'm talking about Note 5 and iPhone 6s plus)

posted on 01 Nov 2015, 08:14

32. TyrionLannister (unregistered)

with the latest update on S6 and Note 5, they have the same functionality. In fact, you can change that on per-app basis.

About checking for notifications once in a while, you can use the app tasker. You can code it to your heart's desire. I set the auto-sync to sync for 2 minutes every hour.

posted on 31 Oct 2015, 23:08

16. hanabi (Posts: 177; Member since: 08 Oct 2015)

overpriced same design snap810

posted on 01 Nov 2015, 07:24

29. remyrz (Posts: 205; Member since: 28 Oct 2010)

I own the z3.. the only thing I dont like is the camera in macro mode... the galaxy s5 witch i have too, beat it in those terms.. but battery my friends.. xperia goes all the way to the top. But! still i want to change it for lg v10, xperrria z5 or try nexus P. now i dont care about batterie, i want the best camera out there

posted on 01 Nov 2015, 07:26 3

30. nycguy54 (Posts: 64; Member since: 13 Dec 2014)

Powerful battery is what I like about Xperia

posted on 01 Nov 2015, 11:53

36. mike2959 (Posts: 578; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)

Just delete Facebook. Instantly get 15% battery life. It's obsene how that app operates.

posted on 01 Nov 2015, 16:00

44. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)

It drains battery like sh!t. I mostly use my browser to access facebook.

posted on 02 Nov 2015, 00:15

50. dancheung77 (Posts: 201; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)

Thank you PA for banning glgbnaf69:) Some people just can't carry a normal conversation without name calling or use offensive languages, cheers!

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