Sony Xperia Z5 to receive Android 6.0 update next month?

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.

Thanks for the tip!

source: @Ricciolo1



1. tahnik

Posts: 201; Member since: Jul 17, 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

2. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

4. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 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.

5. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 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.

21. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 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.

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7459; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

10. cyborg009

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 17, 2011

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

16. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 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.

19. tahnik

Posts: 201; Member since: Jul 17, 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

3. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 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!

11. dimas

Posts: 3383; Member since: Jul 22, 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.

15. lex700

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 01, 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.

20. tahnik

Posts: 201; Member since: Jul 17, 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.

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..

8. Djz89

Posts: 447; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

I am running Android M on my z3 currently :)

9. SprintGuy26

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

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

12. dimas

Posts: 3383; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

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

17. SprintGuy26

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 21, 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

13. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 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.

14. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 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..

18. romeo1

Posts: 818; Member since: Jan 06, 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

22. TPenn

Posts: 47; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

I'm waiting for Marshmallow on my Z5

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