Sony has promised back in October that it will bring Marshmallow to Sony’s Xperia Z2, Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact and it’s keeping its word. Owners of these three devices have received the beta build a month ago, and now, the official update is starting to roll out.
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow carries a build number 23.5.A.0.570 and comes with the February Android security patch and a new camera app interface. It’s available for the Xperia Z2 D6503, Xperia Z3 D6603 and Xperia Z3 Compact D5803 models and it’s rolling out in countries from Middle East, North Africa, Latin America, as well as in Russia and Ukraine.
Marshmallow brings new features such as Doze, which will send the phone to sleep when it’s not used for a good while; Google Now will offer information on cards, based on what’s on your screen, so if you’re chat with a friend about a certain movie, this feature will tell you who plays in it, will give you links with a trailer or reviews.
The Xperia Z2 was released in April 2014, while the other two models arrived in September. All three phones are powered by a quad core Krait 400 processor based on a Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801 alongside an Adreno 330 GPU, but the Z2 has its processor clocked at 2.3GHz, while its siblings are running at a higher speed of 2.5GHz.
Also, the Z2 and Z3 support 3GB of RAM and has the same screen size of 5.2-inch, featuring an IPS LCD display with a Full HD resolution, while the Compact version is smaller, having a screen size of 4.6-inch with a lower resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. However, Sony has equipped all three devices with a rear camera of 20.7MP, with an aperture of f/2.0 and features such as autofocus, LED flash, 1/2.3″ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, while the secondary camera sitting on the front side has a resolution of 2.2MP. The Z2 is much larger than the Z3 (8.2mm vs 7.3mm), so it supports a bigger battery of 3200mAh compared to 3100mAh, while the Z3 Compact is 8.6mm thick and its battery has a capacity of 2600mAh.