Two years ago, Sony has introduced Stamina, a battery saver mode, for its Xperia smartphones, increasing their life more than four times. However, this mode was removed when Android Marshmallow started to roll out and it was brought back in the latest build for the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Dual, and Xperia Z5 Compact.
The reason why Sony had to remove Stamina is because it interfered with Doze, a similar mode introduced by Google in Marshmallow and because they both served the same purpose, there was no point in keeping Stamina. But users wanted it back and Sony had to comply, so the latest build of 6.0.1 Marshmallow, carrying the build number 32.2.A.0.224 comes with the Stamina mode and Ultra Stamina mode. The latter extends the batter life by “limiting the available apps to the minimum required”, while the former is more limited compared to the old version.
This update has also the April 1 Google security patch and the possibility to quickly launch the camera from the lock screen, by pressing the power button twice. The Xperia devices that will receive this update are: Z5, (E6603), Z5 Dual (E6683) and Z5 Compact (E5803, E5823), but soon, the Z5 Premium will be added to the list, as well.
Users should receive the notification that the update is available on their devices and before starting the installation process, they must connect to a wireless network and to make sure that the battery is at least 50 percent charged. The update will be sent over the air, so it will take a few days until it will reach all devices, so you must wait patiently until time will come.
All three Xperia devices have been released in October 2015 with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box and they’re powered by a Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 octa core processor, but while the Compact version supports 2GB of RAM, the other two have 3GB of RAM.
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