One of the features that disappeared upon the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update to the Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact was the Stamina. This was a battery saving mode intended for the Xperia line of smartphones which increased its life. Nevertheless, it was reverted via the latest build for this range of smartphone model from Sony.
Stamina was observed to have interfered with the Doze feature. Sony removed it because both apps have virtually the same function. Keeping it will only cause some conflicts in the long run. However, due to persistent demand from the users, Sony had no choice but to bring it back. So the latest build now comes with the Stamina mode and the Ultra Stamina mode. The purpose of Ultra Stamina is to extend the battery life, limiting the apps available to minimum required.
A security patch has also been included in the new update that was released in April. There is also a great improvement to the camera which can now be launched via the lock screen. This can be executed by pushing the power button a couple of times. Part of the Xperia devices that will receive the said update will include the Z5, Z5 Dual, Z5 Compact, and soon the Z5 Premium.
Those who want to update must wait for the notification stating that there is an available update on their devices prior to installation. Simply make sure that the device is connected to the wireless network and the battery should have at least been charged at fifty percent. Take note that the update will be over-the-air, so there will be a slight delay due to the number of devices awaiting the same development.
The Xperia devices mentioned here were released last year and came with the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Coming out of the box, they are powered by an octa-core processor Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810. If you are going to buy a Sony Xperia smartphone that should have the latest firmware update, try to consider a range of these models that come with a 2GB or 3GB of RAM as it a sure winner!
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