First Xperia Z battery test suggests battery life quite promising

by: Chris SmithFebruary 11, 2013

Sony Xperia Z vs Sony Xperia ZL [aa] (1)

The Android star of the beginning of the year is getting ready to hit more markets after its Japanese release, and we’re not surprised to see more and more hands-on reports reveal various details about the handset.

Whether it’s taking 999 pictures in just over a minute, beating the HTC Butterfly in benchmarks or shooting video at night in Paris better than the Galaxy Note 2 or the Nexus 4, the Xperia Z proves to be quite a formidable adversary for some of the top Android handsets out there. But how will it perform when it comes to battery life?

A Russian Twitter account has posted the first Xperia Z battery test, performed with the AnTuTu Tester app. According to the screenshot below, the Xperia Z outperforms devices like the “old” HTC Incredible S, the Motorola Milestone, the Galaxy S2 or the LG Optimus 2X. Google-translated, the tweet in question reads:

Tests of the work of the new smartphone # Sony RT @ playd: 4-core Full HD Xperia Z lives longer than Xperia V.

In case you forgot, the Xperia Z features a 2330mAh battery that’s ready to offer up to 11 hours of talk time and up to 550 hours of standby time, according to Sony’s official numbers.


Also worth mentioning is the Battery Stamina mode feature of the handset, which allows it to preserve battery life by automatically turning off functions you don’t need to be active when the display goes to sleep and turning them back on when the handset wakes up – obviously users can customize the way Battery Stamina works and choose what it should and shouldn’t shut down while the phone is not in use.

We’ll certainly see more Xperia Z battery tests and comparisons in the coming days, as the handset becomes available in more markets. Are you buying one?

  • Jordan Awkward

    That Paris picture was worst then the SGN2 and Nexus 4

  • Mark

    I love sony more than any other brand out there! Been with x10 till now, upgrading to z, but i hate that they advertise this “stamina mode”. it’s nothing more than just an auto app killer… that’s not really creativity or actual development! I’m not saying i won’t be buying it, i just wished they wouldn’t try to sell it to us with a “stamina mode”.

    • Lstr

      It’s not an app killer, it disables network communication while on standby, similar to JuiceDefender. However it allows you to customize which apps are permitted to continue using data whilst in stamina mode.