The test was run by Phone Arena, who paces phones through a grueling test using a web-script that simulates typical real life usage. Without a doubt your usage will vary, but the Sony Xperia Z3 is the longest lasting phone they’ve ever seen.
The Sony Xperia Z3 ships with a 3100mAh battery, which is on par with, or even a little bit smaller than other flagship devices out there. This victory is a sizeable one when you consider that the first runner up Ascend Mate 7 is packing a monster 4100mAh battery that provides 9 hours and 3 minutes of life. The Z2 is a little less of a difference in battery size, with just 100mAh more than the Z3, but it clocks in at just 8 hours 10 minutes.
Sony claims you’ll get 2 days out of a charge on your Xperia Z3, they may not be over promising on this one.
Despite all of the financial troubles that Sony’s mobile division is facing, it is no surprise that the Xperia Z3 is stacking up to be an amazing phone for users. Granted, the short specs list appears to be a minor update from the Xperia Z2 and somewhat shy of the LG G3. However, you should not go wrong with the Snapdragon 801 SoC, 3GB of RAM, a 5.2-inch display, and the all too common 20.7MP camera sensor, but with updated software.
Best of all, U.S. customers will not be left out in the cold this time around – the Xperia Z3, as well as the Z3 Compact and Z3 Tablet Compact already have listings on the Sony U.S. website and are expected to start selling soon.
Can anything else out there beat the Xperia Z3 for battery life? Phone Arena teases that they are re-doing their test on the Xperia Z3 Compact due to disbelief that the first test went so well. I guess that means Xperia Z3 shall only hold the crown until the results come in. Enjoy Z3, whether you’ve been beat or not, you deserve your moment, or 9 and a half hours, of glory.
What is your best screen-on time on a single charge?