FreezeGame, 29 Nov 2015There you have it. Terrible battery life, which is far from what is expected from a premium, f... moreI own a Z5P and I don't think the battery life is bad.
I can easily last one full day with moderate use.
SoT around 6 hours.
Grey1213, 29 Nov 2015Is there a reason why battery isn't normalised and just uses whatever the phone decides is 50%... moreBuy the Premium to use it at its absolute bear minimum? What a joke. Your notion is stupid.
Mati, 30 Nov 2015Terrible battery life are you serious? This is the only phone with 4K display and you should b... moreNative 4K resolution support won't be here until Android 6.0 Marshmallow, so the Z5 Premium's display is rendering @ 1080p whenever not viewing multimedia (videos & pictures), which is ~85% of the time for most people. So, out of 24 hours, 20.4 of them will most likely be used for phone calls, text messages, emails, and light gaming, all of which are done in FHD.
If the remaining 3 1/2 hours (which is quite generous) are dedicated to viewing media in 4K throughout the day (e.g. 2 1/2 hour movie and 1 hour of photo viewing), then there's no excuse for the battery life to be so poor.
Considering the fact that GSMA's battery endurance rating is based on 1 hour of phone calls, 1 hour of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, anything more on the Z5 Premium will render it useless. Based on GSMA's measurements, upping the video playback to 2 1/2 hours results in a 44h rating for this device, which is awful.
The Z5 series ended up being lackluster anyway, so it doesn't matter. 2015 will continue to be a bad year for Sony, which is going to result in the company gracefully bowing out of the mobile space in late 2016.
BTW, you might want to check the battery life test results link I posted to see if Sony truly has the most phones with great battery life endurance. You might be surprised.
IBuySony, 30 Nov 2015I buy Sony.Me too, Sony Is The Best.
gur4u, 30 Nov 2015Wrong test??....what u mean by hardware dcoder n software d coder bro??
To keep size of movies down you encode them to make them smaller. Then when you play them you need to decode them. Most phones, at least all flagship SoCs have dedicated hardware for this. You can however choose to decode via software by choice or if the hardware support isn't available, this tasks the CPU cores instead and drains much more power in comparison. I saw the same thing for G4, where it got much lower battery time for movies compared to my own test. Not sure how GSMArena do these tests, but something feels way off.
I would recommend you Google hardware vs software decoding.
FreezeGame, 29 Nov 2015There you have it. Terrible battery life, which is far from what is expected from a premium, f... moreTerrible battery life are you serious? This is the only phone with 4K display and you should be aware that Sony has the most phones with great battery life endurance.If I remember correctly LG G3 was the first phone with QHD display and had worst battery life and compared to Z5 Premium as well so your statement is invalid.
z9, 30 Nov 2015Sony have many fans but those fan only like but will never buy Sony. Sony almost bankrupt in M... moreDude Sony Mobile is actually surviving by the fans who Actually go and buy the device unlike Samsung & Apple which people buy because of lots of peer pressure but to go for Sony you need true love for it & a heavy wallet as well.
Grey1213, 29 Nov 2015Is there a reason why battery isn't normalised and just uses whatever the phone decides is 50%... moreI think it will then can't beat its 2 or more above handsets...obviously never s6 active or huawai or note 4
S6 active wow!!!!!....see guys im sony fan but this handset is amazingly superb in battery.....it made me think about to buy it
Sony have many fans but those fan only like but will never buy Sony. Sony almost bankrupt in Mobil phone department. How long will Sony survive purely depend on those fans that never buy!
wargreymon, 29 Nov 2015Are you telling me that the dedicated decoder in the phone that lets the SoC pretty idle, drai... moreThey might did that.
look how they test this battery with 78 nits,
And they test OnePlus One with 317 nits.
And said it is comparable....
what a ridiculus battery test
Although it's rendering content at 1080p, the 4K panel itself is still drawing a lot of power though. Hope to see perhaps a larger battery so that the endurance can be the same as what the Z2 achieved.
Irelia, 29 Nov 2015nice try shill. it's because of the high ppi cancer that it gets such horrible battery life.Do you know Plasma and LCD is different? So don't trolling LCD cancer please.
The Apple Iphone 6 endurance get 61 score in the chart Gsmarena battery test, z5p is higher (score 66) that is enough for beat Iphone 6..