Extended Standby Mode feature detailed for Xperia P

by XB on 28th August 2012

in Xperia P

One of the unique features that was bestowed on the Sony Xperia P with its Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich update was the ‘Extended Standby Mode’. This was something we missed when the update started to roll out around ten days ago, but Sony Mobile claims that with this feature enabled, standby time can be increased by up to four times (depending on user-profile and data consumption).

It is activated by going to Settings > Power Management > Activate Extended Standby Mode on your Sony Xperia P. Once the display is turned off, processes on the smartphone continue as normal for 15 minutes before the feature kicks in. The Extended Standby Mode will then close apps and the data connection is turned off. The sync feature is disabled and notifications will not pop up. The LED will only flash to highlight a low battery (SMS, missed call, calendar and alarm alerts will continue as normal).

Once the handset is reactivated by hitting the power button the Extended Standby Mode is disabled – all of the notifications will work once again and apps will re-sync. Sounds like a great feature, if the battery savings are anywhere near what Sony is quoting (4x). We do wonder why this seems to be an Xperia P exclusive feature right now? There’s no reason why this feature shouldn’t be across all Xperia lines.

Via Sony Mobile.

  • Niiice! 1 more reason to get it !

  • Hannad Ahmed

    Maybe with the new SXS update?

  • Constantinos Michail

    its really working i did notice the difference straight away…specifically my battery status says 76% and it already running for 1 day and 2 hours..with few minutes wifi and calls

  • Marv

    Push Mail like for GMail is also disabled after 15 mins?

  • goldenblls

    Sounds great! Not enough is done to extend battery life and it’s one of the things people complain about more than anything else.

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  • Tohar Lalua

    Tohar Lalua wants this too on Xperia SL ;-)

  • chrisphillers

    If only it could do all that but just connect to 2G data – it would last a decent amount of time then. Why dont ALL phones do this? My N9 on power saving mode lasts around 2 days..

  • paul4id

    There is probably some relation to the ST-Ericsson chipset here.

  • Breadboy

    thats no good if it disables data connection, that means whatsapp notifications won’t work , useless.

  • Danny Hage wonders why Tohar Lalua likes talking in 3rd person :P

  • This doesn’t sound very useful or special. Why not just use Juice Defender?

  • GabenBFG

    The key words are “up to”. The Xperia P by its White Magic Display is already very power efficient, so possibly this why it might be able to reach such great standby time. But as the NovaThor is different from the current Snapdragons it might have better power consumption rates as well.

  • Too bad Sony why XPERIA P only powered by 1300mah battery , if it get more power , this phone really kicking other phone ass

  • Tohar Lalua

    That’s Tohar Lalua’s style…but you are too JOCKEY :P

  • lolsomany

    in my country younger people will address them self as 3rd person…

  • lastguru

    No data connection? Absolutely useless stuff… It would be OK, if the data connection would be enabled for a fraction of time, bot not at all is not an option! Also for aggressive battery savings 2G should be enabled (I know datasheet states better battery life on 3G, however 3G usually have weaker signal then 3G and thus power consumption rises)

  • Cheng

    agree!! really want my Xperia S to have x4 standby time~~~~

  • 4x is really…. Godly.

  • AsadMulla

    People who are complaining, this feature is selectable. So if its not for you, you dont have to enable it

  • How is this different from the Power Saver Mode on the regular Xperias? When you shut of data connections on the Xperia ray, I get 4-5 days of standby.

  • Tohar Lalua

    Tohar Lalua found this videowa:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRewmDBkR8U&feature=relmfu, this tells that sony was working with JellyBean since Dec 2011, long before it was officially showcased to the general public. Now I want this to be on Xperia SL :D

  • Tohar Lalua

    Sorry its ICS :(

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  • Silver Scythe

    Guys, I own an Xperia P, and I must admit, this Extended Standby mode is phenomenal. I lose about 30% battery for a phone usage of 13hrs (average amount of browsing, pdf reading, messaging, calling). Sure, whatsapp notifications may not appear, which could be a downside, but hey, if I wanted whatsapp notifications, then I wouldn;t even turn on Extended Standby mode. For a battery of 1300mah capacity, this is damn good optimization!

  • fff

    whole magic is disabled data connection

  • haiduong87

    Can we choose what appp to be disabled in standby mode?

  • will

    It makes difference!!! You need to try it out yourselves…

  • Joses Lemmuela

    oh, this is exclusive?Didn’t realize o.o Anyway, the extended mode works awesome, any loading/download can wait until finish and after that then the extended mode kicks in. Notifs working fine, and connection turns back on by the time I got to the browser :D Oh, and best of all, no need for 3rd-party apps and 1-click turn on!

  • Elmo

    I did see sudden change to my battery consumption after updating my Xperia P, from charging my phone thrice a day to just twice a day haha.

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  • Sagar

    When is it coming to the Xperia S, desperately waiting for this :D
    P.S. I found that the battery life on my Xperia S has improved over the period of time. Lasts for 24 hours now :)

  • Vitz

    i have the phone, i just hate how it dies so quick. Dismal feeling when u have supported Sony products for YEARS!!! My 1 and a half year Sony Ericsson Xperia ARC lasts longer then the new Sony P phone!!!! Seems Sony just cant do with out Ericsson… Terribly disappointed. (-_-)

  • nsparkz

    Yes, the battery is greatly extended but at the cost of connectivity. When ur phone is on standby for 15 minutes, then all data connections are turned off. This means no push mail, no whatsapp etc. So if i needed to turn these things off, i would just manually turn off the data traffic.
    However there is great potential here if the extended standby mode could be timed, as in turned off and on during specific hours of the day. Also, it would be great if while the phone is on standby, it could establish the data connection every 30 minutes or so and check for any mails etc. So you dont loose battery as well as connectivity.

    This thing can still be polished but considering the xperia p only has a 1300 mah battery, this thing is nothing short of godsend.

    ****from the proud owner of a new xperia p (ICS)****

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