One of the things that has really stood out whilst testing the Xperia Z2 is its very impressive battery life. It’s a point that hasn’t come out strongly enough in the reviews we’ve come across so far.
The Xperia Z2 has a 3200mAh battery, which on the face of it, is only a 7% increase on the 3000mAh battery found in the Xperia Z1. We could have easily expected some of that battery advantage to have been used towards the slightly larger screen of the Xperia Z2 too.
However, we can safely say that Sony has managed to get something extra out of the Xperia Z2 battery, as it significantly outperforms the Xperia Z1. We have managed to easily get through a couple of days of light usage without STAMINA mode enabled, something that the Xperia Z1 wasn’t capable of.
GSMArena has backed this up more scientifically through their respected battery tests. Whilst the Xperia Z1 beat the Xperia Z2 in talk time tests, the Z2 won in web browsing with a time of 11:32h, nearly double that of the Z1. This was also the case in the video playback test, scoring a time of 12:16h, once again double that of the Z1.
It also managed to beat the HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy5 in these tests too. Overall, a superb result from Sony. It’s no wonder many are lauding the Xperia Z2 as the best Android flagship on the market right now.
GSMArena’s Xperia Z2 Battery Tests