Android 5.1 update for Xperia Z3 now rolling (23.4.A.0.546)

by XB on 22nd July 2015

in Android, Featured Content, Firmware, Xperia Z3 series


Xperia Z3The Android 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware update has now started to seed for the Sony Xperia Z3. At the time of writing, Android 5.1.1 build number 23.4.A.0.546 has been released to select regions for the D6603 variant and D6653 variant. We will include FTF firmware links to each variant below as they become live. If you have upgraded, please let us know your impressions below.

Sony Xperia Z3 FTF firmware files – Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (23.4.A.0.546)

Xperia Z3 (D6603) 23.4.A.0.546 Nordic Generic (Android 5.1.1)

Xperia Z3 (D6643) 23.4.A.0.546 StoreFront (Android 5.1.1)

Xperia Z3 (D6653) 23.4.A.0.546 Australia Generic (Android 5.1.1)

Thanks Adrian, cachanilla86 and Jenge!

  • Tsakane

    How big is the OTA?

  • Tjaldid
  • Fabi

    Mine was, i think, around 250mb or so & i updated from 5.0.2

  • nick

    So they snatching back the transparent buttons.

  • Jonathan Bratanata

    mine was 252.9 mb or something

  • Mike Gonzalez

    that looks like Google launcher to me with just a few Sony apps

  • Mike Gonzalez

    i hope not, cuz i cant stand darker bars

  • shhh

    A new internet browser? Also I don’t get what they’re saying on “Sony’s Concept for Android – a concept operating system”. Kinda sounds like an operating system based on Android and not the usual UI based on Android.

  • I’m sorry I have to ask this again but: Is DUALSHOCK 3 controller support still there in this firmware?

  • Phantom Pt. I

    Epic. Stock Dialler, Contacts and all, this would be amazing.

  • Adrian M
  • If it means faster updates, I’m in

  • vov

    what about Dual sim Z3 D6633?

  • just like stock aosp , yucks

  • Alvin

    Concept OS? Sony will get like oppo and every other chinese manufacturers by building it’s own ‘OS’

  • Alvin

    Got it. It is at 252.9 MB here in my country. D6653. Will tell you the changelogs later, about camera, overall performance, battery, and so on.

  • Alvin

    It’s just a test

  • Alvin

    252.9 mb on mine

  • Alvin

    I have 5.0.2 sample and will capture 5.1.1 sample later (camera)

  • Hallo Ask

    23.4.A.0.570 certified
    Xperia Z2 & Z3

  • Already received it for my Xperia Z3 Compact. Basically just the same, only few changes related to the drop down menu, but i lost the beautiful sony clock in the lockscreen :/ the remaining clocks are ugly, all three of them. Both of hour and minute now are bold, not like before.

    If you don’t mind about the clock, then just update it.

    I didn’t test yet the camera if there’s improvement for superior auto mode as they stated.

    But there’s seems to be some overheating issue after the update. The phone become hot easily even if you dont push it like playing games whatsoever. I just using facebook, this blog etc but still become hot.

    But now better after a few restart and washing it. There’s still some ectopic heat not like before.

    And ohh. I noticed new changes to the keyboard suggestions, now you can tap and hold at the suggestions to see more words. It is really this update?, i don’t really sure. Maybe it’s the xperia keyboard app update. Lel.

  • nick

    I hope they don’t, it will suck with those bars..

  • Sadman Khan

    I think this is just a picture shown in the site. Just a “dummy”

  • Wolf0491

    What is it normally like a month later for the D6633?

  • Mario Junior
  • WilliamTell13

    I don’t think so. It says they’re going for a more “vanilla” Android.

  • Sadman Khan

    New stuff: Wifi and bluetooth settings in status bar
    New sending animation in messaging app
    App closing animation is faster and a lottle bit of “fade”
    New Dialer
    Recent Apps open faster
    Good sound quality like on kitkat
    Much smoother and faster (in my opinion)
    New icons in settings
    Launcher settings
    Faster capture in camera
    Numerical Keys on keyboard (must enable in keyboard settings)

    Bugs: Headphone profiles bug is still present

    That’s all i could find

  • Sadman Khan

    Nope this is basically stock lollipop with google now launcher and xperia wallpaper. Doesn’t even show the new wallpapers. And the icons are from stock android so this has to be a placeholder. I remember Sony saying it would be a major UI overhaul

  • Simone Yue

    Generic IT rolling now.

    Wifi and bluetooth settings direclty in status bar. Faster and smooth animation. New Dialer. Google search removed from recent apps. Smoother and faster OS. New Launcher settings. Numerical Keys on keyboard to enable in option. Faster camera focus and capure. Superior auto mode better quality but no manual setting. Some small icons change.

  • Andrea Baietta

    Hi, the clock in the lockscreen is changed.
    Did you know how to put the “5.0” one? This new one is very ugly in my opinion.

  • Chitti- The Robot

    Don’t forget to tell us about battery performance and speaker loudness.

  • Sweggity

    do post it here

  • XperiaBlog

    Yes it is :)

  • Sadman Khan

    I just noticed that. VERY ugly. That’s the only thing that i don’t like

  • ayub407

    Could you post the screenshot of the dialer?

  • z3user

    Probably this weekend…
    I hope

  • Alvin

    Well here goes.

    With these posts, first three shots were on 5.0.2 and last 3 are from 5.1.1

    I don’t see differences in quality except it’s faster. I also noticed that the last picture, that balled green fake flower thing picture, it’s less yellow-ish on 5.1.1, right?

    And i also feels like the keyboard unresponsiveness bug is improved, and everything, yes everything, feels and seems a lot faster now, yes, a lot. Sound quality is the same but on walkman, i felt like it is improved by just a little on loudness, and for quality, it does sound better to me. But I think sound feels just the same, i don’t know if I’m right, but if I’m wrong, please correct me, for someone who got this update.

    Settings :new icons, fresher. For battery, will test it later.

    And for homescreen it seems that the weather widget and google search bar is a bit bigger now, look at xperia z3’s 5.1.1 thread in xda developers for one more sample that i can’t upload here.

    Both pictures are in extreme low light, without flash, so. Will upload the outdoor test on camera tomorrow

  • Alvin

    Will do

  • Sadman Khan

    There you go

  • Xavier NGarcia

    Sorry but the Nordic contain LTE indicator for D6603?

  • Alvin

    It depends on where you live and you carrier too

  • Alvin

    We can set wifi and Bluetooth connection directly in notification bar too

  • Alvin

    Dialer, messaging, and homescreen settings

  • Joakim Andersson

    Is it a fix for low speaker/ring volume problem?

  • Cool, thanks!

  • Alvin

    I don’t forget

  • Matt

    Yessssss gone the ugly lines in-between

  • WilliamTell13

    It says on the beta test blog post that the “new” UI is basically stock Android. That’s what “vanilla” means…

    “It has some significant differences compared to our current commercial releases, with a stripped back, vanilla Android look and feel, with native Sony features and apps we find most popular amongst our users.”

    http://blogs.sonymobile.com/2015/07/22/launching-sonys-concept-for-android-initiative-in-sweden/

  • nick sweden

    congratualation man :)

  • nick sweden

    yes i know how if u not like it digital xperia its the app which clock is based on xperia stock its the nearest u will come , digital xperia clock google play enjoy :)

  • nick sweden

    yes i know digital xperia its the app which clock is based on xperia stock its the nearest u will come , digital xperia clock google play enjoy :)

  • nick

    Hey can you check that if your phone connects quickly to wifi or does it take some time displaying the lte even when wifi is being connected.
    This bug is there fr 5.0.2 in mine(indian version)

  • nick sweden

    if u guys not like the new ui of the clock , digital xperia xperia its the app which clock is based on xperia stock its the nearest u will come the 5.0 + clock look , digital xperia clock google play enjoy :)

  • Sadman Khan

    Who knows. I guess you’re right

  • nick sweden

    kk quick setting was better much better more good looking than this , a 4 row icon maybe so the windows not become so freaking big , t9 phonepad + emoji on all phones :) then i happy <.:) enjoying my ultra :)

  • Brick

    This new firwmare has a ton of neat improvements! There is full control for volume like in Samsung phones, from the popup you can change the individual sliders. You can connect to a different wifi or bluetooth device directly from the dropdown without going into settings. System feels even smoother and snappier. Camera quality seems to have improved but I’m not 100% sure. You no longer have to press ok after getting the pin unlock right, it will unlock right away. Animations seems to have improved too. Homescreen can now be set to rotate and icons can be set to big. That’s all I could find for now.

  • Alvin

    i’m sorry i still don’t use LTE until today.. maybe i’ll check again tomorrow, since i also didn’t have the phone here with me now, it goes crazy when downloading and installing the update, because battery drains of posting changelogs here and there, taking pictures, screenshots, posting here, and doing more things too :D so i’m charging it.

    but I think it also take some time, but it’s a bit faster when connecting to wifi, because i remembered that i’ve tried to do it a few minutes ago

  • Alvin

    why? hahaha lol :D:D

  • nick sweden

    Yes maybe cause u recieved the firmware :-)

  • ayub407

    Looks better

  • KzX

    Sony said richer xperia themes.
    So, can someone tell me any different with Xperia themes.

  • ayub407

    What about Z3 Dual? :(

  • nick

    Yes that’s what i meant like it takes little more time compared to my motorola which connects in snap whereas my z3 shows the mobile data sign and takes some time to connect and then mobile data dissappears.

  • Martín Balzarini

    D6633 (Z3 Dual) please! Someone post some news if you can!

  • Brick

    What’s headphones profile bug? I have never noticed a bug with headphones.

  • Alvin

    alright
    you don’t receive it yet?

  • Chitti- The Robot

    Are you Timel by any chance?

  • Alvin

    but i’m not as worse as that. it connects almost instantly too

  • Alvin

    nope, not at all.

    stop asking like that, or i’ll become ‘him’ :D:D:D

  • Brick

    Sony said Z3 Dual will be dowgraded to KitKat, I’m sorry :(

  • Samantha Alexandra Vélez Salin

    What about profiles for guests and other users? Are that function working on 5.1.1 for z3? Other brands like Motorola bring the profiles for Android lollipop. Even Cyanogen Mod

  • nick sweden

    No I have not the z2 or z3 its not that important but could be fun to get in hands with the new features and functions maybe better battery time ;-) ;-)

  • Sadman Khan

    Like the profiles reset randomly. This problem started since 5.0.2 The same profile can give two kinds of sound which is unstable

  • Brick

    Do you mean the equalizer? Or Sony headphone customization? I use both (Sony STH30 and custom equalizer) and they never reseted for me.

  • Chitti- The Robot

    what about battery performance?

  • Skipper

    For Nordic 4G not LTE

  • Benjamin Levy

    5.0.2 has the guest profile feature, I haven’t tried it on my Z3C.

  • Benjamin Levy

    If you don’t like the clock on the lockscreen, try a long press then swipe left or right to switch between the clock faces (at least that works for 5.0.2).

  • Aiden Pearce

    well that sounds good then, me waiting for Indian rollout

  • Daniel Craig

    Are there new themes?

  • Daniel Craig

    Sony also said that you are a sociopath.

  • Lachim iM

    Help me! After I updated the apps on sd card arent show up, help :(

  • Melvin Mejia

    I have Xperia Z1compact and I’m very happy with 5.0.2 should I updated to 5.1??

  • Edgar Luzardo

    Got the update yesterday. Stability improved a lot. It’s so much faster and smoother! I still need more time to compare battery life. Three things I’ve noticed so far:

    – Pin unlocking doesn’t require to hit the “enter” button anymore. I use a 4 digit pin and it unlocks the device automatically after I enter the right pin.

    – When your internal memory is getting full, you get a notification that suggests to move some content to the SD card. The pop up now has an option to move apps as well. It used to suggest only media (videos, pics, etc)

    – I have a moto 360 and the sony camera shooter works perfectly. I’m guessing it’ll work for every android wear and not ony on the sony smartwatch 3.

  • Sadman Khan

    Headphone. The selection doesn’t change. As in let’s say you are using STH 30 setting but the sound “quality” would just suddenly change. Try playing a song with STH 30 selected, then pick general, then pick STH30 again. There is a huge chance that STH30 setting will sound different the second time

  • Brick

    I just tried and I notice no change whatsoever. I even tried over and over selecting multiple ones, in between songs, no change.

    The only bug that isn’t solved is the backspace key bringing back words while you type in Chrome, this bug has been going on since day one :(

  • Willy Mularto

    Already arrived in Indonesia and update my XZ3. Unfortunately home button stop working. Somebody has the same issue and found a fix?

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  • James Neuburger Gaston

    Once I got an issue like that, the solution was to back up the most important stuff and format the device… Seems to be connected some how with a bug in android first steps…

  • James Neuburger Gaston

    Reboot your device

  • Alvin

    Umm….nope, i don’t think so

  • Clearion R

    Any news on the Z3v (D6708)? I can’t find any news specially for this model and i don’t know if I’m suppose to be following news from you Z3 guys (D6603) or wait months inbetween on articles about z3v?

  • Sadman Khan

    I guess you didn’t get it. Like, the same profile can give different sound if it is selected over and over after switching to other profiles. Hard to explain but there’s a whole thread about this on xda and no solution

  • Camilo

    Update already live in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam. Meanwhile, handsets bought in Hong Kong always get lasts T_T. When 5.0.2 arrived I had to flash Australia’s firmware because it was taking AGES for Lollipop to arrive to HK. It seems that I’ll have to do the same thing this time too :'(. I’ll never know how it is to update via OTA:

  • Camilo

    Surely an update wont hurt.

  • Amabird

    NOOOOO, the contact still not embeded like stock android, sad. And where is the small icon on top right?

  • Willy Mularto

    Yes, I did factory reset and home button works normal again

  • M?rcis Buhholcs

    I also noticed that docking sound finally honors silent and priority modes

  • Thor Havsgård

    Still waiting for the update for my Z3C here in Denmark :D

  • Lachim iM

    Not working :/

  • Sho Firdaus

    Just got it! Very happy with this update! All Shiny and Chrome! V8 V8 V8!:

    1. Very
    noticable overall UI performance boost! everything transitions much
    faster, even opening the running apps screen which usually lags a little
    2. Volume
    seems much louder, tested on spotify with the same songs i downloaded
    two days ago.. probably back to Kitkat levels as someone mentioned here
    3.
    Xperia Keyboard now has the option to enable numeric keys like tablet z
    & xperia japanese keyboard… been wanting this like forever!! :D
    4.
    camera performance improvement! Autofocus in SP and manual is fast! One
    of the biggest gripes I had with Z3’s camera, coming from a Z1, was the
    slow and constant refocusing even when you don’t move! the photos save
    way faster and the viewfinder doesn’t lag or jerk as badly after each
    shot

    And all of this was just after I factory reset the phone
    two days ago and wiped my sdcard clean, hoping to resolve some issues,
    mainly with the camera performance speed, with no success

    * Now I
    just hope they restore the camera/photos folder in the side menu of the
    album app, instead of having to search for it in “folders” every time

    very happy with this update! (except for the stupid ‘fat’ clock on the lock screen.. bring back the slim minutes!!!)

  • Sho Firdaus

    the wifi and bluetooth setting were already there, they just added the small arrows to make it obvious this time :P

    faster everything in camera too!

    so far everything else is spot on!

  • Sadman Khan

    No there’s a dropdown menu now. Before it would take you to the settings app. Now they appear directly in the status bar

  • Amel_Marie

    Nope, nothing here in Malaysia

  • Amel_Marie

    Try unmount your SD card and then mount it again

  • niklas

    Can please somebody tell about battery performance?:)

  • JacquelynDAsbury
  • Kristijan Kaši?

    …and nothing for Z2

  • ayub407

    Check whether the SD is damaged by inserting the card in other phone and see if it works.

  • ahmed jtg

    Z3 dual still waiting!!

  • Melvin Mejia

    Thanks buddy

  • James Neuburger Gaston

    So I feel sorry for you :(

  • Don Smith

    I have same problem. No LTE. Someone posted below that it shows 4g and not LTE. In this case does that mean 4G=LTE?

  • Peter Bognar

    Has anyone noticed better memory management? After the upgrade to 5.0 my Z2 keeps killing larger apps in the background (including games, but also larger webpages, and on very rare occasions, the launcher itself). 3 gigs shouldn’t do that and I seem to recall that it wasn’t the case on JellyBean…

  • Camilo

    Or so says Xperifirm.

  • Raymond

    Not used the phone much today, but it is at 82% as of now and it’s been off since about 10 past 11 BST, so far looking promising.

  • Sweggity

    sony official website says Z2 5.1.1 but i don’t see anything on xperia firm

  • Sweggity

    it’s best to keep apps on phone memory for better performance

  • Chitti- The Robot

    While waiting for Lollipop 5.1 on my Z3, today I got notification on my Moto E 1st gen for 5.1. Surprised!
    Still no Z3 update in India. lol.

  • xperiamike

    oooh how would we switch from contact to dialer :(

  • Alexander Pötzsch

    When is the rollout for unbranded Z3(D6603) in germany?

  • Kristijan Kaši?

    Me neither

  • Aiden Pearce

    Well i guess again India will be one of the last to receive the firmware, good going idiots, done same with 5.0.2 and done it again with this one

  • Trench

    5.1.1 nordic. Alarm clock had no volume in it (in silent mode) even though all settings should have allowed it to. But when I put some volume on ‘media’ it started to ring… Bit confusing!

  • Thor Havsgård

    http://support.sonymobile.com/de/xperiaz3compact/software/
    Already available. Like I wrote below, try the Sony software instead of the phone updater tool. That worked for me.

  • Thor Havsgård

    Mine works fine.

  • Henrique Caires

    Where’s update for Xperia Z3 Dual?

  • Don Smith

    I had to roll back to older firmware from the Nordic (Rogers is soooooooooo slow with new firmware). I had a few problems. The biggest one was my Z3 was not charging while powered on. If I restarted the phone with it plugged in it would charge. If I unplugged and plugged back in it would show charge for a second or two then stop.

  • Rafael Nunes

    Same problem here. Specially when I’m using Chrome, Twitter, WhatsApp and Music apps. Don’t remember how it works back on 4.4.4 KitKat, but if it was better I’d downgrade.

  • Raymond

    Yeah mine didn’t work either, but when I set it for a time it rung no problem, the phone is playing with us lol.

  • Tiago Sousa

    Yo guys. Can you help me with one thing? I’ve checked XperiFirm to see if the update for the android Lollipop on my Xperia Z3, and the latest version appears to be the android 5.1. However, I’ve tried to check on my phone and on Sony PC Companion, and both say that it’s updated, even tho I’m still on 5.0… Can you tell me what’s going on?

  • Tiago Sousa

    Where did you get that Xperia System Update window?…

  • Alvin

    Didn’t it always been like that since 5.0.2?

  • Xano Phobious

    Does anybody experience that the “ETA” when charging your phone on the lockscreen is gone now?

  • Milos

    I too haven’t got the update… Are you from Europe? It could be that we have to wait longer for the update to reach us :/ Does anyone else have this problem?

  • Thor Havsgård

    Yep.

  • Tiago Sousa

    No idea xD never saw it on my phone. Most of the times I update it through PC Companion

  • Tiago Sousa

    Yeh, I’m from Europe… No idea why the update isn’t reaching… :/. It’s stupid because I can see on XperiFirm that the latest firmware available on my carrer is the 5.1. But then, when I check for updates, I get nothing. So i’m still on 5.0.2.

  • Alvin

    well that explained it :D

  • Jamal Boqmasha

    Me too I have the same problem on Z3 Dual but im from the Middle East.I checked on my phone and Sony PC Companion!

  • Tiago Sousa

    Well, in what concerns to me I’ve found the issue. It appears that even tho I’m using Vodafone PT, my original firmware relates to Customized ES, and so, I’m gonna have to wait ’till it’s available for that market XD

  • basheer

    Still nothing for z2

  • David Wasp

    :D any chance regarding update of battery performance and speaker loudness, also headphone loudness and sound quality. Yet to recive update here.

  • Alvin

    I dont know why but my I have no problem with speaker at all and I do feel that it is loud, even before 5.1.1. Sound quality feels just a tad better but for headphone loudness, will try it later, but when i tried it before, i listen at a little more than 3/4 of media volume bar, which is already loud, when i listen to it louder, i could hurt my ears

  • Daniel Savard

    I have installed the update this morning
    I can see my battery draining faster than even. I have lost 9% in the first 20minutes and I was not even using my phone.
    It was 100% when started, 91 % after 20 minutes
    after 2h 30minutes, i’m now at 80%

  • Apurba2790

    Seems like its gonna come tomorrow in india!! Can’t wait anymore… :)

  • Apurba2790

    Seems like its gonna come tomorrow in india!! Can’t wait anymore… :)

  • Thiago Garcia

    esse firmwere do Z3 D6643 nao da pra usar postem um que de pra fazer uso pessoal!!!!

  • Kabuto Kouji

    So everybody has the same??? In the promo video locks thin!!! Help!!!! Look the difference!!

  • Kabuto Kouji

    That app doesnt change the lockscreen clock just the home screen

  • nick sweden

    Yes sorry 5.0 has no widgets I forget that we want widgets

  • Zhanarbek Omurbekov

    Hello guys! Please if anybody is from Poland or who is informed regarding the updates for polish carriers, can you tell me or explain why I’m still stuck with version of 23.1.A.0726??? :( since my last update several months ago here I noticed three more updates, but unfortunately didn’t get any of them, 5.1.1 as well… :( Thanks in advance for your response!

  • Thiago Garcia

    O firmwere d6643 não serve pra uso diário tem como postar um sirva?

  • Thiago Garcia

    Tem como arrumar o firmwere do z3 d6643?

  • The_Newtype

    Hoping you guys can help me out:

    After updating, I can no longer see a preview of incoming SMS messaged in my notification header. I still get the icon that I have a message, but no more preview.

    Thanks.

  • The_Newtype

    Hoping you guys can help me out:

    After updating, I can no longer see a preview of incoming SMS messaged in my notification header. I still get the icon that I have a message, but no more preview.

    Thanks.

  • Diego Salgado

    I have a similar issue with the battery performance after the 5.1.1 update. My battery is actually draining faster when I’m using the phone than before. I left the phone alone overnight and it only drained 4% but it drains a lot of % when I use it.

  • Daniel Savard

    You are right, i have noticed the same behavior.
    When i looked at the battery usage, looks like the WIFI is taking a lot of consumption (constantly) compared to other app
    I dont recall that before..

  • aman ansari

    Finally lollipoplollipop 5.1.1 rolling in india for z3 from today … :-) :-) :-)

  • aman ansari

    Charging time not showing after 5.1. 1 z3.am I the only one?

  • Fred Rodrigues

    Started for z3 Dual in Brazil!!

  • Thiago Garcia

    Não tem nenhum GENERIC FIRMWARE PARA Z3 D6643?

  • arkgt

    i have been having overheating issues and Good Play Service issue, i used to have the XZ and with one of the updates came that issue with the Google Play Service and now is coming again, a friend of my has the XZ3 as well and he is not having that issue, should i restore the software or someone else has the same issue?

  • Milos

    Balkans got the update today :)

  • Jaivishal Gohel

    Ye u right ..I do agree with u

  • Daniel Savard

    I Fix/repair the OS this morning using Sony PC companion.
    I had to reconfigure few apps after as it is resetting the phone.
    It is a bit better now but still the battery is draining faster than before.

  • Mahmoud

    I have a z3 dual 5.0.2 and it has the same bug
    Middle East version

  • Chee Siong Lee

    Battery drains faster. Only 1 side of speaker has sound for notifications. Hopefully .570 update will be better

  • z3user

    Still no update for Z3 dual (d6633)????

  • ayub407

    Not yet in UAE (middle east). It’s like Sony has completely forgotten that Z3 Dual exist.

  • Shreyash Wadekar

    Please Help………..

    On Friday 31/07/2015 I have updated my Z3 to 5.1.1 version and it has started giving sound issue.

    When I switch ON the loudspeaker mode, the sound is very low. Does any one have faced same issue?

  • apolloa

    Ok, the update was pushed through onto my Z3 Tablet Compact today, installed perfectly fine. But it has a really annoying bug they should have removed, when you have the lock screen present it constantly displayed ‘No Service’ in the top right hand side of the screen, where the cellular signal strength bar would be.
    This is a bit rubbish, because I do not have the cellular model, mine is WiFi only!! Is there any way to remove this, or am I stuck with it until Sony fix the bug?

  • Colin Main

    The software introduces many bugs. Alarms NEVER sound if the option to use side buttons for snoozing or dismissing are selected. As soon as the alarm sounds, the effect of the buttons takes place. Even without the option set, a snoozed alarm only sounds after (A) the set time period **AND** (B) you touch the screen. In other words, you need to wake up and touch the screen before the alarm sounds.

    Bluetooth is broken too. Connected devices do not use bluetooth for, say, media despite being selected to do so. It is necessary to go into “option” and unselect the option, save & exit, then re-select the option. EVERY TIME.

    Notification blockings get forgotten. EVERY TIME.

    And LINKED IN becoming part of the system? This is the organisation with hundreds of documented cases of stealing email addresses from its customers. Not a change in hell of this being useful!

    Heat. This phone has a useful handwarmer feature, that makes it get almost too hot to touch now. This also means the battery can easily drop 1% per minute. The only way to stop it is a reset.

    I bought my Z3 in November and it has had 2 software updates since then; each has degraded the phone and made it worse.

    I wish I had stuck with Samsung and left Sony to do what they are best at – having their servers hacked.

  • Kristijan Kaši?

    Da, ali u Hrvatskoj samo VipNet, T-Mobile još ništa

  • vov

    WTF sony? NO UPDATE YET! D6633!!!!!

  • Chitti- The Robot

    Do NOT update to 5.1 on Z3. Battery life goes down. I repeat, Do NOT Update.

  • John Jay

    I also recommend not to upgrade to 5.1! its the worst to happen in my Z3 Dual. Its a battery Hog, Its visibly very laggy, SMS issue like your sent message becomes translucent and no time stamp, personalized ring tone for contacts not working, missing avatar in sms, minutes in locksreen clock becomes ugly bold. Missing time left during charging in lockscreen, Charging longer than usual others reported up to 4 hours. I really regret updating it, no other issue even pcc or factory reset best solution is NOT to upgrade or Flash back to 5.0.2

  • mehdi milani

    xperia z3 dual so what???????????????
    I think Sony completely forgotten Z3 Dual!!!
    not even update to 5.1 lolipop in middle east for this device!

  • Omar

    did they use AOSP dialer? or is it still the 5.0 one with minor changes?

  • Alvin

    Not aosp, that is the updated one

  • Omar

    that’s sad. but i have figured out how to install the AOSP dialer and in call UI and there’s still no 5.1 for the Z1 Compact so there’s no problem so far xD do the quick contacts look like the ones in 5.0?

  • Alvin

    Yeah it’s similar

  • ayub407

    It’s available now. Check PC companion. :)

  • Brian Martin

    Since this update on Xperia z3 compact, my battery life is around 10-12 hours which is totally unacceptable. Prior to this update it lasted between 30-40 hours. I’ve been frantically trying to disable everything I can within google but it doesn’t seem to help. Battery usage shows around 20% google services and 15% android system.

  • Diego Salgado

    I have the same problem with my Xperia Z3. I’ve done some research on the problem and it seems like the issue is Lollipop (especial 5.1.1). It seems like phones running on Lollipop (5.0, 5.1) have Android OS, Android System and Google Play Services drain a large part of the battery.

  • Brian Martin

    My problem only started with 5.1.1, previous version which was also Lollipop (not sure of the version though) seemed to work Ok. Yes, it’s google play services as the main problem, followed by Android OS.

  • Diego Salgado

    It’s very annoying! I feel like I don’t even want to use my phone because the battery is draining so fast (even when it’s not in use!)

  • Brian Martin

    It’s more than annoying, I might ask the operator to replace the faulty phone with one that’s working properly.

  • Diego Salgado

    At least you have that option, I bought my Z3 unlocked so I can’t replace it…

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