STAMINA mode makes a return to Japanese Xperia Z4/Z5 models on Marshmallow

by XB on 19th April 2016

in Xperia - Japan Models, Xperia Z4 and Z3+ series, Xperia Z5 series

Xperia Battery STAMINASony Mobile and Japanese operator NTT docomo have released an Android Marshmallow update that sees the return of the STAMINA mode, as expected. The battery-saving mode was axed when Marshmallow first arrived, as Google’s native Doze feature does something very similar.

The new firmware build number 32.1.F.1.38 is currently live on the Xperia Z5 (SO-01H), Xperia Z5 Compact (SO-02H) and Xperia Z5 Premium (SO-03H). In addition, NTT docomo has today released Android Marshmallow for the Xperia Z4 (SO-03G), which also includes STAMINA mode. The Xperia Z4 has been updated to build number 32.1.E.1.38.

Now that Japanese models have STAMINA mode back, it is only a matter of time before we see it introduced to global models. Indeed, Sony recently confirmed that STAMINA mode is due to make a return in Xperia devices running Marshmallow later in the year.

Stamina mode Japan_2 Xperia Z5 NTT docomo STAMINA mode

Stamina mode Japan_1

Via NTT docomo.

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    YESSSS, Now give it to the International Models :D

  • David Challinor

    This is great news I can’t wait for it to return. I use to get a day and half to two days on my Z5 Compact until Marshmallow. Doze is okay I guess but you have no control over it and it only works some of the time. Stamina mode / Great Battery life is the main reason I left Apple after 4 years and chose Sony, I thought I’d made a mistake… IT’S A GOOD DAY !

  • ozanyalcn45

    Batery icon looks weird in stamina settings.i was wont to the old icon

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  • fluxx

    Any other known changes on this version?

  • Hansa Madusanka Amarasekara

    Nice to hear that Stamina Mode back on Marshmallow.
    Waiting for Marshmallow for D6653, Sony Xperia z3, Sri Lanka.

  • Kevin Pang

    So, what is it different from the STAMINA from Lollipop? How does it interact with Doze? That’s what I am very interested about. But I very welcome this feature.

  • OzJason

    Still Feb patch level and 6.0… disappointing.

  • Dion

    Still 6.0 wow

  • Dominic81

    Still on 6.0 with February security patches, while the Z2/Z3 are already on 6.0.1. I don’t get it?! Come on Sony

  • Brick

    What are the differences between 6 and 6.0.1? Also what’s fixed in the latest security patch?

  • muhkuhap

    6.0.1 e.g. readded the option to Disable notifications TILL NEXT ALARM!!

  • Still use loli, wait for this stamina mode on MM.
    Hell yeah…

  • muhkuhap

    Useless crap anyway. Buy a brick phone for that.

  • Ben Leung

    The option(?????XXX) under the the option (STAMINA XXX) is Ultra STAMINA mode.

  • Ben Leung

    Once again, the option(?????XXX) under the the option (STAMINA XXX) is Ultra STAMINA mode.

  • Matt

    My phone body is ready

  • Matt

    How dare you ,it’s extremely useful.

  • And new emojis

  • Khillo81

    And what the hell is a brick phone????? I guess you mean a dumb phone. Or in other words: a pre-2003 phone (best phones ever, they could even be used as weapons). I agree though that it is a great option for when you’re running low on battery with no socket in sight…

  • Luis alexander rosas velasquez

    We have Feb securty patch too

  • Sadman Khan

    That’s important shit

  • Joonwoo Park

    What if I flash Japanese rom to international model? Any incompatibility expected?

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  • tokar86a

    Hope they are going to release it to

  • PoweredBySony

    they should release 6.0.1 with stamina mode, ultra stamina mode, noise suppression, speaker voice enhancement and camera fixes for the z5. Just got one and the camera doesn’t seem so speciall

  • raju

    Patch level means what??

  • Musharab

    Desperately Want STAMINA MODE in Marshmallow for Z2, Z3, Z4, Z5

  • Fred Henk

    I can’t wait Stamina worked perfectly . I never had a battery issue with my z1 or z3

  • KarFar

    WOW hope it’s true (except the RAM should be bigger just to keep up with the competition)

  • Bashar Shehab

    But I guess this is Low Battery Mode? Correct me if I’m wrong but I think this option is low Battery mode

    (Because of the icon is the same as LBM in Lollipop)

  • Sweggity

    I can see there are lot of German people who loves Xperia

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  • Abdou Zaouia

    So happy to see this good news, by the way i got a question and i hope that someone can answer me, it’s about the battery performance, well : i put my z5C underwater a llittle seconds the i rinse it, it worked normally, after few hours; i see that notification from the plugging in (head/earphone) the jack port appeared a lots, i stopped it untill i put the earphone, but after even if i plugg the headphone that notification didn’t appear again, also i saw the battery started to reduce constantly, my question is ; is the water can make this issue to the jack port and reduce the battery’s performance ? thank you :D

  • Ulas

    What about ULTRA STAMINA mode?? I think its more important than stamina mode.

  • Samuel

    Is Ultra STAMINA enabled?

  • David Wasp
    Its not even the same stamina mode, they just renamed low battery mode to stamina, I am disappointed, they took so long to release marshmallow and it feels half baked now.

  • YuuriAyano

    I wonder what the new STAMINA mode does.

  • kaostheory

    Anyone hear about Xperia X premium with a HDR screen?

  • hansip

    It is better for you to blow (simply with your mouth) the remaining water out of the jack and USB port before you continue using the phone after submerged it. It is a very simple and easy thing to do.

    The battery will take hit just because the additional false alarm which will trigger alert in the UI, which even though a simple Ux but processing power will be needed nonetheless.

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  • jamie evans

    GSMArena reports that Xperia X Premium is coming with HDR display and USB Type-C. Is that true?

  • Blazing Mak

    It’s really Ultra Stamina Mode, who don’t want it for those only use for calling and photo?

  • Lee Jia Hui

    I “think” the Ultra Stamina Mode is already changed to Emergency Mode.

  • Kathy Lopez

    “my room mate Lori Is getting paid on the internet 98$/hr”…..!ca285ctwo days ago grey MacLaren P1 I bought after earning 18,512 was my previous month’s payout..just a little over.17k DoIIars Last month..3-5 hours job a day…with weekly’s realy the simplest. job I have ever Do.. I Joined This 7 months. ago. and now making over. hourly 87 DoIIars…Learn. More right Here !ca285n:?:?:???? http://GlobalSuperJobsReportsEmploymentsTechnologiesGetPayHourly$98…. .??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??::::::!ca285n….,.

  • Wilhelm-Bernhard Trometer

    Have a look at gsmarenavcom there is a rumor about the new xperia x premium with 5.5 inch screen and 4 k resulotion and a hdr display is just a rumor but take it with pinch of salt for the time being

  • Khillo81

    So you read what one person said and reposted it here? If you had bothered to read the whole discussion, you would’ve seen that you can switch it on manually as well

  • Khillo81

    Because they are a wise nation

  • Joonwoo Park

    So chances are that that Stamina mode is not a thing we think??

  • Raphael Lins

    For real, this Stamina is ultra Stamina…
    The normal one, now is Doze.
    Doze = Stamina
    Stamina (6.0) = ULTRA STAMINA

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  • jokensy

    F**k this news. There’s another one about the Xperia X Premium which is more exciting. If those killer specs are true, I’m definitely buying it.

  • Cool2B

    The home button of the blue theme looks nice, where to get it?

  • Abdou Zaouia

    In fact, i think in that moment when i blew it, i favored water to enter more deeply, anyway i’m putting it in the rice for 2 days, and i hope if there any humidity, it will be absorbed :D thank you for you feedback.

  • Timel

    and this news is more exciting

    Sony Xperia X Premium to feature World’s First HDR Display with 1300 nits brightness

  • azzido

    why only 1080p screen and still 3GB of RAM in device called “Premium” at the end of 2016 or maybe even 2017 ????????

    Illogical… still no any news on camera (same bad camera of X Poorformance?) and the Battery though.

  • azzido

    which killer specs? 1080p 5.5″ display and 3GB of RAM at the end of 2016 or even maybe 2017???

  • azzido

    hope there will be a frosted glass back variant with epic green color as of Z5.
    And 4GB of RAM for GOD’s sake… and camera with finally better lens…

  • I want and update with 6.0.1 android version and april security patch, if possible, security patch for may if we get update next month.

    also camera interface for manual mode must be improved, it is unpractical to open all the time settings just to change iso or to enable/disable hdr.

  • skrug

    looks like it’s the Pixels (movie) theme.

  • Lauren Ogden

    “my room mate Lori Is getting paid on the internet 98$/hr”…..!ca842ctwo days ago grey MacLaren P1 I bought after earning 18,512 was my previous month’s payout..just a little over.17k DoIIars Last month..3-5 hours job a day…with weekly’s realy the simplest. job I have ever Do.. I Joined This 7 months. ago. and now making over. hourly 87 DoIIars…Learn. More right Here !ca842n:?:?:???? http://GlobalSuperJobsReportsEmploymentsPartnersGetPayHourly$98…. .??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??:??::::::!ca842n….,…

  • hansip

    I can assure you it won’t. it will be blown to the outside and it will leave splatter around it. already done it multiple times with my XZU and Z5P, no issue.

    About that rice method, well it has proven to be a myth so yeah..

  • iosvsios

    Because the spec war isn’t everything. Make a phone that lasts a while and works great and has no hiccups in performance, camera, usability.. Not one that just participates in a p***ing contest on a specsheet.

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  • jokensy

    Display : 1.07 B-I-L-L-I-O-N Colors, 120Hz refresh rate, 2000:1 contrast ratio, 1000 nits of white brightness (Galaxy S7 has 539 nits). Other specs:USB type-C, SD 820…

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  • Timel

    you’re right but in Android world the hardware specs are very important for making decision to buy the phone , I mean finally most end users will get the phone with the best specs,

    And I heard that Galaxy Note 6 will come up with 6GB of RAM, Sony need to catch up rivals

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  • ???

    It *is* low battery mode. Check the settings screen posted by the guy on reddit. The description of the new “Stamina mode” is identical to the current description of low battery mode. The only thing that’s changed is that you get a few more options to choose when it is activated, but in effect, it does exactly the same thing, *not* what classic Stamina mode did. Which wouldn’t make any sense anyway, because what Stamina used to do, Doze is supposed to do now, regardless of whether people think it works better or worse.

  • azzido

    sorry galaxy S7 has 855 nits, 2000:1 contrast? wooow! Oled has infinite contrast, and how about the black levels? Why they do not mention the Black levels? :P you know why… and sorry 3GB of RAM since Z2… Sorry.

    + very uly look, at least on this concept, too rounded, metal, no frosted back, camera not under one piece of glass (probably plastic camera lens cover as in Z5 Premium = no!).

    For me it seems like they are not able to deliver in camera department (odd) so they are trying with LCD displays. Still it should be bigger, at least 5.7″

  • azzido

    You forgot they will ofer it with a very high price, probvably more expensive than the competition like it was with Z5 Premium, this is why you should expect better specs at this pricing tag.

  • Abdou Zaouia

    I agree with you, just one more thing that i want to share with you why i saw the battery’s performance is reducing, take a look this screenshot from my device, and you will see that green “thing” is not next to 100 % as it was before, compare it with your if you want.

  • jokensy

    Very ugly look? We don’t even know how this sh*t will look like. This photo is the X Performance and if 5.5″ is not enough for you, you should start wearing glasses (unless you already do).

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  • Cool2B

    Good catch.. ! You are the man.. downloading now.. thanks :)

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  • azzido

    how about 4GB of RAM that other flagships already have?
    Anyone saw? Anyone know? How abut the blacks against the OLED???

    Any improvements to camera or again the same silly one?
    Maybe the plastic “glass” cover known from Z5 Premium?

    No thanks!

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  • ????

    Oh please, I want this badly… especially after this 32.1.a.1.185 update….

  • Román Rodríguez

    Am I the only one here who have problems with the fingerprint hardware in the Xperia Z5 Compact? I have the latest firmware (32.1.A.1.185) and sometimes I have to reboot my phone to fix this problem, it says “Fingerprint hardware not available”

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