STAMINA battery mode makes a return in latest Beta update (23.5.A.1.151)

by XB on 11th May 2016

in Firmware, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z3 series

Xperia Z3 Beta_23.5.A.1.151_3Sony Mobile has released a new Beta Marshmallow update, which brings back STAMINA battery mode, as expected. The update moves the Android 6.0.1 build number to version 23.5.A.1.151 for select users of the Xperia Z2 (D6503), Z3 (D6603) and Z3 Compact (D5803).

To activate the new Stamina battery mode you will need to go to Settings > Battery > Stamina mode. You can then customize and set the battery level percentage for automatic activation. We would hope to see STAMINA hit the official software at some point soon.

It is worth noting that due to the changes brought about with Android Marshmallow, namely the mandatory Doze feature, Sony has had to work with Google’s new battery saving feature and therefore there are some limitations. Some of those on the beta have complained that this new STAMINA mode on Android Marshmallow does not have the same level of customisation available compared to STAMINA mode on Android Lollipop.

Here is what the developers had to say on this: “Stamina under Lollipop had a completely different configuration due to the operating system itself. What we can do is to improve the new Stamina in other ways, including usability, functionality, stability, reach etc., but always within the new OS framework.

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  • Jesús López Sotelo

    Hiding entirely an application from the notifications should come back too.

    This is my “clean” notification bar.

  • Ailan Hidaz

    Wasn’t stamina mode for official firmware supposed to return in “April”?

  • Sepester

    Where the hell is flagship updates? huh? like Z5?

  • Ibiel

    Very Nice!

  • TimmY

    I know that the Concept is nice and it’s nice to see old phones getting updates but lately they seem to ignore the flagships.
    It’s their call, but I don’t think my next phone will be from Sony if they keep doing stuff like this.

  • Rat

    Will these updates come to the rest of the world?

  • lovebmw

    they played it smart, rather than wait until this extra finishes and then update to marshmillow , they instead sent it earlier without that feature…. and then they brought it back…. Smart, less complaints… lovely.

  • DarkMaster

    ”if they keep doing stuff like this”

    this is awesome what is Sony doing!! just imagine if you where S5 user then you would be still stuck on lollipop 5.0 !

    anyway your only better choice when it comes to updates is Nexus….

  • Azzy

    Why is the statusbar black in every single xperia marshmallow screenshots I see? Is that the way it is now? Or is it because the person who took the screens is stupid enough to share screens that aren’t even the way they are by default?

  • Abo Zahra

    Please someone from beta tester users contact sony about the usb storage on MM z2 everytime i connect a usb storage to the phone it says the usb storage is corrupted , i try formatting it from the phone it gives me an error , every usb storage i connect to the phone is the same

  • It’s the default theme. Sony somehow decided that blue-black looks better.
    You can still apply oyher thes and still get coloured status bar though.

  • Manu

    The Good: Ultra-Stamina no longer blocks Music
    The Bad: It seems you cannot make any exceptions for apps in regular Stamina-Mode :/
    Will even WhatsApp work?!

  • vikash khoiwal

    Actaully sony has made changes in systemui so the old themes show black status bar but in future updates with xperia x apps sony will replace the present themes with the new xperia x themes which has colourful status bar like we had in 5.1.1.

  • ESniper

    looking forward to see you again StaminaMODE, great job SONY

    #MakeBelieve #XperiaZSeries #XZ3TC

  • Joonwoo Park

    So acutally that return is only true for Ultra stamina mode, and the normal stamina mode which we used to enjoy, won’ t return. What returns is just the name of it, and it just replaces name of ” battery saving mode”. I never use Ultra stamina mode, so the return is completely rubbish for me.

  • Joonwoo Park

    For that purpose, maybe you can disable battery optimization for what’sapp

  • Benjamin Levy

    You should be able to do a long press on a notification and then press the “I” to disable notifications.

    Or go to Settings->Apps, find the application in question, and then click on “App Notifications” and toggle “Block All”.

  • Lee Jia Hui

    U can do it through Battery Optimisation…
    Google had provide it so Sony have nothing to do with it…

  • Aestate

    only for Japan official firmware :(

  • Matt

    z3 is also flagship device :O

  • Matt

    its a BETA update, not a full stable software. stop being negative nancy

  • Joe Black

    Was a flagship device. I don’t mind the Z3 series having beta and concept software available, but seriously, Z3 series has official 6.0.1 and Z5 is still on 6.0?
    If that’s not odd and wrong, I don’t know what is.

  • Zandrajdugan

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  • Matt

    Agreed, I suppose Sony is being more careful with it’s newer flagship devices.

    Then again my z3 is not using stock firmware ;)

  • Shehab Skull

    Wait a sec .. where the new battery icon in this beta update ? + Did u get the new xperia X ui in this update or the same ugly one ?

  • Alex

    I have 23.5.A.0.570 can i upgrade?’s say your device is up to date….

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  • Shehab Skull

    It is the default theme.. But u can set the default Xperia X theme it doesn’t have this black shit

  • avrodeep

    Just give us our marshmallow update for Xperia m4 aqua Sony how long do we have to wait:'( :'( :'(

  • geon

    multitasking is not so good in the official release, going back to concept FW :(

  • David Hvatov

    That’s beta firmware. It’s not out yet as regular update..

  • Mac

    Recently upgraded from Z1C to Z3C cuz the Z1C acted crazy. But battery life sucks on Z3C marshmallow, need stamina asap!

  • Sarjvela Sarjvela

    I have Z3 Dual D6633 and is this update for my ?

  • ozanyalcn45

    ? think old one is better dude.

  • Eduardo Otero

    No, only for D6603.

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  • Abo Zahra

    How to get the default xperia x theme ? Thnx.

  • Sarjvela Sarjvela

    And do you know ever comes for my device or not :D :D I need it so mutch :(

  • Azzy

    Their decisions are getting pretty weird now…

  • Vito Ciccia Romito

    For those of you who had problems with call quality straight after the Marshmallow update, has call quality returned to normal and proper levels after updating to firmware 23.5.A.1.151? Is there now an option for disabling noise suppression (which seems to be the culprit of this problem)? Can people hear you clearly now when you speak on the phone? I’d love to know your experience if you had this issue resolved.

  • Ailan Hidaz


  • Lee Jia Hui

    The is the “beta version” for the specific phones model only… (To test for available bugs)

    Soon, they will use this beta software for official release… after they get the bugs fixed…

  • Shehab Skull

    I know.. but I am sure they won’t return the old icon after changing it..

  • insyt

    The old stamina optimized optimized, not restricted, unless the screen was off. This is basically battery saving mode.

    Old stamina : queued background data, underclocked cpu, switched everything off when screen was off. The only trade off was missing notifications when screen was off but you could white list important apps.

    New stamina : switches a lot of important things even when phone is in use, will only switch all connections off when device is stationary? No options to white list, use high accuracy GPS when navigating, use image enhancement if you enjoy it?

  • Alex ”MiG”

    I haven’t got the Marshmallow guys wait a minute… That’s seems strange to me.

  • Makozak

    Charge your phone ><

  • Julian Bravo

    Please sony add API2 Camera….

  • coach

    For me thats not a problem as I don’t like the colourful status bar that came in L. And I always used a dark theme so my status bar is always black

  • Admir

    Marshmallow for Z3 D6643, when? Never?

  • Andrius Mikalauskas

    WHEN THE UPDATE WILL COME TO Z5 COMPACT? Feeling a bit left by sony, in batery consumption menyu icons needs fixing, and stamina would be welcome as well. When it will be on Z5 Compact???

  • Andrius Mikalauskas

    when it will come for z5c?? Icons needs fixing as well ;)

  • Mohammed Nabeel

    Guys the mods from xda will it work on this beta rom ?

  • Saeed

    Doz removed? Or no?
    Doz and stamina?

  • Jesús López Sotelo

    That does nothing to hide the Cell Information notification since there’s no option, also the Lifelog comes up every time it updates.

  • Benjamin Levy

    Unfortunately, the notification setting gets reset whenever any app updates.

  • Lee Jia Hui

    Didn’t remove…
    Google didn’t allow OEM to remove the function of Doze…

  • Jesús López Sotelo

    That never happend to me on Lollipop and all previous versions of Android that I’ve used.

  • Kiler

    And still the same, old, sh*tty kitkat statusbar icons… Why, Sony, why???

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  • Shehab Skull
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  • Joe Black

    Because you don’t ride a dead horse.
    In my opinion, the lack of effort could be interpreted as just that.

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  • Udenso Ugwu

    I haven’t seen any update concerning the stamina mode for my (Z3 D6603) yet. *Wondering*

  • Ingridkcarter2

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  • Adam Graver

    Moved from an Xperia Z3 to a Nexus 5X after I smashed the back and its amazing how far behind Sony’s software has become. I mean.. the status bar icons are from KitKat!!

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  • QueDato

    Or Motorola… But Motorola don’t have hard modifications to the system like Sony.
    Sony software support is the best off all, with no doubt!

  • Zayed Kotayba

    I made a theme inspired by SONY marshmallow to fix black bar problem and make everything look as it was on lollipop

    you can download it on google play :-

  • Jan van Rees

    You said it right. what`s the point in making a stamina modus without the exeption mode for apps like Whatsapp.

  • Zakaria Mahmoud

    the update will arrive for users not in the beta test when ?

  • Kekec

    new update for the z2

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