Sony Xperia Z is best at technical specifications and considered as beast in terms of performance. This phone strikes right balance between features and battery life. With innovative features like Xperia Link (Supported for windows PC), DLNA and the Throw technology, mirror your screen to the television, Media Remote control app for Sony devices etc. This phone is a real pleasure to use. The audio quality of this phone is good and the display is sharp with nice viewing angles. NFC, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth etc are also present in this phone to enable easy and fast transfer of files.
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Coming to the battery performance, as per the company claims it can give 11 hours of continuous talk time (on 2G) and approximately 550 hours of standby time (23 days). Featuring a 2330mAh the company claims may be true. We personally tested this battery which is considered as heavy usage. In our hands on test, the battery lasted close to 7 hours which is considered to be good. Our test includes browsing HD videos over Wi-Fi and 3G, calls for 2 hours, Skype and WhatsApp chats, texting messages, listening to music, playing games and so on. Unlike other phones there are no heating issues with continuous usage also and you can use this smart phone continuously.
Another important feature of this phone is Power Saving Mode. Sony developed this phone with extreme care and took special care on battery issues. Power Saving Mode is specially designed to meet the requirements of the phone when the charge in the battery is very less. This mode intelligently manages the available power in the battery and gives extended life with the help of available power. This mode will turn off your data when you lock your screen. There are even options to allow certain apps like email, whatsApp etc. to allow data, but you have to select them individually. This mode is considered as a nice innovation and we are expecting that other mobile manufacturers will also follow it in the near future. In our personal experience also this mode performed reasonably well.
Reviews show that though some of Xperia Z customers complain about heavy battery drain, the overall response is positive and most of the Xperia Z users are satisfied with its battery performance. If the battery drains heavily then one might have opened several apps and didn’t close them properly. As the phone supports multitasking, if you don’t close app properly, it will drain battery. In this phone Sony also featured a low powered Bluetooth which uses less power than its original Bluetooth and gives same quality performance.
This 2330mAh can easily last a day with moderate usage and if you use your phone for minimum calling and text messaging, it can last up to 5 days. When compared with the other phones with similar features, this phone is the best in terms of battery performance and it outlined many models with fair margin. Finally, if you are considering a smart phone under $400 and a right balance between features and performance with optimum battery performance, this is best for you.
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