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Will the New Sony Xperia Phone Change the Game for Smartphone Battery Life?

01_Xperia_Z3_White_smallOf course, short battery life isn’t an uncommon Achilles ’ heel for modern smartphones to have. These pocket-sized devices are as powerful as some computers and are used frequently to boot. It makes sense that they quickly drain their batteries, and it also makes sense that companies like Apple and Samsung are reluctant to add bigger batteries to these devices. After all, sleek and lightweight have always been the orders of the day for mobile devices.
Introducing the Sony Xperia Z3

All of this makes it that much more surprising that Sony appears to have solved the battery life conundrum with its latest smartphone, the Xperia Z3. Supposedly, Sony’s new phone has a battery that will be able to last two days on a single full charge. Compared to most phones, which we are lucky to have last from when we wake up in the morning to when we go to bed at night, that’s an incredibly impressive statistic.

Of course, the Xperia Z3 won’t always last that long. A recent article from the Small Business Trends website says that the Z3’s 3,100 mAh battery can support 16 hours of talk time, 130 hours of music playback, 10 hours of video playback, and 920 hours (38 and 1/3 days) in standby mode. Still, the fact that the Xperia Z3 could last 16 hours if you were talking on it nonstop is still a major accomplishment. No one talks on the phone all day nonstop, and even if someone did, 16 hours would be enough time to get them through a work day and then some. In other words, Sony may finally have delivered the phone to free busy professionals from battery life woes.
A New Frontier for Battery Life
Only time will tell if the supercharged battery life of the Xperia Z3 will turn the phone into one of the titans of the phone marketplace. Previous Sony Xperia smartphones have done well enough but have not come close to matching the sales or ubiquity of the Apple iPhone or the Samsung Galaxy. Judging by the number of people who have complained about the iPhone 6 battery life though, many consumers out there want precisely what the Xperia Z3 is offering, so perhaps Sony has found the fast track into a more powerful position in the smartphone market.

Even if the Xperia X3 doesn’t become a huge seller, though, the fact that a company as big as Sony is now using 3,100 mAh batteries in their phones bodes well for future devices from Samsung, Apple, and other big smartphone players. Hopefully, within a year, all of the most popular smartphones on the market will be able to offer two days of battery life—if not more!