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Android Marshmallow 6 on our Xperia Z5

Commissioner
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Re: Android Marshmallow 6 - FW 32.1.A.1.163 on our Xperia Z5


https://i.gyazo.com/f4c6c1de9893e5e5cbd5416a29be8e38.png

 

First impression :

- UI is still the same, nothing changed
- Contacts pictures now displaying correctly with different dpi
-Very fast animation and app switching, feels much smoother than Lollipop at 320 dpi
- Cannot see discharge rate with AIDA64 anymore
- Brightness issue fixed
- Dialer has a new layout and pictures are centered
- Camera interface looks almost the same ... ?
- Fingerprint now much better and unlocking almost everytime
- No heat whatsoever and battery still doing well, actually looks a bit better but need to confirm
- Again much faster and smoother !!!!! and I have 81 apps installed
-Do not disturb option
- SD card not combined with internal memory whatsoever
- Version 6.0

 

Visitor
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Re: Android Marshmallow 6 - FW 32.1.A.1.163 on our Xperia Z5

which country and operator ?

 

Commissioner
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Re: Android Marshmallow 6 - FW 32.1.A.1.163 on our Xperia Z5

unlocked - Android MENA ARABIC  MAA 

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Talent
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Re: Android Marshmallow 6 - FW 32.1.A.1.163 on our Xperia Z5

Performance is something I noticed straight away it's very responsive and fast. Too early to comment on battery life. No stamina mode which is kinda ridiculous but apparently it's coming back in future updates, overall it's an ok upgrade all the changes are more under the hood as the Ui is same and settings menu pretty much the same. Slightly different battery icon when u turn percentage off.
Adept
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Re: Android Marshmallow 6 - FW 32.1.A.1.163 on our Xperia Z5

So far so good for me:


-The phone feels WAY faster and snappier

 

-UI lag and slowdowns = 99% gone. (Thanks God!!!)

 

-Auto-brightness bug is FINALLY fixed. That thing was so irritating

 

-Bluetooth issues (connection dropping every ~10 minutes or so in my car) are gone

-I miss the good old Lollipop Volume Panel with the "Do not disturb" settings. I wish we got the 6.0.1 panel

-Fingerprint scanner works WAY WAY WAY better now, thanks to Google's official API (I guess?)

-Thanks, you included the latest February security fixes!

-Visually, everything is virtually identical

-Same old camera app with no Camera2 API and advanced manual settings. That's a dissapointement

 

-Animations in general are faster, am I right?


I expected more new stuff in the UI depatment but well, at least we have a firmware that is worthy of the Z5, and the most annoying bugs are fixed!

Stamina Mode is missing for now, but well... I guess it's not that bad IF Doze gets the job done.


What I'd like to see in the coming months:

-6.0.1 with the new Volume panel

-The new UI/icons we saw in the Xperia X videos

-My hopes are low on that one but... the new Xperia X camera app with adaptative focus, more Manual controls / Camera2 API



That update won't revolutionize anything, but at least my Z5 now works as it should have since day 1! The UI lag was unberable on a device that powerful, coming from a slower OnePlus One that had NO UI lag at all.

Good job Sony, but keep the updates coming. 6.0.1 would be a pretty good first step

Commissioner
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Re: Android Marshmallow 6 - FW 32.1.A.1.163 on our Xperia Z5

I can regret about one thing

 

BLACK STATUS BAR

 

Where has Material Android gone ?

 

Why this crazy chose ?

Adviser
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Re: Android Marshmallow 6 - FW 32.1.A.1.163 on our Xperia Z5

SIM free Z5 compact in UK, nothing yet OTA or via PC Companion. Is there any way we can force up update? I can't wait for the lag to go, and the discolouration to go too!

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Re: Android Marshmallow 6 - FW 32.1.A.1.163 on our Xperia Z5

Ye I also hate the black status bar. Used to be blue because I have the blue theme set
Inhabitant
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Re: Android Marshmallow 6 - FW 32.1.A.1.163 on our Xperia Z5

I couldn't agree more. So far my Z5P has been nothing but a chore to use. Laggy interface, non-working fingerprint scanner (no matter what I do) and extreme heat. 

I'm in Sweden so hopefully we should both receive the update at the same time-ish.

Commissioner
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Re: Android Marshmallow 6 - FW 32.1.A.1.163 on our Xperia Z5

Infact

I thinked that would have been blue but I was wrong

Now is in black

I'm waiting for their explanation at regard