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What is the ideal OS Android version for Z3 Compact?

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What is the ideal OS Android version for Z3 Compact?

Hi

 

My first post here and wondered if any of you would have a neat answer for me.

 

I am considering getting a Z3 Compact, and have been reading about it and it seems there may have been some issues with Android updates affecting thing slike battery life, etc. I know it can be taken as far as MARSHMALLOW, but some people say it is better to stay at LOLLIPOP, and I have found still other owners saying that they have flashed their phones back to KITKAT, and that this is the best match for the phone.

 

I am wondering if there is a best answer for what is the best version of Android to be using with this phone?

 

Thanks!

 

Robert

[PS - extra question - there is one available I am looking at that is running 5.0.2.
Would it be possible to update this OTA to 5.1, or will only option now to be to go full Marshmallow, or flash it?]