Hi, I really appreciated the long battery life of my XZ1 Compact, that was until the Android Pie update that I received yesterday. Now my phone battery is draining at an alarming rate, which is disappointing to say the least. Similar to the post by ElisaK, I also prefer smaller phones, as I do not want to have the equivalent of a tablet on me. The Honor 10 fits my needs perfectly as it's not too big even though it has a large screen. Sony needs to address the battery drain issue, it's not acceptable. If not I'll be ordering a Honor 10 from Amazon pretty soon.
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Hi, I received the android Pie update yesterday. I'm based in the UK and have been looking forward to the update, mainly because I do internet banking etc and like to have the latest software for added security. The first thing I noticed after the update was the washed out colour of the Sony loop theme, which I use. It's no longer the vivid blue prior to the update. The camera app is simplified and more logical, I'm yet to try it out fully. The most noticeable downside is battery consumption. My XZ1 Compact has been the best phone I've owned for long lasting battery life, easily going 2 days with moderate usage. Since the update though, as soon as I open a web page the battery level starts to drop. In fact after a full charge and checking a notification, it immediately drops to 99%. To highlight this further, I charged my phone fully 15 minutes ago, and have just written this post. I'm now on 92% battery, so it's disappointing to say the least. I hope it's just a case of the phone adjusting to the upgrade and it will eventually settle back to the original long battery life.
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