[PSA]Beware the battery of the Sony Xperia Z

It’s clear Sony worked hard on the Xperia Z.  The design is excellent and the hardware is top notch.  I thought Sony had a winner on its hands.  Then I read the review on Engadget yesterday and saw the battery rundown result for the Z.

For those that missed it, here’s the result as compared to some other high end smartphones:

Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD – 14 hours and 4 minutes
Apple iPhone 5 – 11 hours and 15 minutes
Samsung Galaxy Note II – 10 hours and 45 minutes
Motorola Droid Razr HD – 10 hours and 42 minutes
Samsung Galaxy S III – 9 hours and 2 minutes
LG Optimus G – 8 hours and 43 minutes
HTC One X+ – 7 hours and 32 minutes
HTC Droid DNA – 6 hours and 38 minutes
Sony Xperia Z – 5 hours and 35 minutes

Hopefully Engadget just got a defective unit, because otherwise unless you’re planning to use the Xperia Z as a really nice paperweight you should probably stay away.

At least when the battery dies you can pretend it’s a fish though


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