Sony Xperia E5 battery life test

Vince, 08 July, 2016

What good is a smartphone if you have to charge it every six hours or so? That's why the last couple of years phone makers have been trying to hit the right balance between potent specifications and acceptable battery life. In the case of the Sony Xperia E5, the company's credo is "more battery equals a happy customer."

That's why the small 5-incher boasts a 2,700mAh battery and happily, it's neither overly thick nor too heavy. During our testing of the phone, we had a glitch with a faulty software resulting in the need to redo the battery life test.

Thankfully, it was quickly fixed and here's how the Xperia E5 fared running software with the 37.0.A.1.133 build number.

Starting off with the 3G talk time test, the Xperia E5 managed a time of 11 hours and 29 minutes. That's in line with what Sony's official estimates suggest, but it's nowhere near as good as Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)'s score of 22 hours and 23 minutes.

Talk time

  • Meizu m3 note
    48:35h
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 LTE
    46:44h
  • Gionee Marathon M5
    38:07h
  • vivo Xplay5 Elite
    33:20h
  • Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro
    33:20h
  • Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G
    33:19h
  • Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016)
    32:54h
  • Xiaomi Redmi 3
    32:53h
  • OnePlus 3
    32:48h
  • Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus
    31:40h
  • Oppo R7 Plus
    30:46h
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+
    30:29h
  • OnePlus 2
    30:29h
  • Motorola DROID Turbo
    30:09h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE
    29:46h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Dual SIM
    29:46h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
    29:46h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE Dual SIM
    29:46h
  • Huawei Honor 5X
    29:40h
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 active
    29:17h
  • vivo V3Max
    28:47h
  • HTC One (M8) for Windows
    28:34h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note5
    28:34h
  • Nokia Lumia 1520
    28:34h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    28:31h
  • Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet LTE
    28:25h
  • Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
    28:23h
  • Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL
    27:47h
  • Huawei G8
    27:44h
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
    27:37h
  • Sony Xperia Z1
    26:53h
  • Huawei Mate 8
    26:45h
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 active
    26:29h
  • Motorola Moto X Play
    26:28h
  • Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)
    26:01h
  • Samsung P6800 Galaxy Tab 7.7
    25:45h
  • LG G3
    25:38h
  • LG G Pro 2
    25:37h
  • LG G Flex
    25:19h
  • Sony Xperia T2 Ultra
    25:16h
  • LG G2
    25:15h
  • Samsung Galaxy A7
    25:12h
  • BlackBerry Passport
    25:12h
  • Samsung Galaxy A7 Duos
    25:12h
  • Huawei Ascend Mate
    25:12h
  • Motorola Nexus 6
    25:03h
  • Samsung Galaxy A8
    25:02h
  • Samsung Galaxy A8 Duos
    25:02h
  • alcatel Hero
    25:02h
  • Oppo N1
    25:01h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo
    24:52h
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)
    24:32h
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
    24:29h
  • LeEco Le Max 2
    24:24h
  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra
    24:23h
  • Xiaomi Mi Max
    24:09h
  • Oppo R7s
    24:03h
  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus
    23:49h
  • Xiaomi Mi 4s
    23:25h
  • Motorola Moto X Force
    23:22h
  • LG AKA
    23:20h
  • Sony Xperia Z3
    23:13h
  • Meizu PRO 5
    23:10h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE Dual SIM
    23:09h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE
    23:09h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 Dual SIM
    23:09h
  • Oppo R7
    22:58h
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
    22:57h
  • Samsung P6200 Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus
    22:42h
  • Motorola Moto E (2nd gen)
    22:36h
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (USA)
    22:32h
  • Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)
    22:23h
  • Motorola Moto X Style
    22:23h
  • ZTE nubia Z9
    22:20h
  • Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue
    22:16h
  • Nokia Lumia 1320
    22:13h
  • Lenovo ZUK Z1
    22:13h
  • HTC One Max
    22:13h
  • Samsung Galaxy Core LTE
    22:13h
  • Sony Xperia Z2
    22:13h
  • Nokia Lumia 1020
    22:13h
  • Sony Xperia C3 Dual
    22:11h
  • Yota YotaPhone 2
    22:09h
  • Meizu MX4 Pro
    22:09h
  • Samsung ATIV SE
    22:05h
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MediaTek)
    22:02h
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note
    21:41h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
    21:39h
  • Motorola RAZR MAXX
    21:18h
  • Oppo F1 Plus
    21:07h
  • Xiaomi Mi 4i
    21:02h
  • Sony Xperia X Performance
    20:56h
  • Meizu m2 note
    20:55h
  • Huawei Nexus 6P
    20:50h
  • LG Optimus G Pro E985
    20:45h
  • HTC One M9
    20:44h
  • HTC 10
    20:42h
  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
    20:42h
  • Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)
    20:40h
  • Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
    20:27h
  • Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX
    20:24h
  • Sony Xperia E5
    11:29h

The Xperia E5 did okay in the web browsing test. Posting a time of 7 hours and 38 minutes, the diminutive smartphone didn't really impress, but it didn't fail miserably either.

Web browsing

  • Gionee Marathon M5
    30:51h
  • Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL
    20:22h
  • Xiaomi Mi Max
    19:25h
  • Huawei Mate 8
    17:05h
  • Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G
    16:41h
  • Sony Xperia E4
    16:40h
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 active
    16:25h
  • Xiaomi Redmi 3
    15:11h
  • Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet LTE
    15:05h
  • Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
    14:52h
  • Sony Xperia Z5
    14:35h
  • Meizu MX4
    14:06h
  • Huawei Ascend Mate7
    13:53h
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
    13:32h
  • Huawei P8
    13:32h
  • Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016)
    13:26h
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
    13:14h
  • HTC Butterfly 2
    13:11h
  • Meizu m1 note
    13:05h
  • Huawei Honor 6
    12:59h
  • Apple iPhone SE
    12:55h
  • Meizu PRO 5
    12:51h
  • Xiaomi Mi 5
    12:50h
  • Sony Xperia C
    12:45h
  • Motorola Moto E (2nd gen)
    12:42h
  • Nokia Lumia 1520
    12:40h
  • Acer Liquid X2
    12:39h
  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
    12:37h
  • HTC One (M8) for Windows
    12:31h
  • HTC Desire 700 dual sim
    12:30h
  • HTC One (M8)
    12:29h
  • Apple iPhone 6s
    12:27h
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)
    12:21h
  • Samsung Galaxy A8 Duos
    12:18h
  • Samsung Galaxy A8
    12:18h
  • ZTE nubia Z9
    12:18h
  • Sony Xperia T2 Ultra
    12:17h
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 active
    12:08h
  • Sony Xperia Z3
    12:03h
  • Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)
    11:55h
  • Nokia XL
    11:54h
  • Motorola Moto X Play
    11:52h
  • Sony Xperia Z3+
    11:51h
  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus
    11:51h
  • HTC Desire 816
    11:48h
  • Sony Xperia C3 Dual
    11:47h
  • LG G2
    11:42h
  • Samsung Galaxy A5
    11:36h
  • Samsung Galaxy A5 Duos
    11:36h
  • Meizu m3 note
    11:33h
  • Meizu m1 metal
    11:33h
  • Sony Xperia E4g
    11:32h
  • Sony Xperia Z2
    11:32h
  • Motorola DROID Turbo
    11:31h
  • Sony Xperia E1
    11:30h
  • Sony Xperia ZR
    11:20h
  • HTC One Max
    11:20h
  • Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
    11:20h
  • Motorola Moto G4
    11:18h
  • Asus PadFone X
    11:07h
  • HTC Butterfly S
    11:07h
  • LG G2 mini
    11:02h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    11:01h
  • Nokia Lumia 1320
    10:58h
  • Samsung Galaxy S6
    10:56h
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
    10:56h
  • HTC Desire 510
    10:53h
  • Microsoft Lumia 532
    10:52h
  • Microsoft Lumia 532 Dual SIM
    10:52h
  • Motorola Moto G 4G
    10:52h
  • Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
    10:50h
  • Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)
    10:50h
  • Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Dual SIM
    10:50h
  • Lenovo ZUK Z1
    10:46h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note5
    10:43h
  • Oppo R7 Plus
    10:39h
  • LG AKA
    10:38h
  • Huawei Honor 7
    10:38h
  • Nokia Lumia 830
    10:36h
  • vivo V3Max
    10:31h
  • Apple iPhone 6
    10:29h
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+
    10:25h
  • Meizu MX4 Pro
    10:24h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE Dual SIM
    10:23h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE
    10:23h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 Dual SIM
    10:23h
  • Nokia Lumia 630
    10:18h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE Dual SIM
    10:14h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE
    10:14h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
    10:14h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Dual SIM
    10:14h
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MediaTek)
    10:12h
  • BlackBerry Passport
    10:12h
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (USA)
    10:09h
  • BlackBerry Q5
    10:04h
  • HTC One (E8)
    10:02h
  • HTC Desire Eye
    10:02h
  • Huawei Honor 5X
    10:00h
  • Huawei G8
    10:00h
  • Nokia Lumia 635
    10:00h
  • Apple iPhone 5s
    9:58h
  • Sony Xperia E5
    7:38h

In the video playback test, the Xperia E5 did rather badly at six hours 45 minutes. It still managed to outscore the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016), though.

Video playback

  • Gionee Marathon M5
    26:24h
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 active
    20:54h
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
    20:08h
  • LG G Flex
    19:57h
  • Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016)
    18:36h
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)
    18:18h
  • Oppo R7 Plus
    18:04h
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 active
    18:03h
  • Meizu PRO 5
    18:02h
  • Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G
    18:01h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    17:52h
  • Xiaomi Redmi 3
    17:50h
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (USA)
    16:54h
  • Xiaomi Mi Max
    16:42h
  • Motorola RAZR MAXX
    16:35h
  • Samsung Galaxy J7
    16:22h
  • Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL
    15:40h
  • Motorola Moto X Force
    15:07h
  • Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
    15:03h
  • Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet LTE
    14:58h
  • Samsung Galaxy E7
    14:57h
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
    14:50h
  • Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX
    14:17h
  • Apple iPhone SE
    14:17h
  • Lenovo ZUK Z1
    14:14h
  • Oppo R7s
    14:05h
  • Huawei Ascend Mate7
    14:04h
  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus
    13:57h
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+
    13:53h
  • Xiaomi Mi 5
    13:52h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note5
    13:51h
  • Motorola DROID Turbo
    13:41h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    13:32h
  • OnePlus 3
    13:15h
  • Sony Xperia T2 Ultra
    13:12h
  • Nokia Lumia 1020
    13:12h
  • Samsung I9190 Galaxy S4 mini
    13:12h
  • HTC One Max
    13:11h
  • Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)
    13:08h
  • Motorola Moto E (2nd gen)
    13:04h
  • Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
    13:04h
  • Acer Liquid Jade Primo
    12:53h
  • Sony Xperia C
    12:53h
  • Huawei Honor 6
    12:51h
  • Samsung Galaxy Premier I9260
    12:51h
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
    12:51h
  • vivo Xplay5 Elite
    12:51h
  • Samsung Galaxy A8
    12:45h
  • Samsung Galaxy A8 Duos
    12:45h
  • Acer Liquid X2
    12:42h
  • Meizu MX4 Pro
    12:41h
  • Huawei Mate 8
    12:34h
  • Nokia Lumia 1520
    12:31h
  • Samsung I9505 Galaxy S4
    12:30h
  • BlackBerry Q5
    12:28h
  • Sony Xperia C3 Dual
    12:22h
  • Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)
    12:21h
  • Huawei Ascend Mate
    12:18h
  • Sony Xperia Z2
    12:16h
  • Oppo F1 Plus
    12:13h
  • Samsung Galaxy S6
    12:12h
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
    12:12h
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 LTE
    12:10h
  • Motorola Moto X Play
    12:06h
  • LG AKA
    11:54h
  • Sony Xperia Z3
    11:47h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo
    11:38h
  • Samsung P6800 Galaxy Tab 7.7
    11:37h
  • Asus Zenfone Selfie ZD551KL
    11:32h
  • Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4
    11:29h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100
    11:27h
  • Huawei Mate S
    11:26h
  • OnePlus One
    11:23h
  • Meizu m3 note
    11:18h
  • HTC One (E8)
    11:16h
  • HTC One (M8) for Windows
    11:15h
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
    11:15h
  • BlackBerry Q10
    11:15h
  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus
    11:15h
  • Oppo N1
    11:15h
  • Meizu m1 note
    11:09h
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
    11:02h
  • Asus PadFone X
    11:01h
  • Xiaomi Mi 4c
    10:47h
  • Apple iPhone 6s
    10:46h
  • BlackBerry Passport
    10:46h
  • vivo X5Max
    10:44h
  • vivo X5Pro
    10:41h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
    10:41h
  • Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
    10:38h
  • Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Dual SIM
    10:38h
  • Xiaomi Mi 4s
    10:35h
  • HTC Desire Eye
    10:35h
  • Samsung Galaxy J2
    10:35h
  • LG G Flex2
    10:35h
  • HTC Desire 816
    10:34h
  • Apple iPhone 5s
    10:31h
  • HTC Butterfly 2
    10:26h
  • LG G2 mini
    10:23h
  • LG G5
    10:21h
  • Huawei G8
    10:20h
  • Sony Xperia E5
    6:45h

Finally, the stand-by time was about average and as a result, the Xperia E5 posted and endurance rating of 47 hours.

Sony Xperia E5 review

For more information on the Sony Xperia E5, check the phone's extensive review.


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Reader comments

  • AnonD-683413

dont no where you got yours from but my battery is 2300 in sony E5

  • cyber

pity device from pity brand

  • AnonD-292864

Is this really the fixed software ? It looks like it is still not fixed.