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Sony Xperia Z1 / C6902 / C6903/ C6906

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Overall 9
Design 8
Performance 9
Display 8
Build quality 9
Software 9

Sony Xperia Z1 Review

9 May 2014
  • Summary: Ultimately, there is very little for which to criticize Sony this time around. The Xperia Z1 may not be as compact as the G2, nor as immediately feature rich as the Galaxy S4 or as beautiful as the HTC One, but it’s a fantastic all-round smartphone choice.
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Sony Xperia Z1S review: Does the Uncarrier finally have its Unphone?

The Boy Genius Report
23 February 2014
  • Excerpt: It’s understandable if you missed the unveiling of Sony’s revamped Xperia Z1S for T-Mobile in early January. After all, it was buried in a sea of seemingly unending announcements from this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show. But if you did miss Sony’s latest and greatest flagship Android phone, it’s worth doubling back. Sony’s presence in the U.S.
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Overall 9
Performance 8
Sound 6
Battery performance 10
Display 9
Weight 9
Noise 10
Gaming performance 8
Connectivity 7
Keyboard 8
Temperature 8
Camera 9

Review Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Smartphone

14 February 2014
  • Summary: Turning big into small. Already the name makes its obvious: The Z1 Compact is the handier version of Sony's Xperia Z1 flagship. These "Mini" editions are presently quite common, but the Z1 is an exception because most of the hardware is the same as used in the larger version.
  • Pros: High performance, Bright screen, Outstanding battery runtime, Temperature development, Picture quality, IP certification, The 4.3-inch screen is exceptionally bright, has a low black level, and consequently an above-average high contrast - great job, Sony.
  • Cons: Purchase price, Scratch sensitive back, Speaker quality, The purchase price is still a bit steep. Larger models are available for a bit less money, and the powerful Nexus 5 is, for example, considerably more affordable.
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Sony Xperia Z1S Review (T-Mobile): Big Magenta gets a bit of style

23 January 2014
  • Conclusion: The Sony Xperia Z1S is everything that you wanted in a phone...four months ago. Judged against every flagship smartphone released last year, the Xperia Z1S can hold its own in every area except the display. The problem is that the phone arrives at the tail end of the product cycle and will soon be replaced by something newer and better, including a new product from Sony that is already rumored to be more desirable. So why should anyone buy this phone?
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T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z1S Review

21 January 2014
  • Conclusion: There’s little to dislike about the Sony Xperia Z1S. If you enjoyed everything about the Xperia Z, this device is simply a boost in all the right places. This device feels as high-end as a smartphone of this size has felt in our hands, and everything from user interface speed to playing games to shooting photos and video has turned up rather well-done. What we’re seeing here, again, is Sony taking a great device in the Xperia Z and making it even better.
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Sony Xperia Z1s review

20 January 2014
Overall 8

Sony Xperia Z1s (T-Mobile)

PC Magazine
19 January 2014
  • Conclusion: Sony brings some welcome innovation to Android camera phones with the Xperia Z1s, a potent, waterproof model that nonetheless falls just short of greatness.
  • Pros: Fast. Sleek styling. Waterproof. Extra-large battery. Fun camera apps.
  • Cons: Poor call quality. Display isn't particularly vivid. A bit large and heavy. Uneven camera performance.
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Overall 8

Sony Xperia Z1S review

14 January 2014
  • Conclusion: We’re happy to see Sony’s Z1 make it to a U.S. carrier in the form of the Z1S, especially since Sony saw fit to double the internal memory (16GB is pretty cramped for a modern high-end smartphone). We also think the Xperia line’s boxy design looks good, and is far more comfortable to hold in a device this size than with the similarly styled, though much larger Z Ultra.
  • Pros: Impressive camera, especially in low light, Waterproof, Slim, stylish design, Nice screen
  • Cons: Poorly placed speaker, Underwater camera ability seems niche, Splashing water activates touchscreen, Design attracts fingerprints and smudges
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Overall 6

Sony Xperia Z1s (T-Mobile) Review

LAPTOP Magazine
14 January 2014
  • Summary: The Xperia Z1s is a smartphone that can take a dip without calling it quits. We also like the fast performance and excellent battery life, as well as the fun camera apps and PlayStation app. Unfortunately, the Z1s' narrow viewing angles and lackluster camera are disappointing for a flagship smartphone.
  • Pros: Waterproof design, Powerful performance, Excellent battery life, PlayStation 4 app preloaded, Innovative camera apps
  • Cons: Display looks washed out, Underwhelming camera, Speakers can be grating
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Overall 7

Sony Xperia Z1S is a bold, pretty Android play

13 January 2014
  • Summary: The Xperia Z1S is the most impressive smartphone Sony has ever sold on any carrier, but an inferior screen makes Samsung's Galaxy handsets better deals.
  • Pros: The Sony Xperia Z1S has a striking, waterproof design, a fast processor, and a feature-packed camera that takes quality pictures.
  • Cons: The Xperia Z1S' screen pales in comparison with other flagship smartphones' displays. The handset’s glass chassis feels slippery and collects prints and smudges easily.
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