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T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z1s Review
4 March 2014
Summary: In the Xperia Z1s, Sony has given T-Mobile a well-rounded smartphone that does a lot of things well. The Xperia Z1s is a powerful smartphone that doesn’t skimp on features and attempts to be a jack of all trade with an elegant waterproof body, a capable 20-megapixel camera, and powerful guts to keep...
Conclusion: It took Sony a few tries to make a flagship Android smartphone that truly has flagship specs, but they've managed nicely with the Sony Xperia Z1S and Z1. The Xperia Z1S has the fastest CPU currently available, all the wireless bells and whistles including WiFi 802.11ac with WiFi calling and mobile...
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.
Excerpt: Sony has continued its quest of producing a flagship smartphone that appeals to the masses and one that challenges the iPhones and Samsung Galaxies of the world, and while it still has quite the uphill battle, the new Xperia Z1S is no doubt Sony’s best phone to date.
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.
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...
Xperia Z1S deep-dive review: A stylish phone with power and panache
14 January 2014
Summary: Too many Android phones slap together high-end components but
fail to deliver anything new or memorable
. Sony's Xperia Z1S is not one of those devices.
Pros: Striking and distinctive design; premium build quality; waterproof; top-notch performance; excellent battery life; exceptional camera that works underwater; microSD slot for expandable storage
Cons: Bulky and awkward to hold; display somewhat washed out and with more limited viewing angles than other devices; inconvenient flaps on all ports and slots; ships with dated version of Android and no upgrade guarantee; no wireless charging
Summary: If you want a handset with Snapdragon 800 power, you're better off picking up the LG G2, which has a better screen and even longer endurance. Overall, the Xperia Z1s is a viable option for those who want a fully waterproof design -- and we appreciate that Sony has brought a lot of its own technology...