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Sony Xperia Z1s

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Sony Xperia Z1s. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the camera and usability are generally positive. The performance and design are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed comments about the price. The sound and size get negative reviews.

portability, design, performance, usability, camera

screen, size, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia Z1s is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia Z1s

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z1s from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 1.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the portability, but there are some negative views about the size.

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0% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

May, 2015

Expert review by: matthew miller (zdnet.com)

T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z1s review: 20 megapixel camera phone in a waterproof wrapper

 

The Sony Xperia Z1s is one of the first official US wireless carrier smartphones for Sony in recent times and it has some great features. It's unfortunate that a maker of excellent TVs can't seem to get mobile displays right.

When I first saw the Z1s announces for T-Mobile I didn't think too much about it because I am satisfied with my HTC One and Moto X. However, it has been many years since I owned an Xperia phone (very cool Windows Mobile Xperia model) and I actually...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z1S Review

 

To say that Sony is participating in the current “if it isn't broke, don't fix it” trend would be an understatement if you've been keeping track of their hero Xperia smartphone lineup. In the Xperia Z1S, we've got essentially the same build as in the...

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...

Jan, 2014
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Expert review by: Matt Safford (digitaltrends.com)

Sony Xperia Z1S review

 

The major news on the mobile from Sony at 2014's Consumer Electronics Show was the announcement of the Z1 Compact, a smartphone that looks to pack most of the features of the company's recent Xperia flagship phones into a device with a smaller 4.3 inch...

Impressive camera, especially in low light ; Waterproof ; Slim, stylish design ; Nice screen

Poorly placed speaker ; Underwater camera ability seems niche ; Splashing water activates touchscreen ; Design attracts fingerprints and smudges

With 32GB of memory, a waterproof shell, and a 20.7-megapixel camera, Sony’s Xperia Z1S looks like it will be a great addition to T-Mobile’s lineup later this month.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Brian Bennett (cnet.com)

Sony Xperia Z1S review: Killer flagship phone brought down by weak display

 

The Sony Xperia Z1S has a striking, waterproof design, a fast processor, and a feature-packed camera that takes quality pictures.

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.

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.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Dan Howley (laptopmag.com)

Sony Xperia Z1s (T-Mobile) Review

 

Sony's Xperia Z1s is a powerful waterproof smartphone with long battery life, but its display and camera could be better.

Waterproof design; Powerful performance; Excellent battery life; PlayStation 4 app preloaded; Innovative camera apps

Display looks washed out; Underwhelming camera; Speakers can be grating

Sony's Xperia Z1s is a powerful waterproof smartphone with long battery life, but its display and camera could be better.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: John V. (phonearena.com)

Sony Xperia Z1S Review

 

During CES, Sony announced the upcoming availability of the Sony Xperia Z1S – a slight variation of the company's flagship smartphone, bound for T-Mobile yet again. It's no doubt a specs monster like the rest of the stuff out there, but knowing that...

Premium made smartphone ; Waterproof ; Better than average camera ; Snappy performance

Larger than most other phones with 5” displays ; Display washes out easily at angles

Sony deserves credit for doing better this time around, seeing that the official announcement to launch time frame is by all means more palatable than last year’s Sony Xperia Z lengthy roll out. Consumers won’t have to wait long for this latest...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Anndrew Vacca (androidcentral.com)

Sony Xperia Z1s review

 

An in-depth look at the Sony Xperia Z1s, a T-Mobile exclusive on sale now.

Gorgeous design ; Waterproof, dustproof ; Comfortable one-handed usage ; Bright and beautiful display ; Fun-to-use camera ; Lightweight and useful UI

Low-light photo quality is lacking ; Display suffers from poor viewing angles ; Speaker is tinny and sounds hollow

Call me an Xperia convert. As a longtime fan of HTC, I’ve used the One as my personal device for months now, and though I’ve used the S4, Note 3, Moto X, G2 and various BlackBerry and iPhones extensively, I’ve never been tempted to jump ship. Until now.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Joshua Vergara (androidauthority.com)

Sony Xperia Z1S review

 

We take a detailed look at the Sony Xperia Z1S, available exclusively in the US with T-Mobile. Is this sleek device worth its money? We find out.

Let us know what you think of the Sony Xperia Z1S!

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Anndrew Vacca (androidcentral.com)

Sony Xperia Z1s first impressions

 

Our first impressions of the Sony Xperia Z1s, a T-Mobile exclusive.

Sony was firing on all cylinders last week at CES, and one of its most impressive new products already is available here in the United States. Meet the Xperia Z1s, the North American answer to Sony’s Xperia Z1 flagship and T-Mobile’s exclusive follow...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: (mobileburn.com)

Sony Xperia Z1S Review (T-Mobile): Big Magenta gets a bit of style

 

Sony has a habit of releasing smartphones in the US months after they've already been seen in Europe and Asia. The Xperia Z1S shortened the wait time somewhat, but is the Sony Xperia Z1S still a phone worth experiencing?

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