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Sony Xperia Z1s / Sony Xperia Z1s C6916 / Sony Xperia Z1S 4G LTE

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Sony Xperia Z1s / Sony Xperia Z1s C6916 / Sony Xperia Z1S 4G LTE. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and camera. The design and portability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the durability and screen.

performance, portability, design, camera, battery

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia Z1s / Sony Xperia Z1s C6916 / Sony Xperia Z1S 4G LTE is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Jamie Lendino, Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Sony Xperia Z1s (T-Mobile)

 

Sony brings some welcome innovation to Android camera phones with the Xperia Z1s, a potent, waterproof model that nonetheless falls just short of greatness.

Fast. Sleek styling. Waterproof. Extra-large battery. Fun camera apps.

Poor call quality. Display isn't particularly vivid. A bit large and heavy. Uneven camera performance.

Interface, Apps, and MultimediaUnder the hood is a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with an Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB RAM. The Xperia Z1s runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, and a KitKat upgrade is in the works, but there's no confirmed release...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Brian Bennett (cnet.com)

Sony Xperia Z1S review:

 

At least in the US, Sony has yet to create a blockbuster smartphone on par with the Samsung Galaxy S4 or Google Nexus 5 . With the Xperia Z1S, its latest flagship handset, the company makes a brave attempt at a smoother sail in American waters, but a...

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 : By Florence Ion (greenbot.com)

Sony Xperia Z1S review: Give this phone a chance

 

Sony isn't always a top dog when it comes to smartphone sales, but the Xperia Z1S is too good to overlook.

Sony's device launches last year were a bit better than average, but this year the company seems committed to knock it out of the park. The Xperia Z1S isn't Sony's flagship device for the year, but its impressive camera abilities, speedy processor, and...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Jason Million (gstylemag.com)

T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z1s (Review)

 

Sony has been vastly improving their mobile phone architecture over the past year with such phones like the Sony Xperia Z , it ran smooth, had a different design then the usual smartphones out there and was waterproof. Sony has built upon that and...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Chuong Nguyen (gottabemobile.com)

T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z1s Review

 

In a crowded smartphone space, Sony is launching its best efforts to compete against Samsung's leadership in the Android smartphone space and Nokia's expertise in the smartphone camera department. Nowhere is this more apparent than Sony's latest...

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...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by (androidcentral.com)

Sony Xperia Z1s review

 

Sony and T-Mobile's Xperia Z1s is a breath of fresh air amid an increasingly stale smartphone market It was the Xperia Z, released early last summer as a T-Mobile exclusive, that drew my attention to Sony. It was the company's first high-profile...

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 : Eric M. Zeman (phonescoop.com)

Review: Sony Xperia Z1S for T-Mobile

 

The Sony Xperia Z1S offers T-Mobile customers a top-notch media experience in a slim and attractive piece of hardware. Here is Phone Scoop's full review.

Jan, 2014
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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000
Battery performance:3000
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):8
Browsing time (4G):10
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10
Continuous audio playback time:40
Continuous video playback time:10 / 6.75
Standby time (2G):600
Standby time (3G):250 / 620
Talk time (2G):15
Talk time (3G):10 / 15

Call Management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold:No / Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:3 / 8
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2 / 2
Geotagging: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):20.7 / 8
Maximum frame rate:30
Multi-shot: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):20.7 / 8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1.2 / 2
Self-timer: Yes
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Video stabilizer: Yes
White Balance:Auto

Certificates

Body SAR:1.12
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Head SAR:1.18

Design

Color of product:Black / Gold / Grey / Silver
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Form Factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP58
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant

Display

Contrast ratio (typical):800:1
Display brightness:500
Display Diagonal:4 / 5
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1136 x 640 / 1920 x 1080
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:326
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AWB, eAAC+, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, PCM, RTX, WAV, XMF / AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, M4A, MP3, WAV / AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV / FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, RTX, WAV
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WEBP / GIF, JPG, TIF / JPG, TIF
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Speakers:Stereo
Video compression format:3GP, AVI, MKV, MP4, XVID / 3GP, H.263, H.264, M4V, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, VP8 / AVI, H.264, M-JPEG, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG4 / AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP,AVI,MKV,MP4,XVID / 3GP,H.263,H.264,M4V,MKV,MP4,MPEG4,VP8 / AVI,H.264,M-JPEG,M4V,MOV,MP4,MPEG4 / AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / EDGE,GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSPA+,HSUPA / HSDPA,HSPA+,UMTS / HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
AirPlay: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVCTP, GAP, HSF, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, SPP
Bluetooth version:4.0
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Security algorithms:EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, PEAP, TKIP, WEP, WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 45

Other Features

Google applications:Gmail, Google Play, Google Talk, Google+, YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,Google Voice Search
Ringer type:MP3

Packaging Content

Cables included:Lightning / USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android / iOS
Operating system version:4.3 / 4.3 Jelly Bean / 7
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Menu
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:Postpaid
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:LEAP, WPA, 802.1x, EAP-TLS, EAP-FAST, PEAP, CKIP, TKIP, 128-bit/64-bit WEP, AES / Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Pro, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Lightning connector:Y
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB port:N / Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Co-processor:M7
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor model:M7
Processor:A7 / MSM 8974
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Apple / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.2
Processor model:A7 / MSM 8974

Software

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android / iOS
Operating system version:4.3 / 4.3 Jelly Bean / 7

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / No
Internal RAM:2048
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:64
RAM capacity:2
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:Postpaid

Technical Details

Dust-resistant: Yes
Dustproof:Y
Google applications:Gmail, Google Play, Google Talk, Google+, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900
UMTS bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100
Waterproof: Yes

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.299 / 0.337 / 0.339
Height:4.88 / 5.75
Weight:3.95 / 5.71
Width:2.31 / 2.91