Sony Xperia Z1S

  • Sony Xperia Z1S
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Based on 9 scores, 30 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    1
  • Good:
    6
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Fast.
  • Sleek styling.
  • Waterproof.

Cons:

  • Poor call quality.
  • Display isn't particularly vivid.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Steves Digicams on

By Kyle Schurman If you're seeking a smartphone that looks a bit like a digital camera, there are quite a few options other than the Sony Xperia Z1S. However if you'd like your smartphone to have some camera-like controls and features to make it...

By Phone Arena on

There is no doubt that the HTC One (M8) is the better smartphone of the two... for the most part. The one area where the Xperia Z1S easily steals the show is the camera, as HTC's UltraPixel thing continues to lag behind the competition. That is not to...

By Phone Arena on

We have to admit it, guys. We were not excited when we learned that the new HTC One will use an UltraPixel camera, just like its 2013 predecessor. But now, after putting the phone's camera through its paces, our skepticism has vanished for the most...

By mashable.com on

Well, almost.That's the best way to describe the new Sony Xperia Z1S smartphone, now available from T-Mobile for no money down and $22 a month for two years.Even if the Z1S is a near miss, it's still big news — this is the first U.S. carrier-specific...

By gottabemobile.com on

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...

By examiner.com on 80

Equipped with a 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 32GB of storage, a 20-megapixel camera and an appealing glass chassis, the Z1S is certainly quite the looker with plenty of cool features under the hood. Much like some of its previous incarnations of the...

By MobileTechReview on 80

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...

By thunderbaylive.com on

Lisa Gade reviews the Sony Xperia Z1S, the US version of the Xperia Z1. The Z1S is Sony's latest flagship Android phone with a 5″ full HD Triluminos display, 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU, 2 gigs of RAM and 32 gigs of storage. This is a classy...

By thunderbaylive.com on

Lisa Gade compares the Sony Xperia Z1S and the LG G2 Android smartphones. Check out our video review of the Sony Xperia Z1S at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x__pdn5Rwng Check out our video review of the LG G2 at:...

By Phone Arena on

Sony been slowly getting the ball rolling with its unique set of Xperia devices – with the Z1S being the latest one. Based on the Z1 that launched last year, this T-Mobile flagship is known for its glass waterproof body and 20-megapixel camera with...

By bgr.com on

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...

By IGN on 77

The Xperia Z1S, with its powerful processor and long-lasting battery, is a capable device, and it's easy to see why it's Sony's flagship smartphone. Unfortunately, it also has poor viewing angles, especially when compared to other high-end phones, and its camera's inconsistent performance leaves much to be desired.

By SlashGear on

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...

By Android Central on

Sony and T-Mobile's Xperia Z1s is a breath of fresh air amid an increasingly stale smartphone marketIt 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...

By androidauthority.com on

And so, there you have it. What's the takeaway here? The Sony Xperia Z1S is bringing Sony into the United States market, where Sony's presence has pretty much dwindled in the past couple years. The Sony experience fits right alongside the other top...

By Phone Scoop on 80

The Xperia Z1S isn't perfect, but it is perhaps as close as Sony has come to smartphone nirvana. The hardware works on almost every level: it looks good, is well-built, and functions well. The basics are well in hand: the screen is decent, the battery...

By itreviews.com on 80

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

By Phone Arena on

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...

By Computerworld on

When you think of high-end smartphones in the U.S., Sony isn't the first name that comes to mind. However, its new Xperia Z1S -- available exclusively at T-Mobile starting January 22 -- could be the company's strongest effort yet to earn your...

By Digital Trends on 80

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...