Sony Xperia Z1s


Sony Xperia Z1sNotebook: Sony Xperia Z1s (Xperia Series)
Processor: Qualcomm MSM8974
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.16kg
Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 6 reviews)

Reviews for the Sony Xperia Z1s

80% T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z1s review: 20 megapixel camera phone in a waterproof wrapper
Source: English
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.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
It’s Sync or Swim for the Sony Xperia Z1s, SmartWatch 2
Source: Recode English
It’s unfortunate, because the Xperia Z1s delivers an otherwise fine performance. The quad-core Snapdragon processor keeps the Android 4.3 device humming along smoothly. Call quality was clear, with minimal background noise. And while I didn’t do a formal battery test, with moderate usage, I was able to go a full 24 hours and then some before needing to recharge.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/23/2014
T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z1S review
Source: English
Assuming one isn't bothered by, or can look past the numerous Sony and T-Mobile branded apps that come pre-installed, the Xperia Z1S is s solid offering and one that should at least be considered. Sony managed to pack something that can be described as feature rich into a good looking exterior. The device is slim, it feels solid in your hand, and overall, it is a good looking device. We aren't sure how many would be looking to pay full retail on this handset, but otherwise, T-Mobile does have it attractively priced. At the time of the review, the T-Mobile Xperia Z1S is available for no money down and with 24 monthly payments of $22. That of course, can then be combined with their UNcarrier approach to voice and data plans.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/17/2014
60% Sony Xperia Z1s
Source: Laptop Mag English
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.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
Xperia Z1S deep-dive review: A stylish phone with power and panache
Source: English
The Z1S has a striking premium design that's both distinctive and alluring. Its waterproof construction is a rare and interesting trait. Factor in the phone's excellent battery life and exceptional camera -- with its underwater photo-capturing potential -- and you've got an unusually compelling device with loads of attractive qualities. So it ultimately comes down to you -- and what you want in a mobile device. If comfort and ergonomics are your priorities, the Z1S probably isn't the best choice for you. If you want a sleek and premium product, though, and don't mind a bulky frame, the Xperia Z1S is an outstanding high-end smartphone I'd readily recommend.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/14/2014
T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z1S Review
Source: Slashgear English
What we’re seeing here, again, is Sony taking a great device in the Xperia Z and making it even better. If you’re looking at T-Mobile’s selection of smartphones the moment this article is posted, the Sony Xperia Z1S is the most powerful of the bunch - so to speak - with the Snapdragon 800 paired with a 5-inch 1080p display, and Sony has more than proven itself as a contender in this space over the past year and a half for us to recommend this device over the vast majority of its competitors. You won’t be disappointed.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/21/2013


Qualcomm Adreno 330: Integrated graphics card supporting OpenGL ES 3.0

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores up to 2.3 GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU up to 450 MHz. Based on Qualcomm's Krait 400 architecture and is manufactured in a 28nm HPM process.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

5.0": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.16 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.

Sony reviews

70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Nokia Lumia 930
» HTC One M8
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC
» Nokia Lumia Icon
» Google Nexus 5
» Sony Xperia Z1

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Samsung Galaxy S5
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, 5.1", 0.15 kg
» Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet
, 10.1", 0.425 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 LTE-Version
MSM8974, 10.1", 0.477 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4
MSM8974, 8.4", 0.331 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 LTE (SM-P905)
MSM8974, 12.2", 0.753 kg
» Sony Xperia Z2
MSM8974AB, 5.2", 0.17 kg
» LG Optimus G Pro 2
MSM8974, 5.9", 0.17 kg
» Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
MSM8974, 4.3", 0.137 kg
» LG G Flex
MSM8974, 6.0", 0.176 kg
» Asus New Padfone
MSM8974, 10.1, 5.0", 0.145 kg
» Nokia Lumia 2520
MSM8974, 10.1", 0.62 kg
» Nokia Lumia 1520
MSM8974, 6.0", 0.21 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, 2014 Edition
MSM8974, 10.1", 0.535 kg
» Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 inch
MSM8974, 7.0", 0.303 kg
» Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 inch
MSM8974, 8.9", 0.4 kg
» Acer Liquid S2
MSM8974, 5.98", 0.231 kg
» LG G2
MSM8974, 5.2", 0.2 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Note 3
MSM8974, 5.7", 0.168 kg
» Sony Xperia Z Ultra
MSM8974, 6.44", 0.212 kg

Laptops with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Huawei Ascend G740
Adreno 305, Snapdragon MSM8930
» Lenovo IdeaPhone P780
PowerVR SGX544, MT6589
» Archos 50 Titanium
Mali-400 MP, MT6572
» ZTE Grand S Flex
Adreno 305, Snapdragon MSM8930
» Acer Liquid Z5
Mali-400 MP, MT6572
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-01-21 (Update: 2014-01-21)