Sony Xperia Z1S

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Xperia Z1S


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Key Specifications See full specifications
Shades Black
OS Android v4.3 Jelly Bean
Internal Storage 16 GB
Display Size 5.0 inch
Rear Camera 20.7 MP
Front Camera 2 MP
Primary Rear Camera 20 MP, 5200x3850 pixels, Digital Zoom with LED Flash
Battery Non-removable Li-ion 3000 mAh
Processor 2.2 Ghz Quad-core
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Quick Facts & Price
Form Factor Bar
Announced Jan, 2014
Box Content Charger, Earphone, USB Cable
Languages English
Shades Black
OS Android v4.3 Jelly Bean
Processor & Sound
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800
Graphics Processor Adreno 330
Processor 2.2 Ghz Quad-core
Display Size 5.0 inch
Display Resolution (V) 1280 pixels
Display Resolution (H) 1080 pixels
Pixels Per Inch Density 441 ppi
Display Colours 16 Million
Screen Protection Shatter proof and scratch-resistant glass
Display Type LCD
Display Features -Trilminos display - X-Reality Engine
Rear Camera 20.7 MP
Camera Resolution 5200x3850 pixels
Digital Zoom
Touch Focus
Front Camera 2 MP
Resolution (Front) 1600x1200 pixels
Video Resolution (Front) [email protected]
Camera Flash LED
Face Detection
Video Resolution [email protected]
Image Stabilization
Primary Rear Camera 20 MP, 5200x3850 pixels, Digital Zoom with LED Flash
Camera Features HDR, Panorama, 1/2.3" Sensor size
RAM & Storage
Call Log
Internal Storage 16 GB
Memory Card microSD, Up to 64 GB
Dimensions & Weight
Height 145.7 mm
Width 73.9 mm
Thickness 8.6 mm
Weight 162 gms
Battery Size & Backup
Stand-by (2G) Up to 600 hours
Stand-by (3G) Up to 620 hours
Talktime (2G) Up to 15 hours
Talktime (3G) Up to 15 hours
Battery Non-removable Li-ion 3000 mAh
Internet & Connectivity
SIM Type Micro
2G Network GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Networks 2G + 3G + 4G
3G Network HSDPA 850/900/1700/1900 MHz
4G Network LTE 700/1700/2100 MHz
Data Speed HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Alarm Clock
SNS Integration
Java via Java MIDP emulator
Noise Cancellation
Other Features - ANT+ support - TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
Image Viewer
Music Player
Video Recording
Video Player
Radio Sterio FM with RDS
3.5mm Jack/Port
Ringtones Polyphonic, MP3
T9 Dictionary
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, IM
Proximity Sensor
Accelerometer Sensor
Gyro Sensor

Sony Xperia Z1S Review

28 Jan, 14 10:54 AM


Dust and Water Proof Device from Sony
By Mandeep

Sony Xperia Z1S is latest micro SIM smartphone by Sony which was announced in January, 2014 in CES 2014 and released on January 22, 2014 in US through T-Mobile. It is a special variant of earlier appeared Xperia Z1 and is made exclusively for T-Mobile of US. It also has some remarkable features which are new and were not present in Xperia Z1. It comes in a pack with a charger, a data cable, a headset, an user guide and a non-removable Li-ion 3000mAh battery with a 2G and 3G standby time of up to 600 hours and up to 620 hours respectively, a talk time of up to 15 hours, a music playback time of up to 40 hours and a video playback time of up to 6.75 hours. It has a height of 145.7mm, a width of 73.9mm and a thickness of 8.6mm as its dimensions along with a weight of 162gms and runs on 2G(GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz), 3G(HSDPA 850/900/1700/1900/2100MHz) and 4G(LTE Bands 4/17) network frequencies. Due to its OmniBalance design, it has a both beautiful and comfortable symmetry, while durable tempered glass is used to made its front and back panels. In compliance with IP55 and IP58 ratings, the stylish smartphone is also dust resistant and water-proof, according to which it can be kept under 1.50m of freshwater for up to 30 minutes. Also, you can shoot photos underwater with the help of a physical camera shutter key. It comes in Black shade and is priced at US$ 22 per month for two years or at US$ 603 without contract which roughly translates to INR 37500.

Sony Xperia Z1S has a 5.0-inch, capacitive and multi-touch(up to 10 fingers), full HD TRILUMINOS display touchscreen with a resolution of 1280x1080 pixels, Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, X-Reality for mobile picture engine, an Intelligent Super Resolution technology for reproducing lacking pixels, an Intelligent Image Enhancer, an Intelligent Noise Reduction, 441ppi pixel density, 16.7M color depth, shatter-proof and scratch-resistant glass, OptiContrast and Direct Touch, face unlock, gesture input, Sensor-on-lens, screenshot capturing, throw, pan and zoom and STAMINA mode. It has a RAM of 2GB along with a flash memory of up to 32GB which can be further expanded up to 64GB via a microSD or microSDXC memory card. It is an Android v4.3, Jelly Bean OS based smartphone with a quad-core 2.2GHz Krait 400 processor, a Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 chipset, an Adreno 330 GPU, a few sensors such as accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, compass and light and a lot of other features such as a loudspeaker, a water-proof 3.5mm headphone jack, a HTML5 browser, stereo FM radio with RDS, Java via MIDP emulator, ANT+ support, TV-out, active noise cancellation with a dedicated mic, a video and an audio player with a lot of supported formats, a document viewer, photo viewer/editor, voice memo/dial, a locked bootloader, native USB tethering, screen mirroring, smart connect, synchronization via ActiveSync, Facebook, Google and SyncML, Xperia Link, voice enhancement, movies apps, 3D and motion gaming, Google wallet, PlayStation certified, SenseMe and SenseMe slideshow, 3D surround sound, xLoud Experience, STAMINA mode for battery, Sony select and many more.

Sony Xperia Z1S has also got a 20.7MP rear camera with 27mm wide angle lens with wide f2.0 aperture, 8xdigital zoom, auto focus, pulsed LED flash, burst mode, HDR, BIONZ for mobile image processor engine, geo-tagging, Sony G lens, image stabilizer, object tracking, red-eye reduction, scene recognition, Smile shutter, Sony Exmor RS for mobile image sensor, superior auto, sweep panorama, touch focus, touch capture, white balance, face detection, motion detector, SteadyShot, background defocus, info-eye and AR effect which can even record videos of [email protected] with video stabilization. It also comes with a 2.0MP front facing camera with a resolution of 1600x1200 pixels and digital zoom which can also record videos of [email protected] and can be used for selfie and video calling. For messaging, it includes SMS, MMS, E-mail, Push mail, IM and integrated social networking sites along with predictive text input. For connectivity, it has a GPRS with speed of up to 80kbps, an EDGE with a speed of up to 236.8kbps, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, NFC, GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS, a v2.0 micro USB port with USB on-the-go, WLAN feature with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, DLNA, Wi-Fi direct and hotspot, 3G speeds of HSDPA 42Mbps and HSUPA 5.8Mbps and 4G speeds of LTE Cat4 150Mbps DL and 50Mbps UL.

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