Sony Xperia Z1S announced, T-Mobile variant of the Xperia Z1

by: Andrew GrushJanuary 6, 2014


Previously there were reports that the miniature version of the Sony Xperia Z1 would arrive under the name Xperia Z1s. As it turns out, the mini Z1 is debuting under the name Sony Xperia Z1 Compact. As for Xperia Z1s, this phone is actually a T-Mobile exclusive.

The Xperia Z1s is essentially the same as the standard Xperia Z1, though it changes the aesthetics a little and features T-Mobile compatible 4G LTE support. Other specs include a 2.2Ghz Snapdragon 800 CPU, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage, water/dust resistance and all the connectivity features you’d expect with the Z1.

It is worth noting that the Z1S will feature a few new preloaded apps and features, including a camera feature that will automatically defocus the background of your shots. The Z1S will also include a special PS4 app that will allow you to use the Z1S as a controller for the PS4.

The Sony Xperia Z1s will be avaliable online starting next Monday, and should hit T-Mobile stores by January 22nd. The handset will set consumers back $22 per month for 24 months — a total investment of $528. What do you think, anyone planning on picking this one up or not?

  • Jayfeather787

    Not picking it up. Looks like a great phone, but Nexus 5 is better for the price.

    • Guest123

      And N5 will work on ATT & T-Mo. . . just sayin ;)

  • NarutoNamikaze1010

    Wish it came out before I grab the Freaking Note 3…..if anyone is willing to trade this this for my T-Mobile Note 3 please PM :'( I have my reasons and apparently this this would a steal for you.

  • Azeem

    I am VERY interested, but does it have KitKat?

  • Mark Mann

    i’ve got about 3 months left on my first JUMP!, and have the xperia z, was getting fed up because it didn’t look like the z1 was coming to t-mobile, so i was going to jump back to the moto family and get the x or x2 whichever is available in march, or the g2…now this is coming…what to do…what to do…

  • Bugs

    Gave my wife my Z1 and got the S4. Call me nuts but I miss the Sony. The Z1s will get to t-mobile about the same time that I can upgrade through Jump. I can’t wait.

    • Memphis May [S]unjay

      But isn’t that a downgrade?