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Sony Xperia Z1s for T-Mobile receives OTA update with Wi-Fi calling enhancements, free in-flight texting and more



The Sony Xperia Z1s is a variant of the Xperia Z1 for T-Mobile in the US. This device is currently receiving an OTA (over-the-air) update which brings the 14.4.B.0.56 software version along with a few new features and improvements.

The primary new feature is the inclusion of in-flight texting support. This way users can communicate with folks on the ground for free via Gogo thanks to a partnership T-Mobile debuted a couple months back. The update also brings Wi-Fi calling enhancements to the Xperia Z1s, which is a welcome addition considering the carrier's reliance on Wi-Fi networks to complement its cellular network.

The OTA update will also bring improvements to the camera and Bluetooth while enhanceing the device's overall stability.


source: T-Mobile



Sony Xperia Z1s for T-Mobile receives Android 4.4.4 update


Sony Xperia Z1sThe Sony Xperia Z1s for T-Mobile (C6916) is now receiving the Android 4.4.4 software update. With the update you will get all the enhancements Android 4.4 KitKat has to offer, including the transparent navigation bar, white icons in the status bar, improvements to the Quick Settings feature, a customized Xperia keyboard, new boot animations, and compatibility with the Sony SmartBand SWR10 and the Lifelog app.

HTC One M8 vs. Sony Xperia Z1S - Video Comparison


HTC One M8Sony Xperia Z1s

The Sony Xperia Z1S is the US version of the Xperia Z1. It offers an impressive exterior design and powerful internal hardware. Meanwhile the newly announced HTC One M8 comes with an equally impressive exterior design and even newer internal hardware, making the choice between the two even harder.

Sony Xperia Z1s vs. Apple iPhone 5s - Video Comparison


Sony Xperia Z1s for T-MobileApple iPhone 5s

The Sony Xperia Z1s is a variant of the Xperia Z1, exclusively available in the U.S. through T-Mobile. It features the same waterproof body, 20MP camera and powerful quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor. Lets find out how this Sony flagship fairs against the best Apple has to offer - the iPhone 5s.



In a world where bigger is better, the Z1s is a clear winner. If you are purchasing the Z1s on T-Mobile, it will cost you $528 outright, while the iPhone 5s will set you back $600. You can get either one for $0 down with the carrier, but the iPhone 5s requires customers to pay $25/month for the next 24 months – while it’s $22/month for the Xperia Z1S.

Along with its larger size and affordability, the Xperia Z1s also comes with the 20.7MP camera and IP58 certification which makes it waterproof. On the other hand, the iPhone 5s makes itself unique with its Touch ID fingerprint scanner.

If you are still undecided between the two, be sure to check out the detailed comparison between the Sony Xperia Z1s and the Apple iPhone 5s on PhoneArena.

Sony Xperia Z1S - Underwater photo samples


The Sony Xperia Z1S was launched last month as an exclusive to T-Mobile. Just like the Xperia Z1, which has been available internationally since late 2013, it offers a 20.7MP rear camera in a waterproof body. Because the Xperia Z1S offers IP58 certification, it can be taken 5 feet underwater without any issues.

Carol Grant, a photographer from Florida has decided to put this to a test, taking the Xperia Z1S on a snorkelling expedition. The subject of her photos are a family of Florida manatees (sea cows)

Carol says that the Xperia Z1S is "easy to hold while snorkeling" and that "the long battery life is a definite plus." According to Sony, all the images are “completely unedited”, “taken straight from the Xperia Z1S shooting in Intelligent Auto mode.”  Check out the samples in the following slideshow.



Obviously, when viewed in full size, the photos lose a lot of detail, and noise is visible in some areas. Still being able to capture photos underwater on your smartphone is really something. You can check out the high resolution samples by heading to the source link below.


source - Sony


Sony Xperia Z1s


Sony Xperia Z1s

The Sony Xperia Z1s is a smartphone for T-Mobile in the U.S. which runs . The device features a 5 inch touch display with a full (1080p) HD resolution, 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded through microSD, a 20 megapixel camera capable of 1080p HD video capture, a secondary 2 megapixel camera for video calls and is powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM.

The full Sony Xperia Z1 specifications follow:

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