T-Mobile Xperia Z1s Lollipop 14.5.B.0.236 firmware rolling

Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 14.5.B.0.236 firmware is now officially rolling on T-Mobile Xperia Z1s in USA. 14.5.B.0.236 firmware update is now confirmed for Xperia Z1s C6916 users in USA.

14.5.B.0.236 firmware will bring material design UI to Xperia Z1s, new Xperia Wallpapers, themes and media app, enhanced notification and lockscreen options and performance enhancement.

Xperia Z1s Lollipop Update

Check the about phone 14.5.B.0.236 firmware screen below.

Xperia Z1s 14.5.B.0.236 OTA update

Xperia Z1s Lollipop 14.5.B.0.236 firmware rolling (2)

Xperia Z1s 14.5.B.0.236 Lockscreen

Xperia Z1s 14.5.B.0.236 Home Screen

Xperia Z1s 14.5.B.0.236 Settings Option

14.5.B.0.236 firmware update is live from XperiFirm tool also.

Xperia Z1s Lollipop 14.5.B.0.236 firmware rolling

NOTE: 14.5.B.0.236 firmware update is LIVE via XperiFirm tool also, so if you want to download it from there and flash it on your Xperia Z1s, use the below links (Below posted links have only tutorial, compatible with all Xperia handsets).

How to download Xperia Z1s 14.5.B.0.236  Lollipop firmware using XperiFirm tool?

How to flash Xperia Z1s 14.5.B.0.236  Lollipop firmware ftf using Flashtool?

Have you got the Lollipop 14.5.B.0.236  update on your Xperia Z1s, let us know. Drop your comments below.

Thanks for the pics, Glenn Capati!

T-Mobile Lollipop update in testing for Xperia Z3 & Z1s in USA

Android Lollipop 5.0.2 update for T-Mobile Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z1s users in USA is very near now as T-Mobile has officially confirmed that the Lollipop update is in testing process now, at this stage device will undergo T-Mobile certification process.

A few days we back we saw Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 23.1.C.0.385 & 23.1.C.0.381 firmware getting certified for Xperia Z3 D6616 and for Xperia Z1s C6916 14.5.B.0.228, 14.5.B.0.220, and 14.5.B.0.236 firmware got certified on PTCRB.

T-Mobile USA testing Lollipop update

Check out the Android 5.0 “Lollipop” testing notification from T-Mobile for Xperia Z3 below (at present on KitKat 23.0.D.1.123 build).

T-Mobile Xperia Z3 D6616 Lollipop Testing

Check out the Android 5.0 “Lollipop” testing notification from T-Mobile for Xperia Z1s below (at present on KitKat 14.4.B.0.56 build).

T-Mobile Xperia Z1s Lollipop Testing in USA

As per T-Mobile, Lollipop update for Xperia Z3 is scheduled for May 2015 rollout.

We will keep you updated once Lollipop update rolls for T-Mobile Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z1s users in USA.

Source – T-Mobile (1), via – XperiaBlog

T-Mobile Xperia Z1s Lollipop 14.5.B.0.236 firmware certified again

Another Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 14.5.B.0.236 firmware has been certified for T-Mobile Xperia Z1s (USA variant of Xperia Z1) on PTCRB recently. This is the third Lollipop firmware which has been certified till now, other two ones were 14.5.B.0.22814.5.B.0.220 firmware.

Sony has already rolled Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update on whole Xperia “Z3” & Xperia “Z2” series, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia T2 Ultra, Xperia C3 and will soon be rolled on Xperia Z, ZR, ZL and Tablet Z.

Xperia Z1s 14.5.B.0.236 Lollipop firmware

Check out the 14.5.B.0.236 firmware certification details for Xperia Z1s C6916 on PTCRB.

[ UPDATE 27/5/15 ] T-Mobile Xperia Z1s Lollipop 14.5.B.0.236 firmware rolling

T-Mobile has also released its plan now for roll out of Lollipop on Xperia Z3 recently in USA.

Xperia Z1s 14.5.B.0.236 Lollipop firmware

Recently Sony rolled 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update on whole Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z3 series.

Xperia Z2 & Xperia Z3 series users, check the link below to update your handset.

Xperia Z2 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update rolling now

Xperia Z2 Tablet 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update rolling now

Xperia Z3 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update rolling now

Xperia Z3 Compact 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update rolling now

It seems this time 14.5.B.0.236 firmware will roll on Xperia Z1s. We will keep you updated, drop your comments below.

Thanks for the tip, Darcy Myers!

T-Mobile Xperia Z1s C6916 14.5.B.0.228 Lollipop firmware certified

A new Android 5.0.2 Lollipop 14.5.B.0.228 firmware has been certified for T-Mobile Xperia Z1s C6916 handset at PTCRB over older 14.5.B.0.220 firmware which was certified in April starting. A few days back Sony rolled Android 5.0.2 14.5.A.0.242 firmware update on global variant of Xperia Z1.

14.5.B.0.228 firmware will move Xperia Z1s to Android 5.0.2 from Android 4.4.4 KitKat 14.4.B.0.56 firmware. No ETA is there when the update will be rolled on the carrier handset in USA.

Xperia Z1s 14.5.B.0.228 Lollipop firmware

Check out the 14.5.B.0.228 firmware certification for Xperia Z1s C6916 on PTCRB.

14.5.B.0.228 Lollipop firmware

Sony earlier pulled Android Lollipop update from some regions within a day of rolling it on Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 (because of some bugs) and then released another bug fixing update; 14.5.B.0.228 firmware seems to do the same thing over 14.5.B.0.220 firmware (which was never released).

Sony has already rolled Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update on Xperia “Z3” and Xperia “Z2” series in the form of 23.1.A.0.690 firmware and is now available worldwide.

Sony will also give Lollipop update to Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia C3, 19.3.A.0.468 firmware has been certified for both handsets already.

Once 14.5.B.0.228 Lollipop firmware begins to roll, we will let you know.

Drop your comments below.




Xperia Z1s C6916 14.5.B.0.220 Lollipop firmware certified

Android Lollipop 14.5.A.0.242 firmware has already been certified on PTCRB for Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact & Z Ultra and now Xperia Z1s C6916 (T-Mobile LTE USA variant) has also got Android Lollipop firmware certified at PTCRB in form of 14.5.B.0.220 build.

14.5.B.0.220 firmware will move Xperia Z1s to Android 5.0.2 hopefully from Android 4.4.4 KitKat 14.4.B.0.56 firmware. No ETA is there when the update will be rolled on the carrier handset.

Xperia Z1s Lollipop firmware

Check out the 14.5.B.0.220 firmware certification for Xperia Z1s C6916 on PTCRB.

Xperia Z1s 14.5.B.0.220 firmware Lollipop

Sony has already rolled Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update on Xperia “Z3” and Xperia “Z2” series in form of 23.1.A.0.690 firmware whereas Android 5.1 Lollipop 23.2.A.0.278 firmware has already been certified for Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact.

Sony has also promised Android Lollipop update for Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia C319.3.A.0.468 firmware has been certified for both handsets already.

We will keep you updated once Xperia Z1s get Lollipop update.

Drop your comments below.

Xperia Z1s 14.4.B.0.37 firmware Android 4.4.4 KitKat update rolling for T-Mobile US users

Sony has finally rolled much awaited Android 4.4.4 KitKat update on T-Mobile Xperia Z1s C6916 for US users in form of 14.4.B.0.37 firmware via PC Companion. Xperia Z1s was launched at CES 2014 event with android 4.3 out of the box. Sony has not updated the latest build on its product page yet.

14.4.B.0.37 firmware brings features like new Xperia home launcher, new Xperia themes, customized Xperia Keyboard, transparent navigation and status bar, white status bar icons, new Sony Media apps, new bootanimation, more responsive touch screen and features like answering machine in call settings. Compatibility with Sony SmartBand SWR10 is also there now.

Xperia Z1s 14.4.B.0.37 firmware Android 4.4.4 KitKat update

Below you can see the Xperia Z1s 14.4.B.0.37 firmware Android 4.4.4 KitKat update notification on mobile.

14.4.B.0.37 firmware notification

14.4.B.0.37 firmware about phone details below.

Note : We noticed that still bootloader unlocking is not allowed on Xperia Z1s C6916 on KitKat update.

Bootloader unlock not allowed on Xperia Z1s KitKat

We will soon try to post the 14.4.B.0.37 firmware ftf for manual flashing.

If you have already updated your Xperia Z1s C6916 on 14.4.B.0.37 firmware, let us know your views on it. Liked the new features. Drop your comments below.

Xperia Z1s C6916 14.4.B.0.37 firmware certified – KitKat update

In month of June we saw a new 14.4.B.0.20 firmware build for Xperia Z1s C6916 getting certified at PTCRB which is expected to be Android KitKat update well now a higher build 14.4.B.0.37 firmware is spotted at PTCRB. At present Xperia Z1s is still on android 4.3 Jelly Bean since its launch at CES 2014 in Jan.

Sony has already updated Xperia “Z” series to KitKat where Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra are on android 4.4.4 KitKat version. We are still wondering why Sony is so slow with carrier updates. We saw Xperia Z on T-Mobile got its major update after a very long wait.

[ UPDATE – 6 Aug’ 14Xperia Z1s 14.4.B.0.37 firmware Android 4.4.4 KitKat update rolling for T-Mobile US users

14.4.B.0.37 firmware certification

Below you can see 14.4.B.0.37 firmware certification for Xperia Z1s C6916 T-Mobile US on PTCRB.

14.4.B.0.37 firmware Xperia Z1S C6916

 

A few days back full root was achieved on Xperia Z1s C6916 so if you want to root your device, check the below link.

Root Xperia Z1s C6916 T-Mobile – Install Recovery

We will keep you updated as soon as Sony rolls KitKat 14.4.B.0.37 firmware update on Xperia Z1s C6916. If you are facing any major bugs on present android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware, let us know. Drop your comments below.

Thanks Ben for the Tip!

Xperia Z1s 14.4.B.0.20 firmware Android 4.4.4 KitKat certified ?

Today Sony rolled android 4.4.4 KitKat update in form of 14.4.A.0.108 firmware for Xperia Z1 Compact and same firmware has been certified for Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra. Sony Xperia Z1s is still on Android 4.3 when it was launched at CES 2014 and now a new firmware 14.4.B.0.20 firmware has been certified for it on PTCRB.

14.4.B.0.20 firmware has same naming convention like 14.4.X.X.XX for Xperia Z1, Z Ultra and Z1 C Android 4.4.4 KitKat so probably it is the new KitKat firmware update for Xperia Z1s T-Mobile US. At present Xperia Z1s is on android 4.3 14.3.D.0.183 firmware. This will be major update for Xperia Z1s users.

Xperia Z1s 14.4.B.0.20 firmware

Below you can see 14.4.B.0.20 firmware details for Xperia Z1s C6916 handset, certified on PTCRB.

Xperia Z1s 14.4.B.0.20 firmware

Android version for 14.4.B.0.20 firmware update is still uncertain but we think it is Android 4.4.4 now.

We will keep you posted as soon as 14.4.B.0.20 firmware hits Xperia Z1s C6916. Let us know in case you get this update in meantime. Drop your comments below.

Root Xperia Z1s C6916 T-Mobile – Install Recovery

Sony Xperia Z1s launched back in Jan in US on T-Mobile has finally got root after a long time. As all Xperia Z1s users know that bootloader can’t be unlocked on their device but now they can root it as a root exploit has been spotted and successfully deployed. XDA devs jcase and beaups have come up with a way to root Xperia Z1s.

Now you can root your Xperia Z1s and install recovery on it. Check the below mentioned links to follow the steps for rooting and installing recovery. Rooting voids warranty so make sure you are ware of what you are doing. We are not listing full steps here rather we are linking to original threads.

Root Xperia Z1s – Install Recovery

Visit here to root Xperia Z1s. To install recovery follow the steps given here.

Root Xperia Z1s C6916

We really appreciate the work of both developers towards Sony community. If in doubt, leave comment below.

Source – XDA 

[ REVIEW ] Xperia Z1 3000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case

After introducing Mugen Power battery cases for Xperia Z and Xperia Z Ultra, they have mugenized Sony Xperia Z1 now. We have already reviewed Xperia Z 3000mAh and Xperia Z Ultra 4000mAh Mugen Power battery case and this time we have got our hands on Xperia Z1 3000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case. It is priced at $89.50 excluding shipping charges and ships world wide. At present Xperia Z1 3000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case is available only in black color for the time being.

Xperia Z1 3000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case [CC-C6903] is compatible with all variants of Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1S and DoCoMo Xperia Z1 SO-01F. Xperia Z1 comes with 3000 mAh embedded battery so with Mugen Power case you get double battery power, as they say but is it true; well lets find out that.

We got hands on a review sample unit sent to us by Mugen Power Online. It comes with 365 days warranty and free returns in case of defective unit.

[ REVIEW ] Xperia Z1 3000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case Review

Xperia Z1 3000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case comes in the same package design like in which they shipped Xperia Z Mugen Power case. It is sealed in a transparent plastic box.

Official Listing of Xperia Z1 3000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case

Let’s have a look at the package.

Xperia Z1 3000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case Front Package

At back side of box there is an instruction manual placed inside.

Xperia Z1 3000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case Back Package

Outer side of Xperia Z1 3000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case has a camera opening and secondary microphone hole. At the bottom of case there are 5 LEDs which glows in blue light to show the amount of power left in case.

Mugen Power Battery Case Xperia Z1

Inner side of the case has magnetic dock pins which are used to charge Xperia Z1 and electrical ratings of the case are also written.

Xperia Z1 Mugen Power Case

Xperia Z1 3000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case has perfect opening of camera and secondary microphone. No obstruction for flash was seen while taking pics with case on.

Xperia Z1 3000mAh Mugen case

Side bumper clips are used to hold Xperia Z1 inside the case.

3000mAh Mugen case for Xperia Z1

Check the magnetic charging dock pins fitted in the case.

3000mAh Mugen Xperia Z1 Case

Description

5 LEDs present on back of case represents the amount of power left in the case.

  • 4 Blue LED lights – Power 100 %
  • 3 Blue LED lights – Power 75 %
  • 2 Blue LED lights – Power 50 %
  • 1 Blue LED light – Power 25 %

[ REVIEW ] Xperia Z1 3000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case

At the bottom side you will find a Micro USB port to charge the case with the help of AC Adapter you get with your Xperia Z1 and On/Off button to power on and off the case for charging.

Technical Specifications

  • Cell : Li-Polymer
  • Voltage : 3.7 V
  • Battery Power : 3000mAh
  • Input : DC 5V – 1A
  • Output : DC 5V – 1A

Xperia Z1 Battery Case

Bottom width of case.

Mugen Xperia Z1 Battery Case

It has got proper side bumpers to protect the sides of Xperia Z1.

Mugen Xperia Z1 Battery Case 3000mAh

How to use case ?

  • Power on the case, and put your Xperia Z1 inside the case.
  • Make sure magnetic dock pins of case are in contact with Xperia Z1 magnetic charging dock area, if it is you will see your Xperia Z1 getting charge now.

Charging Results

  • It took us around 4.45 hours to charge the case fully.
  • While charging our Xperia Z1 from 0-65% , case got discharged completely.

Xperia Z1 3000mAh Mugen Power Battery Case has got different output ratings as compared to AC adapter that’s why charging battery % is low.

Pros

  • Easy to use.
  • Durable.
  • Can charge the phone and case at the same time.
  • 365 days warranty.

Cons

  • Many users find it too expensive and it is.
  • Slow charging time.
  • Bit bulky.
  • Unpleasant look.

You may feel that case has some unpleasant look and a bit bulky but as the battery plate is embedded inside the case so it has got some width and weight.

Thanks Mugen Power Battery Fattafa Ltd for sending this in for review 🙂

If you search in market you may find some cheaper alternative to above case but with Mugen Power you get the quality product and with 365 days warranty which you may not on cheaper unbranded products, surely a good choice to keep if you are not comfortable with portable chargers. Do let us know if you using one or have some other alternative as battery power source for Xperia Z1. Drop your comments below.

Xperia Z Ultra Wi-Fi and SOL24, Xperia Z1S and Compact added in Sony Update Service software

Sony has already launched 3 high end devices this year viz. Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z1S and Xperia Z Ultra SGP412 along with Xperia Z Ultra SOL24 announced for Au by KDDI. Xperia Z1S on T-Mobile USA is already available for purchase from Sony online stores and T-Mobile stores while Xperia Z1 Compact is available for pre-order right now and soon shipping will start in late Feb 2014. Xperia Z Ultra Wi-Fi SGP412 tablet is now available exclusively in Japan.

Just now we spotted that Xperia Z Ultra Wi-Fi and SOL24, Xperia Z1S and Compact  are added in Sony Update Service software means you can update the firmware on your above said device as soon as you get officially.

Check below the new devices which are added in Sony Update Service software.

Xperia Z Ultra Wi-Fi and SOL24, Xperia Z1S and Compact added in Sony Update Service software

If you don’t have Sony Update Service software, then you can download it from given below Sony’s official link.

Download SUS

Xperia Z1 Compact is running android 4.3 14.2.A.1.114 firmware out of the box. Xperia Z1S is also available with android 4.3 firmware out of box while Xperia Z Ultra SGP412 Wi-Fi Tablet comes with android 4.2.2 out of the box.

Do let us know if you have got your hands on any of the above devices, are you satisfied with them. Drop your comments below.

Free 1 year PlayStation Plus Subscription for Xperia Z1S Users

Xperia Z1S LTE version on T-Mobile USA was recently launched at CES 2014 event by Sony officially. Xperia Z1S is priced at $0 down and $528 full retail price on T-Mobile. Well if you have bought Xperia Z1S already, then there is a good news as Sony has started a new promotional offer for Xperia Z1S users 🙂

Sony is now giving away Free 1 year PlayStation Plus Subscription for Xperia Z1S users exclusively who bought or will be buying Xperia Z1S either from T-Mobile or Sony stores between 13 Jan 2014 and 12 Feb 2014. To redeem this offer check below mentioned steps. Offer is valid till 5 March 2014 only.

How to redeem Free 1 year PlayStation Plus Subscription Offer

  • You need to take picture of your Xperia Z1S purchase receipt and IMEI number written on the Xperia Z1S box. User good quality cam to take pictures.

PlayStation Plus Offer Official Info here

Check below pic and take picture of IMEI number accordingly to it.

Free 1 year PlayStation Plus Subscription for Xperia Z1S Users

  • Now you need to upload those 2 images and submit your details to Sony Mobile on below link.

Submit Details here – Sony Mobile Official Offer Link

Hurry up all Xperia Z1S users before the promotional offers ends.

Do let us know if this helped you, drop your comments below.

T-Mobile USA Xperia Z1S Bootloader unlock not allowed

Sony launched the Xperia Z1S, LTE version for T-Mobile USA at CES 2014 event; which appears exactly like Xperia Z1 if we ignore some minor changes. Sony introduced first time “Xperia Background defocus camera app” for the first time in a Xperia handset and Xperia Z1S got it first exclusively. Well being launched on a carrier, speculation arises that whether its bootloader can be unlocked or not.

We can now confirm that T-Mobile USA Xperia Z1S C6916 Bootloader unlock not allowed. Recently Xperia C users were frustrated when they found this issue on their device and now it’s turn for Xperia Z1S.

Xperia Z1S Bootloader Unlock Not Allowed

Dial *#*#7378423#*#* > Service Info > Configuration and check what is written under “Bootloader Unlock Allowed”, it is “NO” and this ends ROM development for Xperia Z1 based on other kernels except of Sony’s firmware.

Xperia Z1S Bootloader Unlock Not Allowed

Xperia Z1S users are now complaining regarding this to T-Mobile officials that they should roll out some update to make bootloader unlock possible but that’s not gonna happen for sometime or ever we think. It was the same case with Xperia Z also.

What do you think guys is not allowing to unlock bootloader on carrier based devices a good strategy or it is just destroying the trust of developer community for that particular device. Drop your comments below.

Thanks Matthew Martin 🙂

Xperia Z1S Priced at $0 down and $528 Full Retail Price on T-Mobile

Xperia Z1S C6916 the LTE version on Xperia Z1 in USA for T-Mobile USA was unveiled at CES 2014 by Sony besides Xperia Z1 Compact and is now available for sale via T-Mobile online stores. Xperia Z1S features the same specifications just like global version of Xperia Z1 except some minor changes like it has 32 GB internal storage and some changes in location of ports on phone. Xperia Z1S runs android 4.3 out of the box with new Sony background defocus camera app exclusively.

Xperia Z1S will be available in USA on T-Mobile carrier only. Xperia Z1S is priced at $528 as full retail price and $0 down payment with a choice of $22 per month for next 24 months i.e. 2 years exclusively, on ordering any package you need to add $10 for SIM starter kit.

Xperia Z1S Priced at $0 down and $528 Full Retail Price on T-Mobile While ordering Xperia Z1S on T-Mobile USA you will get $100 Visa gift card from Sony as a promotional offer. At present you can only buy Xperia Z1S online from T-Mobile and after 22 Jan, it will be available exclusively in T-Mobile stores.

Data plans cost is not included in the full retail price, so before buying it do review all data plans from T-Mobile for Xperia Z1S. As mentioned on T-Mobile’s site unlimited data plan will cost you $70/month, 2.5 GB data for $60/month and 500 MB data for $50/month. As far as full retail price is considered, it is cheap as what other regions got at the time of launch.

Do let us know, if you have bought Xperia Z1S or planning to do so. Drop your comments below.

[ via – T-Mobile ]

Download White Paper Pdf of Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia Z1s LTE

Sony has finally released the first ever true mini smartphone as Sony Xperia Z1 Compact aka Xperia Z1C and LTE version of Xperia Z1 in USA on T-Mobile as Xperia Z1S at CES 2014 event. Xperia Z1 Compact aka Xperia Z1C is the 4.3″ version of Xperia Z1 while Xperia Z1s LTE is exactly similar to Xperia Z1 features except that it is exclusively launched for T-Mobile USA.

If you are keen on finding more about Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia Z1S LTE, please browse given below links as we have already covered detailed posts on them. Xperia Z1 Compact will be available in February 2014 while Xperia Z1s LTE goes for sale in mid Jan 2014.

Pre-Order Xperia Z1C aka Xperia Z1 Compact in UK from Phones4U – Get £119 Sony Wireless speaker free.

Detailed Specifications of Xperia Z1 Compact

Xperia Z1C as Xperia Z1 Compact Officially announced at CES 2014

Download White Paper Pdf of Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia Z1s LTE

Follow the Xperia Z1C aka Xperia Z1 Compact Facebook Fan page.

Download White Papers pdf for Xperia Z1 Compact aka Xperia Z1C and Xperia Z1s LTE

Just now we spotted that Sony has officially put up the white papers pdf of both Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia Z1s LTE. Xperia Z1C aka Xperia Z1 Compact is launched at Sony D5503 only one single model LTE powered and Xperia Z1s as Sony C6916 single model LTE powered, the same model number Sony C6916 was also launched in Canada recently by Sony.

Download Xperia Z1C / Xperia Z1 Compact White Paper

Download whitepaper_EN_d5503_xperia_z1_compact_1.pdf

Download Xperia Z1s LTE White Paper

Download Xperia_Z1s_LTE_C6916_WP_1.pdf

We hope soon Sony uploads quick user guide for both phones.

In the meantime we would like to ask you will be buying Xperia Z1 Compact ? It impressed us a lot and especially the which Sony has put up this time. For US users, finally Sony has launched the LTE version so what are you thinking…

T-Mobile USA Xperia Z1s Pic and Specs Leaks – Is it Xperia Z1 Mini ?

Just a few hours before Sony’s official press conference at CES 2014 at 6 Jan, 5 PM Las Vegas; T-Mobile USA Xperia Z1s pic and specs have been leaked by trusted “evleaks”. It is rumored that Sony is about to announce global Xperia Z1 Mini version ( just like Xperia Z1F in Japan ) as Sony D5503 and Xperia Z1s at CES. But after this leak from evleaks it seems that Xperia Z1s is the name of mini version of Xperia Z1 in USA, Is it ?

A lot ago we saw evleaks leaking a pic of Xperia Z1s front panel which is exactly similar to the pic leaked today. Twitter handle of “evleaks” has just tweeted briefly the specifications and a pic of Xperia Z1s which they claim as the Xperia Z1 Mini with a 4.3 inch 720p screen.

First let’s have a look at the leaked pic of T-Mobile USA Xperia Z1s. Do notice the “T-Mobile” branding on the bottom panel of Xperia Z1s.

T-Mobile USA Xperia Z1s Pic and Specs Leaks Leaked Specs of Xperia Z1s as per “evleaks”


  • Snapdragon 800 SoC MSM8974 2.2GHz  Quad Core
  • 4.3 inch 720p screen.
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB onboard memeory
  • 20.7MP Rear cam with Sony’s “G” Lens and 2MP front cam.
  • 2300mAh battery

If the above pic is to believed it is very much similar to recently launched Xperia Z1 L39t in China ( 4G model ) that’s why it was speculated before that Xperia Z1s may be the facelift version of Xperia Z1 but now it seems that it is the Xperia Z1 Mini model for T-Mobile USA.

Are you excited, only a few more hours to wait what Sony has for us for the Q1 2014. Sony’s CES 2014 conference will be broadcasted live and you can watch it here on our blog. Click below link to check the timings of the show.

Watch Sony’s CES 2014 Press Conference Live, 6 Jan at 5pm in Las Vegas

Finally a 4G model of either Xperia Z1 or Mini will land in USA, how do you fell. Drop your comments below.

Sony D5503, Xperia Z1S, Xperia Z1 C6916 AnTuTu Benchmark Scores Leaks

Recently we saw Sony D5503 speculated as international version of Xperia Z1 F SO-02F passing through FCC which confirmed officially it’s codename as Xperia Amami and running android 4.3 14.2.A.0.144 firmware. While the exact model name of this device is still a mystery. Some call it Xperia Z1S but now it seems Xperia Z1S and Sony D5503 are tow different devices as seen from the images.

Sony’s press conference at CES 2014 is scheduled on 6 Jan 2014 and at that time it is expected that Sony may officially launch Xperia Z1S ( Facelift version of Xperia Z1 ) and Sony D5503 ( aka Xperia Z1 Mini, global version ), in the midst of it just now alleged AnTuTu benchmark scores of both devices have been leaked somehow.

Sony D5503 / Xperia Z1 Mini scores 34193 Points on AnTuTu Benchmark

34193 Points benchmark of Sony D5503 / Xperia Z1 Mini clearly shows that device is a powerhouse, most probably with specification as what Xperia Z1 F SO-02F features; Snapdragon 800 SoC.

Sony D5503  Xperia Z1 Mini scores 34193 Points on AnTuTu Benchmark

Xperia Z1S ( Facelift of Xperia Z1 ) scores 35485 Points on AnTuTu Benchmark

Xperia Z1S is expected as a facelift version of Xperia Z1, when seen in leaked images location of ports and headphone jack was different and even phone was much taller than Xperia Z1. It scores 35485 points on AnTuTu benchmark clearly stating Snapdragon 800 SoC and similar specks like Xperia Z1.

Xperia Z1S ( Facelift of Xperia Z1 ) scores 35485 Points on AnTuTu Benchmark

Just now we ran AnTuTu Benchmark on our Xperia Z1 C6902, and it scored a whooping 36257 points, so all three devices have their AnTuTu Benchmark points around same range and there is not point of saying that Xperia Z1 lags.

Below AnTuTu benchmark score is of our Xperia Z1 C6902.

Xperia Z1 C6902 scores 36257 in AnTuTu Benchamrk

Xperia Z1 C6916 ( Speculated as LTE Xperia Z1 US Version ) scores 34256 Points on AnTuTu Benchmark

While going through AnTuTu Benchmark results, we came across a device Xperia C6916, which is speculated as Xperia Z1 LTE US version. Check AnTuTu Benchmark result of Xperia C6916 below.

Xperia C6916 Benchmark Scores T Mobile LTE xperia Z1

It seems that now launch of Sony D5503 and Xperia Z1S is not very far, we may see one or both devices getting launched at CES 2014.

Z1S Benchmark via Digi-Wo ] Thanks Ben 🙂

Xperia Z1S L39t Images sufaced at China’s TENAA – Network License Passed

As what happened with Xperia Z1 / L39h ( Honami ) whose images surfaced at China’s TENAA before it’s official release, same has happened with very much rumored Xperia Z1S now. Long time ago EvLeaks posted a pic of Xperia Z1S on their twitter page which was very similar to Xperia Z1 but position of ports and the headphone jack was different which they branded as “Xperia Z1S” and whose listing was also seen at Sony Mobile’s product page for a moment has again marked it’s presence on a very reliable platform this time.

W just spotted that Xperia Z1S L39t model’s network license has been passed by Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center MIIT China, spotted at TENAA which is taken as Chinese FCC. As per the info Xperia Z1S L39t supports TD-LTE/TD-SCDMA/GSM formats, OS – Android and support for LTE FDD / WCDMA network capacity and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan in the international roaming.

[ UPDATE ] It seems L39t is Chinese LTE Version of Xperia Z1 and the same may come as Z1S ( model number not confirmed yet ) as LTE version in US as C6916.

Let’s see the leaked pics of Xperia Z1S L39t.

In below pic of Xperia Z1S L39t, you can clearly see the position of headphone jack is at different location as when compared to Xperia Z1 and the side ports too. Location of front cam is at opposite side.

Xperia Z1S L39t Images sufaced at China’s TENAA - Front Panel

Right Side pose of Xperia Z1S L39t – Only one port is present on the side of magnetic charging slot while in Xperia Z1 there are two – Micro SD card slot and USB Port.

Xperia Z1S L39t Images sufaced at China’s TENAA - Magnetic charging location

Left Side pose of Xperia Z1S L39t – This side is similar to Xperia Z1 except the ports location again.

Left Side pose of Xperia Z1S L39t - Power button

Above images of Xperia Z1S L39t are exactly similar to what EvLeaks leaked, sparking the rumors to the name Xperia Z1S even more this time. Check the pic of Xperia Z1S leaked by EvLeaks and you will see how similar they are. We have also heard that Xperia Z1 Mini ( aka Sony D5503 ) may not be called as Xperia Z1S.

At this time we can’t be sure that which model is Xperia L39t exactly is but it seems it is Xperia Z1S and soon we may see it officially. It is also in rumors that it may launch on 16 December but that is 100% rumor so far. It seems Xperia Z1S is a facelift of Xperia Z1. If we get more specific info on Xperia L391 we will keep you posted. Drop your comments below.

Thanks Ben 🙂

Xperia Z1S rumored to be priced at 3600 Yuan i.e. 590$ – Seen Beside White and Purple Xperia Z1 Again

More and more Xperia Z1S images are allegedly leaking daily and from the same source all the time i.e. Digi-Wo, this time the same Digi-Wo user who previously leaked picture of Xperia Z1S on top of Xperia Z1 and speculated that it may not be called as Xperia Z1S has again leaked 3 set of Xperia Z1S pics two of them are along with Xperia Z1 sharing the same surrounding as it was in previously leaked pics.

In the first set of pic you can clearly see the Xperia Z1S calling app’s dialing pad  interface, which is expected to run android 4.3 jelly bean as seen in previous leaked pic where model Sony D5503 ( rumored to be Xperia Z1S ) featured android 4.3  14.2.A.0.205 firmware.

Xperia Z1S Dialpad interafce

In other two pics Xperia Z1S is seen with Xperia Z1 ( purple and white in color ). In one pic you can see Xperia Z1 standing beside Xperia Z1S where you can compare the size of both phones. An interesting annotation on pic reads that Xperia Z1S may be priced at 3600 Yuan which is approx. equal to 590$ and may be available in first quarter of year 2014.

Xperia Z1s vs Xperia Z1

In the third pic, Xperia Z1S is seen with white Xperia Z1 and annotation on pic reads that it will also feature the same Sony’s G Lens as Xperia Z1 supports.

White Z1 with Black Xperia Z1S

Yesterday Sony D5503 was spotted at Indonesian Postel website, confirming the model number and its existence. A lot many rumors have piled up now over the features of Xperia Z1S from Digi-Wo tipsters where one states that Xperia Z1S may feature IPS Display and one stated that it may not be called as Xperia Z1S.

God knows how many we will see more now, well let’s hope soon Xperia Z1S ( hopefully this is the name ) marks its global international release and Sony get’s its first mini phone globally ( as Xperia Z1F is limited to Japan only ). What do you think guys over the rumored price range of Xperia Z1S.

Xperia Z1S / Sony D5503 Model spotted at Indonesian Postel website

Rumors have caught more fire now, this time Sony D5503 model which is speculated as Xperia Z1S aka Xperia Z1 Mini ( international version of Xperia Z1 and sibling of Xperia Z1F ) has marked its presence on a legit Indonesian Postel website ( FCC equivalent of Indonesia ). It is well-known for outing the names of many Sony Mobile’s new models like Sony C6833 and C6802 appeared in past.

It’s not the first time we have heard of Sony D5503, it was first spotted with its camera picture sample then real pics of Sony D5503 were leaked from all angles confirming the model number and android 4.3 running as 14.2.A.0.205 firmware build.

Check below the certification for Sony D5503 on Indonesian Postel.

Sony D5503 Model appears at Indonesian Postel website

As you can see it is latest updated on 20 November i.e. today, so it definitely proves the existence of Sony D5503 somewhat officially this time but the global model number has not been confirmed yet. As recently we spotted pic of Xperia Z1S on top of Xperia Z1 with an annotation which reads that it may not be called as Xperia Z1S. Lately on Sony Mobile global product page listing of Xperia Z1S was spotted but it was taken soon which confuses again about the branding Xperia Z1S.

Another rumor has sparked which says that Sony D5503 along with Xperia Taichi ( Tianchi ) may be launched on Nov 22 in an event in Shanghai, consider it as 100% rumor now.

Are you excited for Sony D5503, hopefully it is Xperia Z1S and soon we will see the international release of aka Xperia Z1 Mini.

Xperia Amami / Sony D5503 to be called as Xperia Z1S, doubt prevails ?

Just after a day when we saw Xperia Z1S photo snapped beside with Xperia Z1 from a Digi-Wo user, a new speculation has come up whether Sony D5503 will be called as Xperia Z1S or not. The moment when Xperia Z1F saw it’s release in Japan, rumors started about the existence of Xperia Z1S, international version of Xperia Z1F.

A new user on Digi-Wo has posted a fresh pic of Xperia Z1S snapped on top of Xperia Z1, comparing their size but the annotations reads “It is called Xperia Amami right, DoCoMo version Xperia Z1F as SO-02F right, but not Z1S for now“.

Rumor says Chinese version of Xperia Z1S will come as Sony M55H. Check the pic below yourself of Xperia Z1S on top of Xperia Z1. How we can say the below handset is not Xperia Z1F, well look at this another pic of Xperia Z1S with Xperia Z1, it shares some surroundings of spoon, fork and table cloth as it is.

Xperia Amami / Sony D5503 to be called as Xperia Z1S, doubt prevails ?

If it is considered to be true that Sony D5503 is not named as Xperia Z1S then what it is ? What about the recent spotting of Xperia Z1S being listed on Sony Mobile official website for a moment…

Are all these a user’s speculation ? A lot ago we saw EvLeaks leaking a pic of Xperia Z1 mini version, naming it as Xperia Z1S. Well nothing more than that has come up for the existence of Xperia Z1S yet.

We have seen that Sony D5503 do exist but is it also Xperia Z1S or not, we will keep you updated on that. Let us know what do you think…

Thanks Ben 🙂

Xperia Z1S Amami display compared to Xperia Z1’s – To use IPS Display ?

The latest rumored sensation from Sony Mobile, Xperia Z1S aka Xperia Amami or Sony D5503 is seen again, this time along with elder sibling Xperia Z1. Xperia Z1S Amami photographed besides Xperia Z1 showing the display comparison of both phones. With a first look you can say that display on Xperia Z1S looks a little less bright than Xperia Z1 but what if the brightness level is low on Xperia Z1S than Xperia Z1, we don’t know that yet.

User at Digi-Wo who posted this pic says that Xperia Z1S may use IPS Display ? What Sony using IPS display for their next flagship device and ditching TFT panels, that’s kind of Wow..!!! Well it certainly is a rumor or you can say the concerned tipster’s speculation regarding IPS display don’t take it seriously for now. As Xperia Z1F uses same display as Xperia Z1’s so IPS is least expected so far on Xperia Z1S also.

Check below the pic of Xperia Z1S Amami photographed beside Xperia Z1. The Most Clear pic of Xperia Z1S yet.

*Click on Pic to ZOOM

Xperia Z1S D5503 to use IPS Display screen

A day ago we saw Xperia Z1S real images leaked running Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.205 firmware, confirming Sony D5503 Model Number and on old UI just like android 4.2.2 in Xperia Z1. This new leak has created more sensation this time regarding display screen build.

Would you like Sony to use IPS display this time as they been using TFT panels from a long time, many Xperia Z1 users are complaining about poor display calibration on it as Yellow hue issue, so it would be better if Sony comes out this time with a great display screen.

Let us know what do you think…

Thanks Ben 🙂

Xperia Z1S real images leaked running Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.205 firmware – Sony D5503 Model Number Confirmed

A few days ago a pic was snapped stating that Sony Mobile is taking strict measure to stop the leaks of it’s flagship devices before their official launch as it happened with the Xperia Z1, whose whole specifications, pictures and official press document was leaked a few hours before it’s official launch. It has happened again, this time Xperia Z1S real images leaked running android 4.3 14.2.A.0.205 firmware, yesterday we posted an update that firmware 14.2.A.0.25 runs android 4.3 and here it comes. Recently we spotted Sony by mistake putting Xperia Z1S listing on Sony Mobile Global products page which also sparked the rumors of its existence.

Model number Sony D5503 has ben confirmed with this leak. Xperia Z1S is the international release of it’s sibling Xperia Z1F ( aka Xperia Z1 Mini ) which was recently released in Japan on NTT DoCoMo carrier, the then users wanted to come it as a global version also and here it comes now to rock.

Xperia Z1S leaked images confirmed the 720p HD 4.3″ screen running android 4.3 14.2.A.0.205 firmware, 16 GB internal storage and 2 GB RAM. Unfortunately same old UI as of android 4.2.2 on Xperia Z1 is spotted also on Xperia Z1S. Chinese version of Xperia Z1S will come as Sony M55H.

Check below Xperia Z1S real images.

*Click on Images to ZOOM.

You can see the front cam is located at extreme right corner and notification light at top, huge bezels at bottom just like Xperia Z1.

Xperia Z1S as Sony D5503 About Phone screen

Xperia Z1S dimensions seems similar to Xperia Z1F as 127mm x 64.9mm x 9.4mm.

Xperia Z1S D5503 thickness

Xperia Z1S D5503 Size

Xperia Z1S D5503 Size specifications

Android 4.3 14.2.A.0.205 firmware spotted on Xperia Z1S has no major changes as per UI is concerned which can be seen from below images of the interface.

Home launcher on Xperia Z1S seems very much similar to Xperia Home version 6.1.A.0.5  which was recently posted by us for Xperia Z1, Z Ultra users.

Above Xperia Z1S images clearly shows that now Xperia Z1S is not a rumor, the existence of Sony Xperia Z1S D5503 is proved 🙂 Well next big thing to keep an eye on is the price of Xperia Z1S, well as it packs super high specs of Xperia Z1, it won’t be cheap. It is rumored to be launched next year only during CES 2014 may be.

Let us know are you excited by the Xperia Z1S now…

[ Source – MobilTelefon ]

Xperia Z1S Expected to come as Sony D5503 as HQ Image Sample Leaks

Today some rumors have been put aside for Xperia Z1S, that it was expected to be launched in some Shanghai Press Event of Sony, November 12 but nothing happened, a fake rumor has been put aside again. Don’t loose hope on Xperia Z1S as a new rumor has come up now. It is rumored that Xperia Z1S expected to come as Sony D5503 next year.

Yes you saw right, Sony D5503, it seems Sony has shifted to a new series now for the flagship devices launching in year 2014. It is rumored that D5xxx will be used for mid range devices and D6xxx for high end devices next year and Sony may follow the scheming as “C” for year 2013, “D” for year 2014 and “E” for 2015, afterall it is just a speculation till now, no official word on it so far. As per sources, Sony D5503 can be the international version of Xperia Z1F which was recently launched in Japan under NTT DoCoMo. Yesterday we saw Sony Mobile unintentionally putting up the listing of Xperia Z1S on their global products page and then later on removing it in an hour.

Let’s what we have for you now as far as mysterious device Sony D5503 is concerned. A high quality images sample has been leaked which is allegedly taken by Sony D5503 ( expected to be Xperia Z1S ).

Take a look at the sample image from Sony D5503. Check the .exif data of image to rectify your concerns.

*Click on Image to Zoom.

Xperia Z1S Expected to come as Sony D5503 as HQ Image Sample Leaks

Above image is taken by Sony D5503, f/2.0 aperture and on firmware version 14.2.A.0.204 which is android 4.3 or android 4.4 is still unknown to us.

[ UPDATE ]  14.2.A.0.204 firmware is running Android 4.3 ( Android 4.3; zh-CN ) so far as per our source, Stay tuned for our next post on this.

Below you can see another image sample taken from Sony D5503 in an 8 MP mode. *Click on Image to Zoom.

Sony D5503 Sample Image Leaks

If rumors are to be believed Sony D5503 or we say Xperia Z1S will feature 720p HD screen /( display size 4.6″ inch or 4.3″ inch not known yet ).

NOTE :- As per Source Sony D5503 and Xperia Z1S are related but NO OFFICIAL / VALID SOURCE is known yet to confirm this speculation.

What do you think guys, is Sony preparing for next revolution in smartphone industry. Let us know your views on it.

[ Source – Blog of Mobile 1, 2 ; Xperia Blog ]