While the Sony Xperia Z1S was only announced just last week at CES, it’s arriving on time. As Sony said, the Z1S is a T-Mobile exclusive. As usual, the T-Mobile installment plan works for this device. You can either buy it outright for $528 or pay $22 a month for 24 months, which is $528 as well.
The Xperia Z1S has the same internals as the original Z1, just with T-Mobile’s LTE bands inside. It has a 5-inch 1080P screen, 2 GB of RAM, a Snapdragon 800, Android Jelly Bean 4.3, and has a 20.3 megapixel camera.
Of course, it’s also water and dust resistant. And if you pick up a Playstation 4 with your Z1S, Sony will give you a $100 Visa gift card. That’s very nice of them, considering how much you’ll pay upfront for that offer and over time.
If you want to take advantage of T-Mobile’s “Pay Your ETF” deal, you will need to wait until the Z1S is available in stores next Wednesday, January 22nd. The ability to set up your ETF reimbursement is only available in T-Mobile stores, so it’ll be difficult online-only.
So, will you buy this phone? Do you already own the original Xperia Z1? Or are you waiting for something better to come down the line?