T-Mobile started testing Android Lollipop updates for Sony Xperia Z3 and Z1s


T-Mobile recently started testing Android Lollipop updates on its Sony Xperia Z3 and Sony Xperia Z1s. Both the Z3 and Z1 (the global version of the Z1s) have already received Lollipop updates in other markets, so it's about time for T-Mobile to also make the new version of the OS available on its handsets.

The Lollipop update for T-Mobile's Xperia Z3 might arrive before the end of May, and will include LTE Band 12 (700 MHz) support. We don't know if the Xperia Z1s will get the update at the same time, but that's certainly possible. In any case, both updates will bring Android 5.0 to the two handsets, and, for now, there's no word if Android 5.1 is also coming soon (though it probably is, at least if we're talking about the Z3).

Last month, T-Mobile stopped selling the Xperia Z3, only to soon restart offering it, but at a lower price ($499.92 outright, or $20.83 per month over 2 years). The Xperia Z1s is also still available, but only as a certified pre-owned device (for $229.92 outright, or $9.58 per month over 2 years).

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source: T-Mobile via Xperia Blog

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Xperia Z3
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh(14h talk time)
Xperia Z1
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(15h 3G talk time)

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5 Comments

1. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I had the z1 and then the z2... I really love the z3 but on AT&T only the d6603 gets LTE and I'm not paying 500 for it. Maybe I will wait for the z4 and see which bands work on AT&T

2. rsiders

Posts: 1954; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Might arrive before the end of May. Might. I'm so sick of this whole fiasco. This has been the slowest update process without explanation ever. Love the Z3. Hate the support and carrier testing.

3. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

Perhaps T-mobile has been slow with updating this device because it's not one of their best Sellers?

4. rsiders

Posts: 1954; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Probably but when you buy the latest new flagship of 2014, you expect your phone to be updated rather quickly rather than after a host of other devices. Love Sony but I will likely steer clear of buying one of their phones again.

5. sanaali

Posts: 2; Member since: May 19, 2015

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