The Sony Xperia Z1S is T-Mobile US' version of the Z1. The Z1S has launched a bit later, though, so while pretty much everything that you've read
in our comparison thus far holds true, we're publishing an updated comparison conclusion below.

Sony Xperia Z1S vs Apple iPhone 5: Conclusion


There's no denying that the iPhone 5 has lost some of its appeal – after all, this handset has been around for a year now, and it's only expected that new high-end smartphones will be able to offer better tech. Such is the case with the camera of the Xperia Z1S, for example. However, the iPhone 5 holds up surprisingly well after all this time. The device is just as snappy, if not even faster than the Xperia Z1S, all the while offering a premium design and great screen, as well as better call quality and speaker.

However, if 4” screens are starting to feel a bit small to you, then it's obviously time for you to consider an Android flagship such as the Xperia Z1S. It'll offer you a great design, a large, 5” 1080p display and great performance, courtesy of the state-of-the-art Snapdragon 800 chipset. Still, there is one thing you shouldn't overlook and that's the bulkiness of the Xperia Z1S. As highly-functional and good-looking as the Xperia Z1S can be, it's actually among the biggest handsets in its class. If that's an issue for you, you should probably take a look at some of the other Android flagships, such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One, or LG G2, which are all good alternatives.

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