The newest smartphone from Sony Corp for the US market has arrived and it would be exclusively distributed by T-Mobile. The new handset’s most outstanding feature is its 20.7-megapixel camera, which is complemented by waterproof coating as well as several apps that come with the device.
More interestingly, the Xperia Z1s could be purchased for $0 down payment and be paid in monthly installments for 24 months for $22 each month. This is through the network’s Simple Choice Plan, which is currently available to its subscribers.
This latest addition to the ‘Z series’ has a 5-inch 1080-pixel Full HD display. It is supported by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, 4G LTE support, and 3000 mAH battery.
Of course, the main feature would have to be the 20.7-megapixel rear camera, which is obviously one of the most powerful in the market today. It comes with a 2-megapxel camera in the front. The camera features are supported by 2GB of RAM, the fitness-tracking networking protocol ANT+, and a MicroSD memory card slot.
The device operates on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. But Sony said the smartphone’s users could soon opt to upgrade to the latest system, Android 4.4, dubbed as KitKat.
The Sony Xperia Z1s is pre-loaded with five interesting and helpful camera apps. The Info-eye app scans wine bottles, books, and other items to initiate automatic online searches about those. The AR or Augmented Reality effect lets users add costumes, flowers, dinosaurs, and glasses to photos.
The Background defocus facilitates adjustments of the depth of field for taken images, while the Social live makes it possible to broadcast live videos via social media sites like Facebook. Timeshift burst takes 60 rapid succession shots and enables users to pick the best.
There is more to the smartphone. Sony made sure consumers would have a hard time trying to resist it. Sony said it is offering six free movies for download to all new Xperia Z1s owners. Those films would be taken from the company’s Video Unlimited service. The titles include ‘Captain Phillips,’ the Academy Award-nominated motion picture.
Sony Xperia Z1s even comes with 10 pre-selected games from PlayStation Mobile. The PlayStation app lets users connect to their PS4. Thus, the device could serve as a second screen when managing game downloads on the gaming console. There is even a 60-day free trial for Music Unlimited.