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Sony's lovely Xperia Z1S (pictures)

The attractive, powerful Sony Xperia Z1S lands on T-Mobile in the US.

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One serious smartphone looker

LAS VEGAS -- With a big, bright, 5-inch full HD LCD screen (1920x1080p), 2.2Ghz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, and T-Mobile 4G LTE, the Xperia Z1S melds both beauty and brains.
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Sleek and trim lines

Measuring a svelte 0.34 inches thick by 5.74 inches tall by 2.91 inches wide, the Xperia Z1S is quite pocket-friendly.
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An all-glass back

Like its global sibling the Xperia Z1, and like other Xperia mobile device counterparts, the Xperia Z1S has a back surface crafted from glass. It's a handsome and premium look but is highly reflective and attracts fingerprints easily.
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Headphone jack now top and center

One slight difference between the Sony Xperia Z1S and the global Xperia Z1 is that T-Moble has moved the 3.5mm headphone jack to the center of the phone's top edge.
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Buttons on the right

Sony places all the physical controls for the Xperia Z1S on its right side. Here you'll find a big circular power key, volume bar, and dedicated shutter button.
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Its ports are sealed

To help the Sony Xperia Z1S meet its IP58 durability rating, the phone's ports and expansion slots are sealed behind watertight flaps.
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Android Jelly Bean with a Sony twist

The Xperia Z1S comes running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with Sony's proprietary skin layered over it.
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The camera up close

The Xperia Z1S uses a main 20.7-megapixel camera for picture and video shooting duties. The camera also relies on the company's higher quality G Lens.
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Get creative with this phone camera

The camera app installed on the Xperia Z1S features many image processing bells and whistles.

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