The Top 8 Smartphones With Superior Music Quality
#1 HTC 10
The HTC 10 smartphone outshines the rest because it is equipped with Boom Sound, an innovative speaker configuration system that places a full range speaker on top of the device as well as on the bottom of the device. This special configuration system is often referred to as a mini sub woofer system. The HTC 10 smartphone is also equipped with a Bass to Treble Balancing software that gives the user a surround sound experience complete with clear highs and mids that allow the music to play at a volume perfect for the ears. Plus, the HTC 10 offers two modes of sound - Music mode and Theater mode. Music mode features full range audio at all times from all speakers, while Theatre mode plays full range audio from the front speakers and bass sounds from the bottom speakers. Not to mention, the HTC 10 delivers 1.2 volts of audio output from its headphone jack which is extremely high for your average smartphone. Needless to say, the HTC 10 offers its users superior music quality.
#2 LG V20
The LG V20 is the sister phone to the LG V10 and has risen above all expectations. The LG V20 smartphone features paralleling DAC configurations to its ES9218 DAC for improved noise performance and also features theoretical chip maximums of 124 DNR, 130 SNR, and -112 DB THD +N for premium android sound. The V20 is also equipped with a 2Vrm headphone amp. Aside from the audio output performance, the LG V20 sounds eerily similar to the LG V10, so it is ultimately up to the consumer to decide if the upgraded V20 is worth the price.
#3 Apple iPhone 7
Apple has continued its relationship with Cirrus logic for its audio circuits and the iPhone 7 is no exception. The iPhone 7 comes equipped with two times the volume than the iPhone 6 and is the first iPhone to incorporate stereo sound. The iPhone 7 hosts two stereo speakers at the top and bottom of the device to ensure advanced clarity and volume. Plus, the iPhone 7 is now compatible with Apple's new Airpods that feature a richer sound and more mobile experience.
#4 iPhone 5s
The iPhone 5s is a must mention because of the noteworthy music power house it packs in such a small frame. Plus, the phone has dropped in price ($320) serving you superior music quality in a pocket sized smartphone anyone would love to own. Cirrus logic created an exceptional music experience wrapped in an excellent design and quality built smartphone. Not to mention the iPhone 5s's audio output quality delivers immersive 3D sound effects for smooth headphone listening. Its loudspeaker quality is average but notably better than the iPhone versions it precedes.
#5 Microsoft Lumia 525
The Microsoft Lumia 525 is perfect for the tech lover on a budget. This smartphone will not cost you an arm and a leg but will give you an exceptional music experience. The Microsoft Lumia 525 headphone listening experience is exceptional along with its clear and audible loudspeaker technology. Plus, you can purchase all the latest music directly from its built in music player.
#6 Vivo XPlay 3S
Music lovers will thoroughly appreciate the XShot XPlay 3S. This smartphone not only features an amazing inbuilt sound engine, but also hosts a mind blowing fitted pair of audio chips solely dedicated to the XPlay 3S. The Vivo XPlay 3S also features ESS Technology, an ES9018 DAC, and a Texas Instruments OPA2604 Amp. Not to mention, the built in DTS headphones bring 7.1-11.1 rated surround sound experience. Vivo has also equipped the phone with a 2K display, 3GB RAM, Snapdragon 800, and a 2300 mAH battery. eBay global still offers the Vivo Xplay 3S smartphone for purchase.
#7 Sony Xperia Z3
The Sony Xperia Z3 is noteworthy because of its 'xloud' technology that allows a user to crank up the phones volume without losing its quality through either good headphones listening or loudspeaker audio. The Sony Xperia Z3 offers clear bass and quality stereo effects. Additionally, the Sony Xperia is equipped with Sony 3D Surround Sound Technology, High Resolution Audio, Clear Audio xLoud Experience, DSEE HX, and earphones that allow noise cancellation - all offered in a sleek design and great built. Sony has and always will be known as a sound enhancement pioneer.
#8 Vivo X5 PRO
Cirrus Logic has custom made a DAC AK4375 audio chip for the Vivo X5PRO that delivers out of this world music quality to every user. This smartphone not only serves great sound but is also highly regarded for its sexy design - reminiscent of the Apple iPhone 6 - with its thin frame and contoured look. The Vivo X5PRO is equipped with a 13 Megapixel rear camera (PDAF), 8 Megapixel front facing camera, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB RAM, 5.2 inch HD display, and a 2450 mAH battery. This smartphone offers value, style, and a superior music experience all in one extremely portable and attractive package.