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Old 21-10-2013, 00:48
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whats the best high end smartphone...

the speakers arnt that important to me...its just listening to music using high quality earphones
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Old 21-10-2013, 01:01
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Apple's EarPods are really good quality. I find they sound better than most earphones.
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Old 21-10-2013, 10:57
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Apple's EarPods are really good quality. I find they sound better than most earphones.
phone i meant....not earphones...
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Old 21-10-2013, 11:01
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phone i meant....not earphones...
Everyone raves about the speakers on the htc one. Not heard them tbh
But you would have to put up with the home software crap
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Old 21-10-2013, 11:03
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Everyone raves about the speakers on the htc one. Not heard them tbh
But you would have to put up with the home software crap
You mean the Blinkfeed home screen?

Just set the main Android widget screen as 'home' and you will never see it again (unless you swipe left).
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Old 21-10-2013, 11:10
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The Vivo XPlay is the best smartphone in the world for audio.
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Old 21-10-2013, 11:10
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check out the smart phone reviews on http://www.whathifi.com/
The give an opinion on sound quality for all the well known makes.

See if you can try your own headphones on some in store as well if possible.

There is still a good case if your budget lets you for a dedicated mp3 player, as I find that you need switch the phone to air plane mode to stop any interference if used as a music player.
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Old 21-10-2013, 13:02
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The Vivo XPlay is the best smartphone in the world for audio.
can u get that in the uk?
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Old 21-10-2013, 13:03
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check out the smart phone reviews on http://www.whathifi.com/
The give an opinion on sound quality for all the well known makes.

See if you can try your own headphones on some in store as well if possible.

There is still a good case if your budget lets you for a dedicated mp3 player, as I find that you need switch the phone to air plane mode to stop any interference if used as a music player.
you mean buy an ipod and phone?
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Old 21-10-2013, 13:14
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you mean buy an ipod and phone?
That is one option, but there are plenty of non apple alternatives.

It would also depend if you bothered about iTunes etc.
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Old 21-10-2013, 13:18
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can u get that in the uk?
No.

Unless you import it.
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Old 21-10-2013, 13:21
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No.

Unless you import it.
so basically the best smartphone for music available in the UK the htc one?
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Old 21-10-2013, 13:25
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so basically the best smartphone for music available in the UK the htc one?
Its going to be a personal preference really, best thing is to see if you can actually try your own set of headphones on the different devices.

The source quality and headphone quality are probably more important than the subtle differences between phones and mp3 players
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Old 21-10-2013, 13:38
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Its going to be a personal preference really, best thing is to see if you can actually try your own set of headphones on the different devices.

The source quality and headphone quality are probably more important than the subtle differences between phones and mp3 players
i buy most of my music from the itunes store....
is the itunes store music quality good?
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Old 21-10-2013, 14:05
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Apple's EarPods are really good quality. I find they sound better than most earphones.
No they are shite.
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Old 21-10-2013, 14:35
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What best are you looking for?

You say speakers don't matter,But there is probably very little difference between headphone or Bluetooth sound from the various phones.

So what differences are there? Software, music stores and ease of use. The best is probably an iphone if you already buy from iTunes, but in reality when you are ignoring the headphones and speakers they are all very similar.
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Old 21-10-2013, 14:54
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What best are you looking for?

You say speakers don't matter,But there is probably very little difference between headphone or Bluetooth sound from the various phones.

So what differences are there? Software, music stores and ease of use. The best is probably an iphone if you already buy from iTunes, but in reality when you are ignoring the headphones and speakers they are all very similar.
Yeah have thousands of songs from iTunes.....
Downloaded and bought. Was gonna buy an htc one but it makes sense to get an iPhone doesn't it because all my music is from itunes
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Old 21-10-2013, 19:58
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No they are shite.
I agree
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Old 21-10-2013, 20:34
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I have the HTC One which is really good for headphone audio.The only drawback with android phones is that you cannot use the volume controls on most headphones.They only work with Apple products for some reason.
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Old 21-10-2013, 20:52
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I also found changing the music app helped the sound quality as well.

I was more than happy with the default music player on my Galaxy S3 but could not believe the difference in sound when I changed to Poweramp.
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Old 21-10-2013, 20:54
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Yeah have thousands of songs from iTunes.....
Downloaded and bought. Was gonna buy an htc one but it makes sense to get an iPhone doesn't it because all my music is from itunes
There is no problem syncing Android with iTunes and it also does it over wireless with the right app (inc playlists).

I would not bother using iTunes but I've got an iPod Mini that I use for the gym.
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Old 22-10-2013, 06:40
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I've been around a few phones and for me iPhones are the best for music, decent volume and decent quality.
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