Originally Posted by Snow_Fox
So far it has been good enough but, I find it funny that most reviewing websites don't review sound quality when the original smartphone boom was partially because ipod fused with a phone.
That boom came from device convergence and ease of use, not because of sound quality. For most of the population if their phone plays music then it's pretty much "good enough". But if you really care for SQ on your smartphone reviews then GSMArena is the place to visit since they do provide measurements.
After going through numerous phones I've decided to give up on the convergence thing. I like the iOS iPod interface but I don't like using iOS as my phone, music playback on Android for the most part is all over the place save for a very narrow selection of phones and apps and with each new generation of phones you have no idea whether the SQ goes up or down, and WP7.5 is fairly ok due to the strict guideline of hardware implementations but it's playback software is limited.
Hence why I decide to build a separate portable rig (see sig), at least now I know *exactly* what I get and not have to worry about losing SQ each time I choose a new phone (which is pretty frequent as I'm a gadget geek).
Edited by nanaholic - 5/1/12 at 5:27pm