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best smart phone for music (no apple)

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what is the best smart phone for music like quality wise and options wise? thanks would love to hear back!

post #2 of 53

samsung galaxy S with voodoo for me and sgs3

post #3 of 53

What exactly do you mean "options wise"?

post #4 of 53
Why are you making a double of the same thread?
http://www.head-fi.org/t/626164/best-smart-phone

Anyways, as for music, I only own one smartphone, and it's the Xperia X10. Can't say it has a great sound quality, but at least decent to my ears with my M50.
post #5 of 53

The (international) SGS3 has decent sound and comes with the added benefit of supporting numerous USB DACs via OTG cable (I'm not aware of other smartphones with this kind of broad support for external DACs).  

post #6 of 53
Thread Starter 

well im on att and i was looking at the pantech burst but then i read reviews that the volume isnt loud at all and i use the music player alot! any suggestions for att?

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Thread Starter 

and i dont have 200  for the s3 though

post #8 of 53
You can use an amp to boost the volume.
post #9 of 53

I must say the Samsung Fascinate (That's the Verizon version of the Galaxy S*) with Voodoo and Rockbox. If you want something more recent, the Galaxy S III.

 

* All the variants of the Galaxy S (original) sound great when modded.


Edited by SpartanD63 - 9/9/12 at 1:11pm
post #10 of 53
Straight out of the box the galaxy nexus sounds pretty good. I just got one and have been impressed so far. If you don't want to root your phone that may be the way to go.

The wife has a galaxy s1 unrooted and while the quality is OK the output level left something to be desired from me.
post #11 of 53

The Galaxy Nexus is VERY good, but its SQ can't come close to the Galaxy S with Voodoo IMO. (I have both and the Galaxy S has been my DAP since getting the Galaxy Nexus)


Edited by SpartanD63 - 9/9/12 at 1:47pm
post #12 of 53

A LG G2X is also sounding very good with voodoo sound.

Stock it's........, you know, it sounds like a cheap mp3-player, but if you don't mind rooting it, this phone with voodoo would be a good alternative to the Galaxy S, especially because it already has a dual-core cpu and a ips display AND is sounding brilliant for a smartphone!

And you can get it to run MIUIv4, the best Android custom rom (in my opinion)!

post #13 of 53
Voodoo sound really does tend to make whatever phone it's on sound amazing doesn't it?
post #14 of 53
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Originally Posted by CollectoR13 View Post

A LG G2X is also sounding very good with voodoo sound.

Stock it's........, you know, it sounds like a cheap mp3-player, but if you don't mind rooting it, this phone with voodoo would be a good alternative to the Galaxy S, especially because it already has a dual-core cpu and a ips display AND is sounding brilliant for a smartphone!

And you can get it to run MIUIv4, the best Android custom rom (in my opinion)!

 

The LG 2x sound quality isn't as good as the Galaxy S because the DAC implementation isn't as good and there is CPU noise even with Voodoo (source: Supercurio, the developer for Voodoo Sound), so if you're only looking for a music player, and not needing this to be your convergence device the good old S1 is the better option. If you're wanting more from the device the the 2x could be a good option, and can be had cheaply these days. If neither of these suit then I'd be looking toward an S3, decent SQ stock, improves with custom kernels, and of course you have the option of USB audio if you want to upgrade the SQ further.

post #15 of 53
Thread Starter 
well everybody recommended the galaxy but nobody recgonized the samsung galaxy exhiarate anybody know about it??
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