- Nov 11, 2004
Thanks for the info.All
If you plan on using with a dongle, battery life is an important factor. If it's used that may be something to consider.
Another point is UAPP - are you playing local FLACs or also streaming via Qobuz/Tidal? If so you need a chipset to support streaming large files without latency otherwise UAPP will constantly buffer.
I would go with an older flagship Vs midrange and ideally a new one if possible on some massive sale. I would personally recommend the Vivo Nex S if you can find one new or mint - still fast today, looks current, within your budget and actually has a jack and a HIFi DAC. Battery life is quite decent as well for a 2018 flagship. LG8X has a newer chipset but lags compared to it
A few points to clarify. Use case is less than an hour at a time without access to a charger. No live streaming of Tidal just downloaded playback.
I'll check the vivo Nex S but doubt it supports all the T-Mobile LTE bands. I had 3 LG V series in the past and now have an LG G7 but looking for a better source.