The Best Cell Phones for Music Lovers
Finding the Best Music Phone
Cell phones offer a number of great of functions. Of course, all phones provide calling but from there, things get more individualized. Some people prioritize fast and easy texting, others want a camera that can produce great looking images on the go, while others are looking primarily for entertainment. For those that love music, there are of course music phones that stand out from the crowd and that's what this page is all about.
Read on to find out about the important features, which phones come highly recommended, and what other readers are saying about the best music phones.
What Makes a Cell Phone a Top Music Phone?
If you're wanting the best music phone, there are a number of features to consider:Phone functions and service.Like any cell phone, your new music phone has to operate with the cellular network you will be using. In addition, if you wish to use the phone as a camera, need it to provide GPS guided direction, or to do a great deal of text messaging then attention will also need to be given to those features. Types of audio files supportedAll music phones will support the most popular file type, MP3. However, you might also be interested in making use of AAC, WMA, WAV, AMR, MIDI, or other types of music files. The best music phone for you should supports the types of files you want to use. Useful and easy to use controls.Shoppers should consider whether or not the phone offers the type of controls they want. For instance can they adjust the tone, bass, and so forth to suit their preferences. Are volume, rewind, fast forward and other functions easy to adjust? How does the music phone allow you to organize and find the tunes you want; is it convenient and quick? The best music phones let you tweak your music to suit the sound you like and make it easy to enjoy exactly the tunes you want.A good music phone will function like a full featured MP3 player. It can play video, offers an equalizer, may show artist, title, and so forth on the screen as your music plays, may have an airplane mode to allow you to listen without turning on your cellular service, and so forth. The quality of the listening experience.Shoppers should listen to the quality of the sound before buying. Are the speakers good and are headphones adequate? If all is well, but the headphones aren't up to par, find out if you can upgrade them. Overall music features.For instance, does the music phone also offer an FM radio? Does it make streaming over a wireless connection possible? Does it have enough memory to store all of the tunes you want on your phone? Phones with a few GB of memory are good but having a microSD slot to add more is nice as well. Quick and easy downloading.Can you make use of your favorite download sites with it and can you perform downloads quickly? Obviously, a USB 2.0 connection is preferable and shoppers should assure the cable comes included when buying the phone.
The iPhone 4S was (and still is) a great music phone and the iPhone 5 is of course also an excellent choice for music lovers who also want a great all round phone. The iPhone 5 offers plenty of memory and high quality speakers that pump out plenty of volume without distortion. This version is thinner and lighter than previous models yet it offers a larger 4" screen with 16:9 aspect ratio that is great for navigating as well as enjoying video. It also offers faster operation thanks to the proecssor, 4G LTE service with faster data speeds, and Wi-Fi N. This phone uses the iOS6 operating system.
The iPhone 5 still allows listeners to easily create, delete, and reorder playlists. It uses three microphones to provide outstanding noise cancellation as well. The 8 megapixel camera offers several new features including a panorama mode, better low light shooting capabilities, and more. Users can capture still images with the 8 megapixel camera, enjoy video chat with the 720p front facing camera, or record 1080p video.
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Samsung Galaxy Note II Music Phone
The Samsung Galaxy Note II may also qualify as one of the best music phones of 2012. It hosts an updated TouchWiz music player with equalizer presets, SoundAlive technology with 7.1 channel virtualization, and a stereo FM radio with RDS. Because it is DLNA-enabled users can access songs on other devices which are connected to their WiFi network.
It runs on a Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9 Chipset and Android 4.1.1 OS. (Jelly Bean). It has a 5.5" full touch screen, hosts an 8MP rear camera with LED flash and a 2 megapixel front facing camera, and provides GPS.
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