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Old 03-05-2013, 01:39 PM
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Default A good comparison of mobile phones based on sound quality alone? Maybe a sub-forum?

As we now have sub-forums for all obscured MP3 players but why not for the phones? As nowadays everyone just listen to their stuff on their phones, right?
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:02 PM
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It'd be great to have one, but the only site I've seen that does testing worth mentioning is GSM arena.
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As we now have sub-forums for all obscured MP3 players but why not for the phones? As nowadays everyone just listen to their stuff on their phones, right?
Not me. Most used music playing device that I own is the Sansa original Clip that lives in my car. I'm currently on holiday with 3 mp3 players and 3 Android devices. Only one has been used to play music, yes it's the one that lives in the car.

Some phones (Samsung Galaxy S iii) have such a crappy battery that they have to be charged nearly every day, even when not used for anything.

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Old 03-11-2013, 08:13 AM
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Well audio quality specifically is pretty low on peoples list of "important features" on a phone. Meaning most people will have at least one or two other features that will decide the phone first, then they might consider weighing the audio quality of either device and even then it'll be such a small margin of difference that won't be worth writing about. Just like most decent MP3 players these days.

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Some phones (Samsung Galaxy S iii) have such a crappy battery that they have to be charged nearly every day, even when not used for anything.

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Uhm, battery on Galaxy S III is pretty good. No idea why your picking the GS3 as an example of bad battery life when there's almost every other device out there that's worse. Except maybe the iPhone, but as far as android devices go there's only maybe 2, the Note and the Razr Max.

Unless your gripe is to do with Mobile Phones in general having "short" battery lives, then its a fair point. Although I would say that its easy to assume a phone isn't doing anything even though it is. I mean few people realise that having an e-mail inbox that constantly updates, having apps auto update themselves and having hourly facebook, twitter and so forth updates drains the battery. You can easily get over 2 days of battery life off the GD3 if you just disable those features and use it as a "Phone" that you can also view other online services on every now and then.
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I too as a Galaxy S III owner agree with Jack4L. If you take a galaxy S III as is out of the box, set brightness, valume and sync at full to almost full settings, and half several dozen of apps do all shorts of things in the background, the GS3 might not last you an entire day. Now if you just do simple things like press the power saving button in the notification tray and set all your accounts to update every 2 hours instead of 5 minutes the GS3 will easily last you entire day with moderate web browsing, text messaging, and music listening. With some even more advance settings you can get the GS3 to last even longer than an iphone 5 (at least my GS3 last considerably longer than my friends iphones.) And if you are still not satisfied with the battery life you can buy a spare OEM battery (with NFC antenna) for $10 on Amazon or get an extended battery which are also not that expensive. Either way, if anyone says the GS3 doesn't last that long the really don't know what their doing.

On a similar note, the Galaxy s IV is to be announced March 14th and if the rumors are correct with it having an Exynos 5 octa processor, new AMOLED technology using green phosphates to reduce screen energy use by 30% and a 2500 mah battery, the GS4 is going to have ensane battery life (even beating the razr maxx with its 3300 mah battery).
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Glad everybody is so pleased with the battery in their Galaxy S3. There are several different models. Ours is an SGH-I747M (4G LTE running Android version 4.0.4 on Bell Canada). I've recently read to turn off the LTE when not in use and the battery will be much better. Apparently there's a program to help with this that I'll have to look for again cause I seem to have lost the bookmark.

I can only really compare it to a cheapo LG Optimus L5. This battery lasts MUCH MUCH longer even though it tends to be used more.

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Old 03-27-2013, 09:58 PM
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It'd be great to have one, but the only site I've seen that does testing worth mentioning is GSM arena.
Are their synthetic tests worthy (eg. they do not listen to the stuff.)? Is there a comparison somewhere doing the exact same tests on popular dedicated music players like the Sansa Clip and the iPod?
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I think it been said before in these forums that with the hardware in phones in the year or two you're probably not going to notice a difference in audio quality.

What could be interesting is perhaps talking about and comparing audio and media players on the various mobile platforms. I just recently downloaded jetaudio basic on my Galaxy s III and I'm really enjoying the functionality of the player (especially the notification play controls.) The player is pretty easy to access advance features which I have to give them credit for. It seems like someone actually put thought in users actually using those features than just burring them in a sub menu (just for the sake of saying they have those features). It has a pretty good basic 10 band equalizer but I'm not really a fan of the Jet audio affects. No doubt, they are the best digital audio enhancements I've herd compared to Dobly enhancements and SRS. However, I just find them a bit artificial in a way I can't explain.
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