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Old 01-09-2013, 03:17 PM
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Default Which Virgin Mobile phones have the best audio quality?

Does anyone know which of VM's phones have the best audio quality for MP3 Music playback? I currently use a Samsung Galaxy S II 4G. Its a different design and has slightly different specs than the original Sprint version so I'm not sure if it used the Yamaha or Wolfson chip.
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:08 PM
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The VM S2 is actually the same as the Sprint one AFAIK. FWIW, none of the S2's had particularly good headphone amps built in. If yours is working well enough for your headphones, you'll probably be ok with most phones.
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Hmm well yes and no.
There are 2 versions of Samsung's S II phones. Both are available to Sprint.

2010


This version is confirmed to have the Yamaha chip set. All reviews based on the S II seem to be based on this version.

2012

This version has a different design both externally and internal. The screen is larger, Bigger Battery, Capacitive buttons, runs on ICS, and supports 4G. But noone seems to have cracked this one open to see if the audio chipset is the same.
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The Yamaha ones are supposedly (I'm not sure myself,...) not the greatest sounding for tunes. On the go you might not notice the difference, but no Voodoo Kernel would suck IMO.
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The Yamaha ones are supposedly (I'm not sure myself,...) not the greatest sounding for tunes. On the go you might not notice the difference, but no Voodoo Kernel would suck IMO.
The Yamaha one would be equivalent to the SGP 5.0....so decent but nothing outstanding.
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