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Old 12-01-2010, 08:32 AM
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I would like support for flac if possible. In addition, I would like some sort of keyboard (I'm ok if it's a touchscreen keyboard, but I kind of prefer the physical kind). However, the number one factor is sq. What do you guys think?
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:45 AM
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Poweramp for android is really, really good.
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:22 PM
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I would like support for flac if possible. In addition, I would like some sort of keyboard (I'm ok if it's a touchscreen keyboard, but I kind of prefer the physical kind). However, the number one factor is sq. What do you guys think?
If I'm reading your question correctly, you're talking about a phone, and not necessarily the software, correct? If so, I'll need some more information, such as which carrier(s) you're willing to get a phone on (IE, I can't recommend a Verizon phone if you live in Europe).

Basically though, as far as I know, no phones have built in support for FLAC, so any phone will do, and you'll need a program like PowerAMP (currently the best). When it comes to keyboards, if you need a physical KB, there are some good phones, and again, I need your preferences on carriers. If you want a touch screen, it's been said by many that the HTC Sense keyboard is the best available (although Swype is gaining popularity). So look for phones that use HTC Sense or Swype if you're going touchscreen-only.
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PowerAMP on an Android phone w/a keyboard meets your needs, since the app allows playback of FLAC.
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Old 12-02-2010, 06:15 PM
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If I'm reading your question correctly, you're talking about a phone, and not necessarily the software, correct? If so, I'll need some more information, such as which carrier(s) you're willing to get a phone on (IE, I can't recommend a Verizon phone if you live in Europe).

Basically though, as far as I know, no phones have built in support for FLAC, so any phone will do, and you'll need a program like PowerAMP (currently the best). When it comes to keyboards, if you need a physical KB, there are some good phones, and again, I need your preferences on carriers. If you want a touch screen, it's been said by many that the HTC Sense keyboard is the best available (although Swype is gaining popularity). So look for phones that use HTC Sense or Swype if you're going touchscreen-only.
The Droid X has the best keyboard IMO, cause it has multi-touch on the keyboard itself and is housed on a 4.3 inch screen so it makes it really easy to type with.
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Old 12-02-2010, 07:33 PM
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In the Symbian world (for people in Europe and others who are Nokia fans), CorePlayer is the way to go. Older versions had bad SQ but newer versions are great and come with an excellent EQ. I used to have a Sony W950 phone and CorePlayer sounded better than the dedicated Sony Walkman software installed on the device. Currently I'm using a Nokia E72 and CorePlayer makes it tolerable as a PMP. It is still not the best sounding device but thats to be expected from a business-oriented phone.
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Old 12-12-2010, 08:04 AM
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I've been considering buying a phone rather than an MP3 player, but what is the battery life like if you kept it on airplaine/flight mode?

I thought maybe the new windows 7 or something similar
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In airplane mode using Poweramp on my android phone (Orange San Francisco/ZTE Blade) I get 20 hours or so, maybe a bit more.
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Old 12-25-2010, 05:32 AM
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The Sony Ericsson Zylo is a walkman branded phone with excellent sound quality and FLAC support right out of the box plus it has a physical keyboard
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Old 12-25-2010, 07:40 AM
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Poweramp for android is really, really good.
I second that.
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Old 12-30-2010, 06:50 AM
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If I'm reading your question correctly, you're talking about a phone, and not necessarily the software, correct? If so, I'll need some more information, such as which carrier(s) you're willing to get a phone on (IE, I can't recommend a Verizon phone if you live in Europe).

Basically though, as far as I know, no phones have built in support for FLAC, so any phone will do, and you'll need a program like PowerAMP (currently the best). When it comes to keyboards, if you need a physical KB, there are some good phones, and again, I need your preferences on carriers. If you want a touch screen, it's been said by many that the HTC Sense keyboard is the best available (although Swype is gaining popularity). So look for phones that use HTC Sense or Swype if you're going touchscreen-only.
galaxy s supports flac fyi
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Old 01-01-2011, 07:31 PM
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Any Android phone with PowerAmp would be good since there is a ten band eQ there to adjust the sound the way you like it. From a SQ point of view, I have a desire and although not as good as my Cowon for playback, it's pretty decent.
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Any Android phone with PowerAmp would be good since there is a ten band eQ there to adjust the sound the way you like it. From a SQ point of view, I have a desire and although not as good as my Cowon for playback, it's pretty decent.
Even without PowerAMP, you can get DSPManager.

http://bel.fi/~alankila/android-dsp/

It lets you configure your EQ settings pet output and affects all media players.
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Old 01-02-2011, 04:18 PM
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i find it very difficult to tell the difference listening to files on my phone and playing them on my Clip+ or i9.

Phones, and the music player apps on them, have come a long way in recent years. One reason i won't be getting a J3 is that the screen on my phone is better.
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