Best smartphones for audiophiles in 2018

Best smartphones for audiophiles

Audiophiles are a special section of the smartphone community which values sound quality over everything else. If you are a music lover, you know how tedious it is to look for the best smartphone for audiophiles. You must have asked all your friends, searched the internet dry to look for that one perfect phone for the audiophiles in your circle. Well, we’ve heard your wishes and Mr. phone has curated a list of not one but many worthy smartphones for audiophiles. As you can expect, these phones offer an excellent value for money and strive to satiate the hunger of getting a high-res audio experience of audiophiles. 

Look through these miracle smartphones and find the best ones to recommend to all the audiophiles that you know:

 

1. Samsung Galaxy S9+ Exynos

The Samsung Galaxy S9+ Exynos is undoubtedly one of the best smartphones for audiophiles in 2018. The phone provides an ideal high-resolution audio that the audiophiles crave for. The sound is clear, noise-free and loud enough to your liking. Apart from being an ideal option for the audiophiles, the Galaxy S9+ is a gorgeous device with Snapdragon 845 under its hood. 

The phone has impressive photography abilities, decent battery backup and of course, all the qualities that audiophiles need. 

 

Specs: Chipset : Samsung Exynos 9 9810 , RAM : 6 GB , Internal storage capacity : 64, 128, 256 GB , Screen size : 6.2 inches , Resolution : 1440 x 2960 pixels , Rear Camera : 12MP + 12MP , Front camera : 8 MP , Capacity : 3500 mAh

 

Flipkart – ₹ 64,900.00 Tatacliq – ₹ 66,724.00

Spec Score
83.9

 
User Rating 5.0
Brand Samsung
Operating system Android 8.0 Oreo
Chipset Samsung Exynos 9 9810
Internal storage capacity 64, 128, 256 GB
Resolution 1440 x 2960 pixels
Capacity 3500 mAh
External storage available Yes
Fingerprint Yes
Performance 8 Cores 2.7 GHz 64-bit
Samsung Exynos 9 9810
6 GB RAM
Display 6.2 inches
531 ppi
Super AMOLED
Camera 12 + 12 MP Rear Camera
8 MP Front Camera
Dual LED
Battery 3500 mAh
Fast Charging Available
USB Type-C v3.1
Available: ₹ 64,900.00@FlipkartBuy ₹ 66,724.00 @TatacliqBuyView Full Specs+

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2. Razer Phone

The Razer Phone is easily one of the best smartphones for audiophiles in 2018. Although this phone lacks a headphone jack, it comes with a dongle which produces high-resolution sound. Razer phone is not only a cult favourite among the audiophiles, it is also the first choice of the gamers community. It runs on the Snapdragon 835, has a satisfying camera configuration and produces high-quality audio to the liking of the audiophiles.

Do we need any more reasons to justify Razer Phone’s entry into this list of the best smartphones for audiophiles in 2018?

 

Specs: Chipset : Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 , RAM : 8 GB , Internal storage capacity : 64 GB , Screen size : 5.7 inches , Resolution : 1440 x 2560 pixels , Rear Camera : 12MP 
+ 12MP , Front camera : 8 MP , Capacity : 4000 mAh

 

 

Spec Score
72.7

 
User Rating 4.2
Brand Razer
Operating system Android 7.1.1 Nougat, Android 8.0 Oreo, Android 8.1 Oreo
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Internal storage capacity 64 GB
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
Capacity 4000 mAh
External storage available Yes
Fingerprint Yes
Performance 8 Cores 2.35 GHz 64-bit
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
8 GB RAM
Display 5.7 inches
515 ppi
IGZO
Camera 12 + 12 MP Rear Camera
8 MP Front Camera
Dual LED
Battery 4000 mAh
Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+
USB Type-C v2.0
Available: View Full Specs+

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3. Apple iPhone X

The Apple iPhone X is the revolutionary on this list of the best smartphones for audiophiles in 2018. The device certainly has an upgraded sound quality than its predecessors. It has an active external amplifier that produces crystal clear sounds and faces unnoticeable degradation with headphones. The phone lacks a headphone jack, much against the liking of the audiophiles. However, it doesn’t alter the quality, which is an important characteristic that all devout audiophiles ask for.  

The phone looks elegant, performs immaculately, lasts longer and produces clear audio. Some people might call it the perfect device for all audiophiles.

 

Specs: Chipset : Apple A11 Bionic APL1W72 , RAM : 3 GB , Internal storage capacity : 64, 256 GB , Screen size : 5.8 inches , Resolution : 1125 x 2436 pixels , Rear Camera : 12MP + 12MP , Front camera : 7 MP , Capacity : 2716 mAh

 

Flipkart – ₹ 93,000.00 Amazon India – ₹ 83,999.00

Spec Score
66.0

 
User Rating 3.7
Brand Apple
Operating system iOS 11
Chipset Apple A11 Bionic APL1W72
Internal storage capacity 64, 256 GB
Resolution 1125 x 2436 pixels
Capacity 2716 mAh
External storage available No
Fingerprint No
Performance 6 Cores 2.1 GHz 64-bit
Apple A11 Bionic APL1W72
3 GB RAM
Display 5.8 inches
463 ppi
OLED
Camera 12 + 12 MP Rear Camera
7 MP Front Camera
N/A
Battery 2716 mAh
Fast Charging Available
N/A
Available: ₹ 93,000.00@FlipkartBuy ₹ 83,999.00 @Amazon IndiaBuyView Full Specs+

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4. LG V30

The LG V30 is easily one of the better-looking phones on this list of the best smartphones for audiophiles in 2018. The phone is an ideal device for the audiophiles with an uprated DAC that can play hi-res digital files, without interfering with the quality. This highly popular phone among the audiophiles features a 32bit ESS Sabre ES9218P DAC, which is the best so far.

Additionally, the device runs smoothly on Snapdragon 835, has an amazing camera output and long-lasting battery. It deserves to be the favourite smartphone of all audiophiles. 

 

Specs: Chipset : Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 , RAM : 4 GB , Internal storage capacity : 64 GB , Screen size : 6 inches , Resolution : 1440 x 2880 pixels , Rear Camera : 16MP + 13MP , Front camera : 5 MP , Capacity : 3300 mAh

 

 

Spec Score
80.6

 
User Rating 4.5
Brand LG
Operating system Android 7.1.2 Nougat, Android 8.0 Oreo
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Internal storage capacity 64 GB
Resolution 1440 x 2880 pixels
Capacity 3300 mAh
External storage available Yes
Fingerprint Yes
Performance 8 Cores 2.45 GHz 64-bit
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
4 GB RAM
Display 6 inches
537 ppi
P-OLED
Camera 16 + 13 MP Rear Camera
5 MP Front Camera
Dual LED
Battery 3300 mAh
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
USB Type-C v3.1
Available: View Full Specs+

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5. HTC U11+

The HTC U11+ is an easy choice for the best smartphones for audiophiles in 2018 list. The phone lacks a headphone jack but makes up for it to appease audiophiles. It carries an innovative sonar-based U-Sonic audio system over headphones. Through this, the phone can analyse the ideal frequency of each ear of the audiophiles and play a file accordingly.

The special U-Sonic headphones (that make audiophiles really happy), that come with this phone support active noise cancellation. Along with this, the dongle that connects regular headphones to this device carries an inbuilt DAC. Are all the audiophiles paying enough attention?

 

Specs: Chipset : Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 , RAM : 4, 6 GB , Internal storage capacity : 64, 128 GB , Screen size : 6 inches , Resolution : 1440 x 2880 pixels , Rear Camera : 12 MP , Front camera : 8 MP , Capacity : 3930 mAh

 

 

Spec Score
83.4

 
Brand HTC
Operating system Android 8.0 Oreo
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Internal storage capacity 64, 128 GB
Resolution 1440 x 2880 pixels
Capacity 3930 mAh
External storage available Yes
Fingerprint Yes
Performance 8 Cores 2.45 GHz 64-bit
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
6 GB RAM
Display 6 inches
537 ppi
Super LCD 5
Camera 12 MP Rear Camera
8 MP Front Camera
Dual LED
Battery 3930 mAh
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
USB Type-C v3.1
Available: View Full Specs+

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6. Xiaomi Mi A1

If you are looking for the best smartphones for audiophiles in 2018, then you cannot go wrong with the Xiaomi Mi A1. The phone is a budget warrior and will make all the audiophiles happy with its great DAC. It is unusual for a device in this price range to be loud and clear enough for the audiophiles but Mi A1 stands as an exception. Along with this, this perfect budget phone for audiophiles carries an elegant finish, metal rear panel, an able processor and colour accurate pictures. The battery and camera prowess of this phone is enough to make it a cult favourite among the audiophiles. 

A budget device which can actually satisfy the audiophiles. Doesn’t sound rusty, eh?

 

Specs: Chipset : Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953 , RAM : 4 GB , Internal storage capacity : 64 GB , Screen size : 5.5 inches , Resolution : 1080 x 1920 pixels , Rear Camera : 12MP + 12MP , Front camera : 5 MP , Capacity : 3080 mAh

 

Flipkart – ₹ 15,551.00

Spec Score
60.0

 
User Rating 4.2
Brand Xiaomi
Operating system Android 7.1.2 Nougat, Android 8.0 Oreo, Android 8.1 Oreo
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953
Internal storage capacity 64 GB
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Capacity 3080 mAh
External storage available Yes
Fingerprint Yes
Performance 8 Cores 2.0 GHz 64-bit
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953
4 GB RAM
Display 5.5 inches
401 ppi
IPS
Camera 12 + 12 MP Rear Camera
5 MP Front Camera
Dual LED
Battery 3080 mAh
Fast Charging Available
USB Type-C v2.0
Available: ₹ 15,551.00 @FlipkartBuyView Full Specs+

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7. Asus ZenFone 5Z

The Asus ZenFone 5Z is undoubtedly one of the best smartphones for audiophiles in 2018. First of all, this phone that we recommend for audiophiles is a beauty with its bezel-less front. Along with this, it comes with two NXP amps for an amplified audio performance, which is in-turn crucial for the audiophiles. A powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 sits at the core of this phone which will definitely satisfy the audiophiles. 

Oh, did we mention that its camera is unprecedented and its battery backup is extraordinary? Well, audiophiles, Asus is the right brand after all.

 

Specs: Chipset : Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 , RAM : 4, 6, 8 GB , Internal storage capacity : 64, 128, 256 GB , Screen size : 6.2 inches , Resolution : 1080 x 2246 pixels , Rear Camera : 12MP + 8MP , Front camera : 20 MP , Capacity : 3300 mAh

 

Flipkart – ₹ 29,999.00

Spec Score
74.3

 
User Rating 4.5
Brand Asus
Operating system Android 8.0 Oreo
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Internal storage capacity 64, 128, 256 GB
Resolution 1080 x 2246 pixels
Capacity 3300 mAh
External storage available Yes
Fingerprint Yes
Performance 8 Cores 2.8 GHz 64-bit
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
8 GB RAM
Display 6.2 inches
402 ppi
IPS
Camera 12 + 8 MP Rear Camera
20 MP Front Camera
Dual LED
Battery 3300 mAh
Fast Charging Available
USB Type-C v2.0
Available: ₹ 29,999.00 @FlipkartBuyView Full Specs+

So, have all the audiophiles listened to us closely? These smartphones are not just the best when it comes to processors and battery backup but they have been curated especially for the audiophiles. Which one will you recommemd for all the audiophiles? As a part of this section of audiophiles, what matters the most to you? Is it the display, the looks, the cameras or the battery backup that audiophiles like you search for? Let us know in the comments section below. 

Also, we’d love to know your feedback about all these choices that we curated for the audiophiles. Tag some audiophiles and share their opinions too. Keep following Mr. Phone for more suggestions curated especially for the audiophiles. 

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