Laboratory Overclockers.ru site begins cycle of reviews for one of the most interesting and relevant topics. We consider the segment of applications for playing music, simply put – audio players.
Since the first mobile phones people are constantly improved it and added new features. The main feature of devices that came in the 2000s, was to support the polyphony. Indeed, it was cool to hear a real “melodious” melody, rather than dull “dilin-dilin”. It was a real breakthrough.
Now, any smartphone, not only has this feature, but is able to replace the audio player (with a good sound path), but do not forget about the appropriate software.
We’ll start with the two applications that have become legendary and set the tone for all mobile audio players – Poweramp and AIMP. Each of them is unique and in addition to exclusive design, widgets and advanced functionality boasts an army of fans from more than ten million users.
But perhaps that’s enough of the lyrics. We turn to the practice whether these applications really are so advanced? And at the end of this series, we compare all the contestants and say its say.
As the test equipment used tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (CM 12.1 on the basis of OC Android 5.1, the runtime ART, TI OMAP 4430 processor, 2 x 1200 MHz videosoprotsessor PowerVR 540 384 MHz, 1 GB of RAM ) and smartphone Xiaomi redmi Note (Miui V7 on OC Android 4.4.2, the Dalvik runtime, processor MediaTek MT6592, 8 x 1700 MHz videosoprotsessor Mali-450 MP4 700 MHz, 2 GB of RAM).
Let’s start with an overview of the most popular and best audio player named Poweramp. This program is downloaded over 50 million times, and its paid version, probably for life hung in the top paid app in the appropriate category. For what people are willing to pay? Let’s investigate.
The benefits Poweramp app:
- Plays mp3, mp4, m4a (including lossless alac), flac, ogg, wav, tta, wma *, ape, wv, mpc, aiff (some wma pro files may require support Neon) ;
- optimized ten-Graphic Equalizer for all formats, a separate control of tone presets (presets) equalizer, the ability to edit and add presets for the appointment of the songs / audio output;
- Separate bass and treble;
- The crossfader;
- Play “Folders” and “System Libraries»;
- Support for .cue files;
- Dynamically place;
- View and Tag Editor;
- Four configurable widgets, lock screen widget (for OC Android 4.2);
- Lokskrin with two kinds of widgets;
- Automatically download cover art for songs;
- Many settings and other things.
The main screen audio player Poweramp looks simple, minimalist and, as they say, to taste. In the center we have the album cover, which can be taken from both of the track, and automatically boot from the network. And in the same picture of our track will be used as the menu background, only “razmylennaya”.
Of course, there are on-screen controls and tracks the corresponding keys. In addition to start and stop the tracks we can switch between audio tracks and include a repetition of tracks. And if you wander through the settings, you can add an indicator the number of music files, their rating and meta-data.
You can play tracks from individual folders, if necessary. And nobody forbids playlists to create. There will be no extra sorting and audio for different types, classes and categories.
And immediately, without leaving the interface, look at widgets. They are though four sizes, but already fifteen styles. Additionally, we can change the background color, transparency, font style, and many other elements of the picture box, which opens up enormous opportunities for customization and gives vent to imagination. In addition, there are widgets for lock screen, until only their two species.
In addition, include the ability to edit tags and internal audio signatures, which is very convenient for users pedantic. As well as functional, “Sleep Timer”, which allows not only to set the sleep time, but also will allow to finish before the end of the last song. Add that with the installation of the plugin application MusiXmatch trained lyric display.
Poweramp supports the usual gestures. Swipe left or right, you can switch tracks and gestures up and down to move from one folder to another. This makes it possible to simplify the interaction with the mobile device; however, if the new-fangled things do not interest us, this feature can be disabled.
Another Poweramp has the support of graphical themes, which allow you to completely change the look and feel of the application using it. By the way, the app is so popular that you can even download a separate topic for him.
In general, to the appearance and usability of free audio player Poweramp I have no complaints.
On the music play and as we describe in the test section, but for now take a look at the equalizer and sound improvers. Equalizer is a ten, and contains sixteen presets for each of the musical styles.
But that’s not all. Additionally provided audiobalansa adjustment, high and low frequencies, as well as installation audiolimita.
As for the settings, and then there Poweramp surprising and shocking. The application has all kinds of options, ranging from modifying the interface and ending with the various options for attenuation of music when receiving SMS-messages.
In short, the options are very, very much. Unfortunately, nothing supernatural, so each setting individually, we will not consider.
The stylish, beautiful and easy to use music player – it’s good, though, it all depends on the sound quality. Since your music is all fine, of course, taking into account the quality of the track, properly exposed equalizer and audio effects.
Note that if you simply run a good track in the player, it will sound at a good standard player, but no more. But if you adjust the EQ and adjust effects, you can get a very interesting sound.
The program itself is very solidly made – complaints to the work has not been noticed. It consumes the bare minimum of resources, requiring the smartphone OC Android 2.1 and about 20 MB of RAM and non-volatile memory. By modern standards, these requirements at all about anything.
Poweramp – one of the best music players for mobile devices based on the OC Android, which is considered so by law. Appendix stylish, beautiful and very comfortable, thanks largely to the support of those gestures and a number of small features. Actually, it was due to the last detail and I like this program.
In terms of sound, the Poweramp all conditions, including support for virtually all music formats, which include flac, ten-equalizer and a large number of audio. Of course, a beginner smartphone with this program will not be able to express themselves in full force, but in the right hands …
Despite the fact that we face one of the most advanced applications in its class, it was not without its drawbacks. After you install Poweramp tell us that this trial version that will work in full mode, exactly two weeks, and then we will offer to buy the paid version for $ 3.99, or abandon the program. In my view, the player is worth the money, but to solve all the same to you.
|Developer|| Max MP. |
|Cost|| Free – demo mode (two weeks). The paid version – $ 3.99. |
|To OC Android 2.1 and later.|