Laboratory Overclockers.ru site presents you with the third review of the popular audio players for mobile devices based on the Android operating system.
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A new survey focused on three not less interesting and worthy of discussion, audio players. The first is a beautiful sounding and advanced in all senses of the word Stellio player. The second – a stylish and optimized for devices with larger screen player MusiX Player. But the third – a simple and at the same time expensive PlayerPro.
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).
What do you want to see in the audio player: a cool and user-friendly interface, high-quality sound, a huge number of options, or support for Android Wear? I would like it all together now. And then a miracle happened – was found Player Stellio. On the one hand, it has all these advantages, on the other hand – if it so perfect?
Features Audio Player Stellio:
- Crossfade – a smooth transition from one track to another;
- Dvenadtsatipolosny equalizer with presets and effects thirteen: preamps, speed, tone, balance of left / right earphone, Echo, AutoWah, Reverb, Flanger, AGC, Z-Bass, Z-Mids, Z-Treblr, Compression;
- Support for playlists file: .cue .pls .m3u;
- Support for a large number of rare audio formats: WavPack (.wv .wvc), Monkey (.ape), MusePack (.mpc .mpp .mp +), Lossless (.mp4 .m4a .m4b), AAC (.aac .mp4. m4a .m4b), FLAC (.flac), Speex (.spx .wav .oga .ogg), Opus (.opus), Samples (.wav .aiff .mp3 .mp2 .mp1 .ogg), MOD music (.xm . .it .s3m .mod .mtm .umx)
A lot of comforts:
- Play by folder, artist, genre or album;
- All player changes color under the cover of a track;
- Excellent lock screen;
- Five desktop widgets with the configuration of the appearance;
- Customize the appearance of the notification;
- Sleep Timer with a gradual decay;
- Switching tracks by shaking the device or the volume keys;
- View track text;
- The editor of tags;
- Automatic installation of covers for the current track or manual injection with relevant search by artist;
- Scrobbling music Last.fm
Integration with VKontakte Music (plugin).:
- Available for listening: My record, Friends, Groups, Popular, Search, Playlists, saved;
- Easy to share music with their friends;
- A simple authentication without entering a user name and password (if the official client installed VC);
- Repeat playback without the Internet;
- preserves the order of tracks in the cached list;
- Listen to popular songs by genre
Integration with Dropbox (plug-in).:
- Available for listening: folders, playlists, saved;
- A simple authentication without entering a user name and password (if the official Dropbox client installed);
- Repeat playback without the Internet.
Full support for Android Wear. Manage your music with the clock, select the desired track, without taking the phone. Features include:
- Control playback and volume;
- Play by folder, artist, genre or album;
- As the phone, all the player changes the color of the track under the cover.
After you run the application Stellio we get to the screen with all the audio tracks that are on the device. It is necessary to note the presence of a modern design with elements of Material Design and very cool animation.
In order to expand the tracks in a different way, you want to open the sidebar and select the desired profile, there is also a quick access to settings and the equalizer, but more on that later.
After selecting a track, we find ourselves directly in the player, which is very unusual looks. Of course, before the revolution of space in the interface to the application n7player far, but a circular track length indicator gives the program individuality.
In the above-mentioned center of the circle shows the album cover, and as a background application is the same cover, but in a “blurred” form. Interestingly, the player elements change color under the cover of the album, so even paid attention to detail. Apparently, the designers did their best. Controls are collected at the bottom of the screen, in principle, all standard.
Again, it is clear that on the design of the player-designers, developers worked long and hard, trying to …
But what was my surprise when I found out about the additional support, completely change the appearance of menus and application screens. And each of them offers a redesigned user interface and elegant in its own way, and you can download them via Google Play.
From the look Stellio can have fun, but what’s with the sound and settings? We press «Play» and we hear quite sound quality, more on this in the “Testing” section and make it even better, you can use the settings.
By the way, there Stellio dvenadtsatipolosny equalizer frequency band with a lot of presets available for the “hot” switch. And from the effects provided everything you need and even more: Z-Bass, Z-Mids, Z-Treble, AutoWah, balance, echo, tone and more. It’s nice that every effect is described in detail, it is enough to press the function key and select the “Good to know.”
Stellio supports special plug-ins that increase the functionality of the application. At the moment, two of them – VKontakte and Dropbox. Pre-expansion data must be downloaded from the official website and install it on the device. Both add-ons allow you to play audio tracks featured on data services.
Dropbox, of course, interesting, but not as popular social network VKontakte. With this supplement we have access to play all of our songs, as well as the musical compositions of our friends, groups, and even musical topam. Cool? Of course, but that’s not all.
Any of the tracks can be cached on your device for listening in «offline» -rezhime. Now need to use Kate Mobile and other “crutches” disappears completely.
The program offers five types of widgets, ranging in size from 4 x 1 and 4 x 4. But their appearance and the information content we can modify to suit your preference by changing the background color, transparency, artwork, font and outputting information.
Widgets widgets and music player Stellio “charged to the full.” Together with the application is the lock screen works when playing music.
«Locker” allows you to not only manage music tracks and related, display the author and title of the composition, but also shows the time, date and does it as well as possible. In general, this feature is definitely not for show.
And finally, not to mention the support of intelligent technology on the basis of OC Android Wear. After pairing the devices on the mobile gadget will be displayed notification and controls that allow a great comfort to use the app and once again not to be distracted from affairs, taking the smartphone out of your pocket.
Unfortunately, to test this possibility, we could not due to lack of a suitable device.
Even Stellio settings made in his own irresistible style: all the parameters are divided into paragraphs, all nice and informative. Settings here are really a lot.
About the crossfade, mute the sound during notification, switch tracks by shaking and other small features, we will not talk, and consider only the most interesting and unusual.
Here we can configure the device to automatically scan for the presence of tracks. But in this there is nothing interesting about it? – You might say. Exactly. Here we can as a supplement to exclude folders with the name «.no_media», as well as .mp4 files, .ogg, .oga and short audio files.
The latter is useful because some players collect all the audio files, whether audio files of the games or any recordings made on the recorder.
Back in Stellio have power-saving mode, as audio players spend a decent amount of energy, especially on devices with a dedicated audio chip. In this case we can lower it.
Energy saving profile disable audio effects and equalizer, automatic download of covers, as well as animations and other graphic excesses.
In the comments to the reviews audioplayers readers wrote about the high quality of sound Stellio player. Well, after the test, we can only confirm this.
If any parameters staff composition sounds more alive and cleaner that is noticeable even to the naked ear. We tested the player with headphones Meze 11 Deco and Xiaomi Piston 2 Gold not very musical, but still not the worst smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note, and feel the difference.
During the player use Stellio (and this is much more than a test week) I met a number of non-fatal errors, but at the moment they are all fixed. It tells us about the active support of the project, which can not but rejoice.
The only thing that should be noted – RAM consumption at the level of 90-100 MB, under certain conditions, normally figure does not exceed 30 MB.
In my opinion, Stellio the best music player for android-devices. The appearance of the application does not cause problems – everything is beautiful, comfortable and unusual. And thanks to the support of the vast and all settings can be even better.
The processed sound good player and equalizer effects and software make it cleaner and more expressive. Naturally, all this in the presence of high-quality equipment. By the way, if you have a smart technique of the clock on the Android Wear, and then they will be used – to display the controls and notifications. From the list of the other features include support for playing music from the social network VKontakte and file service Dropbox. Still there is a timer, a tag editor and lots of other little things.
Previously, the program offered a ten-day trial period, after which it was necessary to buy the unlock app for 59 rubles. Since 2016, an audio player received two versions – free and paid. The difference is only in the presence of contextual advertising, no functional limitations not. Given the fact that claims to the player does not appear, it is possible to allocate such a small amount, but the choice is yours.
|Developer|| Stellio Team. |
|Cost|| FREE. |
Unlock – 59 rubles.
|Requirements||To OC Android 4.0 and later.|