In this article we summarize the consideration of popular music players for mobile solutions based on Android OS. Previously, all the participants were studied in the
For the convenience of readers begin with a brief overview of all opponents, that the inexperienced user to make a first impression about them (and if necessary, go to the link on a detailed review of the application), well, then I will bring them to the table and place your findings. And if you’re interested in the player was not in our list, write about it in the discussion – perhaps we will pay attention to it in one of the following materials.
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).
Poweramp familiar to almost all users android-devices, because it is difficult not to notice the application at the TOP of free and paid software, right? More than 50 million users have already downloaded the player, and all because he is qualitatively sound, looks good and is equipped with the necessary number of functions. A kind of “Excellent” is obtained.
By the appearance of the player there is no question – we offer well made design and ergonomics of the classic menu. Change can design through several topics, they are quite specific, so it is best to stay on the standard, but it’s a matter of taste.
But the good widgets for the desktop and lock the screen, which are equipped with a large number of settings that should please all users.
The sound, sound, sound. Poweramp offers enhanced support for audio files including m4a, flac, wma, aiff and others (the list can be found in the full application review). And then, when the desired track is already loaded on our gadget, you can press the button on the cherished «Play» and enjoy the sound, just enjoy.
good player handles audio: not pull frequency without mutes and does not distort the sound. The final treatment of us – a ten equalizer presets and an abundance at our disposal. It’s nice that Poweramp does not “polluted” improvers audio software, because these things (yet) able to just make the sound worse, killing all life in it.
In addition, Poweramp Full Version can play audio from specified folders, create playlists, and contains all that befits a decent mobile audio player, for example, disable the timer playback audio. More info can be edited / tags of each track and view the lyrics, singing along to the beat. There is an automatic sending songs on Last.fm – scrobbling.
Poweramp is quite good, even very good, but as usually happens – there is one “but.” The application will work for free for almost two weeks and then will need to buy the full version for $ 3.99. The amount of rather big, and free use case no. That is why we can not recommend this app to all users absolutely.
AIMP – one of the most popular players on the PC, and more recently also for mobile devices based on Android. However, the functionality of the mobile version is much simpler …
Externally AIMP player is in the Material Design style, which is dominated by dark colors and expressionless. Naturally, neither of which the support can not speak.
But the menu items and do not have any questions – all conveniently and functionally. All tracks can be sorted according to the type we need, and we immediately see their number and total amount of occupied memory. Of course, there are widgets, lock screen, and so on – nothing special.
As for the sound, then AIMP sounds much better than a standard player. In addition, it is practically omnivorous, perceiving flac, aac, m4b, mpc and other audio formats. Make sound better help us equalizer and predefined presets, most importantly to find out where they are.
Once the player has received the work scheduler, alarm clock radio, and online. In general, the claims may not be here.
I can not say that AIMP is perfect and good at everything, but the program is interesting and worthy of attention because of its sound, the lack of paid version and advertising, among others.
Google Play Music
After listening to what is officially purchased on Google Play? Of course, for these purposes is suitable only Google Play Music, which in addition can play tracks from our smartphone and removable storage. You may want to use the application as a primary?
Google Play Music is decorated in a pleasant style Material Design, including simple and user-friendly menu. Once your application has playlists couple widgets, and, perhaps, more than anything. Google has Google – a minimum of functions, but a beautiful and high-quality work is guaranteed.
Playable in Play Music tracks sounded well, especially those that have been downloaded from a music service. It supports mp3, flac, and other popular music formats, only the version of the Android OS should be as high as possible (flac supported on Android 4.2 and newer). So in conclusion it is worth noting the equalizer. He may not be present on all devices, consider this fact.
By the way, about the special features in the Google apps are not talking. Here we can to cache purchased music, turn on censorship to the radio and select the quality of tracks that are played back via the mobile network. As you can see, useful features are missing.
In general, Google Play Music is a classic Google application (in this case, audio player). In my opinion, it is suitable only for the undemanding user that music is important, and its quality and functionality is not critical.