In stereo: phones with the best audio recording
posted by Daniel P. / Oct 14, 2014, 7:38 AM
Nokia started a very welcome trend with the Rich Recording functionality built into the first 808 PureView, and hasn't looked back since, keeping its game at the top of the smartphone sound recording performance. It uses tailor-made mics to achieve what others can't, and currently its Windows Phones are the standard to beat in the field. A bunch of other manufacturers started paying more attention to the audio recording abilities of their handsets, and it all culminates now with the not one or two, but the three directional mics on the Note 4, which records with a very high bitrate at that.
We've rounded up some of the best performers in stereo audio recording in the smartphone universe at the moment, so you know what you are up for when you pick and choose.
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All Hails to Nokia and Lumia.
posted on Oct 14, 2014, 7:45 AM 20
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Where is the Moto X(2014) with 4 microphones?
posted on Oct 14, 2014, 7:46 AM 0
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They are great for noise-cancellation, and it does record stereo sound, but with a lower bitrate than the pack here.
posted on Oct 14, 2014, 8:01 AM 7
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The Note 4 just does everything excellent.
posted on Oct 14, 2014, 7:57 AM 11
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Yeah and the speakers aren't where it should be. Its on the bottom, should be on the sides to better appreciate the stereo. They're repeating the fault iPhone does.
posted on Oct 14, 2014, 8:28 AM 0
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LOL.....I never noticed EVEN THOUGH I OWN ONE :D Anyways, I am not sure they can practice like that anything with a phone since 1. I've never seen speakers on the back top/bottom on a phone. Maybe a size issue ? 2. In front there is no room. With so many sensors and physical button its not going to happen at all.
posted on Oct 14, 2014, 6:55 PM 1
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Seriously not trolling... just wondering: I really don't understand why the iPhone, equipped with four (4) microphones, only records in MONO at 64kbps! WTH?
posted on Oct 14, 2014, 7:58 AM 10
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I JUST waiting the 1020 successor :(
posted on Oct 14, 2014, 8:05 AM 7
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I am utterly waiting for my Note 4 :) Geez! Everything seems to be perfect! × uninspiring design × oversaturated display × no OIS × laggy touchwiz Items that must be considered nxt time - location of the speakers, would be glad if in front but should still have minimal bezels - give TW a more sophisticated look
posted on Oct 14, 2014, 8:55 AM 0
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Did you guys even try the moto x. From what I can tell it's audio recording is pretty good. Unless I just haven't heard what other phones can do
posted on Oct 14, 2014, 9:03 AM 0
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