A music cell phone consolidates two great devices, an attractive cell phone and a definitive portable audio player, into one device.
All music cell phones can play MP3s and most work with major music providers like iTunes, Yahoo Music, Sprint Music and more. Just because these phones are fun doesn’t mean they are not functional. Most of these cell phones include advanced cell phone features like 3-way calling, a speakerphone and multimedia text messaging (MMS).
For exceptional connectivity, most cell phones offer Bluetooth and include other multimedia elements like a camera and video playback, email support and instant messaging.
In this site, you’ll find articles related to music cell phones, as well as comprehensive reviews and a side-by-side comparison to help you make an informed decision on which cell phone is right for you. Be sure to check out our other top ranked products such as the Apple iPhone 4, Droid X and Samsung Epic 4G. At TopTenREVIEWS We Do the Research So You Don’t Have To.™
Like most cell phones, which device you choose may be limited by your provider. We looked for phones offered by major cell phone carriers in the U.S. or unlocked phones that can accept SIM cards utilized by popular cell phone services.
If you are not locked into a service plan or want to change plans, look for a phone that suits your needs and confirm that the corresponding service is also agreeable.
Below are the criteria TopTenREVIEWS used to evaluate these music devices:
We looked for phones with style, good looks and innovative technology. The cell phones that scored best in this category are the kind that entices “oohs” and “aahs” when you pull them out of your pocket in a crowd. These devices were compact, thin and had large display screens to ensure the viewing of media was simple, yet enjoyable.
This communication gadget is designed to be your sole music device. It gives you the freedom to listen to music on a frequent basis. However, only with a strong battery life is this made possible. The battery life is quickly drained when any displays are active.
A large memory is crucial on this type of cellular device. A large memory makes it possible for you to store a vast amount of music, videos and contacts. If you have plans to make this communicative gadget your sole music player, a large memory is critical for a large collection of music.
These phones should provide excellent music support, such as the ability to work with popular audio file types like MP3s, a variety of AACs, WMAs and more. It is also handy if it comes with a good music organizer and the ability to listen to FM radio.
MP3 phones should also be great cell phones. The best phones should include all basic cell phone features that you are used to, like conference calling, call-waiting, caller ID, and a good speakerphone with advanced phonebook options. Some of the best music is online and exceptional phones offer the ability to connect to online music sources and can play from streaming audio sources. To balance fun and function, music cell phones should include basic organizers and practical tools like calculators, memos, calendars and maps.
TopTenREVIEWS no longer updates this category and keeps it here for archiving purposes only. It was last updated in September 2011.
|Apple iPhone 4||Droid X||Samsung Epic 4G||HTC EVO 4G||Apple iPhone 3GS 8GB||LG Quantum||Samsung Continuum||Droid Incredible||HTC Surround||BlackBerry Bold 9780|
|Screen Size||3.5 in||4.3 in||4.0 in||4.3 in||3.5 in||3.5 in||3.4 in||3.7 in||3.8 in||2.4 in|
|Phone Style||Touchscreen||Touchscreen||Touchscreen||Touchscreen||Touchscreen||Slider||Touchscreen||Touchscreen||Slider||Candy Bar|
|Display Resolution||960 x 640||480 x 854||480 x 800||480 x 800||480 x 320||480 x 800||480 x 800||480 x 800||480 x 800||480 x 360|
|Width||2.31 in||2.5 in||2.5 in||2.6 in||2.4 in||2.34 in||2.28 in||2.3 in||2.4 in||2.36 in|
|Height||4.5 in||5.0 in||4.18 in||4.8 in||4.5 in||4.7 in||4.94 in||4.6 in||4.7 in||4.29 in|
|Depth||0.37 in||0.4 in||0.39 in||0.5 in||0.4 in||0.6 in||0.48 in||0.5 in||0.5 in||0.56 in|
|Weight||4.8 oz||5.4 oz||4.5 oz||6 oz||4.8 oz||6.21 oz||4.41 oz||4.6 oz||5.8 oz||4.3 oz|
|Talk Time||Up to 7 hrs||Up to 8 hrs||Up to 6 hrs||Up to 5 hrs||Up to 6 hrs||Up to7 hrs||Up to 4 hrs||Up to 4 hrs||Up to 6 hrs|
|Standby Time||Up to 300 hrs||Up to 220 hrs||Up to 300 hrs||Up to 300 hrs||Up to 350 hrs||Up to 312 hrs||Up to 146 hrs||Up to 255 hrs||Up to 529 hrs|
|Supports Music Format(s)|
|Operating System||iOS 4||Android 2.1||Android 2.1 OS||Android 2.2||OS X||Windows Phone 7||Android 2.1 OS||Android 2.1||Windows Phone 7||BlackBerry OS 6|
|Service Provider||AT&T||Verizon Wireless||Sprint||Sprint||AT&T||AT&T||Verizon Wireless||Verizon Wireless||AT&T||T-Mobile|