Updated on 7 January 2016 by

The best HD audio cell phones for 2016 are useful for gaming, watching movies and mainly for listening to the music. The audio output of a cellphone can be from the inbuilt speakers or from the earphones. For listening to the music or to watch a movie, it is not necessary to have the loudest sound output but a quality sound from a well designed speaker. Among the hardware enhancements, the cellphone manufacturers continuously develop the way cellphones are being able able to play the music. The best audio cellphones have dual or quad front and rear speakers. If you would prefer stereo sound output from your speakers, the best flagship smartphones from HTC, Samsung and Nokia offer you the best choices.

You would get a wide range of choices from Galaxy line of Android smartphones from Samsung under your budget if you aren't preferring to buy a high-end flagship phone. Lumia series of smartphones from Nokia also offer some of pretty good choices. Some of the highly recommended and latest models under the best audio cellphones are affordable under $350 price range.

When you are in a public place and if you wouldn't like to use the speakers, you would have the option of listening to the audio via the earphones - most of them compatible with the 3.5mm jack. This compatible jack is also useful when you have to play the audio via the external speakers and woofers. Also check out our listing of best music quality phones.


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Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
LG G5
Apple iPhone SE
Huawei Nexus 6P
Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
LG G5
Apple iPhone SE
Huawei Nexus 6P
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Release Date
Mar 2016
Mar 2016
Mar 2016
Apr 2016
Sep 2015
Digital Camera Resolution
12.0 MP
12.0 MP
16.0 MP
12.0 MP
12.3 MP
Installed RAM (GB)
4.0 GB
4.0 GB
4.0 GB
2.0 GB
3.0 GB
Screen Size(Diagonal)
5.1 inch
5.5 inch
5.3 inch
4.0 inch
5.7 inch
Front Webcam Resolution
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
8.0 MP
1.2 MP
8.0 MP
Processor Type
Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo, Quad-core 2.3 GHz Mongoose + quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53, 1.6GHz octa-core, 1.6GHz  octa-core
Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo, Quad-core 2.3 GHz Mongoose + quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53, 1.6GHz  octa-core
Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo, 2.15GHz  quad-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister, A9
Quad-core 1.55 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A57
Battery Capacity
3000.0 mAh
3600.0 mAh
2800.0 mAh
1624.0 mAh
3450.0 mAh
Operating System
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow), Android 6.0, Android 6.0
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow), Android 6.0
Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow), Android 6.0.1
iOS 9.3, iOS 9.3, iOS 9.3.2
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Carrier
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile
Average Rating
 4.7 stars
 4.6 stars
 4.3 stars
 4.3 stars
 4.5 stars
Look and Feel
54% Positive
46% Negative
78% Positive
22% Negative
30% Positive
70% Negative
54% Positive
46% Negative
80% Positive
20% Negative
Camera
94% Positive
6% Negative
100% Positive
93% Positive
7% Negative
68% Positive
32% Negative
61% Positive
39% Negative
Display
81% Positive
19% Negative
76% Positive
24% Negative
76% Positive
24% Negative
30% Positive
70% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
Waterproof
100% Positive
100% Positive
Storage
57% Positive
43% Negative
33% Positive
67% Negative
100% Positive
100% Negative
100% Positive