Updated on 1 December 2015 by

The best cellphones for music need to have excellent sound clarity and loudness apart from decent storage for your music collection. Our best cellphones for music list for 2015 is filtered for the cellphones which have dedicated stereo speakers. Most of these also come with decent processing power, storage for atleast 2000 songs at the minimum.

The trend for having stereo speakers was started with HTC last year and 2015 should see most top of the line phones come with integrated stereo speakers. The best phones for music though for 2015 will also support a built-in amplifier along with the stereo speakers.

Music lovers would like to hear their favourite songs on the go. While choosing the best music phone, look at the following criterias:

  • speakers with good sound clarity
  • good storage capacity
  • good battery backup
  • good music player
  • dedicated music keys
  • FM Radio receiver


A good music phone should offer all these features at a reasonable price. Also excellent sound clarity and loudness is a bit expensive and takes a toll on the battery life - so do check out the phones with good battery life also.


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Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
Moto X Style (Pure Edition)
Sony Xperia Z5
Huawei Honor 5X
Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
Moto X Style (Pure Edition)
Sony Xperia Z5
Huawei Honor 5X
Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
$600 - $1,000
$650
$514 - $1,111
$200 - $300
$50 - $1,444
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Release Date
Sep 2015
Sep 2015
Sep 2015
Feb 2016
Nov 2015
Loudspeaker
Yes, with stereo speakers
Yes, with stereo speakers
Yes, with stereo speakers
Yes, with stereo speakers
Yes, with stereo speakers
Digital Camera Resolution
23.0 MP
21.0 MP
23.0 MP
13.0 MP
23.0 MP
Installed RAM (GB)
2.0 GB
3.0 GB
3.0 GB
2.0 GB
3.0 GB
Screen Size(Diagonal)
4.6 inch
5.7 inch
5.2 inch
5.5 inch
5.5 inch
Front Webcam Resolution
5.1 MP
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
5.1 MP
Processor Type
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57
Dual-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A57 & quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57, Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A57
Battery Capacity
2700.0 mAh
3000.0 mAh
2900.0 mAh
3000.0 mAh
3430.0 mAh
Operating System
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), planned upgrade to v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), planned upgrade to v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), planned upgrade to v6.0 (Marshmallow), Android 5.1.1
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), upgradable to v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Average Rating
 4.2 stars
 4.0 stars
 3.9 stars
 3.4 stars
 3.5 stars
Camera
100% Positive
57% Positive
43% Negative
88% Positive
12% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative
Look and Feel
71% Positive
29% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative
68% Positive
32% Negative
63% Positive
37% Negative
Battery
83% Positive
17% Negative
100% Negative
60% Positive
40% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative
Display
50% Positive
50% Negative
100% Positive
85% Positive
15% Negative
80% Positive
20% Negative
Fingerprint Sensor
50% Positive
50% Negative
100% Negative
71% Positive
29% Negative
100% Positive

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