Cellular phones focus on what they are created for, communication, and usually not much else. Some brands of cellular phones offer additional features but they are not as robust as they could be if that is not the main focus of the design of the phone.
Cellular phones can hold only so much hardware, and the majority of the hardware is usually used for the communication features. If you are looking to buy a cellular phone that can also play MP3 files, then you should do a lot of research before investing in an MP3 cellular phone.
Cellular phones of today will let you take pictures, short videos, surf the web and send text messages. You can get all of these features, as well as all of the features provided with your calls, in a sleek small design that fits into your pocket. If you have a cellular phone that takes pictures, you can see that it does not take pictures as well as a digital camera. This is because digital cameras are made for digital photography only, and not much else. So the hardware in a digital camera is used to ensure that you get the best images possible. The hardware in a cellular phone on the other hand does not, so it would need a lot of extra hardware to provide this feature. Even then it would not provide the same quality as found in digital cameras.
This can be the same for a cellular phone that plays MP3 files. Although you may hear the music, the quality is not going to be as good as the quality you would get from a Hi-Fi stereo system. But don’t let this dissuade you from purchasing an MP3 phone, you can find a cellular phone with high audio quality if you know what to look for.
The first thing you should check is the audio quality itself. Visit a few cellular phone stores and ask to listen to their MP3 phones before purchasing. If the sound quality is bad, look for another phone. Remember, it matters what you, the owner of the phone, think of the sound quality.
You should also know what restrictions are in place from the service you are using. Cellular phones usually come with restrictions that you won’t find with typical MP3 players. Also, some cellular phones will not play MP3 format, so your songs would need to be converted to another format. When purchasing music for your cellular phone, you will sometimes find that the music store used by the service can be expensive. Some services will not allow you to add music any other way than through their music store.
Cellular MP3 phones also do not provide as much storage space as most MP3 players. If you wish to add just a few songs, then you will not find the several hundred megabytes limit a problem. If you wish to add hundreds of songs then you will have a hard time finding a cellular phone that will hold that much data.
The battery life is another thing you should consider when purchasing an MP3 cellular phone. You should get the specifications that state how long you can expect the battery to last when listening to music files continuously. If the battery is not expected to last much longer than a few hours, then you may want to consider another brand. You’re sure to find a good cellular phone with acceptable qualities for your audio needs, just be sure to look for these key things before deciding on what to purchase. Listen to the phone to ensure that you approve of the sound quality, get a list of any and all restrictions, find out the cost for music in the service provider’s music store, and find out the storage capability for the device and also the expected battery life when listening to your music non-stop.