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Android phones with respectable audio quality

These are the most powerful Android smartphones that offer decent earpiece and loudspeaker quality. All of them have have dual front facing speakers and have reviewed to have better internal amps.

1. HTC Desire Eye
2. HTC One (M8)
3. Sony Xperia Z3
4. Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
5. OnePlus One

Another bonus, all of them also have highly rated battery life with micro SD slots. The battery life improvement is mainly because they stuck to 1080p or 720p displays which is just fine for screen sizes up to 5.5 inches.

Sadly none of them have a user removable battery, if that was the case, they would be near perfect.

Android phones for travellers

If you're a traveller, or just someone who spends time away from charging stations, because of work conditions. Choices for Android phones are very limited.

Why? If you can't swap out your phone's battery in the field, on-the-go? Then what else can you do, Unless you carry two phones, which doesn't make any sense.

Manufacturers are moving away from user replaceable batteries and micro SD slot. Which is a very stupid move.

Currently the best choices for Android phones with a removable battery and micro SD card slots are:

1. Samsung Galaxy Note 4
2. Samsung Galaxy S5
3. LG G3

I know there are other less popular models, however don't expect much in terms of software updates for those other models. Also, third party ROM support is always better with popular flagships. This way your device can stay updated for years longer.

Fortunately these phones have micro SD slots as well.

Late Rant: Things that are wrong with the Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung's Galaxy S5 is out and making noise. Here's my late critique about the S4.

1. Poor loud speaker. - No solution, may be use a bluetooth speaker?
2. No stereo speakers. - No solution.
3. Ear piece sounds muffled, Sony Xperias have better ear pieces. - No solution, Maybe use a headset?
4. Too slippery - Can be solved by a case.
5. No dedicated camera shutter button. - No solution

Disclaimer: We have several Samsung Galaxy class phones, S2 and onwards in our household. Sad but true.