In this day and age, we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to mobile phones. Whether you’re a budding photographer or an avid mobile gamer, you’re sure to find something for you.

What about music lovers? What should you be looking out for if your mobile phone is used to listen to music?

5 Audio-centric Specs to Look Out for

There are a few things you’ll want to check off the list when looking for a phone that delivers premium quality audio:

1. RAM

Without enough random-access memory (RAM), a phone may become slow or glitchy when you're using your preferred music app simultaneously with other apps. Look for handsets that have at least 6GB of RAM.

2. Internal & External Memory Capacity

If you prefer downloading your songs, it’s important that you have enough space for it all. In this case, look out for phones with at least 128GB internal storage. Go bigger with 256GB, or opt for ones that support expandable memory through an external microSD card.

3. 5G Compatibility

When you’re on a Bespoke plan at M1, you can choose how much monthly data you get. Design your Bespoke plan with unlimited data, and you’ll never have to worry about going over your data limits! To ensure the fastest possible network connection, you’ll need a 5G compatible phone, then subscribe to our 5Go Access add-on, which delivers lightning-fast network speeds.

While you’re at it, get on board with the Citi M1 card and enjoy up to 10 % Citi M1 rebate on your recurring M1 bills plus many other benefits!

4. Headphone Jack

If you prefer wired audio, you'll want a phone with a 3.5mm headset jack. The OnePlus Nord CE 5G is one of the many devices with a headphone jack. However, with technological advancements, there are also wireless headphones that produce impressive quality audio too.

5. Dolby Atmos

A few select devices come with Dolby Atmos surround-sound technology. Creating a virtual surround sound when audio is played from the phone's speaker or through headphones, this leads to an improved listening quality, whether you’re playing music, gaming, or watching movies.

Of course, because all of these communication methods are online, there's one thing you'll need - a top-notch home fibre broadband connection.

Our Top 3 Mobile Phone Picks for Listening to Music

Let’s now take a look at our top phone picks for audiophiles.

1. OPPO Find X3 Pro

When the OPPO Find X3 Pro was released, audiophiles were blown away by the crisp audio, not just through headphones but even when playing from the device’s speakers. How does it measure up in terms of specs?

It delivers unparalleled performance with its Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G chipset. This 5G compatible phone also has 12GB of RAM, 256GB internal memory, and supports Dolby Atmos. To enable Dolby Atmos on your OPPO Find X3 Pro, go to Settings > Sound & Vibration > Dolby Atmos and toggle the function on.

2. iPhone 12 Pro

iPhone 12 Pro by Apple is a superb 5G compatible mobile phone. Running on the A14 Bionic chip, this handset's performance is dramatically improved with its 16-core Neural Engine. It has 6GB of RAM, and at M1, you can get iPhone 12 Pro with either 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB internal memory. Supporting Dolby Atmos, an immersive audio experience is also guaranteed.

If you’re looking for an alternative to iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone SE has great specs too. Running on the A13 Bionic chip that's built for speed, it also supports audio sharing so that you and your friend can listen to the same playlist together.

3. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

Part of the Samsung Galaxy S21 line-up, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is a powerhouse. This Samsung phone offers a huge power and capability.

With 12GB to 16GB of RAM, 5G compatibility, and Dolby Atmos support, this phone is epic. Revolutionary by design, you can get the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G with either a 256GB or 512GB internal memory space on a Bespoke Flexi or Bespoke Contract plan.

Shop 5G Mobile Phones at M1

Whether you’re after the best promotions for the latest Samsung phone models in Singapore, iPhone prices that can’t be beaten, or other deals on 5G mobile devices, you’ve come to the right place. At M1, we have all the best phones for listening to music; iPhone 12 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, Oppo Find X3 Pro and so many more, all available at outstandingly low prices with our Bespoke plans.

What are you waiting for? Shop for your preferred audio-centric 5G mobile phone in Singapore today!