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The G7 One is another audiophile smartphone from LG

By | September 4th, 2018|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , |

Burning the heels of the G7 ThinQ (‘Think’) and the V30 (launched at IFA 2017), LG has this week announced the forthcoming availability (remember this word) of the G7 One – a pseudo-flagship smartphone with a Snapdragon 835 processor, a notched 6.1-inch/1440 px touchscreen and super loud in-built speakers.

For Android aficionados, the headline is the operating system itself. The G7 One is a fully-fledged member of Google’s Android One program: it sports a ‘naked’ Android OS that foregoes LG’s additional skin.… Read the full article

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Dream ticket to ride: Xiaomi’s Mi A1 smartphone

By | January 24th, 2018|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , , |

Wired or wireless? For portable audio idealists, the audio signal losslessly carried in the analogue domain between portable player and headphone – custom IEM, universal IEM or (low impedance) over-/on-ear is the only way. But it doesn’t end there…

If the manufacturer hasn’t already beaten us to the punch, the idealist porta-fi-er sidesteps the smartphone’s 3.5mm headphone socket by strapping on a Lightning- or microUSB/A-connected DAC/amp. Think: Chord Mojo or iFi micro iDSD Black Label. One look at the resulting bulk raises quite reasonable questions about pocketability and what happens when the phone rings.… Read the full article

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