Many people would not buy a phone unless it had FM or an MP3 player as these users are not satisfied with just the ability to make calls. If you are one of them, here are a few phones that will keep you humming all the time.
Nokia N8 (Rs 22,699)
Nokia N8 makes a great music player, especially since it organises tracks efficiently. Scrolling is smooth and the user interface is visually attractive.
Music lovers want a loud speaker and it’s there in the Nokia N8, so users can enjoy music even if they don’t have a headphone handy.
It is possible to use either Bluetooth stereo headphones or wired 3.5 mm jack headphones with this Nokia device, which even has an FM player. One great feature of the phone is that it has an FM transmitter with which users can transmit songs loaded on the phone to an FM radio nearby, such as the one in a car audio system.
Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 (Rs 12,699)
Xperia X8 works well for those who are looking for music that doesn’t cost the earth. The speakers are very loud and are great if you want to listen to loud music with (consenting) friends. The headphones that come with it are of good quality.
Transferring music from a personal computer to the Xperia X8 can easily be done with a USB cable. Browsing music albums is not as intuitive as it is in other music phones, but the job gets done. The Mediascape Android app, which Sony Ericsson is famous for, is sadly absent from Xperia X8.