Rather than just being a generic Android phone with the Marshall logo slapped on the back, it does look as though this Android, called the Marshall London, might be a top pick for audio nuts.
First of all, it uses a good-quality Wolfson WM8281 DAC to make the most of high-quality digital audio files.
Then there are the speakers. The Marshall London has two front-facing speakers, although we’ll have to wait to see whether they’re better than the ’s pair. Apparently they’re 13 mm x 18 mm in size, which seems large for a phone.
The London is also one of the only phones we’ve come across with share-happy dual headphone jacks, each with their own volume control. They’re old-fashioned dials too. No volume buttons here.
Finally, it has dual MEMS microphones to let you record loud audio without that ugly clipping sound you get with most phones.
It doesn’t look like it’ll come cheap, either. A Swedish Krona pre-order price of 4995 equates to £370. That’s a lot of cash for a phone of this size and power. Those speakers has better be good.
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