Stereo speakers aren’t as common as they ought to be, perhaps due to the war we have been waging against bezels. If you have experienced or lived with a stereo-speaker phone even briefly, you know that adding an extra audio channel can make your audio experience more immersive
That’s because even users who prefer using headphones inevitably run into situations every now and then where they have to rely on the phone loudspeaker. In such situations when you are playing games, listening to music, or watching a movie on your phone screen with another person – stereo speakers make a significant difference.
So, if stereo speakers are high on your priority list, here are a few phones that you may consider.
List of phones with dual-front speakers
1. Apple iPhone 13 series
Apple is known for its quality control and the same is evident in the speaker system on the iPhone 13 lineup. The company has worked together with Dolby Labs in tuning the stereo output from the dual speaker setup. There is Dolby Atmos surround sound in the list of specs.
Rest, it has an OLED HDR screen with adaptive refresh rates up to 120Hz, an A15 Bionic chipset, improved cameras with Sensor‑shift optical image stabilization, cinematic mode, ProRes video recording, etc.
2. Samsung Galaxy S21 series
Samsung has been consistently improving the audio experience on its flagships. The Galaxy S21 Ultra has AKG tuned powerful stereo speakers and also supports Dolby Atmos surround sound. It brags an “ultra high-quality audio playback”.
Other things in the mix are Exynos 2100/Snapdragon 888 processor, 5G capabilities, impressive camera hardware, LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.1 storage, Dynamic AMOLED 2X display, Android 11 software, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, WiFi 6, and IP68 ingress protection
3. Asus ROG Phone 5
ROG Phone 5 is a gaming phone that’s popular for a number of reasons – a primary one being its powerful dual stereo speakers with DTS:X surround sound, and Hi-res audio support. Asus uses a separate amplifier for both the top and bottom speakers.
The ROG Phone 5 has an unconventional, yet appealing design that prioritizes gaming needs. The handset is powered by Snapdragon 888 octa-core chipset, has Air triggers to enhance the gaming experience, and its HDR10+ compliant screen supports a 144Hz refresh rate.
4. Google Pixel 6 series
Pixel 6 Pro is Google’s return to a bonafide flagship phone status. The dual speaker setup of it isn’t all that great though. However, Google released an Adaptive Sound feature meant to dynamically enhance speaker output based on your environment. All the processing for this is being done on the device.
Being a high-grade device, you get a top-notch camera experience, Google’s in-house Tensor processor, a 120Hz LTPO AMOLED display, a big 5003 mAh battery, and 30W fast charging support.
5. Xiaomi Mi 11 series
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is armed with two speakers, one at the top and the other at the bottom. These are tuned by Harman Kardon. There is a USB-C headphone port. The audio is complemented by visuals from a 120Hz HDR10+ AMOLED panel.
It is propelled by a Snapdragon 888 chipset, coupled with 12GB RAM and 512GB storage. It drives power from a 5000mAh battery. It supports a 67W fast charger.
6. Realme GT 5G
Realme GT has a 6.43 inch full HD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ support. Under the hood, there is Snapdragon 888 flagship chipset alongside LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage.
It has two storage variants 8GB+128GB storage variants and 12GB+256GB storage variants. Realme GT 5G has Realme UI 2.0 with Android 11 at the core. Realme GT 5G features triple rear cameras, including a 64MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2MP macro lens.
7. iQOO 7 Legend
iQOO 7 Legend comes with surround sound from dual speakers. Upfront, there is an AMOLED display with a resolution of 2400×1080 pixels, a refresh rate of 120Hz, a peak brightness of 1300 nits, and HDR10+ support.
Under the hood, the iQOO 7 Legend gets a 5nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G processor roomed with up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM, and up to 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. On top of all these lies the Android 11 based FunTouch OS 11.1 software. For the photography, the iQOO 7 lineup boasts a triple rear camera setup including a 48MP Sony IMX598 sensor for the primary camera. Driving all these is a 4000mAh battery within the iQOO 7 Legend and a slightly bigger 4400mAh battery inside the iQOO 7. But again, both of ’em support 66W fast charging.
8. Oppo Find X3 Pro
Oppo Find X3 Pro comes with dual speakers, one at the top and the other at the bottom. These are backed by Dolby Atmos. On the front, it has a 120Hz LTPO OLED, HDR10+ panel. Inside, it is running on Snapdragon 888 chipset. Other features it boasts are a 50MP quad rear camera setup, 4500 mAh battery with 65W charger, Android 11 software with ColorOS 11 skin.
9. Vivo X70 Pro+
X70 Pro Plus has a UHD+ AMOLED display with a pixel resolution of 1440 x 3200 pixels. It has a refresh rate of 120Hz and is powered by Snapdragon 888+ which is an upgrade over the 888 processor on Vivo’s X60 Pro Plus.
With regards to the camera, it has a 50MP primary camera and a gimbal stabilization technology with its ultrawide snapper. The device packs a 4500mAh battery with a 55W fast charging support.
10. OnePlus 9 Pro
OnePlus 9 Pro also has a dual speaker solution aided by Dolby Atmos support. On the front, it has got a 120Hz AMOLED HDR10+ screen. The software experience is on Android 11 with OxygenOS skin. The underlying processor is Snapdragon 888. The battery size is 4500mAh bolstered by a 65W charger.
10 Best Phones with Stereo Speakers in India (2022)
Stereo speakers are still quite rare in the affordable segment, but you can make out from the list above, manufacturers aren’t missing out on this essential when it comes to flagships and prominent flagship killers.