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Please, for the love of God, do not break this into a flame/fanboy war.

Simple question. I love to listen to music.

I really don't mind either os. My choice is between the iphone4 and the fascinate (Verizon).

I know the iphone is the same as the ipod when it comes to music. Now what i would like to know, what does android offer as far as music players?

Does android have a built in player in the os?
Do you need an app to run music?
Also, is the quality of the sound good or bad on android?
I have seen google music beta, but i would rather store the music on my phone than stream is over the net.

Anyone can lend some insight on this would be a great help.
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I would say that Android is better. Although the stock player sucks, PowerAmp is much better than the iPhone player. It can play pretty much any file format and has a nice UI. But the best part is definitely the equalizer. The iPhone only has presets, while PowerAmp has a fully customizable graphic equalizer to tweak your music perfectly to your tastes. Plus there are methods of wirelessly syncing music with Android, and you don't have to deal with the slow mess that is iTunes smile.gif
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iOS hands down. Nothing handles music like iOS can. It looks clean and it just flat out works. One of the advantages of android is you can put music anywhere on your SD and Android seems to find and its there at the music app.
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lol apple is the best in music dept. is it that hard?! get the iphone4 if u r a music freak cuz u get all the ipod functionalities in iphone....as an side by htc desire user i would say its not all that great...
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post #5 of 98
iOS is better IMO. Keep in mind though, I am comparing it to the default android music player. However, android has many after market music apps so it's really up to you. I would try both at the store to see which one you like better.
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Ipod has a better stock interface (than froyo at least) but if you want to play FLAC, android does it naitively.
    
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With the right android phone and app, quality can be far greater. Apple's sound really isn't that great. Also android is going to like a lot more of the irregular file types, the high end file types, and the non Apple restricted music types (totally spacing on the name here)
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With the right android phone and app, quality can be far greater. Apple's sound really isn't that great. Also android is going to like a lot more of the irregular file types, the high end file types, and the non Apple restricted music types (totally spacing on the name here)

AAC i believe is what apple uses.

What are some good apps for music for android? My sister has an iphone 4 and my father has the thunderbolt. I will be able to try both out before my purchase.
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lol at people who think apple has good audio quality
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Android has a bunch of options for media players:

Stock(meh)
Double twist (very nice, emulates the iOS one well)
WinAmp (works well aswell)
Many others.
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