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Should I replace my Zune with my smartphone?

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A year ago I bought a 120GB zune and love it. However my smartphone does even more than my Zune ever could, but with less space. This isn't that big of a deal though, as I listen to the same music the majority of the time, can stream with pandora and last.fm on my phone, and listen to podcasts live instead of waiting for them to be put on the Zune market for download and syncing. Battery life is much better on my Zune, as my smartphone is doing several different things at any given moment, so having a specific device in my opinion is a bit more effective (emulators and games are better suited for a PSP/DS than a smartphone or mp3 player, listening to music on a handheld gaming console is a pain, etc.). Have you guys gotten rid of your mp3 player for your smartphones?
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What smartphone do you have?
    
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post #4 of 9
Well, it comes with 4GB of internal memory and an 8GB SDHC card. That should be enough provided you don't have much of other types of media like video and photos. 500 MP3 or AAC-encoded songs at 256kbps, at 4 minutes each, will take up 4GB of space. If they're encoded in 128kbps (not very good quality), that's 1000 songs at 4 minutes each to take 4GB.


Keep that in mind.

Also, another thing: if the SDHC card it comes with is rated Class 2, you may get slow media performance.
    
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post #5 of 9
Use your Zune mp3 player as a dedicated jukebox for your car, at home, or use it whenever you hit the gym. That's what I've been doing with 2nd gen nano until it was stolen.

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I had a 4gb Sansa Fuze before I got my Samsung Captivate Android phone. It has 16GB internal storage plus support for up to a 32GB MicroSD card. I AudioBoost on my phone to increase the volume more to my liking, and I haven't used my Fuze since.
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post #7 of 9
Here's two issues:

1. if you're looking to run/workout with it, a smartphone just won't work

2. if you care about sound quality, a smartphone just won't work

But then again Zune isn't great in terms of sound quality anyways.
    
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post #8 of 9
My Droid works just fine as an alternative to my 120GB Zune
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I use my smartphone as an MP3 player. But then, it replaced an iPod shuffle Gen1 tongue.gif
    
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