If you are one of the millions of people who listen to podcasts every day, chances are you are listening on your smartphone. Whether you are commuting to work, working out at the gym, or tuning in to the latest episode of your favorite true crime series while doing chores at home, your phone gives you instant access wherever you are to your favorite podcasts.
But your smartphone can go a lot further to meet your podcasting needs than to just play your favorite episodes. If you have ever thought about making your own podcast, the voice recorder on your smartphone is all you need to get started.
Sure, you might need high quality audio gear if you’re ready to hit the road and record live in theatres and auditoriums, or if you have multiple speakers and guests talking at the same time. And if you are at this level in your podcasting career, there is no shortage of choices in professional mixing board options to meet your needs. But for most people, a high-quality voice recorder on your phone is all you need to start recording the next big-hit podcast that listeners are waiting for.
Below we have put together a list of the top 5 smartphones to launch your podcasting career with, based on recording quality.
1. LG V30
Just like the V20 model before it, the LG V30 is a favorite among audiophiles everywhere. These LG models provide superior audio recording capabilities because of their ability to support higher dBs and spl audio levels. Besides being great recording devices, these phones are also some of the best available options out there for digital audio players because of all the hi-res formats they support, all of which play with great sound quality.
2. Samsung Galaxy S9
One of the best features of the Samsung Galaxy phones is its multiple speakers. Not only do they pick up more sounds than other phones with only one speaker, they also come with the technology to filter out unwanted noises. What you are left with are all the high-quality sounds you want without any of the distracting background noises.
3. Google Pixel 2 XL
The Google Pixel series provides great quality audio recording just like the phones above it on this list. As a Google Android device, there are also endless software options to enhance your recordings. For some first time users, it can be hard to navigate this phone and all its options, but if you put in the time this phone is surely to give you everything you want for all your sound-recording needs.
4. Nokia 8
The OZO system on the Nokia 8 brings you a high-quality audio recording option at an affordable price. If the quality of your voice recordings is your number one priority when shopping for a smartphone, you will be hard pressed to find a better deal than the Nokia 8.
5. Razer Phone
Like all the phones above it on this list, the Razer Phone also has excellent audio recording capabilities. The only reason that this model is not as popular as the others on this list is that some users find its dongle difficult to deal with. Otherwise, this phone is a great choice for recording the next big podcast.
The above list offers some of the best smartphones available for your audio recording needs. No matter which one you choose, it is sure to help capture the audio magic you need to make you the next superstar in the world of podcasting.