MP3 Player Review – Lose yourself in the music

Posted by on March 15, 2018

There’s a colossal variety of music player applications on the market. Some of them are mega-ultra-hyper fancy, offering the end-users an assortment of neat but sometimes unnecessary functions. Others are pretty humble and offer nothing else but just the play/pause/stop/rewind buttons.

However, the best music app (in my opinion) is the one that lingers somewhere in the middle. Just where the best balance lies.

MP3 Player designed by Ellen Sweet Inc. claims to be simple but at the same time promises all the functions you need for the best music listening experience.
Let’s give it a try.

Publisher: Ellen Wu
Last update: 1 year ago
Size: 3.34M
Compatibility: Android 2.3.3 and up.
Price: free
Get it on:  Google Play

What MP3 Player Is

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Okay, after just a quick look I could identify the app’s fundamental functions. To be honest, simplicity is what I enjoy in the mobile applications most of all – that means that the authors worked on it diligently, seeking to provide you with the best User Experience possible.

What we have in MP3 Player:

  • Various formats – the app supports almost everything in terms of audio encoding.
  • The format list includes mp3., aac., wv., WMA with two lossless formats wav. and ape. No flac. or other fancy formats, unfortunately.
  • Automatic scanning – the app locates and adds your music catalog to the playlist itself.
  • A flashy, “dancing” spectrum that coincides with the rhythm of the music track.
  • Lyrics displaying – if you’re on your way to a karaoke-bar and forgot your glasses then don’t worry. This app will prompt you.
  • Intrinsic effects – stereo-widening, reverberation (echo), bass-boosting, smooth track-changing, equalization with a 60 Hz – 14K Hz range. Pretty impressive I must say since not every single Android music player has such an effect package.
  • Dolby/SRS/Beats – they are supported as well.
  • Timer – you can tell the player when to make the music fade out smoothly or use an obnoxiously loud song (“Who Let the Dogs Out”) instead of an alarm clock.

In the meantime, this player can’t download music from the Internet or stream/share it online. No social elements are included either. The score of the features is 9/10.

Interface

Now let’s give this app some roasting.

Here’s what it desperately needs at the moment:

  • Playlist function – seriously, what if you need a workout/retirement party/romantic dinner playlist to illustrate the atmosphere? Every single Android player has that function except, apparently, for MP3 Player.
  • Searching – there’s no chance for you to locate a song by its name, quite often it’s just not displayed.
  • Equalizer – every once in a while when you decide to play with its faders it either makes no change or goes frozen, making the app shut itself.
  • No background regime – when you exit the app to, let’s say, send a “hilarious” GIF to a contact of yours, the music stops playing.
  • Automatic scanning – occasionally the app searches for a newly downloaded track for (drum roll)… 10 hours. Consequently, you have to add it manually.
  • Crashing – especially unbearable it becomes after you close a pop-up ad.

As you can see MP3 Player dramatically needs some proper optimization and QA expertise – its simplicity is greatly marred and even paralyzed by these numerous defects. My mark of the interface is 9/10.

Performance and Usability


If you have something to say about this app and make own review – write me.

The apk is free for all to get, and its monetization strategy is solely based on advertisements. They will harass you for attention literally every 40 seconds, and if you decide to go offline, the app won’t like it, giving you an electro-shock going inactive. 9/10.

Cross-Platform Use

This app is compatible only with Android devices, so my mark of this point is 7/10.

Verdict

I’d sincerely love to love this app because let’s face it, there aren’t many music players that have innate EQ and bass-boost options.

Nonetheless MP3 Player needs some drastic improvements, especially in terms of money-leeching because it’s next to impossible to enjoy your favorite Aretha Franklin album when a pop-up add interrupts you every half a minute.

8.5

Features

9.0 /10

Interface

9.0 /10

Performance and Usability

9.0 /10

Cross-platform Use

7.0 /10

Pros

  • The app is free;
  • Great features;
  • Clean interface;
  • The app do its job well.

Cons

  • The app has not any social elements;
  • You can’t load music from the Internet or stream/share it online.
  • Only for Android.
  • Annoying ads.


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