Bigger screens are more immersive and fun, but for a lot of Indian consumers, the smaller screen - a smartphone, is increasingly becoming their personal entertainment hub. Sure, watching movies at the cinema is great, but nowadays we're probably watching 10 times more television, and streaming 100 times more on our mobile. And if the smartphone is where all your content consumption is taking place, how do you make sure that it's as good an experience as it can be? What does it take to make your mobile an entertainment hub?
On the latest instalment of Experience Dolby with Gadgets 360, we tell you how you can get the best audio experience on your smartphone and can turn it into your personal entertainment hub, just with a few helpful tips. So, let's begin.
Can you enable an immersive sound experience on a phone even though you're not actually sitting in a room filled with speakers all around you? For the longest time, it just wasn't possible to get that kind of experience, but with the introduction of Dolby Atmos, which is supported by brands from the top-end flagships to budget-friendly smartphones has been a total game changer.
Dolby Atmos boosts the overall sound quality and changes how you experience music, movies, podcasts, and games on your smartphone. And the best part is that you don't need to do anything extra for it — just make sure that the smartphone supports Dolby Atmos, which as we already mentioned, covers just about any smartphone you're thinking of buying.
You don't need to select Dolby Atmos or buy special headphones — everything is handled automatically, as Dolby Atmos delivers the highest-quality audio your device can support, so your entertainment always sounds its best. With Dolby Atmos, sound is precisely placed all around you, enveloping and fully immersing you. All you need to do is decide what you want to listen to, and enjoy the richer audio experience, no matter what you're doing on your smartphone.
Of course, having Dolby support on your smartphone isn't enough — your content also needs to have this enabled. What's great is that most of the top OTT platforms including music & podcast streaming services offer Dolby content. That means that whether you're streaming music or podcasts, or watching movies and TV shows, you're going to find Dolby Atmos support.
As per a recent Consumer Study, Indians consider audio quality as the most important factor while selecting a smartphone (Source: CMR). Since most of us are listening to music on our smartphones these days, one must make sure it offers support for Dolby Atmos for a more enhanced musical experience. Because while we talk about movies and games and the 3D experience, the fact is that Dolby Atmos also has a huge role to play in elevating music. Dolby Atmos goes beyond ordinary listening experiences to reveal every detail of the music with unparalleled clarity and depth, which are lost with stereo recordings.
All the top artists now use Dolby Atmos to create sound mixes that create a richer feeling as if you're on the stage listening to them, with the different instruments and vocals truly surrounding you instead of coming from a single space. It's a very big step forward and really has to be experienced.
Dolby Atmos optimises and personalises the music on your phone so that you get lifelike, spectrally natural audio that offers enhanced bass and clear speech for mobile-first content.
As we mentioned earlier, Dolby Atmos is particularly great for gamers — not just because it creates a richer soundscape, but also because it can give you a little extra advantage when gaming. Imagine you're playing a first-person game, looking around to find out where the other players are, and then you hear a little sound behind you to one side, and with pinpoint accuracy you can turn and face it because you knew where it was coming from, with three-dimensional precision.
This is possible if your smartphone is Dolby Atmos enabled — it places the sounds of the game all around you and gives you a little extra help while gaming, while making the experience more intense with hair-raising realism.
These were some tips on how you can get that cinema experience on your smartphone with the help of Dolby, and we'll be back with more soon.