Moondrop MIAD01: Smartphone made for audiophiles

Moondrop has launched the MIAD01, the brand’s first smartphone. Moondrop places a strong emphasis on audio and the MIAD01 has two headphone connections, namely a 3.5 and a 4.4 millimeter jack plug. It is also possible to insert a microSD card up to a capacity of 2TB.

Moondrop MIAD01 features

Many smartphone manufacturers have eliminated the 3.5 millimeter jack plug connection. In that case, connecting high-quality wired headphones is no longer possible. Moondrop is sailing against the current with the new MIAD01. The MIAD01 not only has a 3.5 millimeter jack plug connection but also a 4.4 millimeter balanced jack plug connection. Both ports are located on the top and provide an output of 2 Vrms and 4 Vrms respectively. That can make an audiophile very happy.

But there is even more that can make an audiophile happy. What about two Cirrus Logic MasterHiFi dac chips and a six-layer gold-coated audio circuit, which is also equipped with a separate power supply. Moondrop specifies a dynamic range of 132 dB and an S/N ratio of 117 dB. Moondrop also reports hardware 100-step volume control and DSP functionality via its own Audio Center app.

The MIAD01 has 256 GB of storage space, but this can be expanded with a microSD card up to a capacity of 2TB. In this way the user can carry more than 3,500 bit-perfectly ripped CDs in his jacket pocket. MicroSD cards of 2 TB are not yet available. 1.5 TB is now the largest capacity available.

The other specifications of the MIAD01 are also available. The MIAD01 supports 5G, has a 120 Hz AMOLED screen of 6.7 inches with a resolution of 2,460×1,080 pixels and an integrated fingerprint scanner. The phone runs on a MediaTek Dimensity 7050 processor and 12 GB LPDDR4x RAM. The 5,000 mAh battery supports 33 Watt fast charging via the USB-C port.

Of course, this music player, recovery, smartphone also has a camera system and that consists of a 64-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel camera with ultra-wide-angle lens and a 32-megapixel camera for selfies. The MIAD 01 runs 64-bit Android 13 as standard. The upgrade and update policy is unknown.

Oh, and for wireless headphones, there’s Bluetooth connectivity with SBC, AAC and LDAC support.

Price: $375

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