Portable speakers are versatile devices. From listening to music to answering calls to recharging electronics, they serve multiple purposes. Most Bluetooth speakers are compact and designed to improve portability. Some are also weatherproof and shockproof to handle rough outdoor use.
Among other things, having a portable Bluetooth speaker close at hand makes it easier to receive phone calls. When your phone rings, you don’t have to rush to look for it or hurriedly wipe your hands on your apron to answer it. No matter what you are doing, the speakerphone can always come to your rescue. You can use it to receive calls, and decline and terminate them too.
In this article, we have shortlisted the top 7 portable speakers compatible with android phones, currently selling like hot cakes in the market. So, without further ado, let’s dive in.
Bose Soundlink Color II
The undisputed number one portable Bluetooth speaker is the Bose Soundlink Color II. It is water-resistant and has up to 8 hours of battery. Perfect for adventures, the speaker pumps out loud and clear music thanks to dual passive radiators that lower vibrations. With three connectivity modes – Bluetooth, NFC and 3.5mm AUX wired input – the speaker is super flexible and works with all types of devices.
The Soundlink Color II has a built-in microphone for answering calls hands-free. When your phone rings, just press the mic button on the top panel and you will instantly be connected to the caller. You can also access your phone’s smart assistant through voice commands. The device can be paired with two sources at a time. In Party Mode you can pair two identical Soundlink Color II speakers for an amplified audio experience. In Stereo mode you can enjoy stereo sound.
JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Speaker
The JBL Flip 4 is a rugged outdoor speaker. It has an IPX7 rated waterproof body that can withstand complete immersion in water for up to one meter for 30 minutes max. Powered by a built-in rechargeable 3000mAh Lithium ion battery, the speaker offers an audio playtime of 12 hours. It is fitted with dual external passive radiators that deliver a total output of 8 watts x 2.
The Flip 4 has Bluetooth and a 3.5mm AUX input jack. It has an integrated noise and echo cancelling speakerphone that lets you manage your phone calls hands-free. You can access Siri and Google Now with the press of a button. If you are hosting a party, you can use the JBL Connect+ function to wirelessly hook up more than a 100 JBL Connect+ speakers to cater to a larger gathering.
Anker Soundcore Motion+ Bluetooth Speaker
The Soundcore Motion+ produces heart-thumping 30-watt audio. With high-res audio enhanced by Qualcomm AptX, advanced BassUp Technology and customizable EQ, it has everything you need in a portable speaker. A built-in rechargeable battery provides up to 12 hours of runtime. Plus, the onboard microphone makes answering calls a breeze. All you have to do is press the call answering button and you will be able to speak to the caller in an instant.
The Soundcore Motion+ is built with a pair of ultra-high-frequency silk dome tweeters, neodymium woofers and passive radiators. The drivers are positioned at an angle of 15° so that the sound travels right into listener’s ears. Frequency response of the gadget is 50Hz and 40kHz.
DOSS Soundbox Pro
The DOSS Soundbox Pro has double the transmission range of ordinary Bluetooth speakers. While other speakers offer 33 feet, the Pro receives Bluetooth signals for up to 66 feet. Total power of the device is 20 watts. With two full-range drivers and two symmetric passive radiators, you can be assured of unmatched audio with plenty of bass and crisp soaring highs. The speaker has stereo pairing for creating two channels with two speakers. A built-in rechargeable battery keeps you entertained for 12 hours while a microphone makes for convenient hands-free calls.
The Soundbox Pro has an IPX5 water-resistant body. It has beat-driven party lights with 6 colors, 3 illumination patterns and constant color mixing for a cool party effect. For sound input, there is Bluetooth 4.2, a 3.5mm AUX-in jack and a TF card slot.
Sony SRS-XB23 Extra Bass Speaker
For those looking for extra bass, the Sony SRS-XB23 is an excellent option. The twin passive radiators and twin full-range speakers add a powerful punch to low-end notes for an amplified bass signature. The device is IP67 rated and comes with an integrated carrying strap. It has a tough dustproof, waterproof, rustproof and shockproof frame.
The SRS-XB23 has a rechargeable battery that lets you play music out of doors for up to 12 hours. For hands-free calling, a speakerphone is available. Party Connect function allows for pairing of up to 100 speakers while the Sony Music Centre app provides a single platform for managing playlists and sound modes.
Bose SoundLink Revolve
If you are looking for a portable speaker with spacious 360° sound, we would like to suggest the Bose SoundLink Revolve. Its dual passive radiators, downward-facing full-range transducer and omni-directional acoustic deflector work seamlessly to spread sound in every direction for uniform coverage. The speaker is powered by a rechargeable lithium ion battery that supports up to 12 hours of playback. A built-in microphone enables you to speak on the phone completely hands-free.
The SoundLink Revolve has an IP rating of IPX4. It can be controlled through the Bose Connect app. You can also link up the speaker with the Bose Smart Home Family using the Bose SimpleSync feature.
JBL Charge 3
The final item on our list is the JBL Charge 3. It has an ultra-powerful 6000mAh rechargeable lithium ion battery that offers up to 20 hours of non-stop entertainment. The battery also doubles as a powerbank for charging phones via USB. Plus, with Auto-Power Off, you can always conserve your battery when outdoors.
The Charge 3 has an IPX7 build. It has Bluetooth and AUX connectivity. An integrated noise and echo cancelling speakerphone lets you handle phones calls hands-free. In addition, if you have a party at home, you can use the JBL Connect+ function to connect more than a 100 JBL Connect+enabled speakers for a larger sound arena.