Marshall London phone in pictures

Meet the audiophile smartphone that sounds good and looks even better - the Marshall London phone in pictures.

By

  • marshall london slideshow 4
  • marshall london slideshow 7
  • marshall london slideshow 11
  • marshall london slideshow 10
  • marshall london slideshow
  • marshall london slideshow 8
  • More stories
Next Prev

Audio specialist Marshall is well known for its amps and headphones, but now it's branched out into Android smartphones. And as you'll find in our world-exclusive Marshall London phone review, this smartphone is quite possibly the coolest phone we've ever seen - if not the best value.

Over the following slides we'll share with you some gorgeous original photography of the Marshall London phone, plus a few key specifications and features.

Next »

Next Prev marshall london slideshow 4

Audio specialist Marshall is well known for its amps and headphones, but now it's branched out into Android smartphones. And as you'll find in our world-exclusive Marshall London phone review, this smartphone is quite possibly the coolest phone we've ever seen - if not the best value.

Over the following slides we'll share with you some gorgeous original photography of the Marshall London phone, plus a few key specifications and features.

Marshall's Android smartphone costs £399 SIM-free, and we're not aware of any UK mobile operators who will be stocking it, so you'll need to purchase it outright from Marshall's site if you're interested.

And you could very well be interested, since this is a gorgeous smartphone. There's the infamous Marshall logo on the phone's front and back, a patterned edge, a textured rear cover and white piping, all in Marshall's unique style.

This is a premium-looking phone, with buttons and ports all finished in brass.

There are TWO headphone ports (you'll wonder how you ever got by with one), an awesome volume scrollwheel on the phone's side, and front-facing speakers. Marshall says it 'might just be the loudest mobile phone on Earth'.

The central M button found on the phone's top edge takes you directly to your music, plus lets you access Spotify, SoundCloud and Mixcloud - a nice touch.

Advertisement. Article continues below

Of course, Marshall is all about audio, and to that end it also ships with Marshall Mode in-ear headphones (worth £45), support for Bluetooth aptX and FLAC, dual-mics, and a Cirrus Logic WM8281 Audio Hub (a separate processor just for audiophiles).

The otherwise vanilla Android Lollipop OS has some unique additions that help to enhance the listening experience, too. LoopStack, a 4-channel 16-bit recorder, and an adjustable global graphic equaliser are preinstalled.

On the down side, it's clear that this phone is designed more for audiophiles than smartphone enthusiasts, seemingly ruling out the idea that one can be both. The core hardware is not especially impressive, although beefing up the spec would also add to the price tag.

The Marshall London phone features the 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, which it pairs with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage (with microSD support). Performance is mostly smooth, although this is no speed demon.

In our benchmarks we recorded 1535 points in Geekbench 3.0, 10fps in GFXBench 3.0 T-Rex (and 4fps in Manhattan), and 1755ms in SunSpider.

Other key specifications include a 4.7in HD (720x1080) IPS screen with a pixel density of 312ppi, and an 8Mp rear camera with LED flash and a 2Mp selfie camera.

Connectivity specs are fairly standard, with 4G LTE, Dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 LE with aptX and GPS.

There's a 2500mAh removable battery inside this 70x140x9.5mm, 145g smartphone.

Advertisement. Article continues below

Surface Pro 5 News - release date, UK price, features, specs

Gear VR vs. Daydream: Which delivers the best VR experience?

Best Mac antivirus 2017