This week we have known that all Xiaomi phones with Android 8 will be compatible with high quality audio through Bluetooth connectivity, known as LDAC. This transmission sends three times more data than a normal connection, and we tell you how it can be activated in Android phones , as long as they are compatible.
Audio quality is increasingly important among consumers when deciding on one or another new mobile, as we have seen in comparisons such as this, with the main high-end market comparing their sound.
How to activate LDAC bluetooth connectivity in Android phones
The main difference of the LDAC technology, which is usually implemented by Sony in its mobiles and high resolution music players, is that they can be Send three times more data than in a normal bluetooth connection . This means that we can listen to high resolution music, with much more quality, and therefore more weight.
In fact, if normally with an AptX bluetooth connection we can send audio at 330kbps, in the case of LDAC we can do it at 990kbps , three more times.
Well, many of our phones are factory compatible, in their processor and components, with this LDAC audio codec, but Not all manufacturers have enabled it . At the time that this is the case, as it will happen with Xiaomi’s mobile phones in the future, or as can already be done with the Sony and other mobile phones in the market, we can activate this protocol to send the data, since there are many of those that have Android phones. For this we must do the following:
- We enter the settings and press seven times on the compilation number
- Now we select options for developers
- Within these options we are going to bluetooth settings
- Click on “select the bluetooth codec”
- Select LDAC
As you can see, by default this is not the bluetooth audio codec used by the phone, but if we know that it is compatible by our manufacturer, we will notice a big difference when playing audio. Otherwise, we will not notice anything at all. On the other hand, to be able to enjoy the high resolution audio in a bluetooth headset, we will need these to be compatible with LDAC , otherwise, we will not notice any difference either.