As far as I know, the Fairphone 2 didn’t support the aptX codec (even though the chipset could do it). I wonder if the Fairphone 3 does? Since it comes with Android 9, it should be easy to find out. Connect via Bluetooth to an aptX capable device, and check in bluetooth settings if the codec says aptX there, or if it falls back to the lowest common denominator SBC. Could somebody who already owns a Fairphone 3 check this? Or maybe even a Fairphone employee? Thanks, Roman
If the specs don’t mention it, it does not support it, because companies have to pay an extra licensing fee to have support for aptX. That is a fee each customer would’ve had to pay (one way or the other), while it is probably not many customers who would use the feature. So it makes sense that they did not enable it.
FWIW, AAC is “good enough” for me.
I think the check mentioned in the first post has been reported on in this topic (a couple of posts down):
Ok, thanks. Yeah I guess AAC is good enough too. Does that work well? I believe I had problems with that (chopped-up audio) with the FP2.
Thanks, yeah that means aptX is not supported. Too bad.
For me it works well (my wireless earplugs however, do not, but that has nothing to do with Fairphone as I have the issue with Mac as well). I do hear the difference with wired, but it is negligible.
I’m hoping to get the device rooted as fast as possible. AptX can be installed as a .zip or via a Xposed module.
Since LineageOS wil start implementing Xposed as the default root method it will be pretty easy to install Aptx (If/when LineageOS get released for FP3)