@paulwanjohi97 you're right about Huawei's music player. I didn't like it either on the P8. I went back to using my beloved Poweramp. On my Samsung, the Samsung music player is pretty decent. Plus on my device it supports those (gimmicky) gestures and also works with the voice controls which is a plus. However, having used Sony's Walkman player app (now called Sony Music), I know what you are talking about. That one is good. All is not lost though. See if this way of porting the app to any Android device works for your phone.
Best music player on the Play Store? There is no absolute answer to your query. For me that would be Poweramp. The problem with Poweramp is that it is not one of the best-looking music players on Android at the moment. Well at least according to what I've heard from other users. It used to be 4-5 years ago. Not anymore. There are better-looking music players. However, there is no shortage of Poweramp themes so that sort of addresses the main concern. Also, a new update that will be rolled out soon addresses this (currently available to beta users). Besides that, it is one of the most feature-packed (I love its equalizer) and supports just about any other music file format. My mantra is function over form and to that end, Poweramp does just fine.
Poweramp aside, these are some of the music players I use at times and really like in no particular order:
- Rocket Music Player - my favourite music player in 2012. Its themes are out of this world
- N7player - its funny way of making sure you're not stuck scrolling through endless lists of your music library is a breath of fresh air and something you won't find elsewhere.
- GoneMAD Music Player - has the best implementation of Material Design on any feature-rich music player I have used so far.
- BS Music Player - a classic that still does its work well and supports a wide range of audio file formats. Tip: try the free version first before making your mind whether to get it or not.
BlackPlayer EX is also highly rated though I am yet to use it extensively. It is worth checking it out. I am testing it now.
If you have a pair of high quality headsets, this app, Neutron Music Player, is also worth a look.
Another music player, Player Pro, was one of the best of its time. It still lives on but we have since been spoilt by new design guidelines and features and it looks and feels very out of place. It has tried keeping with the times but ended up being buggy more than functional. The same fate has befallen another yesteryear darling, MixZing. How the mighty have fallen!
There are quite a number of music players, just test as many as possible and see what works for you.