iClarified did a volume test on the iPhones and found that the iPhone 5 was the loudest. But since the iPhone only has one speaker, I would say no, it is not good enough as a standalone speaker for music, it works when necessary, but real speakers will always be the best option.The Blackberry Bold has a great speaker that is sufficient as a stand alone speaker for music.
The iPhone 5 speaker is much improved but bass is still weak.
You could try to stuff it full of polyfill.No phone is good enough as a stand alone speaker in terms of using for entertainment. The word cell phone and bass don't go together. Only way to achieve bass or even mid bass in a speaker is through a thicker cabinet/housing design.
You don't need to wonder. It won't happen. Phones are getting thinner, not fatter.
LOL, I think in this instance it will just lower the volume rather add a back baffle LOL.It depends on what you want. Loud thumping bass you won't have, but if you want something on your desk that music comes out of then it's fine. Folks I know have the music turned down very low to drown out background noise. But if you are listening for the enjoyment of listening to music then I'd be surprised if many people are using the built in speaker. But if some music is better than no music then go for it!
Slightly OT: The best speaker on a phone I ever heard was on a Nokia E61. That thing might make Bieber sound good.
You could try to stuff it full of polyfill.
Lol. It's because apple isn't releasing a dock and my griffin air curve is godawful looking. I listen to talk radio just about all day at my desk. Paranoid much? You realize that whenever a new device launches people flock here right?Almost all of this guys posts are about this dock. Something is fishy....