External Speaker - Is it louder?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Vertigo50, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. Vertigo50 macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2007
    Those of you who had the 3GS, and especially the 3G, and listened to podcasts or music with the external speaker, is the iPhone 4 speaker louder? Is it clearer?

    What are your first impressions?

    This is one of the things I really hope is improved.
  2. Vertigo50 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2007
  3. Zinger314 macrumors member


    Jun 18, 2010
  4. Sp71Supra macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2007
    I sure hope its louder. I owned the 2g, 3g, 3gs, and tommorow the 4g. All of the phones had horriable speakers. Its really big issue.. at least for me. Every if not almost every other phone out there has a louder speaker. You have to use it with the windows up in your car and radio off to even hear it.
  5. WilliamG macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
    It's a LITTLE louder, but definitely not loud enough in a car traveling at speed, etc. This is still an area where Apple lags behind.
  6. Snowman3459 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2010
    It's loud. Very loud.

    At least mine is.

    I put my girlfriend on speaker for a second and I had to turn it off because it was almost to loud.
  7. CheesePuff macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2008
    Southwest Florida, USA
    I read in a review that is was louder but to tell you the truth, upgrading from a 3GS to the 4 it doesn't sound louder. And on top of that I think the ear piece is actually lower. I have it set 3 below from the highest setting for the ear piece and it sounds lower then the same position on my 3GS and on speakerphone with it at the highest setting it sounds the same.
  8. Mr Bigs macrumors 6502a

    Mr Bigs

    Jan 28, 2010
    Bklyn N.Y
    I don't understand why they can't just put 2 speakers on the bottom:confused:
    A true multimedia phone should be loud.
  9. splashnader macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2008
    Via Satellite
    First thing I noticed was the improvement in the speaker. Now I can actually hear my voice notes when I play them back, without having to put on headphones.

    Thank you :apple:
  10. Jeffrosproto macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2008
    I found that it seems marginally louder than my 3GS on the same song.
  11. Vertigo50 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2007
    Thanks guys. I tend to put my iPhone on a podcast while I take a shower, and my 3G is JUST quiet enough that it's hard to hear. If this one is even just a little louder, it should help.
  12. Benji222 macrumors 65816


    Dec 21, 2009
    So Cal
    Wouldnt suggest this if it gets at all humid in the room.
    I noticed mine is louder, but the quality reallly lacks. At 100% its just epicly terrible. Things just blend together and blare.
  13. NYRGirardi5 macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2010
    Long Island
    i still can't hear my music while taking a shower, so its still not loud enough.
  14. Vertigo50 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2007
    It's fine in my bathroom, and my moisture sensors are still in good shape.

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