iPhone 3G Speaker Phone is TERRIBLE

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by DrStrangelove, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. DrStrangelove macrumors 6502


    Mar 26, 2006
    Well, I waited my year. Went out and bought the iPhone when 3G was released. So far I'm just super pleased and don't seem (yet) to be experiencing many of the problems some other users list.

    But I do have one problem. The speaker phone is TERRIBLE. If I'm in my quiet office at my desk-- it's perfect. But that's not when I need it. If I'm driving... or outside... forget it. I literally cannot hear or make-out the conversation.

    Does anyone know if this is common (I've done a search) or if there are any 3rd party apps that amplify the speaker phone?

    One thing that I find pretty interesting/odd is that if I play a youtube video the sound is MUCH louder. It's specifically when I"m in speaker phone mode.
  2. SheepNutz macrumors 6502a

    Jul 1, 2007
    I think the iPhone 3G speaker is twice as good as the first iPhone's speaker.
  3. Killyp macrumors 68040


    Jun 14, 2006
    Speakerphones in general are terrible, it's a limitation of the technology being pushed into such a small space. The iPhone's is better than most, believe me ;)
  4. honavery macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2008
    It is a TON better than the speakerphone on my old RAZR I had before it. I haven't had any issues.
  5. DrStrangelove thread starter macrumors 6502


    Mar 26, 2006
    Okay. So obviously there's something wrong with mine.

    I'm not new to cell phones or speaker phones. You name a popular phone and I've probably owned it. And this is the WORST speaker phone experience I've ever had.

    Time to visit the Apple store I suppose.
  6. soberbrain macrumors 65816


    May 9, 2008
    I would say so.

    The AUX port on my car stereo is broken, so I've been using the iPhone speakers to play music. Not impressive compared to a car speakers, but definitely better than other phones I've used.
  7. marksman macrumors 603


    Jun 4, 2007
    Yeah 3G phone speaker is MUCH better than the original.
  8. owena macrumors newbie


    Jul 6, 2008
    Melbourne, Australia
    Agree with you on that one. A friend of mine wants the new iPhone 3G just for the better speakers!
  9. SheepNutz macrumors 6502a

    Jul 1, 2007
    Go to the apple store, and grab a demo and test the speaker phone on it, so you can compare it to yours.
  10. ubercool macrumors 6502a


    Jan 31, 2008
    Las Vegas
    Why am I the only one who thinks it's no better than v1? :confused:
  11. war eagle macrumors 6502a

    Jul 24, 2008
    I'll have to agree that this speakerphone is awesome. Works well for me while im in the car as long as I have my windows up as with most speaker phones.

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