iphone 3g speaker phone

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  1. FearNo1 macrumors 6502a

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    How good is the speaker phone on iphone 3g? Is the audio loud and clear? Does it drain the battery pretty fast?
     
  2. Rayfire macrumors 68020

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    Speaker phone during a call - relatively low IMHO, barely hear them when I'm driving with the volume set to the max

    Speaker during listening to iPod - it's OK IMHO

    On both cases, it will drain your battery faster than normal usage.
     
  3. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    Yeah the speaker phone is very poor IMO.

    I know the iphone is capable of being louder because some ringtones and game music and things like that produce very loud sound. I don't know why it is so soft. disappointing. if you are in a silent room it is ok, but if there is any background noise at all it makes things challenging
     
  4. FearNo1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OK thanx. Thats too bad. I currently use the moto Q. It has an excellent speaker; better than many home phones. Hopefully the next iphone has a better speaker phone.
     
  5. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    Well ... I don't know if I'd say it's very poor (especially compared to a Motorola Q).

    It depends on a lot of things. How you lay/hold the phone during the call. If you lay down on a flat hard surface (like on a glass table, or cup it the right way with your hand), it'll be pretty loud. If you just hold it up 'open air', it'll be more quiet.

    The other caller - some people have bad mics on their phones. Some people I have to turn my volume down with, and other people I have to turn it up. So it all depends.

    Using it in a car is gonna be tough - not many things sound loud in a car/train/subway. In fact, I often have to turn my headphones up higher than I think is "good" for my ears on the subway, cause I can barely hear it otherwise! Let alone use a speakerphone.

    It's not ear shatteringly loud - but I don't feel it's a piece of junk either. It's certainly louder than the first gen, at least.
     
  6. PoitNarf macrumors 65816

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    The speaker phone in the iPhone 3G, while much better than the 1st gen speaker phone, is one of the biggest gripes. I really hope that the next hardware revision has a super loud speaker phone...
     
  7. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Unless you do the needle method. Then it's just as loud. Seriously.

    I agree with the rest of what you said though. It's not as loud as some of the clamshell phones I've heard but it definitely isn't quiet. It's loud enough that I can hear a podcast (Leo Laporte's) in my wife's Jeep Liberty (no iPod connector to head unit) and understand what is being said clearly.
     
  8. phillipjfry macrumors 6502a

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    the speaker phone mode on iphone is worthless to me. I have the speaker phone as close to my ear as I would without speaker phone mode on. :(
     
  9. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    That sounds like a broken speaker to me.

    Unless, of course, you guys are using your speaker phones in a car/train/bar/party/etc.
     

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