iPhone 5 speakers vs. iPhone 4s

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  1. jkim3691 macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone else notice their iPhone 5 speakers are quieter than the 4s? I always leave my ringer all the way up so I can hear it and I just played them side by side and noticed the 4s is louder. Is this normal?
     
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  3. jkim3691 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wtf? Really? What's going on... My 4s was LOUD. 5 isn't as loud.
     
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  5. lawlbringer macrumors regular

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    I have pretty good ears and can pick up these sorts of things.

    The 5 speakers are definitely louder, especially at the 2 highest notches of volume. I have to turn it down a hair. :eek:
     
  6. jkim3691 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's not like my 5 is quiet, but I feel like my 4s was noticeably louder.
     
  7. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    First of all it's "speaker", singular.
    ;)
    And no, mine seems louder that the 4/4S.
     
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    Are you guys talking the same speaker, the bottom loud speaker, not the top ear piece speaker?
     
  11. jkim3691 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Talking about the bottom loud speaker.

    Omg! Thank you so much for correcting that error for me. What would I do without you?
     
  12. kevroc macrumors 6502

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    my iP5 is a "little" louder than my 4S, but the 4S sounds a little better quality, a little richer sound out of the 4S.
     
  13. TheLegend macrumors member

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    My iPhone 5 sounds a bit louder but a little thinner in sound compared to my 4S. Either way, it does the job!
     
  14. iHeartsteve macrumors 65816

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    On speaker phone, I notice it's muffled sounding. I wonder if my cover is blocking it somehow.
     
  15. stephen1108 macrumors 65816

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    The 5 is a bit louder, but the 4S has the better quality speaker. Which is weird considering that we're supposed to be making progress.

    Actually, I think Apple may tweak this in the next software update hopefully. I don't remember if it was and iOS 5 beta, or an iOS 6 beta, but one of those betas produced REALLY crappy sounding music over the speakers, then they fixed it. So hopefully it's on the software end, and not hardware.
     

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