iPhone 5 speakers vs. iPhone 4s

jkim3691

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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?
 

lawlbringer

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Sep 23, 2012
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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:
 

jkim3691

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

kevroc

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Oct 15, 2011
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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.
 

TheLegend

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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!
 

iHeartsteve

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Feb 12, 2012
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On speaker phone, I notice it's muffled sounding. I wonder if my cover is blocking it somehow.
 

stephen1108

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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.