iPhone Speaker Phone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Sudaddy, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. Sudaddy macrumors member

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    Is it just me or do others also think that iPhone's speakers are really terrible, especially the speaker phone and really needs a hardware upgrade for iPhone 5?

    With my old BlackBerry, the speaker phone was really powerful - I used it all the time. But with the iPhone the speaker phone is pretty much non-existent. I have to hold it next to my ear to hear, and also for the other person to hear me.

    Do others have the same issue?

    I am pretty sure they might do some hardware tweaks for iPhone 5, but can they please put a little more powerful speaker in that thing? Not asking for much here.
     
  2. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    The speakerphone on my phone works fine, in fact I have to turn it down, because it is too loud. You do know that the speakerphone has separate volume controls, dont you?:D
     
  3. Sudaddy thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, but the speakers on my iPhone suck. They could use some more power.
     
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I don't use speakerphone very often, but when I do, I haven't had any problems hearing it.
     
  5. Reefbone macrumors regular

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    While I don't have anything to compair it too I would agree that it isn't very good. The sound isn't very clear and it is a bit quiet. I always thought the speaker was a under powered myself. ( 3G and 4)
     
  6. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    Could it be just your phone? As I said, mine has more than enough volume, and I have to keep it turned down. I just checked my wife's phone, and it is also loud when turned up. Maybe have Apple check it out....
     
  7. Norouzi macrumors 6502

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    Personally the speaker phone works fine for me, and I'm happy with the speakers in general. I just used the speaker phone calling my father last night so I could finish up a little work while I talked. He didn't even know he was on speaker and I could hear him fine.
    I love that the speaker are on the bottom, my old Droid Eris had the speaker on on back of the phone, meaning I couldn't set the phone on it's back while using the speaker phone. Made the speaker phone on that pretty useless.
     

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