Is the 4S much louder than the 4 to anyone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by LoganT, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    Has anyone noticed this? I have to use a way lower volume for ringtones, than I did on the iPhone 4.
     
  2. antman2295 macrumors 6502

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    Tell you when i get it :p
     
  3. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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    i hope this is true! how is the ear speaker volume? a louder phone imo is always a plus!
     
  4. ANDYMILLMAN macrumors member

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    yeah wayyyyyy louder. I just got a text message and nearly followed through.
     
  5. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    Huh? :confused:


    I hope it's louder. It would help me.
     
  6. ihonda macrumors 68000

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    ringtones and such seem SLIGHTLY louder. could be in my head tho
     
  7. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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  8. ANDYMILLMAN macrumors member

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    trust me, its a lot louder.
     
  9. LoganT thread starter macrumors 68020

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    It's definitely louder to me.

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    It's loud enough that when you turn it up to full volume it gets somewhat distorted.
     
  10. Sir Ruben macrumors 65816

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    I LOL'ed :D
     
  11. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Trust me, you don't want to know.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. bluer101 macrumors regular

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    I have the iPhone 4 not S and updated iTunes to 10.5 2 days ago. Yesterday I made a custom ringtone with iTunes and loaded it on my iPhone 4. It is way louder than any other ringtones I made before. Maybe it's just a coincidence.:rolleyes:
     
  13. TheAppleGeek macrumors 6502a

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    The lady at AT&T turned my volume up all the way for my voicemail and as soon as I began typing, I noticed a dramatic difference in sound.

    I like it!
     
  14. forza69 macrumors 6502a

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    Louder or not, I have a 3GS with a messed up speaker. Anything is an upgrade! Just glad I chose a 4S :D
     
  15. macinhand macrumors regular

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    My iPhone 4 is definitely a lot louder as well. I have noticed the difference because i have my iPhone in a Sena leather case and when the phone rang i had to double take as i thought i hadn't put my phone back in the case, but i had!

    i have not got a 4S to compare it against but it might be the iOS 5 that has increased the volume globally?
     
  16. bluer101 macrumors regular

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    I forgot to add that I'm still running 4.3.5. So I have no idea why my ringtone is so loud, way louder than the song in the iPod app and way louder than the other ringtones.
     
  17. ANDYMILLMAN macrumors member

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    Im glad someone enjoyed it :D
     
  18. fjrabon macrumors regular

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    A large part of this is probably having a new speaker without accumulated dust/lint attached to it and the grill (especially the grill). I noticed a while back when a friend of mine got a brand new iPhone 4 that his was noticeably louder than my girlfriend's identical, but older phone.
     
  19. dillonm macrumors regular

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    Prettys sure iOS 5 made the phone louder. Because my iPhone 4 is wayyyy louder than it was before iOS 5.
     
  20. trssho macrumors 6502

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    Significantly louder! I was impressed, as before, I sometimes had a hard time hearing it ring, or when on speaker phone.
     
  21. MattZani macrumors 68030

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    Fairly sure its louder, I thought it seemed louder, like maximum almost being too loud.
     
  22. f00f macrumors 65816

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    Yeah. Really loud. Even the lock and unlock sounds were absurdly loud, and the volume was only maybe 30%.

    I increased the volume one or two notches for the first time and it actually got lower. So it's as if the sound somehow was initialized to be at some arbitrary volume level and but messing w/ the volume buttons it kicked the sound driver in the ass and brought it back into spec.
     
  23. map1978 macrumors 68020

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    iPod music is DEF louder when playing through the speaker

    can't believe my gf got one now and I gotta wait to upgrade 11/25 :mad:
     
  24. dialed1 macrumors 6502

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  25. Locodice macrumors regular

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    lol - the brits of the boards understood you loud and clear!
     

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