Is the iPhone 4 speaker an improvement over older models?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by PhaserFuzz, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. PhaserFuzz macrumors 6502

    Dec 12, 2007
    Waiting for my iPhone 4 to arrive and was curious about this. Is the iPhone 4 speaker louder than the 3G and 3GS? Compared to other phones, the iPhone is always the quietest. I would think they'd improve this with the new design?
  2. asouclks macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2010
    Yes!! From my experience it's much better/louder.
  3. Stay Tuned macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2010
    It's on a different side then the 3G. On the 3G the speaker was on the right when you were looking a the screen. On the new one it's on the left. Not sure what side it was on on the 3GS.

    I can't say that it's noticeably louder then the 3G.
  4. MacGeek7 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 25, 2007
    Yes, it is not only louder but the sound is also more clear. Apple is really starting to pay attention to the smaller speakers, ie: new MacBooks.
  5. MotleyGrrl macrumors 6502


    Jun 15, 2010
    Chicago, IL
    it's way louder for me coming from a 3G. speakerphone esp. -before it was worthless, i had to hold the phone to my ear anyway. now i can actually use it like it's meant to be used.
  6. chrisu91 macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Uhhhh, wasn't it on the left the entire time?
  7. aibo82 macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2010
  8. F123D macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2008
    Del Mar, CA
    I've swapped my iPhone 4 and noticed that one seemed louder and clearer than the one I returned.. overall, better than my 3G.
  9. Airmark1 macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2008
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    I too thought it was switched on the 4. But then again I was one of the noobs that thought "one of my stereo speakers is broken". But that was years ago. I'm all better now.
  10. Goaliegeek macrumors 6502a


    Apr 13, 2009
    Oh hell yea it is. It is on the right, and the quality is amazing. I watched a youtube video and hear like the echo of a guys voice that I couldnt hear with my comp speakers or headphones. The volume is also louder. I'm coming from the 3G. idk if the 3GS had any improvements.
  11. Rooftop voter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 26, 2010
    Lower than my 3GS aswell. Sucks. Use the speaker a lot when I'm at work cleaning guns. Funny thing though, to me it seems like everything else except the key board clicks and music is the same. Ringer seems about as loud to me, but not the music. Don't know.
  12. Zwhaler macrumors 604


    Jun 10, 2006
    Yes, from what I've seen it is more clear and does not peak like the previous models.

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