Phone volume of iPhone 4 vs 3GS?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by the.sheepdog, May 15, 2011.

  1. the.sheepdog macrumors regular

    the.sheepdog

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    In any kind of even moderate outside background noise I cannot hear the ear slot speaker on the 3GS. I almost always have to go to speaker volume. Music playback is great-why not phone call voice volume? Maybe its just me?

    Is the iPhone 4 any louder volume?
     
  2. VA Vince macrumors newbie

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    The speaker on my 3GS was pretty weak. Its better on my 4, atleast it sounds better to me.
     
  3. the.sheepdog thread starter macrumors regular

    the.sheepdog

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    thanks. That helps some. ATT has offered me a free iPhone 4 to re-up for another two years.

    I am thinking about it. The 3GS is a good phone tho!
     
  4. ann713 macrumors 6502a

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    Strange, since I switched to the 4, I always felt that the volume was lower than my 3GS.
     
  5. the.sheepdog thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yikes! I hope not Ann! :eek:
     
  6. mattdo93 macrumors 6502

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    To me, the volume of the iPhone 4 does seem lower than the 3gs, BUT when you put both on blast, the audio quality of the iPhone 4 is more crisp and clearer ;)
     
  7. GP_1 macrumors regular

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    My friend has the 3GS & I have the IP4. We tested them and there about the same in loudness..
     
  8. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    I can't speak for the earpiece speaker, but the bottom speaker on the iPhone 4 is noticably louder than the 3GS.
     

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