Why are most phones louder than iPhone?

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  1. iBreatheApple macrumors 68030

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    Just curious... From my personal experience, it always seems as if other phones are substantially louder than the iPhone. Is Apple concerned with quality? Am I experiencing placebo? It doesn't seem like other phones suffer from sound quality, although I don't spend much time with them.
     
  2. SoIsays macrumors regular

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    probably because apple can't afford to pay for a second speaker
     
  3. user-name-here macrumors 65816

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    Go ahead and give specific examples of this besides the HTC One (for obvious reasons).
     
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    If you're talking about external speakers, I'm glad the iPhone is lower in volume because have you ever been in a public place, ringtones have gotten very annoying and just because you like a (crappy) song doesn't that everyone around you wants to hear it.

    As well as Text Tones.
     
  5. b10cker macrumors member

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    Like that samsung galaxy whistle message tone. Gets right on my t1ts.
     
  6. iBreatheApple thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I don't know exact models... I'm just asking a very open-ended question. In general it does seem as if that's true, no?
     
  7. user-name-here macrumors 65816

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    No.
     
  8. iBreatheApple thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I think most people (including Apple fanboys (such as myself)) would agree.
     
  9. billycuth macrumors 6502a

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    You need to take the clear plastic cover off the front of the phone...

    Had to tell my 70 year old parents the same thing when they got theirs... :p
     
  10. user-name-here macrumors 65816

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    I just played "Kings and Queens" by 30 seconds to Mars on my 4s, loud as hell.

    Maybe you have a bad speaker and are wanting others to tell you it's normal?
     
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    I would say not true. My iPhone 5 is plenty loud. And my 3GS is plenty loud too.

    In fact, with my old HTC Touch Pro I had to install a CAB file to jack up the volume because HTC's default was too low. So, if anything, I'd say OTHER phones are softer than the iPhone.
     
  12. iBreatheApple thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Maybe I'm just curious and it's not that serious of a question? :confused: :eek:
     
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