1. pedronev925's Avatar
    hi all, I am looking to purchase my mum a new phone. over the years her hearing has deteriorated and she now struggles to hear her little old nokia ring. I need a phone with a loud ringer, this is a must! the phone hasn't got to have an amazing spec sheet as she really only uses her phone for the occasional text message and phone calls for emergency but I don't want to get her just some old piece of junk. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated whether its from personal experience or what not. looking to spend around £130.

    Thanks all
    10-27-2014 04:30 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Ringtone volume is often more dependent on the ringtone than the device. Sometimes the ringtones that come with the phone aren't that loud--you can often find louder ones on ringtones sites like Zedge, or you can create your own.

    I would suggest the Moto G, which is remarkably cheap for the quality of phone that you get. It gets universal praise as an excellent value.
    10-27-2014 11:35 AM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    Use any Android phone. Use Audacity to edit the ringtone file she chooses on your PC to increase the volume. (Too much and it'll distort - there's only a tiny little speaker in there.) I find that the "old phone ringer" type of ringtone works best for those of us who are old and have lost a lot of hearing. It's mid-range in frequency and pretty noticeable. (It's why Bell chose it as the sound that the old mechanical ringer made.) I'm attaching one to this post for you.
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    10-27-2014 12:23 PM
  4. pedronev925's Avatar
    thanks for your reply, have tested some loud ringtones out on my G3 from zedge which are remarkably loud but that's being played off a 2w speaker if im not mistaken, just wasn't sure if/ how much of it came down to the speaker on another phone... I have read a lot of praise on the moto G so may end up with this, a friend suggested the nexus 4 too. any opinion which is best out of these 2?

    appreciate your response,

    thanks
    10-27-2014 12:25 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    The Nexus 4 is getting a little old, although people I know who have it still find it a good device. It is also still slated to get Lollipop as soon as it is released. The specs comparison measures up favorably to the Moto G: http://www.phonearena.com/phones/com...7531,8898,8208 The main issue I would consider is that any Nexus 4 you find will be used or refurbished, so there is a bit of a risk you're taking in terms of quality. You should be able to find the Moto G brand new, and the price would still be comparable.
    10-27-2014 12:34 PM

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