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    Default How Is The Speaker Quality On The Note 3?

    Is it really as bad as people are saying.. I really want this phone, but this is a major turn-off... Thanks...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordan Russell View Post
    Is it really as bad as people are saying.. I really want this phone, but this is a major turn-off... Thanks...
    I Dont think it is Bad It is Just not great

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    It's loud. It's a tiny speaker in a big phone. It's not a Bose, but it's not horrible.

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    The speaker itself isn't terrible. However my speaker phone voice calls are pretty bad. Can't turn the volume up all the way without it getting scratchy. Really unfortunate as I used to always use speaker phone on my last iPhone.

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    No complaints.. Speaker is loud enough. Atleast better than my earlier iPhone. Just get the phone, too many wow features that this speaker issue wont even come to your mind.
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    No problems on mines at all
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordan Russell View Post
    Is it really as bad as people are saying.. I really want this phone, but this is a major turn-off... Thanks...
    It's ok. Although I tend to put my right pinky finger under the phone, So I am unconciously blocking the sound. I did some tweaks with the equalizer on my music player, the google one,so I thinks it's ok.
    Although I don't turn it up to max volume.
    It will sound scratchy. Other than that. It's cool.
    Buy it!


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    Mine seemed good the first few days but now call quality is garbage and my my speaker cracks now. It seems blown out already. How can they make such a premium phone and drop the ball on this. I gotta take mine back and hopefully the next won't have the same issue other wise I gotta go back to the note 2

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    Does anyone have the same issue if your volumes up does the speaker cracks at times?
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    The built-in speaker sounds OK to me, at least for playing music and games. I haven't tried it for phone calls, but I would think the audio quality would be similar, and thus OK for me.
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    I watched today The Walking Dead while waiting for my food in a restaurant (good pre-food material, huh?). I hardly heard a thing even when sound was at max. I guess it was because the sounds were directed to right instead directly at me, and the place was big. Works better at home tho.
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    Note 3 vs Note 2 speaker test

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    It's a little "tinney" sounding, but it is definitely loud. I just don't see what the big deal is. I have had lots of smartphones and never played music through any of their speakers.

    If you are on the fence about it, go check one out in store.

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    It's the best sounding speaker I ever had in a phone, that being said it's a phone, not a stereo system. It is what it is.

    THE BEAST,,NOTE 3. SIZE IS EVERYTHING!!!
    love my evo.
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    Well......I am coming from the HTC DNA which had a terrible speaker ....... the N 3 is a big improvement in volume and projection ( bottom speaker vs. back cover location ). I feel there are so many amazing features on this phone all in a market leading hardware package........imho I don't buy a smartphone for its speaker so I would go for it !! Plus if you stream it has Apt X on board
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordan Russell View Post
    Is it really as bad as people are saying.. I really want this phone, but this is a major turn-off... Thanks...
    I heard people ******** about the speaker before I got the phone... but now that I got the phone... the speaker is perfectly fine!

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    I think its ok.

    Nice and clear and perfect for spoken word. i have watched a lot of videos on it and sound is fine. Not the loudest, but i put that down to the quality and volume of the file. Videos recorded by the device are nice and loud.

    Not really used it for music TBH.
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    Before I got mine I had the same feeling as everybody else who hadn't experienced it .... The speaker on the Note 2 is better than the S3 & the Note 3 is better than the Note 2 Period! Placement I think is perfect! In the cradle in my car, it is loud & clear! The Note 2's speaker is on the rear & got blocked by the cradle I set it in

    Cheers, Jon
    Have Note 2 & ordered Verizon 32gb/64gb Note 3 in white
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    You don't buy a phone for its speaker. It isn't a hifi it's a WiFi. Use headphones or bluetooth it to a bose.

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    I saw on the phone above the number keys that it had an "extra volume" toggle. Don't know if it works on speaker or not......yet. Its while in call...not number keys

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    got it two weeks ago. i would return it if i still could. extremely disappointed in the speaker quality. old iPhone 4s was much better.
    you can only return it for 14 days but i was out of town from day 8 onwards. If audio quality is important to you don't get this phone
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    @jackwagon: yes the yea volume works on speaker. Also have you updated to the update that came out yesterday? Supposed to have sound enhancements.


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    My speaker is fine no problem at all. The ear speaker is a little scratchy, but only if I turn the volume all the way up. But even then its plenty loud enough for me and I wear hearing aids.

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    Same as an S4 I'd say

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    Mine sounds fine. Use it more then my ipoh touch to listen to music.

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    I'd say that from what I've heard the speaker is ok, but doesn't have a lot of oomph. Would say solid performance. In the middle of the road. It certainly gets the job done.
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