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  1. panitsos's Avatar
    ok got the phone finally, been playing around with it. anyone else notice all the sounds on the phone are really low? ie. ringtone and all notifications? the speaker is not up to par as the tbolt, anyway of getting these sounds higher? and yes ofcourse i increased the volume under settings
    12-15-2011 01:01 PM
  2. panitsos's Avatar
    ok good thank you. glad i'm not the only one thought i was going deaf. maybe when its rooted there will be a way to increase the sounds?
    12-15-2011 01:17 PM
  3. Snareman's Avatar
    Sounds are WAY too quiet. I'm going to miss things unless I'm somewhere quiet. Tried DLing some stuff from Zedge thinking it might be louder, but no go.
    12-15-2011 01:48 PM
  4. panitsos's Avatar
    ya i'm not liking this so far as far as sounds are concerned how can they make a phone like this with sounds so low?
    12-15-2011 01:55 PM
  5. Snareman's Avatar
    You'd think that if we all noticed it in the first hour or two of owning the phone that they would have picked up on it in all of their beta testing.
    12-15-2011 01:57 PM
  6. JoeNM84's Avatar
    maybe they can up the volume in a later firmware upgrade? I haven't really noticed yet because I have mine on silent as I'm still at work
    12-15-2011 02:00 PM
  7. panitsos's Avatar
    you will Joe trust me
    12-15-2011 02:16 PM
  8. eps's Avatar
    Wow. Speaker volume is totally inadequate. I transferred my customized ringtones from my Droid Incredible(they are *loud* on the DI)......now they are so soft I can barely hear them. I don't think they would even wake me from a sound sleep. No way I will hear them if phone in my pocket, or even a moderately noisy room.

    This really needs to be addressed.....quickly.
    12-15-2011 03:20 PM
  9. panitsos's Avatar
    Wow. Speaker volume is totally inadequate. I transferred my customized ringtones from my Droid Incredible(they are *loud* on the DI)......now they are so soft I can barely hear them. I don't think they would even wake me from a sound sleep. No way I will hear them if phone in my pocket, or even a moderately noisy room.

    This really needs to be addressed.....quickly.
    can it be addressed with an update? if not this would sux big time , i might have to go back to my tbolt which was working great and just wait for the ics update with that phone.
    12-15-2011 03:37 PM
  10. DarkKnight's Avatar
    i guess you can try the free or paid version of volume+ and see if it works.
    12-15-2011 03:43 PM
  11. panitsos's Avatar
    i guess you can try the free or paid version of volume+ and see if it works.
    you dont see a problem with it doc?
    12-15-2011 03:50 PM
  12. Zooks64's Avatar
    I noticed this almost immediately.

    Even the sound through my car stereo was much lower than my DInc.

    I sure hope they fix this because I will be missing a lot of stuff until they do.
    12-15-2011 03:52 PM
  13. kath00's Avatar
    Just went into settings and maxed out all the sounds and it's really, really hard to hear any phone calls coming in. I have it in my pocket and I can't hear it when people call. HELP! Is there something I am doing wrong or is it the phone? I am not sure I can have a phone that I can't hear even a foot away from my ears.

    Katherine
    12-15-2011 04:45 PM
  14. kyle1745's Avatar
    I would agree ringer volume is a little soft.
    12-15-2011 04:48 PM
  15. hyperdude's Avatar
    A good number of reviews for the GSM model have said the speakerphone is more quiet than many other smartphones. I haven't had any issues with hearing mine, but then I don't put my phone in my pocket (not my jeans pocket anyway).

    Might have to do with your choice of ringtone. I picked Orion for calls.
    12-15-2011 04:48 PM
  16. Terrigno's Avatar
    The sound is low. Hopefully they can fix that with an update.
    12-15-2011 05:06 PM
  17. DarkKnight's Avatar
    you dont see a problem with it doc?
    i don't own the phone yet but i've read a couple threads about the gsm nexus having low volume on the xda forums and most users said that having the volume+ at about 8 or 9 helped a lot.

    Speaker on phone, really that bad? - xda-developers

    Speaker volume is too quiet on galaxy nexus? - xda-developers
    12-15-2011 05:08 PM
  18. Scout_313's Avatar
    The low ringer/notification volume is my only complaint with the phone up to this point as well. I am also hoping that this is something that is addressed by a future update.
    12-15-2011 05:10 PM
  19. HES's Avatar
    I would agree ringer volume is a little soft.
    A little soft? It's so soft that the phone needs Cialis. Im hoping that this is an OS bug and not a hardware bug. I work in a noisy enough environment that this won't cut it.
    kath00 likes this.
    12-15-2011 05:18 PM
  20. pushdrops's Avatar
    I think a weak speaker is a weak speaker - not a software issue (could be I guess but....)

    I cant' get to checkout a GNex until tomorrow (hopefully) but from all of the complaints on the volume it doesn't look good. As I use my phone alot to listen to podcasts, volume / speaker quality is important (also if the speaker is fine for hearing a podcast while carrying around the phone - ringer / notifications end up at decent volumes).

    I have a habit of checking out the volume of diff phones - always playing the same podcast (downloading an MP3 copy of a known podcast on a demo phone) plus playing an Alice in Chains video on YouTube (easy to find on any phone).

    Phones to me with really low volumes - that wouldn't cut it for me:
    - Incredible, Charge, TBolt, and worst of all the Nexus S (they always have one at Best Buy in the front that we end up checking out over the past few months and always amazed at how weak the speaker is which is why i was so surprised between the Charge and Nexus S that the Epic Touch has a decent speaker).

    Decent Volume phones (again just from my testing of the same podcast and video for some time):
    Epic Touch , Bionic, RAZR, Rezound (these I could live with while not as loud as the original Droid).

    If the GNex has a speaker with the volume level of the Galaxy S or somehow even lower , then I'm really screwed (as Verizon doesn't have a GS2 which I'd prefer over the GNex but as I'm stuck with Verizon <sprint is super slow here> , I'll be stuck with my Droid rather than going for a GNex that I won't be able to use to listen to podcasts easily - then the whole camera deal on the GNex (haven't tried it yet but samples I've seen in reviews are really bad) - that will be a deal breaker too....

    Maybe if we didn't own Epic Touches (leftover from a Sprint trial) and weren't used to the decent speaker and great camera , I wouldn't care but no way could I go to a phone with a camera that is the quality of my Droid and speaker like the Galaxy S.

    Tempted to activate the Epic Touches that we have and live with the slow Sprint speeds as we love the phones (use them WiFI only around the house).

    What's up with a super weak speaker and camera in the GNex?

    I'm hoping it's all not as bad as it sounds (no pun intended) once I get to try a GNex but with so many people pointing out the same deficiencies on launch day....
    12-15-2011 06:02 PM
  21. zulu308's Avatar
    yeah the sound is really low. the samsung charge was loud. I hope it is a firmware issue.

    right now, I have the phone to ring and vibrate.
    12-15-2011 06:07 PM
  22. XzombieX66's Avatar
    Will be getting this phone tomorrow, but one thing to take into consideration is, when i first got my droid X the volume was terrible, they sent a update and it corrected the issue. So i bet they can def make it louder with an update.
    12-15-2011 06:21 PM
  23. w00tw00twhat's Avatar
    Got mine today and missed 5 calls. And music in car wasnt loud. So dissapointed about that but i didnt have the vibrate on either so might be better now for when in pocket.
    12-15-2011 06:53 PM
  24. Defconrock's Avatar
    Does it have a strong vibrate?
    12-15-2011 06:55 PM
  25. burwil's Avatar
    Will be getting this phone tomorrow, but one thing to take into consideration is, when i first got my droid X the volume was terrible, they sent a update and it corrected the issue. So i bet they can def make it louder with an update.
    I was just gonna say..... One of the first things they fixed.

    Sent from my Xoom
    12-15-2011 06:56 PM
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