Notifications & Ringtone Volume Low?
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, 01:48 PM #3
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- 12-15-2011, 03:20 PM #8
re: Notifications & Ringtone Volume Low?
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, 03:43 PM #10
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My GNex ringer is very quiet
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.
- 12-15-2011, 04:48 PM #14
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Re: My GNex ringer is very quiet
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.Verizon Galaxy Nexus | Bugless Beast 4.1.1
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Re: Notifications & Ringtone Volume Low?
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, 06:07 PM #21
- 12-15-2011, 06:21 PM #22
Re: Notifications & Ringtone Volume Low?
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.
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