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  1. Jordan Russell's Avatar
    Is it really as bad as people are saying.. I really want this phone, but this is a major turn-off... Thanks...
    zef05 likes this.
    10-07-2013 08:34 PM
  2. TeamPowerstroke's Avatar
    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

    Tappin From My N3
    10-07-2013 08:37 PM
  3. msndrstood's Avatar
    It's loud. It's a tiny speaker in a big phone. It's not a Bose, but it's not horrible.

    Sent via The Big, Bad, Beautiful Note 3
    10-07-2013 08:47 PM
  4. sddabrow's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using AC Forums mobile app
    10-07-2013 09:38 PM
  5. howdidoo's Avatar
    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.
    10-08-2013 12:50 AM
  6. SinsContained's Avatar
    No problems on mines at all
    10-08-2013 02:12 AM
  7. zef05's Avatar
    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!

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk 2
    10-08-2013 02:29 AM
  8. PreMaster's Avatar
    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

    - - - Updated - - -

    Does anyone have the same issue if your volumes up does the speaker cracks at times?
    koskhandeh likes this.
    10-12-2013 12:46 PM
  9. Dronak's Avatar
    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.
    10-12-2013 01:18 PM
  10. Botti's Avatar
    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.
    10-12-2013 01:27 PM
  11. iceman64's Avatar
    Note 3 vs Note 2 speaker test

    10-12-2013 01:32 PM
  12. mountainman's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk now Free
    10-12-2013 01:36 PM
  13. zmann's Avatar
    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.

    10-12-2013 02:09 PM
  14. climb's Avatar
    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
    10-12-2013 03:51 PM
  15. crester's Avatar
    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!

    Posted via Android Central App
    zmann likes this.
    10-12-2013 04:36 PM
  16. deejayburnout's Avatar
    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.
    10-12-2013 04:46 PM
  17. GtoJon's Avatar
    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
    10-12-2013 04:55 PM
  18. dakeb's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk 2
    zmann, msndrstood and crester like this.
    10-12-2013 05:09 PM
  19. jackwagon06's Avatar
    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

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-12-2013 05:41 PM
  20. Adam McKay's Avatar
    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
    11-07-2013 09:22 PM
  21. DINGSTER1's Avatar
    @jackwagon: yes the yea volume works on speaker. Also have you updated to the update that came out yesterday? Supposed to have sound enhancements.

    Sent from my iPad
    11-07-2013 09:49 PM
  22. pre1561's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my GT-P7510 using Tapatalk 4
    11-07-2013 09:54 PM
  23. wrich2005's Avatar
    Same as an S4 I'd say

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-07-2013 09:56 PM
  24. Mrlovkim's Avatar
    Mine sounds fine. Use it more then my ipoh touch to listen to music.

    Sent from my beast,The Note 3 SM-N9005.
    11-08-2013 02:27 AM
  25. Crisdean's Avatar
    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.
    11-08-2013 04:34 AM
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