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  1. jcp007's Avatar
    Having had a few Samsung phones I can't say that mic quality has ever been bad for me.

    Besides, the specific issue that was brought up was "the other person hearing themselves" due to the proximity of the mic and speaker. I have definitely NOT had that happen on a Samsung before. Maybe others have.....
    Never had an issue either.
    03-09-2015 07:17 PM
  2. Marzzo66p's Avatar
    I have had the S3&S4 but was not into the S5,but I have to say that all your phones I buy over the last year or two were the 3.5mm jack is,or has been, on top of each phone, as I prefer it that way, now that the S6 is showing in previews and videos,I like the looks and spec's of the S6,as the phone and tablets I have are the nexus5, and nexus7 and are Qi Compatible, so most of the bloat of the S6,is taken out by Samsung,and it is 1of the top 3 phones I am thinking about buying the LGG4,is the second phone, and the 3d is the premium LG phone out by august or second half of this year!?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-09-2015 07:38 PM
  3. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    Never had issues with the mic.
    However, one time the other party said they couldn't hear me. I googled bad mic note 2, and the solution was to take a pin and slightly poke the mic hole.
    Yep, it was plugged.
    03-09-2015 08:23 PM
  4. clintw22's Avatar
    Having had a few Samsung phones I can't say that mic quality has ever been bad for me.

    Besides, the specific issue that was brought up was "the other person hearing themselves" due to the proximity of the mic and speaker. I have definitely NOT had that happen on a Samsung before. Maybe others have.....
    It's new for the s6 because they moved the speaker to the bottom and now it's right next to the microphone. That's why I brought it up. Before now, the speaker has been on the back side.
    03-09-2015 08:36 PM
  5. warpdrive's Avatar
    It's new for the s6 because they moved the speaker to the bottom and now it's right next to the microphone. That's why I brought it up. Before now, the speaker has been on the back side.
    How many complaints have you heard about the iPhone 6/6+? The mic isn't that much farther away. The 5s is in the same boat. I'm not seeing any real complaints.

    Posted via Android Central App using the all new HTC One (m8)
    03-09-2015 08:56 PM
  6. clintw22's Avatar
    Big difference but what do I know.
    Attached Thumbnails Samsung Galaxy S6 The headphone port has finally moved to the bottom-1425953075129.jpg ย 
    03-09-2015 09:04 PM
  7. jcp007's Avatar
    Big difference but what do I know.
    Two rows of speaker grill. Better place than the back. I like having the charging port, headphone jack and external speaker as well as mic on the bottom. It gives the phone an overall cleaner, more unified look.
    03-09-2015 09:09 PM
  8. clintw22's Avatar
    I do too I am pumped they moved the speaker to the bottom I just asked if having the speaker that close to the mic would hurt. ๐Ÿ˜‚
    03-10-2015 04:51 AM
  9. jcp007's Avatar
    I do too I am pumped they moved the speaker to the bottom I just asked if having the speaker that close to the mic would hurt.
    I don't see the conflict. Play music. External speaker. Phone on speaker phone. mic. My point is that the design unification is not restricted to the slimmed down TouchWiz with the unfied color scheme for call and for texts as an example.
    03-10-2015 05:51 AM
  10. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    It's new for the s6 because they moved the speaker to the bottom and now it's right next to the microphone. That's why I brought it up. Before now, the speaker has been on the back side.
    So you think that little bit of extra distance would make a huge difference? The speaker is loud enough to be heard on any part of the phone at any given time. The G3, for example, has a 1 watt speaker that gets pretty darn loud. Never had issues with it. The M7/M8 have front facing stereo speakers that are also pretty loud, again no issues. The S5 was measured to have a pretty loud speaker too IIRC.

    Phone speakers are loud enough when used to be heard by you, and you're a few feet away. Even on the largest phones the mic is only ~6" away from the speaker at most. Looking at it from that perspective leads me to believe that it will not be an issue at all (actually, I went from maybe a little bit of a possibility to doesn't seem like a possibility at allโ€‹).
    03-10-2015 10:51 AM
  11. clintw22's Avatar
    Smh. All I was asking was since the microphone is 1/4 of a inch from the speaker or less, if you talk to someone on speakerphone, if they will hear themselves more than us.
    03-10-2015 11:14 AM
  12. warpdrive's Avatar
    Smh. All I was asking was since the microphone is 1/4 of a inch from the speaker or less, if you talk to someone on speakerphone, if they will hear themselves more than us.
    SMH. And you have been repeatedly informed of the answer.
    The question now is, can you accept it?

    Posted via Android Central App using the all new HTC One (m8)
    03-10-2015 11:25 AM
  13. Almeuit's Avatar
    Smh. All I was asking was since the microphone is 1/4 of a inch from the speaker or less, if you talk to someone on speakerphone, if they will hear themselves more than us.
    I have an iPhone 6 + with this setup -- The answer is no. My GF mainly talks on speaker .. when talking I hear myself at the start for .. 0.2 sec and it kicks in the cancellation .. after that .. I don't hear myself anymore.
    03-10-2015 02:44 PM
  14. clintw22's Avatar
    Ok thank you for your help.
    03-10-2015 03:45 PM
  15. jcp007's Avatar
    The next iteration needs a external speaker at the top.
    03-10-2015 07:06 PM
  16. clintw22's Avatar
    SMH. And you have been repeatedly informed of the answer.
    The question now is, can you accept it?

    Posted via Android Central App using the all new HTC One (m8)
    I asked the question once and have accepted the answer since then. U need to accept what has made u so butthurt about this question. ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚
    03-10-2015 08:35 PM
  17. warpdrive's Avatar
    The next iteration needs a external speaker at the top.
    The reason it is on the bottom is so that the sound bounces off the bottom of your palm on your hand. If placed at the top it will not bounce on anything if held in your hand and thus be lower in volume.

    On the S4 and the S5 the speaker was on the lower back so it too can bounce off your hands but was bad if placed on your bed. On the S3 the speaker was at the rear top by the camera and thus bounced off of nothing and got bad reviews because of this. The S6 solves this problem by having it on the bottom.

    Regardless, nothing beats front firing speakers. Maybe one day Samsung will learn.

    Posted via Android Central App using the all new HTC One (m8)
    03-10-2015 11:42 PM
  18. jcp007's Avatar
    The reason it is on the bottom is so that the sound bounces off the bottom of your palm on your hand. If placed at the top it will not bounce on anything if held in your hand and thus be lower in volume.

    On the S4 and the S5 the speaker was on the lower back so it too can bounce off your hands but was bad if placed on your bed. On the S3 the speaker was at the rear top by the camera and thus bounced off of nothing and got bad reviews because of this. The S6 solves this problem by having it on the bottom.

    Regardless, nothing beats front firing speakers. Maybe one day Samsung will learn.

    Posted via Android Central App using the all new HTC One (m8)
    I'm thinking that if there were an external speaker at the top and leave the one at the bottom. That way you get stereo speakers without looking too much like the M9. Maybe Samsung could partner with Bose and still have just the external speaker at the bottom. Just trying to think of a way to get great sound.
    03-11-2015 05:55 AM
  19. warpdrive's Avatar
    I'm thinking that if there were an external speaker at the top and leave the one at the bottom. That way you get stereo speakers without looking too much like the M9. Maybe Samsung could partner with Bose and still have just the external speaker at the bottom. Just trying to think of a way to get great sound.
    In that case, top and bottom is better even without Bose. It can't be that hard to implement, it's just important that Samsung hears this from its fans.
    Twitter is your friend in this, and an email to some phone websites are in order.

    If you can convince editors of android websites, then they will repeat how the best smartphone today still has the worst sound on Android. Just think what the S7 will be like if they cheapen out and just do what is on the nexus 6 or do as you say and add a speaker on the top.

    That is an awesome idea and I'm glad that I'm not the only one who wishes for this.

    Posted via Android Central App using the all new HTC One (m8)
    03-11-2015 06:31 AM
  20. clevin's Avatar
    Big difference but what do I know.
    obviously there are enough differentiation factors, especially on s6 Edge. And AFAIK, apple didn't patent a metal side with a bit curve.

    Still, I can't help but wondering, why didn't sammy simply use Note 4's design for the side?
    03-11-2015 06:45 AM
  21. Inders99's Avatar
    Just trying to think of a way to get great sound.
    If you want great sound you'll have to attach a pair of these to your phone:
    Attached Thumbnails Samsung Galaxy S6 The headphone port has finally moved to the bottom-klipsch.jpg ย 
    03-11-2015 06:57 AM
  22. jcp007's Avatar
    If you want great sound you'll have to attach a pair of these to your phone:
    Funny. BT connectivity to my vehicle with 12 speakers is better.
    03-11-2015 08:00 PM
  23. Haalcyon's Avatar
    If you want great sound, this is actually what you need:
    Attached Thumbnails Samsung Galaxy S6 The headphone port has finally moved to the bottom-1427578257727.jpg ย 
    03-28-2015 04:31 PM
  24. AndroidBlizzard's Avatar
    My original title of this thread was

    "Here is one feature of the galaxy S6 no one is talking about"

    Now it has changed to

    "Samsung Galaxy S6 headphone port has finally moved to the bottom"

    LOL
    03-28-2015 05:11 PM
  25. Vampsrock's Avatar
    Personally it is a complete pain in the proverbial. If I put my phone in a pocket it's a breast pocket rightway up or in my bag rightway up so having the jack at the top is the only answer for it to be used not just the most logical. Putting your phone in something upside down seems just plain odd to me. As does putting it in a back pocket where it is vulnerable to theft from pickpockets, breakage (ie if you sit on it) and just plain uncomfortable.

    Also, when not using earphones I have a dust plug in the socket and this now just looks plain weird as well as stopping the phone standing straight in an upright position and means that having a pretty dangly thing on the end of it is not possible anymore so aestetically it is annoying!

    However saying all that I do still love my S6 so I just forgo using wired earphones (I listen to music at home on speaker), but this means that I am missing out on a major function of my device until such time I spend more money on wireless earphones...
    09-15-2015 05:42 PM
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