- 12-05-2012, 09:40 AM #1
According to GSMArena Lumia 920's speaker quality is below average. WTF? I thought it will have better speaker quality than Lumia 920. Is it something limited to hardware or a firmware update will improve the quality? It even says that audio output isn't great or worthy of the flagship status of the device
- 12-05-2012, 10:15 AM #7
Thats why I am surprised when I read Roger's review they stated that the speaker quality is miles better than Galaxy S2. Is GSMArena paid by IOS or android to post bad review on Nokia?
- 12-05-2012, 10:26 AM #10
I have no issues with my speakers. It's a really amazing change from the iPhone especially when playing a game or video. No more cupping my hand to try and direct every last bit of sound with the speakers cranked up.
- 12-05-2012, 10:31 AM #11
Right now I would agree,
Compared to my 2010 Samsung Focus...the 920 wins
Compared to my 900....the 920 is worse, even asked nokia care about this issue but they told me to try hitting the volume button (rolls eyes)
Some 920 are worse than others...I had a black 920 that was fine, but my cyan 920 was worse...bad batch? quality control?
- 12-05-2012, 10:43 AM #12
- 12-05-2012, 10:44 AM #13
BTW: If they were paid by Apple, I'd think they would give them some a ranking higher than 9 out of 10!
FYI: The Lumia 820 did better in their test
Speakerphone test Voice, dB Pink noise/ Music, dB Ringing phone, dB Overal score Nokia Lumia 920 61.6 64.8 65.8 Below Average Apple iPhone 5 66.8 66.1 67.7 Below Average HTC One X 65.1 66.0 75.8 Average Nokia Lumia 820 67.2 66.6 70.7 Average Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III 75.1 66.5 75.0 Good Samsung Note II N7100 70.0 66.6 80.5 Good HTC Windows Phone 8X 66.5 66.6 75.7 Good Motorola RAZR XT910 74.7 66.6 82.1 Very Good LG Optimus G 74.6 71.3 82.7 Excellent Samsung Ativ S 73.7 73.5 82.7 Excellent
This is how they do their test
GSMArena feature labs: The tests - GSMArena.com
- 12-05-2012, 10:48 AM #15
Thanks to the OP about bringing up this subject!
The same website did a review for the 900...and according to their numbers the 900 was louder than my 920...now its not just me going crazy with my unscientific "I think its lower"
Nokia 900 Review:
Nokia Lumia 900 review: Europass - GSMArena.com
Speakerphone test Voice, dB Pink noise/ Music, dB Ringing phone, dB Overall score Apple iPhone 4 65.1 60.3 66.2 Below Average Samsung Galaxy Nexus 66.2 60.5 69.0 Below Average Apple iPhone 4S 65.8 64.5 74.6 Average Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II 70.0 66.6 75.7 Good LG Optimus 4X HD 68.7 66.6 79.3 Good Nokia Lumia 900 70.7 68.7 75.2 Good Motorola RAZR XT910 74.7 66.6 82.1 Very Good LG Prada 3.0 66.7 65.6 75.7 Good HTC Desire 76.6 75.7 84.6 Excellent
Notice how the the 920 scored lower in all categories.
12-05-2012, 11:03 AM #17
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The only review that anyone can ever trust, is the one they do for themselves while actually holding the item being reviewed...
I would always use these sorts of reviews as an aggregate - pick the info that you are curious about, then go physically try the device somewhere to see for yourself.
It doesn't matter *who* does the reviews you read - they are all skewed in one way or another, as personal opinion is exactly what the reviews really end up being. Even if they have numbers showing decibel levels etc., how the phone actually sounds in person will be all that counts.
My opinion? I think it has pretty good speakers for a phone, and am happy with it.
- 12-05-2012, 11:35 AM #20
- 12-05-2012, 12:13 PM #24
Look at it this way.. Some of the most popular phones have "below average" rating, while Ativ S which doesn't even exist yet outside media and Optimus G (WTF is that) both have excellent quality.
- 12-05-2012, 12:16 PM #25
if( the problem doesnt affect me)
state that the users feed back is irrelevant and not important (batteries, build quality, screen brightness, volume and etc,WP7 incompatibilities MS Accounts, apps crashing and etc). In extreme case, imply that the affected user is over-reacting and he/she should just get over it...hint that they aren't normal
Raise and issue and deem it as important.
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