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    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
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    Hmm, I own the 920 and have no issue with speaker quality, may want to relax until YOU actually try one
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    My speaker sounds better on my Lumia 920 than it did on my Samsung Focus. That's the only comparison I care about :)
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    awesome speakers here..
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    No problems here. Not a lot of difference between Samsung g3 and Nokia lumia 920.
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    When you read the article, it specifically mentions that the audio output for the 'ringer' is low when receiving calls... which I guess I can agree with, but it is still better than my Focus.
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    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?
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    Strange. My 920 is louder and sounds better than my 900 did and the 900 was pretty good. I just watched a movie in bed on Netflix last night in fact and it sounded great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maverick786us View Post
    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?
    To be honest S2 and iphone 5 have better and louder speaker than lumia , although lumia speaker is realy good ! !
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    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.
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    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by maverick786us View Post
    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?
    I wouldn't jump the gun and head right to the conspiracy theories. Look up and down the board, the 920 is riddled with some major and some minor issues. Not everyone who writes a negative about the 920 is paid off. On top of the fact that he's criticizing NOKIA, the hardware manufacturer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maverick786us View Post
    ...Is GSMArena paid by IOS or android to post bad review on Nokia?
    I would give this some traction IF they just gave their opinion but they hard fact based numbers. We can't call the biased card every time a review gives less than glowing reviews of our product.

    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by maverick786us View Post
    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?
    they rated the iPhone 5 speaker on par (below average) as the 920...
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    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.
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    are these numbers related to harware wise or could be software also ?!
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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.
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    It could be about the fact that audio is mono and not stereo. But that can be fixed in a future update
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    I think the speaker volume can get quite loud with music, but I think that the speaker phone (for phone calls) is low.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ncxcstud View Post
    My speaker sounds better on my Lumia 920 than it did on my Samsung Focus. That's the only comparison I care about :)

    +1

    The quality of the built-in speaker is so far down on the list for me its not even worthy of mention. Anyway, all cell phone speakers suck! How can you expect to get big sound out of such a small speaker.
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    What's important is the sound QUALITY at your NORMAL LISTENING LEVEL. Nobody gives a damn how loud it sounds if the sound is all distorted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsquared View Post
    +1

    The quality of the built-in speaker is so far down on the list for me its not even worthy of mention. Anyway, all cell phone speakers suck! How can you expect to get big sound out of such a small speaker.
    My Lumia 900's call speaker quality is excellent. L920 having stereo should be even better
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    Quote Originally Posted by TK2011 View Post
    What's important is the sound QUALITY at your NORMAL LISTENING LEVEL. Nobody gives a damn how loud it sounds if the sound is all distorted.
    Loud and Clear!!!
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsquared View Post
    The quality of the built-in speaker is so far down on the list for me its not even worthy of mention. Anyway, all cell phone speakers suck! How can you expect to get big sound out of such a small speaker.
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