Geralt-of-Trivia, 07 May 2018It's nice to have, but I really just don't care. I mostly use headphones to listen to music or... moreTrue. It doesn't matter. What matters most is the sound quality that the phone delivers through the headset or Bluetooth speaker not on its built in loud speaker.
It's nice to have, but I really just don't care. I mostly use headphones to listen to music or watch movies anyway. My tablet does even have stereo speakers (albeit in a useless configuration) but it rarely gets used.
Anonymous, 06 May 2018S9? Really? Samsung speakers have been a joke, don't know about the S9 really but I can't imag... moreYeah, the S7 and S8 have nearly the same speaker quality but the S9 definitely raises the bar. It's still not as good as the Axon 7, or even the HTC M8 to be frank. Check the reviews, or see one in action in stores.
The Pixel 2 has two loudspeakers, and they're front-firing. That automatically makes it better than most phones. However, each speaker is not very big and not very loud. If you look at the iFixit/Teardowns you will actually see that the Pixel 2 does not need the bezels as it can accomodate the same speakers, like the Pixel 2XL, in a very small bezel.
The LG G7 apparently has one the largest speakers out there. And it apparently amplifies its sound by using the inside of the phone as a resonance chamber. The problem is that its still a single (ie Mono) speaker, and it is facing downwards... putting the music AWAY from your ears and easily blocked by your palms. I have yet to get some hands on, hence why I'm reserving final judgment.
The iPhone X does something similar to the LG G7, just in a smaller scale. So it is one of the better sounding phones, but shouldn't win any awards. The Sony XZ2 uses my preferred stereo-speakers and front-firing orientation. However, they have really DOWNGRADED the chamber and speakers. The older SONY Z5 was much richer and much louder. Still, the new and expensive and very underwhelming SONY XZ2 is about on-par with the iPhone X.
The Razer Phone has slightly better quality/richer sound than the ZTE Axon 7 AND the Razer Phone is also noticeably louder. But they screwed up by removing the headset port.
I don't care for stereo speakers.
Lightning McQueen, 06 May 2018Why not just buy the iPad pro. Got 2 pairs of stereo speaker that doubles the loudness, clarit... moreahm is ipad pro a phone ?
by your logic buy dolby atmos 11.2 home system
great clarity and bass (btw ipad and bass in one sentence is a joke)
xperia is the king of stereo speakers.
sony implement android stereo speaker first.
sony is the best.
the other brands are just copying sony
Why is there no mencening of Nokia, my wife has the 8 and the Audio recording (Ozo 360) is amazing, playback ower a propper sourround set-up is a thing. I dont know but I feel the Nokia with its Ozo recording and the Razer phones super stereo speakers should have gotten a mention in this artical.
Aaahh.. Cherished the old times with stereo speakers.. The Moto E398 pioneered it.. Followed by the E1000 and A1000.. The loudest phone I had was the Nokia 6233.. Used it as a boombox when I'm with friends.. Sometimes I even switched off the car stereo and had the 6233 blast out my mp3 at max volume instead.. Good times.. Nokia please create a phone with the legendary N91 DAC coupled with the 6233 speakers.. It will be a godsend
vijay krishnan, 06 May 2018I am a big fan of srereo speakers. I wish my Oneplus 3T had stereo speakers (I was using HTC O... moreI just got a Nokia 808 to compensate for terrible resolution and harsh quality photos
I am a big fan of srereo speakers. I wish my Oneplus 3T had stereo speakers (I was using HTC One M8 and HTC One ME previously). Miss the stereo speakers in HTC devices.
Reently bought a Nokia 6270 (I had a Nokia 6270 10 years back) to compensate for the stereo speakers of my Oneplus 3T.
Ash, 06 May 2018Front facing stereo speakers over notches or edge anyday.
HTC plaese bring back the HTC one design.Wholly agree.
HTC please bring back HTC One M8 stereo speakers setup. Couple that with U series' acoustic chamber design, should wipe the floor with the competition.
Anonymous, 06 May 2018If you are in a crowded place use headphones, other people probably don’t want your noise pollution Yet those other people being in that crowded place means they themselves are noise pollution. Go figure.
I don't really care, i think the 3.5 headphone is more important, 'cause when i want to hear music non by headphones i use an external aplifier
I have a budget Lenovo Vibe K4 Note aka Vibe X3 Lite, equipped with two high quality front-facing speakers and 3.5mm jack. Win-win for me.
Why Lenovo never release a true successor is beyond me. K5N, K6N, K8N all lack awesome front stereo speakers. Bummer.
They gotta resurrect their Vibe X series and launch a successor to the high-end Vibe X3.
Vibe X4 with flagship-level camera, chipset, screen on top of superb audio system would be a winner.
sergyu, 06 May 2018i really love stereo speakers.. that's why i still have my n95 n73 5700 x3 6234 6110N w995 w59... moreIf you are in a crowded place use headphones, other people probably don’t want your noise pollution
I got Nokia N86 back then with AMOLED screen, stereo speaker, wide angle camera + dual LED flash, and a BUILT-IN KICKSTAND.
Something I rarely see in a phone these days.
The first phone I had with stereo speakers was the X3-00. Great phone for audio listening. After that I went for the Live With Walkman. Until today, I haven't heard of a phone with this powerful audio.
Then, after three phones without stereo speakers (and with average speaker quality), I decided to go back to the stereo setup and I'm glad with that, it's one of those specs I need on a phone. But the G7 with its audio setup could be a great option for me.
Anonymous, 06 May 2018I find it very stupid when phone manufacturers incluee amplifiers for mono speakers (also in t... moreNeither of those beat the s9 for sure.
As well as the was also the axon 7 and the alcatel idol 4s .which both also were better than those and petty much most others
Anonymous, 06 May 2018It is absolutely not a gimmick. Stereo Speakers are amazing when used once. I had the HTC One ... moreI have hopesfor the pixel 3 but at the same time know it will probably be same disappointing over priced iPhone the pixel 2 was
It's so sad that in 2009 the samsung omnia HD had what was closer to or possibly the best sounding speakers on a phone at the time. .. and it took them all the way until 2018 with the s9 pair to finally finally bring them back to their main phone line up.
At least they are again some of the best sounding anf poddible running for best.