What kind of audio format do you use for testing freqvencies? Do you use loseless format like Waw(PCM 16Bits 44hz or 48hz)?
I did not have time to read all of the comments already posted, so this request might be a duplicate.
Can you also measure noise levels for normal speaker (not the speakerphone)? Because in a noisy bus, or on a sidewalk of a busy street that sound level is quite important, too.
please make a Speakerphone loudness test for Samsung W880 AMOLED...Thanks
May be a rating could be given based on these so many features like noise, cross talk and all so that a common user need not have to understand what does these lines mean but just get a fair idea depending on rating
....i have a question phones like the nokia 6233,sony ricsson w595....where do you put the sound tester????????because i know that the speakers are far apart plus the sony ericsson w595 has speakers on the top an the bottom soooooo aint one of the stereo speakers face directly towards it cause i noticed that the w595 is the loudest in sony ericsson.... phones that have there speaker facing upwards like the sony ericsson w760...do you put the sound tester thing 1 metre up in the air????LOL
yeah, my G502 has great speaker. the sound so stereo and loud even almost surround with mono speaker.
Not happy Jan!, 30 Oct 2009Hell no this test is very wrong, I have a 5800XM. Very exellent speakers, and a lot louder tha... moreThose tests are all about the device's "HEADPHONE" output jack quality "just the quality" even not loudness mentioned!! and those test have nothing to do with the speaker loudness and its quality,
AND, i have to mention here, their tests are fair and tells you 99 percent of the realism(save that 1percent for their test equipment calibration)
Hell no this test is very wrong, I have a 5800XM. Very exellent speakers, and a lot louder than f480, YES a HELL of a lot louder. I also noticed that w595 se, is like the loudest. Nope. i saw about +3 phones that are louder, yes thats true. i tested 5800 vs w595, hello 5800 won, (pink noise testing) but yet GSMarena say otherwise, and the calling of 5800 is very loud to.
Maybe when gsm arena do these tests the dont think about the different locations of the speakers and the number of speakers too.
The 5800 only has speakers on the left side (thats fine by me,) w595 has speaker top and bottom. Did they figure out that sitting the w595 on a table and putting the noise tester facing the bottom or the top would totally get a different reading from 5800?
I hope that they fix these and point the noise-o-meter facing the speakers.
Anonymous, 04 Jul 2009Sorry GSM...
This test is awful...
I'm very on to this music loudness crap, and i know t... more"N96 is loud from the N95 8GB in 10Db?! LMFAO i check it alot of times, the 8GB is slightly louder...."
Where in the review they said about the loudness????????
Thats the noise level value which has bigger value on n96 than n95, which means n96 has lower background hiss, ... do a search first and learn something before you post anything, Id10T.
Anonymous, 05 Jul 2009I think i know whats wrong with the tests!
The GSM Device only measure the loudest tone tha... moreI completely agree with you, they measuring the sound specs at highest possible volume. e.g. any samsung devices they tested have a graph which shows you the bass is cuted at 50-60Hz, but thats not true.
I have a samsung i8910 HD right now and did some audio test on my own, i just downloaded some very low audio test signals (from 10-300Hz)
I would say this phone is capable to play sound as low as 15Hz and you could even hear that with pair of good headphones. I also checked with a spectrum analyser, the audio level would drop a bit (-1.5db)below 30Hz at very high volumes but wont CUT OFF as review says:
The bass line is so good comparing with my decent ("what hifi?" magazine five star passed) portable CD player
I think it would be better they measure the audio in mid volumes. Some phones which measured in good audio graph (like iphone 3gs and nokia N97) may have lower sound level(volume) then the ones with shaky audio graph especially at bass levels, because high sound levels are difficult to drive by a portable device's amplifire especially at very low ferquency bass levels. Thats why some devices like samsungs which generally have DNSe technology turn the bass down at high volumes to prevent intermodulation distortion.
Trusting my hearing, i think other things measured correctly like S/N ratio, distortion levels and IMD,...
hey, just stumbled upon this little article... and im just going to say that its going to be a life saver!!!
i work in a phone shop and you dont understand how many people (generally old) come in and ask how loud the phone is!!!
top marks :D
carm, 21 Jul 2009i am hard of hearing.I must say it has been a NIGHTMARE to find out from ANY manufactures, sho... morenokia 6110 navigator has very loud speakers and has very good quality. You cant trust this gsmarena sound test results because according to the results 6110 navigator has very low volume which is very incorrect. Its very frustrating cos when i buy a phone that has a good camera it probably have crap speaker like k800i. But i must warn you 6110 nav camera is rubbish and the volume of the earphones are to low.
i am hard of hearing.I must say it has been a NIGHTMARE to find out from ANY manufactures, shops and web sites, which phones are the loudest and best clarity for the hard of hearing people.
can any one help ...no they can't... it is driving me mad.
can any one give me a short list of just 5 handsets i can try out thats is good on volume and clarity.
shops just can't be bothered or offer the chance to get the handset out to try out for volume before you buy.
This site is the closest i've come to to find out.
THANK YOU GSMA
I think i know whats wrong with the tests!
The GSM Device only measure the loudest tone that the phone produce in the sample...
Most of the SE phones known by their several Loud high Tons in some songs, but actually the average DBs are way lower than the Nokia's compedetors...
Its 1 options, the other option is that GSM dont use the Full Equaliser sets, or even decrease the phones volume in order to have fine quality.
GSM, Il be glad if you will answer me about the Equaliser and Volume issues, here, or in my E-Mail email@example.com
sib, 06 Oct 2007kk you are right about the loudspeaker test, as what came to my understanding t650 is the loud... more"
kk you are right about the loudspeaker test, as what came to my understanding t650 is the loudest when music is played which is incorrect also D900 is no where near to 6233. GSMARENA please clarify the results in your reviews as to how loud is the sound in comparison and what is your ratings!!
No walkman phone in audio testing :-)
You right, its absoloutly incorrcet..
I have 2 friends which have 6233 and T650, The 6233 ruined the T650, i hardly noticed that the T650 was playing music near to the 6233.
the 6233 is more than Twice louder than the T650.
This test is awful...
I'm very on to this music loudness crap, and i know the loudness of lots of mobiles, so i can tell that your test is comletly wrong i can swear..
N96 is loud from the N95 8GB in 10Db?! LMFAO i check it alot of times, the 8GB is slightly louder....
The G502 is 6Dbs more than the 6233?! LOL even more funny
Warm suggestions, GSM, delete this awful list so you wont mislead more ppls.
Thank you very very much GSMArena, very nice and detail reviews, keep up the good work.