Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > HTC One X/XL

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old April 22nd, 2012, 03:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 13
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 4
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Question Low speaker volume on super duper HTC One X

Hi, I've just started out with my first Android phone.. and its very good so far, yes you have to keep on top of battery usage but I'll cope...

Its just the volume of the handset, its too low to hear in busy conditions.. I've got it set to maximum ?? Anyone know of any hacks or apps that can give the sound output a bit more ooomph...

Anyone?

Advertisements
robandis is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old April 22nd, 2012, 03:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
anoniemouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Button Moon
Posts: 1,492
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC Wildfire S. Previous devices: HTC One X, HTC Desire
Carrier: EE

Thanks: 38
Thanked 227 Times in 209 Posts
Default

I would take it back to where you got it from m8, mine is loud enough for people to hear by the side of me.
It sounds like your handset may be a bit iffy if you can't hear it properly.
__________________
Sign up for a free 2gb Dropbox account use this link & get an extra 500mb free http://db.tt/L0HnVSEh
anoniemouse is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 22nd, 2012, 05:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 13
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 4
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Thanks anoniemouse, I'm not sure, it might be my hearing that may be a bit faulty maybe lol. But I know there are tweaks on the iPhone that access the core speakers and thus increase the volume level, don't know if there's a similar app for my HTC??
robandis is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 22nd, 2012, 06:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 33
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

I've found that the ringtone volume, notification volume and alarm volume are all far too low. I'm missing calls and texts all the time and I overslept the other day because the alarm didn't wake me up. I've got the settings on max. Is there any way of increasing the volume because the speakers can obviously handle it. My desire HD was much louder than this
camel_chops is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to camel_chops For This Useful Post:
robandis (April 23rd, 2012)
Old April 23rd, 2012, 05:03 AM   #5 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 13
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 4
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Cheers mate its not just me then...
robandis is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 23rd, 2012, 05:44 AM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 292
 
Device(s): HTC One, HTC Desire HD, Asus Transformer Prime
Carrier: 3 Mobile

Thanks: 19
Thanked 55 Times in 46 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by camel_chops View Post
I've found that the ringtone volume, notification volume and alarm volume are all far too low. I'm missing calls and texts all the time and I overslept the other day because the alarm didn't wake me up. I've got the settings on max. Is there any way of increasing the volume because the speakers can obviously handle it. My desire HD was much louder than this
i generally think you guys have faulty handsets...

The desire HD comment makes me lean that way, my one x is definitely louder than my desire HD. The speaker on the desire hd was one of the worst points of the phone, and if you old one is louder than your one x then something is off.

Maybe go into a store and play around with a test one x to compare the sound levels to your own to confirm if yours has issues.
Netherdragon is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 23rd, 2012, 06:15 AM   #7 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 36
 
Device(s): HTC Desire HD
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 3
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Default

The speakers on the one x are much louder for watching video content or music etc than it was on the desire HD. The problem is with the notification volume. Hence my comment that the speakers can handle it. I don't think it is my handset because I've seen numerous reviews online that have said the notification volume is a problem. I just hope they release a fix soon
Camel Chops is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 23rd, 2012, 08:52 AM   #8 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 69
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 7
Thanked 27 Times in 16 Posts
Default

I find the GPS navigation volume to be very low. Everything else is fine
gordongartrell is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 25th, 2012, 08:35 AM   #9 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 48
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 3
Thanked 9 Times in 4 Posts
Default

I'm finding the volume so much better than my previous Sensation
puppy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 27th, 2012, 09:02 AM   #10 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: London
Posts: 11
 
Device(s): HTC One X
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Camel Chops View Post
The speakers on the one x are much louder for watching video content or music etc than it was on the desire HD. The problem is with the notification volume. Hence my comment that the speakers can handle it. I don't think it is my handset because I've seen numerous reviews online that have said the notification volume is a problem. I just hope they release a fix soon
I agree, my notification volume is pants. Speaker volume is much better than my Desire HD, I find myself turning down the volume in calls. I think it might just be the ringtones that are on the One X that are low, however I have not tried downloading any ringtones or notification to test this theory. Try the snooze alarm notification. I find that to be extremely LOUD.
teflonoj is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old April 28th, 2012, 01:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 2
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

The speaker VOLUME is to low.....and that is one very big draw back for sure!!!!!
tbird57 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old May 8th, 2012, 10:26 AM   #12 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Unhappy

Same here, when on a phone call with a little bit of background noise (traffic, music, bar, etc.) I virtually have to crawl into the phone to be able to hear anything. It is REALLY annoying. The ring tone is very low as well. Had the same problem with my Desire and was expecting HTC to have fixed this by now, but unfortunately not :-(.
kauboy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old May 28th, 2012, 11:15 AM   #13 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 183
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 13
Thanked 28 Times in 25 Posts
Default

This is true. The single rear speaker on this HTC One X is really bad. Seems like the thinner they make them the worse the speaker gets. I would rather the phone be 1-2mm thicker and have a better speaker along with a longer lasting battery which could be replaced then taking a thinner phone with a non-replaceable battery with a rear speaker that is there just for looks or bragging rights.

I was at Costco and at a telecom company trying out the phone earlier on today. In neither place was I able to hear anything out of that rear speaker until I literally put the thing to my ear and I have good ears too.
androidexpat is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old May 29th, 2012, 11:48 AM   #14 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 28
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 6
Thanked 8 Times in 5 Posts
Default

I don't know if you have tried the following menu: setting > sound > volumes

Then there are sliders that allow independent adjustment of volume levels for

1) music, games and other media

2) ringtone and other notifications

3) alarms
Paul_59 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old May 29th, 2012, 01:40 PM   #15 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 22
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Default

Mine's loud as shit. When I'm talking to people on the phone I keep trying to turn the volume down because it's so loud but it won't go any lower.
bentroxell is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old May 29th, 2012, 10:29 PM   #16 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 2
 
Device(s): HTC ONE X
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Low Ext Speaker

Mine is pretty quiet as well, I even purchased Volume+ today all the reviews said the app was great but I cannot really tell a difference.
I think after bumping the setting up it made it alittle louder, but not much.
The Voice Nav is extremely quiet. I have to put it to my ear to hear it?

My old HTC Touch Pro 2 Was super loud, I thought this phone was supposed to be loud too? I don't think all of us got defective phones.
JColorado is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old May 30th, 2012, 05:50 AM   #17 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 11
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I don`t have any volume issues on mine. In call volume is loud and notifications volume is loud enough to hear clearly too. Try changing the notification tone, some are louder than others
UKProdrive340 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 12th, 2012, 09:57 AM   #18 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

FWIW, I had the volume issue as well. Could barely hear the speaker and even the headphone jack was much lower than I would have expected. I took it to the AT&T store for exchange because the display was much louder than mine. When I did the factory reset to clear all of my data, the volume suddenly started working normally. I just kept the phone. Not sure what that was about, but the factory reset corrected the issue for me.
daronj5 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 13th, 2012, 01:16 AM   #19 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
stuters's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: sussex uk
Posts: 67
 
Device(s): Sony xperia Z1
Carrier: 3 uk

Thanks: 7
Thanked 11 Times in 9 Posts
Default

HTC are aware of an issue with the volume and have released a software update 1.29 however as far as I am aware its only been released on unbranded phones..
stuters is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 21st, 2012, 02:18 AM   #20 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
DesireMe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Strathaven
Posts: 777
 
Device(s): HTC Desire. Miui XJ
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 70
Thanked 79 Times in 62 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gordongartrell View Post
I find the GPS navigation volume to be very low. Everything else is fine
Just used my HOX for GPS yesterday, it was very low, so low in fact you cannot hear the navigation over the sound of the engine and it was no noisy V8 or clattering diesel.

I'm really disappointed. I used the navigation constantly on my Desire.

Is there a way to get the volume louder for the GPS (Google) Navigation

EDIT: I'm on branded T-Mobile, 1.29.110.11
DesireMe is offline  
Last edited by DesireMe; June 21st, 2012 at 02:24 AM.
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old June 30th, 2012, 09:27 PM   #21 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 2
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by stuters View Post
HTC are aware of an issue with the volume and have released a software update 1.29 however as far as I am aware its only been released on unbranded phones..
do you know if that fixed the problem? I did not have the low volume until the 1.85 OTA update.
tbird57 is offline  
Last edited by tbird57; June 30th, 2012 at 09:30 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old July 3rd, 2012, 08:52 PM   #22 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
BigCiX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: California
Posts: 3,548
 
Device(s): Nexus 5
Carrier: at&t

Thanks: 44
Thanked 361 Times in 270 Posts
Default

I just noticed today that my volume for my ringtones and notifications are really low. At least HTC is aware of it.
__________________
I hate pg&e!!!!
BigCiX is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old July 3rd, 2012, 11:42 PM   #23 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
BigCiX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: California
Posts: 3,548
 
Device(s): Nexus 5
Carrier: at&t

Thanks: 44
Thanked 361 Times in 270 Posts
Default

For everyone having low speaker volume....just backup all your data and apps and then do a factory reset. My phone ringtone/notifications are super loud!!!
BigCiX is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old July 4th, 2012, 02:50 PM   #24 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
DesireMe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Strathaven
Posts: 777
 
Device(s): HTC Desire. Miui XJ
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 70
Thanked 79 Times in 62 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JayC View Post
For everyone having low speaker volume....just backup all your data and apps and then do a factory reset. My phone ringtone/notifications are super loud!!!
How is your sat nav though? I don't have a problem with volume anywhere else, but the google navigation is really quiet.
DesireMe is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 4th, 2012, 03:26 PM   #25 (permalink)
Member
 
FeedbakBWR's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Kingston, ON
Posts: 117
 
Device(s): HTC One X
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 31
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JayC View Post
For everyone having low speaker volume....just backup all your data and apps and then do a factory reset. My phone ringtone/notifications are super loud!!!
Silly question but what do you use to back everything up?
FeedbakBWR is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 5th, 2012, 01:00 AM   #26 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

If I'm not mistaken I think everyone's talking about the music volume...I've definitely had phones where it was so loud that you had to turn it down. With the 1 x, the music with or without headphones seems extremely low to me as well.
marqcio is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 5th, 2012, 01:31 AM   #27 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
BigCiX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: California
Posts: 3,548
 
Device(s): Nexus 5
Carrier: at&t

Thanks: 44
Thanked 361 Times in 270 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FeedbakBWR View Post
Silly question but what do you use to back everything up?
All your photos, videos and docs can be transferred to a PC. Back up your contacts and app with Google
(Settings/privacy gives you the option to back up and reinstall apps).
I had low notifications, ringtones and music. Pretty much everything that came out the back speaker. I didn't buy the phone like that but just one day it happened. All is fixed now!
BigCiX is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old July 5th, 2012, 05:22 AM   #28 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
LECTER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Over the hill and through the woods
Posts: 1,546
 
Device(s): HOX [ROM] Android Revolution HD 7.1.0
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 119
Thanked 233 Times in 183 Posts
Default

Everything on mine is fine.

I find the vibration sucks though.
__________________
Rooting?
Step by step rooting tutorial
Partitioning ext2, 3 or 4?
Gparted tutorial


LECTER is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 7th, 2013, 09:14 AM   #29 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Boston, MA
Gender: Male
Posts: 12
 
Device(s): HTC One SV Boost Mobile K2_CL
Carrier: Boost Mobile

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Solution: phone whispers at MAX volume

Go to settings: power: turn off Fast Boot
Reboot
ezagent is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 13th, 2013, 08:03 AM   #30 (permalink)
Clueless Senior Member
 
GuitarG20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Texas
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,778
 
Device(s): Nexus 5, HTC One XL (retired)
Carrier: AT&T

Thanks: 867
Thanked 832 Times in 412 Posts
Default

Have ya'll tried cleaning out your speaker grilles? Mine get very clogged with dust and it makes them much quieter, as well as making the notification light harder to see. I take a soft toothbrush and gently (or not so gently if you're me) rub over the speaker grilles until dust stops coming out. This might help.
__________________
The FAQ page has the answer to every question you could ever have about the forums, ever!

See something you don't think should be here? Use the report button to let the moderators know!
GuitarG20 is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old August 26th, 2013, 06:29 PM   #31 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I got my HTC One X in March 2013 and the volume was great. By June 2013 I could barely hear the person on the other end in a quiet room. The earpiece volume gradually got lower and lower. I called AT&T and the replaced the phone and I had great volume on the new one. Now in August 2013 the new phone has done the same thing. I called tech support and they had me do a factory reset, but I got no result from that. They are now sending my a new one again. Thankfully I'm still in warranty. If your HTC One X has low volume, get a replacement phone.
nennis69 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 26th, 2013, 08:18 PM   #32 (permalink)
Clueless Senior Member
 
GuitarG20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Texas
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,778
 
Device(s): Nexus 5, HTC One XL (retired)
Carrier: AT&T

Thanks: 867
Thanked 832 Times in 412 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nennis69 View Post
I got my HTC One X in March 2013 and the volume was great. By June 2013 I could barely hear the person on the other end in a quiet room. The earpiece volume gradually got lower and lower. I called AT&T and the replaced the phone and I had great volume on the new one. Now in August 2013 the new phone has done the same thing. I called tech support and they had me do a factory reset, but I got no result from that. They are now sending my a new one again. Thankfully I'm still in warranty. If your HTC One X has low volume, get a replacement phone.
Quote:
Originally Posted by GuitarG20 View Post
Have ya'll tried cleaning out your speaker grilles? Mine get very clogged with dust and it makes them much quieter, as well as making the notification light harder to see. I take a soft toothbrush and gently (or not so gently if you're me) rub over the speaker grilles until dust stops coming out. This might help.
Did you try this?
GuitarG20 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 29th, 2013, 04:52 PM   #33 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 2
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GuitarG20 View Post
Have ya'll tried cleaning out your speaker grilles? Mine get very clogged with dust and it makes them much quieter, as well as making the notification light harder to see. I take a soft toothbrush and gently (or not so gently if you're me) rub over the speaker grilles until dust stops coming out. This might help.
Same for me dust did it, cleaning and the problem was solved thx
hgreen is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 1st, 2013, 02:26 PM   #34 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by daronj5 View Post
FWIW, I had the volume issue as well. Could barely hear the speaker and even the headphone jack was much lower than I would have expected. I took it to the AT&T store for exchange because the display was much louder than mine. When I did the factory reset to clear all of my data, the volume suddenly started working normally. I just kept the phone. Not sure what that was about, but the factory reset corrected the issue for me.
I'm nervous about doing a factory reset. Did it blow away your apps?
djcolinsky is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

HTC One X
Current Rating:
Rate this Phone:

The HTC One X is the first quad-core Android smartphone, not only by HTC but from any manufacturer. It'll have a Tegra 3 chipset inside by NVIDIA alongside 1GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel HD camera with flash, front-facing camera, a 4.7 inch 720p di... Read More

Tags
android, hack, hack android, htc one x, volume fix, volume override


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > HTC One X/XL
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:16 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.