Has anyone else noticed how loud this phone is?General


  1. Paul7876

    Paul7876 Well-Known Member

    Are there any apps or root mods to lower the system volume?
    For example, the sound effect that plays when starting Google Now voice search is way too loud, and I have everything set to its lowest volume including system

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  2. chimphappyhour

    chimphappyhour Well-Known Member

    Actually, some of wish that some aspects of this phone were louder.
  3. Paul7876

    Paul7876 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I've read that :) I'm pretty happy with the ringtone, media etc., it's just these sound effects that seem over the top to me
  4. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    LOL...I seriously thought I was in the minority on this one, but people have even complained to me about how loud the Note 3 is. I usually attribute that to my having perfected the cuffing technique (for the most part), which amplifies the sound a 'bit. I've seen more people complain about the phone being too soft, as compared to being "too loud," but I've found it to be louder than the Note 2.

    Even without my cuffing the phone, so the sound is amplified, it seems to amplify off tables just as much. I'm sure, if I compared it to a HTC One, I might feel differently (due to the HTC One's front speakers), but overall I've been more than happy with how loud the Note 3 is.

    For lowering system volume, I usually just hit the volume button once and then hit the cog/setting button on the right of the pop-up, and adjust the volume accordingly. At work, I have a quick profile setting that I toggle on, so that my notifications aren't so loud.
  5. dynomot

    dynomot VIP Member VIP Member

    Yes, most of us think it is too quiet!

    I don't know of any mod or app that'll make it quieter I'm afraid, someone may be able to help.

    I'm curious, what variant Note 3 do you have?
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  6. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    I have the Sprint Note 3. Just by comparison with all of my relatives that have different android devices, my Note 3 is actually the loudest.

    I typically have my phone at 2 volume levels when using it. Either it's on Vibrate or the lowest volume possible or on completely full volume. I rarely/if ever, have the volume levels anywhere in between (w/ exception to the phone ring volume).

    Part of me wonders though, if it's based on the custom notification sounds/ringtones that I use, vs. the actual volume of the phone. I typically have notification sounds/ringtones that are at higher volume levels than the standard ringtones/notification sounds, so it's probably part of the reason those seem much louder.
  7. dynomot

    dynomot VIP Member VIP Member

    My SM-N9005 Note 3 is too quiet. It's the only bad thing about it. I wish it had stereo speakers like an HTC 1, but other than that I wouldn't change a thing.
  8. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    too loud?? wow.. most times.. just lowering the volume.. using the buttons or settings can remedy being to loud.

    i personally wish it could be louder.
    when i am using the speakers to watch vid or talk.

    suck a large phone.. having 2 speakers would have been easy to design into this phone. one at bottom and one at top. facing forward like the HTC One would have been ideal.. but to the sides would still be great!

    i bet.. NOTE4 will have 2 speakers
  9. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby Guides Guide

    Yeah I think the Note 3 is pretty loud myself. Most times I don't even bother with My JBL Flip when I'm watching videos. I don't use Google Now so I'm no help in that department.
  10. XiphoneUzer

    XiphoneUzer Well-Known Member



    That was EXACTLY what I was thinking as I read the subject title.
  11. Rukbat

    Rukbat Well-Known Member

    Load them into Audacity and lower the volume in the file itself. Then save those files back to the phone.
  12. Paul7876

    Paul7876 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for all the replies. If there's no workarounds then I'll just have to leave it as is :)
  13. bonerp

    bonerp Well-Known Member

    Smart volume allows you to simply control different volume settings. I've always been a fan of this app.
  14. Note3owner

    Note3owner Well-Known Member

    To lower system volume press volume up/down and press the settings to the right side. All the options are there
  15. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    I'm not too concerned about the files being too loud though because the times that I have the volume up full blast are when I'm at home. Majority of the time, if I'm out and about or at work, the phone is on vibrate.

    I was mainly making that comment to emphasize the possibility that I think the phone sounds loud because the sound files are set louder than the standard ringtones/notifications.
  16. Sonnydigs

    Sonnydigs Well-Known Member

    Mine is an AT&T model and the music plays at such a low volume that I can barely hear it for the most part.. Funny thing is voice notifications and boot up audio is much louder..That's my only complaint I have and I can get around it with my bluetooth headphones.. Love the phone..
  17. XiphoneUzer

    XiphoneUzer Well-Known Member



    I feel the same way Sonny.
    The weak volume level is my ONLY complaint.
  18. Sonnydigs

    Sonnydigs Well-Known Member

    It really is strange how loud the AT&T boot-up is and my voice notification to texts and emails are but music and movies are a real problem... I can hear that annoying AT&T boot up in the next room, lol..
    Hoping it is something that may be addressed in a software update.. :)
    Soon I hope..
  19. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Oh, I see. I rarely, if ever, watch movies or listen to music without headphones connected via bluetooth. That said, the cuff technique works good enough for me, in those rare instances that I am watching a video or listening to music directly with the phone speakers.
  20. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me Guide

    You hope it has 2 speakers. LOL! Personally don't get why they insist on placing speakers on the back. The placement of the Note 2 speaker is interesting but not loud enough for me- especially when I'm Netflix'g.
  21. Note3owner

    Note3owner Well-Known Member

    The note 3 speakers are at the front
  22. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    ????? where? what? when?

    i think i have a fake NOTE3!!!!!
    (did you see what i did there? :p )
  23. Note3owner

    Note3owner Well-Known Member

  24. pdqgp

    pdqgp Well-Known Member

    My AT&T Note 3 is LOUD! Not only can I play a voice mail through the ear peice and still hear it clearly, it plays videos through the built in speaker pretty loud too. I've never had a problem with it being low.
  25. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Technically, it's one speaker at the bottom

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