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Android 9 in call speakerphone/headphone problem....

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Everymanalion, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. Everymanalion

    Everymanalion Member
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    I have the "new" Bold N1 phone on android 9 pie, and I thought this was an issue with the phone BUT the speakerphone and headphone volume in calls(media and notification sounds is loud enough) is LOWER than every other volume on the phone and super ****ing quiet. When you go to the sound settings it gives you 4 slider bars for volume, media, ringer etc and they give you a test sound when you lift your finger off the slider, well the call volume(not the ringer) is all the way up and WAY quieter than every other slider bar test sound when it is all the way up, I tested the same slider on my pixel 3 with android pie 9 and the exact same thing, does anyone know how to make the speakerphone/in call/in call headphone volume louder? it seems like its capped as the rest of the sounds on the devices are loud and clear.


    I was about to do an RMA for the device but the same problem is on the pixel 3 as well running android 9, has anyone ran into this? If you are on android 9 on any phone, Go into your settings and goto sounds and put every slider up high and listen and see if the call volume beep slider is MUCH lower than the other sliders and reply to this please or if you have a fix tell me! it makes talking on the phone almost unusable with how quiet it is and is making me want to pull my hair out.


    As proof its android 9 pie and NOT either of the phones I downloaded a secondary texting app called Textnow and placed a phone call through there and low and behold the speakerphone was loud and so was my headphones but it uses data and is not my actual phone number so not usable full time so something is happening with the actual phone software app on the phones and not a speaker defect. I have tried different phone apps too from the playstore but they all connect to the same dialer and therefore use the phone instead of textnow using their own dialer/phone software.
     


  2. Everymanalion

    Everymanalion Member
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  3. Felix Wong

    Felix Wong Lurker

    I recently got the Bold N1 also and received the first phone call on it. Speakerphone seemed too quiet. Settings >> Sound >> Sound enhancement >> BesLoudness (Volume booster for speaker) helped a little.

    I then tried using the included earbuds with integrated microphone, and the volume was still low.

    Regarding the Call Volume in the Sound settings being quieter than Media, Ring, and Alarm on your Pixel 3, that's the case on my Essential PH-1 too (and Bold N1) too. BUT that seems to be because the sound is coming out of the earpiece and is representative of if you are taking a call holding the phone up to your ear. It is not representative of the speakerphone volume.

    Despite that "low" Call Volume, the Essential's speakerphone is sufficiently loud. I'm guessing your Pixel 3's speakerphone is sufficiently loud too?

    Back to the Bold N1, I'm unsure if the volume on my one phone call was a fluke or not. At least the other person was able to hear me fine and signal strength (Google Fi, which uses T-Mobile) was much stronger than the Essential's, which would often lose connection from where I was calling.

    Did you ever come up with a resolution to your speakerphone volume issue?
     
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