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Is Motorola kidding me with this Call Volume?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sean76, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    OK, I like many many people have been patiently waiting for the Droid Bionic. In that time, VZW has got me for the Thunderbolt, and the Droid Charge. Both fairly good phones with some good strong points, as well as some flaws (like anything else). However both are FANTASTIC as phones, with some pretty good call quality. after 2 hours with my Bionic, I'll go on record as saying as a phone...This thing sucks! Volume is extremely low, and a good number of people have said i do not sound that clear at all! SERIOUSLY??? 9 months to bring us a phone that doesnt preform well as a phone! Come on Motorola, you have really got t o be kidding me. I will most likely try one more, and if it's the same, will go back to my Droid Charge and wait for Samsungs next big thing.

    How is everyone elses Call Volume...Loud? or Low? Please be honest people

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  2. HotDawg

    HotDawg Android Enthusiast

    Mine seems just fine - I suppose it could be louder and I haven't tried it in a noisy environment, just sitting at my kitchen table. I could hear fine and there were no complaints from the other end. I was actually quite impressed.
  3. krouget

    krouget Android Enthusiast

    It may be your device. Mine is as clear as any other device I've used, and the person on the opposite end has no complaints.

    If it matters any, the same holds true for clarity through bluetooth on calls.
  4. biker128pedal

    biker128pedal Member

    Mine was not loud but very clear. I was surprised I cold hear the message instro on a call I made today with the Bionic in the Car dock. :eek:
  5. Blasek

    Blasek Member

    I upgraded from an og Droid and when using the bionic I did notice the volume wasn't as loud. The clarity was great however if I held the phone at an angle so the bottom was further from my face, it seemed to be louder...
  6. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Yes..I agree! You have to mess around with the angle and it sounds a lil louder..
  7. I Fly

    I Fly Lurker

    I have used the motorola bluetooth with mine much of the day and I have had to turn the volume on the headset down to below 50% so that it does not hurt my ear. The on phone volume seems to be just fine on mine. I work in some pretty noisy areas and I could hear pretty well on mine today.

    I think that I would have to try another Bionic.
  8. bad1550

    bad1550 Well-Known Member

    I have to agree with the OP.

    My earpiece volume is low even at the highest volume setting.

    That was one of my main concerns, especially after using the Motorola Photon which had the best loud and clearest volume - IMO

    I was hoping there was and update available but there was none.
  9. jbdan

    jbdan Extreme Android User

    Yup in a car while on the highway (windows up) it's not loud enough in the earpiece at the loudest setting. It does vary with the angle you hold the phone to your ear with. Not as loud as my Inc. I will say though the call clarity is head and shoulders above my Inc.
  10. BlueIce5249

    BlueIce5249 Android Expert

    The call volume does suck, but does vary as you hold it different. The clarity is amazing, but doesn't make up for the fact i cant hear.
  11. UncleMike

    UncleMike Android Expert

    I have no problems with mine. In fact, I noticed how clear and loud it was. You might want to compare to an in-store unit to see if the problem is just with yours.
  12. Tosa90

    Tosa90 Well-Known Member

    I work in a very noisy steel factory. I was able to make a call and be clearly hear and be heard by my boss today. Didn't even have to cover my other ear while talking to him.

    Are you sure that you have your in-call volume turned all the way up? Mine was below 50% when I first used it.
  13. murth

    murth Member

    mine is very clear and not hard to hear too
  14. xmr405o

    xmr405o Android Expert

    I noticed that too. However, I think (and the people I talked to) call quality and signal is excellent but volume isn't too loud. Its not unbearable because I can still hear them thru speaker and the earpiece.
  15. painweaver

    painweaver Newbie

    my call volume isn't that great either. On a scale of 1 to 10 I'd give it a 4.

    I was walking down a hall at school (it was the end of the day so not many people around), but I still had trouble hearing through the earpiece on the phone. I kept pressing the volume-up button, but then I realized it was at max-setting.

    I found when I am at my house I can hear fine, its just bad when out in a loud public place.

    As far as how I sound on the other end of the line, I have not had any complaints yet.

    you'd think this would be one feature that would just be a given to work on a PHONE.

    Hope there is a ota or somethin....
  16. YankeeDudeL

    YankeeDudeL Android Expert

    Call volume so far I'm ok with. But the speaker volume could def be a whole lot louder. It gets the job done, but I'm going to miss the volume of my often too loud OG Droid.
  17. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I agree with the people that say...its ehhh, but it gets the job done...however really depending where you are. Speaking on the phone while at home is fine. But talking outside in a semi busy environment is just not realistic with this phone.

    Im pretty much ruling out a lemon because im hearing some people are seeing pretty much the same with they're units well. Damm moto, this is one thing u should have nailed.
  18. bad1550

    bad1550 Well-Known Member

    This could be a dealbreaker for me as my hearing is not that great to begin with. Will compare to new Sprint Samsung Epic 4G within my 14 days - ughh

    I so want to keep this phone
  19. Reverence

    Reverence Android Enthusiast

    The call quality and reception are superb comparing them to my Incredible. However, the earpiece volume definitely is a bit lacking. Has anyone tried turning on hearing aid mode to see if they can get the volume in the earpiece boosted up a bit?
  20. Superguy

    Superguy Lurker

    Mine was quite loud. I had to turn it down.

    Quality is pretty clear. I'd say clearer than my Fascinate and infinitely better than the Incredible.
  21. WizeGuyDezignz

    WizeGuyDezignz Android Expert

    Dude, you need to stop your phone whoring and wait for the Prime. :p

    Seriously though, root your Charge (if you haven't already) and see what the Prime brings to the table. If nothing else, you know the screen will blow this one away!
  22. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

  23. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    So you're going to compare a phone that you DON'T have to one that isn't even in existence yet??? :thinking: BRILLIANT! :eek: :D
  24. WizeGuyDezignz

    WizeGuyDezignz Android Expert

    Haha. I've messed with the Bionic in the store and my Charge is right on par with it. How much worse could the Prime possibly be? Odds are it will be better. And the screen it will have will kill the Bionic. I will take my chances. :D
  25. bad1550

    bad1550 Well-Known Member

    Cannot understand why Motorola, which also makes the Photon cannot match that excellent call quality and volume?

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