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  1. Jim Dawson

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    I have been waiting for my X to arrive and dreading the volume issue but either Motorola has addressed the issue at the factory or I'm extremely lucky (which isn't likely) but so far it is as loud as my original Droid.

    I'm very happy and relieved!
     

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    Mine is more than loud enough. Coming from a razr.
     
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    Just for kicks... what version software do you have? 2.1 or 2.2? Just wondering if 2.2 is shipping with the new Xs. :)
     
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    Got mine monday and its v2.1
     
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    I think that people who complained about the volume either:
    -had it speaker-side down on a pillow
    -have bad hearing
    -had the volume turned down
    -were using the timer (next to the alarm), which has a bug that makes it very quiet
    -didn't realize that they had "increasing alarm volume" set and didn't wait long enough
    -genuinely had a defective phone

    ...because it seems totally loud enough to me
     
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    Nice! Some people seem to have really good luck with that and others not so much

    I personally thought my volume was good before (came from an iPhone) but now with 2.2...it's plenty loud!! :)
     
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    I was told today that the X now ships with 2.2 by a rep in a Verizon store. My wife's X will arrive in a week. I'll post back when it arrives.
     
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    I never trust those Verizon store reps....sorry for anyone that may work there :p But hopefully they were right! It'd be cool to receive an X with the official update already installed...hopefully the official one will release soon anyway :)
     
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    So if your phone doesn't have a problem, the 100's of others are just stupid eh?
     
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    The Droid X is not shipping with Froyo, despite what a handful or random people are claiming. My Droid X was delivered today and it is running 2.1. I ordered on the 8th of August, and it shipped out last night.
     
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    If they do I missed the cut off because I received mine today and it has 2.1 update 1.
     
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    Maybe there expectations are too high?
     
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    That could be the case, I know a guy at work who went from a blackberry storm (I think) to the X. The storm was way louder, WAY louder. The X is what I would consider more average. However I have only heard him listening to pandora, don't know if it's ringers and video volumes might be less.

    He complains about the low volume, but I can hear it clearly.
     
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    Or previously owned an Incredible and became used to the more than sufficient volume of it's speaker
     
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    Uh...the last item on my admittedly incomplete list was "defective unit". I'm not making any judgments about IQ, I was just trying to state some reasons for why people might say the phone wasn't loud.
     
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    Regardless what people say, when set to the highest volume, with the loudest ringtone, it's not loud enough. If you are in a totally quiet room, it may sound loud enough to some people. The only way I can sometimes hear the phone ring is when I have it in my pocket.

    If there is any ambient noise, forget it. It just cannot be heard. My Incredible is 10x louder that the X.
     
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    As a former Storm owner, I can verify that the Storm's speaker was significantly louder than the X on 2.1 (using the same custom ringtones). Now the Storm's speaker may be an anomaly, but for me the X has the weakest speaker out of any phone I've ever used, dating back to the first Startacs.

    A likely possibility is that some people have never owned a phone with a nice & loud speaker, so they have a poor reference point.
     
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    I still have my Droid, and its louder than my X. See, I actually have something on hand to compare it to.

    Its not the the speaker as a whole tho. Its ringtones, alarms for me. Hard to tell with mp3's. Games sound fine. Notifications is loud. I hear complaints the navigation audio is low, I havent tried it yet.

    It might not be the speaker, it may be the audio files.
     
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    Of course I still have my Droid. See, I, too, actually have something on hand to compare it to. Did you think I was just going from memory?

    After playing with both phones all day yesterday, I'll admit that the Droid is a bit louder on some tasks but not much. When I first made my statement I was basing it on ring tones and alarms which ON MY X are as loud as the Droid, but I use custom ringtones. The nav voice is also as loud. I don't play music through the Droid speaker so I haven't compared that.
     
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    I don't trust them either. When we were planning the Droid X purchase at the beginning of the month we stopped at a Verizon store to take a look. I told the person we were looking at two of the Droid X. He went on to say that the Droid X has the newest version of the Android operating system...

    Me: Really? So, it comes installed with 2.2?

    Him: Huh?

    Me: It comes installed with Froyo?

    Him: What's that?

    Me: Never mind.

    This guy wouldn't have known what the newest version was if it was tattooed to his arm.
     
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    I always found the original volume sufficient, and with the 2.2 updated volume, I find I need to turn it down a notch or to to listen to comfortably at home.

    Better to be able to do that though, then not have enough volume when I need it.

    I wonder if louder volume settings are going to noticably eat the battery more then before?
     
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    Oh, I can do you one better. I went into a Verizon corporate store before the X release (about 5 weeks prior) and I asked if they had received an estimate on how many units they would have on the 15th because I was hoping to get my hands on one.

    She gave me attitude and said "Oh, no, that does NOT come out on the 15th" and laughed afterwards. She then tried to sell me an original Droid...I bit my tongue and kindly said "No thanks"

    I'm sorry but if that's MY product that I'm selling (cause it's not a huge store)....I'm thinking I'd know a little more and keep up with it...
     
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    They're salesmen, they'd rather sell you something they have in stock right now than have you come back at a later date to buy something that launches soon. If they let you go, you might not come back to that same store (or at all), and if you do come back, you might speak with a different salespaerson, and they would lose the sale.

    -Oh, and my DX is supposed to ship around August 31, I'll let yous guys know if it ships with Froyo or not. It might, just depends when the official launch is.
     

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