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General Ringtone and Earpiece volume too low?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kimchi29, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. kimchi29

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    So I noticed that the ringtone volume is really really low and the headset earpiece volume is really low too. Its so low that I am thinking that i may have a faulty unit. The ringtone on max is about half as loud as a iphone and the earpiece volume is about half of any other phone that i have owned.

    Has any other owners experienced the same?
     

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  2. saltorio

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    Are you running the latest firmware?

    I thought I read somewhere that the latest firmware fixes low-volume issues. IIRC it was a firmware update not available OTA.
     
  3. kimchi29

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    hmm new firmware already? i'll take a look at that. I also noticed some crackling in the headset earpiece. Hope its not hardware related.
     
  4. Patatorz

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    Hello, I just run with a X10i since 1 day (bought in France but it seems it's a german device). I agree on the point that the volume is very low in the ear piece. The major issue is that when I increase the volume (more than 3/4 to full volume) I hear popping an cracking. Do you have the same issue ?

    Best regards

    Patatorz
     
  5. kamm

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    Are you guys using wired pieces? I am using a SE stereo BT piece and it's fine....
     
  6. Dem

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    Agree. My UK phone is not loud in terms of ringtone and during calls.
     
  7. kamm

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    I'll try with a wired set because my BT works well both for music and calls but, of course, it's got its own amplifier...
     
  8. redesignni

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    I dont find the earpiece that low... Definately on Par with my iPhone 3GS. The ringing volume tho I would like to have been louder but its not that bad... bout the same as my 3GS
     
  9. Patatorz

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    Hello, I was not talking about the wired or BT earpiece but the one inside the X10i which cracks and pops when I increase the volume higher than 50/70%

    Best regards
     
  10. waleed786

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    my ringtone volume is very low too. I have the X10i, where can I get the firmware update?
     
  11. Dem

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    Normally find updates on the phone maker's website under the 'support' area for any particular phone.
     
  12. kimchi29

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    i also get the popping and cracking noise when it is on max. i really wonder if i could flash a different rom. i love the hardware but the software issues are driving me nuts. come on xda developers!!!!!
     
  13. Patatorz

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    Hello Kimchi29, I'm in France but the phone is a German version (de). It seems other people have this issue in France.

    Best regards
     
  14. davethorp

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    I have a UK model and have noticed the low volume, especially when listening to music.

    I've seen new firmware mentioned on a couple of threads here but whenever I go to software update either on the phone or my PC it says I'm already running the latest
     
  15. Dem

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    Update made no difference to the volume on mine.
     
  16. kersey

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    How is the vibration feedback on the phone during ringing or message alert...if I can't hear it ring I would as least like to be able to feel it ringing, hope it's not as wak as the Xperia X1 was...
     
  17. Dem

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    Not great. Sorry!
     
  18. novalistic

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    I got the same problem, phone's earphone volume very low, ringtone also very soft. But if I use SonyEricsson original wired headset, the volume is loud and the base is great.
     
  19. Koyanishi

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    Interesting.

    My x10i earphone volume though not loud is adequate, as is the speaker and ringtone volume. Ring vibrate is quite a bit less than my g1.

    Also have had no problems at all with the stock keyboard.

    What is a problem is the many hours it takes to charge the phone and how quickly the battery drains.
     
  20. puppet_master

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    Mine is so loud that I jump when I get a text message and I have to run games on the lowest volume setting

    Edit: I have also taken a call standing next to a busy road with no problems

    -pup-
     
  21. Dem

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    Wow! You've either got a special handset or super sensitive hearing! I've tried another unit instore and no different to my original one. My previous Nokias and even the HTC Hero are waaaaaay louder.
     
  22. novalistic

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    Ya, it drain quite fast if I watch video & youtube, I love that so no choice! :eek:
    Hope SE come out the Android 2.1 ++ to resolve the battery drained (leak) issue. :thinking:
    Currently, I got a spare original X10 battery free when I bought X10 plus a "Mili" brand battery pack, so total I got 3 batteries. :cool:
     
  23. mystiqueen

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    I'm ok with the volume but seems there are echos whenever I speak into the phone and the other party sounds like on speaker phone too (with echo at the background). Anybody has this experience?
     
  24. novalistic

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    Yes! Occationally, I got that echo thing . . . :(
    IMO . . . If I not wrong, most likely is we are using the phone near the Wifi Zone or Magnetic field environment such as TV, PC / Speakers, etc. :cool:
     
  25. mystiqueen

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    OMG, TV, PC / Speakers...it's everywhere... gonna have tt echo everywhere??!! losing heart on my 20 days old x10
     

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