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Speakerphone on Nexus One. Is it OK? On the Desire it's CRAP !

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tavatimsa, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. tavatimsa

    tavatimsa New Member
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    Hi All,

    The speakerphone on the HTC Desire is CRAP !!!

    Thinking about switching to the Nexus One, BUT since it is also made by HTC I wonder if it will be any better.

    Please, what are your experiences with the speakerphone on the Nexus?

    Thanks :)
     

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  2. Espike

    Espike Well-Known Member
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    Sucks for music. Meh for phone calls. Its most likely the same hardware. Is the speaker the deal maker/breaker for you?
     
  3. eric1589

    eric1589 Active Member
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    im not big fan of the speaker phone. the sound quality isnt the best and it doesnt get very loud.

    im sure it would be fine in a quiet office environment, but not so great with any considerable amount of noise around.
     
  4. HTC

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    you guys are being too modest... the speaker on the nexus one is horrible =/
     
  5. Vakman

    Vakman Well-Known Member
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    +1 They went cheap on the speaker in the Nexus One, I am guessing it is the same for the Desire. Also went cheap on the touchscreen sensor (ClearPad 2000), but that is a story for another day. Still a great phone :)
     
  6. the speaker is absolutely the worst ive ever heard on a phone.
     
  7. MrMike

    MrMike Active Member
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    My Nexus one is on order (waiting on Vodafone UK...), but I was hoping it could be used as a secondary SatNav, does the speaker ruin that aspect of the phone?
     
  8. berig

    berig Active Member
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    I've never had issues with the turn by turn navigation. The actual text-to-speech voice isn't that great since it's not recorded by a human, but it's understandable. I'm able to use my phone with the screen off and just listen to the directions with no trouble. I also have a TomTom, but that is more of a hassle to find a destination.
     
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  9. Vakman

    Vakman Well-Known Member
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    Yes, I have no trouble with it for things like this. But it is an awful speaker when compared to anything else. But it doesn't ruin things like this.
     
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  10. club968

    club968 Well-Known Member
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    Yes. Speaker sucks. Can't even use it as a speakerphone cause it sounds too garbled.
     
  11. HTC

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    I think whats worst is that it makes my ringtones sound like crap I almost want to leave it on vibrate.

    I need to like.. rip apart my old iphone3g and Frankenstein the speaker onto the nexus or something
     
  12. phlojo

    phlojo Well-Known Member
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    The speaker phone on the N1 is nothing to write home about. It's okay, but definitely not a very good one. From what I've noticed Nokia phones are very good for speaker phones (I've seen friends use them in cars), the N1 is... meh.
     
  13. zillah

    zillah Well-Known Member
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    This.

    I think music playback isn't that bad, but phone calls are terrible.
     
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