Volume on Galaxy Nexus for ringtones and notifications is far too quiet
Nov 25, 2011 2:57 AM
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Google Mobile Help Forum
: Other Google Products
I briefly mentioned this as a comment on another post but there has been no response so far and I'm trying to avoid having to send my new Galaxy Nexus back and choose something different. It is way too quiet, I can hardly hear it ringing or if I get a text. My other half has the Galaxy S2 we compared volumes and the S2 is much louder, you can hear the S2 ringing when it is in my bag. To get a proper idea of the difference we both installed a sound meter app (the same one) to check the sound levels. We put each phone up to full volume and played the same track (from the same MP3 we transferred onto both our phones), the nexus only reached a maximum of 90 decibells at the absolute height of the song and even then, the 90 was rare, it was more like 85. When my other half ran the same set up his was maxing out at 100 decibells for most of the time and that was only because the app in question didn't go any higher than that, so soundwise his results were off the chart. I've tried installing the Volume+ app that a few people have mentioned online and I have cranked up all the volumes as far as the phone will allow and it hasn't helped even slightly.
Have you guys got any advice? Is this something that can be fixed? There isn't much point me having a phone if I can't hear it ringing because it's in my bag or under a cushion or something.
Device: Galaxy Nexus Carrier: O2 Country / Language: UK - English OS / Browser / build number (if applicable): Android ICS 4.0.1 Build ITL41D