1. ChrisLuce#IM's Avatar
    I still use the iPhone 3G and have always been happy with the phone. One issue that kills me is the speaker phone sucks. With all the talk of the iPhone 4, (unless I missed it) was there any talk about a better speaker phone?

    Chris
    06-17-2010 10:10 AM
  2. OmariJames's Avatar
    I haven't seen any articles about it.
    06-17-2010 10:17 AM
  3. ghostface147's Avatar
    We won't know until we get the unit in our own hands. I think the 3Gs speakerphone does a decent job, most certainly light years head of the initial iPhone.
    06-17-2010 10:26 AM
  4. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Yes, when they mentioned the noise-canceling mic. Their exact tagline was "make every conversation a quiet one".

    However I don't find the 3GS's speakerphone to be bad at all! Don't know what you're talking about.
    06-17-2010 10:28 AM
  5. ChrisLuce#IM's Avatar
    Well, maybe what I mean is being able to make the speaker phone louder. Yes, the speaker phone works but just not loud enough for my use.

    Chris
    06-17-2010 10:32 AM
  6. OmariJames's Avatar
    I'm going to disagree with the most of you and say that the 3GS speakers are subpar to other phones like the Blackberry models.
    06-17-2010 10:34 AM
  7. ChrisLuce#IM's Avatar
    I wanted to say it but didn't. I was a long time BB user but when the 3G came out I made the switch. Yes, the speaker phone on my Bold 9000 was amazing! I will keep my fingers crossed on the iPhone 4.
    06-17-2010 10:37 AM
  8. rstark18's Avatar
    I absolutely think the 3G speakerphone sucks. Maybe the 3GS is better? I hope the 4 is much better!
    06-18-2010 12:50 AM
  9. DataCentre's Avatar
    My speaker on my 3GS is also very poor. Never use it because the volume is too low.
    06-18-2010 09:51 AM
  10. ghostface147's Avatar
    Damn, I guess I just have superior hearing to mere humans.
    06-18-2010 09:58 AM
  11. Jellotime91's Avatar
    I use my speaker on my 3Gs literally all day, it sounds great actually. At full volume music gets distorted but I'm not a loud music type of person anyway. Speakerphone is always loud enough for me, though it was awful on the 3G.

    Why would you use speakerphone in a loud place though honestly??? That's kinda rude isn't it?
    Last edited by Jellotime91; 06-18-2010 at 11:50 AM.
    06-18-2010 10:08 AM
  12. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    In a noisy environment, wouldn't a blue tooth in one ear and a finger in the other be ideal?
    Of course you would have to shout so the other party could hear you.
    06-18-2010 12:24 PM
  13. Jellotime91's Avatar
    In a noisy environment, wouldn't a blue tooth in one ear and a finger in the other be ideal?
    Of course you would have to shout so the other party could hear you.
    Exactly.. I'd never use a speakerphone or a bluetooth headset in a loud place.
    06-18-2010 12:25 PM
  14. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    If someone is say, working around machinery though, they don't have much choice, other than calling back later.

    Text, IM or email would be better.
    06-18-2010 03:09 PM
  15. fresh1's Avatar
    Exactly.. I'd never use a speakerphone or a bluetooth headset in a loud place.
    Yep same goes for me
    06-18-2010 03:57 PM
  16. Jellotime91's Avatar
    If someone is say, working around machinery though, they don't have much choice, other than calling back later.

    Text, IM or email would be better.
    If you work around machinery wouldn't you rather put the phone up to your ear??? Seems to be a lot safer and the clear, obvious choice.
    06-18-2010 04:09 PM
  17. osensnolf's Avatar
    Speaker is not loud in car while driving. The ac blocks out the sound. I have been around some bb that are very loud and wish my 3gs would do that.
    06-18-2010 04:15 PM
  18. karrott's Avatar
    Yes, when they mentioned the noise-canceling mic. Their exact tagline was "make every conversation a quiet one".

    However I don't find the 3GS's speakerphone to be bad at all! Don't know what you're talking about.
    The noise canceling mic is to reduce background noise while speaking. It won't affect the quality of the speakers, although I assume they'll be as good as any other Apple product.
    06-18-2010 04:45 PM
  19. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Here, check out this video:
    FaceTime hands-on with iPhone 4! | SlashGear TV

    You can see they are in an extremely loud conference room, yet you can still hear the girl's voice clearly even though it's being re-recorded by a run-of-the-mill camera with all of the surrounding background noise. That should tell you the speaker phone is pretty damn loud.
    06-18-2010 04:48 PM
  20. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    If you work around machinery wouldn't you rather put the phone up to your ear??? Seems to be a lot safer and the clear, obvious choice.
    Where do I download that?
    06-18-2010 04:49 PM
  21. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Where do I download that?
    Haha oh no I forgot iPhone doesn't support phone-to-ear calling out of the box.. lmfao
    06-18-2010 05:03 PM
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