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Speaker Volume Test: iPhone 6 Plus vs. 6 vs. 5s vs. 5c vs. 5 vs. 4S vs. 4 vs. 3GS vs. 3G vs. 2G [Video]

Posted January 26, 2015 at 7:52pm by iClarified · 85762 views
If you've had more than one model of the iPhone, you may have noticed that the speaker volume differs from one to another.

A couple years ago we did a test comparing the speaker volume of the iPhone 2G through iPhone 5. We've received many requests to update the video for Apple's new devices and so we got together all ten iPhone models to do another comparison video.

You'll notice in the new video that we've positioned the decibel meter directly under in front of the speaker which is why the meter's position varies from device to device.

As we expected, the iPhone 6's speaker is definitely the loudest at over 10 dBA louder than the iPhone 2G.

● iPhone 2G: 94.3 dBA
● iPhone 3G: 98.6 dBA
● iPhone 3GS: 103.6 dBA
● iPhone 4: 92.9 dBA
● iPhone 4S: 101.1 dBA
● iPhone 5: 104.0 dBA
● iPhone 5c: 102.0 dBA
● iPhone 5s: 103.6 dBA
● iPhone 6: 105.4 dBA
● iPhone 6+: 105.0 dBA

Take a look at the video below and please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, or RSS for more Apple news, tutorials, and videos...

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ericnl - January 27, 2015 at 10:43am
I'm more interested in the headphone output. I work as a sound engineer and we often get iphones to play music during the 'intermission' between bands, and with the iphone6 it seems like I always have to crank up the volume compared to all other models...
bikeamtn - October 2, 2022 at 10:56pm
In Settings, go to Sound then Headphone Safety (Disable). Headphone volume can now be set to full. [I use Android devices for this as they can play 24bit/48, 96k, though iTunes can play Lossless - sound engineer]
! - January 26, 2015 at 9:45pm
My speaker is so loud. At max I have it just over half. I have the iPhone 6
1maxuk - January 26, 2015 at 9:33pm
What quality? Bet 6 plus > 6 > 5C > 5S > 5 > 4S > 3GS > 3G > 4 > original iPhone.
Great Grinch
Great Grinch - January 26, 2015 at 9:40pm
How clear it is maybe.
PHUNTER - January 26, 2015 at 8:22pm
Since the phones are standing, aren't the speakers bloked?
Nat - January 26, 2015 at 9:25pm
No. It's on the edge of every speaker except those where it has the Lightning where it doesn't block even a little.
Abramski - October 31, 2016 at 12:02am
I have to tell you that you are the smartest human being in the world . . . Didn't you noticed the hand in the video, laying the decibel meters "on" the table? Right next to the speaker holes?? How can you put a decibel meter underneath a phone while you presume that the phones are standing up?? And just a lil notice, the iphones 2g, 3g, 3gs, 6, 6+, 6s and 6s+ are even not capable standing up all by them selves, because the phones i mentioned are rounded on all sides . . . I have a hint for you, think before you speak, you might sound a lot more smarter that way . . .
Really? - January 26, 2015 at 8:06pm
Now how accurate are those meters, they should mix them up and redo the test to see if they get the same or close to the same results. A real scientist would do it this way
Chris - January 26, 2015 at 9:29pm
It's probably the same meter used every time. They probably just edited and merged all the different tests together to make it looks like it was done with a different meter.
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