Speaker Volume Test: iPhone 8 vs. iPhone 7 [Video]

Speaker Volume Test: iPhone 8 vs. iPhone 7 [Video]

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Apple says it has increased the loudness of the speakers on the iPhone 8 by 25%.

In the video below we use a sound meter to compare the speaker volume of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 7.

We took the reading by placing the sound level meter directly under the Lightning port and by placing the meter midway along the side of the device. Getting an accurate sound level on the iPhone 7 and 8 is a little tricky as one speaker is positioned at the bottom of the device and the other is in the earpiece.

Take a look at the video below. A reading 10 dBA higher is about 2x as loud.

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Ryan D
Ryan D - September 27, 2017 at 11:57am
This test is wrong. The iPhone 8 uses the stereo speakers to become louder, the "ear" speaker now goes to the same volume as the bottom speaker, and this test is not including that difference.
Rudi - September 25, 2017 at 1:41pm
Misleading. There is a very big difference in the ambient sound level shown on those meters before the pink noise is played. Either the meter wasn't calibrated properly or this is purposely sabotaged.
MUKAI - September 24, 2017 at 11:48pm
No one cares just like Phukais mom when she dropped him many times while he was a baby
yourson - September 27, 2017 at 12:49pm
MUKAI..... You are such a negative troll!!!!!!! Please have a better life!!
MUKAI Sr - September 27, 2017 at 5:09pm
And your a Bastard Child!
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