The loudest smartphone

Sound is an important component for many smartphone users. Some manufacturers even emphasize sound. So, for example, in the latest models sometimes they use two speakers at once, which give a stereo effect and make the sound louder. In this review, we will consider the loudest smartphones. But remember: volume doesn’t mean quality yet.

All data is taken from open sources, it is up to you to trust them or not. Some of the data vary widely, which may be explained, among other things, by different approaches to device testing..

iPhone 7

The most important novelty of the year, not otherwise. We have already talked about this device more than once, so today we focus only on sound.

The most important news is that the sound in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus comes from two speakers at once, and not from one – the earpiece is the top speaker. However, according to experts, the presence of a second speaker does not give special advantages, if we talk about volume. So, in the horizontal position, the volume of the iPhone 7 is 89.4 dB (the same was in the iPhone 6s), but in the upright position the smartphone sounds decently louder – 99.2 dB.

  • Screen diagonal: 4.7 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1334 × 750
  • Weight: 138g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • Processor: Apple A10 Fusion
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 1960 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

iPhone 6s

Formally, the iPhone 7 is not so much a new model as an upgraded 6s, which, in particular, is evidenced by the dimensions of these models. However, the devices sound almost the same.

IPhone 6s volume reaches 99.6 dB! That is, it is even more than the iPhone 7, even if only a little. In the horizontal position, the 6s sound is not so “powerful” – 84.9 dB versus 89.4 dB in the iPhone 7.

Please note that measurements in the case of both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 6s were carried out privately, that is, these are not official figures.

  • Screen diagonal: 4.7 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1334 × 750
  • Weight: 143g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • CPU: Apple A9
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 1715 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Meizu MX5 16Gb

Flagship device from Meizu. In general, the latter is known for its musical smartphones and the MX5 was no exception. Besides the fact that it provides excellent sound in the headphones, it has a very loud and high-quality main speaker. According to some reports, the volume level reaches 78 dB.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 149g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio X10 Turbo, 8 cores, 2.2 GHz
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3150 mAh
  • Camera: 20.7 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Meizu Pro 6 32Gb

Another Meizu and, most funny, also a flagship, however, from a different category. If the MX5 has a 5.5-inch screen, the screen size of the Pro 6 is 5.2 inches.

This is also a music smartphone. We could not find exact data on sound measurements, however, 88 dB is indicated in a pair of sources. This is a very high number, while it is noted that the Pro 6 speaker sounds great.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.2 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 160g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio X25 (MT6797T)
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2560 mAh
  • Camera: 21.16 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

HTC One M9

HTC is extremely sensitive to the sound on its smartphones, so it is not surprising that the sound of the One M9 is good both from the speaker and from the headphones.

As for the volume level, it, according to some reports, reaches an impressive 93 dB (according to other sources – 85 dB).

And do not forget that here two speakers are used at once to provide a stereo effect – top and bottom.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 157g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2840 mAh
  • Camera: 20 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Lenovo Vibe K5

Among the budget smartphones, you can pay attention to the Lenovo Vibe K5. There is no exact data specifically for this device, however, according to some data, the level reaches about 90 dB. Whether it is true or not, it’s hard to say, but on the back of the Vibe K5 there are two speakers at once, which also provides a stereo effect, so this may well be true.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 142g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 415
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2750 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Samsung Galaxy S7

It is unlikely that the Samsung Galaxy S7 can be called an audiophile device, but the sound quality from the speaker pleasantly surprises.

As in many other cases, the exact results of sound measurements could not be found, however, we can assume that the volume level is at about 100 dB, that is, approximately like that of the iPhone 7 or 6s. And you know, we believe in these numbers.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.1 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2560 × 1440
  • Weight: 152g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Samsung Exynos 8890
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Sony Xperia XA Ultra

An unusual device with a screen diagonal of 6 inches, and even with a cool front camera of 16 MP.

Go to the sound. According to some reports, the speaker volume can reach 83-85 dB. Very, very good result..

  • Screen diagonal: 6 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 202g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P10 (MT6755)
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2700 mAh
  • Camera: 21.5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes