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Tests show that the iPhone 5 has the loudest speakers of any iPhone yet [video]

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:37PM EST

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iPhone speakers are a lot like the amplifiers shown off by Nigel Tufnel in This is Spinal Tap: They’re always better when they go one notch louder. And according to tests conducted with decibel meters by iClarified, the iPhone 5’s speakers are the loudest yet, clocking in at 100.3 dBA, or more than 2 dBA greater than the speakers on the iPhone 4S. iClarified said it decided to conduct tests on all iPhone models after it noticed that the “iPhone 5 speaker feels a bit louder than that of the iPhone 4S.” A full video of iClarified’s test is posted below.


Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.