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Crank it up! Here are the 10 phones with the loudest speakers from 2017

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Crank it up! Here are the 10 phones with the loudest speakers from 2017
One of the most overlooked items when choosing a smartphone is its speaker loudness and quality. One doesn't always have the opportunity to test the amplification before splashing the cash for a new smartphone.

If being able to hear your ringtone over ambient noise is a primal concern of yours, the 10 smartphones listed below are definitely worth checking out. All of them are from 2017 and have been measured in our speaker loudness tests.The higher the number, the louder the speaker. 

Some of the candidates here will certainly surprise you. However, keep in mind that loudness does not always translate to a superior audio quality.

10. Huawei P10 Lite - 79dB


Crank it up! Here are the 10 phones with the loudest speakers from 2017

"A single loudspeaker located at the bottom takes care of the audio output. It is pretty loud and doesn't crackle like the ones on some its budget-friendly rivals, but depth is certainly lacking." - Read our full review here.

9. Honor 8 Pro - 79dB


Crank it up! Here are the 10 phones with the loudest speakers from 2017

"The phone's audio prowess is about average, both in terms of headphones output and with the provided loudspeaker, which could use a bit more oomph and a sound that comes out less flat." - Read our full review here.

8. Google Pixel 2 - 79.9dB



"This year, Google steps up its multimedia game for the Pixel 2 with the presence of dual front-facing stereo speakers. While some companies manage to get by with relative success pairing a rear-edge speaker with an earpiece speaker, there really is no beating an intentional layout like this, putting a real priority on immersive sound.

And just as we'd expect, that's exactly what we get from both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Of the two, we'd say the speakers on the smaller phone have the slight edge, being both louder and sounding a little cleaner than on the XL. Maybe that's due to having more room to work with thanks to the larger bezels, but neither phone should steer you too wrong."

7. Razer Phone - 80dB



"The front of the phone is dominated by a big, 5.7-inch screen, but maybe just as eye-catching are the large speaker grilles flanking the panel's top and bottom." The Razer Phone's speakers might not be the loudest, but they are certainly the best of the bunch in terms of audio quality. These are the first smartphone loudspeakers to obtain THX certification. Each speaker has its own amplifier and the pair is tuned to Dolby Atmos standards. - Read our full review here.

6. Samsung Galaxy S8+ - 80dB



"The loudspeaker of the new Galaxy is very powerful, but also quite substantial. Sure, it can’t deliver bass or anything close, but for a phone speaker, it sounds very well." - Read our full review here.

5. ZTE Axon M - 80.6dB


Crank it up! Here are the 10 phones with the loudest speakers from 2017

The ZTE Axon M features a loud dual-speaker setup that's located on its bottom. The speakers are great for calls and media consumption, although they are easily covered up when you're in landscape position (the two screens are unfolded). - Read our full review here.

4. Motorola Moto G5 - 81dB