Loud, louder, LOUDEST! Here are the phones with the loudest speakers so far in 2015
Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 (5.5-inch) - 77.7dB
Pounding out audio through its dual front-firing JBL speakers, they deliver a potent 77.7 dB of power. Unfortunately, though, despite its strong output, the quality sounds a bit thin and light at the loudest setting.
Meizu MX5 - 78dB
Motorola Moto G (2015) - 78.5dB
With an audio output of 78.5 dB, the Moto G (2015) doesn't skimp in this category. What about audio quality, though? Here's what we claimed in our review: "Indeed, it’s more than capable of being heard in small and medium sized rooms, but the quality is accompanied with a degree of sharpness at the loudest setting that tends to give it a subtle amount of strain".
Huawei P8 Lite - 79dB
Clocking in at 79dB, the Huawei P8 Lite is a power-clad munchkin. Yet, it's not all moon and roses. We found out it "sounds too high-pitched and shrill-toned", which is a prerequisite for not so impressive experience. Still, adjusting the volume to the middle setting is a workaround, of sorts.
LG G4 - 79dB
LG's current flagship delivers a whopping 79dB of output. But what does our review of the device have to say about the audio quality? "Naturally, there’s plenty of ample volume to let music travel far in small and larger spaces, but it lacks that level of vibrancy and robustness with its quality. In fact, it sounds pretty flat unless we adjust its equalizer setting." Ouch.
ZTE Axon Pro - 80.3dB
The Axon Pro truly wooed us with its loudspeaker. "When playing music through its internal speaker, we are blown away by the intensity of its volume output, which is indeed deafening at an outstanding mark of 80.3 dB, but it never sounds shrill or irritating. It simply commands authority," as per our review.
BLU Pure XL - 80.8dB
The Pure XL is a pleasant surprise. "Starting with the rear-firing speaker, it’s undoubtedly commanding with its 80.8 dB output – a tally that’s remarkably potent and powerful, so it’s extremely deafening with its tone! Not only that, but the ample bass and treble that accompanies the output gives it impeccable dynamic range." Certainly, an unpretentious device to be reckoned with!
Xiaomi Redmi 2 - 82dB
The Redmi 2 will blast your ears with the 82dB of audio output it delivers. As far as quality is considered, "the single speaker on the back blasts out tunes in a fairly loud and clean manner, and while it lacks any depth, we do like the sound quality."