Three microphones and HD voice support make the iPhone 5 the best calling devices from Apple yet

Three microphones and HD voice support make the iPhone 5 the best calling devices from Apple yet
Apple touted not one or two, but three microphones on the new iPhone 5, and said it supports wideband audio, depending on the carrier, which in layman's terms is known as HD voice.

Wideband, or the so-called high-definition voice is a good thing, as it allows for superior clarity and best audio experience in VoIP and calling. It doubles both the sound spectrum width, and the sampling rate, so voices come out exceptionally loud and clear, with a fraction of the bandwidth needed by the traditional solution.

Cupertino said at the announcement that 20 carriers will be supporting this feature when the iPhone 5 appears on their network, so this must be the best phoning device Apple has ever made.

The noise-cancellation is also aided by the three microphones, situated strategically front, back and bottom forming a beam to filter the background noise, and leave only that sweet HD voice sound in your ears. Orange is one of the carriers that has touted its HD voice support for a while now, so have a look at one of their old promo videos below to gauge what's in store with the iPhone 5.

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iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)

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19 Comments

1. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Best iphone yet... best calling device from apple yet. Did samsung ever did their new galaxy S worse than the older one ? I expect the new phone be better than their previous one. So I expect every new Samsung be the best Samsung Galaxy yet. So why do you have to highlight it so much ?

5. jaoowolabi

Posts: 201; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

lol yea i getch ya.. like was the iphone going to get worse or something?

7. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

lol, I don't know about that dude. I still think the Galaxy SII was loads better than the Galaxy Nexus

8. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Is galaxy nexus not in different category? I thought successor to S2 is S3. That is why the numbering! Or does the numbers stands for something different?

2. RyanM4g63

Posts: 15; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

i mean lets be honest.. people are buying more iphones than GSIII's so obviously people buy into that horse crap

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm not buying into you.

4. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

In my opinion, the iPhone is finally worth checking out. The iPhone 4S and previous models all sucked at being phones and excelled at being gadgets. if the claims Apple make are true, then this is a very good option. The iPhone 4S and 4 had decent call quality 7/10 at best. The iPhone 3GS was just pathetic as well as all previous i-Devices.

18. RyanM4g63

Posts: 15; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

The 3gs was the ony iPhone worth buying

6. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I agree with Birds. The only bad thing about this iPhone is really the screen size, and UI/OS (okay and the non expandable memory and mediocre non expandable battery lol) In all other areas Apple actually excelled and put together a really cutting edge product. I'm sure the overall quality level of this phone is unmatched.

9. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Daniel p., did u use phone when you wrote title?

10. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

It's BS feature. Honestly no one shoiuld be having any Torgasms (Techie Orgasms)over this feature. It's pathetic if techies are now trying to "fish" for features when none can be found and they find this as something to go gaga over.

12. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

If the carrier doesn't support the feature, it is as if the feature was not included. Does AT&T support it? VZW? Sprint?

13. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

Sprint will on their LTE network, as the Evo LTE supported HD Voice out of the box... Can't wait to hear the difference, should be cool

14. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Got to have HD-LTE network available to be able to get the benefit. Other than a few isolated areas, the west coast of the U.S. is not on Sprint's LTE roll-out, with no indication of when it will get Sprint's LTE love.

11. lumialove

Posts: 75; Member since: May 16, 2012

So is Nokia lumia 920 with 3 microphones

15. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

I found this to be the 'only' one new feature in iP5

16. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

And the Samsung Galaxy S3 is the best "Samsung Galaxy Sx yet!!!"

17. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Moto phones have had multiple mics since at least the X

19. RyanM4g63

Posts: 15; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

Moto Phones have always had great internal sound/mic quality on any carrier it seems.

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