iPhone 5 is incompatible with HD Voice by Sprint

iPhone 5 is incompatible with HD Voice by Sprint
With its three microphones and support for wideband audio, also marketed as HD Voice by some wireless carriers, the iPhone 5 is the best calling device ever made by Apple. Yet the improvement of in-call audio quality does not depend solely on the device as the carrier needs to support the necessary codecs on its network.

Now, Sprint has been promoting HD Voice service ever since the HTC EVO 4G LTE hit the shelves, which might lead one to believe that the iPhone 5 will also take advantage of the new standard when running on the carrier's network. However, it won't, as Sprint spokesperson Michelle Leff Mermelstein confirmed for Phone Scoop. The reason for that is compatibility: while wideband audio operates on WCDMA networks, the version of HD Voice offered by Sprint works over CDMA 1x Advanced technology. 

So even though there will be 20 wireless carriers around the world that will offer HD Voice on the iPhone 5 at launch, Sprint will not be one of them. In case you are wondering what you'll be missing, check out this impressive HD Voice demo comparing the new standard versus the mediocre in-call audio quality we are all accustomed to. 

source: Phone Scoop

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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)



4. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

HMV dog!!!

6. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Bwahahaaha. iFail strikes again.

7. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Don't be disappointed in Sprint not supporting HD audio - it appears that AT&T, T-Mo and VZW are in the same boat. Definitely a non-feature.

8. hfacuba

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

All this was known, because Apple wants is to keep all users as slaves, to continue taking away your money. Want to get your freedom?. Switch to an open OS like Android

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