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Hey all. Normally I use a Bluetooth headset for all my calls, but occasionally I don't have it on me. When I take a call using the phone's regular speaker I can barely hear the person on the other end. If I have any background noise, it's impossible to hear them. I've got my sound turned up to max. Anyone have some suggestions?

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Hey all. Normally I use a Bluetooth headset for all my calls, but occasionally I don't have it on me. When I take a call using the phone's regular speaker I can barely hear the person on the other end. If I have any background noise, it's impossible to hear them. I've got my sound turned up to max. Anyone have some suggestions?

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Since 4.4.2 both speakers on mine get incredibly loud. The N5's earpiece speaker is small (small circle rather than a long slit) so you do need to play with it some to get it set properly on your ear. Call someone and talk to them (indoors and quiet preferably) and adjust the phone on your ear till you hear it best. That's the position you'll need to use. I got used to it quickly and use about 40% volume even while in car at highway speeds and it is loud enough for me. Maybe clean your ears with a q-tip?jk

See if that helps, if not maybe something is going on with your earpiece speaker?
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Since 4.4.2 both speakers on mine get incredibly loud. The N5's earpiece speaker is small (small circle rather than a long slit) so you do need to play with it some to get it set properly on your ear. Call someone and talk to them (indoors and quiet preferably) and adjust the phone on your ear till you hear it best. That's the position you'll need to use. I got used to it quickly and use about 40% volume even while in car at highway speeds and it is loud enough for me. Maybe clean your ears with a q-tip?jk

See if that helps, if not maybe something is going on with your earpiece speaker?
I just did an echo test and I sounded okay. Maybe it's everyone else that calls me?

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I just did an echo test and I sounded okay. Maybe it's everyone else that calls me?

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Could be....

Are you stock? Any mods? Case? Screen protector?

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On PA, faux kernel and .15 radio.

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On PA, faux kernel and .15 radio.

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Hard to troubleshoot when you're running custom software (rom +kernel +old radio). If to really want to get to the bottom of it (imo) you should go back to stock 4.4.2 with NO mods and see if it does it. Otherwise you're just shooting blanks (again imo). Anyone in the PA/faux/radio thread experiencing similar?

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Install trickstermod kernel settings app and go to kernel settings, see if you can increase the gain for the speaker. If there isn't an option, you need to change kernel to one that allows sound tweaking (elementalx does) and then boost the gain through trickstermod app, or another free kernel settings app of your choosing. Changing the gain is a kernel setting that gives a very good boost to sound levels.
 
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Figured it out. My screen protector had a cut out for the speaker, but I never popped it out. Took it off and I can actually see the speaker now!

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