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Default So have they fixed the rubbish speaker?

Seeing as how my moto x Dev edition just broke... (Microphone just failed)

I'm thinking about the nexus 5 again.

Only if... However they've fixed that garbage quality speaker.

Can someone shed some light?

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No. Same erratic build, no new 'version'.

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There was a software update for the speaker. Fixed the volume being unusually low in certain apps.

If you root the phone there are many options to increase volume and audio quality. Unrooted you can use equalizers for a small boost.

I find it loud enough to hear my ringtone in a noisy environment and clear enough to enjoy videos and music with.

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I never thought the N5 speaker was garbage... better than the S3s I had in every single way.
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Seeing as how my moto x Dev edition just broke... (Microphone just failed)

I'm thinking about the nexus 5 again.

Only if... However they've fixed that garbage quality speaker.

Can someone shed some light?

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If you are rooted then install ViPer4Android. It so dynamically changes the sound quality you will wonder what all the bitching is about. Check for the ViPer4Android thread in the Nexus 5 themes and apps section for how to install it. In that thread is a flash file that makes things a little easier. In my opinion Google should buy ViPer4Android and make it standard. I use it on all my Android devices.

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My girlfriend's HTC One Mini has much better speakers than my N5. But my screen, processor, RAM, etc. are all much better. Depends what's most important to you. You could always use headphones
 
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Google will push new speakers through an update soon BTW read the suggestions above.
USE Search: /this thread /all threads/Google before posting your question, you`re most likely not the first one having this issue
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Tested audio quality with earphones and without using Google music+equalizer and I can say that audio quality is GREAT.
Honestly after reading some users complains about audio quality I excepted it worse,but like for me,a music lover,it's great.
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So is it possible that I got a gimped one from the first order? Way back on release week.

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So is it possible that I got a gimped one from the first order? Way back on release week.

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Some nexus 5's had really low volume on the speaker. That's why people started drilling holes in it.

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