Originally Posted by sharkmarc
I was wondering if anyone else noticed a difference in loudness between the top and bottom speakers. I first noticed the difference while watching some youtube vids, but thought the youtube app was to blame. But when playing a song over the speakers in mono( to better hear the difference) with poweramp, the bottom speaker is still a bit louder. The phone is still stock 17.1.A.2.55.
This normally wouldn't bother me that much, as I mainly listen to music through in-ears. But combined with rubbish other end call quality and minor gap issues, it makes me think about returning the phone.
I don't think there is a quick fix to this but I'm curious to see if there are more people experiencing this.
The bottom speaker on the Z2 is indeed slightly louder than the top speaker. This is on all of them, due to the difference in drive units and their physical housings. So, it's a feature rather than a fault.
You can adjust the relative volume of the top and bottom speakers in mixer-paths.xml if you so wish. Sony ought to have done this....!
Personally, if it bothered me, I would buy an M8.
It's pointless returning your unit unless you want to exchange for another phone brand and model.
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