Pump, pump, pump it up. These are loudest mobile phones money can buy.
For the deep-sleepers who need extra volume that rouses. And the party-starters who want to raise the roof. We’ve put together a compilation of the top five loudest smartphones that silence the competition.
What did I discover? I have to confess, I’m a little surprised by the results, and you may be too. I expected HTC to boss the list, with its ‘BoomSound’ speakers. But alas, this particular brand is nowhere to be seen.
But before we delve into the results, it’s important to establish something. Smartphone loudness is rated in decibels (dB), and each increase of 10 dB doubles the loudness.
So 20 dB is twice as loud as 10 dB, 30 dB is four times as loud as 10 dB, and 80 dB is 128 times lounder than 10 dB. In other words, there’s a bigger difference than you might think between 50 dB and, say, 60 dB.
Put into real-world context, a lawn mower produces between 85-90 dB, a car horn around 110 dB, and a sperm whale 236 dB. Human ear drums burst at 160 dB, so maybe strike swimming with whales from your bucket list…
Without further ado, here’s Buy Mobiles’ top five loudest smartphones.
5) iPhone 7 Plus – 72 dB
iPhone 7 Plus really is larger than life at 5.5-inches. And it’s clearly got volume to match its impressive size, with two new stereo speakers, but did you expect anything less? Because it’s water-resistant, it makes great company around the pool or in the bath when listening to music. It’s also dust-tight, so could join you for a day on the beach, full of your favourite summer anthems.