An iPhone speaker can produce up to 115 decibels. However, it depends on the model and where the iPhone is released.
In the European region, the speaker loudness is limited to 100 decibels only.
Though Apple’s iPhone does not have the loudest speaker in the smartphone market, it has one of the loudest speakers.
Read the following article to know which iPhone can create how much sound in the scale of decibels.
Which iPhone has the loudest speaker?
As of 2023, the iPhone 14 pro max speaker has the highest decibels. It can produce around 103 decibels.
iPhone speakers can generate up to 115 DB. However, Apple has developed its iOS software in a way that will keep the level of sounds around 100 DB. That is why iPhones’ speakers do not reach 115 DB.
Besides the sound intensity level, the latest iPhones use stereo speakers setup powered by Dolby Atmos. As a result, the sound you get from your iPhone is more contrasty, sharp, and clear.
Let’s find out which model of iPhone can create how many decibels to its maximum capacity below to see at a glance:
|iPhone Model Name||Maximum Decibels|
|iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max||103|
|iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max||103|
|iPhone 13 Mini||100|
|iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max||72.5|
|iPhone 12 Mini||73.4|
|iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max||74.3|
|iPhone XS and XS Max||87.6|
|iPhone 8 Plus||74.6|
|iPhone 7 and 7 Plus||85|
|iPhone 6 and 6 Plus||115|
|iPhone 5 and 5s||104|
|iPhone 4 and 4s||92.9|
|iPhone 3G and 3Gs||98.6|
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How many decibels is an iPhone at its lowest volume?
The lowest volume of an iPhone is zero decibels. We also call it silent mode or mute. However, the sound we get after the first click on the volume up button when the iPhone is in mute position is around three to five decibels.
The lowest volume depends on the highest volume the speaker can make and how many clicks need to be given to mute the iPhone.
The reason is that every click on the volume rocker decreases or increases the volume equally. And the total number of clicks you need to give to your iPhone is 25 to silence it.
The lowest decibels an iPhone can generate are tabled below for different recent iPhone models to see at a glance:
|iPhone Model Name||Minimum Decibels|
|iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max||4.12|
|iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max||4.12|
|iPhone 13 Mini||4|
|iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max||3|
|iPhone 12 Mini||3.2|
|iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max||3.4|
The table shows the lowest volume of an iPhone. However, the normal range of a phone’s volume is around 60 to 70 decibels.
Why recent iPhones do not have high-decibel speakers?
According to the statistical data, old iPhone models had powerful speakers and could produce high-decibel sound. However, the recent iPhones have moved from that. Let’s find out here.
First of all, as the years advance, people are searching for better sound quality instead of loudness. For loud sounds, you can always use a loudspeaker.
Besides, speakers that can produce loud sounds are noisy. But for a phone, you need to have accurate sound production. Therefore, the iPhone introduced technologies like Dolby Atmos in its system.
Moreover, some regions in the world, such as the European Union, have given a limit to smartphone companies on how much their phones can make a sound. For the EU, the limit is 100 DB.
As a result, if you buy an iPhone from the European region, you will find your iPhone producing less sound than the American variant.
- https://www.dxomark.com/apple-iphone-12-audio-review-subtle-improvements-to-sound/ – Improvement of iPhone sound technology (Dxo Mark)