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2014-09-30 03:57 AM - last edited on 2015-05-08 01:30 PM by Johan
OK my ringtones are fine when a call is incoming but message notifications are pathetic.
The volume is about 40% the preview (I know it's linked to media volume) but even on max the message notification is really weak, there's no x-loud for us to boost the speakers and all other settings do nothing for volume.
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2014-12-13 09:14 AM
I just updated my Xperia Z3 to the latest version (23.0.1.A.5.77) using Sony PC Companion and this has finally fixed my issue with low notification sounds. So it seems they have finally fixed it which is great, it's just too bad it took so long and we didn't get any replies from them.
2014-10-01 09:11 PM
i have same problem, notification sound is very very poor, looking for help or ideas or phone going back to supplier
2014-10-02 05:28 PM
Hi, I bought an Xperia Z3 Copper this Tuesday and have noticed that both the incoming call ringtone as well as the messaging tone are abysmally low. I have the volume controls set to maximum in the volumes sub menu. WHen I choose the the ringtone and notification tone, the volumnes are definitely good but when selected, they revert to the low volume state. So much so that I have missed >95% of my incoming messages with the phone right beside me and about half the incoming calls.
Another issue I noticed is that when I slide the volume level selectors to anything below full (even to the first lower step), the output volume drops to 20% of the original at 100% which in itself is not loud enough to hear. At 50% volume control, I can actually not hear anything unless in a quiet cabin with the air conditioning turned off.
Is this an issue with my handset unit or is it universal? If it's a bug in the volume level selector software, can Sony please provide a patch to solve the issue ASAP?
Otherwise, the speakers work just fine while playing audio, video or game files.
2014-10-03 05:06 AM - edited 2014-10-03 05:09 AM
Just to add on to the weight of the problem, there are more people complaining about this issue:
For myself, I've encounterd similar issues on the Z2 and ended up selling it shortly after. Looking at the Z3 now and disappointed that this issue still exists.
2014-10-04 12:06 PM - edited 2014-10-04 12:07 PM
Will you consider a different notification tone?
It seems these tones have higher volume ... eXcitement, eXemplify and luXury. I'm using luXury, result is an acceptable workaround.