These are the loudest phones of the year
We first launched our new speakerphone test back in early 2020, and about a year and a half later, we have a solid database of phones that went through our review process. When we end the year 2021, we would like to show you the loudest phones to review our review process this year.
The list is about volume and not quality. A separate article reviewing the best-sounding smartphones is in the works, so stay tuned for that. The results are not about maximum volume during a burst, but we measure the average volume across a series of soundtracks, which is more relevant for use in the real world.
The scores below are in negative numbers, so closer to zero is better. For more detailed information on how we do the tests and how we evaluate the phones, check out this article.
Now to the ranking itself. As you can see, the nubia Red Magic 6 tops the charts with the highest speakers in 2021. It is followed by the recently announced Infinix Note 11 Pro, which may be limited in availability but certainly great in terms of volume.
Xiaomi has the most phones in the top 10 with four, while OnePlus has two inputs – 9 Pro and Nord 2 5G. Apple’s iPhone 13 Pro Max shares fifth place with Asus’ ROG Phone 5, as they posted identical results in terms of volume.