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Old 05-10-2012, 09:38 PM
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Hi all, I just bought the 5'' version. I notice that there is no sound coming out from the front speaker that is above the screen. What is this speaker for?
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:40 PM
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The only time I've had it activate is when I'm making a call with a VoiP app.
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:44 PM
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When I was watching videos there is sound from the back mic but not from the front mic that is on top of the screen. I thought I bought a faulty player.
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:17 PM
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No, that's how it is. Media sound does not come out of the front side speaker.
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Old 05-13-2012, 11:22 AM
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I thought it was just for show, So people will think it is a Cell phone
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Old 05-17-2012, 02:32 AM
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I have GrooVeIP to make calls with my Google Voice number. That's the only time I've seen it used.
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:25 AM
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I have GrooVeIP to make calls with my Google Voice number. That's the only time I've seen it used.
Same here. Actually, on sort of the same note, I took my previous Galaxy Player 4.0 apart (I ended up having to return it, but thought I'd see if something was obviously wrong first), and the rear bottom "speaker" was not even there! I haven't taken my current one apart, so I'm not sure if it was just that one Player or not, but that would be extremely cheap and misleading on the part of Samsung if it's the case with all of them (though I believe sound does come from both speakers on my current one; not quite sure though). Anyone else looked in theirs to find out?
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I can very clearly hear sound out of both speakers on my SGP5...
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Same here. Actually, on sort of the same note, I took my previous Galaxy Player 4.0 apart (I ended up having to return it, but thought I'd see if something was obviously wrong first), and the rear bottom "speaker" was not even there! I haven't taken my current one apart, so I'm not sure if it was just that one Player or not, but that would be extremely cheap and misleading on the part of Samsung if it's the case with all of them (though I believe sound does come from both speakers on my current one; not quite sure though). Anyone else looked in theirs to find out?
Easy test, turn the volume up high and stick a finger over each one of the speaker "grills", and you will feel the sound in your fingertips. And on the 4.0 you don't have to take it apart just remove the back cover and boom there they are.
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