Originally Posted by tumblingdice
I didn't like the volume of the earpiece at all at first. After a few weeks and a few OS upgrades it is either better or I got used to it. Not sure which. At first I did more speakerphone which was a bit better. I'm thinking it's better but loud background noise may be an issue but then again it's that way with pretty much any phone.
Well, volume is a dealbreaker with me. I have some damage to my "phone ear" from a martial arts injury as a youngster...and some phones (Sony Ericsson, some Motorolas...) are simply not loud enough for me.
I got my first Torch the day after release day...and returned it three days later because of the volume and the laggy OS. I've tried to go back to the 9700/9780 from my iPhone 4, and I'm too spoiled to a larger screen to go back to such a small one...which is a shame, since the speaker volume in those two phones (and the 9000 Bold as well) are more than adequate.
I'm hoping that I don't find myself returning the one I'm getting today. I plan on updating the OS to 188.8.131.526 as soon as it comes out of the box, so I'll have the most recent build from the get-go. We'll see...