There appears to be no end to the amount of content users are consuming on their smartphones. As the displays become larger and brighter and offer a better overall visual experience, users are increasingly listening to content through the smartphone speakers instead of through headphones or Bluetooth and external speakers. It’s not unusual these days to see friends gather around a phone to watch videos.
Screen sizes have become larger, feature-rich, and sharper over the years, but the audio experience hasn’t always kept up, particularly when it comes to speaker output. In response, DXOMARK has created a new audio testing protocol designed to help both manufacturers and consumers better understand the strong and weak points of smartphone speaker capabilities.