Nokia Lumia 800 WP 7.8 update causing low music volume issues

It seems Windows Phone 7.8 has been somewhat of a mixed blessing for those who update to the latest software.

Multiple users are complaining on the Nokia Discussions Forum that after the firmware update the phone’s volume when playing back music appears to be about half of what it was before, with music which could be comfortable listened to at volume 15 now needing to be cranked up to volume 30, and quiet music not being properly audible at all.

Reflashing to the old firmware corrects the issue, ruling out hardware to be the cause.

Many of the users complaining also had their devices flashed to WP 7.8 by Nokia Care, which one would assume would result in the best combination of compatible hardware and software.

Nokia has had a chequered history with audio problems with their Lumia range, and even their flagship,  the Nokia Lumia 920, is having audio problems, with audio automatically being capped when when loud music is played, resulting in periods of low volume until reboot. This issue affects the Nokia Lumia 820 also.

Have our readers had audio issues after the Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone 7.8 update? Let us know in the poll above and comments below.

Thanks Kashyap for the tip.

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