I'm quite disappointed to see that the screen brightness on the Axon 7 is so low. Outdoor visibility in direct sunlight is an important criteria for me. This coupled with the unlit navigation keys are enough to make me reconsider this phone (I currently have one on preorder). I'm beginning to think I might be better served by a (significantly more expensive, and loaded with bloatware) S7 or S7 Edge. Oh, and the others who commented here are correct: You did mix up the terms "former" and "latter" at the end of your review, and I don't think you're being fair to the Axon 7's speakers. It is a PHONE, after all. Not a standalone Bluetooth speaker. At that size, you're really not going to get much bass. I'm not sure what you were expecting. You should compare the sound to the Idol 4s, the Nexus 6p, the Moto X Pure, the HTC 10 or M9. I mean you did mention that you didn't hear much difference between the Axon 7's speakers and your iPhone, so there's that, I guess. But as far as bass goes, can you name us a phone that delivers the bass response you expect from its built-in speaker(s)?