The basic ringtones are ok to hear. I wish the ringer were louder, but least I haven't been in a place where it's been too loud to hear the phone. If you're close enough to the phone, at least I notice the decibal level is high enough that my eardrums vibrate. My old Kyocera 2235 rand louder than my Samsung a650. Overall I'm happy with the phone on the basic features, especially tri-mode. Samsung should have been considerate at putting an external display on the phone, even if the external one was a monochrome.