Earpiece crackling fault - hardware ?Support


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  1. connectandroid

    connectandroid Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    The defy is on the shortlist of mine vs Samsung Galaxy S vs HTC Desire HD/Z but came across this report of earpiece crackling faults http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=1535948&p=9#r172 and wondering if anyone has experienced this or has more info ?

     

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  2. NiteWalker

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    I haven't, if I did it would be very annoying, but I'm sure motorola would take care of it. So I'm not faulting the phone for it just yet; it might be limited to a certain number of handsets.
     
  3. 8Ball

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    Haven't noticed that either.
     
  4. colnago

    colnago Well-Known Member

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    The only "issue" I've noticed is that on a call, when I moved the phone from being physically on my ear, to maybe a half an inch "off", the volume would drop significantly when pressed back on my ear. It would resume at previous volume levels shortly after, or if I moved it away and back again. Its been a random occurrence, and I have not been able to replicate it at will.

    I also have noticed crackling on speaker when at max volume. This from a phone where I was testing Skype, which defaults to speaker on my other phone, and listening at surprisingly good volume level at half volume, when I realized that the sound was coming from the earpiece. When I switched to the speaker I was even more impressed. This coming from a VoIP engineer...FWIW. "Quality" of the sound is not the "best", but better than most. More importantly, its loud enough to hear when in a noisy environment...as always, YMMV.
     
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  5. MIKEEEEE

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    crackling speakers is called 'clipping', when too much volume is applied to the speaker magnet.

    because i'm vehicle centric with my DEFY, i'm always using a bluetooth headset or speakerphone.

    no audio problems at all for me.
     
  6. connectandroid

    connectandroid Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks guys for sharing your experiences and info. Still conflicted if i should get this phone so close to Xmas IF there is such a fault. But now the defy can be rooted it's moved up a notch on my shortlist.

    Next criteria is battery life - i think the Samsung Galaxy S is the standard to measure against for battery life ?
     
  7. BobbyPhoenix

    BobbyPhoenix Well-Known Member

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    I have no issues either. Actually the call quality is better on my Defy than my Desire HD. I have my Defy since the day before Thanksgiving, and I was mainly using my DHD, and after a full charge on the Defy, I didn't touch it for three days, and it was still at 100%! Three days! I know Moto phones only go by 10% increments, but that still means it didn't even drop 10% in three days. My DHD drops 10% in three hours!
     
  8. connectandroid

    connectandroid Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    thanks bobby for the battery info :)
     
  9. JuanPiggly

    JuanPiggly Active Member

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    YES!!! i'm currently having this problem! i can't hear anything through the ear piece! its dead silent. the only way i hear anything is through speaker or headset. but im gonna have it replaced soon! :D
     

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