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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by uktivo, May 19, 2011.

  1. uktivo

    uktivo Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Hi all.

    I'm using the SGS2 with my new F10 BMW 5 series integrated bluetooth.

    When driving there is a MASSIVE amount of noise being introduced, so much so the other party can't hear anything I'm saying... I know it's not the car system because if I then swap back the IP4, the same call is crystal clear, no noise what so ever..

    Anyone else had any issues?????

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  2. jimalaia

    jimalaia Lurker

    The noise is caused by the wind and in order to remove it you need to have a noise cancellation algorithm. It looks like in IP4 there is a noise cancellation algorithm but in SGS2 there is no such noise cancellation.

    I suggest you take a look at the manual of SGS2 and see if there is an option to activate noise cancellation.
  3. uktivo

    uktivo Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the info.. I have actually activated noise cancelation during the call with no real effect.

    This is really the only side of the phone I feel is worse than the iphone. Samsung should take this seriously and do some work on this if they want to attract business users over to Android. I've reported my findings to Samsung.. I suggest anyone else with the same problem or concern do the same...
  4. stevehy

    stevehy Well-Known Member

    I do not have this problem an my bluetooth is the same as yours, 2011 MINI Cooper S, and 2009 BMW 528. In fact with the top down in my MINI the handsfree is usable. May be a problem with the mic location in the BMW, but my wife
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  5. uktivo

    uktivo Well-Known Member
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    Thanks for this info.. it's good to have a second opinion.

    I've had the mic looked at and the dealer says it's in place. The new 5 series is super quite inside so I'm amazed it's picking up anything at all.

    More investigation required i think
  6. Galaxy-S2

    Galaxy-S2 Lurker


    It sounds like I have the same problem as you.

    I have the new Kia Sportage and my Apple 3GS worked fine with hands free. When I dial from the SGS2 it sounds like a Dalek is speaking however it can be overcome by turning off the headset from the phone's screen and back on again but this has to be done for every call and is not a sufficient fix for me. If I dial from the car system instead is begins normal and lasts for around 2 seconds before dropping out and coming back with those Daleks again!

    Have you made any progress it finding an answer to this?
  7. uktivo

    uktivo Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Hi thanks for the suggestion, I will give it a go. I too suffer the Dr Who effect.. I've found zero solutions for my problems so far. I have reported it to Samsung but they haven't responded at all..

    I think it could be fixed with an update, just not too sure how urgent this update would be compared with other niggles they have at the moment..
  8. TobesEtc

    TobesEtc Android Enthusiast

    I use the original Samsung Vehicle Dock and both the audio player sound (through the HU) and the phone sound (just through the phone on speaker) are fine - as good as you'd expect from a hands-free car phone.

    Certainly no worse than any other phone I've used.

    (Mind you, I still think my original Motorola Flip had the best car-kit I've ever seen/used, and that was getting on for twenty years ago... no, that's can't be true, but you know what I mean).
  9. llames

    llames Lurker

    Same issue here.

    Same car, same radio player, but I updated my old Iphone 3GS for SGS2 and they can hear me crystal clear, however the person at the other end hears himself/herself with 1 seconds delay and very loud.

    Any solution guys?
  10. llames

    llames Lurker

    Hi again,

    I managed to improve quality of sound and reduce eco by reducing the volume of the speakers of the car and by reducing the volumen of my car mic.

    If you mute your phone the other person won't listen to himself/herself but you also mute the car player, so it is not good.

    I believe they need to update bluetooth drivers...
  11. llames

    llames Lurker

    I am pretty sure I can be fixed via the hidden menus tapping *#*#19732864040#*#* on phone call keypad screen.

    Any ideas?
  12. Genex32

    Genex32 Lurker

    Mine E70 LCI does not have that problem. Works great?
  13. hchen00

    hchen00 Lurker

    What was the resolution of this problem, I just got my Galaxy S2 with ICS, I had same problem with excessive road noise. I had a realy simple dumb phone before, never had any issue with the noise from the BMW bluetooth mic.

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