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is this a defect?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mshest, May 12, 2010.

  1. mshest

    mshest Well-Known Member
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    when i am holding the Droid properly to my ear and mouth I am being heard fine. if i move the Droid away from the side of my face about 3 inches.... or "god forbid" maybe leave the ear part next to my ear and move the mic part away so that the phone is now at a 45 degree angle from my face, the person on the other end says that they can barely hear me.

    the speakerphone/mic works fine. the mic also works great when I am using headphones that do not have their own mic. this problem is just when i am using the phone as described above.

    so is this a defect or is this how all your Droids are. I ask because this has never been a problem w/ other phones i've had and is not a problem on the Palm Pre that I also had recently.
     

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  2. brnr17

    brnr17 Well-Known Member
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    same thing happens to me
     
  3. smittythepig

    smittythepig Well-Known Member
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    droid seems to have a terrible time picking up sound. seems at this point it's notorious for it. my wife says i always sound horrible on the Droid. lots of other people seem to have this issue as well. not sure why it sucks so bad. getting a BT headset soon. hopefully that will be the end of the issue.
     
  4. MonmouthDroid

    MonmouthDroid Well-Known Member
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    My Droid does the exact same thing. Its super annoying.
     
  5. Spike760

    Spike760 Well-Known Member
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    I don't know if mine does that or not, but my girlfriend always thinks I pressed Mute, and then I look and it's not, but I found out that most of the time, I've switched to the phone tab or something, and if I go back to the normal during call screen it goes back to normal. It's actually pretty annoying, and probably my only complaint against the Droid.
     
  6. N2o

    N2o Active Member
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    Same with mine. I almost always use speaker now because I'm sick of people saying they cant hear me.
     
  7. monsterenergy22

    monsterenergy22 Well-Known Member
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    Same for me, is actually really annoying
     
  8. mobrienjr

    mobrienjr Well-Known Member
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    holding the mic up to your mouth works, do not move it too far away. I think any phone will have that issue
     
  9. Christian&wu

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    I think it is the problem of moto cristaltalk.
     
  10. Psychokitty

    Psychokitty Well-Known Member
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    In the forum dog house.
    This has already been covered extensively. It's widely believed that the noise cancellation software and noise cancellation microphone (located on the back, center - top of the phone) are the culprit. People do find that once they are aware of where this other mic is, they realize that they had been blocking it with a case, their hand, finger, shoulder, etc, causing even worse sound.
     

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