Nexus 4 Users Encountering Buzzing Issues And Distorted Calls

By Anu Passary | Nov 26, 2012 09:13 AM EST

Share This Story

  • Print
  • Email

Many smartphone enthusiasts have managed to lay their hands on the fast-selling Nexus 4, and some users have reported that the earpiece of the phone gives out a strange buzzing sound resulting in distorted calls.

Follow us

Per Google's Android Project site forum under issue 39936: "Nexus 4 constant buzzing in earpiece," multiple users have reported a faint buzz or click originating from around the handset's earpiece/camera area. Users even say that they are experiencing distorted sounds when making calls.

"Confirmed.  When screen is on, there's a faint buzzing sound coming from earpiece and back of the phone near camera. When the screen is off, there is a very faint static buzz from the earpiece (barely audible), and a faint static buzz from the back of the phone near camera. I have also heard a faint clicking sound, but it has only happen a few times. All the noise is very faint, only audible when putting the phone next to ear," commented a user on Google's issue 39936 forum.

The buzzing sound issue has also triggered some users to ask for a replacement.

"I am going through the replacement process. Not sure if it's related or a different problem but the person's voice on the other end gets distorted at louder volume, sounds like a blown speaker or something... ? Hopefully the next one is better!" wrote a disgruntled user.

The root cause of the problem has not been identified, but is it expected that the problem will require more than a simple software fix. Most users speculate that the buzzing sound is due to a shielding problem within the handset's internal hardware setup which is creating the noise.

Most users report that the buzzing sound could be heard when the handset is within close proximity of the user's ear. Nexus 4 users will hope that Google fixes the problem as soon as possible, considering the smartphone's primary feature of making and receiving calls is affected.

Are you a Nexus 4 owner? Have you experienced the buzzing sound from the earpiece of your handset?

Get the Most Popular Mobile&Apps Stories in a Weekly Newsletter

Join Our Conversation

HTC One E9+ HTC One E9+ officially listed with 2K display on company’s Chinese website
Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge Best Buy pre-orders come with free wireless charging pad
AT&T, T-Mobile reveal pricing and options for Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge
LG G4 to debut in late April, boast curved QHD display?
Tablet / Laptop / PC
Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8 Dell unveils Venue 7 and Venue 8 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean tablets
Retina iPad Mini facing delays, may not launch until early next year
Refurbished 128GB iPad with Retina Display now available on the Apple Online Store
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition: Pricing and availability now official
Amazon Logo Amazon reportedly to launch ‘Firetube’ set-top box before 2013 holidays
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear India launch: Pricing and availability
Samsung Galaxy Gear Android smartwatch now up for pre-order in Canada
Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 reportedly in the works already, may debut at CES or MWC 2014
OS / Software
HTC Logo HTC reportedly considering Android/Windows Phone dual-booting smartphone as Microsoft pushes for deeper Windows mobile integration
iOS 7 Chrome Incognito mode leaks private searches due to bug
Sprint HTC One Android 4.3 Jelly Bean already rolling out, AT&T, T-Mobile & Verizon to follow
Microsoft Windows 8.1 now available for pre-order
Internet / Social Media
Google Downtime Google blacks out for two minutes, causes 40 percent drop in world’s Internet traffic
Xbox Music web player is live and ready for Xbox Music Pass subscribers
Facebook Android app collected phone numbers even if users never logged in
Firefox 22 brings support for web video calls, 3D gaming, and Unreal Engine 3
What's App
Amazon Prime Now Amazon Prime Now service rocks NYC, offers fast deliveries within the hour
Flipboard for Windows Phone finally available, but requires 1GB of RAM (VIDEO)
Vine gets major update, lets you upload previously-shot videos & more (VIDEO)
BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) finally hits Windows Phone – Available as a free download now

Most Popular

Copyright © 2015 Mobile & Apps All rights reserved. mobilenapps
Real Time Analytics