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    Default Two Microphones... Has anyone noticed this?

    I was looking at my N4 last night and noticed along the top edge the audio out jack on the left (of course) and a small hole on the right. Hmmm, I thought, what is that for?

    Well, it appears that it is a second microphone - Nexus 4 hardware - Nexus Help

    The only purpose I can think of would be for stereo audio input when shooting video. Any other explanation?
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    Default Re: Two Microphones... Has anyone noticed this?

    That's probably the microphone used by the system that suppresses background noise during calls.

    Sent from my SGSIII
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotJustAPhone View Post
    That's probably the microphone used by the system that suppresses background noise during calls.

    Sent from my SGSIII
    Wow, I didn't even know that it had that functionality!
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    Quote Originally Posted by N4Newbie View Post
    Wow, I didn't even know that it had that functionality!
    Many smartphones have this for the past few years
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    Default Re: Two Microphones... Has anyone noticed this?

    Quote Originally Posted by willdogs View Post
    Many smartphones have this for the past few years
    Guess I never paid much attention.
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    Default Re: Two Microphones... Has anyone noticed this?

    It had been mentioned when it was introduced. Not widely, but I was aware of it.

    Is anyone else getting complaints from people they're talking to that they sound muffled? My g/f misunderstood me because she said I sounded muffled and the playback of my outgoing Google Voice message sounds pretty muddy.
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    Default Re: Two Microphones... Has anyone noticed this?

    Quote Originally Posted by N4Newbie View Post
    I was looking at my N4 last night and noticed along the top edge the audio out jack on the left (of course) and a small hole on the right. Hmmm, I thought, what is that for?

    Well, it appears that it is a second microphone - Nexus 4 hardware - Nexus Help

    The only purpose I can think of would be for stereo audio input when shooting video. Any other explanation?
    This was actually a huge deal when the Nexus One came out 2 years ago. It's a common feature for phones today, though.
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    Default Re: Two Microphones... Has anyone noticed this?

    A lot of non tech people don't realize that this is a common feature on new phones. I think that is why Apple's newest iPhone commercial shows off it's noise cancelling system, to try and convince people that they have something special that others don't. Even though it is not a unique feature.
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    Default Re: Two Microphones... Has anyone noticed this?

    I guess I see why Apple operates the way they do now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KwietStorm View Post
    I guess I see why Apple operates the way they do now.

    Can't blame them lol


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