12-12-2012 01:11 AM
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  1. natehoy's Avatar
    I think you have every right to be unhappy, and I'm glad reading the thread you've decided to give Google and LG the chance to see if they can make you happy again.
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    12-11-2012 08:15 AM
  2. _X_'s Avatar
    I had a similar buzzing with my Samsung Galaxy S phone. It was definitely a shielding issue for me. At times the statics would be so bad I couldn't charge the phone and listen to it via the aux.

    I've noticed most of Samsungs later phone have gone with putting the audio back and charger on opposite ends.


    I debated getting the note vs. The nexus i ended going with the note and love it.

    I've of androids greatest boons is if you don't like the skin you can always use your favorite. I too hate touch wiz and use ADW.Launcher. To date thus is my favorite launcher, I even prefer it over the stock android.

    =X=
    12-11-2012 10:06 AM
  3. badbrad17's Avatar
    My SGS2 buzzes like crazy if I use my car charger and plug in the Aux adapter for music. I can't even listen to it that way. I always thought it was the charger, but maybe not.

    Sent from my SGH-T989D using Android Central Forums
    12-11-2012 10:15 AM
  4. rickms80's Avatar
    I'm also experiencing the Buzz/Static in the earpiece. I thought I was hearing GSM Buzz if it was connecting using EDGE but now i'm not so sure as ti seems to do it over WCDMA.

    MY GS2's earpiece would buzz if it ever dropped to EDGE. Also, the Headphone jack on my GS2 would make a loud hissing noise if it was charging with no audio, once audio started the hissing would stop.

    Funny thing is that you can hear an Example of GSM buzz if you listen to Spagnola Orchestration in you ringtones. LOL
    12-11-2012 11:01 AM
  5. LNWJ's Avatar
    My wife and I both have an 8GB N4 and both have the slight rattle when they are shaken a certain way. Neither of us have the strange noises from the earpiece though. I don't think that is normal...
    12-11-2012 12:32 PM
  6. NordicNinja's Avatar
    I have a Nexus 4 and the Galaxy Nexus before that, never experienced this so called buzzing issue with either. Without question I would be requesting a replacement. Please OP let us know if you get a replacement and if your issue was solved.

    I do have the rattling issue near the camera lens and my bezel creeks a fair bit at the bottom of the device but I don't consider those to by RMA issues. The ear piece buzzing however directly impacts your use of the phone, arguably the primary use at that. If I was told that the lens rattle and bezel creek are grounds for replacement, I might consider it... Mostly to ensure that I get full life out of the device and the autofocus doesn't stop working a year from now or something like that.
    12-11-2012 12:35 PM
  7. bobjohnson201's Avatar
    i can't help but to wonder if more people have the earpiece buzzing but aren't aware of it. especially if they don't use these types of forums and are completely oblivious that the buzzing is an "issue". i didn't notice mine till the 4th day. I was in a parking lot in my car (extremely quiet location) and then i finally noticed it. If i were to listen for it in front of my laptop (makes noise because of the cooling fan) or any other location with a moderate level of noise, i would have a hard time picking it up. and if people use a low call volume during calls, they probably won't notice it either. and they could easily mistake the noise that they hear when using a higher call volume for just a "bad connection", unless they consistently make calls with high volume levels. im not talking about the severe buzzing that some people had, i'm talking about buzzing similar to mine and the OP's.
    12-11-2012 01:19 PM
  8. techlover757's Avatar
    i can't help but to wonder if more people have the earpiece buzzing but aren't aware of it. especially if they don't use these types of forums and are completely oblivious that the buzzing is an "issue". i didn't notice mine till the 4th day. I was in a parking lot in my car (extremely quiet location) and then i finally noticed it. If i were to listen for it in front of my laptop (makes noise because of the cooling fan) or any other location with a moderate level of noise, i would have a hard time picking it up. and if people use a low call volume during calls, they probably won't notice it either. and they could easily mistake the noise that they hear when using a higher call volume for just a "bad connection", unless they consistently make calls with high volume levels. im not talking about the severe buzzing that some people had, i'm talking about buzzing similar to mine and the OP's.
    i wondered the same thing. but then my girlfriend she could hear it when were talking last night. i still love this phone like crazy. it just has that fault. and it doesn't workout. i guess i should learn the whole routing Kernal ROM process it just seems a little difficult but I'm an IT should be able to handle it. If this doesn't work out I will see about getting a galaxy phone and just putting nova launcher on it.
    12-11-2012 03:43 PM
  9. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    so i called to get a replacement. i have a year warranty so it cant hurt. worst comes to worst i buy something else. i love my phone and dont want anything else. I hate touchwiz so no galaxy phones even though they are great...im just picky like that and i dont wanna return to apple again.

    I understand they're gonna be software quirks since im a beta tester but i fear im having hardware issues.
    Sorry to go back to the first page, but have you tried a Touchwiz phone on ICS or JB, such as on the S3 or Note 2? I used to feel the exact same way, but I also think Samsung's latest version of TW is actually quite nice. Doesn't "overwhelm" the natural Android experience as so many OEM launchers tend to do -- and prior to ICS I felt Touchwiz was one of the worst offenders. I even slapped Nova launcher on my S3 to add a more an pure-Android feel (as well as the extra customization and ability to backup/restore configs), and it runs smooth as butter -- which really surprised me because in the past any 3rd party launcher I've tried usually cause way too much lag for me to continue using it.

    Not saying you should ditch your N4 for a Samsung...just saying if you haven't tried out Touchwiz on a newer device you may not hate it as much as you think. (Or maybe you do...that's cool too).
    12-11-2012 04:15 PM
  10. Hubertsng's Avatar
    My wife and I both have an 8GB N4 and both have the slight rattle when they are shaken a certain way. Neither of us have the strange noises from the earpiece though. I don't think that is normal...
    It's not normal but many people have reported problems of that, I don't know why. It's not supposed to happen and he can request a replacement phone

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    My wife and I both have an 8GB N4 and both have the slight rattle when they are shaken a certain way. Neither of us have the strange noises from the earpiece though. I don't think that is normal...
    It's not normal but many people have reported problems of that, I don't know why. It's not supposed to happen and he can request a replacement phone
    12-11-2012 06:12 PM
  11. techlover757's Avatar
    Sorry to go back to the first page, but have you tried a Touchwiz phone on ICS or JB, such as on the S3 or Note 2? I used to feel the exact same way, but I also think Samsung's latest version of TW is actually quite nice. Doesn't "overwhelm" the natural Android experience as so many OEM launchers tend to do -- and prior to ICS I felt Touchwiz was one of the worst offenders. I even slapped Nova launcher on my S3 to add a more an pure-Android feel (as well as the extra customization and ability to backup/restore configs), and it runs smooth as butter -- which really surprised me because in the past any 3rd party launcher I've tried usually cause way too much lag for me to continue using it.

    Not saying you should ditch your N4 for a Samsung...just saying if you haven't tried out Touchwiz on a newer device you may not hate it as much as you think. (Or maybe you do...that's cool too).

    im glad you wrote that. i think after i get my replacement and im still unhappy i will get a galaxy something. I like the specs on the note 2 and it feels like a mini nexus 7 in my hands. but so far i love my nexus 4 and due to the comments here i learned to appreciate any android phone regardless of the launcher
    12-11-2012 09:05 PM
  12. bobjohnson201's Avatar
    I have also heard the buzzing was on most phones as well
    where did you hear that? most people say they don't have it, at least here.
    12-11-2012 09:22 PM
  13. bobjohnson201's Avatar
    It was a front page story here on AC.

    Earpiece buzz not unique to the Nexus 4, but it's there [buzz] | Android Central

    Considering I have had several other phones and I have never heard it I have my doubts. My infraction points show though I cannot talk anything negative in here.

    Sent from my X-Band Modem... TY Genesis
    read it. so even the gs3, iphone 4s, and optimus g has it. well damn. he didn't even say how many are affected and said his didn't have it. so idk where you got the 'most' from
    12-11-2012 11:44 PM
  14. bobjohnson201's Avatar
    I have never heard it on either SGS I had, ip4, charge, either fascinate, gnex, thunderbolt, stratosphere, or rezound. But it must be there.

    Sent from my X-Band Modem... TY Genesis
    it doesnt say all are affected. it just says it has been reported. the quantity of each device affected, including the n4 remains unknown to me
    12-11-2012 11:55 PM
  15. Ichi_Bear's Avatar
    It seems to me that there are quality control issues with the Nexus 4. I'd like to know if this issue is more prevalent in the International version of the S3 or the ones made for the US market and the LTE versions.

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
    12-12-2012 12:35 AM
  16. bobjohnson201's Avatar
    It seems to me that there are quality control issues with the Nexus 4. I'd like to know if this issue is more prevalent in the International version of the S3 or the ones made for the US market and the LTE versions.

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
    i'd like to know how prevalent it is on the n4
    12-12-2012 12:40 AM
  17. Ichi_Bear's Avatar
    I'd also like to know, out of all the first batch of Nexus 4's sold out, how many have been returned. Remember the situation with the XBox and it's cooling problems :rolleyes:

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
    12-12-2012 12:53 AM
  18. bobjohnson201's Avatar
    I'd also like to know, out of all the first batch of Nexus 4's sold out, how many have been returned. Remember the situation with the XBox and it's cooling problems :rolleyes:

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
    i'm really questioning my decision to request for a replacement... aside from the minor buzz everything else is fine.
    12-12-2012 01:11 AM
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