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    Default Loud Vibration

    I've had 4 different Moto X now for different reasons but one thing I've noticed on all of them is the vibration is really loud. Its kinda crunchy/crackly and just feels like the vibrator inside is loose or poorly made. Anyone else have this issue or not have this issue?
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    Ebony/Black/Black Moto X
    Nexus 7 2013
    iPhone 5c

    X X X
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    My first one did. The one I have now doesn't thank god.

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    I think the haptic feedback is premium feeling. Yes it is strong and you can adjust it. Probably rattles the buttons ha ha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnly View Post
    I think the haptic feedback is premium feeling. Yes it is strong and you can adjust it. Probably rattles the buttons ha ha.

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    How do you adjust it? I didn't find any way to do it. I found it horrible in the two phones I had. They handed me the phone to activate it with google account and as soon as I pressed a key I was WTF are you kidding me? I couldn't stand it and had to turn haptic feedback off on the keyboard. I didn't have the phones long enough otherwise to see what vibrating from a call is like and stuff but I could never type with such a strong rough feeling buzz. This was VZW. All AT&T phones I tried were nice and pleasant feeling. Kind of symbolic of how I feel about Verizon, maybe it's an omen and I should go with AT&T instead.
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    I thought I read it was adjustable or there was a app or something to tame it a little? Maybe not. I don't think that because the phone shakes more than others when it vibrates and the buttons or something rattles from it means it is bad? The at&t ones do the same thing....I remember my iPhone 4s camera would rattle like heck when I set it down. I didn't let that stop me from enjoying the device. No phone is ever perfect, but if you find one that doesn't rattle when it vibrates let us know would ya?

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    You can't with the Google keyboard but third party keyboards can offer it. I can speak for SwiftKey specifically, they allow you to set the feedback duration to make it less or more intense.

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    My belief is if there is such an obvious difference in vibrate characteristics between phones of the same model, then one is more likely built to desired specs than the other. I choose to consider the one out of spec to be bad or defective but I guess you can argue semantics if you really want to. Regardless, I don't like the rough vibrating one and prefer the smoother one, especially since Motorola doesn't let you adjust intensity. That's one thing I like about the S4 and G2. Why don't they do this anyway, is there a patent on it that they are too cheap to pay? Are they using a part that doesn't let them adjust it? I find it really strange after all these years that they continue to choose not to provide this feature which I think is so basic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aparkins30 View Post
    You can't with the Google keyboard but third party keyboards can offer it. I can speak for SwiftKey specifically, they allow you to set the feedback duration to make it less or more intense.

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    You can adjust it with the stock keyboard. It's under advanced in the keyboard settings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aparkins30 View Post
    You can't with the Google keyboard but third party keyboards can offer it. I can speak for SwiftKey specifically, they allow you to set the feedback duration to make it less or more intense.

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    If you get jelly bean 4.3 keyboard you can. Its compiled from android keyboard with a bunch of extra options

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    Quote Originally Posted by tortex73 View Post
    You can adjust it with the stock keyboard. It's under advanced in the keyboard settings.

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    Ah nice I stand corrected. I think I find a new setting for this phone daily.

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    Yeah I've adjusted it a bit. It's really not the feeling so much as the sound. It's not the buttons rattling. It's inside the phone. It sounds like vibratory unit itself. I usually am not the kind of guy to worry about this kind of thing but it's really loud and cheap sounding.

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    What I had...
    What I have...
    Ebony/Black/Black Moto X
    Nexus 7 2013
    iPhone 5c

    X X X
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    Quote Originally Posted by svenEDGE View Post
    Yeah I've adjusted it a bit. It's really not the feeling so much as the sound. It's not the buttons rattling. It's inside the phone. It sounds like vibratory unit itself. I usually am not the kind of guy to worry about this kind of thing but it's really loud and cheap sounding.

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    I get bothered by it as well. I actually like haptic feedback but not when it sounds like the moto x. It actually sounds like the buttons are the ones that rattle or like you said something inside. I have used the htc one and the haptic feedback on that is perfect.
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    I agree about the loudness and sound also, I was also adding to it by complaining about the feeling. Does the 4.3 keyboard let you change intensity or just duration? Making it shorter I imagine will help but doesn't change the other aspects. Besides haptic though, vibrate when phone ringing can be aggravating if it's loud.

    My samsung S vibrate is somewhat loud and I feel everyone in vicinity can hear my phone ring in vibrate mode, like if I'm in a meeting. The G2 I found had a neat setting where vibrate starts soft and escalates over time when ringing.

    A pro to it being loud is sometimes depending on the pants and how it sits in my pocket I may not feel the vibration if it's not sitting against my body, but I hear it. If it was really quiet I may not notice the vibrate.

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