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  1. Borgie's Avatar
    My Seidio Surface will be here on Monday and I will put some pics up for you.
    10-24-2014 09:12 AM
  2. curney's Avatar
    I would just drill out the hole like I saw in another post but I'm also a little peeved that the heart rate sensor doesn't work when I have my Neo Hybrid Case on either. Seems like a pretty big fail.
    10-24-2014 09:44 AM
  3. bertsirkin's Avatar
    The issue is with Verizon phones. ALL cases to date, to my knowledge, have this problem. For some reason, the Verizon microphone is located in a different place than the other Note 4's - this is going to be one heck of a big problem with the case manufacturers!
    10-24-2014 09:49 AM
  4. apagan4182's Avatar
    I haven't had any issues with my neo hybrid case on my verizon phone. Not that I can tell at least lol.
    10-24-2014 09:58 AM
  5. Borgie's Avatar
    Let me know if you get it. It does indeed look cool, but looks like it might be tough to get out of your pocket.
    10-24-2014 11:17 AM
  6. GS4Bob's Avatar
    I have the Spigen Neo-Hybrid............PERFECT!
    The bottom holes are in alignment properly.
    10-24-2014 11:20 AM
  7. mty msi's Avatar
    After unsuccessfully trying to order the Ballistic Tough Jacket Maxx once on Amazon and once on eBay I ordered the Seidio Surface today from Seidio.

    It can be ordered with a holster or if you want a much more protective case in about a month you can order the Convert add on kit & holster for max protection. The Convert model starts out with the Surface as the first layer.

    Seidio has an interesting car, bike & arm mounting system for the Convert case too.
    10-24-2014 11:44 AM
  8. Warmart's Avatar
    I just received a Ringke Fusion crystal view case and ran into the same issue other's have noted with Spigen cases, in that the bottom left microphone port doesn't line up with the hole on the case. I'll probably just add a hole, it's a gel type of case so it'll be simple - but thought you all should be forewarned.
    10-24-2014 11:47 AM
  9. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Good to know! I wonder why manufacturers didn't notice this before. Did Verizon move the microphone or something?
    10-24-2014 12:52 PM
  10. sforsyth01's Avatar
    This isn't just Verizon. A coworker had the same issue with a TMobile Note 4.

    -Shawn
    Noting the world one S-Pen at a time.
    Warmart likes this.
    10-24-2014 12:52 PM
  11. SpookDroid's Avatar
    It's interesting... I just got the official Samsung one and while it has a precise pinhole on the right side, it has a long cutout for the left one. Maybe the microphone positions for different carriers is different?
    sulla1965 likes this.
    10-24-2014 12:54 PM
  12. SpookDroid's Avatar
    That was great! Congrats Kingb
    10-24-2014 12:57 PM
  13. chuckawd's Avatar
    I have the Verizon N4 along with the Spigen Tough Armor case and it does indeed cover the LEFT side(holding phone towards face) microphone. I haven't had any complaints as far as callers not being able to hear me though however, its kind of disappointing that the cover covers something it shouldn't.

    Additionally, the cutout for the heart rate sensor is not big enough in the tough armor so its essentially useless while in the case.

    What are we going to do about this?
    10-24-2014 02:50 PM
  14. Alexander Burnside's Avatar
    Well, I sure hope you're wrong because I have a Verizon phone and my Spigen case is already on it's way. There...aren't a great deal of good options right now, so I imagine if it doesn't fit, I'll have to live with it.
    10-24-2014 02:52 PM
  15. chuckawd's Avatar


    Here you can see the obvious mismatching of microphone holes on the bottom of the Verizon version. Case is the Spigen Tough Armor and Verizon Black N4. I haven't had any issues with callers not being able to hear me nor have I had any issues with the phone and its respective voice recognition programs like Google NOW etc.
    sulla1965 likes this.
    10-24-2014 03:00 PM
  16. akpls's Avatar
    So if you were biking, riding, snowmobiling, skiing, hiking, motocross riding, 4-wheeling, etc. how would you carry your new Note 4?
    Take a look at the Kit Bags from Hill People Gear. I'd post the link, but don't have enough posts to do that yet.
    10-24-2014 03:19 PM
  17. greatg67's Avatar
    Would the Note 3 Cellet case fit the Note 4?
    10-24-2014 03:41 PM
  18. SpookDroid's Avatar
    So it's the case manufacturer then. Geesh.
    10-24-2014 04:45 PM
  19. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Yup, that's exactly the side that the official Samsung one has elongated for some reason. Maybe they changed the microphone position beforehand or they use different positions for different versions. I don't know, but it sucks that those cases are covering it.
    10-24-2014 04:47 PM
  20. DarinK's Avatar
    To all of those who are considering drilling the case to clear up this issue, you may not have to drill a hole in the bumper frame. I was reading the reviews for the Neo Hybrid case on Amazon, and I saw a post in which the user stated they cut a small hole in the absorption interior and that resolved the issue. So I used a razor and cut a small hole in the absorption interior, but I did not drill a hole in the bumper frame. I made a few test calls and the issue is resolved, people said they could hear me loud and clear, where previously they could not. So if you are thinking about drilling the frame, cut a hole in the interior first, it might work.

    I'm not happy about having to cut my case, but I figured this would be easier than returning it. I'm interested in knowing if this solution works for anyone else.

    Also, I have the official Samsung protective case (blue color) coming in a few days, and I want to know if the same microphone problem is present. If anyone has this case please let me know if there are any issues.
    curney likes this.
    10-24-2014 04:48 PM
  21. SpookDroid's Avatar
    To all of those who are considering drilling the case to clear up this issue, you may not have to drill a hole in the bumper frame. I was reading the reviews for the Neo Hybrid case on Amazon, and I saw a post in which the user stated they cut a small hole in the absorption interior and that resolved the issue. So I used a razor and cut a small hole in the absorption interior, but I did not drill a hole in the bumper frame. I made a few test calls and the issue is resolved, people said they could hear me loud and clear, where previously they could not. So if you are thinking about drilling the frame, cut a hole in the interior first, it might work.

    I'm not happy about having to cut my case, but I figured this would be easier than returning it. I'm interested in knowing if this solution works for anyone else.

    Also, I have the official Samsung protective case (blue color) coming in a few days, and I want to know if the same microphone problem is present. If anyone has this case please let me know if there are any issues.
    It doesn't, that's what I meant in my previous posts. This case has a larger opening instead of a pinhole in the left. The right one, though, is still a perfectly aligned pinhole. That's why I'm thinking that different Note 4 models have this particular component in a slightly different position, which Samsung is accommodating for with a longer cutout but the case manufacturers are not. Don't know, but yeah, you won't have that issue with the official case (I have the blue one, too, it's very nice!)

    Actually, here you go. This is the official Samsung Case. See that longer cutout there on the left?
    What Carrying Case Is Best For Galaxy Note 4?-img_0021.jpg
    curney, DarinK and huntnyc like this.
    10-24-2014 05:24 PM
  22. JasW's Avatar
    It's interesting... I just got the official Samsung one and while it has a precise pinhole on the right side, it has a long cutout for the left one. Maybe the microphone positions for different carriers is different?
    Here's the Spigen Capsule side by side with the Samsung protective cover -- you can see the elongated microphone hole on the Samsung cover:

    Attachment 143017
    10-24-2014 07:11 PM
  23. datastar's Avatar
    No problem with the Spigen Walet
    What Carrying Case Is Best For Galaxy Note 4?-spigen-walet-case.jpg
    10-24-2014 07:56 PM
  24. datastar's Avatar
    I got this Spigen Wallet from Amazon; it was delivered the Oct 23rd and love it. I will use it most of the time especially when I wear a suit or jacket. I'm waiting on the Spigen Tough Armor which I will get on Oct 30th.
    10-24-2014 08:05 PM
  25. nugj's Avatar
    I am sure it is being manufactured at Sammy that way. They would have known the dims for the radio tray they had to incorporate into the Verizon version early on and would have been designing the location for it, the antenna traces....everything very early in the process. I should note that I am just guessing that it is the radio tray, type and size and what it does to the antenna traces that forced the move on the mic hole. Not only have they moved the mic hole but there is a tunnel up to the mic from the hole to help get your voice up there. So that means they really had to move that mic into a different location in the design.
    10-24-2014 09:45 PM
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