N5 microphone problems



  • In my N5 with ota 7 my microphone gives randomly problems: sometimes when i call somebody the other can't hear me, just white noise. After a reboot it works somtimes again.
    Sometimes it works for some minutes, then it gives white noise for some seconds and works again during the same call.

    • Software or hardware?

    Has anybody else seen this behavour?



  • @htc_tattoo hi, does it happens only with phone calls? Have you tried the mic with other app? (For example "Recorder")



  • Hey, I had a similar problem. Then I have flashed for comparison LineageOS 14.1 and I still had this problem. So it looks for me like a hardware problem ... I have switched to another Nexus 5 for now



  • @advocatux: I tried with audio recorder, same behavour: first it worked, then after turning the screen off and on again i still could see the wave moving to my voice, but it didn't record.
    Reboot didn't help, recording for a longer time made it suddenly work again. The recorded sound sounds like microphone in storm and suddenly it works normal.
    Could it be a conflict with other apps? eg. linphone?



  • @htc_tattoo i think ive read about this before. also I was the victim of this behavior myself.
    quick and dirty workaround: mute and unmute. this seems to fix the problem for the moment .



  • @Krille said in N5 microphone problems:

    Hey, I had a similar problem. Then I have flashed for comparison LineageOS 14.1 and I still had this problem. So it looks for me like a hardware problem ... I have switched to another Nexus 5 for now

    Yes, I had the same issuee too, I remember that I had to change the hardware.



  • Ok, seems to be broken then...I changed a lot in my phone, hardware seems to be on its end..
    we don't have much alternatives...what about the meizu mx 4? Is it worthy to change from a N5 to this phone?


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