2G iPhone's mic is seriously crap

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by daneoni, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. daneoni macrumors G4

    daneoni

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    So lately i've been hearing people complain that they can't hear me and that the 'line is really bad' even though i can hear them clearly. So i decided to investigate the mic since that would be the probable cause. To do this i compared the phone with my old Treo 680.

    I gave the 680 to my brother to act as the call recipient and when i called he said my voice was patchy and low and barely audible. I had to literally move the phone away from my ear and point the mic directly to my mouth before things got better

    I then switched the phones and gave my brother the iPhone and i used the Treo to call and he said the call quality was miles better and he could hear me loud and clear

    I admit i hadnt noticed this earlier because i'm a heavy txter and rarely make calls.

    So is this a common issue or is my phone just defective? and is the 3G model's mic better?
     
  2. ki2594 macrumors 6502a

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    some have had success POKING WHOLES within the speaker, not sure about the mic so yea..

    i haven't compared because i dont have 1st gen, just the 3G and i really like the mic on it.
     
  3. daneoni thread starter macrumors G4

    daneoni

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    #3
    That would make it vulnerable to dust clog would it?
     
  4. calculus Guest

    calculus

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    Poking halves is probably enough ;)
     

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