Quiet vibrate motor on 4S? Much stronger on 4

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Iron Chef, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. Iron Chef macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2008
    I just upgraded from a 4 to a 4S. All things are great, except I can hardly feel or hear my phone when its on vibrate.

    Its the quietest little buzz and hardly creates vibration. Anyone experience this?
  2. MarcBook macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2008
    United Kingdom
    Personally, I find that it's quieter while being stronger at the same time.

    It's because they changed from a counter-weighted motor to a linear oscillator.
  3. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2011
    Yes they changed it to be a better quieter motor like the verizon iphone 4
  4. diane143 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2008
    Define quiet. My Verizon Motorolas are useless on vibrate. I am hoping the iPhone 4S (Verizon) is better.
  5. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816


    Jun 21, 2010
    San Francisco, Ca
    That's odd. Mine's extremely loud and powerful.
  6. jkim3691 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2011
    Mine was sitting on my desk upstairs in my room and when I was downstairs in the kitchen I could hear it.
  7. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020


    Nov 21, 2009
    Up There
    Apparently it's the same motor found on the Verizon iPhone, yes it's quieter
  8. Caliber26 macrumors 68000


    Sep 25, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    Mine too! There's actually a couple of threads on here regarding this issue. It's more like people (myself included) are complaining about the awful sound it makes when it vibrates. It's almost as if it's rattling something inside, but it doesn't make the sound if you hold the phone firmly, while vibrating.
  9. Iron Chef thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2008
    Strange. Its annoying. I hardly feel it when its in my pocket. I listened to a few of the loud 4S sounds and they sound nothing like mine.

    Oh well, glad it was something intentional and not a flaw!
  10. k3roro macrumors 6502

    Aug 28, 2010
    I like this one better, doesn't scare me when it vibrates on a hard surface. I guess how strong the vibrate should be is a very subjective matter.
  11. sakau2007 macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2011
    I haven't used the 4S but when me and my friend were comparing my 4 to his 4S, his vibrated much quieter (almost silent) but when it was in my hand, it felt just as strong, maybe slightly stronger.

    This, to me, would be welcome.

    Although I didn't test it in my pocket.

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