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10th March 2014, 02:10 PM |#1  
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I've now had about 6 or 7 replacements of Nexus 5's with varying ***K numbers and finally Google have asked me if I would accept a full refund instead of a replacement.

The main issue I've been getting that isn't being fixed by them is nobody can hear ever me properly as it's always muffled on their end although I can hear them perfectly.

If I were to get a replacement, there's a 99.99% chance that the issue will still be there but I love everything else about the phone too much.

If I were to get a refund, what alternative is there that's as good as the Nexus 5 offering a pure Android experience?
 
 
10th March 2014, 02:14 PM |#2  
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Weird... Since I bought this phone people say they hear me more clearly now.

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10th March 2014, 02:17 PM |#3  
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Since the problem exists for everyone I can guarantee you the problem will still be there. Accept a refund or wait for a software fix. Cover up teh 2nd microphone to see if that si any better.

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Weird... Since I bought this phone people say they hear me more clearly now.

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It's noise cancellation. depends on where you are (how much background noise and how close to the second microphone the noise is)
10th March 2014, 02:18 PM |#4  
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Since the problem exists for everyone I can guarantee you the problem will still be there. Accept a refund or wait for a software fix. Cover up teh 2nd microphone to see if that si any better.

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It's noise cancellation. depends on where you are (how much background noise and how close to the second microphone the noise is)

Doesn't matter why, but its crystal clear for me.

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10th March 2014, 02:21 PM |#5  
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Well, there are obviously no devices which provide the pure android experience except the GPE editions of HTC One etc.

However, if you like to root, then you can basically buy any high end device and flash a custom rom and enjoy the pure aosp experience. But the Nexus 5 is Google's baby and the awesome support you will get here won't be available elsewhere! Nexus 5 is a cut above the rest when it comes to development

I would strongly suggest you to wait for Google's next update

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Well, I won't say it's crystal clear but there isn't much muffling on my device. Yes, as rootsu explained, it surely does depend upon the environment you're in.
10th March 2014, 02:22 PM |#6  
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Doesn't matter why, but its crystal clear for me.

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Well it does matter why because it's the "why" that teaches us why some people notice the problem and some people don't.
10th March 2014, 02:33 PM |#7  
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Sorry I blew up. Haven't had my coffee lol

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10th March 2014, 02:35 PM |#8  
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Sorry I blew up. Haven't had my coffee lol

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I didn't think you blew up, but DO have your coffee
10th March 2014, 03:00 PM |#9  
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I didn't think you blew up, but DO have your coffee

Cheers.

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10th March 2014, 03:15 PM |#10  
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Originally Posted by Wutang200

I've now had about 6 or 7 replacements of Nexus 5's with varying ***K numbers and finally Google have asked me if I would accept a full refund instead of a replacement.

The main issue I've been getting that isn't being fixed by them is nobody can hear ever me properly as it's always muffled on their end although I can hear them perfectly.

If I were to get a replacement, there's a 99.99% chance that the issue will still be there but I love everything else about the phone too much.

If I were to get a refund, what alternative is there that's as good as the Nexus 5 offering a pure Android experience?

6 or 7 times, honestly i don't know how you have the patience. Luckily I haven't experienced this problem, what i do know is that when i had the S2 i used to get very good call quality. Its noise cancellation worked to well. I'd imagine its the same for the S4 and S5.

One thing I will say though, I don't think i'd happier with any phone currently more than the Nexus 5. I had the LG G2 briefly, expecting it to be a superior N5 I was shockingly disappointed. The build quality is relatively poor compared to the N5 and the screen isn't big enough for me to notice the difference. The back was a finger print nightmare (though the white version of the LG G2 might disguise this) and I personally found the buttons on the back awkward.

The deal breaker ultimately was knowing i'd not be able to get pure AOSP for the LG G2, not in the same manner as the Nexus 5, in that it comes with stock vanilla rom, to which i can simply add Xposed frameworks and tweak every aspect of my rom. The G2's would always be custom version from CM or AOKP etc, (which isn't necessarily a bad thing for most).

Anyway, all this made me appreciate the N5 even more. (The white one )
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