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By vuo, Junior Member on 8th December 2013, 05:34 PM
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Just wondering if anyone us hearing an audible clicking noise coming from the phone when typing with vibrate on keypress switched on. For me it's every five or so key presses there is an audible click noise, as if the vibrating part hits something.it's not too loud, but loud enough to be heard. If you use a keyboard that lets you change the vibration duration, shorter durations such as 10ms or below results in it happening every keypress.

Is anyone else experiencing this?
 
 
8th December 2013, 09:09 PM |#2  
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I had this too on 2 Moto G.

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8th December 2013, 10:19 PM |#3  
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Did you also hear the same noise when going in and out of the camera?

Just wanted to know if it's normal really or if I should be seeking a replacement. Have a feeling it's going to get annoying!
9th December 2013, 01:02 AM |#4  
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I get them both too, don't think it's anything to worry about.
The camera one is something to do with auto focus as far as I'm aware, and I use Google Keyboard from the Play store with swiping to type so I don't notice the haptic feedback one as much any more.

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9th December 2013, 11:46 AM |#5  
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Originally Posted by vuo

Just wondering if anyone us hearing an audible clicking noise coming from the phone when typing with vibrate on keypress switched on. For me it's every five or so key presses there is an audible click noise, as if the vibrating part hits something.it's not too loud, but loud enough to be heard. If you use a keyboard that lets you change the vibration duration, shorter durations such as 10ms or below results in it happening every keypress.

Is anyone else experiencing this?

This is driving me slowly nuts. I type pretty fast using SwiftKey which seems to make it more noticeable. I guess the shorter it vibrates the more it clicks or taps or whatever it's doing to make the annoying noise.

Is there anyone that DOESN'T get this? I'm seriously tempted to return it at this point in the hope of getting one that doesn't make a tapping clicking noise when it vibrates on touch. So it would be good to know if there are people out there who haven't experienced this.
11th December 2013, 05:22 PM |#6  
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I have two Moto G's at the moment.
The first one has a permanently stuck on blue pixel in the middle of the screen.
So I bought another (to transfer across and then refund the first). The second unit has this click with haptics.
The tone of the vibrate / haptic is noticeably different between the two phones too (the clicking unit sounds much buzzier).
So thumbs up for Moto Quality Control...
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11th December 2013, 11:42 PM |#7  
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I took the phone which makes this noise with the haptics on apart, and can confirm that the noise is not from the buttons on the side rattling or any other part in the back of the phone. It sounds to me like it is making some component of the earpiece or the front camera rattle.

For anyone interested, here is a photo of the inside of the back cover that I took:

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-_Y...Vd4NW5HbGJ4R0k
17th December 2013, 11:11 PM |#8  
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Originally Posted by jfinnie

I have two Moto G's at the moment.
The first one has a permanently stuck on blue pixel in the middle of the screen.
So I bought another (to transfer across and then refund the first). The second unit has this click with haptics.
The tone of the vibrate / haptic is noticeably different between the two phones too (the clicking unit sounds much buzzier).
So thumbs up for Moto Quality Control...

So we have one person confirming that at least one device does not have the rattling vibration. Mine definitely has this and it's sounding from those I've asked that it is more common than not. Well this sucks. I guess I can go without haptic at all. Because it's darn annoying. Sounds like a cheap toy. I'm still slightly tempted to return mine and see if the next one they send does not have the rattle.

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Just wondering if anyone us hearing an audible clicking noise coming from the phone when typing with vibrate on keypress switched on. For me it's every five or so key presses there is an audible click noise, as if the vibrating part hits something.it's not too loud, but loud enough to be heard. If you use a keyboard that lets you change the vibration duration, shorter durations such as 10ms or below results in it happening every keypress.

Is anyone else experiencing this?

This is what mine sounds like. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmJPscnVodg
Does yours sound like that? It's really annoying and sould like a defect. At least I hope that's a defect because it's horrible.
18th December 2013, 12:48 AM |#9  
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This is what mine sounds like.

Yours is defective, obviously.
18th December 2013, 02:49 AM |#10  
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Yours is defective, obviously.

From those I've talked with, that's actually the more common experience. If you don't have the rattle, you lucked out.
18th December 2013, 07:07 AM |#11  
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From those I've talked with, that's actually the more common experience. If you don't have the rattle, you lucked out.

I think you are correct - at least for units currently on sale via Tesco in the UK. My update - 3 of the 4 I've had through my hands have had the rattle. 2 have had stuck pixels (one which disappeared of it's own accord). So:
Phone 1: Quiet vibrate + 1 perma-stuck pixel + case corner creaking
Phone 2: Clicky vibrate
Phone 3: Clicky vibrate + stuck pixel (fixed itself)
Phone 4: Clicky vibrate

Did you buy through Tesco? I wonder if they got em cheap... they are certainly selling them cheaper than everywhere else.

I am beginning to think this is a characteristic - but it does detract a bit from the experience (especially with haptics turned on at the factory).
You could reduce the haptic duration for the AOSP keyboard which improves things while texting (try 10-13ms), and disable system haptics for other stuff.

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