LG Nexus 4

No mobile device is perfect – in case we’d have such a thing, then we’d probably stop buying anything else – so we’re always expecting new releases to come with some bugs and/or issues that can be discovered by users in regular day-to-day situations.

Such is the case with the Nexus 4, which isn’t sparred when it comes to problems either. Phandroid reports that “a small but growing number of Nexus 4 owners” found that there’s some strange “buzz or click” sound coming from the earpiece/camera area, that can be heard only when near the phone, and whether or not the handset is turned on or off.

Other Nexus 4 buyers say that they have experienced distorted calls on the device, “especially at higher volumes.” The two issues appear to be unrelated so far.

Google or LG are yet to acknowledge the issues and the publication speculates that a simple software update may not be enough to fix things, as there may be some “shielding problem within the phone’s electronics.”

The earpiece problem has apparently been signaled at least 69 times in Google’s datapase (Issue 39936: Nexus 4 constant buzzing in earpiece) and we’re certainly going to keep you updated on the matter.

Did you experience anything like this on your Nexus 4? What about the LG Optimus G, which is very similar to the Nexus 4, does it comes with similar buzzing issues?

  • level380

    All good here with my nexus 4 so far……

  • malibu

    Whys a pic of the optimums G there and we are talking bout the n4???? My n4 is on.. so.e touch screen issues.. like I have to press twice or hader

    • ur an idiot why do you have a n4 if u dont know whys an optimus g pic there

      • how’s that being idiotic? The Nexus 4 and Optimus G are two totally different devices. If we are talking about the Nexus 4, there should be a pic of it, and not the Optimus G.

        • You do realize that its the same phone, just with stock in raped Android 4.2 in it. Specs wise almost the same to the T…wow missing a micros and no LTE…..that’s it so yes….doesn’t matter which photo

  • Image fixed. We apologize.

  • On a Clear Day

    Being the first to buy a new, untried device is like asking for this type of problem. Let the early adopters experience all the bugs; return their phones to the manufacturer (be without a phone) and then, after a month or two when things settle down, the Smart Adopters buy theirs!

    • ha

      I love my Nexus 4 :) amazing phone. Did you know google tests the phone for a month or more before they release it? A lot of employees had it and were using it for over a month before release along with LG’s testing of it and the Optimus G. Google would not release it if there were huge problems that a software update couldn’t fix. I bet you’re one of the ones that didn’t get one at release :)

  • Can’t say nothing. I still waiting from the the Simply Electronics so I can order it

  • Max Luong

    No hardware problems here. Love the phone.

  • KingKilla

    I having some problem with “buzz or click” sounds, I can hear it clearly but I am getting replacement since I got a cracked device lol

  • And there is also the not working usb OTG issue!

  • ha

    No issues at all so far. Great phone.

  • Most of these issues seem to be the case on Optimus 4X also, not just Optimus G. I suspect that this is a manufacturing/design fault by LG rather than Google.