Hidden carefully behind the hysteria surrounding the almost impossible to get hold of LG Nexus 4 is a list of scattered performance issued reported by lucky owners. Most have been hit and miss or found to be easily remedied, but one that keeps popping up with rather worrying regularity is that of a bizarre and annoying buzzing noise coming from the earpiece of the LG Nexus 4.
The trouble is, now that word has got out about a potential buzzing issue, almost every Nexus 4 owner is listening far more intently than necessary to pick fault where they probably wouldn’t have notice it before. And if that weren’t enough the buzz seems to be spreading, as plenty of other Smartphone users outside the worlds of LG and even Android are starting to report the same problem.
According to the grumbles of the masses, other Smartphones including the Samsung Galaxy S3, the LG Optimus G and yes, even the mighty iPhone 4S are emitting buzzing sounds from the earpiece. This means that the good news for LG Nexus 4 owners is that the problem isn’t confined to their devices and theirs alone, nor does it appear to be a problem with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean or any other build of Google’s market leading OS.
The bad news – this also means that nobody really has any idea what exactly is the root of the problem.
There is a theory however, which comes somewhere between build-quality and Smartphone specs. According to some in the industry, it is largely impossible to cram so many specs and features into a device so small without there being some degree of interference or feedback during operation – depending on both internal and external variables.
What’s more, devices like the LG Nexus 4 have clearly been created to sell by the million for their cheap prices, which in turn triggers questions of build quality, or perhaps a lack thereof.