[Submitted] Found something interesting about microphone usage for third-party apps

  1. riNcis Cupcake Dec 2, 2018

    riNcis, Dec 2, 2018 :
    Open up Whatsapp, Snapchat or Facebook. Place your finger on top of the top microphone and record some sound - see for yourself! And now test it on Instagram or default Camera app - you will see what I mean.
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2018

  2. Rithari Gingerbread Dec 2, 2018

  3. ProductFRED Cupcake Dec 2, 2018

    ProductFRED, Dec 2, 2018 :
    I can confirm this happens both on a OnePlus 6 and 6T, and also with wired and bluetooth headphones. Audio that is picked up by the mics is randomly quiet/way too loud. We use Facebook Messenger video chat, Duo, and Instagram to communicate/chat, and the microphone quality is beyond terrible. Audio is way too quiet most of the time, but sometimes way too loud.

    If you use the front facing camera in the stock camera app to record video, it does the same thing. Audio is tinny and hollow. I cannot use apps like Shazam to record music, and even Google Assistant has trouble picking me up.

  4. baljeetv Cupcake Dec 3, 2018

    baljeetv, Dec 3, 2018 :
    Confirming this is an issue that has existed on my OnePlus 6 since purchasing in June and something which irritates me greatly.
    Recording audio in Instagram sounds great since the primary bottom mic is being used as OP had stated, but repeating the same in Snapchat/WhatsApp however yields terrible sounding audio as it uses the top "noise cancelling" microphone just as OP mentioned.

    If we could have a fix where the primary bottom microphone is used in all cases, that would be greatly appreciated.
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2018

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  5. Fl00g Cupcake Dec 3, 2018

    Fl00g, Dec 3, 2018 :
    Confirming on the OnePlus 5T

  6. mikaeel.ghany Cupcake Dec 4, 2018

  7. G_Melvin_Urquilla_NQrK Cupcake Dec 23, 2018

  8. Kutup Cupcake Jan 18, 2019

    Kutup, Jan 18, 2019 :
    Confirming that this happens on OnePlus 5. Bu do they care at all?

    This is gonna shape my decision about the next phone I'm gonna buy

  9. G_Andreas_Helén_vcKY Cupcake Jan 20, 2019

  10. ProductFRED Cupcake Jan 22, 2019

    ProductFRED, Jan 22, 2019 :
    Has this been fixed in 9.0.3? I've switched to my Note 9 because I use my phone to communicate and film a lot, and I can't rely on my OP6 until this is fixed.

  11. riNcis Cupcake Jan 23, 2019

    riNcis, Jan 23, 2019 :
    It's not

  12. ProductFRED Cupcake Jan 23, 2019

  13. B1531428360497 Cupcake Jan 29, 2019

  14. moonspeak Eclair Jan 29, 2019

  15. ramneekgarg Honeycomb Jan 31, 2019

    ramneekgarg, Jan 31, 2019 :
    I am facing this issue since i purchased oneplus 6. Earlier i thought its just with my phone. Even when phone normally rings that distorted sound comes.

  16. ProductFRED Cupcake Feb 6, 2019

    ProductFRED, Feb 6, 2019 :
    My girlfriend uses her 6T to play PUBG with me, and the phone ignores her bluetooth headphones' mic and continues to use the internal noise cancelling microphone of the phone...

    It would be great if we could get an actual response from OnePlus...