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On my Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III with a Android 4.1.2, I use Camera Zoom FX (non-free): it can take pictures without stopping recordings done by Android's native voice recorder (unlike the native camera application).
Enable Google Voice Typing input in phone settings. if its not there or disabled - install/ enable google voice search app.
I advise you to do factory reset of your device as the problem sounds to be software related. If your mic was to be alright, even the voice mail wouldn't have worked.
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