Whenever I use my phone to actually call someone, I often hear the complaint that I'm speaking too low, even when I'm using a loud enough voice. Is there a way to increase the sensitivity of the mic, or to boost the volume?

This problem is bad enough when using the phone without accessories, but if I use my iPhone 4 headset I have to nearly swallow the mic to be heard. My Bluetooth headset is as bad as the phone but better than the Apple headset.

I'm using a Nexus 4 and this has been the problem on every software release: Android 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 4.2.2, and CM 10.1.3. My searches haven't revealed any solution, but it seems to be a problem on many different brands and models, not specific to my current hardware or software.

  • Are you sure you're not the victim of a practical joke; they can all hear you perfectly? – user5506 Oct 4 '13 at 8:36
  • @Poldie: Yes, I'm sure. I get that complaint from everybody, including businesses I am calling. – Torben Gundtofte-Bruun Oct 4 '13 at 9:31
  • What if it's a hardware defect? – geffchang Oct 4 '13 at 11:16
  • Also on a Nexus 4, but my experience is wildly different from yours. Perhaps @geff is actually on to something and your device might be a dud. However, the headset weirdness you have kind of makes that theory hard to digest. – dotVezz Oct 4 '13 at 17:29

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