- 11-21-2012, 08:02 PM #1
I have a case on my 920 that is thin and rubbery and covers the top edge of the phone, with just a hole for the headphone jack. After seeing the 8x I was worried that maybe I was covering the secondary microphone, but looking at the top there is no hole there so I thought I was ok. The front of the phone is completely uncovered, and the bottom has cutouts for the micro holes for the speakers (and maybe a mic?).
I just read the Engadget review today , and came across this passage:
"Along the flat top edge, you'll find the pin-accessible micro-SIM slot (no nano-SIM just yet), some tiny perforations that connect to the secondary mic and headphone socket."
Is there a secondary mic along the top that I am blocking? I don't see any "perforations". Am I killing the sound quality by using this case?
Engadget is the same site whose review says the 8x has a gyroscope as well, so maybe there is hope they are just wrong like in that case.
- 11-22-2012, 12:45 AM #5
Son of a gun... I couldn't even see those on my black model. Damn eyes!
I checked the cyan one I've been prepping for my mother to use and sure enough I see them now.
I guess I am going to have to find some way to punch a nice hole in these cases for them... they have no opening.
11-22-2012, 07:23 AM #7
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I have had a case for a few days that covers the top mic perforations with no adverse effects with normal phone use that I am aware of. I haven't found any info on what that mic does. I would think that if may work with noise cancellation or its just one of the three mics that the 920 has for normal use. The 920 has three mics even though I don't see the other two. They must be integrated in the speaker perforations at the bottom. Just in case, since I don't want to impede any function of that top mic, I got my little dremel type drill out and carefully drilled a new little hole for it. My case is a flexible plastic kind that was a whole $8 total on Amazon. Somehow, before I got the case, I managed to drop my phone from my bed to the floor and put a little 1/4" scratch in the gorilla glass... I thought it was supposed to b tougher that that....
- 11-22-2012, 10:01 PM #8
Amazon.com: Fosmon DURA S Line Ultra Slim Protective Case for Nokia Lumia 920 - Purple: Cell Phones & Accessories
I really like it... very sturdy, looks nice, doesn't add a whole lot of bulk. The covered buttons definitely reduce the responsiveness of them, but they're not used a whole lot.
But if there's an extra mic on the top for noise cancellation I want to take advantage of it.
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