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2018-02-11 01:50 PM
Hi. I recently bought a brand new XA1 Ultra and everything was working fine until today. From today, people can't hear me when I'm trying to have a call with them but only when I have the phone next to me year; when I switch to speaker mode, everything is fine. I read that I'm supposed to switch off "Microphone noise suppression" but I don't seem to have this option in my phone. What should I do ?
2018-02-19 12:57 PM
Hi @xChosenOne, sorry to hear about this and I apologize for the late reply to your post.
When you are using the speaker phone, the second microphone is used and not the regular one, so it seems to be this microphone that isn't working as it should.
Have you tried this microphone outside of a call? You can do so in Settings > About phone > Diagnostics > Test > Microphone.
Noise suppression is enabled by default and can't be turned off.
Let me know how it goes!
2018-02-20 11:42 AM
It's okay, thank you replying. I didn't know my phone has two microphones, I thought it just has one. The thing is that sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't, but people can always hear me when I'm on the speaker and yes I went through the entire diagnostics process several times. It's a shame it can't be turned off, I really like the phone and I really don't want to give it back to the shop because they're just gonna keep it for two weeks and then they'll give it back to me saying they couldn't find any faults in it.
2018-02-23 09:42 AM
Was the microphone working in the diagnostics test when you tried it or did the test for the microphone fail? You can also make sure that your device is not too far away from your ear/mouth when not using the speaker phone.
If it is was working in the test, try and change the preferred network type in your device and see if you experience the same behaviour during calls when using the device at the ear and not the speaker phone.
To change the preferred network type, go to Settings > More > Mobile networks > Preferred network type > GSM Only. You can also try with a different SIM card in your device.
Keep me posted!
2018-03-01 07:41 PM
I have been having the same problem with my XA1 Ultra. The phone has already been in for repairs where they replaced the mic but the problem has returned. Any suggestions?
2018-03-09 08:52 AM
Hi @LeonidasAlberion, sorry to hear about your device.
Was the microphone working during calls directly after the repair, or did you experience the same behaviour even after the microphone was replaced at the service centre?
Have you tried changing the network mode in your device? If you haven't done that, I would recommending doing so. You can also ask a friend, colleague or a family member if you can borrow their SIM card and try it out in your device, so we can make sure that this is not caused by the network.
Let me know how it goes!
a month ago
seems to me your clutching at straws.....the network should not make any difference whatsoever...i have the same problem with my phone and this has just been returned from sony engineers...who supposedly tested it with a call......great in loudspeaker mode ...but nobody can hear me in normal mode......i will never buy a sone phone again
a month ago
Hi @sailor223, sorry to hear that.
The network can be the culprit, for example, if you are in an area where you have a bad reception which will impact on the quality of the call, but in your case where it works fine when using the loud speaker, the network should not have any impact on this.
Do I understand correctly that you received the device back without it being repaired as the technician at the authorized service centre was not able replicate this behaviour? If that is correct, how's the microphone working in the test of the device? You can find the test in Settings > Support > Xperia tests > Microphone.
Make sure that you are not covering the microphone with anything and on the link below, you can see where the microphone is placed in your device (number 11).
Let me know how it went!