So I just got a upgraded to the Lumia 820 a few weeks ago. The more bluetooth devices I use for audio playback the more I notice the audio quality is terrible. I have a jambox and a bluetooth car stereo both have the same issue, It tends to give off an occasional hiss or sqeal as it plays music. With the aux cable and headphones the audio quality is superb, ruleing out MP3 audio quality. I did the update (1249.00001) still has the issue, it never did it on my previous handset (Samsung focus Flash 7.5) and I have even turned off all my connections except bluetooth to rule out interference. Anyone else have this issue? Is it my handset? or is it software? I would like to know befor my warranty becomes an issue. Thanks!
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Sorry to hear that. It doesn't matter if all of your music stored on the SD card. Have you tried the basic troubleshooting steps provided on this link? http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2749480?lcid=1033
There's also a latest statement about the update. Check it here: http://www.developer.nokia.com/Blogs/Community/201
If all possible solution has been done, it's best to have your phone checked with the Nokia Care Point. Check this link to contact your local support about the nearest Nokia Care Point: www.nokia.com/support
Hope this helps.
I think there is something wrong with the bluetooth on the 820. I have not noticed the quality issue that you speak of, but my music(Stored on an SD card) just randomly pauses if I am playing it over a bluetooth device like a speaker or if it connected to a car. It does not happen if I am listening through headphones or an Aux cable.
Keep in mind standard Bluetooth Audio is very low quality to begin with, it's low bitrate and you should consider BT was never intended to be used this way. There are better quality codecs and I believe at least the 820 and up support the apt-X codec for playback if the receiving end does as well but it's still not the best way to listen to audio.
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