Has anyone had a problem with crackling in the speaker in all apps/radio but not when using the phone?
Try using the phone in Speaker Mode, if you have the crackling in the speaker it’s would likely be a defective speaker. The manufactures warranty would be for a year from purchase, but many credit cards extend that by a year. How to Contact Motorola Support – Republic Help
Yes, it appears it is due to the speaker so I ordered a new phone.