Anonymous, 17 Dec 2017No removable battery = deal breaker. No 3.5mm jack = deal breaker. No FM Radio (it requires ... moreTo makes a compact, sturdy, more stable environment and highest waterproof phone, the sealed battery is definitely the best choice and Sony is the only one and the first one to adopt Qnovo. They know the better solution is to prolong the battery lifespan for the sealed battery.
The head phone jack is important enough to me that I bought it an accessory a Fiio A3 Portable Headphone Amplifier.
Show this article to every single phone company out there. With 3.5mm jack sells more than the ones without. This should be a fact, business and commercial wise.
1ns0mniac, 17 Dec 2017As a Pixel 2 owner, I'm extremely disappointed by the absence of a headphone in the box. Apple... moreI think it should be fine without the headphone in case, because you can use what ever headphones you already had and just plug it on simply enjoy the music. If you are audiophile I think you probably have more than 1 headphone for sure.
As a Pixel 2 owner, I'm extremely disappointed by the absence of a headphone in the box. Apple on the other hand at least gives you a pair of lightning headphones in the box. I don't know what Google is thinking, may be they are thinking, if you just charge more for a product, it becomes premium! BS. Pixel phones are the most overpriced pieces of hardware in 2017. They need to learn a looot from Apple or Samsung before charging lot of money to Android lovers. They are becoming greedy... And thats very disappointing.
303tk4, 17 Dec 2017Chill dude I don't like cloud-only idea either.
And of course, expandable storage is must-hav... moreYep if all phones had at least 128GB i wouldn't think of an SD slot. Just like i wouldn't think of a 3.5mm jack if:
-everything had bluetooth connection (Car audio included)
-Bluetooth sound quality was 1:1 with the wired audio quality.
-Headphones don't need batteries and just "magically" use electricity from thin air.
Well then there really wouldn't be any reason to use a wired connection. But that's not gonna happen for at least 10 more years, if ever (Oh i'm sure they do have the technology, they just won't release it).
Operation Wolf, 17 Dec 2017Your remark about SD storage is nonesense! As a SD/ removeable storage user and i believe im o... moreChill dude I don't like cloud-only idea either.
And of course, expandable storage is must-have on the phone with less than 32GB storage, and it is nice-to-have even on the phone with 1TB internal storage.
Also I DO use expandable storage to store audio and videos for learning foreign language.
But imagine 256GB internal storage (because it seems 128GB isn't suffice for you) come cheap, lack of expandable storage doesn't suck as much as lack of headphone jack, does it? *Just if story, I know it doesn't come cheap
I just don't like the tone this writer is saying, as if "some people stick to old paradigm obstinately and cannot adopt changes".
I'd argue, we aren't myopic enough to stick to card slot itself, what we need is storage and have a legit reason.
The problem with this is that we are not at a point where all USB-C accessories work with every phone. I remember when smartphones had one micro-USB port. Life wasn't bad because I could put any headphone in that port and be fine. There were also removable batteries to solve the battery life problem. It was a dream. However, since all USB-C headphones don't work for every USB-C device, you need to keep the headphone jack there.
The S9 renders show a 3.5 mm jack. Sony and LG seem to want to keep the feature alive too. Why manufacturers want to delete them is beyond me.
A. do you use 3.5mm audio jack!?
B. Do You Use 3.5Cm Audio Jack!??
C. DO YOU USE 3.5METER AUDIO JACK!???
yes of course
Ereco, 17 Dec 2017If they replaced it by something like it and it does the same job it would be acceptable and w... moreit can't do the same job if the other standard is everywhere and you have to replace all your other audio equipment for it to work.
If they replaced it by something like it and it does the same job it would be acceptable and will spread like fire in all android brands, but it replaced by usb lightining "same idea of 3.5 mm" so no creativity
Anonymous, 17 Dec 2017Besides, this doesn't solve the problem of most headphones not being usb AND tghe fact that th... moreWell at the very least it IS possible to get a (cheap) combined splitter and converter, so there are no need to to carry TWO extra things around.
Here is a £1 example: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/332284571767
But would still MUCH prefer the jack included!
303tk4, 17 Dec 2017This writer's reference to SD card slot is nonsense.
Most users wanted an ample storage, no... moreYour remark about SD storage is nonesense! As a SD/ removeable storage user and i believe im one of millions/trillions. The reason for this is why would you want a restrictive/ fixed storage option ? Even if they expand the storage to 1Tb could you ever with future technology that, That would be adequate ?
Im guessing your next reply would be online storage? I ask you who would you trust with all your personal photos,memories and details etc, What about if you had been working on an invention etc? Playstation,Windows,Banks,Uber and Government Institutions have all had there online storage hacked.
So when you dismiss SD cards be very careful as i will always use them as thats the most secure way of storing information for me !
Anonymous, 17 Dec 2017Well it does not come affordable. I don't play games and i don't care about the camera, so i d... moreAnd not to mention even flagships don't all have 128GB version and even the ones that do are not always easy to find.
Mate 10, for example, doesnn't have a 128GB version. So dual sim users like me are screwed...
303tk4, 17 Dec 2017This writer's reference to SD card slot is nonsense. Most users wanted an ample storage, no... moreWell it does not come affordable. I don't play games and i don't care about the camera, so i don't need a flagship. Yet i need either 128GB internal (dual sim) or dual sim + dedicated slot and then i can even live with 16GB internal.
sa11oum, 17 Dec 2017If Samsung removed the headphone jack and Apple kept it the poll results would be reversed.No.. Are you blind? People want the 3.5mm jack not the brand smh
Ritzie, 17 Dec 2017Here's another outdated comment (if not ignorant) You've heard of the Usb-C audio/charger spl... moreThe splitter cable is dangerous.. Remember there are higher power through the charging cable.. If there is a small percentage the high power goes into the earphone then...