Fact is that the jack removal is to push you towards wireless headphones that too have a sealed battery thus limited lifespan. Because when you buy good wired headphones, you can keep them long. Very long.
Thin devices can have the jack just fine. And big batteries too. And Bluetooth at the same occasion. While still having a USB-C port. Without removing any component.
My headphones are hybrid, in that I can choose wired or wireless mode. Wired is my predilection choice, while wireless is only used when wired is not appropriate. And I think it should be like that for everyone.
Anonymous, 21 Jan 2018If you listen music with beats headphones and Bluetooth is because you don't know nothing of music. Yeah brah! Like if you care about the people you are talking to, you must use a landline!
Yes. Its the way forward without a doubt. Just like the CORDLESS PHONE was the way forward, getting rid of the minijack is just another stupid cord to be done away with. The cords are like the dinosaurs was, all set for extinction.
If you listen music with beats headphones and Bluetooth is because you don't know nothing of music.
Anonym, 21 Jan 2018One word: bezels.
They can do everything in one package, but then you get the bezel galore... moreEven though i have stereo speakers on my XZP, I never listen to music without headphones. Why? Common sense. Nobody wants to hear other's people music.
If I were to choose between stereo speakers and the 3.5mm jack, I'd ditch the speakers in a heartbeat.
Also, many, MANY times I'm changing my phone WHILE watching movies or simply using it.
So, just like the polls results confirm, removing it is CLEARLY A DOWNGRADE.
Give me a battery that lasts for a week and I'll say 3.5mm what? Till then, NO WAY!
Rayne, 21 Jan 2018Bad decision!! Period. Headphone jack is essential to smartphone simple as that.No is not its a life killing feature.
Imagine how many people died on streets, roads and tracks hearing music so loud they couldnt listen anything else like train, car horse etc.
I will be more than glad to remove it.
Also it would be better if they did not implemented this feature in past.
Kunalmzr, 21 Jan 2018I agree that the proper headphones should be there, because it gives choice to user to use his... moreHaha what a loss.
Samsung is pure overpriced crap. Within next year, the J7 will stop being updated while the Mi A1 will continue getting updates like the pixel. Feel so sorry for those paying for overpriced Samsung.
In the next few years, people will move on when almost all companies ditch the jack. Motorola did it first, then Xiaomi, HTC, Apple, and even Google. And itÂ’s not even a big deal. People made it sound like they cannot use their regular headphones at all, while in reality they still can with a minimalistic dongle.
Remember when 3.5mm jack was not that common, when everybody must use an adapter for their headphones with 6.35mm jack? Yeah, people just forgot about that. People will whine and moan, but they will adapt themselves later.
Anonym, 21 Jan 2018One word: bezels.
They can do everything in one package, but then you get the bezel galore... moreWell the iPhone,s speakers are no different. Actually they are awesome (As much as i hate anything about Apple/iPhones, i gotta admit: the speakers are brilliant, so that type of implementation is more than good enough).
As for bezels? Well, the Mate 10 has 81.6% screen-to-body ratio, big battery, 3.5mm jack and even a fingerprint reader. That's how it's done. So how can anyone think the 3.5mm is a disadvantage when you have everything without unreasonable compromises? Obviously it can be done. So i won't excuse any company who tells me it can't. It doesn't want to, or maybe it can't, doesn't matter -the point is they are not good enough for whatever reason, period.
Same with Huawei, actually. They removed the jack in the "pro" version, and? The battery is not bigger, the size is not smaller and it doesn't even have a fingerprint sensor below the screen.
I agree that the proper headphones should be there, because it gives choice to user to use his or her own headphone. I prefer Samsung because first there is the headphone jack and second 3 proper slots.
Yesterday I visited a mall to buys some grocery and in the electronic section I saw 2 guys were interested in buying a new smartphone. They selected MiA1 and J7 Prime (Which I use). I told them about my experience with the J7 Prime and adviced to go for it. But he almost bought the MiA1 and the salesman brought a sealed pack. Than suddenly he was taking the demo of MiA1 and noticed that it is type C not a mini USB which is every where. Than he decided to cancel MiA1 and go for J7 Prime. His friend made objection but the guy finally bought it. So a unique charger cost the deal for the MiA1.
Anonymous, 21 Jan 2018Its stupid. Only removed for financial reasons. It makes significantly more money to remove it...Man thats not true.
Truth is that less fatal accidents will hapens on tracks and roads because people who dont listen music super loud will hear incoming train or car.
wasdeeh, 21 Jan 2018>making it easier for [the manufacturers] to make [..] more importantly with the right head... moreOne word: bezels.
They can do everything in one package, but then you get the bezel galore (which sales say it's not good for market). More successful market approaches, such as those from Samsung, have to sacrifice bottom stereo speakers to still be able to include the 3.5mm jack. There are sacrifices being made to keep that jack there, have no illusions otherwise.
Jack Frost, 21 Jan 2018Apple is really a curse for mobile industry. Trend of downgrading and removing features starts... moreYep it's a cancer that started destroying mobile industry since the iPhone 1. They basically turned smartphone industry into fashion industry and now there's almost no choice - if you want a smartphone, you gotta buy a fashionphone. the only "choice" is how much you'll pay for it. And since that's the only way to punish them, i only buy budget fashionphones.
To be honest and i am always honest it is.
Yillions of people walking in streets these days with headphones on ears.
They dont hear cars using horn on them dont hear trains etc. They just walk like world doesnt exist and then we have such many fatal accidents.
If i can say for my self. Phones with jack shouldnt exist at all.
Apple is really a curse for mobile industry. Trend of downgrading and removing features starts with Apple. And no matter what, other shameless companies will follow Apple blindly. Originality is what the world needs the most. Also we need to get rid of zombies.
wasdeeh, 21 Jan 2018>making it easier for [the manufacturers] to make [..] more importantly with the right head... moreRemoving large components frees up space in space-limited devices and improves the ability to arrange the internal components. Who would have thought?
Gorpalm, 21 Jan 2018Let's all cast our minds back to the time when phones didn't come with a headphone jack. Frank... moreBut now we have headphone jacks still. They're in the USB-C form factor (except for iPhones which use Lightning headphone jacks). Same basic function, different connector. And more functionality.
2portsplease, 21 Jan 2018Removing the 3.5mm jack completely is a step backwards and a dongle hassle unless OEM's finall... moreYou do realise radio frequencies are harmless, especially in the low amounts emitted from phones, right? It's a bit like complaining about how visible light is dangerous from a light bulb. It's electromagnetic radiation too.
Wavelength and intensity matters.
>making it easier for [the manufacturers] to make [..] more importantly with the right headphones improved audio quality.
Could you please stop it with this BLATANT BS?
Here I have my XZ1 with incredible sound quality via usb-c and a DAC. With incredible sound quality via BT Audio (LDAC). Oh wait, and it still has a 3.5mm jack! How do they do that?!
And think of how much easier they could have achieved this by not adding the 3.5! Oh wait, no, they couldn't.
Let's all cast our minds back to the time when phones didn't come with a headphone jack. Frankly, it was both rubbish, and inconvenient. Sony Ericsson used to have dongle adapters for their Walkman branded phones if memory serves right. Dongles. Guess what's making a comeback? Dongles. I don't think this is any kind of advance.