acemang, 21 Sep 2019why talking about quality and smartphones in same sentence? if you like music you don't list f... moreLook it's obvious you have no valid argument. Instead of the current, perfectly good solution of having the headphone jack available to who wants it, you'd want me to buy a new, jack-less phone and a separate portable audio player and you'd want me to carry both at the same time, and eventually when I get I call, unplugging the audio player, switching to Wireless mode on the headphones, pair it to my phone and answering the call, and then repeat in reverse order to get back to music. This is dumb, slow and clunky.
I'm putting an end to this argument. There are no advantages to not having the headphone jack, as all the "advantages" of wireless are available too when the jack is available but not used.
acemang, 21 Sep 2019why talking about quality and smartphones in same sentence? if you like music you don't list f... moreWhen you got nothing to say, you insult. Excellent way to discredit yourself.
Good phones have excellent audio output. That's a fact. Not bad, cheap phones. Good, pricey flagships. Don't believe me? Don't. But check GSMArena reviews that say so.
ProJames-CHM, 21 Sep 2019If being modern is being foolish and be willing to settle for newer and inferior tech, then I'... morewhy talking about quality and smartphones in same sentence? if you like music you don't list from a phone. everything else is just retar*d talk....pseudo audiophile alert....
Hello Life, 21 Sep 2019how can be a 1 year battery be aging and dying..?Rechargeable Lithium batteries can have 500-800 charge cycles (depending on battery construction; denser batteries tend to have fewer charge cycles) before they become
Armorkingu, 21 Sep 2019Makes you feel important if you can complain about something, like the lack of a headphone jac... moreThat as the least thought through comment of the day. People who complain about unnecessary headphone jack absence are the ones who's spent a lot of money on expensive headphones. I have one pair of wired on-ear Audeze and a pair of in-ear Sennheiser. I will most likely look for something other than Samsung for my next upgrade, despite being a Galaxy S and Note user since the first Galaxy S.
The people who listen to music with bundled earphones couldn't care less.
Anonymous, 21 Sep 2019Alright, grandpa. Speak for yourself and let others evolve.
Everyone is moving away from wire... moreIf being modern is being foolish and be willing to settle for newer and inferior tech, then I'm proud of being old despite being in my twenties.
And, WiFi uses much more power and has acceptable, 2ms latency, all while allowing WiGig speeds and beyond. BT for input devices is sufficient, as the lower bitrate required allows for acceptale latency too. Oops, looks like the 20 years old grandpapa is more tech-litterate than you.
Evolving is the opposite of regressing. Yikes, I didn't realize how being modern means ignoring the meaning of words too.
Let the port exist for those who value quality and efficiency. You can still enjoy mediocre sound via Bluetooth if you want. My Note9 supports AptX and LDAC, yet it has a headphone jack.
ProJames-CHM, 21 Sep 2019I own Sony WH-1000XM3. I could get the best wireless headphones if I wanted to. In fact, those... moreAlright, grandpa. Speak for yourself and let others evolve.
Everyone is moving away from wires, clutter, tangles, etc. to all kinds of wireless technologies, yet you want to stay wired. Good for you!
Meanwhile, the rest of us will be in 2020 soon, while you still prefer the 1920's.
Guess you don't like wifi either, 'cause a wired connection has lower latency and higher transfer rates, right? Bluetooth keyboards and mice are the worst, right?
Fayth, 21 Sep 2019as long as they keep the on/off throttling toggle, that's okIt should not be OK though. The fact that Apple has had to back track to even implement this Feature in the first place tells more than it really is. They basically have forced themselves to have to do it...
You buy a car and after a revision you get the car with 2 less cilinders. Thanks??
With 5W chargers included in bx with even 1500 euro device they can include this feeature to be always on even on brand new devices just released for sales.
And why iPhone 11s can't use this feature so customers can have longer battery life and lifespan. Mobile phones this day are so powerful than application can use anyway.
Why not show the toggle even if the battery is still at its best?
acemang, 21 Sep 2019i really was considering returning to iphone this year, because on android all new devices are... moreThis feature and commited suicide means the same for the company and for its customers buying this brand.
Anonymous, 21 Sep 2019It is not activated based on how old your phone is, itÂ’s activated when its battery health is... moreWhen did I say i have a problem? I just said my first comment based on how this article is written in a sarcastic manner. Calling it a feature and exaggerating the damage to battery.. etc. Infact I always praise apple foe their battery optimizations.
ProJames-CHM, 21 Sep 2019I own Sony WH-1000XM3. I could get the best wireless headphones if I wanted to. In fact, those... moreCouldn't have said it better. The latency, reduced battery usage on both devices, the inconvenience having to charge two devices or not being able to charge and listen simultaneously is seriously underrated. Wireless audio is really for the connivence of well, not having wires, it's still a big plus but nothing more.
I disagree on Hi-Res though. Audio engineers years ago have already determined Redbook/CD quality audio is more than enough for human hearing and higher bitrate means nothing if the audio track wasn't recorded/mastered well in the first place. You cannot hear any difference between 16-bit/48kHz and 24-bit/96kHz it's misleading marketing jargon.
Well, the way manufacturers are continuously slimming down their devices whilst cramming in more hardware/features, phones today do not have excellent audio output. Good enough yes, excellent not really. If you want to get the best out of your wired gear, you still need a separate dac/amp or dedicated audio player, there's a reason why all of them are still thick bulky devices.
Anonymous, 21 Sep 2019That camera comparison between the iPhone and Note 10 from SuperSaf is good.
Being an Andro... moreThe Mate 30 Pro will be there. Meanwhile the iPhone 11 will be throttling and even is not necessary this feature to slow the A13.
One of the tests done yesterday showed clearly how the iPhone 11 slow its A13 a lot compared to the iPhone 11 Pro Max. Sure that the heat dissipation is a lot worse and/or more it's done on purpose. The results in the benchmark were dramatically different in the SoC performance between both iPhones having the same SoC. That big difference doesn't happen between Android phones with the same SoC, even if the price is a lot different .
Armorkingu, 21 Sep 2019Makes you feel important if you can complain about something, like the lack of a headphone jac... moreI own Sony WH-1000XM3. I could get the best wireless headphones if I wanted to. In fact, those are excellent wireless headphones. Yet I always use it wired. I'm not buying a jack-less phone. What's the advantages of buying one? Uh... nothing. There's nothing you can do without that you can't do with. On the contrary, you can do more with than without. Examples include 0 latency audio, much much higher bitrate so higher quality, reduced battery usage on both devices, convenience of not having to charge two devices, or you know, forgetting to do so and having to wait for the headphones to charge...
If I have to have a 100mAh smaller battery to have a headphone jack, then go ahead because the energy savings of using wired instead of Bluetooth are higher than 100mAh. And it doesn't help with IP either. Sammy had no problem whatsoever to make the S5, S7, S8, S9, S10, N7, N8 or N9 waterproof. And when you look at how packed the Note9 is, that's really not a valid point.
I'm not buying another audio player just for this. Good phones have excellent audio output and support for HiRes audio. There's thus no need for something else.