Berserker, 10 Jul 2020Should we hate the phone itself because it needs to be charged also? Or the smart wach? Or a b... moreTerrible analogy.
All those products you mentioned have their own power source and can't go without it. There is no alternative. This isn't the case with headphones; wireless have their own power supply, wired headphones don't.
There is literally no excuse for removing the headphone jack other than corporate greed in order to get you to spend more money and buy more of their products. Sad thing is that the strategy works because people like you fall for it. They will continue to carry out this strategy so long as gullible people like you exist.
Also, try using an accurate analogy next time.
Rk100, 09 Jul 2020Guess, you'll be stuck on your current device and won't upgrade if you're looki... moreAnd this is the reason why I had to use my last smartphone for 3 years even if it was lagging like crazy and had crap battery life. I've been waiting for a good smartphone in my budget for almost 9 months now. In the end, I said F this and swapped with my parents. I use an Asus Max M1 pro now and all my audio is still on the old phone and a separate DAP I had to buy just to mitigate this. I miss listening to music videos in bed though. :'(
Akira Kurou, 10 Jul 2020Here's the thing, most entry level and midrange smartphones have these headphone jack. So... moreYou lost me at battery of headphone jack dies. Jokes aside, I completely agree with you. Also to add, the sound quality of a comparable wired headphones is always going to be significantly better (which should be the number one reason to buy a headphone) as they don't have to compromise space in their earcups that was used for acoustic reflections and physics(sound science) to wireless chipsets, cheap DACs and noisy amplifiers. That said, I appreciate the new dongles with ESS, AKM chipsets that can offer better sound quality for wired headphones than inbuilt smartphone solutions (noisy RF hell in there) but they are still very rare and not made by common consumer brands.
No sdcard slots on the other hand now even in midrange smartphones, oh boy!
Berserker, 10 Jul 2020Should we hate the phone itself because it needs to be charged also? Or the smart wach? Or a b... moreHere's the thing, most entry level and midrange smartphones have these headphone jack. So why do premium smartphones which you do have to pay more to have less (in this case, no headphone jack)?
Yes, you can just charge your Bluetooth earphone at the end of the day and use it fully charged the next morning. But sometimes you forget to charge and ended up unable to use it because the battery is empty. And also like the smartphone, the battery of a headphone jack degrades over time whereas a wired earphone can last you for years. Not to mention my wired earphone survived in a washing machine but my Bluetooth earphone died after exposed to sweat.
Yes, you can use a dongle but at the cost of making your phone ugly (since it sticks out like a sore thumb) or in my case I lost the dongles a few times. There are some dongles that I bought that would not even work at all. You won't have this kind of issue if your phone have a headphone jack.
Basically a lot of smartphones manufacturers just omit the headphone jack so that you will buy their premium priced Bluetooth earphones or they just following a stupid trend. I mean come on, if you buy a 1000$ smartphone you should expect to have everything right?
Berserker, 10 Jul 2020Should we hate the phone itself because it needs to be charged also? Or the smart wach? Or a b... moreIt is not just about audio alone. Jack also helps you charge your smartphone while connected to headphones or external microphone without freaking donkey dongle. Especially camera enrich smartphones like Sony and LG. You people will never understand the importance of 3.5mm. Just because apple did it, everyone followed it like a holes. Since when lacking options became premium. I hate those SIM tools as well. How many crappy stuff you have to carry in your pocket???
Anonymous, 09 Jul 2020Shame this doesnt have a headphone jack. Certainly not a midranger considering the priceno jack for headphones, usb C will do the job
Remember that the flagship snapdragon 800 oneplus cost like $299 ? Now the oneplus x midrange type cost almost double of it .
Overhype for an Product leads to disaster.. If they don't price in India under 25k, no one will buy. They r comparing with iPhone se 2, In camera or performance department Nord will not be near to any of it..
Berserker, 09 Jul 2020Peopole are still crying about the headphone jack.
Willing to spend 500 dollars on a new phon... more$500 for only crappy Bluetooth audio? $500 and it needs a dongle?
Bluetooth has been around for a long time and has been through many revisions but it never got lossless, low latency, or drop-out free audio. I spent a little extra for FLAC albums so I don't have to hear compression distortion.
Berserker, 10 Jul 2020Should we hate the phone itself because it needs to be charged also? Or the smart wach? Or a b... more"just buy the freaking dongle and you can charge the phone and use the wired headphones."
I wouldn't want a freaking double dongle plugged into my USB-C port, but okay tell me where I can find this OnePlus approved freaking double dongle:
I use both wired & BT whenever I like.
You get better sound quality with wired headphones, they last longer, & are cheaper, & with the 3.5mm jack I can link to any amp & speakers in my car, Hi-fi at home (or anywhere) which sounds great & charge at the same time with no dongle (or double dongle) required.
I use my previous old S6 mainly as a Personal Music Player (PMP).
Actual PMP's also use the superior 3.5mm jack, one day hopefully smartphones can sound as good as these.
Smart companies give their customers what they want.
imo those case design are crap. i think it meant to attract kids not adults.
Berserker, 09 Jul 2020Peopole are still crying about the headphone jack. Willing to spend 500 dollars on a new phon... moreFor gamers headphone jack is important, Bluetooth delay affects gameplay specially in games like pubg and COD.
Crackling Doom, 10 Jul 2020You're missing the entire point.
Phones with a headphone jack can still use wireless h... moreShould we hate the phone itself because it needs to be charged also? Or the smart wach? Or a bluetooth speaker?
At the end of the day just plug the headphones and tommorow you have them fully charged, or just buy the freaking dongle and you can charge the phone and use the wired headphones.
In every comment section repeating the same headphone jack boring comments like parrots.
Crackling Doom, 09 Jul 2020And Motorola. And all new gaming phones from Xiaomi, ASUS, Nubia and probably Lenovo. T... moreAnd all these brands, arguably more reputable than OnePlus, despite them sell at near the same price or even cheaper.
Anonymous, 09 Jul 2020nice clown cases.. who wants such embarassing colors?I like them
Berserker, 09 Jul 2020Peopole are still crying about the headphone jack.
Willing to spend 500 dollars on a new phon... moreYou're missing the entire point.
Phones with a headphone jack can still use wireless headphones. You don't have to choose, you have options.
I don't like wireless headphones because they need to be charged, the audio experience isn't as good as the wired headphones in the same price bracket and the signal quality of the Bluetooth can affect the sound.
Wired will always be better than wireless to me.