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Samsung Galaxy S8 without headphone jack: here is the unequivocal vote of users

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Samsung Galaxy S8 without headphone jack: here is the unequivocal vote of users


The Samsung Galaxy S8 might feature a brand new, all-screen wrap-around display and a futuristic design, but along with that Samsung is also rumored to kill the 3.5mm headphone jack.

And it's a shock: Apple took the public grilling by being one of the first to remove the headphone jack from its iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Apple marketing chief said the move took courage, but critics slammed it for being impractical as millions, if not billions own wired speakers, headphones or other audio system that connects via the 3.5mm headphone jack.

"Samsung, don't do this. Please."

What you gain by removing the headphone jack is a little more space in an already small device like a phone, and that space could be used for a larger battery and bigger camera, two features that users often request.

But is it a worthy trade-off? We asked you, our readers, and we've got an unequivocal result from your votes: a resounding 'No'. Some 75% gave the thumbs down to the possibility of Samsung removing the headphone jack, and only 25% said that they could agree with such a decision in exchange for a larger battery or some other extra.

Here are some of the comments that received the most endorcement and sum up the feelings pretty well:

LebronJamesFanboy:
"Absolutely not. Getting rid of the 3.5mm headphone jack makes zero sense. You can use BT headphones with it included or not. Samsung, don't do this. Please."

NarutoKage14:
"The replacement is inferior. Wired headphones require no charging and serve as antennas for free over the air radio apps on many phones."

Finalflash:
"Well, if they put a second USB C port in its place, I would be all over that."


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Samsung Galaxy S8 without a headphone jack: yay or nay?
Yay! More space = longer battery life and cool new features 25.89% (663 votes) (663 votes)
Nay! A gazillion audio gadgets use the 3.5mm headphone jack! 74.11% (1898 votes) (1898 votes)

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posted on 08 Dec 2016, 09:30 14

1. Plasticsh1t (Posts: 1774; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)


663 sheep voted for longer battery life and cool new features (what?!).

posted on 08 Dec 2016, 09:34 23

2. NCAAtourney (Posts: 32; Member since: 15 Mar 2016)


Note to Phonearena - Just provide "yes" or "no" options next poll.

As if you can't obtain longer battery life and cool new features without omitting the 3.5mm headphone jack. Such a ridiculous claim.

posted on 08 Dec 2016, 15:42 3

22. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 810; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


Like most of their polls, the explanation for each option is completely subjective and unnecessary.

posted on 09 Dec 2016, 23:35 1

31. Leo_MC (Posts: 2306; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


Just because some people think different than the majority that makes them sheeps?
That's a great deal of dumbness...

posted on 08 Dec 2016, 09:39 3

3. Settings (Posts: 2266; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Looks like the Samsung Dongle Division wants more revenue.

posted on 08 Dec 2016, 09:57 2

5. sukrith2194 (unregistered)


Are u naive? Samsung dongle department won't get anything in this case... Samsung among others uses universal standards... As in usb c... Even if they take out the port and give dongle or even if you buy a new ear/headphones you'll be able to use it in almost all devices from Android or even windows... This is the most stupid discussion! Apple is the one getting all the revenue asking people to buy proprietary accessories! Think man!

posted on 08 Dec 2016, 09:53

4. torr310 (Posts: 1043; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Before Galaxy S6 debut, many told them not to remove SD card slot but they did it anyway. Many users want larger battery but they reduced the size on the S6 too.

I am not sure if they would listen.

posted on 08 Dec 2016, 14:42

18. marorun (Posts: 5029; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


What happened on Samsung S7?

posted on 08 Dec 2016, 14:46

19. marorun (Posts: 5029; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


what happened on the S7?

Will Samsung do the same mistake as the S6 and loose sales or just listen? thats the question.

posted on 08 Dec 2016, 09:58 2

6. cmdacos (Posts: 431; Member since: 01 Nov 2016)


And brought Sd card back in s7 noting specifically that they were listening. So we will see i guess. Too early for removal in my opinion.

posted on 08 Dec 2016, 10:59 1

7. Kevro_86 (Posts: 41; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I can't stand it when they take away useful features simply because they DEEM them no longer necessary, for whatever train in their infinite wisdom. Removable battery, IR Blaster, and now the headphone jack. They need to give the customers what they want rather than follow Apple's lead.

posted on 08 Dec 2016, 11:15

8. IHuntInDE (Posts: 15; Member since: 31 Mar 2009)


If they do remove the headphone jack, they could do 2 things to offset it:

1. Allow audio through the usb type c and include a usb type c to 3.5mm dongle.
2. Include a bluetooth receiver that has a 3.5mm output.

posted on 08 Dec 2016, 11:26 1

9. jeroome86 (Posts: 1853; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


I like wireless but Bluetooth still runs like beta crap.

posted on 08 Dec 2016, 11:31

10. Diego! (Posts: 667; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


I think it will be such a dramatic attempt to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack, that I don't think, in the position they are right now after the Galaxy Note 7 disaster, they would dare to do it. They'll keep it, and maybe they'll remove it from the Galaxy S9.

posted on 08 Dec 2016, 12:11

11. FlySheikh (Posts: 405; Member since: 02 Oct 2015)


Like I said before; no headphone jack, no buy.

posted on 08 Dec 2016, 12:12 5

12. stulla (Posts: 18; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


How can there be longer battery life when Bluetooth has to be on to listen music etc

posted on 08 Dec 2016, 15:16

21. izim1 (Posts: 1125; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


I know this is the main way of thinking but I can't find a single official study to back up the claim that BT drains more battery than wired. Specially nowadays. I know it's constantly broadcasting as opposed to just "shooting it out" through a wire but after 4.x BT has been pretty battery efficient while a good pair of wired headphones that dont have their own power source will suck the life right out of your phones battery. Not defending this jack removal nonsense, since the only thing that rivals wired in sound quality is through wifi, just saying that both BT and wired drain your battery pretty equally.

posted on 08 Dec 2016, 23:16

24. mukrenol (Posts: 92; Member since: 03 Sep 2011)


The problem is i don't have to charge my headphone and the cellphone to listen to music. I only have to charge one which is which is what i would prefer.

posted on 08 Dec 2016, 12:46 1

13. cbonica (Posts: 7; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


Fixing the exploding issue would be the biggest improvement.

posted on 08 Dec 2016, 14:09 2

17. Klinton (Posts: 734; Member since: 24 Oct 2016)


What 'exploding issue' ?

posted on 08 Dec 2016, 12:46

14. 0kax0el0 (Posts: 220; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)


OEMs would gain more space by adding 2 or 3 milimeters of thicknes than by removing the audio jack... but no! they want to make slimer and slimer phones, with what purpose? I'm not completly against slim phone, but before going slim you have to provide a viable power solution.

posted on 08 Dec 2016, 12:46

15. ChafedBanana (Posts: 394; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Samsung Level U's. All that's needed.

posted on 08 Dec 2016, 14:07

16. Klinton (Posts: 734; Member since: 24 Oct 2016)


If we ignore the votes of the die hard isheep here, pretending that they are not fooocked up, 100% of normal ppl are against removing the audio jack.
Hope that Samsung will not remove it, or if remove it to offer better solution.

posted on 08 Dec 2016, 14:54 1

20. M.O.A.B (Posts: 208; Member since: 13 Feb 2015)


i don't think that they mock "other companies" for the lack of a 3.5 mm jack in their latest phone's conference and ditch it in the absolutely next phone :/

posted on 08 Dec 2016, 19:55

23. jsdechavez (Posts: 758; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


3.5 mm headset jack should stay. Besides, no wired headset means no FM radio. Everyone will be forced to stream.

posted on 09 Dec 2016, 00:34

25. obedchuni (Posts: 215; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)


following on the footstep of apple, Ok the 3.5m headphone jack is going out for sure, also apple was the one who decided to take it out first but the chinese company did it first and then again removing the home button was apple's decision for the 10th year of iphone, soon we are hearing that samsung is also doing the same, i don't know how samsung will implement it, also i m sure that they will introduce the force touch too...haha samsung......flaws was on the design of galaxy note7 not the battery, rushing out early to beat apple and guess who's got beaten again...hope samsung will learn from their mistakes.

posted on 09 Dec 2016, 02:18

26. insyt (Posts: 51; Member since: 16 Sep 2015)


Dropping the headphone jack isn't a bad idea if manufacturers replace it with another USB type C port and include small quality headphone jack and micro USB converters.

posted on 09 Dec 2016, 02:19 1

27. insyt (Posts: 51; Member since: 16 Sep 2015)


Dropping the headphone jack isn't a bad idea if manufacturers replace it with another USB type C port and include small quality headphone jack and micro USB converters.

posted on 09 Dec 2016, 02:23 1

28. Farkadi (Posts: 3; Member since: 09 Dec 2016)


Samsung is simply hopeless!
Carry about additional gadget to be able to simultaneously connect the charger and favorite headphones is a complete misunderstanding.
Instead miserable stereo micro-speakers I prefer convenient access for proven cable headphones without wearing around extra converters.
Obviously Samsung's target are Apple users. If so, Samsung might gain second place in America but will lose the world.
What a lousy plan.

posted on 09 Dec 2016, 02:47

29. Farkadi (Posts: 3; Member since: 09 Dec 2016)


Everybody know this phone won't be the micro size like a box of matches.

So inside the SGS 8 will be a lot space for extra components along with 3.5 mm jack.
So what's the deal?

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