Do you listen to FM radio on your phone?

Do you listen to FM radio on your phone?
It has probably come to your attention that Samsung decided to release its newest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, without a built-in FM radio. While the company tried to explain this decision with the fact that its customers tend to use more digital services nowadays, this kind of sounds strange, because Samsung is used to providing its customers with options, even though many may not need them.

Anyway, this whole thing made us wonder if the FM radio is indeed on its way out of mobile. Now, before you guys get nostalgic and covered in tears, please make sure to cast your vote in the poll below. After all, if it turns out that almost no one uses this feature, then Samsung was probably right to leave it out. But if there's even a small part of users who still listen to FM on their phones, then we can treat that as a wrong move by Sammy.

Do you listen to FM radio on your smartphone?

Yes, I do!
47.93%
No, I don't!
23.59%
No, but I like to have my options.
28.48%

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54 Comments

1. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

No harm in adding fm option, what if there was an alien invasion by aliens who like eating submarine communications cables and the only way to communicate is through radio? Yea, that's a stupid example but you get the general idea.

28. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

35. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

I want a FM transmitter, not receiver though. I need it for my car audio system. And, only my old Symbian phones have it.

39. weinerslav

Posts: 126; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

I want both, but have to agree that the transmitter is the one that I want (and use) more

2. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Last phone I had with FM Radio was my DROID X. Kinda forgot about it after my nexus and note 2. It'd be nice to have though....

3. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I use the fm radio when I already get sick of the songs on my phone

4. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

hahaha same comment i was about to write ! ^_^

25. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

and when you are without tv and want to listen to cricket commentary on the radio

5. windroid unregistered

Just didn't bought a WP already because the FM radio is still to be released by MS.

32. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Which is beyond stupid, and proves the trend, because my Samsung WP 7 has the radio, and I have used it from time to time. Would miss the option.

42. windroid unregistered

Because the base of WP8 is completely different from WP7, it wasn't just a case to migrate the radio functionality to the new platform. MS assumed it just hadn't time to develop the radio in WP8.

6. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Radio simply gives you the option to listen on the trending music. The most listened, the top 10,20,100. New singles, new release, new albums. Pretty much any news from your favorite celebrities and artist. It has been in our life ever since it was created. And we can listen for free without using data or wifi. I guess it shouldn't hurt anyone to include in the package. :)

7. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

poor s4 :) it hasnt got any fm radio :( ooo my littleeee sweetieee

9. eliasafram7

Posts: 83; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

poor iphone it hadn't got any FM radio since the first iphone ;)

11. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

poor i-fan :) it hadn't got any brain :)

53. ZeroCide

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

LOL! Preach on preacher!

8. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

I do but i use Apps for that

10. wendygarett unregistered

Nope, I don't need to

22. recond9

Posts: 50; Member since: Jan 11, 2013

Dude,don't say your opinion here anymore...the trolls will make you 'bleed' from these thumbs.. lol

43. windroid unregistered

Now we all know what's the deal with samsung:http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-admits-to-trolling-HTC_id41977 I'm interested to know how much samsung is paying you to troll WP topics.

12. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I basicall dont listen to the radio. Now and days todays music kinda sucks. So i listen too old tracks from the 90s-2003 & the late 80s. Only download a new song if it have a good beat

13. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I agree with the music part... Music these days are spoiled by the remix and all that party beats and stuff! I don't call that music... And i'm quite surprised these polls came out after the S4 has been released! Call it co-incidence but i don't like it. First the uni-body versus the removable battery cover and now devices with the FM versus devices without FM.

14. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

I have samsung galaxy nexus which has no fm radio but if it did, i'd use it from time to time.

15. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Yes, I do, they play many latest trending songs! FM radio rocks! Everything you want to listen is all inside the radio, American pop, K-pop etc. FM radio rocks! :D

16. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

I say turn off fm radio all together and sell the bandwidth to better 4G services or in preperation of 5G services

17. karas

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

Why dont these manufactures read phone arena polls?

18. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

I don't but my brother in law would. He got a L920 also and was hoping for iHeart Radio. Not sure why they ditched us. I told him the phone has built in FMand MS is going to enable it in an update.

19. Edison64

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

Is a big mistake to think that people only listen to the radio for music...!

20. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Nah, I don't listen Radio except when in my car and even then 90% of the time I play music from my phone through my Jeep's audio system, and only listen to FM Radio now and then, still though, I like to have my options!

21. recond9

Posts: 50; Member since: Jan 11, 2013

If they remove it just because ''it's old and no one use it'' they've done a mistake.There are lots of people who use Fm everyday,especially on the third world countries (some will buy it there,eventually).Even I use it, because my WIFI isn't strong enough in the kitchen and i hook my s3 to the audio system everyday,for some radio love... But then again... if they remove it for the space and other hardware things,i am fine. :)

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