Poll: do you care about stereo speakers on a smartphone?


Up until this year, stereo speakers on a smartphone were kind of a niche feature. HTC used to offer it on the One series, but ditched it for the BoomSound Hi-Fi speaker setup on the HTC 10. Sony still has it on the Xperias, but it's not universally loved as the speakers continue to sound flat and tinny. Google used to have stereo speakers on the Nexus 6P, but phased them out with the Pixel and even Pixel XL. And, surprisingly, while others are abandoning the feature, Apple actually added stereo speakers on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

So, seeing how manufacturers seem to add and remove this feature at a whim, it's probably not deemed a must-have on a smartphone. But still, we thought we'd ask — what do you think about stereo speakers? Are they a main feature you look for, a nice bonus to have, or something you don't care for at all?

Do you care about stereo speakers on a smartphone?

Yes, I would pick a phone with stereo speakers over a regular one any day
48.68%
It's a nice plus, but not a feature that can sway my buying decision
42.6%
I don't really care for the speaker setup
8.72%

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