Poll results: would the presence of an audio jack sway your smartphone buying decision?

Poll results: would the presence of an audio jack sway your smartphone buying decision?
So, the HTC Bolt is now official and so is its lack of a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Yup, HTC went the way of Apple and got rid of this “archaic technology”, supposedly to make more room inside the handset for other components and for easier waterproofing of the device. Whatever the reason, we could easily be witnessing the start of a trend here. The Moto Z and Moto Z Force also do not have a dedicated stereo jack, and some less-known Android phone manufacturers have also done this on a model or two. We wouldn't be surprised if about 40% of next year's flagships lack the headphone port. Or, if not next year, the year after that.

We thought we'd ask you — how do you feel about this “trend”? Would the absence of a headphone jack be something that actually affects your buying decision moving forward? Well, maybe unsurprisingly, a large portion of the voters said that it would, in fact, be a factor for them. Check out the vote results right below!

Would the presence / absence of an audio jack sway your buying decision in the future?

I will definitely look for phones with a 3.5 mm jack
I still haven't decided if it's a big deal to me, so let's cross that bridge when we reach it
Nah, I'll just use the adapters / I don't care much about it anyway


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