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
64.36%
I still haven't decided if it's a big deal to me, so let's cross that bridge when we reach it
14.91%
Nah, I'll just use the adapters / I don't care much about it anyway
20.73%

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7 Comments

1. Ticklemyfancy

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

The absence of headphone jack is an inconvenience of a large scale to me

2. PootisMan

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

Simple. No headphone jack no sale. Same thing goes for a micro SD card slot.

3. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Its stupid. We already have headphones. We dont want another thing to deal with. Another dongle or adapter is just an inconvenience. Another thing to be lost.

4. alexiboat

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 13, 2016

I don't care much about audio jack, wireless headphones are cool for me

5. Chidoro

Posts: 168; Member since: Sep 20, 2016

It addition or omission is irrelevant to me.

6. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Not seeing the big picture here, stupid brands follow apple step by step. If I wanted one, id buy original not a copy.

7. tangbunna

Posts: 481; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

same specs : will happily spend 1000$ with headphone jack. without headphone jack, $300 still feel too expensive.

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