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

Poll: 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 water-proofing 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.

So, how do you feel about this supposed future? Do you reckon you'd abandon your manufacturer of choice if they omit the headphone jack from their next flagship, or is it not enough of a feature to make you jump ship and buy a different phone? Let us know!

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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Bolt
  • Display 5.5 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
    HTC Sense UI

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