Samsung Galaxy S8 without headphone jack: here is the unequivocal vote of users

The Samsung Galaxy S8 might feature a brand new, all-screen wrap-around display and a futuristic design, but along with that Samsung is also rumored to kill the 3.5mm headphone jack.

And it's a shock: Apple took the public grilling by being one of the first to remove the headphone jack from its iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Apple marketing chief said the move took courage, but critics slammed it for being impractical as millions, if not billions own wired speakers, headphones or other audio system that connects via the 3.5mm headphone jack.

What you gain by removing the headphone jack is a little more space in an already small device like a phone, and that space could be used for a larger battery and bigger camera, two features that users often request.

But is it a worthy trade-off? We asked you, our readers, and we've got an unequivocal result from your votes: a resounding 'No'. Some 75% gave the thumbs down to the possibility of Samsung removing the headphone jack, and only 25% said that they could agree with such a decision in exchange for a larger battery or some other extra.

Here are some of the comments that received the most endorcement and sum up the feelings pretty well:




Samsung Galaxy S8 without a headphone jack: yay or nay?

Yay! More space = longer battery life and cool new features
Nay! A gazillion audio gadgets use the 3.5mm headphone jack!

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Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8 inches
    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
    4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
    Samsung One UI


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