So it begins: these three new smartphones do not have 3.5 mm headphone jacks

It'd be understandable if you haven't heard much about a smartphone maker that goes by the name LeEco. It's a large tech brand in China, formerly known as LeTV, which currently has a couple of phones bound for US markets, but doesn't seem to have any stable footing in the West as of yet. It has, however, managed to get itself noticed on a couple of occasions — by openly calling Apple a Nazi opressor, by launching a "bezel-less superphone", which very much had a bezel, and by trying to be an industry first on a couple of occasions — the LeTV One, One Pro, and LeTV Max were the first smartphones with USB Type-C data ports, while the LeTV Le Max Pro was the first announced (note: not launched) smartphone to bear Qualcomm's latest-and-greatest Snapdragon 820 chipset.
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8. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

I remember days without 3.5mm jack. Stone age it was back then.

11. ZeneticX

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

reminds me of Sony Ericsson days, the "good ol" magic port

13. pegasso

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

it makes me remember my time with Nokia N73. it didn't have 3.5mm audio jack, only Nokia Pop-port, so i had to use an adapter for my 3rd party earphones.

18. 2.5GHz

Posts: 270; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

Yeah, the HTC Dream!

19. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

As usual, Apple did the others follow.

24. 2.5GHz

Posts: 270; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

lame sheep cnour spewing sh*t once again. Nokia N7, T-Mobile G1 and Oppp R5 did not have a 3.5mm jack, and they were all released long before the rumour about the iPhone 7 ditching the 3.5mm jack even began!

49. tedkord

Posts: 17314; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Apple hasn't done. These phones are doing it before Apple. And even if they did, they're just devolving to what phones are a decade ago. Tard.

56. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

cnour pathetic comment. So many device used this kind of single port crap to save money in past i cant even count it because there is way too many!

23. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Manufacturers of charge port headphones claim that audio quality is suppose to be better than using the 3.5mm headphone jack. I'm interested to know if that is true or not.

26. 2.5GHz

Posts: 270; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

It's simply false. The best wireless headphone outputs audio at around 900kb. Way inferior to the 1.5mb output of 3.5mm jack.

29. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

How is it false, when your statement refers to wireless headphone as an example.

30. 2.5GHz

Posts: 270; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

You meant bluetooth pairing?

33. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

No, you said (It's simply false. The best wireless headphone outputs audio at around 900kb. Way inferior to the 1.5mb output of 3.5mm jack.) My op is about headphones that connect through the charging port. So I don't get why you are using wireless headphones as an example to why charge port headphone are inferior to 3.5mm headphones.

61. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

IF 3.5 mm headphone jack are low quality why all the top headphone use them or 6.35 mm one?http://www.cnet.com/topics/headphones/best-headphones/high-end/ Thats because the bandwith and quality is more than enuf.

70. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I never said the 3.5mm headphone jack wasn't good or wasn't enough.

73. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

ignore post #70. I never said the 3.5mm headphone jack wasn't good or wasn't enough. But that doesn't mean there isn't something better. Usb type C is better than micro usb but it still hasn't been widely adopted and that is because micro usb has been the standard for such a long time, there are just to many products that use them so therefor micro usb is still the standard it will be a minute before usb type C takes it's place.The same could possibly be said about the 3.5mm and 6.35mm headphone jack VS micro usb, usb type C, and light cable headphones. I guess we'll just have to wait and see once the iP7 releases.

39. Paradox

Posts: 124; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

If that were true then £1000 headphones wouldn't be using standard 6.35mm jacks. There is no sound quality difference between 6.35mm and 3.5mm jacks, if you see my point?

72. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I never said the 3.5mm headphone jack wasn't good or wasn't enough. But that doesn't mean there isn't something better. Usb type C is better than micro usb but it still hasn't been widely adopted and that is because micro usb has been the standard for such a long time, there are just to many products that use them so therefor micro usb is still the standard it will be a minute before usb type C takes it's place.The same could possibly be said about the 3.5mm and 6.35mm headphone jack VS micro usb, usb type C, and light cable headphones. I guess we'll just have to wait and see once the iP7 releases.

31. Hatshipuh

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

I'm already dealing with cables breaking on 3.5mm and I can rotate that cable, I don't believe lightning cables do even near as well, they already break when I only use them to you charge. And no, Bluetooth headphones are not an option, a pita to keep another thing charged, ditched several Bluetooth headsets for a wired one since it's never charged when I need them and keeping it connected costs unnecessary power too.

34. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Stupid downgrade move, wouldn't be supported by me at all. Those worrying about using your phone while it's charging, consider sticking with official cable and changrs, then you wouldn't need to compromise due to fear of explosions...

37. KingSam

Posts: 1425; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

I only see one flaw in all this. Use your port more and it's likely to get damaged. Maybe I'm wrong just saying.

62. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Nope thats logical.

84. 2.5GHz

Posts: 270; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

Hence shorter upgrade cycles. It's what every OEMs wants, isn't it?

43. raiter

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

OppoR5 is not the first smartphone, that has no 3.5mm jack. T-mobile G1. Nokia N73 and HTC models also did not have that. And that where very incionvient. First of all, no options for third party headphones. No connection to car/home hifi systems thru 3.5mm jack. The worst factor: at intense use of the usb port, the port itself "wears" out, and fnally will broke.And the repair costs $$$ or even not possible.

57. joebklyn

Posts: 16; Member since: May 02, 2011

STUPID RETARDED IDEA !!!! I HOPE IT BACKFIRES ON APPLE !!!! IDIOTS !!!!!!!!!!

63. Modest_Moze

Posts: 184; Member since: Mar 23, 2015

So here are three phones that people will not buy.

67. sissy246

Posts: 7083; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

When I use the 3.5 jack to plug into my car stereo is so much better then when I use the Bluetooth . The sound quality is so much better with the 3.5 jack.

77. Trakker

Posts: 283; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Its bad enough i can't simultaneously charge and use OTG, but now might end up throwing headphones into that mix. Plus Samsung has already removed MHL so in future it'll be impossible to do what i did with my old Galaxy S5 of connecting it to my bedroom TV through HDMI so i don't have to buy an Android TV box.

79. Rocket

Posts: 642; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

If apple wants to make their ish*t thiner they should use 2.5mm jack instead of ditching the 3.5 .

97. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and they patented lame version of 3.5mm that no one will ever use, lol..http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-patented-a-thinner-headphone-jack-to-slim-down-future-iPhones_id73949 btw, I still have 2.5mm to 3.5mm adapter, but I cant remember what phone I use it for back then :-/
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