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[Poll Results!] How much do you care about the headphone jack?

Samsung’s the only mainstream Android smartphone manufacturer that still hasn’t gotten rid of the headphone jack from its phones. That’s a good thing, naturally, especially since Samsung can still make excellent devices like the Galaxy Note 9. The Note 9 is packed to the brim with the latest tech and a large battery and still has a headphone jack. But that doesn’t mean the headphone jack will remain on the Galaxy lineup forever, and a recent report suggests the day we all fear may arrive next year.

No headphone jack = No problem? Or bye-bye Samsung?

Before you get worried, no, it’s not the Galaxy S10 we’re talking about. The report mentions that the Galaxy Note 10 may be the first Samsung flagship without a headphone jack, although it’s also possible Samsung will wait until the Galaxy S11 before making the big move. While nothing is written in stone just yet, we have been wondering: How much do you care about the headphone jack and would you be okay if Samsung removes it from its flagships a year from now?

It will never be nice to not have a traditional headphone jack and have to make do with USB Type-C audio and live the dongle life. But with Samsung flagships becoming more and more advanced with each passing year, there might come a time when Samsung has no option but to scratch the headphone jack off the list of features. The Note 10 would also be a likely candidate – Samsung can’t remove the S Pen from the Note lineup, so why not remove the headphone jack? You know, especially if the Note 10 also has a big battery and, therefore, demands fewer instances where you have to both charge the phone and listen to music at the same time?

Not to mention wireless audio is also becoming more and more affordable these days, even if it can’t match the quality of wired audio. Again, one can never say if and when Samsung will remove one of the primary reasons why its phones stand out from the competition these days. But if it does, what would be your response? Tell us by voting in the poll below, then expand on your thoughts down in the comments section!

Results: As expected, a majority of voters (72 percent) believe that the headphone jack makes Samsung’s phones stand out from the competition, just like the microSD slot. 17 percent voters feel the headphone jack is nice to have but not that big a requirement for them, while the rest believe that Type-C and/or wireless audio is the future. Who will Samsung side with in a year’s time or when the Galaxy S11 comes along? That remains to be seen.

How much do you care about the headphone jack?

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Lucidfer
Lucidfer

Wire has been a non-sensical horror, but an obligatory one, for decades, except it’s useless now. The simple solution for Samsung to both get rid of the 3.5mm jack AND convince people unlike those greedy Apple degenerates, would be to include bluetooth 5.0 AKG earphone with dual Ldac, and boom.

tmihai20
tmihai20

The only reason I own a Note 8 now (besides the LG G4 I had that started to act out) is because it still manufactures smartphones with headphone jack. With 128 and more GB of internal memory I could start to care less about microSD card, but headphone jack is a must.

redgumtv
redgumtv

Open your eyes Samsung. Travel anywhere in this world by train, bus or airplane and 90% of travellers have cables hanging out of their ears. Keeping the headphone jack is a marketing no-brainer.

djcbs
djcbs

I simply won’t buy a phone without a headphone jack. Period.
I’ve had it with having to settle for what OEMs think we should have. It’s my money. If you don’t give me the product I want, I won’t give you my money.
The S9 taught me that. I settled for the bigger size and the rear mounted fingerprint scanner and I regret it to this day. I should have remained with the S7.

So going forward, if Samsung delivers phones without the features I want, I won’t buy them.
And this is valid for any OEM, really.

mario9295
mario9295

when is going to arrive oreo to the galaxy A5 2017 with telcel please, the patch came out of October and it is not possible that this update has not arrived at least at oreo, samsung do something because they are so

TurkishStyle
TurkishStyle

I can understand other brands removing The 3.5mm jack. It takes space and since we have bluetooth low energy why not using it. BUT We need to improve it more and more. Since most of the wireless headset doesnt suppport flac etc. Wireless ist the future but not now. So 3.5mm is a musthave to me. Maybe in the future with new technology we can switch to wireless audio but right now i wouldnt use it..

Biransahin
Biransahin

Totally agree..

warlockba
warlockba

However it depends, since if you have a Qualcomm Chip (and implicitely Qualcomm Audio DAC, the Sound is just awful); this was really relevant when Samsung was using Exynos Chipsets together with the Wolfson DAC. The BEST audiophile phone on the market was the Galaxy S (first Galaxy) – which had a stellar audio chip inside – and beats even today any wireless / wired audio solution you can have on the go …

justinut0909
justinut0909

Wireless headphone simply cannot handle FLAC or other kinds of lossless at the moment; and its more convenient when we have a 3.5mm jack. I hate carrying a dongle and searching for it all the time. Thats why I ditched my iPhone 7+ and go for Samsung. If Samsung removes the jack, I’ll go for other brands.

40tman
40tman

there is no other brand… LG will be the only one then

GS7edge
GS7edge

Stay in your own path, don’t follow others by removing the 3.5mm jack

iamnigeloke
iamnigeloke

They’d better keep the jack

Biransahin
Biransahin

I use both wireless IconX 2018 and high quality wired headphones. I don’t like dongles. I want the headphone jack and will keep it as long as I can. Sound quality is simply better than Bluetooth. I upgrade every year but will keep my Note9 for as long as possible if the jack disappears from Note10. In display fingerprint I can do without. One reason for having a Note is never having a smudged screen. One of the many reasons I prefer it. So that won’t be a selling point for me. Keep the jack! 😉

SenorSjon
SenorSjon

SInce the FM-radio was banished, I’ve never used a headphone ever again since the Note 3 ages ago. I won’t miss it.

ash55
ash55

Dongle life my ass.

s2insider
s2insider

I can’t imagine to ditch my $300 Hi-Res headphone. Samsung devices already support UHQ audio output. It’s unreasonable that they would ditch the jack and lowered the audio quality of the device because if any phone were to stream FLAC 24bit audio through Bluetooth, I don’t think BT is strong enough to stream it perfectly and seamlessly not to mention that it will also consume a lot of battery to transmit the BT signal

woody365
woody365

I use it all the time on my S9+ in the gym. Can’t imagine having to give up my nice headphones.