>the headphone jack relegated to a "budget smartphones" feature

>the headphone jack relegated to a "budget smartphones" feature

In what bizzaro world are we living. How are consumers ok with this?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >no more headphone jack
    >no more expandible storage
    >no more sim slot
    What the frick is going on in smartphone land? Are they actually turning the "you vill own nothing" meme into a reality? Holy shit,

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      [...]

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Buy an ad, double b***h.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It has already happened with Apple and is now moving to android devices. For some reason, OEM manufacturers copy all of Apple's mistakes and none of their features.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        We could've had linux-level customizability in the palm of our hands instead we get apple knock-offs, but slightly worse in every way. Shit's so fricking gay it stinks like an orgy.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Almost want to learn pcb design and make my own phone brand.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I can tell you're autistic from this reply alone

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Yes, actually diagnosed, good job lmao
            Though it wouldn't be a lot more to learn from my current skillset hahaha.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Though it wouldn't be a lot more to learn from my current skillset
            Then go for it

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's already happened.
      >root
      >jailbreak
      >knox/root fuse
      >ze cloud (instead of sd cards) trend started more than 10y ago

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >no more sim slot
      Wait, what? No more sim slot? Lol, lmao even. I mean, it's expected given there was little else to remove by now, but I never thought of the sim.

      PD: Be gentle on me, I haven't bought a phone in like 8 years.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah now they're peddling "e-sim" it's fricking moronic. It's a solution to a problem that never existed and now you have to jump through hoops with moronic tech support agents just to switch phones.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Yeah now they're peddling "e-sim" it's fricking moronic. It's a solution to a problem that never existed and now you have to jump through hoops with moronic tech support agents just to switch phones.

          That's just a carrier problem. SIM cards are fricking moronic, its a piece of chip containing a tiny amount of data necessary to register the phone on the network, it was already redundant 20 years ago (CDMA doesn't use it), only reason it was kept til today was for backward compatibility. On my carrier swapping to eSIM is just a matter of logging into the carrier's app and downloading the eSIM profile onto the phone, takes 30s. Its even better for traveling, as you can download a eSIM profile for the country you're traveling to and top up before you leave, and it takes a few second to swap over once you land.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >SIM cards are fricking moronic,
            When I smash my phone like grug, I can pull out the sim card and put it in a new phone, no problem. If I smash an e-sim phone, I have to fricking call up my phone company and ask them to release the sim and give it to me on another phone. How is this convenient?

            Honestly, e-sims, headphone ports, they all pale in comparison to the absolute shit frickery that is battery israelitery. We've gone from easily replaceable, practically hot swap level batteries, to glued in dogshit that kills the phone when it dies. My fricking vacuum has a board in it that will kill the battery pack forever if you try and swap the cells.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Again, that's a carrier problem, not an eSIM problem. Its your carrier that decided that you have to call up customer service and sit in the queue for 40m to wait for Ranjeet to fix the issue for you, its not a problem inherent to eSIM. On my carrier down here in kangarooland I just download the app on a new phone and download the eSIM onto the new phone and it'll deactivate the old one.

            >Honestly, e-sims, headphone ports, they all pale in comparison to the absolute shit frickery that is battery israelitery.

            Pretty much. Headphone and external storage actually had valid reason on why they're gone from flagship devices, battery from the very start was planned obsolescence israelitery

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >they all pale in comparison to the absolute shit frickery that is battery israelitery.
            Wow.

            Supporting EU battery reg communism plus antisemitism in one shitty chudpost.

            Pro-tip: if the free market wanted replaceable batteries, there would be replaceable batteries.

            Turns out, poorgays who can't afford to replace a phone when the battery dies don't have a lot of disposable income to drive the market.

            Whodathunkit?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >no more sim slot
          Wait, what? No more sim slot? Lol, lmao even. I mean, it's expected given there was little else to remove by now, but I never thought of the sim.

          PD: Be gentle on me, I haven't bought a phone in like 8 years.

          e-sims are the newest shit theyre pushing. i have a samsung s23 with one camera flash thing and when i put my payg sim in slot i was given an option for an e-sim. not sire how it would work, prob just phone number and mac address in a server somewhere.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            SIM card is a smart card containing a few kbs of texts (SIM card number + authentication key to register the device on the network). eSIM is just being able to load the information digitally rather than having to stick to a 30 years old smart card format.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            The big issue with it is it becomes a huge pain in the ass if for example the phone gets destroyed, because it's a b***h and a half to de-authorize a dead phone. A phone dying is the most common reason for switching phone.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >no more sim slot
      what
      how are you supposed to
      you know
      do telephone stuff without a sim card

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        eSim. Digital sim card. It's moronic.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >eSim
          Sounds like something you stick up your ass

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >>no more headphone jack
      >>no more expandible storage
      >>no more sim slot
      Why do you lie?
      https://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_a25-12555.php

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        as much as I love 3.5mm jacks, that's a horrible phone. Clearly you have not used a budget samsung in the past 3 years, they're unequivocally terrible.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          It does everything I need, maybe stop being a consoomer?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Oh believe me, I'm not. I'd just much rather buy a used flagship from a few years ago that doesn't come preloaded with Fortnite and Spotify or whatever. You can still uninstall with ADB but it's like someone spitting in your face if you pay full price for that garbage.

            Sent from my S10e.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The 3.5 mm jack doesn't take part in the planned obsolescence cycle, it is basically solved.

      They're using soft and hard market segmentation to ensure that everyone pays the maximum of what they are willing to expend, even when supply is oversaturated.

      DAPs have been a resurgence thanks to this :3

      I picked up a DAP just so I could avoid relying on my phone or needing to take it with me.

      >vast majority of normal people have wireless earbuds, like 95%+
      >actual audiophiles never found (most) phone DACs acceptable anyway
      >there's a tiny number of autismos who are fixated on wired headphones despite not caring about sound quality
      >but only a tiny fraction of them listen to music out of the house
      >and only a tiny fraction of those still buy high-end phones
      You might not like it, but this is the explanation.

      That's just a marketing thing. It's like how widescreen got pushed harder and harder over 4:3.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I can't wait for my 1:1 monitor

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >microsd
      >dualsim
      >3.5mm jack
      >90Hz amoled screen
      >5000mAh battery
      >no adware like Redmi/Xiaomi
      >$175

      you're just not looking hard enough

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        The adware was dealth with using Blokada and I'd say it's pretty close. It's amazing you can have an extremely solid, enthusiast machine for $200 these days.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yes
      And SamBlack folk and iTards eat that shit up because they have to shill for their favorite brand regardless

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You're 5 years too late to realize that my man. Who knows maybe in the near future, you will no longer own your smartphone because it will turn into rental/subscription plan and normalgays will eat like dumbfrick they are.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Headphone jack
      Don't need it, I haven't owned wired headphones in at least 10 years
      >Expandable storage
      What for? The phone already has 500gb
      >SIM slot
      Replaced by a digital equivalent that does the exact same thing, what purpose does it have?

      The design is being refined and past mistakes are being rectified, simple as.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    DAPs have been a resurgence thanks to this :3

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >just vote with your wallet bro

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Some weeb-centric company was moronic enough to release a phone with two headphone jacks.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >moronic enough to release a phone with two headphone jacks
        They are basicly the most well known IEM manufacturer.
        It won't sell millions, but people blindly buy moondrop products so it will certainly sell enough.
        It's also funny how there is finally a phone with not just one, but two headphones jacks, 2tb sd support, 100% stock android and yet people will still call them morons.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          The moron part in there wasn't meant as an insult since the "normal" way for sheeples is these days is to get rid of jacks and sd card support.

          t. MIAD 01 thread op

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      chinkshit bluetooth headsets and earphones got too popularized, crApple took the next logical step, and then after some monkey see monkey do, phones are omitting essential features, plus the whole "thinner, I said THINNERRRR!!11!!!!!!! ecks dee dee" bullshit

      mcIntrash can't die fast enough, dammit

      doesn't mean shit if 70-90% of consumers are brain-dead sheep, the rest of us get screwed because there's too many "bad apples" (no pun intended) in the barrel

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It just means you should be using the budget option as a preferred option. Fancy and expensive smartphones are designed for wealthy stupid people that don’t know how to operate other technology. Obviously if you pay the price designed for them you’re going to get fleeced.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      But web developers make web apps only run at acceptable latencies on top-of-the-line SoCs. React was a mistake.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >How are consumers ok with this?
    I hate Karl Marx, but one thing he got right is that consumers are absolute idiots.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This wasn't a problem when White men made up the whole market and these were called "PDAs." Things only got moronic when women and Black folk started making decisions.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Corpos are adopting the Lui Veton model for hardware and the morons that use non-free software think it's a technical thing the way lots of people here think LV is a fashion thing.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Lui Veton

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Add European luxury brands and Americans and wa-la! funky pronunciations and spellings

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      whats the lui veton model?

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    what wrong with using these tho

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Background whine
      >Can't charge your phone
      >Wears out your charge port
      >Breaks easily

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Background whine
        if you use a bad one

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          So more researching required for dongles? How much do the proper ones end up costing? Will they still break just as easily in your pocket?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Genuine Apple dongle is the best and one of the cheapest. Completely silent output.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            and lasts about a month if used in your pocket. I baby mine (for desktop use) and it's been fine, but the thin spaghetti cable really doesn't inspire much confidence.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      having a 3.5mm output is much more convenient, plus the sound circuitry for it is already in the phone because you can't have calls or built-in speakers without it

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      They sound like shit.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >baby duck thread

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >baby duck
      new troony meme just dropped

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I still use a J7 from 2017. It has a headphone jack.
    Why should I get a new phone?

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Probably because having a headphone jack severely limits the water resistance, and any >$500 phone has to be water resistant because that shit is expensive.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I must take my phone with me when I go swimming
      Why should I care about water resistance?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I haven't lost a single phone to water damage in 20

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      moron. This one also has detachable back cover. Ip68 also isn't totally safe. And how is a 3.5mm hole different from usb type c port?
      https://m.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_xcover6_pro-11600.php

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Damn. A sub 6" xcover phone would be te GOAT.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      my 250€ galaxy a3 2017 is IP68 certified while having headphone jack. are you sure you aren't spewing bullshit on the internet again, billy?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      LG V series had audio jacks and they have water resistance as well. Stop being moronic and fell for what Apple marketing team tells you.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >vast majority of normal people have wireless earbuds, like 95%+
    >actual audiophiles never found (most) phone DACs acceptable anyway
    >there's a tiny number of autismos who are fixated on wired headphones despite not caring about sound quality
    >but only a tiny fraction of them listen to music out of the house
    >and only a tiny fraction of those still buy high-end phones
    You might not like it, but this is the explanation.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      and why does the vast majority of people have wireless earbuds? huh? why?
      That's a closed loop. They sell phones without audio jacks so people buy wireless headphones so they sell phones without audio jacks so...

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >and why does the vast majority of people have wireless earbuds? huh? why?

        Because its cheap and convenient (no wires, seamless connection). Especially with Samsung basically giving theirs out for free in various bundle deals. In addition, the Buds 2 Pro and Airpod Pro 2 sounds significantly better than most stuffs you can buy at a brick and mortar price that normalgays would have access to.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Samsung basically giving theirs out for free in various bundle deals
          >First one is free

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >i'd rather have an earbud that has a time limit before it dies, needs to be recharged, sucks battery out of my phone because it doesn't work without bluetooth, has shitty connection so audio sometimes fails, all because i want to follow the cattle and can't think for myself

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        We get it grandpa, change is scary. Now stop molesting the nurses and take your pills.
        I'd fricking never buy a phone without the jack because I want it as a back-up option or for plugging into speakers or whatever. But wireless headphones are better. The wires are always the weakpoint and why headphones wear down, get a shitty connection and eventually break.
        Getting a cheap pair of wireless heaphones has been the best purchase I've made in the last few years.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >I'd fricking never buy a phone without the jack
          We get it grandpa, change is scary.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    what's a IQfy approved newish budget smartphone? is it one of the samsung A series?

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i swear you can use usb-c for headphones.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >muh analog transmission

    Bet you buy 10k cables too

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    They only care about belonging. And swiping and liking and following, and the dreaded worst threat of them all: unfollowing.

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Nobody other than normies wants to use a dumb fricking app for everything
    Now you have to use a fricking app just to switch eSIM? Almost guaranteed it's made to be worse help than actual phone customer service lmao

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    In a few years it will be a flagship phone feature.

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I''m perfectly happy with my $40 phone. Why pay more for less features? How can any phone actually be worth $1000?

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Its easier to sell shit to uninformed imbesils

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >eSIM
    >1 more shitty app needed
    People who support this shit are the same that support Windows 10 and onwards.
    Is this a muh plastic and muh resources thing? A SIM card won't makes the differ.
    Why are zoomies and boomers like that? Is it so hard to change a SIM card?

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You buy expensive phone, you advertise yourself as a whale and they want to milk you.

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Easy, boys. The headphones now use type-c port. You can still buy wired headphones.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >now use type-c port.
      thank you sir Ganesh

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Wires are obsolete

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    To some extent, it's not a dumb idea.
    I'm not a moron or a homosexual consoooomer. Hear me out.

    These "high end" devices are designed for idiots, therefore it is okay to milk and humiliate them with a lack of basic features.

    For anyone actually rich and wealthy, they don't use phones and probably have a portable media player that doesn't serve them ads.

    People who are just wealthy enough to go in debt for some dumb homosexual phone but not rich enough to actually afford it shouldn't be buying these cuck phones, but they do, as part of a humiliation fetish. When they realize they can't plug headphones in, they can't admit they bought something stupid, so they are "converted" into no-jack shills, because they can't comprehend life with one.
    Oh no! That means they'd need a "budget" phone!
    Meanwhile, their $1500 phone IS a budget device for BUDGET PEOPLE.
    $50-$350 phones are for real humans.
    Anything else is a buyer's remorse device with stripped features.

    Remember flagships used to have things like infrared beamers so you could use them as universal TV remotes, removable batteries, SD cards, multiple SIM card slots, and more. Those features are all going away as prices rise.
    It's all a ritual.

    So, with all of that considered.
    I'm okay with it. I'll never buy a phone without the ability to plug headphones in or use an SD card (or some future standard replaceable media, like CFexpress for cameras with GB/s writes), I'm reasonable. Not agreeable. I'll be a luddite before I own a phone that can't plug headphones in OR connect via aux/3.5,mm to a car to play music without pairing to Bluetooth (which, btw, all "smart" cars download your contacts/etc and never let you delete it, it's predatory, not something that's "better").

    "Better" in this regard would be aftermarket bluetooth receivers you can plug into a car to feed an audio signal to them, that you pair the phone to, without letting the spying car get your phone credentials in the first place.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The last based flagship

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You have wrong pic of V50.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          V20 was the last to let you replace the battery without having to cut through glue

  25. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    My POCO F5 (upper midrange) doesn't have this problem

  26. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Meanwhile they all felt for the camera notch/hole meme

  27. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I love my headphone jack
    I love my IR blaster
    I love my second sim slot (or micro SD slot)

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