It’s been a long time since the smartphone industry you want to delete the audio-jack . We do not know very well the reasons, probably not the main players in the market know, but the fact is that the headphone connector is sentenced, at least since Apple decided-for me wrongly-that a standard and very accepted connector it was not necessary, and all without finding a substitute yet of guarantees.
He Mobile World Congress 2018 He only confirmed an unstoppable trend, and that despite leave the audio-jack alive What could be seen in Barcelona is that the high range no longer has the headphone jack except for the most advanced Samsung Galaxy phones, leaving for the mid-range a specification that many still consider essential.
The truth is that I continue to be perplexed the rapid acceptance that all manufacturers and the market itself have given to a decision that still seems to me, at least, controversial, and that would require a much more conscientious analysis. As a user, at least I have a lot of doubts: Why do I have to stay without my high-end headphones that work perfectly? Why should I carry an adapter? Will this adapter cause a loss of audio quality or worsen my experience of use?
And yet there is a question that still frowns at me: So much saving means eliminating the audio-jack of a smartphone? Of costs I do not know, neither in terms of improvements or ease in the design, assembly or construction, but what I do know is that a smartphone without audio jack does not improve the capacity of your battery , not in a significant way, and if this one is the most palpable improvement, it does not happen, everything I find are inconvenient to remove it .
Sony exemplifies, removing the headphone jack is still a bad idea …
I did not want to sow more debate because the issue has been discussed by active and passive , my doubts are enough to make you reflect and that you put yourself in a position to read and value now the exemplification of a bad idea, by the hand of Sony and its new flagship, the recent Xperia XZ2 that we met in Barcelona a few days ago.
The new lines ‘Ambient Flow’ of the Japanese giant have been a breath of fresh air for Sony, an expected and necessary renewal that many of us have applauded for many reasons, but that has meant the elimination of the audio-jack to follow the trend like elongated screens and designs full view . Why, Sony?
The new Xperia XZ2 have lost in favor of the design its headphone jack, although curiously they do maintain the physical button for the camera , and even though Sony accompanies the devices with a dongle adapter the truth is that its operation shows that, indeed, there is no substitute yet for the standard audio-jack.
Sony had thought of everything, A USB-Type-C adapter to audio-jack prevents charging the battery of the terminal while listening to music, and wireless headphones are too expensive , so an adapter with a USB-C female port that allows to maintain the charge of the device while we connect the headphones was ideal …
Ideally, until we see its implementation, is that the Sony adapter is compatible only with your Xperia devices , at the moment obviously only with the Xperia XZ2, and also its use prevents the terminal from loading quickly with the Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 functionality.
Not only that, and it is that in fact, the output figures of the charger are 5V / 0.5A, which will make the autonomy of your Xperia XZ2 stays or goes down very slowly if you connect it to the electrical network while listening to music with your headphones, but in no case will it increase the battery’s charge.
As if this were not enough, this adapter is sold separately from the terminals, so it already costs 19.99 euros in itself that adds to the discomfort of carrying it among infinity of gadgets, complicating the simple connection of an earphone to its standard port and greatly worsening the user experience.
Penalizing the user for free is not the best option
No one has given us a compelling reason why the headphone jack is removed, nor is there any palpable improvement in autonomy, let alone a decent substitute for us. an essential, universal and very simple accessory to migrate when we change smartphone.
Its elimination is completely free, it will surely mean a reduction in costs and greater ease when it comes to waterproofing the terminal, but the phones are not cheaper either, so for us eliminating the audio-jack supposes to penalize the user without offering anything in return, and that is not the best of ideas.
So I appeal to the manufacturers who want to listen to me -or read me-, we do not have to follow Apple in everything it does, he notch it is a horror and the elimination of the audio-jack a bad and unjustifiable idea , just that, and if the road is this … Stop the world that comes down!
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