The OnePlus 5T - Let's talk about the headphone jack

  1. prolrafael Eclair Nov 2, 2017

    prolrafael, Nov 2, 2017 :
    As you can read in the main post they thought about having 2 USB type-C

  2. Soundmouse Ice Cream Sandwich Nov 2, 2017

    Soundmouse, Nov 2, 2017 :
    Now that's a good call, this is honestly the first time since the One that I'll be following closely what's to come!

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  3. camohan Marshmallow Moderator Nov 2, 2017

    camohan, Nov 2, 2017 :
    Some serious thoughts have gone in why headphone jack should be kept.
    I am happy oneplus could provide a logical and very sensible reasons here.

  4. pa5t1s Marshmallow Nov 2, 2017

    pa5t1s, Nov 2, 2017 :
    Thanks for the update @Pete
    It's probably the 'not-worst' decision today:
    1) USB-C is great but no charging while listening
    2) Bluetooth would be my preferred choice, but many people complain about the current quality of sound.

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  5. An.I.Am Jelly Bean Moderator Nov 2, 2017

    An.I.Am, Nov 2, 2017 :
    Welcome in 2017 when the CEO has to make an official statement about keeping the headphone jack. :D

  6. prolrafael Eclair Nov 2, 2017

    prolrafael, Nov 2, 2017 :
    Because this is the first time OnePlus confirms the new phone, and that still to be released, but we already know it will keep the phone jack.

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  7. sfomin Marshmallow Nov 2, 2017

  8. rarog Lollipop Senior Moderator Nov 2, 2017

    rarog, Nov 2, 2017 :
    Because you don't know the jack phone yet... :D

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  9. rarog Lollipop Senior Moderator Nov 2, 2017

    rarog, Nov 2, 2017 :
    But that post was by Pete. :eek:

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  10. waxsta Ice Cream Sandwich Nov 2, 2017

  11. keithnyc Lollipop Moderator Nov 2, 2017

    keithnyc, Nov 2, 2017 :
    Perfect! Thanks for explaining your reasoning. While admittedly I prefer using Bluetooth in general, if I am on long trips or am unable to recharge my headphones, or if I need to share my music with someone at the gym, the headphone jack has been a lifesaver. I'm glad you are keeping it.

  12. Laamapalmu Jelly Bean Nov 2, 2017

    Laamapalmu, Nov 2, 2017 :
    Removing head jack is a bad idea, unless you are giving users an USB C -> AUX adapter with the new phone without charging extra money for it.

  13. srinivas0301 Ice Cream Sandwich Nov 2, 2017

    srinivas0301, Nov 2, 2017 :
    Finally !!! Good decision to keep up 3.5 audio jack as many got addicted to that. Type c jack really sucks as i have seen leeco device users cannot enjoy same while charging.

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  14. Salekin Cupcake Nov 2, 2017

    Salekin, Nov 2, 2017 :
    Great thought. I have lost several type c adapters so I know the pain, and not to mention that can't listen to stuffs and charge at the same time.

  15. handheld_addict Honeycomb Nov 2, 2017

    handheld_addict, Nov 2, 2017 :
    Personally pretty happy with this. Having a headphone jack does & will influence my decision to buy my next smartphone.

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  16. MrHari_theCarguy Jelly Bean Nov 2, 2017

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  17. caskoele Honeycomb Nov 2, 2017

    caskoele, Nov 2, 2017 :
    YES! Great decision!
    And thanks for confirming the 5T.
    Personally, I like a bit of bulk to my phone, so no need to remove the jack.
    Maybe even put in a larger battery ;)

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  18. imattv4 Ice Cream Sandwich Nov 2, 2017

    imattv4, Nov 2, 2017 :
    So... Since you ”care" so much about what the users think...

    What about

    A bigger battery?

    SD slot?

    Thinner bezels (no, not this 5T, 10% reduction crap)..

    You're keeping the jack because of the negative PR. Nothing else.

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  19. besweeet Eclair Nov 2, 2017

    besweeet, Nov 2, 2017 :
    Good. There's still literally no justifying the removal of the headphone jack. None.

    Next, it would be great if the 5T retained the front fingerprint sensor. So, basically a Galaxy S8 with stock-like Android.
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2017

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  20. prolrafael Eclair Nov 2, 2017

    prolrafael, Nov 2, 2017 :
    following to confirm.. RELEASE DATE!!