3.5mm audio jack is one thing that people took for granted on a phone. After Apple removed the port, people started complaining about how difficult it had become to listen to music on their favourite headphones/earphones. Some leading smartphone manufacturers followed suit in removing one of the most under-appreciated features in a smartphone. However, not all have gone down that path. Here are some of the popular flagship phones that still retain the good old 3.5mm headphone jack.
OnePlus, just after five months of launching the OnePlus 5, brought to the market its successor the OnePlus 5T. With the 5T the company went ahead and added what most of the manufacturers like Samsung, LG, etc. are adding to their smartphones, a full-screen display, but unlike most of them, they decided to keep the 3.5mm audio jack.
As for the specifications, the OnePlus 5T sports a 6.01-inch full HD+ display along with Gorilla Glass 5 protection on top. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC. It has been made available in two storage variants – 6GB RAM/64GB internal storage and 8GB RAM/128GB internal storage.
As for the camera, the OnePlus 5T features a dual camera setup on the back (20-megapixel + 16-megapixel). On the front, it sports a 16-megapixel sensor for selfies.
Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+
Samsung is one of the top-ranked smartphone manufacturers in the world currently. And to see that they are constantly listening to customers instead of just giving them what the company thinks is the next logical move is reassuring. Samsung with its new Galaxy S9 and S9+ has retained the 3.5mm audio jack and is adamant about not removing it.
As for the specifications, the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus sports a 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset in some places, whereas in most parts of the world, including India, it is powered by the Exynos 9810 processor. It is available here in two storage variants – 64GB/256GB along with 6GB of RAM. The storage is expandable further up to 400GB via a microSD card.
As for the camera, the Galaxy S9 Plus features a dual camera setup on the rear (12-megapixel + 12-megapixel) with variable apertures. On the front, it features an 8-megapixel selfie camera.