07-22-2020 01:34 PM
07-22-2020 01:51 PM
long.greggUse the aircooler and you are good to go?
I'm just going to say it even though there is nothing I can do about it. The loss of the headphone jack is a tremendous disappointment to me. This phone was tailor made for it. It has a big screen and a huge battery which makes it a prefect media consumption device. I don't game at all and I love this phone. Even MKBHD gave it a very favorable rating last year for this reason alone. I would often sit at my desk with my comfortable headphones on watching YouTube and Netflix on slow days on the ROG2. No worrying about charging bluetooth earbuds and nothing jammed in my ear canal which invariably hurts after a while. And if you are actually a gamer I can't but imagine that a wired headphone and mic would be very much a preferred option. Really believe this was a big mistake. I can't see any reason to have done this with a phone that has plenty of room to keep the jack.
Just going to say it - loss of headphone jack sucks
07-22-2020 04:26 PM
CenimmNot the same. What if you're on the bus or walking in the street and just want to listen to music while keeping your phone in your pocket? That is unnecessary bulk being added while being no better than a dongle. It's also kinda dumb to have fans running in your pocket when you're simply walking in the streets listening to music.
Use the aircooler and you are good to go?
07-23-2020 12:09 AM
07-23-2020 04:05 AM
Anders_ASUSI'm going to assume that the reason there is no space is due to the Snapdragon 865 SoC requiring a dedicated modem which I hear takes up some space. Rumors suggest that next year's Snapdragon SoC will have an internal modem again so there shouldn't be a reason for the headphone jack to not return.
We really did want to keep the headphone jack. It was not an easy decision to remove it but it was necessary in order to fit everything else. It might seem like a small component in such a big phone but when there's no space, then there's no space and we needed everything else.