Phones without a headphone jack
Continuing a trend that started in 2016 with Lenovo/Motorola and Apple, phone makers are turning away from the 3.5mm headphone jack and selling more phones that exclude this feature.
There are a handful of reasons for doing this, like saving space for other key components inside or eliminating it for better water resistance. But with these phones, users have to listen to their calls and music with either wireless Bluetooth headphones, or USB Type-C and Lightning port headphones.
To see which phones waved goodbye to the headphone jack, click through the slideshow. And be sure to check out "22 great phones with headphone jacks you can buy right now."
<strong>Published:</strong><time datetime="2018-12-13T16:00:19-0800">December 13, 2018</time><strong>Caption:</strong><a href="https://www.cnet.com/profiles/lynn_la/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Lynn La</a><strong>Photo:</strong>Josh Miller/CNET