Cases reveal Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL design: bye, 3.5mm jack

02 August 2017
Bezels on the front got smaller and so did the glass window on the back.

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  • AnonD-348864

Rafe Firmani, 03 Aug 2017Good. Nobody force you to buy. Why are you sound so insecure?Lol. I sound insecure.

  • Anonymous

To the 100 or so people outraged by this: go out there and file a class-action lawsuit.

Or you know, buy another phone. Because there are 1000 or so other models on sale.

Ranting here is not doing you any favors.

  • Anonymous

Rafe Firmani, 03 Aug 2017Yet not samsung or iphone or LG or Sony has the earphones w... moreare you stoopid or what? earphones with active noise cancellation are not cheap, that's why many phones manufacturers doesn't provide it in the box to cut some price, and why phone manufacturers put earphones with noise-cancellation earphones when there are so many better earphones with noise-cancellation on the market? they aren't stupid..
And 3.5 mm jack isn't ancient thing, until now its still irreplacable, that's why I called you don't understand audio technology.. go check out your bluray player, your latest samsung samoled tv, your sound system, and go check those ridiculously priced hifi/audiophiles equipments and check whether all of them provide usb-c ports for plugging type-c earphones, can you found type-c ports for sound output?
and active-noise cancellation feature isn't new thing, you can search google there are many 3.5mm earphones with active-noise-cancellation feature. this prove that you are clearly doesn't understand about audio, if I were you, I would stop commenting because people are laughing to you

  • AnonD-557736

i prefer 2.5mm balanced jack for a better SQ if they concern to that, hmm

  • AnonD-633173

Rafe Firmani, 03 Aug 2017Yet not samsung or iphone or LG or Sony has the earphones w... moreYou must be very very young, let me gues, 13-14? Either this, or very very dumb. Oh well

  • AnonD-659932

AnonD-647900, 03 Aug 2017Yeah but none of them will offer faster more consistent upd... morelol wut?? While it's nice to get timely updates, they're not that important... especially when compared to something like headphones - which most people use everyday...

Anonymous, 03 Aug 2017progressive innovation? its clear you dont understand audio... moreYet not samsung or iphone or LG or Sony has the earphones with this feature out of the box. Do they...?!
Only htc u11 which providing type C earphones with noise cancellation.
out of thebox.

3.5mm jack is ancient thing, move on.

AnonD-348864, 03 Aug 2017If it doesn't have a headphone jack I'm not buying it. It r... moreGood. Nobody force you to buy.
Why are you sound so insecure?

  • AnonD-348864

If it doesn't have a headphone jack I'm not buying it. It really is that simple.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-647900, 03 Aug 2017LOL just like removable batteries, IR blasters, FM radio, t... moreI can assure you all smartphone models, yes, even flagship phones just released now will long be obsolete and be thrown in the trash bin long before any audio equipment loses the 3.5mm headphone jack inputs/outputs, or FM radio stations stop broadcasting or appliance manufacturers stop making IR based remote controllers. And hey, you can add removable batteries too. The day you see removable batteries become obsolete in phones is the day you see AA and AAA batteries no longer used and manufactured.

  • AnonD-647900

Anonymous, 02 Aug 2017I already did and still you didn't get the point, how come ... moreYou're not getting his point those other companies aren't nearly as influential as Apple and Samsung is, now everyone is removing the audio jack and making phones with very little bezels and edges.

  • AnonD-647900

AnonD-659932, 02 Aug 2017I don't get it. It's like these companies are asking people... moreYeah but none of them will offer faster more consistent updates of clean stock Android like Google can, that's the primary reason people buy Pixel phones and not for its headphone jack or w/e.

  • AnonD-647900

LOL just like removable batteries, IR blasters, FM radio, the 3.5mm headphone jack is going the way of the dinosaur real soon and we'll have to learn to live with it.

  • Anonymous

Rafe Firmani, 03 Aug 2017Thats progressive innovations. Do you want to stuck with o... moreprogressive innovation? its clear you dont understand audio technology, have you seen those expensive audiophile/hifi equipment using type c slot? they are using old-fashioned jacks.. and active-noise-cancellation feature has been integrated to earphones long before type c was invented, lol

  • Sad truth

Always look at Apple before buying your tech.. even if you do not buy Apple products. Normally the time lag is 5 years.. but is faster in recent years.

If you see they dropping CD-Roms.. then you better start throwing your CDs or plan ahead.
If you see them dropping full size USB.. you better start stocking USB-c devices.
If you see them dropping the 3.5mm jacks.. you better not buy any expansive wired earphones.

Because sooner or later, you will find yourself angry that you buy a 1k earphone white elephant.

  • AnonD-623516

Rafe Firmani, 03 Aug 2017Thats progressive innovations. Do you want to stuck with o... moreplease don't talk, just stop... 3.5 jack headphones had this "features" Years ago literally more than a decade ffs

  • Alien

Google phones may be good BUT:
- NO SD card slot
- NO waterproofing
- NO 3.5mm jack
- Ugly design
Frankly, other than the updates I see no real reason to buy one.
Why should I choose one of their phones instead of Sony or even Sammy?
Also. I have a 1000 euro pair of headphones. Should I throw them away because they got rid of the jack?? No thanks!
NEXT!

  • AnonD-623516

thanks apple, htc and moto for being the biggest a**holes, thanks to you we will completely lose the jack. But f*ck it, I use my fiio DAP anyway

  • Anonymous

Rafe Firmani, 03 Aug 2017Thats progressive innovations. Do you want to stuck with o... moreWhat? Active Noise cancelation /Noise reduction was already in headphones with traditional 3.5mm jacks long before there was a smartphone.

henry_333, 02 Aug 2017Smartphones are becoming worse everyday, first unremovable ... moreThats progressive innovations.
Do you want to stuck with old micro usb too?

type C earphones has active noise cancellation which old 3.5mm can't do..

Stop whining like a baby