There is a lot to enjoy about the Sony Xperia XZ2 and Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact, for example some Hi-Res audio technology, but the 3.5millimeter headphone jack has bitten the dust this time around.
Sony has taken to its official website to clarify the reason why the port got eliminated, and we are not completely convinced.
“This is a portion of the change to our new Flow layout speech,” says Sony. “To be able to produce the gorgeous smooth design, our designers necessary to take out the headset. Plus, we are conscious of the significant market trend toward wireless headphones over wired cans”
So there you have it which “smooth layout” just would not have been possible using a 3.5millimeter jack in there, regardless of those telephones being thick enough to house such a socket. And the industry is trending towards wireless anyhow, seemingly, so hard luck.
Obviously we are not talking to the technology secrets of Sony’s mobile group, but Samsung was able to generate a few fine-looking, bezel-free handsets this season when ensuring wired cans would still operate without the assistance of a dongle.
Since Sony’s FAQ goes on to point out, an adaptor comes from the box, which means it’s still possible to plug into your present headphones if you are not prepared to connect the “major market trend” towards wireless anytime soon.
Even with no headset jack, we are very happy to observe the plan of Sony’s mobiles moving with the days this season, and we have been impressed with the phone’s functionality and video capture capabilities.