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You told us: A ton of you would buy a pricier Note 20 with a headphone jack

Nearly 25,000 of you voted, and the results are in: Samsung should probably bring back the headphone jack on the Note 20.

Published onJune 13, 2020

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note line has traditionally been for people who want more out of their smartphones — more screen, more battery, more multitasking features. That is, until the Galaxy Note 10. Samsung followed the industry and removed the headphone jack from the Note 10 series, marking an interesting shift in the Note line’s philosophy. This, obviously, turned many people away from the Note.

But what if Samsung brought back the headphone jack in the Galaxy Note 20? If a Note 20 variant with a headphone jack went for, say, $50 more, would you buy it? We asked you this very question last week. Out of nearly 25,000 total votes, the overall results seem to be pretty split.

Would you pay $50 extra for a Galaxy Note 20 with a headphone jack?


There’s a lot to dig into here. Overall, the results are split nearly down the middle. 53.3% of voters said they wouldn’t buy a headphone jacked Note 20 for $50 extra, while 46.7% said they would.

Voters on the website and Instagram definitely voted in favor of the headphone jack returning. 63.55% on the website and 55.36% of voters on Instagram said they’d spend the extra cash.

Things played out a bit differently on Twitter and Facebook. 53% of Twitter voters and 63% of Facebook voters said they would not pay the extra $50 for a headphone jack.

Do we think Samsung would actually make a Note 20 with a headphone jack? Probably not. But if it did, it would clearly be very popular with Note fans.

Here’s what you had to say

Here are some of the best comments from last week’s poll explaining why they voted the way that they did:

  • JosephHindy: If it were an LG style jack with an Amp and dac in it, hell yeah.But a regular headphone jack costs like a fraction of a cent in bulk, an up charge like that is ridiculous.So, my answer is maybe lol.
  • DBS: Is that $50 headphone jack an LG headphone jack with the high quality quadDAC in it? ’cause that’s the only way a headphone jack would cost $50.Anyway, I won’t buy a phone without a headphone jack, no matter the price. If I’m already paying +1000€ for a phone, it must have everything built in, including a headphone jack. How much the headphone jack costs the OEM is of no concern to me.
  • Itamar Baum: I would have to say no, but it is not because I don’t think the headphone jack is worth $50, it is more to you to the fact that’s just a thought removing a feature that is always there and then charging a premium for it makes me nauseous. What’s next? Pay extra for having an ear piece?
  • Bob Veats: That $50 is ridiculous. What does the component actually cost to put in the phone, 20 cents? I want the jack, and I’ll buy the phone that gives it to me. I don’t want to drag a $10 dongle around that keep me from using headphones and charging the phone at the same time. With all the other sensors, bells and whistles I don’t use day to day, I don’t want to buy $200 pair of wireless headphones that needs daily charging either.
  • KEVIN: Would pay $150 for a removable battery
  • cnote0127: Let me rephrase the question?…will I buy a phone without the jack….no.
  • Kyle Turner: I WOULD NOT PAY $50.00 FOR A NOTE 20, PERIOD (unless I was free to sell it unused on ebay). In fact, if I had to keep the Note 20 and use it, I’d have no interest if the price was $0.00 (free)! I’m a former Samsung Note phone loyalist who hates what Samsung did to the Note Phones, starting with the Note 7. Samsung can keep its no headphone jack, curved edge display and screen aspect ratio that is taller/narrower than 16:9! 😝
  • ShawnSnow: 3rd option: No. Plenty of other phones that provide one at no additional fee.
  • DiamondDNice: absolutely. I use the headphone jack at work because bluetooth doesn’t last all day on a single battery charge. That said the note is too huge and interestingly the Samsung 10e is a top option for my next phone because it has a headphone jack and is not a huge phone.I’d add that, there are likely many many other “features” that I’d gladly lose before a headphone jack. Many of the feature, face unlock for example, are not particularly important to me. I’d take a camera that’s $20 cheaper to get a headphone jack.
  • pda96: I am a big fan of the jack. And I want a jack on every phone. But $50 is excessive.
  • Jeffrey Raphael: I use Bluetooth, so I don’t care about the headphone jack.Why would anyone want to pay extra for something that earlier Galaxy Note phones had?That does not make any sense.

That’s it for this week. As always, thanks for voting, thanks for the comments, and don’t forget to let us know what you thought of the results below.

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