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Samsung's new Galaxy S6 bottom end a controversial but welcome change for some

Take a swing through our Galaxy S6 forums and you'll find a pretty good thread on one of the more controversial but equally important changes to this year's flagship phone. Actually, on both the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge. That is to say, the bottom of the phone has changed a good bit.

Never mind that it indeed looks a little familiar. That, ultimately, is superficial. We're more concerned about the functional. And for some, moving the 3.5 mm headphone jack to the bottom of the phone is going to be a very big deal.

AndroidBlizzard kicks it off thusly:

Not only did Samsung get the design right, their placement of the headphone port has gotten ideal for a lot more users.

I'm inclined to agree, but then again a lot of that preference has to do with how you pocket your phone. If you go top-down, like I tend to do, the butt of the phone will be sticking up, which puts a bottom-placed headphone jack in perfect position to have the cord coming out of your pocket. That also means that you won't have to do any Rubick's Cube-like twisting to get the phone right-side up once you take it out.

Russel5150 sees it that way as well.

It makes more sense on the bottom because as stated, some (me included) slide the phone in our pockets top first, because thats how we hold the phone, and when we pull the phone out, it puts it in our hand the way we use it.

Galaxy S6 headphone jack

On the other hand, if for some reason you like your phone in your pocket butt-first, well, then this is going to be a thing. And it might well necessitate snagging some new Galaxy S6 accessories, as berdinkerdickle notes. And it wouldn't surprise us to see an uptick in Bluetooth headsets.

I actually prefer it on the top. But that's only because the dash holder in my car covers the bottom. I guess I could just turn the phone upside-down and the screen would rotate anyway.

Indeed, we'll have to see what sort of car docks we get with the GS6. And now that it's got wireless charging built-in, chances are we'll see more usage of wireless car chargers, which is a whole new ball of wax. Have something to say on where the 3.5 mm jack is on the Galaxy S6? Hop into this forum thread, or leave a note down below in the comments.

162 Comments
  • I don't use the jack so I don't care. Posted via my Nexus 6
  • Same here. I use a Bluetooth to 3.5mm Adapter I got off of Groupon.. Leave my phone on my desk on the Nexus 4 wireless charging orb and clip the Bluetooth Adapter to me so I can move around. I use Apple headphones because they are indeed the most comfortable buds I've ever used. Nexus 5 (AT&T)
  • You said same here, but then went on to state you use it...
  • No he is using Blutooth on the phone.
  • You use Apple headphones but you don't really use headphones because you use Bluetooth instead. Posted via the Android Central App
  • And because they're Apple earbuds you'll never be able to tell how crappy your music is sounding being fed bluetooth's lossy compressed audio. For those us with GOOD headphones, the 3.5mm jack is still very relevant.
  • I use a pair of Bluetooth headphones all the time.  I also have Bluetooth on my car stereo system.  Most of the time, I'm listening to podcasts, but I do like to put on music at work sometimes.  Have to switch to wired earbuds occasionally, when the battery does on the BT set, but I don't notice much of a difference.  Maybe your hatred is outdated, or maybe my ears are just bad.  Either way, some people might be perfectly happy with BT for a number of reasons. OT from the article, I know, but I get tired of people doing the whole "my way is better, so you're stupid" argument.
  • Yeah, your ears are probably bad, so your way is acceptable, but my way is better.
  • lol.  Better for you, maybe.  For me, it would be a waste of money.  Just like smart phones, there is no "best" solution for everyone.
  • After using the LG G2 for a year with the jack at the bottom, get a set of High Quality headphones with a "L-Shaped" connector. Works for me.
    Works for PS4 controllers.
    Works for XBOX controllers.
    I hate I'm saying this, (Works for APPLE), augh,augh,augh.... Now I have to brush my teeth. Rooted LG G2.
    Rooted GS3, Stock Galaxy Note 4
    If it ain't Tech, it ain't Right!
  • Still better for me to have bluetooth when I'm sitting at my desk so that I don't forget about the cable, turn around to get something from the cabinet behind me, and drag my phone off the desk.  Or, even worse, rip those stupid ear buds out of my ears like a cork, because that never feels pleasant.
  • Are you sure you are on the right site? You sound like you own an iphone the more you speak
  • A blind test using the same high quality earphones connected to the phones 3.5mm jack and again using Bluetooth and I'm certain you won't tell the difference. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Apple headphones are actually pretty good in my opinion. Posted via the Android Central App
  • The fact that it's a blatant copy of the iPhone 6's body after Samsung spends all day knocking Apple is what made me glad I stopped buying Samsung phones. Posted via the Android Central App on my Droid Turbo.
  • seriously?? You need to move on buddy. Have you ever noticed that everything you buy is made almost the same way by every manufacturer?
    Only Apple has decided to sue on the most basic of things, like swipe to unlock, or a rounded corners. Can you imagine if Nike sued Adidas for a similar shoe design...or ford sued toyota over features etc etc. Stop drinking the apple kool aid....you sound uneducated.
  • In a few hours he will be back here posting how Apple just Invented the smart watch, and that Samsung copied its design from Apple. I don't think I would hate apple half as much if the iSheep didn't annoy me as much as they did.
  • The real trouble is that in 3 years, when every iphone owner has one of these, they won't remember that there were 30 other smart watches out before apples. All the sheeple will think they were ahead of the curve when they got their watch. They will all be mad that Samsung stole the idea and will categorically dismiss all Samsung products as something they will ever consider buying. I wonder if apple will have a VR headset by then. I hope they get one out to the market soon, just think of all the money they are losing from lawsuits claiming they were the first vr headset manufacturer as well!
  • I read an article that zinged Samsung for ripping off 240fps slomo from Apple... except that feature was already available in the GS4. Same with the camera hump, a "ripped off" feature that was ALSO in the GS4.
  • The problem you are forgetting is that no one was working on serious smart watches. Suddenly, there were rumors Apple were working on a smart watch. 6 months later, suddenly all the android OEMs rush out smart watches. Lol, they only started working on them because Apple was rumored to be working on one, and in a panic, rushed out the current crap that is android watches.
    And lets not forget, full touch screen smartphones didn't exist before iphone, and don't even get me started on the fact that it is verifiable fact apple invented the tablet. Tablets literally did not exist before ipad. I remember walking into Best Buy before the ipad, guess what, no tablets on sale. at all
  • You are wrong...on all fronts.
  • Look out for the apple sauce buddy.
  • Rumors of an Apple watch have been around for a while longer than you seem to think.  I think a number of people would also fervently disagree with you that current Android smartwatches are "crap". There were full touch screen smart phones (and PDAs) prior to the iPhone.  There were also tablet PC's a full decade before, they just never became mainstream, largely because they were overpriced and underpowered. http://www.businessinsider.com/heres-visual-proof-of-just-how-badly-micr... I still remember my old HP Jornada fondly.  Alas, poor Yorick.  Apparently, leaving it on the charger for week while I went out of town was not a good idea.  Who knew a PDA could melt? http://www.pencomputing.com/frames/textblock_hp_jornada_565.html
  • Apple called... they want their phone designs back. I agree with Silver. Samsung wants to be Apple, down to the centered home button that they just won't get rid of (even though the OS doesn't need it). Every other manufacturer manages to have some semblance of originality, but only Samsung manages to make it look like they just don't care. I've got to give them points though... shameless ripoff is shameless.
  • funny that you use the word shameless....because years ago, thats the way Steve Jobs described the way Apple copies technology from others. Do a search for "steve jobs shameless copy video" and you can see how Apple "shamelessly" does this.
  • You mean this one.
    http://youtu.be/CW0DUg63lqU Posted via Android Central App
  • Apple literally patented a shape (http://www.google.com/patents/USD504889#v=onepage&q&f=false). A rectangle... because they think they own the shape. Also, they patented swipe to unlock, a feature they ripped off from the xperia neo. All of these "designs" they have, they "stole" from somewhere else. Button in the middle? It's true, Samsung (and everyone else) don't need it. They put it in as a convenience. Apple on the other hand does need it. Without it, the phone can't function... at all. Poor OS design leaves the phone crippled without it. That doesn't give them the right to own the button shape/placement. For that matter, mobile phones pre-date the iPhone. Rectangular ones in particular... by your own logic, shouldn't Apple have made a unique phone, like a triangular phone instead?
  • +1
  • Samsung had a centered home button on their phones before the iPhone was created? How do you copy something that hasn't been created yet?
  • Technically, the iPhone was *announced* 2 weeks before the first Samsung device with that centered home button, but the Apple fanatics still like to try and claim copying, as though any company could design and manufacture a phone in two weeks.  Really, when you think about it, mobile phones have been doing the "center" button below the screen for a long time.  Back in the days before touch screens, it was surrounded by the directional arrows and worked as the "Enter" button.  The Moto Razr had one, my old Helio had one (as well as an app and music store), not to mention plently of Nokia devices. https://tecnoblog.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/motorola-razr-v3-2.jpg http://www.mobighar.com/review/nokia_6610i_old_mobile_phone_full_review_specifications-(mobighar.com).jpg http://www-bgr-com.vimg.net/wp-content/uploads/Image/helio-ocean.gif Maybe Apple's design wasn't as original as some people choose to believe.
  • I definitely know other phones had a "home" button before the iPhone. People claim this isn't true but a quick Google search will confirm this.
  • go away and look at the Samsung Ativ Windows phone range from 2012 and then comeback and tell me who copied who. a bit of knowledge really does stop people from talking crap
  • I just did that and seriously don't understand what your point is. The Samsung Ativ looks like a iPhone 3G. Only problem is that the Ativ came out in 2012 and the 3G came out in 2009. I'm a Android user and despise Apple, but I really can't deny Samsung copied here and your example just proves it.
  • Didn't the 3g only come in black? Apple hadn't patented/copyrighted/trademarked/invented the color white yet in 2009 right?
  • No - the 3G and 3GS both came with the option of black or white back shells.
  • Ah, I didn't know that. I figured as much, but google images showed me no white options at a quick glance.
  • Dude, the front and sides of the Ativ-S look practically identical the the iphone 6. Either it's a coincidence or apple took some visual design cues. But who cares Did samsung essentially copy the frame corners and bottom of the iphone 6??? Yesssss!!!!!! And it bugs me a bit too But guess what else?? They also SLAUGHTERED the I6 with vastly superior hardware. The Iphone 6 just got butchered. And it's not like apple hasn't been copying for years anyway. The phone also looks great. The green edge is drool worthy. It's not that samsung did it first, they just did it "better", sound familiar ifans?? Bahahahaha Posted via the Note 4 or Tab S 10.5
  • i din't see you knocking Apple for copping HTC!
  • Copied the iPhone 6? Umm. Guess you never heard of the Galaxy Ativ S Windows phone that was released in 2012?
  • Did anyone else notice how the new iphone charging port looks just like samsungs charging port, only slightly different? COPY COPY - RIP OFF RIP OFF! Blah blah blah blah. Come on now. Apple hasn't made anything truely unique since Woz left.
  • Well you still have samsung components in your iphone, Just saying.
  • Like how Steve Jobs and Apple publicly made fun of the original Galaxy Note, and now introduce their Phablet that does nothing different from their base phone besides OIS and rotate the screen in certain apps, and act like they created the category. Yet they are so innovative.... iSheep logic. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Oh for fuck sakes! Get over yourself. Enjoy your iPhone and leave Samsung alone. Oh yes, and go find a girlfriend, you wanker.
  • I think this is my favorite reply out of the bunch. Posted via the Android Central App on my Droid Turbo.
  • I'm at Samsung fan and don't feel the need to bash on you but actually find myself confused. Why would anybody purchase (or avoid purchasing for that matter) a device based on an assumption of copying. If you like the phone then get it. If Samsung decided to copy iPhone all the way I know u wouldn't get one. I don't like iPhones. If they decide to grab things based on what others are doing right and make it better plus add Samsung goodies then I'm all for it. I picked my note 4 based on my needs, not Samsung's originality. This isn't art. It's electronics. Let apple, Google and Samsung have their fun fighting it out. For me just keep cranking devices I like. So simple...... So simple. Posted on my Sexy Note 4
  • The problem is that Apple markets their devices not as phone, but as a status symbol.  As a way for people who are insecure about their own self worth to show the world that they are part of the elite.  Obviously, not everyone who owns an iPhone is it because of that reason, but there are definitely those iPhone owners out there for whom their iPhone defines them as a person.  To allow any other manufacture to even dream of creating a phone that looks as good, or better, than their iPhone erodes their self worth, and drives them to sites like this to try and "prove" to everyone else how *their* choice is still the superior one.  Anything less would leave them less of a person.
  • Just like when Apple blatantly copied Samsung when they made the iPhone 6/6+ larger, put the power button on the side and use a protruding camera lens.
  • No biggie here via the beastly NOTE 4
  • Don't put the S6 in your back pocket... I'ts gonna bend!! LOL!
  • I doubt glass will bend, it would crack before that. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Actually, the glass does bend, but unlike metal, it does not stay that way.
  • It's not the jack that matters, the problem is that it looks almost EXACTLY like the iPhone 6's bottom. While stylish its disappointing to see its just a little obvious copy with a few things switched around. Posted from my Xperia Z3 International
  • why is this a problem?
  • Its a copy, with a few things moved around... well then it isn't a copy then is it?!? How many different ways can you place a mic, a speaker, a charging/usb port and a headphone jack on a small space.... what now Apple has invented the bottom of a phone... thank god for them. It should also be pointed out the the S6 copied the iPhone by putting the screen on the front, and the battery on the back.
  • I love this comment. +1
  • +1000 Posted by my soon to be retired Note 3
  • How is it a copy if things are moved around. Pls. Posted via the Android Central App
  • How is it a copy if things are moved around. Pls. Posted via the Android Central App
  • It's no different then when Apple blatantly copied Samsung when they made the iPhone 6/6+ larger, put the power button on the side and use a protruding camera lens.
  • I think it looks very nice and well made and screw all of that use BLUETOOTH people!!!! Posted via the Android Central App
  • +100000 Nexus 5 (AT&T)
  • I use it daily and this could be something annoying. Wouldn't be able to say without testing it myself.
  • I've always been a fan of the headphone jack at the bottom, though it isn't really a deal breaker for me. Ironically right now I moslty use Bose QC20's which have the battery for noise cancelling so a jack at the top is actually better for my current uses, since the cable ends up looping to the bottom of the phone anyway.
  • I don't use the headphone jack much these days as I have Bluetooth headphones and speakers. The biggest deal breaker is the missing SD card slot.
  • I couldn't tell you the last time I used the headphone jack in this age of bluetooth devices. but the bottom makes more sense to me. the most natural way to put your phone in your pocket is with the top facing downward. and it looks fine. all the comparisons to the iphone don't consider that there aren't many ways to design ports and speaker grills on an aluminum frame. samsung designed it this way because it's just the most logical, not because they want it to look like an iphone. really this is no big deal, at least not compared to a non-removable battery and no sd support.
  • Probably won't be getting this phone, still using a Nexus 5. That being said, personal preference is that all ports be on the same side. Before I installed Bluetooth Audio into my car, I was using a regular charger to keep my phone topped off. With the charger plugged in, the phone had to be upside down. With the Headphones jack on the top and charge port on the bottom, I was limited in where I could put my phone in the console. Also, if it were in a holder, all the wires poking out on both sides of the phone were an eyesore, but I guess that's subjective. Side note, This website's looking great on my 13" laptop. Like perfect layout for this thing.
  • I understand what you mean. In my car, To charge my S5 and connect my phone to the aux jack made a mess of things and didn't look appealing with wires sticking out of both ends. Having both ports on one side of the phone means for a better looking experience.
  • headphone jack on the bottom is way better for me. I hate using my my phone and having the cord passing back and forth over the screen. And also when i have the phone mounted in the holder in my car, the headphone wire dangles in front of the screen. Having the jack on the bottom works better for me. Might take a little for others to get used to, but i bet after some time they will agree.
  • agreed Posted on my conviently, convient Galaxy tab 3 7.0 via Android Central App
  • Those are my feelings exactly. Also, I prefer to put my phone into my pocket top-down, and having the jack on the bottom is much more convenient like that.
  • I don't think I would mind it on the bottom. But native android better let me rotate my screen 180 degrees so I can look at my phone upside down. Also, they should bring back that charging cable support for android that has the built in aux cable. I have 2 of those from my s3 and can't use them with my s5. That was always nice only having one cable connected to my card dock.
  • +1 Posted via the Android Central App
  • Samsung should give Jony Ive some sort of commission.
  • Only if Johnny Ive had to pay commission to all the people he ripped off.  Everyone takes inspiration from everyone else.  It's the normal state of things, from art to music to industrial design.  Get over it.
  • Jony Ive should pay commisson to Samsung when he made the iPhone 6/6+ larger, put the power button on the side and use a protruding camera lens.
  • The bottom if this phone says "we can't beat you Apple". And that's ok. This is a beautiful phone and I think it puts Samsung and the word Premium in the same sentence now. March 31st at 11:59 PM I will be ready for pre -order.
  • Hahahaha, funny. Think that one through a bit more and you get: The top of the phone says "We have always been late to the game in this area, so since we can't beat the rest of the market, Apple has decided to put the earpiece at the top of the phone. Lets see if we can trick the rest of the world into thinking that we came up with the idea." We all know that the top of the phone = apple as much as the bottom of the phone = apple. http://www.quora.com/Are-there-any-Android-phones-with-the-headphone-jac...
  • The larger iPhone 6/6+ with power button on the side and protruding camera speaks Samsung style.
  • Heaphine jack on the bottom for me. Annoying cables hanging from the upper end of the phone which sometimes obscure the screen if it swings to the front. At the bottom, not an issue! I like my phones like my Dreamcast gamepads, cables below.
  • How does bottom of phone=Apple.... I have several phones over the years and the ports have been all over the place.... if the jack placemnt is the major selling point of the iPhone then it really is in trouble. (Have you seen that watch interface... dated, awkward icons piled onto a tiny screen. Apple has lost the design war long ago.) Personally I want the jack on top. When I am using the device in bed with headphones on (the only time I use the headphones) i rest the device on the bottom, and when the jack is on bottom it won't sit flat. But thats just me.
  • Shrugs, using Bluetooth headset and speakers. ”nothing I shoot ever gets back up again "
  • Really don't care is all the same. Posted via the Android Central App
  • 1st world problems... I actually prefer it on the bottom. Posted from my HTC One M8 via Android Central App
  • That's what she said.
  • I like the bottom audio port because I put my phone in my pocket bottom up. I also I don't have blutooth audio in my car so when plugging in my phone and charging it simultaneously it makes sense to have both wires coming from the same direction. Also, Gs6 looks nothing like an iPhone, yes same materials and yes the bottom has a similar design but come on really? These people are really grasping for anything to complain about. If you want to complain, complain why the iPhone 6 has the port on the bottom anyway? isn't that copying all the previous Android phones that had it before iPhone? lol people just enjoy these great designed phones and hope the competition stays strong to keep pushing these manufacturers to do better across the board with design, software, hardware and meeting customer demand. Posted on my conviently, convient Galaxy tab 3 7.0 via Android Central App
  • My Galaxy does not rotate upside down if I hold it upside down. Is it just me?
  • most android devices I've seen will rotate upside down for apps, but not the default launchers. A good number of 3rd party launchers also support rotation on the homescrreens.
  • That's correct- TW in past iterations has not allowed the phone to rotate upside down. Maybe that's different now, but I doubt it. Most third party launchers, as stated, is the fix for that issue.
  • i prefer the jack on top. 1. my phone goes straight down into my pocket. 2. when i'm actually holding the phone and using the earbuds i don't won't the cord bending and folding up from the bottom and potentially covering the screen. jack with cord coming from the top is less obtrusive for me. but to each his own.
  • Why is this a thing again??? Posted via my Note 4
  • Looks like a phone to me Posted via the Android Central App
  • I have one of the Hale dreamer alarm clocks that uses both ports but cables are on opposite side of speaker. Not sure if the headphone jack cable is long enough to reach to the other side. This is the only Android alarm clock I have found that I like so this might be a factor for me.
  • While I'm used to the headphone jack up top on most of my phones, I believe the Galaxy Nexus had it on the bottom as well, so I'm sure I'll adjust with no issues. The other benefit is I finally won't have the darned cord getting in the way of photos when I'm on the go listening to tunes. (I'd always have to grab the cord so it doesn't obscure the rear camera) Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yes I've had the Galaxy Nexus and the port is on the bottom. I loved that design but had to give it up for the Note 2 back then lol. Posted via the Android Central App on my Galaxy S5
  • That's what I thought. I knew one of my phones had it. :) Posted via the Android Central App
  • The headphone jack being on the bottom is a factor in why I went with the G3 last year and now the S5. Always hated having the power and headphone ports on opposite ends of the phone on my note 2. Plus I like the speaker being on the bottom instead of the back too. Maybe Samsung is going the right direction..... I won't buy it but a lot of regular peeps will and will likely love it. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Ultimately it isn't a deal breaker for me, but I would always prefer that the headphone and charging jacks are one the same end - be it top or bottom. But this is because I have an old car that doesn't have bluetooth and using a bluetooth adapter messes with the speakers for some reason.
  • OMG the headphones jack is on the bottom. What a deal breaker for this Bluetooth headset wearing guy! Actually I do use my stock headphones with my S5 from time to time and her wishes the Jack was on the bottom. Sometimes the headphone cable swings around and get the way of the screen. I think putting the Jack on the bottom is a welcome change. Posted via the Android Central App
  • MUCH prefer it at the bottom.
    When I am listening to music with headphones, I am constantly taking the phone out of my pocket to change songs, check the name of an artist etc... when the headphone jack is at the bottom, the phone slips into my jeans pocket and when I take it out, it is facing the right way round. If the headphone jack is at the top, you have to flip the phone around or pull it out awkwardly for the phone to be the right way round.
  • "They moved the headphone jack to the bottom. Mind BLOWN." -
  • First world problems people... Posted by my Note 4, or Nexus 9...shit, maybe by a Note 2014 ed. or hell...maybe it was this Nexus 4 or 5...oh, snap...there's Nexus 7. okay, I need to clean...
  • Headphone jack should always be in the bottom. If you have your phone sitting on a desk or in the car dash it's annoying to have headphones out the top and power out the bottom. Shamu to you too *splash*
  • Wish the S6 had the new UBC type C connecter...would be an instabuy for me then
  • Yes, I think that is the bigger issue here.
  • It's not how you put it in your pocket. That's an easy habit to change. It's how you set it on the treadmill/elliptical/rowing machine. That bottom facing port is going to be a big deal if your favorite workout app doesn't rotate 180 degrees.
    However, for those of us that use bluetooth headphones this is a trivial issue.
  • Good call Samsung.
    While in pocket , the best position of the headphone jack is indeed on the bottom. It's bc when you pull the phone out of pocket you don't have to make an extra move w your hand to hold it right - this way the way you grab it (upside down) is the way you will look at it when your hand is up Posted via the AC App
    VZW Moto X DE, N7,Note 4
  • as usual AC hyping up anything samscum. its ok to admit they copied the iphone 6 phil, really.
  • Another big benefit that wasn't mentioned is that the headphone jack is on the SAME SIDE as the USB charging port. This means you can more easily use your phone with headphones WHILE charging when laying in bed; you can prop the phone up on one end without a wonky cord sticking out either side. Currently, with my Note3, I either have to go without charging, or have to put stress on the cables. I suppose I could buy L adapters for headphone and USB, but I shouldn't have to. Ideally, I'd love to ditch my wired headphones, but lossless wireless still isn't a thing yet, and bluetooth sounds like mud.
  • I don't use the 3.5mm headphone jack, so it's location doesn't matter. Depending on how you use your phone, a top or bottom jack might be preferable. For me, I select the phone that has the appearance, functionality, and feature set that most appeals to me. I don't waste even one brain cell thinking about it resembling another product as long as I find a phone that is worthy of my money. Let the manufacturers sort out the issues if they think their design has been infringed.
  • Apple takes cues from Samsung and the other way around. I actually like that its moved down to the bottom. How many times have you had your headphones plugged in and you go to take a picture only to have the wire get in the way. By moving it to the bottom, you no longer have this annoyance regardless how small it is.
  • Look. I'm not trying to sound like a troll but you're lying to yourself if you don't think that the S6 looks remarkably similar to different iterations of the iPhone, especially the bottom looking like the bottom of the 6 and 6+. I'll never buy an iPhone but don't lie to yourself and say that Samsung isn't copying. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Honestly, and this may get down voted into oblivion, I thought the initial picture was of an iPhone 6. It wasn't until I saw the edges and speaker grill that I realized this was the S6 Edge. But then again, I've come to the conclusion a long time ago that Apple implements elements from Android smartphones (HTC, Samsung, LG, etc.) and Samsung implements elements from Apple's products. I'm not going to kid myself that all of the companies aren't out there copying elements from one another.
  • Had they used a squared off edge you'd have said the same. The fact is, there are only that many ways to build a rectangular phone with rounded corners. I guess this is why the iPhone looks so much like the HTC One. Don't fall for the Apple RDF propaganda "We invented this!" Because they really didn't. About the location if the headphone, I guess there is no other practical choice when the speaker is located on the bottom. It's probably really hard hearing it ring if you have the speaker end in the bottom.
  • well said! and very true! Posted on my conviently, convient Galaxy tab 3 7.0 via Android Central App
  • Seriously, the damn dress is BLUE/BLACK- lol /s
  • This is my entire argument, as well:
    I'm inclined to agree, but then again a lot of that preference has to do with how you pocket your phone. If you go top-down, like I tend to do, the butt of the phone will be sticking up, which puts a bottom-placed headphone jack in perfect position to have the cord coming out of your pocket. That also means that you won't have to do any Rubick's Cube-like twisting to get the phone right-side up once you take it out. It belongs on the bottom, and I really wish more OEMs would adopt this.
  • I don't care which end the headphone jack is on. My Moto X had its headphone output on the top, my iPhone 5 was on the bottom, my Surface Pro 2 is on the right side, and my S5 is on top. It isn't really beneficial one way or another to me. My biggest concern with the S6 and S6 Edge is not where the headphone jack is but what has already been beaten to death: the lack of an SD card.
  • @P_Devil, I thought the lack of SD would be a deal breaker for me but the more I'm reading about the new storage on the S6, the more I'm not so concerned about the SD Card. The new memory is much much faster than the sd allowing for faster downloads and file transfers. I'm definitely down with that. Also, even though its possible, its more difficult to store app data on the SD card with the new version of Android. You have to take extra steps when using a 3rd party file manager or gallery app if you want to delete or move files. By removing the sd card, it removed the additional annoyances. Believe me, I know how useful an sd card can be. I have a S5 with 16 gb and a 64gb card that I fill up with movies but I think I can live without it if I purchase the 64 gb variant.
  • Having the jack on the bottom is so much better then on top. It just makes sense. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Wow, the amount of fanboi butthurt on this thread is epic!!,
    In other news,, Chevrolet to sue Ford over the use of four tires on their trucks!!,
    Also,, Toyota files against Dodge for its use of door mirrors!!!!!!
    Yes, everyone crying about the copy crap sound as much, if not more, epically stupid Posted via my Droid RAZR Maxx HD using the Android Central App
  • Agreed Posted via the Android Central App on my Galaxy S5
  • Now both cords will come out of the device in a similar zone, instead of one on the top, and one on the bottom. That actually always drove me nuts. It will be much easier to manage this way instead of dueling cords on each end of the device. A welcome change.
  • I always have my mobile bottom up in my pocket when I don't use headphones, simply because it keeps my greasy mits well away from the camera lens
  • Why do people have to complain about the smallest things? Don't get me wrong everyone complains but about a headphone jack and weather it's on the top or bottom of a phone. Why? What is it about it that bothers people? I just adjust depending on the phone so I wouldn't know. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm glad it's on the bottom now. I think it looks great (and who gives a shit if it looks comparable to the bottom of the iPhone 6? The iPhone 6 is a stylish device for the most part). Also, when I am using this in the car it will be nice plugging in my charger and aux cable on the same end of the phone
  • Everything you just said is so true. Good point with the charger and headphone jack being on the same end. Seems like it'll be much easier to deal with having both of them on the same end. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I don't use the jack so no big deal for me. I have a set of JBL Bluetooth headphones I use. Sound way better than any ear buds I've had in the past. Posted via Android Central App
  • The more I see the S6 and S6 Edge, the less I like it. I don't like speakers on the bottom. I prefer them above and below the screen, like on my Nexus 6.
  • Why would you want a new phone when you already own a Nexus 6? Posted via my G3
  • I've just gotta stop reading the comments. Posted via the Android Central App
  • My Galaxy Nexus had the headphone jack on the bottom, my current phone (Moto X) has it on the top. I could care less really. Yes, having it on the bottom of the phone makes it a little more natural when storing the device in a pocket, but really, it's trivial.
  • I use Bluetooth ear buds so I don't really if it's on the top or bottom but I always put my phone bottom first in my pocket.
  • They should just put headphones jacks on both the top and bottom and please everyone. You could even share the phone with someone nearby. It wouldn't be that hard to provide two outputs.
  • Headphone jack, fine, but please Samsung, if you gonna copy anything, get rid of that stupid micro usb connector and design something robust and make the leads handle the charge and make them last longer than a month Posted via the Android Central App
  • Wholeheartedly agree. I'd prefer it on the bottom as well Posted via...The One
  • imitation is the highest form of flattery if Samsung can get away with it, I'm sure they will probably make the home button round, just like on the iPhone! :D :D :D
  • Yep, just like when Apple imitated Samsung when they made the iPhone 6/6+ larger, put the power button on the side and used a protruding camera lens.
  • How am I supposed to use my Pressy now!!!! /sarcasm
  • Speakers should always be front facing so the sound goes towards your ears, not the floor or people in front of you. And putting the audio jack on the same edge as the USB jack means you can't use it when docking the phone (ie something like EverDock). Posted via the Android Central App
  • I think the bottom is the perfect place for it, makes more sense there. I just wish they would've used the new reversible USB standard, I think that's a bigger deal than the 3.5mm jack. Maybe on the S7, which is probably more important to me anyway. For one, i just got an S5, so the S7 will be out in 2 years. And second, I want them to revert back to the IP67 rated "cheap plastic" build instead of fragile glass. i think the S6 is going to be a sales disaster, and not for the headphone jack.
  • Place the jack in the middle on either side. Then stick the 6 on a nail driven into a fence post and use it like a weather vane. At least you'll know the wind direction. :-) Posted via the