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.

Phil Nickinson