I'm thinking about getting an Android phone, as... maybe... a replacement for my iPhone, but I'm not giving up the iPhone just getting another phone to see if I can live with Android nowadays. So, I looked at the Samsung S21 and... no headphone jack. But I want good performance from my phone.

@devinprater IMO the Pixel 4A is the best bang-for-the-buck Android smartphone around, unless you need 5G. However, my heart is set on this thing which I think you'll enjoy! indiegogo.com/projects/astro-s

@objectinspace Only thing is, Samsung phones have so many audio enhancement stuff, and a lot of other features. I doubt stock Android has all that.


@devinprater Probably not! There are some non-Samsung phones that do, I think some of the LG and Sony phones have atmos. But it's not a stock thing and usually the phones that have it also have a bunch of other things (which I try to avoid as they generally introduce accessibility problems) Just be sure whatever you get has custom roms you can flash to because you'll almost definitely end up doing that sooner or later.

@objectinspace Yeah, but Samsung is more committed to accessibility than others, ... well they say they are and all that. But I don't really want stock Android. I had a Pixel and found it... too plain. So yeah probably gonna get the A52.

@devinprater Samsung has to play nice with China, where Google is banned, so they have Google alternatives for everything. They acknowledge their accessibility responsibilities which puts them ahead of the other OEMs who extensively customize Android, but they also tend to do the most customization. So ehh. Anyways, I hope you like it when it comes!

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