The new Moto Z is officially the world’s thinnest smartphone at just 5.2mm, but to achieve that they’ve had to make some sacrifices. The battery is quite a bit smaller than most phones at just 2,600 mAh, and another issue with the razor thin design is that you won’t have a 3.5mm headphone jack.
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While this is undoubtedly going to be an issue for some users, Lenovo will be including a 3.5mm to USB C adapter in the box so you can still use standard headphones with the device. You’ll also be able to use wireless headphones and USB C headphones with the Moto Z. While it’s definitely going to add a bit of hassle to watching a video or listening to music with headphones, audio over USB C could provide better audio quality with the right headphones.
Interestingly, the thicker Moto Z Force will also ditch the headphone jack, although it will also come with that adapter. Similarly, Apple’s next generation iPhone 7 is widely expected to ditch the headphone jack as well.
Does this change make or break the new Moto Z family for you? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!