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.

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!

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.

Check out 9to5Google on YouTube for more news:

You’re reading 9to5Google — experts who break news about Google and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Google on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel

About the Author

Ben Schoon

Ben is a writer and video producer for 9to5Google.

Find him on Twitter @NexusBen. Send tips to or encrypted to