Re: No headphone jack
Jesus Dad, I told you stop posting here.
USB-C ports are very durable dude and Will charging is so short range and slow. I can see why it's useful on a bedside table...but outside of that, it's a party trick.
As for headphone jacks...there's always the mid range Android phones to plug your Tesco ear buds into...they have other legacy stuff like micro usb 2.0, Android 7, 3G and 800x480 screens.
I'm one of the (majority of) people that care very little about headphone jacks.
I also don't care about parallel ports, firewire and ISA slots.
While we're at it...fucking Ethernet man...token ring didn't require any extra hardware...those bastards forcing us to buy switches and better wiring. Who do they think they are?
Tech moves on, deal with it.
If a headphone jack is a problem, keep your old phone. Nobody is forcing anyone to upgrade.
Where water resistance is concerned. They may not be officially IP rated (the admin for that is expensive), but they are water resistant.
I swam with my OP3 by mistake, forgot to take it out of my pocket at the beach. Not even a whiff of water damage after 20 minutes.
I suggest you go and have a look at some teardowns, you'll probably be pleasantly surprised to see that the effort for water resistance is there. All of the appropriate areas have sturdy seals.
The water resistance may not be official, but that doesn't have me concerned.
I have two toddlers and my living room hasn't been dry for years and my phone's get dunked regularly...my oldest thinks it's helpful to pick my phone up when it rings and then drop in the bath when I'm in there.
If you're on this board, you're probably an engineer. A proper engineer makes decisions based on his own skill and knowledge run past a reasonable chunk of research.