Weekly poll: do the contents of a phone’s retail box matter?

May 7th, 2017   decode   Android 7.1

In recent years, we’ve seen a trend of cutting down the retail box to bare essentials – even for flagship smartphones. There are still a few devices that pack in extra perks, like Galaxy S8’s AKG headphones or LG V20’s B&O headset. Others come with just a USB cable and some manuals.

Is a well-stocked box a consideration when buying a phone? We certainly think a fast charger – as fast as the phone supports – is essential. But a $100+ pair of headphones is certainly welcome. And some USB adapters (e.g. micro to C) definitely made the transition to the new USB standard smoother. We rarely see…

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