Poll : Must your smartphone have an FM Radio?

Posted by Etoniru Chibueze

What and what must your choice smartphone have? For some it must be so -so megapixel camera, or so – so processor speed. Some people may mention specific brands, colors, screen size and all worth not. In spite of all these, who will still mention FM Radio?


In some parts of the world today, the FM Radio can be termed outdated technology. What can be obtainable may be online radio stations that can be stream using internet or Wifi. This trend have caused some maufactures to totally omit the FM Radio in their products. A good example is it’s omission on the Samsung Galaxy Note 5.

Do you think this is a good move? Must your smartphone come with the FM Radio?


Take out the time to share your thoughts or participate in the poll. Cheers.

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3 comments

  1. Not really an issue for me,can’t remember the last time I listened to an FM station on my phone..

  2. Once upon a time I would have said it was a “must have”, but not any more.

    The HTC One M7 had FM radio, but the M8 didn’t. I find I’m a lot more dependent on Internet radio than before, covering more global options (and more convenient than a short wave radio)

    The irony in all this is that the things people saw on the iPhone as deal breakers is now happening on other operating systems and devices. There’s a lot that we can live without these days.

  3. i listen to radio a lot, but since i always have more than one smartphone i guess it wouldn’t be a deal breaker. if i was considering a device i wouldn’t pass because it didn’t have FM Radio, I’d have other devices with that function

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