This is indeed a hot topic especially since almost all smartphone companies are doing it now (not including the charger). I do want to add that Teracube might have beaten Apple and Samsung to it .
The reviewer has given some seemingly valid points. I get the Amazon logic and the fact that chargers can go bad in some time. However, they still have a much higher chance of lasting more than smartphones. And regarding ecommerce wastage - that is a different conversation altogether on how much we are buying and what is the sustainable way of consumption. A charger once in few years will not tip the ecommerce wastage scale.
I’m biased of course . Regardless, I think its still worth an experiment to not include a charger in the box and users buy it if they need one. If it doesn’t go well - maybe the trend gets reversed in few years.