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The best phones with a headphone jack (Updated April 2022)

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The best phones with a headphone jack (Updated April 2022)
Although a headphone jack doesn't take that much space inside a smartphone, major companies, starting with Apple, have decided that it's time for us to go wireless. But if you're an audiophile who loves your wired headphones, or you simply don't find Bluetooth ones that much more convenient, we've listed the best modern phones with a headphone jack here for you.

Because yes, even in 2022, there's a good number mid-tier and flagship smartphones that still have a headphone jack, it's not just the budget ones that are left.

Best phones with a headphone jack, summarized:
  • Asus ROG Phone 5 - This flagship gaming phone not only comes with a headphone jack, but with some of the best dual stereo speakers on any smartphone.
  • Google Pixel 4a (5G) - Google's lightweight and reasonably-priced Pixel model with great cameras and, of course, a 3.5mm headphone jack.
  • Samsung Galaxy A72 - Big battery, OLED display, headphone jack and good camera performance for a great price.
  • LG Velvet - LG may be out of the phone business but one of its best recent flagships is still around and worth buying.
  • Sony Xperia 1 III - This tall Sony flagship is every Android enthusiast's dream phone, but all of those features come with a high price.
  • Asus Zenfone 8 - Compact, water resistant and a great performer, this Zenfone also has a headphone jack.
  • Sony Xperia PRO-I - A jack of all trades flagship, and one of its many, many features is a headphone jack.

Asus ROG Phone 5


Asus ROG Phone 5
9.0

Asus ROG Phone 5


The Good

  • Amazing speakers
  • Super-smooth AMOLED screen
  • Long battery life and 65W charging
  • Highly customizable
  • AirTriggers
  • Optional ROG gaming accessories
  • Striking, stylish design

The Bad

  • Limited availability

The reason this phone is first on the list is not just the fact that it's a powerful, flashy flagship with a 3.5mm headphone jack, but also that it has a high quality amp for powering your headphones.

In addition to that, the ROG Phone 5 packs some of the best front-firing dual speakers ever put on a smartphone, so if you value your music, you'll likely love this phone.

For more details, check out our full ROG Phone 5 review, but to sum it up, it's a flagship gaming smartphone with excellent performance and many great features, including a music equalizer.

Google Pixel 4a (5G)


Google Pixel 4a 5G
9.1

Google Pixel 4a 5G


The Good

  • Top-notch still photo quality
  • Polished software and user experience
  • Lightweight design
  • Smooth performance
  • Excellent value
  • 5G support

The Bad

  • No waterproofing
  • Plasticky build


A more lowkey option for the Android user, the Google Pixel 4a 5G comes with a headphone jack, fantastic camera performance and a bargain price for all that it is.

It offers a clean, stock and smooth Android experience, a 6.2-inch display and good bottom-firing speakers. For a more in-depth look at this phone, please see our full Google Pixel 4a (5G) review here.

Samsung Galaxy A72


Samsung Galaxy A72
9.0

Samsung Galaxy A72


The Good

  • Big OLED display with 90 Hz refresh rate
  • Versatile camera and good quality photos
  • Very well balanced weight for a comfortable hold
  • Big battery

The Bad

  • No 5G support
  • Gaming performance has a few hiccups


Samsung's early-2021 flagships didn't come with a headphone jack, but the mid-range Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72 do have one, with the latter being the bigger phone.

Aside from the 3.5mm jack, the A72 is notable for its beautiful modern design, 6.7-inch screen, big battery, IP67 dust and water resistance and some quality cameras for a mid-ranger.

Interested in seeing photo samples and more details about this phone? Check out our full Samsung Galaxy A72 review.

LG Velvet


LG Velvet
8.0

LG Velvet


The Good

  • Beautiful design
  • Great screen
  • 5G ready
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack

The Bad

  • Performance is just okay
  • A telephoto camera would've been nice
  • Price is not low enough to make it competitive
  • Dual screen and active pen are sold separately

LG may be on its way out, but its phones are still highly desirable, particularly the gorgeous LG Velvet. Its striking design aside, the LG Velvet is a flagship phone with a headphone jack, which is a rarity nowadays. It also sports stereo speakers, albeit not exactly rich and full-sounding ones. Despite being a slightly older phone than the rest on this list, it's 5G ready too.

Wish to learn more about it? See our full LG Velvet review, complete with more design shots of this beautiful phone. You may also be interested in checking out the most recent deals on LG phones, now that they're being price reduced. All of them have a headphone jack.

Sony Xperia 1 III


Sony Xperia 1 III
7.5

Sony Xperia 1 III


The Good

  • Full of enthusiast features: 4K screen, microSD slot, manual camera controls, headphone jack
  • Unique tall and narrow look, stylish design
  • Lightweight body

The Bad

  • Grossly overpriced
  • Overheats easily
  • Battery life is just average
  • Photo and video quality is disappointing
  • Camera app is convoluted, has a lot of limitations

It might be one expensive phone, but this 2021 Sony flagship is arguably the ultimate Android enthusiast flagship phone. It has a headphone jack, expandable storage and even manual camera controls. It's also sporting a tall and crisp 4K OLED display, which is quite a bit more than what we usually see nowadays, even on flagship smartphones.

Asus Zenfone 8


Asus ZenFone 8
9.0

Asus ZenFone 8


The Good

  • Compact and easy to handle
  • Top-level performance
  • Great display
  • Cameras are pretty good
  • Good battery life, especially for the size
  • Stereo speakers, 3.5mm audio jack, hi-res audio support
  • Clean and feature-rich UI
  • Competitive price tag
  • IP68 water and dust resistance

The Bad

  • Gets hot in high-demanding situations
  • No wireless charging
  • No SD card slot
  • The small size might be a con for some people

This compact and premium 2021 Asus phone also comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack. And unlike the Xperia above, the Zenfone 8 is quite reasonably priced for the flagship Android experience it delivers.

Sony Xperia PRO-I


Sony Xperia PRO-I
8.0

Sony Xperia PRO-I


The Good

  • Sharp and accurate 4K 120Hz OLED display
  • Distinctive industrial design
  • Remarkable camera versatility
  • Superb video-recording capabilities
  • Natural, not overly processed photos and videos
  • Loud and clear stereo speakers
  • Plenty of storage plus microSD card support
  • Outstanding flagship-grade performance
  • User-friendly hardware features

The Bad

  • High price
  • Shutter button is too sensitive
  • Only 30W fast charging
  • Mushy haptic feedback
  • No biometric alternative to the fingerprint scanner
  • White balance discrepancies between the different cameras
  • Camera interface doesn't rotate

Massive 1-inch main camera sensor, tons of "pro" camera features, a beautiful, sleek design and yes, a headphone jack - this Sony flagship has it all. However, it also comes with a hefty price tag, so the headphone jack likely won't be the main feature you're buying it for. But it's there. Check out our Sony Xperia PRO-I review for more details.

Looking for something else?


Still undecided? We also have a list with the best high-end Bluetooth wireless headphones money can buy, in case you want to give wireless audio a shot instead.

Does your smartphone have a headphone jack, and do you need it, or do you think it's time to let it go and move on?

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