Best phones with a headphone jack: Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy, LG and more

Best phones with a headphone jack: Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy, LG and more
Even in 2021, there are plenty of great smartphones that still sport a headphone jack and it's not just budget ones.

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 simply don't find Bluetooth ones that much more convenient, we've listed the best modern phones with a headphone jack here for you.

Best phones with a headphone jack, summarized:

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.

In addition, we have a list with the best high-end Bluetooth wireless headphones money can buy in 2021 here, in case you want to give wireless audio a shot.

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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