While a headphone jack doesn’t take up as much physical space in a smartphone, major companies, starting with Apple, have decided it’s time for us to go wireless. At least with our headphones and earplugs. But if you’re an audiophile who loves your wired headphones, or if you just don’t find Bluetooth that useful, we’ve rounded up the best modern phones with a headphone jack for you here.
Best phones with a headphone jack, in summary:
- Moto G 5G Stylus (2022) – This is a very solid 2022 mid-ranger with tons of features, such as a stylus and of course a headphone jack.
- Asus ROG Phone 5” – This flagship gaming phone not only comes with a headphone jack, but also 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 at a great price.
- LG Velvet – LG may be out of the phone business, but one of its best, latest flagships is still here and worth buying.
- Sony Xperia 1 III – This high-end flagship from Sony is every Android enthusiast’s dream phone, but all of these features come at a high price.
- Asus Zenfone 8 – Compact, water resistant and a great performer, this Zenfone also has a headphone jack.
- Sony Xperia PRO-I – An all-round flagship, and one of its many, many features is a headphone jack.
Moto G 5G Stylus (2022)
Moto isn’t one to take away seemingly basic features, at least as much as Apple and Samsung tend to do. Moto’s 2022 G Stylus is a feature-packed smartphone, with the included stylus reminiscent of the Galaxy Note as the main one. But of course we can’t overlook the fair, mid-range price, the huge 120Hz screen, the SD card slot and yes, the headphone jack we get here.
Asus ROG Phone 5 “
Plus, 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 probably 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 lots of great features, including a music equalizer.
Google Pixel 4a (5G)
A more low-key option for the Android user, the Google Pixel 4a 5G comes with a headphone jack, fantastic camera performance and a bargain price for all it is.
It offers a clean, simple and smooth Android experience, a 6.2-inch screen and good speakers at the bottom. For a more in-depth look at this phone, check out our full Google Pixel 4a (5G) review here.
Samsung Galaxy A72
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 larger phone.
Apart from the 3.5mm jack, the A72 stands out for its beautiful modern design, 6.7-inch screen, large battery, IP67 dust and water resistance and some quality cameras for a mid-range.
Interested in photo samples and more details about this phone? View our full Samsung Galaxy A72 review.
Do you want to know more about it? Check out our full LG Velvet review, complete with more design shots of this beautiful phone. You may also be interested in checking out the latest deals on LG phones as they come down in price. They all have a headphone jack.
Sony Xperia 1 III
It might be an expensive phone, but this 2021 Sony flagship might just be the ultimate flagship phone for Android enthusiasts. It has a headphone jack, expandable storage and even manual camera controls. It also has a large and bright 4K OLED display, which is quite a bit more than what we usually see these days, even on flagship smartphones.
Asus Zenfone 8
This compact and premium 2021 Asus phone also comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack. And unlike the Xperia above, the Zenfone 8 is reasonably priced for the flagship Android experience it offers.
Sony Xperia PRO-I
Huge 1-inch main camera sensor, lots of “pro” camera features, a nice, sleek design and yes, a headphone jack – this flagship from Sony has it all. However, it also comes with a hefty price tag, so the headphone jack probably isn’t the main feature you’re buying it for. But it is there. Check out our Sony Xperia PRO-I review for more details.
Looking for something else?
Still undecided? We also have a list of the best high-end wireless bluetooth headphones you can buy, in case you want to try wireless audio 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?