The Samsung Galaxy S20 series of smartphones are the latest flagship handsets from the biggest Android phone maker. Up until now, at least some of the Galaxy S series of models could be bought with a headphone jack. However, that’s not the case with these new phones. The Galaxy S20 series will be the first S phone series that will lack a headphone jack on all models.
That decision may disappoint many people who still want to use the 3.5mm headphone jack without a dongle. However, owners of the Galaxy S20 phones won’t have a problem finding wireless Bluetooth-based headphones they can use with the handset.
Below are just four options we highly recommend for use with the new Galaxy S20 family.
Best wireless headphones for Samsung Galaxy S20
1. Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus
Samsung is launching some new wireless earbuds alongside the Galaxy S20 phones. The Galaxy Buds Plus are the successor to the older Galaxy Buds and have a similar design. The new earbuds will have features like Qi wireless charging and most importantly, 11-hour battery life. That’s nearly double the six-hour battery life for the older models. You can access Spotify directly from these new earbuds. You also have the choice of getting the Galaxy Buds Plus in red, blue, white, or black colors. Hopefully, the sound quality and other features will make buyers forget about the lack of a Galaxy S20 headphone jack.
2. LG Tone Flex XL7
The LG Tone Flex XL7 are the best wireless earbuds you can currently buy, according to our sister site Sound Guys. The neckband design includes a retractable earbud mechanism to keep the cables out of your way when you are not using them. The earbuds support AAC for solid sound quality, and it also supports Google Assistant as well. It has 10 hours of total battery life, but more importantly, it supports fast charging. With just 10 minutes of charging you can get up to three hours of audio.
3. Jaybird Tarah
The Jaybird Tarah is the perfect wireless headphones for people who love to work out alongside their smartphone. They include IPX7 certification for water resistance, which means they can handle a lot of sweat and even rain if you run outside in bad weather. While its battery life is just six hours, that should be more than enough for anyone who is using them in the gym or outdoors. Finally, you can get these headphones at a very resonsable price, under $100 on Amazon.
4. Plantronics BackBeat GO 410
The Plantronics BackBeat GO 410 wireless headphones offer true noise-canceling features, so you are not disturbed when using them. They also include magnetic housings that can automatically pause the audio from the Galaxy S20 when they are linked together. Finally, if you still own a smartphone with a headphone jack, these headphones come with a cable that can turn them into old fashioned wired headphones.
That’s a quick look at the Galaxy S20 headphone jack situation. Again, these phones don’t have that traditional wired audio option, but there are plenty of wireless headphones to choose from, including Samsung’s own Galaxy Buds Plus. For even more options for the best bluetooth headphones, you’ll want to head on over to Soundguys for their full list of the best headphones.