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Trends are made for bucking, and no trend needs to disappear faster than the removal of the headphone jack. There are so many headlines these days about phones losing their 3.5 mm jacks. Here’s some good news though: while the list isn’t as big as it used to be, there are still a lot of great Android phones with headphone jacks out there.

Let’s take a look at some of the best phones with a headphone jack you can get in 2019.

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Editor’s note: We will update this list of the best Android phones with a headphone jack regularly as new devices launch.


1. Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL

Pixel 3a screen standing on table

After the disappointment of some fans when the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL arrived on the market without a headphone jack, Google has rectified its mistake with its latest budget duo. The Pixel 3a and 3a XL are among the best current smartphones and both have a headphone jack to boot! But that isn’t their only advantage. The A series phones sport some impressive features despite their low prices.

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Just like their flagship counterparts, the camera performance is spectacular. Both Pixel 3a handsets feature the amazing Night Sight mode, as well as native Google Lens integration. The rear and front lenses of both smartphones are the same, sporting 12.2MP and 8MP respectively. The spec department is where they fall a bit short, with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Nevertheless, their day to day performance is still excellent and more than enough for the average user. The 3,700mAh battery of the Pixel 3a XL is also quite impressive.


Pixel 3a specs:

  • Display: 5.6-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 670
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Rear camera: 12.2MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 3,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie (upgradeable to Android 10)


Pixel 3a XL specs:

  • Display: 6-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 670
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Rear camera: 12.2MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 3,700mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie (upgradeable to Android 10)


2. Samsung Galaxy S10 series

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Screen

The Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, and S10e all have a headphone jack onboard. They also feature stereo speakers tuned by AKG, sport an IP68 rating, and are powered by the Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9820 chipset — depending on the region.

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The Plus model is the best of the three Galaxy S10 phones, offering the largest screen and battery as well as two front-facing cameras. It also comes with as much as 12GB of RAM. The majority of other specs are the same as those of the regular Galaxy S10. You get a triple-camera setup on the back, an in-display fingerprint scanner, and wireless charging, among other things.

The Galaxy S10e is the cheapest phone in the series, which means it offers a little less than the other two models. It has two rear cameras instead of three and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. It also has a flat-screen as opposed to a curved one found on the S10 and S10 Plus. You can check out the rest of the specs below.


Galaxy S10e specs:

  • Display: 5.8-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: SD 855 or Exynos 9820
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 12 and 16MP;
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 3,100mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


Galaxy S10 specs:

  • Display: 6.1-inch, QHD+
  • Chipset: SD 855 or Exynos 9820
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128/512GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 16MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 3,400mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


Galaxy S10 Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: SD 855 or Exynos 9820
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/512GB and 1TB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 16MP
  • Front cameras: 10 and 8MP
  • Battery: 4,100mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


3. Huawei P30

Huawei P30 sporting a headphone jack

This isn’t the best phone from Huawei’s P30 series (that title goes to the P30 Pro), but it comes with a headphone jack, which you won’t find on the Pro model. The P30 is powered by the powerful Kirin 980 chipset and features a 6.1-inch display. It sports an in-display fingeprint scanner and supports expandable storage via Huawei’s proprietary Nano Memory card.

This isn’t the best phone from Huawei’s P30 series, but it come with a headphone jack, which you won't find on the Pro model.

You’ll find three cameras on the back and a single shooter up front. The phone is IP53 rated, which means it’s splash-proof, and has a gorgeous bezel-less design with a small notch on top of the display. The battery comes in at 3,650mAh and doesn’t support wireless charging. Other specs and features include a 32MP selfie camera and Android 9.0 Pie with the latest EMUI 9.1 skin on top.


Huawei P30 specs:

  • Display: 6.1-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Kirin 980
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 40, 16, and 8MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 3,650mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


4. LG G8 ThinQ

LG G8 ThinQ standing on table

The LG G8 ThinQ is not only among the best phones with a headphone jack, it’s also one of the best phones for music lovers. That’s because it features a 32-bit HiFi Quad DAC, which provides higher quality sound, less distortion, less noise, and better dynamic range. The device also sports a DTS:X 3D Sound System, which is meant to improve the experience when watching movies.

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In terms of specs and features, the G8 ThinQ is right up there with the best of them. It’s powered by the Snapdragon 855 chipset, has 6GB of RAM, and is IP68 rated for protection against water and dust. The device also features a 6.1-inch Quad HD+ display with a notch, supports expandable storage, and has a dual-camera setup at the back with a standard and wide-angle lens combo.

What makes the LG G8 unique is a feature called Air Motion, which allows you to control the device without touching the screen. With simple hand gestures, you can take a screenshot, open media apps, control the volume, and more. However, the feature is quite slow and unreliable, so you probably won’t use it as often as you think.


LG G8 specs:

  • Display: 6.1-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 12 and 16MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 3,500mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


5. Redmi Note 8 Pro

Redmi Note 8 Pro review back glass against wood

The flagship killer moniker has been thrown around for many devices in the past, but few have deserved it as much as the Redmi Note 8 Pro. This Xiaomi device is the latest in a long line of affordable devices with impressive specs. It can be had for under $300 and comes with great specs, including a MediaTek Helio G90T processor. It also features up to 8GB of RAM, and up to 128GB of memory, as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack.

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Also impressive is its camera array. On the back you can find 4 cameras with wide, ultrawide, macro, and depth functions. It’s interesting to see manufacturers going with a macro camera, and it should make for very interesting close-up shots most of your friends can’t achieve with their smartphones.


Redmi Note 8 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.53-inch, 2,340 x 1,080 resolution
  • SoC: MediaTek Helio G90T
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Cameras: 64, 8, 2 and 2MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


6. Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 with S-Pen.

Not only does the Note 9 feature a headphone jack — which is located at the bottom of the phone — it also doesn’t have a notch. The device sports stereo speakers tuned by AKG, which is great for when you’re watching YouTube videos or listening to music without headphones.

The Galaxy Note 9 comes with high-end specs. It has a 6.4-inch Quad HD+ display, is powered by the Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810 chipset, and comes with up to 8GB of RAM. There’s up to 512GB of storage available with the option of expanding it for an additional 512GB via a microSD card. Other specs and features include a dual-camera setup, an IP68 rating, and a massive 4,000mAh battery.


Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: SD 845 or Exynos 9810
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128/512GB
  • Cameras: 12 and 12MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 8.1 Oreo (upgradeable to Android 9.0 Pie)


7. Asus Zenfone 6

Asus Zenfone 6 - Back of device upright

If you are looking for an affordable flagship that still sports a headphone jack, you can’t go wrong with the Asus Zenfone 6. This smartphone boasts some of the best specs in its price range. It’s equipped with the latest Snapdragon 855, along with 6 or 12GB of RAM and 64 or 265 GB of storage. But what makes it truly a standout is its camera. While most manufacturers opted for pop ups or punch-hole designs, the camera of the Asus Zenfone 6 can physically flip.

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It functions both as the front and back camera and can rotate to take full panoramas without you moving an inch. And it’s not just a gimmick! The 48MP main sensor combined with the 13MP wide-angle one capture high quality photos with great dynamic range. You don’t have to worry about draining your battery by playing with the camera either, since the Zenfone 6 sports a massive 5,000mAh battery. The only thing that might bother some is its LCD display, which can be a bit disappointing if you’re coming from an OLED, but it’s a small price to pay for such an excellent device.


Asus Zenfone 6 specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch IPS LCD, FHD+ resolution
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 64/256GB
  • Cameras: 48 and 13MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


8. Asus ROG Phone 2

Asus ROG Phone 2 back in hand at angle

The Asus ROG Phone 2 is all about gaming. You can figure that out just by looking at the device’s eye-catching design. It is also easily one of the most powerful handsets around. In addition to having a headphone jack, it also sports two front-facing speakers, a Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset, up to 1TB of storage, and up to 12GB of RAM.

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The Asus ROG Phone also features a 6.59-inch display and packs a massive 6,000mAh battery. The left-hand side-mounted dual USB-C ports are used for docking the phone to several ROG accessories, including the included fan attachment. It’s one hell of a smartphone.


Asus ROG Phone 2 specs:

  • Display: 6.59-inch AMOLED display with 2,340 x 1,080 resolution
  • SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256/512/1024GB
  • Rear cameras: 48 and 13MP
  • Front camera: 24MP
  • Battery: 6,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


9. Nubia Red Magic 3

Red Magic 3 With Box

If you are a gamer who values sound as much as graphics and don’t want to pay for the Asus ROG Phone 2, the Nubia Red Magic 3 might be the right phone for you. It is a gaming device first and foremost, but it sports both a headphone jack and dual front-facing speakers. Considering how rare they are in today’s market, they are a huge point in the device’s favor.

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Of course, the Nubia Red Magic 3 also has a great spec sheet. It comes with either 8 or 12GB of RAM, 128/256GB of storage and the latest Snapdragon 855. But what makes it so great for gaming? No doubt, its AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate coupled with active liquid-cooling. The massive 5,000mAh battery also allows you to play for hours on the go. The only downside is that the Nubia Red Magic 3 is not a powerhouse in the camera department. It has a single 48MP rear camera and a 16MP selfie shooter. If that doesn’t bother you, however, the Red Magic 3 offers one of the best value propositions on the market.


Nubia Red Magic 3 specs:

  • Display: 6.65-inch AMOLED, 2,340 x 1,080
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Rear camera: 48MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


10. Motorola One Zoom

Motorola Moto One Zoom home screen on table

The Motorola One Zoom is for those who want a headphone jack, a large screen, nice hardware, multiple lenses, great battery life, and a near-stock Android experience.

Motorola crafted a fine piece of hardware in the One Zoom. It’s made from high-quality metal and glass, comes in attractive finishes, and covers the basics in terms of features. If you’re aching for the multi-camera arrays common to $1,000 flagships, Motorola gets you in the door for less than half that at $400.


Pocophone F1 specs:

  • Display: 6.39-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 675
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 48, 16, 8, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 25MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


There you have it — these are the best phones with a headphone jack. We’ll make sure to update this list with new models once they are announced.