Android phones with headphone jacks

Trends are made for bucking, and no trend calls for more bucking than the disappearance of the headphone jack. There are so many headlines these days about phones losing their headphone jacks, courtesy of the bitten fruit. But, we have a surprise for you. There are still a lot of great Android phones with headphone jacks out there, some of which are practically brand new — it’s not like we’re talking about outdated phones here.

These are great devices, beyond just being equipped with a headphone jack. That’s what you call a double threat.

Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus/Note 8

Android phones with headphone jacks

Samsung is the leader in most Android rankings, including overall popularity. So the fact that Samsung kept the headphone jack in its first flagship of 2017 is no small thing. Accessory manufacturers around the world took notice. The jack is not dead. The Galaxy S8 also introduced the Infinity Screen, with a very high screen-to-bezel ratio. And for what it’s worth, the phone is gorgeous.

Put simply, the Galaxy S8 was the flagship of flagships in 2017, and it still has a headphone jack, so you can still use your old accessories. If you’re more of a power user, consider the Galaxy S8’s sibling, the Note 8. Both devices still allow you to plug in your headphones.

Specs

Samsung Galaxy S8

  • 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display with 2,960 x 1,440 resolution, 570 ppi
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 processor (depending on region)
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 64 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
  • 12 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,000 mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm, 155 g

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

  • 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display with 2,960 x 1,440 resolution, 529 ppi
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 processor (depending on region)
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 64 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
  • 12 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,000 mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm, 173 g

Galaxy Note 8

  • 6.3-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display with 2,960 x 1,440 resolution, 521 ppi
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 processor (depending on region)
  • 6 GB of RAM
  • 64/128/256 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
  • Dual 12 MP rear cameras, 8 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,300 mAh battery
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat
  • 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm, 195 g

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Moto Z2 Play

 

Android phones with headphone jacks

On the more affordable side, the Moto Z2 Play is a heck of a deal, around $400 or so. Plus, the Moto Z2 Play works with the Moto Mods ecosystem — if you consider that a benefit. Moto Mods is one of those ecosystems that receives great support from its parent OEM, but locks you into one type of phone, lest you no longer be able to use your mods.

But when it comes to the concept of “value flagship” the Moto Z2 Pay comes pretty close. It’s on the high end of the midrange price spectrum, and the specifications are on the higher end of midrange as well. This is a very solid phone for the price point. Plus, your headphone jack is safe and sound.

Specs

  • 5.5 inch display with 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, 401 ppi
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor
  • 3/4 GB of RAM
  • 32/64 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 2 TB
  • 12 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,000 mAh battery
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat
  • 76.2 x 156.2 x 5.99 mm, 145 g

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OnePlus 5T

Android phones with headphone jacks

OnePlus returned to its flagship-killing ways in 2017 with a pair of phones, the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T that are priced at roughly half the price tag of their flagship rivals. OnePlus isn’t the lowest priced smartphone you can get anymore, but in terms of sheer value, OnePlus is leading the way. Premium flagships have their place, but if you’re looking for close to premium, without the high price point. OnePlus has you covered.

Just recently, OnePlus released the OnePlus 5T which adopts the 18:9 aspect ratio popular today. Aside from that, the phones are essentially the same. With a high-quality look and feel, this phone is basically indistinguishable from other flagships, with one notable exception — it has a headphone jack.

Specs

  • 6.01-inch AMOLED display, 1,080 x 2,160 resolution, 401 ppi
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
  • 6/8 GB of RAM
  • 64/128 GB of on-board storage
  • 20 and 16 MP rear cameras, 16 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,300 mAh battery
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat
  • 156.1 x 75 x 7.3 mm, 162 g

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Moto G5 Plus

Android phones with headphone jacks

The Moto G5 Plus is just a step down from the Moto Z2 Play. The Moto G line of phones set the standard in midrange phones that were not only usable, but actually good. The Moto G5 Plus is the gold standard in midrange phones. Plus, the device’s headphone jack is present and accounted for.

The Moto G5 Plus does not accept Moto Mods, which may or may not be a deal breaker for you. But aside from that, this is a great phone for just over $200. It has a high-quality design and feels great to hold. The fingerprint sensor even has some added tricks for navigation. Plus, Moto’s gestures for the flashlight and camera are still the same. Those gestures are awesome to use and one of the few smartphone features you’ll miss when you use other phones.

Specs

  • 5.2-inch LCD, 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, 424 ppi
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
  • 2/3/4 GB of RAM
  • 16/32/64 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 128 GB
  • 12 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,000 mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 150.2 x 74.0 x 7.7 to 9.7 mm, 155 g

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LG G6/LG V30

Android phones with headphone jacks

LG was first out of the 2017 gate with the 18:9 aspect ratio that we’ve come to know and love. Being first isn’t always the most important thing, but in this case, it introduced us to something awesome. The huge screen contained in a tiny footprint is exactly what this industry was looking for — a large screen without the baggage. In this way, LG led the charge in reducing bezels and making flagships a reasonable size again.

Of course, if you’re comfortable with a bigger phone, or if you are a creator looking for a premium camera experience, look no further than the LG V30. This phone, which centers content creation and the multimedia experience, not only comes with a headphone jack, but with a high-quality DAC to go with it. If you want a headphone jack, this is the phone you want.

Specs

LG G6

  • 5.7-inch IPS LCD display with 2,880 x 1,440 resolution, 564 ppi
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 32/64 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
  • Dual 13 MP rear cameras, 5 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,300 mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm, 163 g

LG V30

  • 6.0-inch P-OLED FullVision display 2,880 x 1,440 resolution, 538 ppi
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 64/128 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 2 TB
  • Dual 16 and 13 MP rear cameras, 5 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,300 mAh battery
  • Android 7.1.2 Nougat
  • 151.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm, 158 g

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Honor 7x

Android phones with headphone jacks

While the Moto G5 Plus is the king of the midrange space, Honor is making a strong case as its successor. The Honor 7X is the latest contender in the midrange mobile space. The Honor 7x adopts the 18:9 aspect ration popular in today’s flagship phones, along with a premium aluminum build, at a $200 price point. It makes the phone look and feel like a premium phone, but with a price tag that is frankly shockingly low.

All that, and a headphone jack too! This phone really rounds out the list of phones that carry the technology at all price points. No matter the budget, you can find a phone with a headphone jack that works for you. All of these are great phones. But there’s one more worth a mention.

Specs

  • 5.91-inch display with 2,160 x 1,080 resolution
  • Kirin 659 octa-core processor
  • 3/4 GB of RAM
  • 32/64 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
  • Dual 12 and 2 MP rear cameras, 8 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,340 mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat, EMUI 5.1
  • 156.5 x 75.3 x 7.6 mm, 165 g

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ZTE Axon M

Android phones with headphone jacks

The ZTE Axon M is one of the most unique smartphones to hit the market in 2017. This dual screened folder almost eliminates the need for a tablet. Opening the phone gives you a large workspace or allows you to run apps side by side for a powerful multitasking experience. The overall specifications are on the lower side, to be sure, but the phone can handle just about anything you care to throw at it.

More importantly though, this is a phone that represents what the future of smartphones can be. Folding screen phones are what will ultimately lead tablets to extinction. If that sounds like a bad thing, think of it as an evolution. In a world of folding phones and expandable screens, we’ll all be better off.

Specs

  • Two 5.2-inch TFT LCD displays, 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, 426 ppi
  • Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 64 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 2 TB
  • 20 MP camera that can be used in the front and rear
  • Non-removable 3,180 mAh battery
  • Android 7.1.2. Nougat
  • 150.8 x 71.6 x 12.1 mm, 230 g

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