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phones with headphone jacks out there, some of which are practically brand new — it’s not like we’re talking about outdated phones here.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.

LG G7 ThinQ

The G7 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 Quad DAC, which provides higher quality sound, less distortion, less noise, and better dynamic range. The device also sports an incredibly loud speaker.

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In terms of specs and features, the G7 ThinQ is right up there with the best of them. It’s powered by the Snapdragon 845 chipset, has 4 or 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.

The G7 ThinQ launched with a price tag of $750. However, the flagship is often on sale: you can currently get the version with 4GB of RAM at B&H for $700.

Specs

  • 6.1-inch IPS LCD display with 3,120 x 1,440 resolution, 564 ppi
  • Snapdragon 845 chipset
  • 4/6GB of RAM
  • 64/128GB of on-board storage, expandable up to 512GB
  • Dual 16MP rear cameras, 8MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,000mAh battery
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • 153.2 x 71.9 x 7.9mm, 162g

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Galaxy Note 9

Samsung doesn’t like to follow the crowd. 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 features stereo speakers tuned by AKG, which is great for when you’re watching YouTube videos or listening to music without headphones.

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The Galaxy Note 9 comes with top-of-the-line 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.

The phone also comes with the S Pen, which is a signature feature of the Note series. You can get the entry-level version of the flagship for $1,000, while the 512GB model goes for $1,250.

Specs

  • 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with 2,960 x 1,440 resolution, 516 ppi
  • Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810 chipset — depending on the region
  • 6/8GB of RAM
  • 128/512GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 512GB
  • Dual 12MP rear cameras, 8MP front camera
  • Non-removable 4,000mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8mm, 201g

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Honor 10

The Honor 10 is similar to the P20 Pro in many ways. It’s powered by the Kirin 970 chipset, has up to 8GB of RAM (GT variant), and sports a notch. But unlike Huawei’s flagship, it does have a headphone jack on board.

The Honor 10 is a great device for those who love playing Android games.

The handset is a great option for those who love playing Android games. It features Honor’s GPU Turbo technology, which is said to offer smoother performance, better frame rates, and increased battery efficiency when playing graphically-intensive games. The Honor 10 also comes with a 5.84 Full HD+ display, a 3,400mAh battery, and a dual-camera setup at the back.

One of the best things about the Honor 10 is its price. The 64GB variant is available for 400 euros, while the 128GB option can be yours for 450 euros — see U.K. and Indian prices here. The device wasn’t released in the U.S.

Specs

  • 5.84-inch LCD display with 2,280 x 1,080 resolution, 432 ppi
  • Kirin 970 chipset
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 128GB of on-board storage, non-expandable
  • 16MP and 24MP rear cameras, 24MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,400mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 149.6 x 71.2 x 7.7mm, 153g

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Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus

Just like the Note 9, the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus have a headphone jack on board. They also feature stereo speakers tuned by AKG, sport an IP68 rating, and are powered by the Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810 chipset — depending on the region.

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The Galaxy S9 Plus has a 6.2-inch display, compared to the 5.8-inch panel found on its smaller brother. Both use Super AMOLED technology, offer QHD+ resolution and have an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. The Plus model also comes with a larger battery (3,500 vs 3,000mAh), two GB of RAM more (6 vs 4GB), and an extra camera at the back.

The Galaxy S9 launched at $720 back in March, while its bigger brother went for $840. Samsung currently has both of them on sale, offering a $100 discount on every model.

Specs

Samsung Galaxy S9

  • 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display with 2,960 x 1,440 resolution, 570ppi
  • Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810 chipset — depending on the region
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 64GB of on-board storage, expandable up to 400GB
  • 12MP rear camera, 9MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,000mAh battery
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5mm, 163g

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

  • 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display with 2,960 x 1,440 resolution, 529ppi
  • Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810 chipset — depending on the region
  • 6GB of RAM
  • 64GB of on-board storage, expandable up to 400GB
  • Dual 12MP cameras, 9MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,500mAh battery
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5mm, 189g

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OnePlus 6

OnePlus 6

The OnePlus 6 sports a 6.28-inch Full HD+ display with a notch, is powered by the Snapdragon 845 chipset, and features 6 or 8 GB of RAM. The headphone jack is located at the bottom of the device alongside the speaker, which is average at best.

OxygenOS is one of the best Android skins out there.

The handset offers a great software experience thanks to the OxygenOS skin that sits on top of Android. It packs a 3,300mAh battery, has dual-camera setup at the back with 16 and 12MP sensors, and offers up to 256GB of storage. However, it lacks an official IP rating and doesn’t support wireless charging.

But it does offer a great bang for the buck. The entry-level model with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage will set you back $530, while the most expensive variant with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage goes for $630.

Specs

  • 6.28-inch Optic AMOLED display with 2,280 x 1,080 resolution, 402 ppi
  • Snapdragon 845 chipset
  • 6/8GB of RAM
  • 64/128/256GB of on-board storage, non-expandable
  • 16MP and 20MP rear cameras, 20MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,300mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 155.7 x 75.4 x 7.8mm, 177g

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Pocophone F1

If you’re looking for a smartphone with high-end specs, a headphone jack, and an affordable price tag, the Pocophone F1 might be for you. It’s powered by the latest Snapdragon 845 chipset, has up to 8GB of RAM, and sports a 6.18-inch Full HD+ display. It also has a massive 4,000mAh battery.

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The version of the device with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage will start at just 330 euros (~$385) in Europe, while the 128GB variant will go for 370 euros (~$430). Unfortunately, it looks like the Pocophone F1 won’t make it to the U.S.

The low price tag means Xiaomi had to cut some corners. The device feels a bit cheap due to its polycarbonate back. It also doesn’t have an IP rating, wireless charging, or NFC. Additionally, the dual-camera setup on the back can’t compare to the ones found on more expensive smartphones like the Galaxy S9 Plus — but with a starting price of 330 euros, that’s to be expected.

Specs

  • 6.18-inch IPS LCD display with 2,246 x 1,080 resolution, 403 ppi
  • Snapdragon 845 chipset
  • 6/8GB of RAM
  • 64/128/256GB of on-board storage, expandable up to 256GB
  • 12MP and 5MP rear cameras, 20MP front camera
  • Non-removable 4,000mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 155.5 x 75.3 x 8.8mm, 180g

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There you have it — these are the best phones with a headphone jack in our opinion, although there are plenty of other great options available. Which ones would you add to the list? Let us know in the comments!

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