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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. Here’s some good news though: although 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.

LG G8 ThinQ

LG G8 ThinQ with a headphone jack

The 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 High Quality 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.

Specs

  • 6.1-inch OLED display with 3,120 x 1,440 resolution, 564ppi
  • Snapdragon 855 chipset
  • 6GB of RAM
  • 128GB of storage, expandable up to 512GB
  • 12 and 16MP rear cameras, 8MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,500mAh battery
  • Android 9.0 Pie
  • 151.9 x 71.8 x 8.4mm, 167g

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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 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.

The phone also comes with the S Pen, which is a signature feature of the Note series. The entry-level version of the flagship launched with a price tag of $1,000 back in August 2018, but it can now be yours for $800 — get it via the button below.

Specs

  • 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with 2,960 x 1,440 resolution, 516ppi
  • Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810 chipset — depending on the region
  • 6/8GB of RAM
  • 128/512GB of 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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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 does come with a headphone jack, which you won’t find on the Pro model. The P30 is powered by the latest 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.

The Huawei P30 sports an in-display fingerprint scanner and a triple-camera setup.

You’ll find three cameras at 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 does not 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.

The Huawei P30 is available in many regions across the globe including Europe, where it retails for around 750 euros (~$845). Unfortunately, the phone was not released in the U.S., although you can get the international version on Amazon.

Specs

  • 6.1-inch OLED display with 2,340 x 1,080 resolution, 422ppi
  • Kirin 980 chipset
  • 6GB of RAM
  • 128GB of storage, expandable up to 256GB via Nano Memory
  • 40, 16, and 8MP rear cameras, 32MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,650mAh battery
  • Android 9.0 Pie
  • 149.1 x 71.4 x 7.6mm, 165g

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Samsung Galaxy S10 series

Samsung Galaxy S10 with headphone jack on a table

The Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, and S10e all have a headphone jack on board. 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.

Specs

Samsung Galaxy S10e

  • 5.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with 2,280 x 1,080 resolution, 438ppi
  • Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9820 chipset — depending on the region
  • 6/8GB of RAM
  • 128/256GB of storage, microSD expansion up to 512GB
  • 12 and 16MP rear cameras, 10MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,100mAh battery
  • Android 9.0 Pie
  • 142.2 x 69.9 x 7.9mm, 150g

Samsung Galaxy S10

  • 6.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with 3,040 x 1,440 resolution, 550ppi
  • Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9820 chipset — depending on the region
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 128/512GB of storage, microSD expansion up to 512GB
  • 16, 12, and 12 MP rear cameras, 10 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,400mAh battery
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8mm, 157g

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

  • 6.4-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with 3,040 x 1,440 resolution, 522ppi
  • Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9820 chipset — depending on the region
  • 8/12GB of RAM
  • 128GB/512GB/1TB of storage, microSD expansion up to 512GB
  • 16, 12, and 12MP rear cameras, 10 and 8MP front cameras
  • Non-removable 4,100mAh battery
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8mm, 175g (198g for ceramic model)

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LG V40 ThinQ

LG V40 ThinQ in hand showing home screen

Like the G8 ThinQ, the V40 ThinQ is also a great phone for music lovers because it comes with a headphone jack and a Quad DAC. It’s also a great device for those who love taking pictures — it sports a triple-camera setup on the back and two cameras up front.

The LG V40 ThinQ has five cameras on board.

The V40 ThinQ offers everything you need. It packs the Snapdragon 845 chipset under the hood, comes with a large 6.4-inch Quad HD+ display, and is IP68 rated. It even supports wireless charging. But it does have a rather small battery at 3,300mAh. For comparison, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is roughly the same size but features a much larger 4,200mAh cell.

You can get the LG V40 ThinQ for $900 over at Best Buy. However, the phone is often on sale, so you can save a few hundred bucks if you buy it at the right time.

Specs

  • 6.4-inch OLED display with 3,120 x 1,440 resolution, 538ppi
  • Snapdragon 845 chipset
  • 6GB of RAM
  • 64/128GB of storage, expandable up to 2TB
  • 12, 16, and 12MP rear cameras, 8 and 5MP front cameras
  • Non-removable 3,300mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 158.8 x 75.7 x 7.6, 169g

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Pocophone F1

Front of 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 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 starts at just 330 euros (~$375) in Europe, while the 128GB variant will go for around 400 euros (~$450). 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 S10 Plus — but with a starting price of 330 euros, that’s to be expected.

Back of Pocophone F1

Specs

  • 6.18-inch IPS LCD display with 2,246 x 1,080 resolution, 403ppi
  • Snapdragon 845 chipset
  • 6/8GB of RAM
  • 64/128/256GB of 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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Asus ROG Phone

Asus ROG Phone with a headphone jack on board

The Asus ROG Phone is all about gaming. You can figure that out just by looking at the device due to its eye-catching design that stands out from the crowd. In addition to a headphone jack, it also sports two front-facing speakers and plenty of power thanks to the Snapdragon 845 chipset and 8GB of RAM.

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There are a lot of accessories available for the device that takes the gaming experience to next level, including a TwinView handheld dock with a secondary display and 6,000mAh battery. There’s also a performance mode — called X Mode — on board that raises the minimum clock speed and restricts tasks to the four fastest cores.

The Asus ROG Phone features a 6.0-inch display and packs a 4,000mAh battery. It offers 128 or 512GB of non-expandable storage, with pricing starting at $900. It’s the best gaming phone you can currently get your hands on in our opinion.

The back of the Asus ROG Phone.

Specs

  • 6.0-inch AMOLED display with 2,160 x 1,080 resolution, 402ppi
  • Snapdragon 845 chipset
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 128/512GB of storage, non-expandable
  • 12 and 8MP rear cameras, 8MP front camera
  • Non-removable 4,000mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 158.8 x 76.2 x 8.3 mm, 200g

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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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