Your guide

phones with a headphone jack

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 2020.

Best phones with a headphone jack:

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 with a headphone jack

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.

Read next: Is the Pixel 3a what Google Pixel should have been from the start?

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. They even feature the popular Astro mode, which made its debut on the Pixel 4 phones. 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.


Google 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

Google 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

2. Samsung Galaxy S10 series

Best phones with a headphone jack -- 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.

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.


Samsung 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

Samsung 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

Samsung 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 comes 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 G8X ThinQ

LG G8X ThinQ

The LG G8X ThinQ sports a headphone jack, a quad DAC, and wireless charging. The phone is also IP68 rated and packs high-end specs including the Snapdragon 855 chipset and 6GB of RAM.

You can attach a secondary screen to the LG G8X.

One of the things that make it stand out is the Dual Screen accessory, which adds a secondary screen to the device. It’s exactly the same as the main display, meaning it measures 6.4 inches and offers Full HD+ resolution. It even has a notch, although it’s just for looks, as it lacks a selfie camera.

Other specs and features of the LG G8X include an in-display fingerprint scanner, a 4,000mAh battery, and two rear cameras. The phone also has stereo speakers on board and supports expandable storage.


LG G8X ThinQ specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 12 and 13MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

5. Xiaomi Mi 9T and Mi 9T Pro

Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro featuring a headphone jack

The Mi 9T Pro offers great value for money. It comes with a Snapdragon 855 chipset, a triple rear camera setup, and a headphone jack. The phone offers a full-screen experience thanks to its pop-up selfie camera and features an in-display fingerprint scanner.

The regular Mi 9T might not be as powerful as the Pro model on paper, but it’s arguably the better deal. You’re not getting a Snapdragon 855 or 27W charging here, but everything else is intact. That means you can expect a full-screen AMOLED display (6.39 inches, Full HD+), a 20MP pop-up selfie camera, a triple rear camera system (48MP, 13MP ultra-wide, 8MP 2x telephoto), and a 4,000mAh battery.

You’re also getting a very capable Snapdragon 730 processor, an in-display fingerprint sensor, 3.5mm port, and NFC. The best part of the phone is that it’s really affordable — check out the pricing for both models via the buttons below.


Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.39-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6/8/12GB
  • Storage: 64/128/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 13, and 8MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

Xiaomi Mi 9T specs:

  • Display: 6.39-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 730
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Cameras: 48, 13, and 8MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

6. Realme X2 Pro

Phones with a headphone jack -- Realme X2 Pro

The Realme X2 Pro, which we named the best phone of 2019, is worthy of the title flagship killer. It offers flagship specs (or better, in some cases) at a price point that’s less than half of what big-name brands are charging.

The Realme X2 Pro features a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display, Snapdragon 855 Plus, 6 to 12GB of RAM, up to 256GB of storage, plus a quad camera setup. Between the 64MP main shooter, the 8MP ultra-wide lens, and the 13MP telephoto lens, you’re sure to have just the tool you need to capture any moment for perpetuity. Plus, its incredible 50W fast charger will bring the battery from dead to full in just 30 minutes.

Sure, it doesn’t have the best low-light performance and ColorOS is still a mixed bag, but if you’re looking for top-shelf performance at a bargain, the Realme X2 Pro is just what the doctor ordered.


Realme X2 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855 Plus
  • RAM: 6/8/12GB
  • Storage: 64/128/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 8, 13, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: 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 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.

Read more: Asus Zenfone 6 camera review: Flippin’ great selfies!

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 captures 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 cell.

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-inc, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 64/256GB
  • Cameras: 48 and 13MP
  • Front cameras: /
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

8. Asus ROG Phone 2

Asus ROG Phone 2 -- phone with a headphone jack

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.

Read more: Best phones for gaming

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, Full HD+
  • SoC: 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 3S

Red Magic 3S LED strip

The Nubia Red Magic 3S is the latest in the former ZTE sub-brand’s gaming line, and there’s more to it than a stereotypical, garish design.

Nubia’s flagship device packs a Snapdragon 855 Plus processor, 8GB to 12GB of RAM, and a 5,000mAh battery with 18-watt fast charging. In other words, you should expect great gaming performance and better than average endurance. You’ve also got a 6.65-inch 90Hz OLED screen and capacitive shoulder triggers, making its claim as a gaming phone more concrete than many other devices.

The Red Magic 3S isn’t perfect, as it only offers a single rear camera (48MP IMX586), while rival devices offer telephoto or depth cameras too. Other noteworthy specs include a 16MP front-facing shooter and a headphone jack.


Nubia Red Magic 3S specs:

  • Display: 6.65-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855 Plus
  • 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.


Motorola One Zoom 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.