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Does the Samsung Galaxy S22 have a headphone jack?

Not ready to pull the wire just yet? You might have to.
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November 3, 2022
Samsung Galaxy S22 Family in white spread on wood
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Does the Samsung Galaxy S22 have a headphone jack? Samsung’s 2022 flagship phones are very popular, and we know many of you are asking the same question. Let’s answer it right away.

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The Samsung Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra don't come with a 3.5mm headphone jack. (or any, for that matter). All you'll find on the Galaxy S22 series is a single USB-C port and the SIM card tray.


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What happened to the headset jack?

Sony Xperia 5 IV headphone jack
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The headphone jack was first removed from smartphones in 2012. The first manufacturer to do this was Oppo, with the Oppo Finder. Its goal was to make a super-thin device. Upon launch, the Oppo Finder was the thinnest smartphone in the world at just 6.65mm. They then released the Oppo R5 in 2014, featuring an astounding 4.85mm profile. Fitting a 3.5mm headset jack was apparently too much of an engineering feat, so Oppo simply got rid of it.

However, removing the headphone jack became a more common practice when Apple did it with the iPhone 7 in 2016. Apple’s reasoning made more sense for the general market. It wasn’t about making phones smaller or thinner. The idea was that 3.5mm headset jacks were becoming a thing of the past. Despite public resistance and plenty of complaints, Apple and the whole industry continued the trend. Now it’s hard to find smartphones with a headphone jack, and Bluetooth headphones have mostly replaced the older, wired technology.

All that said, there are still some smartphones with this handy port. We have a list of the best phones with a headphone jack if you need help finding a good option. The list is getting shorter as time passes, though. Sadly, it seems headphone jacks will be completely phased out of smartphones in due time, and they may not make a comeback.

Can I still use wired headphones?

Google Pixel 3 XL showing USB C and cable stock photo 5
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The lack of a headphone jack doesn’t mean the end of wired headphones, though. Using a wire still has its benefits. Audiophiles still love the better audio quality, no latency, and lack of charging needs. Some also claim wired headphones are easier to repair. Not to mention they usually cost less.

If you’re still trying to use your wired headphones, we can recommend a couple of solutions. For starters, you can grab a USB-C to 3.5mm headset jack adapter. These little dongles no longer come with most smartphones, and they certainly aren’t offered with the Samsung Galaxy S22 devices. You can buy third-party ones, though. Just make sure to grab a compatible one.

If you’re willing to use your wired headphones wirelessly, you can also find a Bluetooth audio adapter. You can plug your 3.5mm headset cable into these little gadgets, which then connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth to play audio semi-wireless. Amazon’s current best-seller in this category is the Comsoon Receiver.


Read more: Opt for one of the best USB-C headphones instead

FAQs

No. Samsung Galaxy S22 devices don’t have a headphone jack.

It seems unlikely to see 3.5mm headphone jacks coming back into the smartphone market. Some phones still sport the older technology, but they’re becoming fewer and fewer.

You can use USB-C to 3.5mm headset jack dongles to use wired headphones with modern devices. Additionally, Bluetooth receivers can also bring life back to your classic cans.