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Does the Samsung Galaxy S22 have a headphone jack?
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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What happened to the headset jack?
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. It 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?
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.
We can recommend some solutions if you’re still trying to use your wired headphones. 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.
Some wired headphones now come with USB-C support, too. Our sister site, SoundGuys, has published a list of the best USB-C headphones. Check out the dedicated post to learn all about your best options, which sadly aren’t many.
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.
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.
With most manufacturers dropping the headphone jack, most people would simply jump to Bluetooth options instead, but you don’t have to. There is a handful of USB-C headphones. These have all the benefits people love from wired headphones, but adopt newer technologies.