Best smartphones with a 3.5mm headphone jack

On: June 28, 2019

A 3.5mm headphone jack is an important feature for smartphone users even in 2019. Most premium flagships have done away with the humble audio jack, but many consumers still prefer to have it on their phones. If you’re looking for a capable Android phone which features a headphone jack, go through this curated list and find the best-suited device for your needs.

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1. Samsung Galaxy S10 series


The three phones under Samsung’s flagship S10 line-up are host to a 3.5mm headphone jack. The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is equipped with a 6.4-inch super AMOLED punch-hole display, Samsung Exynos 9820 octa-core processor, 12MP + 12MP + 16MP triple rear cameras and 10MP + 8MP dual selfie cameras. The phone is laced with an in-display fingerprint sensor and supports face unlock as well. The Galaxy S10, on the other hand, carries a 6.1-inch super AMOLED punch-hole display, in-display fingerprint sensor, Exynos 9820 processor, 12MP + 12MP + 16MP rear camera configuration and a single 10MP selfie snapper.

The Galaxy S10e is the smallest model in the series as it carries a 5.8-inch super AMOLED display with the latest Exynos 9820 processor, 12MP + 16MP main camera, 10MP selfie snapper and a side fingerprint reader.

2. Huawei P30

Huawei P30

The Huawei P30 flagship features a 6.1-inch OLED display with a resolution of 1,080 x 2,340 pixels. The phone carries a dewdrop notch and an in-display fingerprint sensor. It relies on the latest Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 980 octa-core processor with a 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The USP of the phone is its Leica engineered triple camera set up consisting of 40MP + 16MP + 18MP shooters. The selfie shooter features 32MP resolution. It relies on a 3,650mAh battery with support for 22.5W SuperCharge technology. The smartphone is equipped with a 3.5mm headphone jack unlike the Huawei P30 Pro.

3. LG V40 ThinQ


The LG V40 ThinQ is known for its audio quality due to its inbuilt 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC, which converts digital signals into analog ones for high-quality audio. The smartphone is fitted with a 6.4-inch OLED display with a rectangular notch on the top and features Dolby Vision, HDR 10 and an Always-on display. It relies on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage that can be expanded by up to 2TB via a microSD card. The phone carries a triple rear camera set up placed horizontally with 12MP + 16MP + 12MP sensors and dual selfie snappers with 8MP + 5MP configuration. It also boasts of a 3,400mAh battery with support for 18W Fast Charging and 10W Wireless Charging.

4. Google Pixel 3a XL

Google Pixel 3a XL

The Google Pixel 3a XL comes with a 6-inch OLED display with an FHD+ resolution and visible bezels on all sides. Under the hood, the smartphone is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 octa-core processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The latter cannot be expanded via a microSD card. On the camera front, the phone carries a single rear 12.2MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture and the selfie snapper has an 8MP lens. Notably, this is the same camera seen on the Pixel 3, so you can expect stellar images here as well. It has a 3,700mAh battery unit with support for 18W Fast Charging.

5. Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro

Redmi Note 7 Pro


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro is a budget smartphone with a 6.3-inch LCD display with a waterdrop notch and 1,080 x 2,340 pixels resolution. Under the hood, the device runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 octa-core processor with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It has a dual rear camera set up with 48MP Sony IMX586 primary sensor and a 5MP depth sensor. For selfie lovers, the phone carries a 13MP shooter. The 4,000mAh battery of the Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with support for 18W Quick Charge for fast charging.

6. Poco F1

Poco F1

The POCO F1 budget flagship features a 6.18-inches LCD display panel with a resolution of 1,080 x 2,246 pixels. The smartphone relies on last year’s powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. It has dual rear cameras with a 12MP + 5MP configuration and a 20MP snapper on the front for selfies and video calling. The phone relies on a 4,000mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0 and runs Android 9.0 Pie.

Avica Bedi

Avica is a writer, inside out. Having found her love for technology by chance, she is an English Literature student and an entrepreneur. She loves reading stuff, drools over animals all day, binge-watches Netflix shows whole-heartedly and aspires to bring a change in this world. Oh, and she loves trying out new smartphones.