Ever since Apple eliminated the three.5-mm headphone jack from the iPhone in 2016, we have continued to see smartphone producers ax the venerable port. But 2020 threw curveballs. Two—not one, however two—corporations introduced again the headphone jack to their respective flagship telephones.
The pleasure of the three.5-mm headphone connector is that it’s one of the few actually common requirements left. You can seize just about any pair of corded headphones. Plug in. Listen. No want to fret about whether or not they’re Lightning or USB-C, or whether or not the connectivity will blip out and in. No batteries to cost, no dongles to connect. There are clearly instances when Bluetooth is preferable, nevertheless it’s additionally good to at the least have the choice.
If a headphone jack is what you want, and even simply what you suppose you may want sooner or later, give one of these holdouts a attempt. Many of these picks are in our Best Android Phones and Best Cheap Phones guides, and ensure to take a look at our Best Cheap Headphones information, which incorporates a number of picks that make use of the three.5-mm headphone jack.
Updated January 2021: We’ve added the Pixel 4A, Moto Edge, Galaxy A71, Nokia 5.3, OnePlus Nord N10 5G, and Moto G Stylus 2021.
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