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Here’s the cold, bitter and hard truth about today’s smartphones: For all the fancy bells and whistles, the 3.5mm headphone jack is gradually disappearing to make ways for the USB-C adapter. The headphone jack may have been old school but it remains “gold” for most smartphone users who can’t live without plugging in their favourite earphones or headphones.

Fortunately, there are still plenty of smartphones out there which come equipped with good old headphone jacks. That being said, here are the best smartphones with headphone jacks you can buy online.

1. LG V40 ThinQ

Best smartphone with a headphone jack on the bottom

Price from RM2,890.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM2,890.00 shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM2,890.00

The LG V40 ThinQ certainly means business when it comes to audio. Packed with a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC (digital-to-analogue converter), it produces a better sound quality regardless of listening to your favourite music through a pair of earphones or even with the phone’s Boombox speaker.

Highlights include its huge and vibrant 6.4-inch OLED display and a powerful Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor capable of running multiple apps with little hiccups. Meanwhile, its IP68 rating comes with both water-and dust-resistant coating that protects the phone against minor water spills and immersion no deeper than 3.2 feet at 30 minutes top.

2. Huawei P30

Best smartphone with a headphone jack and good camera

Price from RM2,299.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM2,299.00 shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM2,299.00

The Huawei P30 offers the best of both worlds for both audiophiles and avid shooters. It has a 3.5mm headphone jack at the bottom of the phone, which is a welcome sight for die-hard Huawei fans after its glaring omission in the previous model Huawei P20.

But the biggest highlight is its astonishing triple-camera setup which can capture different types of shots regardless of 40MP wide-angle, 16MP ultra-wide or 8MP telephoto mode. Not to be left out is the incredible 32MP front-facing snapper made for selfie lovers.

3. Samsung Galaxy S10

Best smartphones with a headphone jack and SD card

Price from RM2,869.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM3,199.00 shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM2,869.00

Given its price point, the Samsung Galaxy S10 basically has everything you need for a flagship smartphone. It runs on a speedy octa-core processor and equipped with an onboard storage worth of 128GB and an 8GB of RAM. But if you need more space, you’ll be pleased there’s a microSD card which can be expandable up to 512GB.

Audiophiles will be equally delighted that the Samsung made the choice to retain a 3.5mm headphone jack on their latest Galaxy model. The 6.1-inch Quad HD+ AMOLED display produces amazing visual clarity while the phone’s triple-camera setup offers optional shooting formats including ultra-wide, wide-angle and telephoto modes. Not forgetting to mention, it also supports 4K video recording up to 60fps.

4. Asus ROG Phone

Best smartphone with a headphone jack for gaming

Price from RM2,499.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM2,999.00 shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM2,499.00

Built specifically for gamers, the Asus ROG Phone packs all the essentials for a smooth, lag-free gaming experience. Together with its powerful Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor, an 8GB of RAM and ample onboard storage up to 512GB, game to everything on the Google Playstore to your heart’s content. The phone is also equipped with a headphone jack that supports up to 7.1 virtual surround sound for crystal-clear sound quality.

Visuals are sure to be immersive as the Asus ROG Phone’s display is 6.0-inch wide, complete with a vibrant AMOLED screen of 2,160 x 1080 max resolution. It also sports a 90Hz refresh rate that provides smoother graphics movement upon gaming. 

Gamers will be pleased that the phone’s maximum brightness of 550 nits means they don’t have to worry about playing a game even under bright sunlight.

5. Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Best notch-less smartphone with a headphone jack

Price from RM2,799.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM2,799.00 shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM2,999.00

Smartphone notches may be a common sight for many models. But not everyone loves the idea of having an intrusive-looking notch located at the top middle of the phone. Thankfully, there are some notch-free phones out there and among them happens to be the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

The notch-less display means it made full use of its huge 6.4-inch Quad+ HD screen without all the distraction. It also features a headphone jack at the bottom of the phone, a 12MP dual-camera setup that shoots wide-angle and telephoto with a Live Focus technology for creating beautiful bokeh effects.

Moreover, the phone comes with noise-reducing HDR capabilities, which is capable of retaining image details regardless of normal or low-light photos. Then, there’s the Bluetooth-enabled yellow S Pen; a handy stylus that gives you the freedom of snapping photos, taking selfies and switch PowerPoint slides with just a press of the button.

6. Xiaomi Redmi 7

Best affordable smartphone with a headphone jack

Price from RM499.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM539.00 shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM499.00

Affordability is best described for this feature-packed mid-range Redmi 7 phone from Xiaomi. It has both a 3.5mm headphone jack and an IR blaster at the top edge of the phone. The phone also comes with a large 6.26” HD+ display, a dual 12MP snapper and an impressive battery life that runs a massive 4,000mAh capacity.

For such a budget-friendly price point, the Redmi 7 is no slouch either when comes to the overall phone performances with its decent Snapdragon 632 octa-core processor. Additionally, it has a dual card slot that allows you to expand your storage up to 512GB.

7. Nokia 7 Plus

Best smartphones with a headphone jack on top

Price from RM999.00

The “mid-range” Nokia 7 Plus is a solid all-rounder that comes complete with a much-welcomed 3.5mm headphone jack located at the top side of the phone. It boasts a sleek all-black design with copper trims that makes the phone looks and feels all the more premium, especially given its price factor.

Its display is just as great, thanks to its vivid 6-inch IPS LCD display with a Full HD+ resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. Performance-wise, the phone runs on a decent Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor with a 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory. A microSD slot is also included, allowing you to expand your storage up to 256GB.

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