Samsung’s finally launched its new Galaxy S20 family of phones. And while most of the headlines may be about its spiffy new display, there’s one key question that’s at the top of most phone buyers minds: Does the Galaxy S20 have a headphone jack?
Unfortunately the answer is a firm no. None of Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus and Galaxy S20 Ultra family of phones come with a headphone jack.
Like pretty much every flagship phone the Galaxy S20 doesn’t support 3.5mm cabled headphone connections. Instead you’ll have to invest in a wireless or USB set if you want to listen to music on the go.
The only slight good news is that the phones do come with a basic USB C set of in-ears bundled in the box – though given our past experience with bundled headphones, we’d strongly recommend any avid music fan or regular movie streamer invest in a decent set of wireless cans.
Luckily there are a number of great wireless headphones on the market, covering multiple price points and form factors, to choose from.
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If you’re after a decent set for home or office listening, you may want to invest in a set of over-ear wireless headphones with ANC (active noise cancellation). These will let you block out background noise while you listen to music, letting you focus on your favourite track or work without any distractions.
Alternatively, if you want a set for the commute or gym, then a set of true wireless earbuds are a great option. These offer completely cable free listening experiences and can cost as little as £30, though we’d recommend any serious listener invest in a more expensive set, like Samsung’s own Galaxy Buds, or the Sony WF-1000XM3, which are Trusted Reviews’ current recommended set.
The Galaxy S20 is the latest flagship family of phones from Trusted Reviews. They aim to take on Apple’s hotly anticipated iPhone 12 phone, which is pegged to launch in September, by offering users a reworked rear camera system, super fast 120Hz refresh screen and wealth of other technical upgrades on last year’s Galaxy S10.
Make sure to check out our Galaxy S20 review hands-on for a more thorough breakdown of the handset’s new features.