Google officially took curtains off its Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro devices at its Pixel Fall Launch on October 19th, 2021. The highly-anticipated devices are a step in the right direction in terms of camera performance, aesthetics, and performance. Pixel lovers are excited with the prospect of seeing Pixel 6 and 6 Pro blow the competition out of the water, especially with the help of larger sensors, computational photography, and a specialized AI-heavy processor.
However, like all top-of-the-line devices, Google has been forced to modernize its latest flagships. Today, we will take a look at the extent of their modernization and tell you whether the duo still has an analog 3.5mm headphone jack.
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Does Pixel 6 and 6 Pro have Headphone Jack?
Unfortunately, neither Google Pixel 6 nor the Pixel 6 Pro comes with an analog, dedicated 3.5 mm headphone jack. You still get a USB C slot, though, which you can use to plug in your wired headphones. However, if you were looking to keep the charging and listening ports separate, you are out of luck.
You could also get a pair of wireless headphones and be done with the hassle of plugging in. Google currently sells the Pixel A Buds on its official website. You can get one for as low as $99.
Which Pixel phones currently selling have a headphone jack?
As we have seen above, the newly-launched Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro do not come with a dedicated headphone jack. However, that does not mean there is not a single Pixel device that scratches that itch.
As of now, Google sells four Pixel devices on its official Google Store. You have the standard Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, and then the Pixel 5a 5G and Pixel 4a. While the latest flagships are without a headphone jack, both Pixel 5a 5G and Pixel 4a come with the life-saving audio jack. Below are the links for the Google Pixel 5a 5G and Pixel 4a:
You can also get the Pixel 4a 5G on Amazon, but it is not being sold on the official Google Store. That device also comes with a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Which flagship Android phones have a headphone jack?
Having a dedicated headphone jack has suddenly turned out to be a standout feature. And the revolution started with Apple’s decision of dropping the headphone jack with its iPhone 7 back in 2016. Android flagships followed suit, and now, almost no flagship device carries the beloved headphone jack. However, if you are desperate, you can look into the devices below.
Asus ROG Phone 5: Asus’ latest and greatest gaming phone still carries a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Sony Xperia 5 III 5G: It may test the depth of your wallet, but it still gives you a dedicated headphone jack.
Sony Xperia 1 III 5G: This Xperia flagship has everything dialed up to 11. Most importantly, it has not abandoned our beloved headphone jack.