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Unveiled at CES 2023, the Samsung Galaxy A14 5G is a solid budget smartphone that brings a lot to the table for its $200 price tag. While a smartphone that costs so little compared to its flagship counterparts certainly lacks more premium features, the A14 still has a lot to love. The follow-up to last year’s A13, the Galaxy A14 5G is a great phone for anyone looking to enjoy Android 13 without breaking the bank. But there is an important question here. Does the Galaxy A14 5G have a headphone jack?

Whenever a new device is launched from Samsung, there are bound to be questions about the phone’s hardware features. A point of interest for almost every smartphone is whether it has a headphone jack or not. As audio equipment continues to move in the wireless direction, more and more phones are running without them. But they are not excluded every release, so there’s always a chance the phone will still get a headphone jack.

The Galaxy A14 5G does have a headphone jack

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While Samsung has largely ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack on its flagship devices like the Galaxy S22, it still features on some of the manufacturer’s budget devices. The Galaxy A14 5G has a 3.5mm headphone jack on its bottom edge next to the USB-C charging port, which is a welcome surprise for those still using wired headphones.

If your wired headphones use USB-C instead of the 3.5mm jack, you’ll still be able to use them through the A14’s USB-C port. Using the headphone jack, you’ll also be able to connect the A14 to wired speakers that use a 3.5mm input.

It’s worth noting that when phones have headphone jacks, they may have a lower IP rating. This means you’ll have to be careful about bringing the A14 to the pool or beach, as it’s not water or dust resistant like Samsung’s other, more premium models. The A14, like the A13 before it, does not have an official IP rating.

Other listening options on the Galaxy A14

It’s certainly nice to know that the Samsung Galaxy A14 5G has a headphone jack for wired listening options, but that doesn’t mean wireless headphones won’t work with the phone. Like all other current Samsung devices, the Galaxy A14 uses Bluetooth connectivity for wireless headphones. This means you don’t have to use wired headphones if you don’t want to. However, the option is always there if you want.

The Galaxy A14 also supports Bluetooth connectivity to wireless speakers and other audio players such as smart TVs. The Galaxy A14 5G uses Bluetooth 5.2, the current industry standard.

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