If, like many people, you’re frustrated by the increasing number of new phones shipping with a headphone jack, you can take solace in the fact that the only USB-C device – that I know of – that allows simultaneous charging and (wired) headphone use probably supports your phone.
I got one recently and it successfully tested it with the (US unlocked) HTC U11 and the Lenovo (Motorola?) Verizon Moto Z2 Force (MOTXT178901). Given that, I’m willing to say it’ll probably work with any USB-C Android device, and not just Google’s new Pixel 2.
I’ll try testing it on a (Sprint) Samsung Galaxy S8+ (SM-G995U) when I get the chance.
I found the sound quality and volume excellent; the adapter will definitely drive demanding earbuds.
The only drawbacks I’ve found are:
- It’s definitely on the larger side of things. The good news is this makes it much harder to lose.
- The cable is much stiffer than some of the product photos would lead you to believe.
- $45 is pretty expensive for a dongle.