Sunday, February 16, 2020

Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus : Let's Explore The PLUS in it.

Samsung Galaxy Buds+
Image Credits: Samsung
The market of Truly Wireless Earbuds (TWEs) is eagerly growing so eager is Samsung to dominate this. Currently, Apple is selling its Airpods and Airpods Pro at the highest numbers in this category whereas the Samsung Galaxy Buds are catching really fast.

Samsung's new pair of Galaxy Buds are now called "Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus". So let's find out how the Plus version of Samsung Galaxy Buds is different from its predecessor.

Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Specs

Brand: Samsung
Color: White, Black, Blue
Functions: Answering Phone, Bluetooth, Microphone, Song Switching, Sweatproof, Voice control, Google Assistant
Material: Plastic
Type: In-Ear
Product Details
Compatible with: Android, iOS, macOS, Windows PC
Connectivity: Wireless
Charging Speed: Around 60min Play / 3min Charging
Wireless Charging: Yes
Standby Time: Up to 22 Hours
Sensors: Accelerometer, IR, Hall, Touch
Extended Function
Bluetooth mode: Hands-free
Bluetooth protocol: A2DP, AVRCP, HFP
Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth v5.0 (LE up to 2 Mbps)
Battery Information
Battery Capacity(mAh): 85mAh per earbud
Case Battery Capacity(mAh): 270mAh
Battery Type: Built-in
Dimension and Weight
Earbud dimension: 19.2 x 17.5 x 22.5 mm
Earbud Weight: 6.3g
Case dimension: 26.5 x 70 x 38.8 mm
Case weight: 39.6g
Package Contents
Earbuds, Eartips (S, M, L), Quick Start Guide, USB Type C Cable, Wingtips (S, M, L), Charging Case

Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Design

Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Design
Image Credits: Samsung

Talking about the design, the newest pair from Galaxy Buds from Samsung looks exactly the same as the previous one. Though it weighs a little more as a little bigger battery has been accommodated for more playtime. We will talk about battery life later in this article.

This time Samsung has ditched the yellow color and introduced a new blue color that also looks cool.

Also readSamsung Galaxy Buds Review

Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Sound Quality

Samasung Galaxy Buds Audio Quality
Image Credits: Samsung

Talking about the sound quality of the first generation of Samsung Buds which comes with a 1-Way  Dynamic speaker, this time Samsung has included a 2-Way Dynamic Speaker (Woofer + Tweeter) with AKG tuning that hugely improves the sound quality. Samsung has described it as “studio-quality that is balanced, detailed and natural.”  Samsung has added much needed low-end depth and a smoother mid-range to the sound signature. Also, the Ambient mode that allows the passthrough of outside sound has also been improved where you can adjust the ambient sound level.

Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Call Quality

The Galaxy Buds Plus has been packed with 3 Mics (2 Outer and 1 Inner) which improves the call quality as the one extra mic is used to cancel the outside noise. Compared to the previous generation, which comes with 2 Mics (1 Outer and 1 Inner), where user sometimes complained about the heavy outside noise which is managed efficiently by an extra noise cancellation mic in the newer version. 

Also readSamsung Galaxy Buds - Low Volume Issue Fixed

Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Water Resistance

This is a bit disappointing that Samsung has decided to leave the water-resistance feature on Galaxy Buds+ the same as Galaxy Buds. This means it is IPX2, you can use it for an occasional sweaty workout but not much more. Talking about the competition, the all-new TWEs shipping these days is packed with a minimum of IPX4.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus - Battery Life

This time Galaxy Buds+ battery life is almost double as compared with Galaxy Buds. Buds+ is packed with 11hr of battery life and with charging case it is increased to 22hr which is almost doubled as 6hr and 13hr of the previous version.

Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Noise Cancellation

Sadly Samsung has ditched the active noise cancellation feature this time. This has been done to improve the battery performance of Galaxy Buds+. However, when using the right combination of ear tips and wingtips block most of the outside noise.

Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Extra Features

Well, that being said about all the cool features of Samsung Galaxy Buds+, there are some extras too that will matter to you in day to day usage.

  • Support for multiple Bluetooth connections.
  • One-touch access to Spotify via the earbuds
  • Dedicated iOS App - The previous version of Galaxy Buds were not supported on iOS devices like they were on other Android phones. Samsung is launching a dedicated iOS app which enables the customization features for Galaxy Buds+ on iOS devices. 

Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus - Price and Availability

The Galaxy Buds+ are available for $150 and will be available on starting February 14, 2020. Galaxy Buds+ will be available at retailers and mobile operators from March 6, 2020. Talking about Samsung India, it is priced at ₹ 11,990.00.

Compare Galaxy Buds+ and Galaxy Buds

Galaxy Buds+
Galaxy Buds
White, Blue and Black
White, Yellow and Black
2-Way Dynamic (Woofer and Tweeter)
1-Way Dynamic
3 Mics (2 Outer and 1 Inner)
2 Mics (1 Outer and 1 Inner)
11 Hours
Battery Life (Play Time)
6 Hours
22 Hours
Battery Life (With Charging Case)
13 Hours
3min charging, 60min play
Charging Speed
15min charging, 100min play
Earbuds and Charging Case
Battery Checkable Units
Qi Certified
Wireless Charging
Ambient Sound
Not Adjustable
Touch Volume Control

Checkout Galaxy Buds Price at 

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Write comments
  1. Thanks for reviewing the buds. The price is really nice, I think I will keep this product in my bucket list. Appreciate your recommendation.

  2. Although, Samsung Galaxy Buds are good headphones, Apple Airpods are still the best on market. Moreover, all people are already used to Airpods.


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