Samsung launched the Galaxy Buds Plus alongside the Galaxy S20. These earbuds are a follow up to last year’s Galaxy Buds. Samsung has made many improvements that make the new buds better than their predecessors. Key enhancements include sound quality and battery life. However, the appearance of the buds remains the same. The Galaxy Buds Plus is also compatible with Apple devices, facilitated by a dedicated app.
Galaxy Buds Plus Design
These buds are completely wireless and have the same look as the previous generation Galaxy Buds. They have the same design – they are identical.
You use its touchpad to control playback as well as trigger your smartphone’s assistant. The outside ring of the earbuds also acts as the second touchpad. You can use them to control volume by double-tapping. You can also launch Spotify by long-pressing the touchpad.
Here are the things that you will find inside the box when you buy these Samsung buds from Gadgets Leo:
- USB-C charging cable
- Wingtips (3 different sizes)
- Ear tips (3 different sizes)
A glossy finish characterizes the charging case. It has a USB-type C port at the back for charging, and you can also recharge using the wireless charging pad.
One of the highlights of these buds is battery life. You get up to 11 hours of battery life. This is almost double the battery life of the first generation Galaxy Earbud.
Amazingly, Samsung was able to do this without changing the size of the buds. Samsung was able to increase battery life by using a chip that has better power efficiency and a larger battery. If you compare them with Apple’s AirPods, you are getting six more hours to enjoy your music on a single charge (AirPods have 5 hrs. battery life).
The sound quality is fantastic. There is ample bass, and the ear tips barely allow sound to go in or out. The buds have an adjustable equalizer that allows you to fine-tune sound output to your liking.
iPhone Companion App
Last year’s Galaxy Buds worked with the iPhone but wryer treated as regular Bluetooth devices. There is now a dedicated app that allows users to check battery level, adjust settings as well as install new updates.