How are Samsung Galaxy Buds headphones different from the new Buds +?

A year ago, introduced the first generation Samsung Galaxy Buds headphones. At the presentation, Galaxy Unpacked 2020 showed a logical continuation of the model – Galaxy Buds +. Let's look at them and compare the new and old generations.


The updated headphones did not seem to change in any way, only the weight increased: now each earphone weighs 6.3 grams (it was 5.6 grams). How much the case weighs is not reported.

On sale headphones will appear for 10 990 rubles in black, white, blue and red colors. For comparison, the first generation in Russian retail is offered for 9,990 rubles, and the second generation AirPods with wireless charging support will cost 16,990 rubles.

Sound and talk

Samsung promises improved sound quality thanks to dual drivers (woofer + tweeter) manufactured by AKG.

Noise canceling was not delivered, but additional microphones were added: now there are three of them, the voice during communication on the phone should sound clearly, without interference.


The weight of the headphones has increased for a reason: autonomy has almost doubled. Here is a comparison plate:

Samsung Galaxy Buds
Samsung Galaxy Buds +

Play time
Headphones: 6 hours
Case + Earphone: 14 hours
Headphones: 11 hours
Case + Earphone: 22 hours

Talk time
Headphones: 5 hours
Case + Earphone: 11 hours
Headphones: 7.5 hours
Case + Earphone: 15 hours

Galaxy Buds + can be recharged both via the USB Type-C connector, and using wireless charging. Three minutes of charging in the case is enough for an hour of listening. In the previous version, it took 15 minutes to charge for 100 minutes of playback.

IOS support

Samsung Galaxy Buds worked with iOS devices, but there was no proprietary setup application. For new headphones, it has appeared, but connecting the past generation through it will not work. Galaxy Buds + received Bluetooth 5.0 with the ability to connect to two devices at the same time, as well as protection against splashes according to the IPX2 standard – enough for training.

Exclusive Thom Browne Edition

Unfortunately, headphones in gray with a red-blue-white stripe will only ship with the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. If you really liked this design of the smartphone, get $ 2040 ready: in addition to the smartphone and headphones, the exclusive Galaxy Watch Active 2 and accessories are included.


PhotoPost: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne Edition Exclusive Set

Kostya Baranov

February 12, 2020

What do you think? It seems to me that an excellent update, and most importantly, the price has not changed much. Wait for a detailed review, we will definitely prepare it soon.

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