Huawei FreeBuds 5iSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Samsung Galaxy Buds PlusSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Huawei FreeBuds 5i||Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP54||IPX2|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10mm||✗|
|battery life of charging case||20.5hours||22hours|
|has wireless charging||✗||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||4only||6only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✗|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✓|
|has in/on-ear detection||✓||✓|
|has find earbuds feature||✓||✓|
|supports fast charging||✓||✓|
|has a mute function||✓||✓|
|control panel placed on a device||✓||✓|
|has voice prompts||✓||✓|
|travel bag is included||✓||✓|
|See price on Amazon||See price on Amazon|
Ingress protection ratings is the rating of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IP54, the Huawei FreeBuds 5i's rating for solids indicates that ingress of dust is not totally prevented but dust does not enter in harmful quantities to interfere with the correct operation or impair safety, and of liquids that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
In comparison to the Huawei FreeBuds 5i, Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a rating of IPX2 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, Huawei FreeBuds 5i has a higher liquid rating than Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a weight of 9.2g . We prefer a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, at 12.6g are heavier than the Huawei FreeBuds 5i by of 3.4g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Huawei FreeBuds 5i are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is a major distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus also is true wireless since it has no cables connecting the two earbuds .
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have wingtips, these are reserved for workout earbuds and are usually an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i are resistant to sweat
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i sit well in place, creating a sound covering that tones down background noise and also prevents the device voice audio from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this implies that both tone down ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a unit size of 10mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass. The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size dictates the loudness of the earbuds.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component generates low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices make sound with equal bass
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio component generates high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that Huawei FreeBuds 5i can generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's battery life is 7.5 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's battery life is more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 3.5 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the manufacturer, and Huawei FreeBuds 5i's case is said to have a full charge of 20.5 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's charging case has a battery life of 22 hours, more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 1.5 hours
It requires 1 hours to fully charge the Huawei FreeBuds 5i's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus takes 1 hours to fully charge the battery, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5i
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's battery power is 55mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's battery power is 85mAh. more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 30mAh
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just place down on a compatible charging pad.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights show the charging state of your device and case.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5i
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus will work fine with your MacBook. If you intend on using these with Android you need to pay even closer attention to codec support for if they only have AAC they won't provide the best audio quality possible, ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i support LDAC, a codec developed by Sony which allows streaming high-resolution audio over Bluetooth connections at up to 990 kbps at 32 bit/96 kHz. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high-resolution audio.
Latency refers to the time it takes for the audio signal to be transmitted to your earbuds. Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a latency of 94ms, a lower latency reduces audio lag and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a latency of 134ms. In the audio field, latency is another word for a delay.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have 4 microphones.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus microphones are 6, more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce noise from the desired sound.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i microphone sensitivity is measured at -47dBV/Pa. The size of the analog or digital output signal from the microphone with its input stimulus is a calculation of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the voice that the earbud microphone can pick up.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a run but still want to be able to hear traffic.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
When lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a find earbuds feature.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus too have the find earbuds feature. You can use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play a sound from your device to help you find them.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus too support the mute function. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
With the Huawei FreeBuds 5i, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus too have a control panel on them.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a warranty period of 1 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use following instruction manuals.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus too support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i come with a special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them inside your pockets without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.