Samsung Galaxy Buds ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Huawei FreeBuds 5iSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro||Huawei FreeBuds 5i|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX7||IP54|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✓||✗|
|has an earbud foam||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|waterproof depth rating||1meters||✗|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||11mm||10mm|
|battery life of charging case||20hours||20.5hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||4only|
|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|
IP ratings is the level of protection given by a casing, against dust and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value means protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IP54, the Huawei FreeBuds 5i's rating is read as, the first number of 5 denotes 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 the second number of 4 means 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 Pro have a rating of IPX7 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro has a higher liquid rating than Huawei FreeBuds 5i
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a weight of 9.2g . We take in account a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to move with.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, at 12.6g are heavier than the Huawei FreeBuds 5i with a difference of 3.4g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, Huawei FreeBuds 5i are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the pair of earbuds .
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also is true wireless since it has no wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have sweat resistance
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
The earbud foam is made to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have an earbud foam for some people it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have stereo speakers, what this means is that Huawei FreeBuds 5i's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro and Huawei FreeBuds 5i have stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are rated 1meters any depth more than that you are likely to lose the functionality of your device. Devices that have a higher depth rating are better for swimming.
ANC utilises more advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and after inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) then producing -1 (inverted noise) to make zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too have ANC which makes either of the earbuds ideal for plane rides and morning travels. Each work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the setting that you prefer for commute or that suites your relaxation time.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i stay well in place, this creates a sound covering that tones down your environment sounds and also prevents the earbuds voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that they tone down ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a unit size of 10mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, its size corellates with the sound produced by the device.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 1mm , a common assumption that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can make sound with equal bass
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device makes high recognizable frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that Huawei FreeBuds 5i can produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro
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 Pro's battery life is more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 0.5 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and the Huawei FreeBuds 5i's case is said to have a charge of 20.5 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's charging case has a battery life of 20 hours, less than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 0.5 hours
It requires 1 hours to fully charge the Huawei FreeBuds 5i's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro takes 1 hours to fully charge the battery, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5i
Huawei FreeBuds 5i's battery capacity is 55mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's battery power is 61mAh. more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 6mAh
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just put down on a supported charging pad.
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 Pro too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5i
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro will work fine with your MacBook. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The 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.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have 4 microphones.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro microphones are 6, more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5i by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too use a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
The 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 measure of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the voice that the microphone can recognize.
While the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro microphone sensitivity is measured at -26dBV/Pa. Microphone sensitivity is a measurement of a microphone's efficiency on how well it converts acoustical energy to electrical energy.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a find earbuds feature.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your earbuds to help you locate them.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have a multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5i . Bluetooth multipoint comes in handy when you can be on one call without missing notifications coming from another connected device.
Huawei FreeBuds 5i have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also support the mute function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too have a control panel on them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have a warranty period of 2 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use that has followed instruction manuals.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also have voice prompts meaning the device notifies you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5i come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them in your bag without a casing may easily damage them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.