Samsung Galaxy Buds PlusSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
OnePlus Buds Z2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus||OnePlus Buds Z2|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX2||IP55|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✗||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||✗||11mm|
|battery life of charging case||22hours||31hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||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 refer to the rank of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IP55, the OnePlus Buds Z2'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 value of 5 means that they can withstand medium pressure jet that's 6.3mm diameter, similar to garden hose from any angle for 3 minutes at a distance of 2.5 to 3 metres.
In comparison to the OnePlus Buds Z2, 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, OnePlus Buds Z2 has a higher liquid rating than Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus
OnePlus Buds Z2 have a weight of 9g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to carry.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, at 12.6g weigh more than the OnePlus Buds Z2 with a difference of 3.6g
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, OnePlus Buds Z2 are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is a key difference since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the two earbuds .
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires linking the pair of earbuds together.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and are usually an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have sweat resistance
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
OnePlus Buds Z2 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
ANC uses more advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) and producing -1 (inverted noise) giving zero hence "diluting" the noise.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 sit tightly in place, creating a sound seal that tones down background sounds while preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, and OnePlus Buds Z2 have passive noise reduction this means that both limit ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have a unit size of 11mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass. A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, its size dictates the loudness of the device.
OnePlus Buds Z2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component generates low recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can make sound with equal bass
OnePlus Buds Z2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio device produces high human frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices generate equal treble
OnePlus Buds Z2's battery life is 7 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's battery life is more than that of OnePlus Buds Z2 by 4 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and the OnePlus Buds Z2's case has a charge of 31 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 Plus's charging case has a battery life of 22 hours, less than that of OnePlus Buds Z2 by 9 hours
It takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the OnePlus Buds Z2's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for extended periods.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus takes 1 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of OnePlus Buds Z2 by 0.5 hours
OnePlus Buds Z2's battery power is 40mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's battery power is 85mAh. more than that of OnePlus Buds Z2 by 45mAh
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just place down on a compatible charging pad.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of OnePlus Buds Z2 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the OnePlus Buds Z2
OnePlus Buds Z2 support AAC, a codec that is 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 OnePlus Buds Z2 will work well with your iPad. If you are planning 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.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support AAC as well. Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, AAC generally achieves higher sound quality than MP3 encoders at the same bit rate.
Latency refers to the time it takes for the audio signal to be transmitted to your earbuds. Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a latency of 134ms, a lower latency reduces audio lag and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have 6 microphones.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus microphones are 6, equal to that of the OnePlus Buds Z2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, OnePlus Buds Z2 have a find earbuds feature.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus too have the find earbuds feature. You can use the earbuds app on your phone to play an alarm from your device to help you locate them.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus also have the mute function. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The OnePlus Buds Z2, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus too have a control panel on them.
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.
OnePlus Buds Z2 have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus also have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them in your pockets without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.