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Samsung Galaxy Buds

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Buds. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the bass quality and design. The usability and comfort are also appreciated. There are some negative comments about the reliability and sound. Views are divided on the price.

comfort, usability, design, bass quality

sound, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Samsung Galaxy Buds is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Aaron Brown (

Samsung Galaxy Buds review


Samsung's all-new AirPod rivals are £20 cheaper and come in colours other than white but they are not a must-buy

Amazing Earbud Battery Life ; Wireless Charging Battery Case ; Comfortable Earbud Design ; Selection Of Wingtips, Earbuds To Fit Your Ear

Audio Quality Isn't All That ; Some Features Limited To Android Phones

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Cam Bunton (

Samsung Galaxy Buds review: Keeping it simple


For its latest wire-free earphone creation, Samsung has stripped back the features and focused on what's really important. Has it worked?

Small and comfortable to wear ; Case has wireless charging ; Sound quality is decent for the money ; Battery life for the category is great

Touch-sensitive panels take some getting used to ; Only one extra charge from the case (not two) ; Bluetooth connectivity isn't always reliable

By stripping away the fitness-tracking smarts and focusing on the key features - namely battery life and comfort - Samsung has made a genuine AirPod contender at an even lower price point. Problem is the wireless connectivity isn't perfect.

Mar, 2019

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Samsung Galaxy Buds review


Can Samsung's AirPod rivals steal the Bluetooth bud crown?

Comfy, flexible, noise-isolating design ; Ambient Sound mode is awesome ; Wireless charging ; They also work with iOS

Battery life could be better ; Touch controls take some getting used to ; Ambient Sound doesn’t work on iOS

The best all-round wireless buds you can get. For now.

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Olivia Tambini John McCann (

Samsung Galaxy Buds review


Small buds with a big sound

Comfortable, secure fit ; Stylish design ; Easy to pair and use ; Powerful bass

Ambient sound can be irritating ; Touch controls not always accurate

If you have a Samsung or other Android phone, the Galaxy Buds offer easy connectivity, a comfortable fit, and a warm, bassy sound. If you don’t, you may miss out on some cool extra features offered by the Samsung Galaxy wearables app.

Mar, 2019

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Samsung Galaxy Buds review: Middling performance


The Galaxy Buds are super comfortable and have wireless charging, but you can do better for the money

Comfortable ; Instant pairing ; Charging case can be wirelessly charged

Poor audio quality ; Inconsistent touch controls ; Problematic wireless transmission

However, if all you want is a decent pair of true wireless headphones to go with your existing phone, they make a far less convincing case for themselves, with lacklustre sound quality and spotty connectivity outweighing the Galaxy Buds’ undoubted...

Mar, 2019

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Samsung claims that the Galaxy Buds offer 'clear, high-quality sound' that has been tuned by long-time audio specialists AKG. It claims the headphones are comfortable and 'designed to be worn all day, every day'. Find out more about these truly...

Mar, 2019

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Samsung Galaxy Buds review: A waste of good design


Unlike Samsung's previous true wireless earbuds, the Galaxy Buds are tailor-made for its recent smartphones. To employ key features like volume control, you have to sacrifice other handy tools, and even then, the touch controls are frustrating. These...

Reliable connectivity ; Solid battery life ; PowerShare charging with the S10 line

Average audio quality ; Frustrating touch controls ; On-board volume control requires sacrificing other features ; Disappointing microphone quality for calls

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : David Carnoy (

Samsung Galaxy Buds review: An Android-friendly AirPods alternative


There are other truly wireless earphones that sound better, but the next iteration of Samsung's totally wireless earphones are a definite improvement over their predecessors.

These compact, lightweight noise-isolating true wireless earphones should fit most ears securely. They sound decent, battery life is good (around 6 hours at moderate volume levels) and their compact charging case offers USB-C wired and wireless charging.

Bass isn't all that deep; charging case only delivers a little more than one full charge; certain features only work with Android phones.

Although their sound quality doesn't wow, the Galaxy Buds are certainly worth considering if you're a Samsung Galaxy or Android phone owner.

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (

Samsung Galaxy Buds


Samsung's wire-free Galaxy Buds earphones deliver fantastic audio performance for a reasonable price, which is enough to overcome some dubious marketing claims.

Excellent audio performance with rich, full bass and bright, well-defined highs. Easy to operate. Solid mic intelligibility in quiet spaces.

Poor mic intelligibility in loud scenarios. So-so charging case battery life. Not waterproof.

Sonically, Samsung's Galaxy Buds are excellent—AKG does a good job of balancing rich, full bass with clarity in the highs. As for ease of use, the Galaxy Buds are also winners, with on-ear controls that work as advertised, and not just with Galaxy...

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Vlad Savov (

Samsung Galaxy Buds review: imperfectly acceptable


Getting as many things right as they get wrong.

Light, discreet, comfortable design ; Legit six-hour battery life ; Tiny case with wireless charging ; Better sound isolation than Apple’s AirPods

Bass-shy sound doesn’t rise above average ; Flaky Bluetooth connectivity ; Poor microphone performance

Samsung’s Galaxy Buds are probably the best freebie that a company has ever bundled with a smartphone preorder, but they fall significantly short of claiming the title of best true wireless earbuds. Great for Samsung owners, but everyone else should...

Mar, 2019

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:58
Battery life (max):13
Battery operated:Y
Continuous audio playback time:6
Left earpiece battery capacity:58
Right earpiece battery capacity:58
Standby time:13
Talk Time:5 / 6


Control type:Touch
Designed for sports activity:Y
Headset type:Binaural
Product colour:Black / White / Yellow
Volume Control:Touch
Wearing style:In-Ear


Driver Type:Dynamic
Ear coupling:Intraaural
Magnet type:Ceramic


Number of microphones:2

Packaging Content

Accessories included in set:3 sizes Comply foam eartips (sport),3 sizes silicone eartips / 3 sizes secure-fit ear fins,3 sizes silicone eartips
Cables included:USB Type-C
Charging case:Y
Charging case capacity:252
Quick start guide:Y
User guide:Y


FM radio:Y
Proximity sensor:Y
Ready to use:Y
Voice guidance:N / Y

Ports & interfaces

2.5 mm connector:N
3.5 mm connector:N
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP,AVCTP,HFP / A2DP,AVRCP,HFP
Bluetooth version:5.0 LE
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
USB Connectivity:N

System requirements

Mobile operating systems supported:Android 5.0,Android 5.1,Android 6.0,Android 7.0,Android 7.1,Android 7.1.2,Android 8.0,Android 9.0

Weight & Dimensions

Charging case dimensions (W x D x H):70 x 38.8 x 26.5
Charging case weight:40
Earbud dimensions (W x D x H):17.5 x 22.5 x 19.2
Left earpiece weight:6
Right earpiece weight:6