Realme launches Apple AirPods lookalike headphones, Buds Air: Here’s how it compare to rivals from OnePlus, JBL, Motorola and Nokia
Realme on Tuesday launched its much-hyped true wireless earbuds, the Buds Air along side the new smartphone, Realme X2. The Chinese smartphone maker has been raving about their entry into wireless ear buds for sometime now before finally unveiling the product today.
Wonder how it compares to wireless headphones from rival brands like OnePlus, Nokia, JBL and Motorola. Read on to find out.
Realme Buds Air: Up to 3 hours of usage time on a single charge; total of 17 hours with charging case. Each Realme Air Bud weighs 4.16gm, Has IP68 rating
Only Realme Buds Air offer wireless charging support
OnePlus Bullets Wireless 2: Up to 14 hours of usage on a single charge. Weighs 308 gm
Water/Dust resistant – No
Price – Rs 5,990
Motorola Verve Buds 500: Up to 3 hours of usage in a single charge; total of 9 hours with charging case, weighs 4.5gm, Water/Dust resistant – No
Currently available at Rs 3,499
JBL Tune 120TWS wireless in-ear headset: Up to 4 hours of usage in a single charge; a total of 16 hours with charging case, weighs 4.5gm,
IP rating unspecified but it is water resistant
Currently available at Rs 6,499
Nokia True Wireless Earbuds: Up to 3.5 hours of usage in a single charge; total of 12 hours with charging case, weighs 5gm, IPX4 rated
Currently available at Rs 6,789
Realme Buds Air price in India:
Resembling the design of Apple’s Airpods, the Buds Air carries a much less price tag of Rs. 3,999 and comes in three attractive colours – black, yellow and white. The wireless buds will go on live on sale on 20 December, 2019 at 2 pm on Flipkart and Realme.com (Next sale Dec 23, 12pm). The Realme Buds Air is currently the cheapest true wireless with wireless charging support earbuds available in the Indian market.
Realme Buds Air specifications:
The Realme Buds Air is currently the cheapest true wireless with wireless charging support earbuds available in the Indian market. According to company claims, the Buds Air has the capacity to last for up to 17 hours of music play.
The earbuds are powered by custom R1 chip and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, especially designed for gamers who love their siund effects, to say the least. Apart from that, the earbuds come with a significant low-latency mode and reduces latency by 51% when you’re playing a game. Latency is the short delay between an audio signal being sent and when you can hear it. You won’t notice it when listening to music, but if you’re watching a video or playing a game, it can cause the sound to be out of sync with the picture.
Other important features include the ENC (Environment Noise Cancellation) technology to provide noise-free audio experience.
Moreover, the Buds Air also houses touch controls that users can enebale to answer and disconnect calls, switch music, and activate gaming mode.
Below is the break up of the various controls:
Double-tap: Answer a call; play/pause music playback.
Triple-tap: Skip to next song.
Press and hold one side: Launch voice assistant; end/decline a call;
Press and hold both sides: Enter/exit Gaming Mode.https://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js
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