Samsung Galaxy Buds vs Apple AirPods – Which Should You Buy?

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Who comes out on top in the earbud-audio game?

When comparing smartphones, the battle between brands often comes down to the OS, screen-size, chipset, and camera capabilities, but there’s a new factor to now consider: who has the better earpods.

On the one side, we have Samsung with their Galaxy Buds, which have just seen an upgrade for 2019; while Apple has introduced the second iteration of its quickly-adopted AirPods. But, what do critics and reviewers have to say about Samsung and Apple’s in-ear Bluetooth accessories?

Samsung Galaxy Buds

Price: from R1,999

Samsung’s new Galaxy Buds are tailor-made for the firm’s sparkling new flagship phone, the S10, but work on just about any Android phone with wireless charging and Bluetooth connectivity, making them an incredibly flexible and accessible option.

Key features

  • Light, discreet, comfortable design.
  • Six-hour battery life.
  • Tiny case with wireless charging.

What critics say:

Apple AirPods (2019)

Price: from around R3,000

The new AirPods’ marquee upgrades are more talk time (three hours instead of two), quicker Siri access, and a wireless charging case at an additional cost, but they look to be the tweaked improvement Apple users have been looking for.

Key features

  • Brilliantly simple setup
  • Sleek Apple design
  • Wireless charging
  • Clear, solid connection
  • Easy access to Siri

What critics say:

Which earbud would you go for? Apple’s AirPods or Samsung’s Galaxy Buds? Let us know below or on Facebook or Twitter!

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