Galaxy Buds vs. IconX 2018

Last modified : Mar 08. 2019

Learn all about the key differences between the new Galaxy Buds compared to the previous model Gear IconX. The Galaxy Buds are just as light-weight; now there's an improved design and hardware improvements that mean that they last longer than the IconX. 

Model Galaxy Buds Gear IconX
Battery Playback Time Total 13 hours (earbuds 6 hours + case 7 hours) Total 10 hours (earbuds 5 hours + case 5 hours)
Battery Talk Time Total 11 hours (earbuds 5 hours + case 6 hours) Total 8 hours (earbuds 4 hours + case 4 hours)
Battery Capacity 58mAh 82mAh
Charging Wired/wireless/D2D charging Wired charging only
Quick Charging 15 minutes charging = 1.7 hours (100 min.) playback time 10 minutes of charging = 1 hour play time
Microphone One outer microphone + one inner microphone Two outer microphones
In-ear Sensor IR sensor + Accelerometer + proximity sensor (VSCEL) IR sensor
Connectivity Bluetooth v5.0 (LE up to 2 Mbps) Bluetooth 4.2
Bixby control Phone + Galaxy Buds function Phone function
Supported Codec Samsung Scalable Audio & Speech Codec*, SBC, AAC Samsung Scalable Audio Codec*, SBC
Features Ambient Sound, Touch UX Ambient Sound, Touch UX
Samsung Health Integration N/A Automatic and Manual Workouts
Built in storage N/A 4GB
Charging time 120min 130min
Dimensions (mm) 26.5 x 70.0 x 38.8 21.8 x 18.9 x 22.8
Weight 39.6 g 55.8g

* Samsung Scalable Codec is supported on Galaxy devices with OS Android Nougat or higher.

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