What are the differences between Galaxy Buds and Gear IconX?

Last Update Date : Sep 26. 2019

The Galaxy Buds go a step further to provide an improved performance. Highlights include improved battery life and new charging methods and sensors.

 

Differences between Galaxy Buds and Gear IconX

Specifications

Galaxy Buds (2019)

Gear IconX (2018)

Charging

 

Wired

Wireless

Device to device charging 

 

Wired charging only 

Battery

 

Playback Time

Total 13 hours
(earbuds 6 hours + case 7 hours)

 

Talk Time

Total 11 hours
(earbuds 5 hours + case 6 hours) 

Playback Time

Total 10 hours
(earbuds 5 hours + case 5 hours)

 

Talk Time

Total 8 hours
(earbuds 4 hours + case 4 hours) 

Microphone 

One outer microphone
+ one inner microphone

Two outer microphones 
In-ear Sensor  IR sensor
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor (VSCEL) 
IR sensor 
Connectivity  Bluetooth 5.0  Bluetooth 4.2 
Bixby control  Phone + Galaxy Buds function  Phone function 
Supported Codec  Samsung Scalable Audio & Speech Codec1, SBC, AAC  Samsung Scalable Audio Codec1,
SBC 
Colours  Black, White, Yellow  Black, Gray, Pink 
Others  Ambient Sound, Touch UX  Ambient Sound, Touch UX 

 

1 Samsung Scalable Codec is supported on Samsung smartphones and tables with Android OS version 7.1 (Nougat) or higher.

 

 

- Galaxy Buds (Hong-Kong version) sold separately.

- All features can be subject to change.

- This document is only applicable to Galaxy Buds (Hong-Kong version).

- This document was updated in March 2019 and for reference only.

- All specifications and descriptions provided herein may be different from the actual specifications and descriptions for the product. Samsung reserves the right to make changes to this document and the product described herein, at anytime, without obligation on Samsung to provide notification of such change. All functionality, features, specifications, GUI and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

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