Galaxy Buds: What are the improvements from IconX 2018?

Last Update Date : Mar 19. 2019
Galaxy Buds: What are the improvements from IconX 2018?

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.

Model Galaxy Buds Gear IconX
Battery Playback Time Smiley face 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

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