It has now become a trend now and every company is following it. First, Samsung and now Nokia has come up with its own truly wireless earphones. After the thunderous success of Apple AirPods, these brands have now stepped up in this niche. And, recently Nokia has launched its True Wireless Earbuds costing Rs. 9,999 which are compact, solid and comes with good battery life.
But, how does this set perform against Apple Airpods and Samsung Galaxy Buds? Let’s check it out in the Nokia True Wireless EarPods review below:
Design and Specifications
Nokia has come with a very compact and solid design in its new truly wireless earphones. We have seen that the truly wireless earphones get somewhat larger space and are little larger in size. But, Nokia cancels all that stereotypical stuff. These ones are light and smaller than the wired ear buds too. It might be the plus point for this set as with the battery and some wire work inside how they have come up with such a small design- great job by the designers. Most of the casing is metallic but the plastic back ruins the mood which gets Nokia branding and a microphone tint. Each ear bud gets a button and L’ and ‘R’ markings too and you can buy them using Amazon Upcoming Sale Offers.
In the package, you get the Nokia True Wireless Ear buds, the cylindrical charging case, a USB Type-C charging cable, two extra pairs of silicone ear tips, and instruction manuals. Looking at the charging case, it looks unique from the previous ones we have seen including Apple Air Pods and Samsung Galaxy Buds. Though the case can provide ear buds full charge for four times. The case gets LED lights below the case which will let you know the battery charging status.
Not only case, but the charging process is unique in itself too. Once you shut down the case, the buds go to power off mode and charging starts. The only problem felt is that case is not comfortable to the ear buds as it requires some push to get them into the case and shut it completely- little troublesome.
The Nokia True Wireless Ear buds works on Bluetooth 5 and gets an IPX4 rating for water but not dust resistance. Also, it supports SBC codec but not aptX or AAC. It is quite disappointing to see no AAC or aptX support in these Ear Buds. When it comes to comfort, these little weight pieces are easy to ears and comfortable too. Even having them in ears for hours will not give you itchy experience. The Nokia True Wireless Ear buds gets a button each for control playback, volume, and power.
The Nokia True Wireless Ear buds comes in one color variant only- Black. Coming to the battery, the ear buds can easily provide four hours of songs at a single charge. With such a great and solid quality and more than enough battery backup, it seems to be a considerable product.
Every truly wireless ear bud coming up is now compared with Apple Air Pods directly. In Nokia, you get no app to pair them with the device. Else, you can directly pair those using Bluetooth options. Although, you can see the battery level of your ear buds on your device. These pieces are compatible with both Android and iOS devices. In addition to this, number of options available in this range and one can buy them using Flipkart Sale Today Offer.
Nokia True Wireless Ear buds gets Bluetooth 5 which provides stable connectivity. Although, you might miss aptX codec in sound quality. Coming to the performance, Nokia True Wireless Ear buds are not even comparable to Apple Air Pods. But, when it comes to SBC Codec, there is no truly wireless earphone that can go against this one.
The overall sound is good with even mid-range or budget smartphones. Nokia is seeing the bigger picture here instead of targeting niche devices like Apple and Samsung. The bass isn’t punchy but it is clear to hear and can be enjoyed. These are loud but becomes screechy at the high notes sometimes. All said, listening to songs at mid volume us a pleasant experience with this set.
The Nokia True Wireless Ear buds doesn’t get any noise cancellation feature which makes the audio calls really gluish- where the background noises messed the voices. Yes, the other person can be heard but the voice came very scrambled.
Coming at Rs. 9,999, the Nokia True Wireless Ear buds doesn’t cost much comparing it with others. The light and compact design and nice audio might suit many of the users and people will like that. But, the presence of only the SBC codec, the muddy audio quality in calls will irritate any user. But, if you have any Apple or Samsung device, don’t go for this pair as Air Pods and Samsung Galaxy Buds are the one for you. But, if you are having any other device like Realme 3, you can go with this. Yes, you are not getting Air Pods performance and you will miss aptX and AAC codecs, still, the Nokia True Wireless Ear buds are worth buying.