Samsung Galaxy Buds and Galaxy Buds Plus: A Complete Guide

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Samsung Galaxy Buds and Galaxy Buds Plus are Bluetooth wireless earbuds that alow you to manage phone calls and music playback without a cable. Beyond that, they also allow you to hear ambient sound around you, so you can keep safe with the earbuds in use.

The Galaxy Buds are first generation and were announced in March 2019, while the Galaxy Buds Plus followed a year later in 2020.

Like most modern earbuds, both Samsung Galaxy Buds and Buds Plus come with a charging case that supports both USB-C wired and wireless charging.

Are Samsung Galaxy Buds worth it?

Galaxy Buds and the Plus succesor are premium quality accessories and they deliver decent audio quality. They are compatible with Samsung Galaxy phones, as well as Android smartphones in general.

They support Bluetooth 5.0 standard and the following Bluetooth profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, HFP.

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Which Samsung phones come with Galaxy Buds Plus?

During the launch phase of the Galaxy S20 series, Samsung shipped free Galaxy Buds Plus with the Gaalaxy S20 Plus and S20 Ultra. If you want a pair now, you have to buy them separately.

From time to time though, Samsung offers promotions in which buyers of any of their flagship devices get a free pair of earbuds. These promos have been known to happen in the United States and elsewhere, so if you are buying a Samsung smartphone, it does not hurt to ask if there is an ongoing promo that you can take advantage of.

For example, there have been promos offering a free pair of Galaxy Buds and a Galaxy Fit fitness tracker with every Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ and Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G purchased.

Which phones are compatible with Samsung Galaxy Buds?

All Samsung phones and Android phones with Android 5.0 or higher, in general are compatible and can be paired with Galaxy Buds and Galaxy Buds Plus. That means you can buy your Buds and use with OPPO phones, Xiaomi phones, TECNO phones, Infinix phones, Nokia phones, Huawei phones, and others. Samsung’s earbuds are also compatible with iOS devices, as well as Bluetooth-enabled laptops and desktop computers.

Can Galaxy Buds connect to Samsung TV?

Yes; Galaxy Buds and Buds Plus can be paired with your Samsung TV.

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Are Samsung Galaxy Buds waterproof? Can I use them in the shower?

Galaxy Buds are not water resistant and not suitable for use in water, so avoid using them in the rain or letting water splash on them. If they do come in contact with water, quickly wipe them with a soft fabric to get them dry as fast as possible.

Do not use your Galaxy Buds in the shower for any reason, as they are most likely to get damaged and become unusable. This will also void their warranty.

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Are Samsung Galaxy Buds and Buds Plus good for working out?

Both models are good workout accesories and deliver between 6 and 11 hours of active battery life. You are not likely to workout for that long, of course, but it is comforting to know.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus Colours

Samsung’s earbuds come in a number of colour options. The older Galaxy Buds come in black, white, and yellow, while the Buds Plus come in white, blue, black, red, and pink.

Where can you buy Samsung Galaxy Buds?

You can buy Samsung Galaxy earbuds from major mobile phone and accessories stores in most countries around the world. Many online stores, including Amazon, AliExpress, CarPhoneWarehouse, GearBest, and Jumia, also sell these devices.

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