On October 4, Google introduced its new flagship Pixel phones, the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL. However, the biggest reason for which Google kept on mocking Apple last year seemed like a joke when Google announced their flagships without the headphone jack. Yes, this time they traded it off for getting IP 67 water resistance rating.
As an alternative Google announced its own new branded wireless earbuds called Pixel Buds. The buds follow in the strides of Apple's own wireless earbuds, the AirPods, that implies everybody will be comparing the two wireless buds choosing which one to go for. We have assembled this comparison to help you out in your decision.
GOOGLE PIXEL BUDS
Price: $ 159
Battery Life: Up to 5 hrs.
Battery Specs: 120 mAh
Weight: 14 grams
Sensors: Microphone, Accelerometer, Capacitive touchpad
Charging Case: USB Type-C
Price: $ 159.99
Battery Life: Up to 5 hrs.
Battery Specs: 60 mAh
Weight: 4 grams each
Connectivity: Bluetooth, W1 chip
Sensors: Dual beam forming microphones, Dual optical sensors, Motion detecting accelerometer, Speech detecting accelerometer
Charging Case: USB Type-C
Getting the greatest obstacle off the beaten path, to begin with, there is very little to compare between these two choices, as the AirPods and Pixel Buds are both estimated at $ 159. The main issue as of now lies in accessibility since the Pixel Buds will not dispatch until November, and that is if Google does not keep running into any supply issues.
Physically, each organization's wireless earbuds look fundamentally changed. Apple's resembles a white theoretical blossom with a long stem and a fat bud that fits in your ear. Google's then again looks are round and more extensive. Everything is scrunched together. A length of rope likewise fastens Google's Pixel Buds together, which is a pleasant touch as it implies it could prevent one of the buds from tumbling to the ground. So design wise Pixel Buds have the upper edge. However, AirPods are the one who completes the definition of wireless.
Both earbuds have tap controls, however, the Pixel Buds offer more. Apple's AirPods enable you to play and pause music by means of a tap. The Pixel Buds enable you to do that as well, yet they likewise have a touch surface that enables you to swipe crosswise over them to change the volume.
AI Assistants & Translation
Obviously, both earbuds offer each organization's AI assistants (directed through your cell phone). The AirPods offer Siri and the Pixel Buds offers Google's Assistant. I believe it is undeniable which is superior: Google's Assistant. Nevertheless, in case you are a non-English speaker, Siri wins, as it is accessible in numerous more dialects.
In any case, one region with the Pixel Buds wins clearly is their capacity to translate conversations continuously. Nobody has really attempted this component yet, so we have to hold up to perceive how well it functions.
The greatest purpose of the dispute regarding our cell phones or Bluetooth earphones is battery life. Who needs to manage to charge their earphones in the wake of utilizing them for only an hour or two?
Yet it appears that Apple and Google may have things made sense of. Both the AirPods and Pixel Buds are evaluated for up to 5 hours of utilization with each charge.
Moreover, Apple and Google both claim that their charging cases will give up to 24 hours of battery life for the earphones. That is a wild claim, yet in my opportunity with the AirPods, it certainly holds up.
Talking about charging, Apple guarantees that the charging the AirPods for only 15 minutes will give users to 3 hours of additional battery life. With respect to the Pixel Buds, Google asserts that 15 minutes of charging will give users an additional hour of battery life. Clearly, Apple gets approval here, yet mileage may fluctuate in case you are just utilizing them with an Android gadget, which does not exploit Apple's W1 chip.
Considering the way that the Pixel Buds are not released yet, we will need to keep a watch out if Google's cases hold up after some time.
Both gadgets are compatible with the organization's different devices. For instance, AirPods are intended to be utilized (and have every one of its highlights accessible as well) with iPhones, iPads, Apple TVs, and Macs. Google's Pixel Buds (as the name proposes) are intended to work with the organization's Pixel telephone line as well as with recently launched Pixel Book. In any case, since both earbuds utilize Bluetooth, they will work with other phones- only the greater part of the highlights will not be accessible to those phones.
This is by far my most favorite component about the AirPods and I cannot clarify that I am so eager to see something comparative originating from Google. When you open the AirPods unexpectedly around your iPhone, a prompt shows up requesting you to connect them.
As indicated by Google, comparable usefulness will go to the Pixel Buds, implying that when your case opens, you will have the capacity to associate with your gadget with only a tap of the button. This is HUGE as it expels the need to experience and manage the irritating matching procedure that proprietors of Bluetooth earphones need to right now manage.
The best part about the Pixel Buds is that this feature will not be restricted to the Pixel 2/2 XL. Rather, you will require a gadget running in any event Android 6.0 Marshmallow and have Google Assistant introduced on the gadget. Which, advantageously enough, simply advanced onto the Play Store as an independent application.
The AirPods are unquestionably advantageous considering the way that the wires are gone, however, you do not get any additional usefulness when utilizing them on an Android phone, as the greater part of the fun stuff is held for iOS clients.
In this way, the appropriate response here for Android users is self-evident. In the event that you have not pre-ordered your Pixel Buds yet do it right now. As somebody who right now claims AirPods, I truly can hardly wait to get my hands (or ears) on the Pixel Buds to put them through hell. Tell us what you think and in the event that you will be grabbing a pair for yourself.