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Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus True Wireless Earbuds
Shahtaj Maqsood

Shahtaj Maqsood

Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Plus True Wireless Earbuds Review 2021

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Brief Intro/Description

The Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Plus True Wireless Earbuds include a bunch of really useful features, like touch-enabled controls, wireless charging, etc. To know further about these wireless earbuds, their features, strengths and where they lag, keep reading.

What comes in the box

  • Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Plus True Wireless Earbuds
  • Charging Case
  • Multiple ear tips 
  • Extra silicone ear wings
  • User Manual
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus Earbuds Fits Just Right

Design & Comfort

The Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Plus True Wireless Earbuds are adequately small and very discreet when in the ear. You get interchangeable silicone ear tips and ear wings. This is to assist you in achieving a perfect and comfortable fit. 

One of the interchangeable ear tips come fixed on the earbuds while the other two come in the box with buds and charging case. They also do not move at all when worn during workouts.

There is some weight to these earbuds and so you can definitely feel these when they are in your ears. But, they are not heavy enough to cause discomfort.

They have very sleek looks since the exterior of these wireless earbuds is a combination of matte and glossy. The glossy top portion of the earbuds is where the controls are.  

The Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Plus earbuds come with a tiny pill-shaped charging case that works great to just throw inside your pocket before you head out. You see the Samsung branding on the lid of the case, which is also magnetic to snap shut firmly.

Inside the charging case, where the wireless earbuds sit is also magnetic. This helps the earbuds stay in their position. There are LED lights both inside and outside the portable charging case.

Within the case, you also see the left and right indicator marked to show which earbud goes where. Moreover, the design of the case is clean but still stylish. The glossy appearance, on the other hand, can be a pain as it can make the case dirty with fingerprints quite fast.

Something useful that these earbuds offer is that you can use the “Find My Earbuds” option which you can find in the Galaxy Wearable app. This will make the lost earbud beep, allowing you to find the lost bud easily.

The Galaxy Buds+ Plus wireless earbuds are purchasable in the following colors.

  • Black
  • Red
  • White
  • Cloud Blue

Charging Case

You can charge these wireless earbuds with a wireless charger and they charge super fast too. Only 3 minutes of charge and you get about an hour of playtime.

The battery life of these earbuds is fantastic. Just by charging them a single time, you get around 11 hours of use. The charging case that accompanies them provides close to another 11 hours. You are covered for a total of  22 hours before you have to charge them again.

Another perk of having these is that you can see the battery life of the charging case and each one of the wireless earbuds. This way you’ll easily find out if any of them requires charging.

Sound Quality

The bass is not punchy but it is definitely there. Vocals have a lot of clarity and detail, there is balance in the overall sound. Maybe not for those who love heavy bass. However, there is not any distortion in the sound.

Furthermore, they are also ideal for listening to audio books. 

Within the app, there is an equalizer with multiple settings that can be used to tweak the sound a bit to your liking.

Sound you can feel

Call Quality

Equipped with 3 microphones, the Galaxy Buds+ are designed to give crystal clear call quality. Two of the mics are located outside the earbuds while one of them is inside.

The mics eliminate the environmental noises for you to have an effortless experience using these earbuds for making voice calls.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus You loud clear


Rigged with Bluetooth 5.0, the connectivity range is excellent and the dropouts are little to none. When used for videos, there is no latency.

Pairing these is quite simple and is only a one-step process.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus One step to connect

Control Features

The Galaxy Buds+ Plus earbuds are provided with touch surfaces. All you have to do is tap these to work the earbuds.

  • One tap to pause and play music.
  • Two taps to move to the next track or answer/reject a phone call.
  • Three taps to go back a track.
  • The tap and hold action can be customized with the help of the Galaxy Wearable app to either adjust the volume or activate Voice Assistant, etc.

Water Resistance

The Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Plus True Wireless Earbuds feature an IP2 rating which means these earbuds can only handle a small amount of moisture and sweat. You have to be careful with these in the rain as that can cause damage to the earbuds.

ANC (Active NoiseCanceling Technology)

These wireless earbuds have a feature called Ambient Aware. This mode allows you to hear everything around you by increasing the Ambient sound volume, which is brilliant as it helps you stay informed of your surroundings.

Because of this, you also won’t have to go through the hassle of pulling out your earbuds from your ears to hear every time someone talks to you. You can enjoy whatever you’re listening to while keeping an ear out for important announcements, etc.

However, there is no Active Noise Canceling Technology. But the passive noise cancelation with these earbuds is on point.

Ambient Aware

Extra Features

  • Microphone


  • Ambient Aware
  • One-step pairing
  • Touch Controls
  • Wireless Charging

Watch Marques Brownlee‘s video review of the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Plus True Wireless Earbuds.

Brand Credibility

Samsung is a South Korean company that was founded in 1938. Its headquarters are located in Seoul, South Korea. Over the years, Samsung has emerged as one of the major mobile phone manufacturers. 

This brand has a reputation for producing top-notch, premium quality electronic products like home appliances that include refrigerators, dishwashers, vacuum cleaners, TVs, as well as tablets, smartwatches, and home audio products.

We already know Samsung for its Galaxy series phones, but lately, they have come out with some audio products. These include wireless earbuds, wireless noise-canceling headphones. 

Of all their audio products, the Galaxy Buds wireless earphones have taken the market by storm and now are their most popular item.

Quality & Materials Used

The Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Plus True Wireless Earbuds and their charging case are plastic and both have a bit of weight to them. Because of this, you definitely get a premium feel. Quality-wise, both are definitely robust and of superior quality.


At the time of this review, the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Plus True Wireless Earbuds are priced at $109.99.

Pros & Cons


  • The Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Plus True Wireless Earbuds feature Ambient Aware mode.
  • They come equipped with touch controls which are very responsive.
  • Easy and fast, one-step pairing.
  • Include the wireless charging feature.
  • You get an impressive 22 hours of total battery life along with the charging case.
  • The case that comes with these earbuds is very compact and pocketable.


  • The Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Plus True Wireless Earbuds are only IP2 rated. They should at least have an IP4 rating.
  • No active noise canceling.
  • Cannot be connected to 2 different devices simultaneously.

Final Verdict

The lack of active noise canceling is definitely a big con but the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Plus True Wireless Earbuds provide insane battery life and an overall, user-friendly experience. Not to mention, they come in a tiny pocketable charging case. 

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Product Summary



Control Type

Touch Controls

Water Resistance



Product has ANC: ✘

Wireless Charging

Product has wireless charging: ✘

Bluetooth Version

Bluetooth 5.0

Charging Case Playtime

11 hours

Earbud Playtime

11 hours

Microphone Rating

Microphone Quality Rating: 9/10

Sound Rating

Sound Quality Rating: 7.5/10


Overall Rating: 8/10



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