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Google Pixel Buds vs Apple AirPods – Who’s The Daddy?

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Google Pixel Buds vs Apple AirPods – Who’s The Daddy?

Michael Grothaus 05/10/2017 - 2:36pm

It’s a fight of the earbuds! Can Google's new Pixel Buds take down Apple's AirPods?

The day gone by Google offered its new flagship Pixel telephones, the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL. Like Apple sooner than it, Google did away with the headphone jack on it. Different producers have performed away with the jack too as extra other folks go for wireless headsets. However Google stunned everybody by way of pronouncing its personal new branded wireless earbuds known as Pixel Buds. The buds observe within the footsteps of Apple’s personal wireless earbuds, the corporate’s AirPods. In fact, that implies everybody goes to be evaluating the 2 wireless buds deciding which to get. We’ve put in combination this comparability that can assist you out to your selection.

Google’s Pixel Buds vs Apple’s AirPods: Specifications

Listed here are the specifications for the Google’s Pixel Buds:

  • Connectivity: Bluetooth
  • Weight: 14 grams
  • Wi-fi charging: Sure
  • Battery: 120 mAh
  • Battery Existence: 5 hours
  • Sensors: Microphone, Accelerometer, Capacitive touchpad

And listed here are the specifications for the Apple AirPods:

  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, W1 chip
  • Weight: 4 grams
  • Wi-fi charging: Sure
  • Battery: 62 mAh
  • Battery Existence: 5 hours
  • Sensors: Twin beam-forming microphones, Twin optical sensors, Movement-detecting accelerometer, Speech-detecting accelerometer

Google’s Pixel Buds vs Apple’s AirPods: Design


Bodily talking, each and every corporate’s wireless earbuds glance radically other. Apple’s looks as if a white summary flower with an extended stem and a fats bud that matches to your ear. Google’s however seems to be are extra round and wider. The whole lot is scrunched in combination. Google’s Pixel Buds also are tethered in combination by way of a period of rope, which is a pleasing contact because it method it would forestall one of the vital buds from falling to the bottom.

Google’s Pixel Buds vs Apple’s AirPods: Controls

Each earbuds have faucet controls, however the Pixel Buds be offering extra. Apple’s AirPods permit you to play and pause song by way of faucet. The Pixel Buds permit you to do this too, however they even have a contact surface that lets you swipe throughout them to regulate the amount.

Google’s Pixel Buds vs Apple’s AirPods: AI Assistants & Translation

In fact, each earbuds be offering each and every corporate’s AI assistants (routed via your smartphone). The AirPods be offering Siri and the Pixel Buds provides Google’s Assistant. I feel it’s glaring which is awesome: Google’s Assistant. On the other hand, in the event you’re a non-English speaker, Siri wins as its to be had in lots of extra languages.

However one house with the Pixel Buds wins palms down is their skill to translate conversations in real-time. No person has in reality attempted this selection but, so we wish to wait to look how smartly it really works. However the concept is the wearer will faucet and hang on a Pixel Bud and discuss and his attached Pixel phone will translate his language into every other. The particular person the wearer is talking to then, speaks again within the wearer’s Pixel phone and their phrases are translated again to the Pixel Buds wearer’s local language.

It's certainly an ideal function–however once more, we’re ready to look it in real-world use to inform how just right it's.

Google’s Pixel Buds vs Apple’s AirPods: Battery Existence

What’s sudden is in the course of the Pixel Buds be offering nearly double the battery measurement at 120 mAh as opposed to the AirPod’s 62 mAh battery, they each remaining the same quantity of time on a unmarried rate: about 5 hours. We’re no longer certain why Apple’s AirPods remaining the same quantity of time on part the battery, however it could have one thing to do with Apple’s customized W1 wireless chip’s energy efficacy. Each buds additionally function wireless charging circumstances.

Google’s Pixel Buds vs Apple’s AirPods: Compatibility

Each gadgets are purpose-built for the corporate’s different gadgets. For instance, AirPods are designed for use (and feature all its options to be had too) iPhones, iPads, Apple TVs, and Macs. Google’s Pixel Buds (because the identify suggests) are designed to paintings with the corporate’s Pixel phone line. On the other hand, since each earbuds use Bluetooth, they'll paintings with different telephones–simply all the options received’t be to be had to these telephones.

Google’s Pixel Buds vs Apple’s AirPods: Value

Each the Pixel Buds and AirPods value £159 – making this an overly difficult name. However, in case you are an iPhone consumer or a Pixel consumer already, your selection is far more straightforward.

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