Google’s Pixel Buds (2020) vs Samsung’s Galaxy Buds – Which Is Better For Your Android?

By Michael Grothaus •  Updated: 05/05/20 •  4 min read

Samsung and Google are arch-rivals when it comes to smartphones. Samsung arguable has the most famous line of Android phone: the Galaxy series. But Google is hot on their heels thanks to its popular Pixel line of smartphones.

So it should come as no surprise then that Samsung and Google are duking it out in another area as well: wireless earbuds. Yes, the two tech giants each have their own line of wireless buds known as, respectively, Pixel Buds and Galaxy Buds.

But how do the two compare? Let’s check them out!

Google’s Pixel Buds 2 vs Samsung’s Galaxy Buds

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Design

Winner? Draw – Both look like a fancy cork stop you’ve plugged into your ear.

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Audio & Connectivity

Winner? Pixel Buds – While neither has active noise cancelation, the Pixel Buds have Adaptive Sound, which can automatically adjust the volume in response to outside noise levels.

Battery & Charging

Winner? Pixel Buds – Their case gets you four additional hours of charge.

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Voice Assistant

Winner? Pixel Buds – No contest. Google Assistant is MUCH better than Bixby.

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Cost

Verdict?

This one’s pretty easy, unless you LOVE the Samsung brand, you should opt for the Pixel Buds over the Galaxy Buds–yes, even if you own a Galaxy phone. Google’s Pixel Buds aren’t the best on the market, but they offer more than the Galaxy Buds do.

Yes, the Pixel Buds will cost you an extra $50, but for that, you get Google Assistant support, a wireless case with four extra hours of charge, and Adaptive Sound technology.

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Google’s Pixel Buds 2 vs Samsung’s Galaxy Buds: Full Specs

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Here are the specs for the Pixel Buds:

And here are the specs for the Galaxy Buds:

Google’s Pixel Buds (2020) vs Samsung's Galaxy Buds
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Michael Grothaus

Apple expert and novelist, Michael Grothaus has been covering tech on KnowYourMobile for the best part of 10 years. Prior to this, he worked at Apple. And before that, he was a film journalist. Michael is a published author; his book Epiphany Jones was voted as one of the best novels about Hollywood by Entertainment Weekly. Michael is also a writer at other publications including VICE and Fast Company.
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