OnePlus Buds Z: Affordable TWS earbuds for Android

OnePlus Buds Z can be considered as affordable wireless audio accessories. It has a convincible battery life, environment noise cancellation, silicon fit that’s less likely to fall out, and might go well with your OnePlus 8T phones or any other OnePlus or Android phones. These TWS earbuds come with an IPX4 rating that withstands water and sweat resistance.

The earbuds will be available for purchase starting this November on Amazon or OnePlus.com. Meanwhile, it is not yet set to arrive in Nepal but shall be available soon. Let’s catch on to the features and specifications until then. 

OnePlus Buds Z Overview

Design 

The earbuds come with a seashell design fused with a polished CD pattern meeting the modern style of the music. OnePlus has slightly changed its design after the earlier OnePlus Buds model got confused with Apple’s AirPod. It has an in-ear ergonomic design with a silicone ear tip. The box also includes 3 different size of buds that fits according to your ear size. 

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These wireless earphones carry a lightweight of 4.35g whereas the charging case comes with a 40g of weight. The charging case comes in an elliptical shape with a LED light on the front, which is also different from the earlier OnePlus buds design. The earbuds are available in two colors: white and grey. 

Audio

OnePlus Buds Z consists of a 10mm dynamic driver that delivers deep bass definition. With the Bass Base technology, it delivers depth and detail on every beat. This technology supports 3D Audio with Dolby Atoms. However, Dolby Atoms is only supported on OnePlus 7 and above devices. Anyways, in comparison to the new OPPO Enco X, OnePlus is still behind with improving the audio quality.

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Connectivity

The TWS bud comes with Bluetooth 5.0 connection support that ranges up to a 10-meter distance. The device includes 2 microphones and noise reduction algorithms that support clarity to the calls by reducing the environmental noise. 

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The earbud also supports Quick Pair that lets pairing automatically with your mobile phone. Likewise, the Quick Switch feature makes the transition easy by using few taps on the earbuds when you have to change or pause tracks or answer a call. The “HeyMelody” app helps you keep track of your battery, switches, and functions to play music. Quick Pair, Quick Switch, and the HeyMelody app are available on Android with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and above, with Google Play Services 11.7+. 

Battery 

The earbud is equipped with a 40mAh battery that lasts for up to 5 hours for music playback. Moreover, the charging case adds extra 15 hours with its 450mAh battery. This makes a total of 20 hours of music. It takes like over 10 minutes of fast charging that lets you enjoy at least 3 hours of lively audio. However, this is still less in comparison to OnePlus buds that provide 10-hour battery life in 10 minutes.  

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Specifications 

  • Dimension: earbuds 3.798 x 2.335cm each; charging case 7.5 x 3.59 x 2.905cm
  • Weighs: 4.35g (earbud) + 40g (charging case)
  • Sound driver: 10mm dynamic; 97 dB ± 3dB @ 1 KHz speaker sensitivity 
  • Playtime: Music playback up to 5 hours; Phone call up to 3 hours; Combined playback with Charging case up to 20 hours
  • Connectivity: True Wireless Stereo (TWS)
  • Bluetooth version: BT 5.0; ranges up to 10m distance 
  • Battery: 40mAh (earbud); 450mAh (charging case)
  • Charging time: 10mins for 3 hours’ playback
  • Port: USB Type-C
  • IP rating: IP55
  • Color: White and Grey

Price and Availability in Nepal

OnePlus Buds Z has not been set to arrive in Nepal yet. However, the price stated in the US is $49.99, which is quite cheaper in comparison to the earlier OnePlus Buds or any other good-featured earbuds. The expected price in Nepal is NRs. 7,000.

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