The Apple AirPods weren't the first true wireless earphones, but they've arguably defined the category, and are popular the world over. However, Apple has been clear about one thing from the very beginning: AirPods are made to be used with Apple devices, and specifically need to be connected to an iOS device to unlock their entire feature set. While there are plenty of true wireless headsets that allow similar features and customisation through apps on Android, the platform has been missing a ‘hero' product in the true wireless segment in India – until now.
The Google Pixel Buds A-Series is priced at Rs. 9,999, and goes up against the Apple AirPods (2nd Gen) directly. The headset is made to work with Android smartphones, which can unlock the full feature set of the true wireless earphones including hands-free access to Google Assistant and Google Fast Pair.
The earphones sound good, make for a good overall usage experience with good performance on calls, and the Google Assistant functionality works very well for all kinds of purposes, including ansers to queries and controlling device functions. This is a good headset for the price if you want the Android and Google experience, but options such as the OnePlus Buds Pro and Oppo Enco X offer better value and more entertaining and detailed sound for the same price.
|Product Name||Price in India|
|Google Pixel Buds A-Series True Wireless Bluetooth Earphones (Clearly White)||₹ 5,899|
|Google Pixel Buds A-Series True Wireless Bluetooth Earphones (Dark Olive)||₹ 23,104|
Google Pixel Buds A-Series True Wireless Stereo (TWS) Earphones price in India starts from ₹ 5,899. The lowest price of Google Pixel Buds A-Series True Wireless Stereo (TWS) Earphones is ₹ 5,899 at Flipkart on 29th September 2022.
|Model||Pixel Buds A-Series True Wireless Stereo (TWS) Earphones|
|Price in India||₹23,104|
|Release date||3rd June 2021|
|Connectivity||True Wireless Stereo (TWS)|
|Driver Size (mm)||12|
|Number of Drivers||1|
|Weight With Case (g)||53.86|
|Bluetooth Codec Support||SBC,AAC|
|Charging Port||USB Type-C|
|Battery Life (Hrs)||24|
|Battery Life (Hrs) Earpieces Only||5|
|Battery Life (Hrs) With Case Total||24|