Nothing Ear 1 vs Galaxy Buds Plus | Which One to Buy

Nothing Ear 1 and the Galaxy Buds Plus, are close competitors when it comes to TWS earphones under 10,000 INR. Today we shall compare the newly launched Nothing Ear 1 vs Galaxy Buds Plus, and decide which is worth buying.

Nothing Ear 1 has been launched and is expected to be available in India from August 17, 2021. The earphones are from UK based electronics brand, Nothing that has been backed by Carl Pei, the OnePlus co-founder. It is Nothing’s first product and will be found in Flipkart on the due date, so interested buyers can check it out here.

The Samsung Galaxy Buds plus was launched in 2020 and is mostly similar to its predecessor, Samsung Galaxy Buds but has featured some new tweaks that might just make you tempted enough to buy a pair. You can check out the Galaxy Buds Plus here.

Here are some key points based on which you can decide which one to opt for if you are in a bit of a dilemma:


The Nothing Ear 1 is the fresh debutante in the true wireless space. It weighs 47 gms, is IPX4 water-resistant. They are encased in a transparent case that helps you to keep an out in case of loss of it. They are sweatproof too and come with an 11.6 mm headphone driver. They come in white colour.

The Samsung galaxy Buds plus has a glossy case with raised indicators for easy identification. They come in white, blue and black colour. They weigh 40 gms and have a dimension of 70 x 26.5 x 38.8 mm.


Nothing Ear 1 comes with ear tips, a charging case, USB Cable. It has a mic system with three high-definition mics and can connect with Bluetooth version 5. It also has high noise cancellation features with various modes for various environments. They have tap and gesture controls for the earpieces. You can find your earbuds through the app on your phone too if you are to ever lose it. (Find my Earbud app).

Samsung Galaxy Buds plus have a 2-way dynamic speaker system, 2 outer mics and one inner mic. They can connect with Bluetooth version 4. However, the major area where they might lose out to the Nothing Ear 1 is the active noise cancellation. It does not cancel out loud music or noise and lacks deep bass audio.

However, there are various easy controls that allow you to answer calls, adjust the volume, shuffle through playlists.


The Nothing Ear 1 has a 570 mAH battery that is said to last about 34 hours with a charging case and 5.7 hours from earbuds with ANC off (24 hours with ANC on).

The Samsung galaxy Buds plus has an 11 hours battery life with a capacity of 58 mAh. (Lithium polymer). With the charging case, you can get upto 22 hours.


The Nothing Ear 1 is compatible with both Android and iOS.

The Samsung Galaxy Buds plus is also compatible with Android and iOS and can also be paired with your PC with Windows 10.


The Nothing Ear 1 is priced at Rs. 5999/- in Flipkart while the Samsung Galaxy Buds plus is priced at Rs. 8990/-.


It is too early yet to decide which is better amongst the two seeing how the Nothing Ear 1 hasn’t been available in India. Considering the features, design, battery, and price, however, the Ear 1 packs quite a punch and might just emerge as a potential winner here. It is a matter of patience before coming to a fixed decision with the two high-quality earbuds pieces.

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