10 days later: Still delivering high quality sound and everlasting battery! We’ve had the chance to review the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i

We have had the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i with us for nearly two weeks now and after spending day after day with it, we figured you might be curious to see just how well it holds up in everyday use.
Ten days later, the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i still retains all of its top qualities without missing a single beat, making it one of our go-to wireless earphones.

The True Wireless Stereo (TWS)
These True Wireless Stereo (TWS) earbuds make it easy for you to listen to your favourite songs, conduct business calls, or watch the latest movies on the go. TWS earbuds are earphones that don’t require any cables or wires, offering a true hands-free experience. They have grown in popularity in recent years as they remove the annoyance of tangled cables and make it easier to connect to your device – you simply need to be in Bluetooth range to use your TWS earbuds. In fact, TWS earbuds have become so popular that smartphone makers have already started designing their devices without audio jacks. The Huawei Freebuds 4i TWS earbuds are packed with the latest technologies to offer great features that make the listening experience a pleasure.

Thanks to the customised physical components built into the actual earphones, the high quality sound from the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i stayed top-notch. This setup consists of a large 10mm dynamic driver that enables a wider range of amplitudes and stronger bass, while a rear chamber design promises consistency in sound effects and contributes to the overall listening comfort. The additional tuning that the HUAWEI FreeBuds4i has for pop music also maintains the sound quality, especially with constant use of music and on-the-go entertainment.

Battery life
Battery life is a key concern with wireless products and there has been a history of battery life degrading over long usage and repeated charges with some earphones. However, with the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i we did not face this challenge: one single full charge gave us up to 10 hours of continuous music play back or 6.5 hours of voice calls without Active Noise Cancellation, or 7.5 hours of continuous music playback and 5.5 hours of voice calls. Pairing this with the charging case further pushed it to a total of 22 hours music playback or 14 hours of voice calls. This meant that we did not have to frequently recharge the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i, but, when we did have to reboot the power, it charged up quite quickly.

Active noise cancellation : 10 Hours of Continuous Playback
The HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i also retained its strong active noise cancellation features, and still managed to remove surrounding sounds with ease even after repeated use. The HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i uses microphones to detect the ambient noise around you and creates inverted acoustic waves with the help of algorithms to cancel out this surrounding noise. Additionally, the Awareness Mode also came in handy when we wanted to have a conversation without having to take out the earphones. The best part? All it takes is a simple long press to activate Awareness Mode.

Comfort
When wearing a pair of wireless earphones often, comfort is as a key factor to look out for. Huawei kept this in mind, which meant that the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i comes with the advantage of having a compact and comfortable design best suited for long usage periods. In addition to this, the case was also designed with the same ethos, making it easy to carry around and hold in the palm of your hand.

This simple and lightweight design also incorporated smart and intuitive controls for controlling media or calls. Meanwhile, connectivity was never a hassle, because if you have a Huawei phone running EMUI 10.0 or above, the earphones quickly pair up with a pop-up notification. This connectivity method not only made the initial connection easy, but it also gave us access to more details about the earphones, such as battery life and connection status.

High quality sound, stellar active noise cancellation and a long-lasting battery life made using the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i an absolute pleasure to use and something that fitted in seamlessly into our everyday lives.

This is topped off by a stylish and trendy design, intuitive gestures and easy pairing, all at an affordable price of R1,499.