iFixit, a company known for its handheld technology products, has the new Samsung Galaxy Buds Live wireless headset drives. Despite not officially calling them Galaxy beans, the word “beans” is actually printed inside each ear – indicating that at one point or another, the company was calling these noises ears with vegetables that resembled it.
Comparing it to other wireless ears like Apple’s AirPods Pro, iFixit points out that the Galaxy Buds Live is not hard to break open, and indeed some of the lightest loops they’ve ever dissected. Inside, you can clearly see the “bean left”; and the “right bean” on the cable that connects the two halves of each ear.
iFixit also found that the battery is a standard size and not too hard to replace, but you will need to gently lift the mounted driver before exiting the battery. The Galaxy Buds Live uses a 3.7v CP1254 lithium-ion battery CP1254, a button battery that is unfortunately hard to find online, according to iFix.
iFixit also revealed in tears that the Galaxy Buds Live wireless charging case includes a 1.81 Wh battery, which it says is “substantially larger” than the batteries found in the wireless charging cases for the Galaxy Buds and Buds Plus – which makes sense given Samsung’s claims of battery life. The company says the Galaxy Buds Live includes up to 29 hours of battery life when both the eardrum and charging case are fully charged, compared to 13 hours for the Galaxy Buds and 22 hours for the Galaxy Buds Plus.
The organization awarded the latest phone price to Samsung with an eight out of ten in repair. This is not surprising considering the previous Galaxy Buds were some of the most repaired iFix wireless ears he had ever seen.