Are you looking for a new pair of earbuds and a new phone, and just happen to be the kind of person who loves to kill two birds with one stone? If you bundle any of Telstra’s mobile plans with one of Samsung’s Galaxy S21 models between now and March 29, the telco will throw in a fair pair of Galaxy Buds Pro (RRP of $349).
If you were thinking of grabbing one of these Telstra Galaxy S21 plans, getting your free Galaxy Buds Pro and then bailing, think again. These plans all come with lock-in contracts, so you’ll be in it for the long haul once you take them up – unless you want to pay out the minimum cost.
What’s the difference between S21 models?
Released back in January of this year, the Galaxy S21 is the latest iteration of Samsung’s flagship smartphone. It’s available in three different formats, the standard edition, the S21+ and the S21 Ultra.
In terms of specs, the standard S21 has 8GB of RAM, a 4,000 mAh battery, a 6.2″ FHD+ LTPS display and comes in two storage sizes 128GB and 256GB. It also comes with three rear-mounted cameras, 12MP wide, 12MP ultrawide, and 64MP telephoto.
The S21+ has more or less the same specs as the standard, but with a bigger display and battery size – 6.7″ FHD+ LTPS and 4,800 mAh.
The S21 Ultra, however, has a 6.8″ WQHD+ LTPO display, 5,000 mAh battery, 12/16GB of RAM (depending on the storage size), and a storage of 128GB, 256GB or 512GB. It has 4 rear-mounted cameras, a 108MP wide, 12MP ultrawide, 10MP telephoto, and 10MP extended telphoto.
How do Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Pro stack up?
In terms of audio quality, the Galaxy Buds Pro can stand toe-to-toe with Apple’s AirPods Pro. The Buds Pro are lightweight with interchangeable ear tips, making them a comfy wear.
These earbuds have active noise cancellation, with around five hours of playback with ANC enabled, and an additional 13 hours from the charging case. With ANC disabled, these earbuds have an eight hour battery life, with another 20 hours available from the case.
The Galaxy Buds Pro also have an Ambient Sound feature that automatically activates when it hears your voice, making it easy to have conversations without taking the headphones out.