Differences between the Samsung Gear IconX of 2018 and 2017

Differences between the Samsung Gear IconX of 2018 and 2017

For all sports fans, whether at home, on the street or in the gym, Bluetooth headphones are great companions. They are comfortable because they do not require cables and some can even include music so that we do not have to carry the mobile when we do our exercises . In 2017 we could find the first Samsung Gear IconX on the market, direct competitors of the iPhone earbuds and which lacked, completely, cables, resembling two earplugs.

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In 2018 we contemplate the renewal of the saga, some Samsung Gear IconX that presented substantial improvements. Next we are going to compare both devices in a practical template so that the user has a global vision of both devices. After her, we delve a little into the main improvements of the Samsung Gear IconX 2018.

Comparison tab

Samsung Gear IconX (2017)Samsung Gear IconX (2018)
ColorBlack, Blue, WhiteBlack, Gray, Pink
SizeHeadphone: 26.4 (W) x 26 (D) mm x 18.9 (H) mm

Box: 92 (W) x 35.3 (D) x 30.3 (H) mm

Headphone: 18.9 (W) x 21.8 (D) x 22.8 (H) mm

Case: 73.4 (W) x 44.5 (D) x 31.4 (H) mm

WeightEarphone: 6.3g per earphone / Box: 52gHeadphone: 8.0g per headphone / Box: 54.5g
Memory3.5 GB (per earphone)3.4 GB (per earphone)
Connectivity BT 4.1, USB 2.0BT 4.2, USB 2.0
Sensors Accelerometer, Heart Rate Sensor Accelerometer, proximity sensor
BatteryEarphone: 47 mAh / Charging box: 315 mAh

Play time: 3.8 hours

Play time in exercise mode: 3.4 hours

In Bluetooth mode: up to 1.6 hours

Cargo box provides cargo on the go

Headphone: 82 mAh / Charging box: 340 mAh

Play time: up to 7 hours

In Bluetooth mode: up to 5 hours

Cargo box provides cargo on the go

USB2.02.0 and Type C
Speaker-5.8pi Dynamic Driver
AudioAudio formats: MP3, M4A, AAC, WAV, WMA (WMA v9) Audio formats: MP3, M4A, AAC, WAV, WMA (WMA v9)

Audio Codec: Samsung Scalable Codec, SBC

Languages ​​and Voice Guide  Spanish (Spain, Latin), Dutch, English (US, UK), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Latin), Russian, Turkish, Cantonese Chinese, Mandarin Chinese English (USA), Chinese (China), German (Germany), French (France), Spanish (Latin), Korean (South Korea), Italian (Italy), Russian (Russia), Japanese (Japan)

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Longer battery life

Users of the original Samsung Gear IconX had a big complaint, and that is that its battery really lasted little. If we look at the figures of the brand itself, if we listened to music through a Bluetooth connection, we reached a little more than an hour and a half of autonomy. Now, thanks to the fact that the battery of the Samsung Gear IconX of 2018 has increased almost double we can spend up to 5 hours listening to music. A change that now, yes, brings these headphones closer to reality in terms of sports dedication.

More comfortable and compact

If we put the models from both years side by side (see previous screenshot) we can see subtle differences. This year's new model, to the right of the image, features a slimmer and slimmer body , which will present much more comfort placed in the ear. One of the great advantages of Bluetooth headphones is to be able to carry them comfortably without discomfort and in this the size is decisive, an element that Samsung has seen fit to change for the renewal of its headphone model.

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Improved connectivity

Now, the box in which we load the headphones has a reversible USB Type C connection, thus adapting to the new times. In addition, we went from Bluetooth 4.1 to Bluetooth 4.2 , a much more secure connectivity and data transfer up to two and a half times greater than its predecessor.

The Samsung Gear IconX can be purchased for a price of 200 euros in the official store