Sound Joy is the first portable smart speaker jointly designed by Huawei and Devialet. Compact and lightweight body design, IP67 waterproof and dustproof, 26 hours of long battery life, with Devialet four-unit two-frequency acoustic system. This makes Huawei Sound Joy a portable smart speaker with excellent performance in terms of design, battery life, and sound quality.
Of course, if you have sufficient funds, then I suggest you directly buy two Huawei Sound Joys and combine them into a stereo like I did. Because that surround sound effect surrounded by music feels really good.
In terms of appearance design, Huawei Sound Joy adopts a relatively common cylindrical body design. In addition to the two colors of green and black now seen, there is also a red color, which can basically meet the color preferences of different groups of people.
The side of the Huawei Sound Joy speaker is wrapped with a super three-dimensional breathable fabric with a thickness of only 0.8mm. Compared with most machines with engineering plastic body, the surface layer of the fabric woven horizontally and vertically presents a rich layer and delicate feel, and the speakers also look more classy.
The body of Huawei Sound Joy is 73mm in diameter and 202mm in length, and the speaker weighs about 680g. Such a small and lightweight body looks similar to a water cup. It can be easily placed in the bag on the side of the backpack without worrying about taking up the limited space inside the backpack, and of course it will not be a burden even if it is held with one hand.
There is also a lanyard on the body of Huawei Sound Joy, and with this lanyard, we can carry the speaker with our hands, or hang the speaker to listen to music. For users who like outdoor outings and camping, it does bring a good portable experience, and of course, it is more in line with the portable positioning of Huawei Sound Joy.
As a portable smart speaker with a built-in battery, although the sides are all wrapped with tight breathable fabrics, the Huawei Sound Joy still has IP67 waterproof and dustproof functions. I was really surprised by this feature. Of course, this also shows that the production process of Huawei Sound Joy is quite excellent.
Thanks to the IP67 waterproof and dustproof function, Huawei Sound Joy has more abundant usage scenarios. For example, it can be used freely in outdoor, rainy days, swimming pool, bathroom. In addition, if it is accidentally dirty during use, it can be washed directly with water. Even when playing in the water outdoors, the Huawei Sound Joy accidentally falls into the water, and you can continue to play it when you pick it up without worrying about affecting the use of the product.
On the back of the Sound Joy speaker, there are several operation buttons of the speaker, including from top to bottom: power button, microphone button, play/pause, bluetooth button and function button. In addition, there is a Type-C charging interface. It is worth mentioning that Huawei Sound Joy uses 40W super fast charging, which is relatively rare in smart speakers, in terms of charging power.
On the other side of the smart speaker, there are also two volume adjustment keys. Looking at the two oversized “+/-” volume keys, you can quickly adjust the volume even with your eyes closed. I think in addition to adjusting the volume, these two buttons also play a good embellishment effect on the speaker.
On the top of the Huawei Sound Joy speaker is a colorful light ring surrounded by 12 RGB lights. This phantom gradient light effect will bring different flickering effects with the music melody, voice interaction, and speaker operation.
In addition, lightly press the power button, you can also according to the effect of the light ring fading off after lighting. And judging the current remaining power of the speaker allows us to keep abreast of the battery usage at any time, even if it is used outdoors, we can feel more at ease.
Configuration & Experience (Battery Life, Sound Quality)
In terms of hardware configuration, Huawei Sound Joy adopts the Devialet four-unit two-frequency acoustic architecture. The fuselage has a built-in 19mm 10W high frequency unit, a 50mm*75mm 20W racetrack-shaped full frequency unit and two passive radiators embedded at both ends of the fuselage.
In addition, Huawei Sound Joy also incorporates Devialet’s unique SAM® technology, a solution that compensates for distortion through algorithms and improves vibration linearity. The output signal of the power amplifier is precisely adjusted according to the actual sound output by the speaker, so that the power amplifier can drive the speaker better, so that the sound heard by the user is almost the same as the effect in the field.
When it comes to the two passive radiators of Huawei Sound Joy, it is actually different from our common speakers. The passive radiator does not actively generate vibration and sound, but vibrates by absorbing the back wave thrust generated by the vibration of other speakers inside the speaker. In this way, it is possible to avoid the noise generated by the resonance of the box due to the loud speaker power being too large, so that the stability of the box under high power can be guaranteed.
The two passive radiators of Huawei Sound Joy are placed in a 180° reverse symmetrical position, which can offset the back wave thrust of each other. The symmetrical structure design of the two Push-Push passive radiators can be said to be very suitable for the acoustic architecture of such a small-sized high-power speaker.
As a portable smart speaker, Wi-Fi network connection is essential. When we use it outdoors, if there is no Wi-Fi network nearby, we can only use the mobile phone hotspot to connect to the Internet.
The hotspot connection of Huawei Sound Joy is actually very simple. Just touch the Huawei Sound Joy with the phone that has been connected to the speaker, and a card will pop up, sharing the phone’s hotspot to easily connect to the Internet. Huawei Sound Joy simplifies the complicated hotspot connection operation steps, making mobile phone hotspot connection easier and more convenient.
After connecting to the hotspot, Huawei Sound Joy can be transformed into an AI smart speaker. You can ask about the weather, ask the time, look up Wikipedia, etc. Of course, there is also a wealth of online music playback.
When using it outdoors, using a bluetooth connection to play music on your phone should be your favorite way to play. When playing music, traditional bluetooth speakers usually need to turn on the bluetooth mode of the speaker, turn on the bluetooth of the mobile phone, connect the speaker, and select the music to play. All operations take a few minutes.
As a smart speaker that supports the HarmonyOS system, Huawei Sound Joy can quickly establish a connection and play music through NFC just by touching the speaker with the phone. It can be said that the experience of playing music has never been so convenient, and you can enjoy music in an instant.
Like all Huawei Sound series smart speakers, you only need two Huawei Sound Joys to combine them into stereo playback and enjoy the immersive surround sound effects brought by two Huawei Sound Joys.
In addition to supporting the combination of two Huawei Sound Joys for stereo playback, Sound Joy also supports super series mode, which can support up to 100 Huawei Sound Joys to play together in series. In outdoor activities, the super tandem can make the music ring every corner in sync.
The operation method of combining two Huawei Sound Joys into stereo is actually very simple. You can hold a Huawei Sound Joy in each hand and shake it at the same time, or shake two Huawei Sound Joys successively within 5 minutes, and the stereo mode will be automatically activated.
After you shake the Huawei Sound Joy to start the combination, the light ring on the body will light up white and rotate. After the combination is completed, there will be a voice prompt that the stereo combination is successful, and the white lights are all on and then off. The innovative shake and shake stereo combination method can be said to be simple and fun, and it is really a very user-friendly function for users who do not know much about digital products.
In terms of sound quality, Huawei Sound Joy uses a Devialet four-unit two-way acoustic system, which has both powerful mid-bass and loud and transparent treble. The sound shows that the treble is loud but not dry, the bass is thick but not dull, the pronunciation is strong and powerful, and the volume is loud and transmitted far.
When I usually play music at home, even in the daytime, the volume of Huawei Sound Joy can only be adjusted to 40%, and the sound already feels very loud, and I am worried that it will affect the neighbors. Official lab test data says the maximum volume can cover a space the size of an entire basketball court.
When using Huawei Sound Joy combined stereo playback, the optimal placement distance of the two speakers needs to be between 1-3 meters. When you are quiet and listen to music quietly, the two Huawei Sound Joys will present a surround sound effect with a sense of space and envelopment from multiple dimensions of width and depth, which will give people a sense of The feeling of being surrounded by music.
In addition, through the “Smart Life” APP, Huawei Sound Joy also provides three different sound effects modes: Hi-Fi Live, Extreme Vocal and Devialet Listening Mode. Users can choose different sound modes according to their listening habits. Of course, in addition to directly selecting the existing sound effect mode, you can also customize different bass effects, so that Huawei Sound Joy can better understand your listening preferences.
At the same time, in view of the unique portable nature of Huawei Sound Joy, in terms of music resources, the “Smart Life” APP has newly added an outdoor area and a sports area. Scenario-based music recommendations for different scenes such as mountain climbing, camping, and running, combine portable speakers with high-quality music, and make outdoor activities more energetic because of the company of music.
In terms of battery life, Huawei Sound Joy has a built-in 8800mAh large-capacity, high-safety parallel battery. In bluetooth mode, music can be played continuously for 26 hours, in AI mode, it can be played for 16 hours, and AI standby can be up to 36 hours. The ultra-long battery life of Huawei Sound Joy makes it possible to travel with good music no matter how long the journey or the long time of outdoor hiking/camping.
In terms of charging performance, the equipped Type-C interface supports 40W super fast charging, and the 8800mAh capacity battery can be charged from 0% to 100% in only 3 hours. If you are in a hurry to go out, charging for ten minutes can also bring an hour of music playback to Huawei Sound Joy. It can be said that the charging speed is quite good among similar products.
As a portable smart speaker, the compact body of Huawei Sound Joy wrapped in fabric is really good in grip and portability. And it also achieves IP67 waterproof and dustproof functions and has a 26-hour long battery life, which can be said to show excellent outdoor properties.
With the support of the HarmonyOS system, Huawei Sound Joy brings a lot of convenience in operation and use. For example: shake to combine stereo, support multi-device series connection, touch to connect hotspots, touch to transmit music, watch control, etc. , these convenient operating experiences are difficult to experience on other smart speakers.
Of course, under the Devialet four-unit two-way acoustic architecture, the sound performance of Huawei Sound Joy is also remarkable. This is very suitable for the Huawei Sound Joy portable smart speaker for outdoor outings and camping. do you like it?