I don’t know when it started, and the streamlining of earphones and chargers has become a “fashion” in the mobile phone circle. Manufacturers call it “environmental protection”, but the problem is that the price of mobile phones is not more affordable. This kind of operation makes everyone angry. There is no way. If you don’t buy it, there are still many people who are staying up late to grab it.
Well, since you don’t give it away, then I will buy it. As a result, third-party earphones and chargers became popular, and major accessory and audio manufacturers made crazy output. Wireless chargers and gallium nitride fast charging have been launched, as are headphones. Since most mobile phones have removed the 3.5mm audio interface, wireless headphones have become the mainstream, head-mounted, in-ear, neck-mounted, ear-mounted… All kinds of bluetooth earphones are also dazzling for everyone to choose.
Since Nokia withdrew from the first camp of smartphones, it has begun to make efforts in the audio field, to be precise, wireless earphones. It has successively launched Essential, E1200 head-mounted bluetooth earphones, Pro neck-mounted bluetooth earphones, Nokia P3600, P3802A, E3100, E3200 In-ear bluetooth earphones, and E3500 TWS bluetooth earphones. Recently Nokia launched a TWS bluetooth earphones: Nokia E3101, this is not an upgraded version of E3100, the design is completely different, but the price is almost the same, all belong to the 100 RMB grade products, the official price of Nokia E3101 is 169 RMB .
Nokia E3101 is divided into three types: blue, black and white, all of which are relatively neutral colors, suitable for both men and women.
The product adopts simple packaging. There is no metal box of Nokia P3600 or three-layer sponge of Nokia P380A. A white plastic box is used to fix the earphones and charging case. The product manual and charging cable are placed under the plastic box. The data cable is about 30cm long and has a USB to Type-C interface. It can be plugged into laptops, desktop computers, charging sockets, power banks and other devices for charging.
The shape of the Nokia E3101 is similar to the AirPods style, but the headphone handle is shorter. The flat charging case is more convenient to put in your handbag or pocket.
Nokia E3101 focuses on lightweight, small-sized, and light-weight earphones that reduce the weight of wearing. Small size, light weight charging case is more convenient to carry out.
The handle of the Nokia E3101 earphones is about 27mm long. There is a Nokia LOGO on the handle of the earphones, and the upper position is a touch switch. When listening to a song, tap once = play/pause, tap twice on the left earphone/right earpiece = previous song/next song; during a call, tap once = answer, tap twice = hang up; Others, tap 3 times = start voice assistant.
The shape of the earmuffs is very similar to AirPods, with a flat shape, and the sound hole is protected by a metal mesh. The earphones uses 13mm dynamic driver, bluetooth 5.1, stronger anti-interference, more stable connection, faster speed, and more beneficial to the earphones battery life.
At the bottom is the earphone charging contacts. A single earphone has a built-in 40mAh battery with a battery life of about 5 hours.
The charging case has a built-in 350mAh capacity battery, which can charge the earphones 3 times. That is to say, the earphones can last about 20 hours. According to the calculation of 4-6 hours a day, it is no problem to use it for 3-5 days. There are four indicator lights on the front of the charging case, which respectively represent the remaining power in the four stages of 0%-25%-50%-100%. There is a small button on the back. Long press to view the current remaining power.
Type-C has better compatibility. The mobile phone charging cable can also charge it, and there is no need to carry the black charging cable when you go out. Outside, if there is no place to charge, you can use a power bank to charge it.
There is an L/R logo on the charging case, and it adopts a fool-proof design, so it will not be misplaced when charging. Both the earphone and charging case cover adopt a magnetic adsorption design, which will automatically return to the position when you put it down gently. In addition, the Nokia E3101 uses a Hall switch design, which can be connected when the cover is opened, and it is very convenient to take and use.
Two earphones weigh about 7g, and a single one weighs about 3.5g. The total weight of the earphone and charging case is about 33g, which is half lighter than an egg.
The size of the charging case is 50.2mm×44.1mm×23.0mm, and the volume is about the same as Zippo. Of course, the weight is much lighter than Zippo.
The flat and small size can be put in the pocket of jeans or in the handbag. I put the charging case in this small pocket when I ran in the community fitness after eating, and there was no foreign body sensation when I ran.
The earphones are very simple to wear. Gently insert the earphones into the ear canal at an angle, and fine-tune it appropriately according to your auricle.
The Nokia E3101, like AirPods, uses a semi-in-ear style, so you can pay attention to your surroundings when you walk to listen to songs. In addition, the earphone is equipped with ENC environmental noise reduction function, which can reduce environmental noise when talking with people outdoors and make the call clearer. Tap the earphones 3 times to call up the voice assistant, which is very convenient when cooking and washing vegetables.
The Nokia E3101 is called true wireless mainly because it supports dual hosts. The left and right earphones can be used regardless of the primary and secondary headphones. The left-right dual-channel transmission is faster and more stable than the previous single-channel transmission.
When you connect the earphones for the first time, you need to pair it. After it is paired, you can enjoy the fun of “open the cover and connect” next time (prerequisite: the bluetooth of the mobile phone must be turned on). I listened to the current mainstream high-definition demo music. My personal feeling is that the tri-band performance is relatively balanced, the low frequency is heavy, the intermediate frequency is delicate, the analysis is good, the vocals are warmer, and it is more suitable for listening to pop music. The overall sound quality Still worthy of the price of 100 yuan level, listening to songs and watching videos when traveling to and from get off work is still no problem.
Finally, I tried the Call of Duty mobile game to see how the sound quality of this earphones performs. After a few days of trial play, Nokia E3101 has a good three-dimensional sound. The position is in the front. In the game, you can clearly distinguish the direction of gunfire and the distance of the enemy’s footsteps. The overall sound quality is better than that of mobile phones. Comes with headphones. In addition, the wireless earphones no longer occupies the Type-C interface, and the right hand is more comfortable when playing games. Moreover, if the mobile phone is almost out of power, it can be charged for emergency, which is not possible with wired earphones.
Nokia E-series bluetooth earphones have always been taking the cost-effective route. For example, the Nokia E1200 head-mounted bluetooth earphones priced at less than 200 RMB, according to its design and workmanship, the price of some brands of earphones is estimated to be several times higher. For example, the mini Nokia E3200 in-ear bluetooth earphones is also priced at less than 200 RMB. The appearance of the small black bean has a charging case smaller than a lighter, and it is too convenient to carry when going out.
-Similar to AirPods, ear-hook semi-in-ear design
-13mm dynamic driver, bluetooth 5.1
-Open the lid and connect, dual host design, left and right earphones can be used separately
-33g total weight, Zippo-like size
-Total battery life is about 20h, support ENC environmental noise reduction
-The data cables are all black, which does not match with other earphones. It is recommended to match the data cables of different colors according to the color of the earphones.
-The earphones do not have silicone eartips, which is not stuffy, but the comfort is average. It is recommended to equip the eartips with a suitable silicone eartips from the factory.