I remember when I first started working, the first smartphone I bought was the Nokia E71. Many years have passed, but in the hearts of many people, including myself, the feelings of the Nokia brand are still very heavy. In recent years, true wireless earphones have flourished, and many manufacturers have joined them one after another. Nokia also followed the trend and launched several new TWS products this year. The excellent quality and affordable price have captured many fans. If you want to set a theme for the development of this year’s TWS, “noise reduction” must not go around. No, the newly built active noise reduction true wireless earphones P3802A is finally here, and the price of $88 once again breaks through the “bottom line” of the market price. Let us take a look at whether this earphones is worth buying!
The earphones packaging has a Nordic minimalist style, and the square card gift box design, whether it is the charging case or the earphones, is intuitive and unobstructed. In the upper left corner is its specific model: P3802A. It would be nice to have a earphones model that is easy to remember. This series of numbers is hard to remember.
On the back of the box, there is a schematic view of a handsome British man wearing earphones. Authentic business style, calm and handsome. The top line in English “Listen to every detail” caught my attention.
Going through the entire packaging box, there are no common specifications and earphones selling points. Only in a paragraph with multi-language text printed on the side, it can be understood that the earphones has a three-mic (3-mic) system, that is, a total of six microphones, which can enhance voice clarity and reduce background noise in the surrounding environment. One-key noise reduction, pure communication, music immersion. How about it, let’s save it later.
There are instructions, warranty card, three pairs of integrated silicone eartips, and Type-C charging cable in the box. The charging case is designed with a quadrilateral + curved surface. The shape is round and has a matte texture. It feels very comfortable to hold. The lanyard on the corner is very interesting and can be hung on the backpack.
The shape of the charging case is indeed unpretentious. The official announcement is that there are two colors of black and blue, but currently only black is available. The charging case made of ABS+PC is light and compact, and the total weight of the earphones is 71g. The appearance of the pebbles is still very attractive, and it does not feel cheap. In addition, IPX5 waterproof also makes daily commuting without fear and rain or shine.
The inner top cover of the charging case and the charging slot can be described as tightly fitted after the earphones are placed, shake, shake, and no sound will be heard. The left and right earphones are also clearly distinguished, and there will be no inability to distinguish. In addition, the indicator light is also located inside, just in the middle of the L and R marks.
The Type-C charging port on the back of the charging case: Compared with the microUSB charging port that some true wireless earphones are still in use, it is really a bit unable to keep up with the mainstream. By the way, let’s talk about battery life. The battery capacity of the charging case is 720 mAh, while the battery of a single earphones is 60 mAh (7 hours for listening to music on a single charge), and the charging case can charge the earphones four times continuously, which is a total of 35 hours of battery life. Over time, such results are considered upstream in the TWS earphones I have used. However, it is a pity that it is not equipped with fast charging and wireless charging functions.
There is an obvious groove in the front of the charging case, I thought it could be opened with one hand, but the charging case is too slippery, and the lid is magnetic, so you still have to use both hands to store it. However, this also ensures that the earphones will not slip out if it is placed in the backpack.
Nokia P3802A is mainly engaged in active noise reduction. For this purpose, the earphones is specially designed with three microphones, two of which are outside the earphones, and the remaining one is distributed inside the earphones. The cavity of the earphone is still relatively large, but it will not easily fall off even after a large amount of strenuous exercise. In addition, the weight of a single earphones is only 7g, which is comfortable to wear and not tired for a long time.
An obvious circular touchpad can be seen on the front of the earphones. Logically, the right earphones taps once to play/pause, twice for the next song, and three taps to wake up the voice assistant. To turn on ambient sound or ANC noise reduction, double-tap the left earphone twice. Seeing this, you will find that Nokia P3802A does not support switching to the previous song, which is a small disadvantage. The entire touch is still quite sensitive, and can be used normally after a period of familiarity.
The Nokia P3802A earphones supports the latest bluetooth 5.1. Compared with bluetooth 5.0, which is still used by most wireless earphones on the market, it has a significant improvement in connection stability, synchronization delay, and power consumption distance. In addition, P3802A does not distinguish single or double earphones, and the earphones are connected instantly. In terms of decoding protocol, it supports SBC, but does not support APTX and Soda’s LDAC.
After peeling off the eartips, it is found that the structure of the earphone cavity is somewhat similar to that of a semi-in-ear, and its catheter is very short. When wearing it, the front end of the cavity is hung on the auricle. The overall workmanship of the earphones is good.
Nokia P3802A is equipped with a 12.5mm large-diameter composite diaphragm drive unit, with ANC+ active composite noise reduction technology, allowing people to get a more immersive music experience. The familiar “NOKIA” logo on the earphones is very low-key and does not use bright colors. But just seeing this LOGO is already exciting.
In terms of experience, what everyone cares most about is naturally the noise reduction capability of the earphones, so put it first. Nokia P3802A double-click the right earphone to turn on noise reduction, double-click again to switch to ambient sound mode. In other words, its noise reduction has no gears, but it is sufficient for general commuting by bus or subway or cycling to and from get off work. It can cancel most of the environmental noise, such as the noise of the vehicle. But it can’t eliminate all sounds. The voice broadcast can still be heard clearly, so you don’t have to worry about missing the platform due to being too immersed. In addition, wind noise is also well controlled.
As mentioned earlier, Nokia P3802A supports bluetooth 5.1. Although it is not clear which chip scheme is used, in terms of experience, the stability and strength of the signal are very good. Even if the distance is a little longer, it will not appear. Phenomena such as disconnection and freezing. In the actual test, watching movies and playing games, there will be no cases of audio and picture synchronization.
Finally speaking of sound quality, here is the VIVO S7E phone that I just purchased. The earphones have ample low-frequency volume, with certain details, good low-frequency extension, very tight, and relatively flexible. Its voice is moist, bright and warm, and the vocal position is relatively forward, and it is also separated from the instrument. It is very charming to listen to the female voice, close to the ear and slightly toothy. The high-frequency part is soft and smooth, without burrs, and has good resolution and ductility. In general, the Nokia P3820A is comfortable and durable.
Summary: As its first true wireless earphones that focuses on noise reduction, the quality and performance of the Nokia P3802A can be said to be unmatched among products at the same price. Although limited to cost, it lacks some gimmick selling points and features, but it is quite good in terms of basic functions. The functions of noise reduction, sound quality, battery life, and delay can all achieve good experience, and the cost performance is quite outstanding. It is not just a product that simply shows off feelings, but a truly excellent earphones.
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