Nokia recently launched its second pair of TWS earbuds in India called Nokia Power Earbuds Lite (BH-405). This is the watered down version of the Nokia Power Earbuds introduced in 2019. Nokia first introduced the Lite version at the IFA event at the end of last year. This month the company officially launched the Nokia Power Earbuds Lite in India for 3,599 rupees. These new earbuds will face stiff competition from the other best-selling TWS earbuds available in the market.
The Nokia Power Earbuds Lite comes in a white square box. In the box we first have the charging case with the earphones inside. While our test device is available in anthracite (black), the company also sells it in the color options snow (white) and fjord (blue). The compartment underneath contains the small USB type C charging cable, additional pairs of replacement ear plugs (large and small), a guarantee brochure and an incredibly thick quick start guide.
The charging case has a matte finish and quickly catches stains. While the Nokia branding is on the front, the USB Type-C charging port is on the back. The four LED lights in the housing indicate the battery status of the housing. Unlike the Nokia Power Earbuds, which came with a 3000 mAh charging case, the Nokia Power Earbuds Lite charging case only contains a 600 mAh battery. Speaking of earbuds, they come with a mix of matte and glossy finishes.
The earbuds are magnetically held in the case in order to be charged. In terms of battery life, the earphones are each equipped with a 50 mAh battery and offer continuous playback for up to 5 hours. In combination with the charging case, the Nokia Power Earbuds Lite offers a playback time of 35 hours. The fit of these earbuds wasn’t so sure for me, which could be different from person to person. However, the flat surface of the earbuds helps in accurately recognizing the touch controls.
There is an LED light under the contact surface of both earphones, which glows in red and blue colors. In addition, some touch controls work differently depending on the right or left earbud. While tapping the right earbud twice increases the volume, the same function on the left earbud lowers the volume. With an IPX7 rating, the Nokia Power Earbuds Lite is sure to withstand water and sweat better than the competition.
The earbuds are equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity and are powered by 6mm graph drivers for high quality audio output. There is no pairing button on the housing. The earbuds automatically switch to pairing mode as soon as they are removed from the charging case. Both the call quality and the audio quality when listening to music were far better than expected. Resizing the earbuds to the right size not only provides a perfect fit, but also increases the audio quality dramatically. While these new Nokia TWS earbuds have impressed us in such a short amount of time, we’ll have to wait and see how they hold up against the competition in the long run.