When we talk about earphones, we talk about AirPods, but if you get almost the same thing for $20, then you would say, “awesome! I want that.” Well, there are plenty of earphones out there, but I’m talking about the i88 TWS which looks somehow close to AirPods, and the size is almost the same. The article covers i88 TWS review, features, and comparison with the Apple AirPods and sees if they are better.
What is i88 TWS
To understand i88, we must know the previous models. Other series including i7, i8, i9, i10, i12, etc., are already there. i88 is the new model in TWS series, and its popularity has been increasing since its release.
i88 TWS review video
Let’s take a look at the below warm-up video coving i88 TWS review, its features, and comparison with the original AirPods.
i88 TWS colours
i88 is available in a few colours, including white, black, blue, red, and a couple more. The case of colour ones feels different than the white i88 case. The white case material feels the same as the AirPods, while on colour ones, it feels more greasy.
Dimensions and look
Each i88 TWS bud is 16 x 40 mm wheres each AirPod is 16.5 x 40.5 mm. i88’s case dimensions are 42 x 53 mm while AirPods’s case size is 44 x 53 mm. The case has fours green LED charging indicator lights each indicating 25% battery capacity. The buds connect to each other automatically, but for some reason, if you they don’t, then tap on the touch sensor to connect them. The LED light on the buds flashes when the buds aren’t connected. Moving to battery life, they come with two hours of talk time and two hours of music time. The battery could be improved, but if you are not a big fan and want to show to the world, then these are perfect.
Touch features and notifications
They won’t stop working when you take them from your ears, but you can use the touch sensor on the head of each bud to play and pause songs, attend and decline calls and activate Siri or Google Assistant. When you connect them with the phone, the battery indicator is visible in the Bluetooth menu on Android. At the same time, on the iPhone, you can see the battery level next to the connected notification. On Samsung device, i88 TWS can be used as a trusted device to unlock the phone without putting in your PIN or fingerprint.
i88 TWS specifications
|Buds battery capacity||45mAh each|
|Case battery capacity||350mAh|
|Charging input||3.3 – 4.4v|
|Charging time||1.5 to 2 hours (tested)|
|Talk time||Approx. 2 hours (checked)|
|Music time||Approx. 2 hours (checked)|
i88 TWS vs Apple AirPods comparison
Compared to AirPods, sound quality could be better. i88 TWS has good bass, but naturality was missing. The sound of each song played is slightly different in i88 TWS. Let’s take a look at an 11-second video showing i88 and original AirPods sound quality.
AirPods come with touch sensor buttons in which you can pause and play music, attend and decline calls, Siri. Comparing with AirPods 2, i88 TWS does not come with wireless charging capability. The case supports Micro SD cable and comes with the cable and a manual in the box.
Comparison with i10 series
In this i88 TWS review, I wanted to add some information about the comparison between i88 TWS and i10 TWS. Have a look at the above image. i10 TWS is better because of its sound quality. The price, of course, makes the difference and the battery capacity as well. If you are a fan of wireless charging, then you should go with i10.
Where to buy?
i88 TWS has many fake copies these. I purchase mine from a seller on Alibaba as I sell those locally too. I recommend AliExpress, but it takes ages to get the item. You can try Worthy Buy website. It’s an Australian website and the shipment is fast worldwide.
Here is the end of i88 TWS review and comparison with AirPods and i10 series. I hope the article helped you choose the right earphones. Let me know what do you think of i88 TWS in the comments below so we can discuss more.
Madhsudhan is a professional software engineer. He has been writing for over two years, and he writes about Android and PC software.