If you’re looking to get a portable speaker, it’s highly likely that you’ve come across some Beats and JBL models. These two brands offer some of the most popular ones, and people buy them because they look good and they like how they sound. In this article, we’ll be comparing two of their top models—the Beats Pill+ and the
Beats Pill vs
JBL Flip 5 Comparison Chart
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|Dimensions||8.3 x 2.5 x 2.7 inches||7.1 x 2.7 x 2.9 inches|
|Weight||1.5 lbs||1.19 lbs|
“b” button for Play/Pause/Skip/Previous/Pair/Answer calls
|Battery||Up to 12 hours|
3 hours charging time
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2.5 hours charging time
|Multi Speaker Pairing||Yes||Yes|
Both the Beats Pill+ and the
Sporting a pill-shaped design, the Beats Pill+ is a compact portable speaker that has a very good build quality. You can take it outdoors without worrying about damaging it. Its speakers are covered with metal grilles on both sides and it has a rubber coated finish. Its physical dimensions are 8.3 x 2.5 x 2.7 inches and it weighs 1.5 lbs. You have the option of getting it in black, red or white.
One thing worth mentioning is that the
Sound and Features
The Beats Pill+ has more features, which is expected since it is more expensive, but the
When it comes to sound quality, we give the edge to the
As far as features go, the
They both offer excellent Bluetooth connectivity.
Connectivity with the Beats Pill+ is excellent since you can use it wired or wireless via Bluetooth. The
Both speakers offer excellent Bluetooth connectivity when paired with either iOS or Android phones. You’ll rarely have connection issues, and if you do so, a simple restart will usually fix them. The two speakers can be connected to up to two devices and you can switch sources easily. When it comes to connection strength and reliability, there’s really not much to say as both speakers are excellent.
They have similar battery performance and they both have power saving features as well.
The Beats Pill+ has a battery life of up to 12 hours and it takes 3 hours to fully charge it when completely drained. Similarly, the
Charging the Beats Pill+ will require a Lightning cable (included) while the
To conserve battery life, the two speakers come with a power saving feature where they will automatically turn off after a certain amount of time. For the Beats Pill+, the auto-off/power saving feature will only kick in when it is connected via Bluetooth. When a cable is connected to its 3.5mm port, it won’t automatically shut off.
The more affordable
If you only care about getting a good sounding portable speaker, the JBL Flip 5 is an excellent option. It doesn’t have a lot of fancy features but it sounds good, has a sturdy build and it is affordable. The Beats Pill+, on the other hand, is a good alternative if you will be needing some or all of its features. It doesn’t sound as good as the
When it comes to sound quality, we prefer the
Yes, it is affordable and it sounds great for its price. If you are looking to get a portable speaker and you don’t want to spend too much, the
It has a battery life of up to 12 hours and you can charge it fully in 3 hours.
It has and IPX7 rating so it is waterproof but it does not float.
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