Mivi is one of those companies, providing us products build in India from top to bottom. It has specialization in the mobile accessories files and that also in the budget segment. So, obviously, users with any financial condition can proudly afford Mivi products.
This brand expands its truly wireless earphone lineup on 20th May with the Mivi DuoPods A25. Again it’s a budget wireless earphone, costs just Rs.1,199, and comes with four colour options – Black, White, Red, and Blue. Fortunately, I got a chance to review the black one. After using the Mivi DuoPods A25 for more than a couple of days, now sharing my experience and opinion with you.
- 10mm Audio Drivers
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Touch control functionality
- IPX4 Water and Dust Resistance
- 30h Battery Life
- Type-C charging port
In the Box :-
- Mivi DuoPods A25
- Charging Capsule
- Charging Cable
- Extra Silicone Gel Tips
- Paper works
Design & Build :-
The Mivi DuoPods A25 is coming with a small pocket size charging case made up of plastic. The overall body has a matt kind of finish and a shiny border throughout the lid edges. In the case of in-hand feel, if 1 represents the worst one and 10 is premium, I rate it 5 as, for me, it lies exactly in the middle.
On top of the case, the Mivi branding is there, and the charging port is placed at the back. If you are wondering there is any notification LED or not, it is inside. You can only see the light while taking both the buds out, keeping them in, or keeping on charge. Otherwise, no chance.
Coming to the buds, the shape of the twig is a bit different. It’s curved from the upper middle part. The upper portion is the touch-enabled area. So, it will be easy to figure out where to tap. In the lower portion, there is Mivi branding, and just below it, and R-B notification LED.
The DuoPods A25 has the official IPX4 rating. So, if you want to use it at the time of workout or gym, you are free to go; sweat or dust will not be any issues. However, during this pandemic condition, I didn’t go through any such kind of activities.
Comfort & Usage :-
Each bud weighs only 3.5 grams which is very light to put on for a long time. But weight is not the only factor we need to consider for comfortable usage. The design also plays a vital role. The Mivi Product Design Team did a great job in this part. You need not struggle much to put in on. But make sure you hold the lower part of the twig. Otherwise, you will trigger the multi-function buttons.
As I need to drain full battery life to check the duration, I continuously wear it for around 8 hours long and don’t feel any uneasiness. The size of the charging case is compact so that you can carry it anywhere in your pocket.
There is Bluetooth 5.0 for reliable connectivity. Though there is no fast pairing tech, it pairs with the lastly connected device almost instantly when I take the buds out from the charging case. The pairing process is also easy, like other wireless earphones. As per the company claims, the range of the connectivity is around 30 feet. But in the in-home environment, I got around 20 feet of range.
The audio transmission rate is good enough. I didn’t notice any delay either while watching any video or playing online games. No specific audio codec support is there for lossless transmission and dual pairing support, which are completely ok at this competitive pricing.
The Mivi DuoPods A25 has touch control functionality, which is, no doubt, great. Though, the response always delayed by around a second. With combinations of tapping, you can take (single tap) or reject (tap & hold for 2 seconds) calls, switch between multiple calls; play or pause the current track (single tap), traverse among the previous (double tap on the left) or the next (double tap on the right) one; and lastly, wake up your voice assistant (triple tap).
Unfortunately, you can’t adjust the volume from the buds. But there is a way you can do the same. Just wake up your voice assistant and order it to adjust the volume for you.
There is no dedicated option to reset the buds. The manual says you need to put both the buds into the charging capsule to reset it.
Audio & Microphone :-
Here comes the most important part. On paper, the company assigns a 10mm dynamic audio driver inside the buds. The target is to deliver the best possible audio quality with proper bass, no matter which genre you are a fan of. The audio output really impressed me. It delivers a proper blend of all the audio properties in stereo mode with slightly more bass. Believe me, you gonna love the output too.
As I already mentioned earlier, I used the DuoPods A25 for around 8 hours long. Most of the time, I kept the volume at 80%. The audio is loud, crisp, clear, and didn’t hurt my ears at all, even after setting the volume at 100%. Point to note; it’s always recommended not to use any earphone at max volume.
I did attend multiple phone calls during the test period, and to test the microphone further, I recorded some audio. The microphones are powerful enough as while recording my voice, little sounds from my surrounding also detected clearly and loudly than the actual. Now, it can describe in two ways – the mics are very powerful to catch very low-frequency sounds with ease, which I can say a good thing, but this strength becomes the primary con during any calls. I faced the same each time. My voice was not clear to most of them as every minor sound around me (fan’s sound, for example) was clearly audible.
At the end of this Audio & Microphone section, if I consider the price, which is Rs.1,199 only, the package is really admirable. The sound it delivers can be easily compared with the other wireless earphones costs above Rs.2,499.
Battery Life :-
Mivi says we can get up to 7.5 hours of battery life from the buds against a single charge, and with the charging capsule, the duration can go up to 30 hours.
I set the volume at 80% most of the time, and with this setup, the buds run around 8 hours long for me. The charging capsule provides a total of two full top-ups and one 60% top-up. In total, I got around 29 hours of battery backup. I’m pleased that the product delivers almost the same as the company claims.
Though there’s no fast charging tech in this DuoPods A25 but provides a Type-C port, the charging capsule along with the buds takes around 1 hour 45 minutes to get fully charged and the buds individually take around an hour. The LED of the capsule (which is placed inside) keeps blinking while charging and goes off when the charge level touches 100%.
Pros & Cons :-
|Pleasant audio output||Proactive microphone|
|Proper bass||Decent build|
|Perfect fit, good for long usage|
|Good battery backup|
|Type-C charging port|
The Mivi DuoPods A25 offers 10mm large audio drivers, touch control, up to 30 hours of battery life, a nice and secure fit for long usage. If we ignore the microphone performance, Mivi did a great and impressive job maintaining the price range. Over 90% of basics a user can expect from a good quality wireless earphone are present in the DuoPods A25.
Under Rs.1,499, the DuoPods A25 is the best one for media consumption. A request to the Mivi team, if you have any plan to bring a successor of it, please improve the microphone, and add a couple of specifications – audio codec support and noise cancellation. That can become the strongest rival warrior against the most popular TWS available in the market, even above Rs.4,999.
The Mivi DuoPods A25 is available on Mivi official website and Amazon India. The price is the same, Rs.1,199 only. Four colour options are available – White, Black, Red, and Blue. The buy link is given below.