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HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 vs Lite - Where are the differences?

Written by Lucas B | published on 17.04.2020 | no comments |
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From HUAWEI there are the two True-Wireless-Headphones HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 and HUAWEI Freebuds Lite. Not only the price but also the performance is different. Let's have a look at the two devices in comparison.

Comparison table

Model HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 HUAWEI FreeBuds Lite
Battery life 4,0 hours 3,0 hours
Battery life with case 20,0 hours 12,0 hours
Case, inductive charging Yes No
Fast-Charge 15 Min 1,0 hours 0,8 hours
Active Noise Cancelling Yes No
Bluetooth 5.2 4.2
Microphone Yes Yes
Mono mode, Left Yes Yes
Mono mode, Right Yes Yes
Interchangeable attachments No No
IP classification IPX4



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Differences between HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 and FreeBuds Lite

Let's first look at the important differences between the two headphones in detail.

Battery life

A big difference is the battery life. The HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 have a battery life of up to 4 hours. In connection with the Case even up to 20 hours. The HUAWEI FreeBuds Lite offer only 3 hours. Also with the Case the battery life is only 12 hours, which is a clear difference.


FreeBuds 3 is also ahead in the loading time. For one hour running time, FreeBuds 3 needs 15 minutes loading time. The FreeBuds Lite needs 20 minutes loading time for one hour.

Both headphones are charged via USB. The FreeBuds Lite offers only Micro-USB. With FreeBuds 3, HUAWEI offers you USB-C and the option to charge wirelessly.

Noise Caneling (ANC)

In contrast to the FreeBuds Lite, the FreeBuds 3 ANC. This makes the headphones stand out a lot and is a big argument for the bigger model - HUAWEI FreeBuds 3*.


The FreeBuds 3 offers the newer standard here as well. With Bluetooth 5.1 you get a much more stable and better connection. The HUAWEI FreeBuds Lite have only Bluetooth in version 4.2.

Similarities of the headphones

Both headphones also have a few things in common, which are worth mentioning:
  • Both offer mono mode (right and left can be used separately)
  • Not waterproof
  • No interchangeable attachments

Which headphone is better?

Clearly the HUAWEI FreeBuds 3* is the better choice. You get the latest technology and therefore a much better performance. I would not recommend the FreeBuds Lite*.

The battery life is a good argument. But especially ANC and Bluetooth 5.1 should be the decisive purchase criteria for the FreeBuds 3*.
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