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Philips UpBeat UH202 Review – Great Sound & Battery Life


Price / Value
95 %
Build Quality
100 %
90 %
Battery Life
100 %

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Philips UpBeat UH2020 Package Contents

You get the Bluetooth headphones, micro-USB charging cable, instruction manual, and warranty papers in the package.

Technical Specs

✅ Music Playback: Up to 15 Hours
✅ 32mm Neodymium Acoustic Drivers
✅ Built-In Microphone
✅ Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
✅ Max Range: Up to 32 Feet (10 meters)
✅ Charging Time: 2 to 3 Hours
✅ Li-Polymer Battery
✅ Frequency response: 20 – 20,000 Hz
✅ Impedance: 32 Ohm
✅ Sensitivity: 102 dB
✅ Bluetooth Version: 4.2
✅ Super Light-Weight at 145 grams (0.3 lbs)
✅ On-Ear Design
✅ 1 Year Warranty

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Build Quality

Philips UpBeat UH202 Earphone Cups

The build quality of the Philips UpBeat UH202 is great. There are no squeaks when the headband expands to go around the head. Most of the headband is made of hard plastic with a small padded area of faux leather on the top of the band’s underside to provide some cushion to the top of the head.

Philips UpBeat UH202 Headphone Band

The earcups are also made of faux leather material, and fit overtop the ear. These are not over-ear headphones. The earcups can be swivelled to lay flat in one direction. Once laid flat, the earcups can also be folded upwards into the earphone band for compact carrying.

The headphones do not have a premium feel, but they are built well and without gaps or looseness.

Philips UpBeat UH202 Folded (Both Earcups Can Be Folded Upwards Next To Ear Other If Desired)

Audio Controls & Charging Port

The right earcup houses all the audio controls, which include the power button with a status LED light to indicate if the headphones are powered on or in Bluetooth pairing mode. The built-in microphone is also located near the power button as well. There is also a micro USB charging port as well, and three separate buttons to play/pause and to skip tracks forward or backwards.

Philips UpBeat UH202 Audio Controls & Charging Port

Sound Quality

I was actually surprised at the sound quality produced by these headphones. The sound clarity is good, and with further equalization optimizations on the streaming device, it sounds even better. The bass is slightly above average, so those seeking vibrating bass will not find that in these headphones. A quick listen to Turn Down For What by DJ Snake & Lil Jon resulted in a good listening experience in the heavy bass parts.

The headphones produce a nice clean sound for most uses, but in some songs, it may sound just slightly tinny during some parts. Overall, not something I noticed until I actively paid attention for this review. The headphones do not produce any buzzing noises or static when nothing is playing, and they are on.

There are a few times when I found myself yearning for a little more volume. I am assuming the capped volume level is to help prevent permanent ear damage. Overall, I think they produce great sound for casual listening sessions and while working.

Bluetooth Pairing & Setup

The pairing process is super quick. You just have to press the power button down long enough to put it into pairing mode. Once in pairing mode, just add it to your phone or laptop. When you power the headphones on, you get a voice alert letting you know it is powered on, powering off, connected or disconnected.

Battery Life

Battery life is an area where these headphones truly shine. I have experienced over 13 hours of playback at around 80 to 100% volume on a full charge, which is amazing! I was a bit skeptical of the rated 15 hours, but with the volume lower, I’m sure I can get closer to that.

Extended Wear Comfort

I wish these headphones were slightly wider in terms of the headband curvature. While I can extend them to fit around my head nicely, I find that they compress a bit much for my liking. This means that I can only wear them for around 2 to 3 hours at a time before I start noticing them. If you wear glasses, you’ll want to angle your glasses arms above the top of your ear so that the pressure exerted by these headphones doesn’t press your ear up against the glasses arms.

Summing Up

If you can score these on sale, these are a great bargain for the sound quality and the excellent battery life. However, if you cannot score these on sale, I’ve since discovered a louder and better sounding pair of headphones that do not cost much as well, which are the KVIDIO headphones. Check out that review here.

If there is anything that I missed in the review, or if you have any questions that I did not cover, please leave a comment below.

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