Dizo GoPods D Review review summary:

Expert Rating: 3/5

Case

Buds

Usability

Audio

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Pros

  • Small Case
  • Respectable audio
  • Game Mode
  • IPX4 water resistance
  • Configurable controls
  • Decent calls

Cons

  • Subpar Build Quality
  • Micro-USB port

While exploring budget-class earphones, even if you come across several options, picking the right one for your ears is like finding a needle in a haystack. Only a select few of them would be worth your consideration. So, here we will gauge whether the Dizo GoPods D is able to earn that value. For the unfamiliar, Dizo is Realme’s new partner-brand focussed on tech and lifestyle offerings. And that is the wacky name of its debut product, a TWS.

This will be short and straightforward and aimed at helping you find whether you should buy the GoPods D.

Let’s begin with a quick glance at what all you get:

Dizo GoPods D Unboxing

The Dizo GoPods D comes in a small rectangle box, within which you get:

  • The buds
  • Charging case
  • A pair of Small, Medium, and Large Ear Tips
  • A Micro-USB cable
  • User Manual

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Contents


Dizo GoPods D Review Specs and Price in India (DA2002)

Bluetooth: 5.0; SBC
Charging Interface: Micro-USB
Microphone: Yes
Battery:
About 5Hrs (earbuds); About 20Hrs (Use with charging case); About 2Hrs (Charging time)
Bluetooth Range: Up to 10m
Frequency: 2.4GHz to 2.4835GHz
Game Mode: 110ms
Waterproof: IPX4
Price in India: ₹1,599


And now, it’s time to begin the Smartprix review of the Dizo GoPods D —

Dizo GoPods D Review: Case

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Realme, whoops, I mean the Dizo buds come in a cobble-shaped case. Both the box and buds look similar to the Realme Buds Q2 that had launched recently. It isn’t surprising as the youngling is bound to stay under its parent’s shade and perhaps share some resources. And we don’t mind as long as it works. So, does it? Well…the case is compact and easy to slide into jean’s pocket. Good. But, the build quality isn’t. It is loose and makes a creaking sound. Also, if you accidentally drop it, the buds would be quick to jump out. Sure, these might be just a problem with my unit, but still something to be wary of.

On the surface, there is a Dizo logo on top, an LED indicator on the front, and a micro-USB port by the back. You would need both hands to open the case. Inside, the buds sleep within their respective cradles.

Let’s pick ’em out now.

Dizo GoPods D Review: Buds

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

The buds are very light and so even after long-term usage, you are less likely to feel any fatigue. Although Dizo packs three sizes of ear tips, none of them were fastening properly in my ears. That doesn’t mean they won’t fit yours.

Anyways, whilst in ears, they look suave with the metal-esque concentric circle design. Mine is black in color. But you can also choose white.

Fit and finish aside, GoPods D are IPX4 rated for water resistance.

And now it’s time to test the sound.

Dizo GoPods D Review: Usability

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

The concentric circles are not just for looks. They offer multiple controls like music playback, triggering voice assistant, and activating game mode. These can be tweaked using the Realme Link app.

On Android, the app works fine. You get to see the current battery level of the individual buds, manage the connection, switch between various sound effects, toggling game mode, and configuring the aforementioned functions of the button.

The MFB (multi-functioning buttons) is responsive to finger commands. And speaking of response, the Game Mode brings down the latency to as low as 110ms. Not that you need it in usual usage like music listening, but it would be helpful in high-octane gaming sessions, where each split-second decides who wins or lose.

Other major areas of usability are Connectivity, Battery Life, and of course, Audio.

For connectivity, you are getting Bluetooth 5.0 and the working range is 10 meters. Good and Good. The audio signals are encoded and decoded over the SBC codec. We will determine how that sounds in a later section.

Then there is the battery life, which is also serviceable for the price. The claimed endurance is around 5Hrs from each earbud and in total about 20Hrs (including what you get with the charging case). The figures were more or less the same in my experience. To charge the Buds+Box combination, it takes around 2Hrs.

And finally, there’s audio, which demands its own section —

Dizo GoPods D Review: Audio

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

The earbuds are sufficiently loud although my testings were limited to indoors due to the very normal times we are living in. Also, due to the fear of earache, I would listen only at around 70-percent volume.

Within the Realme Link app, you get to select between three sound profiles viz. Dynamic, Bass Boost+, and Bright. I had it set it on Dynamic, which I feel like a sweet spot, and sometimes choose the others based on the content. Now some of you may dig the bassy output while the purists amongst you are likely to lean towards the Bright mode. Whatever floats your boat. The differences aren’t night and day, but are nice to have, nonetheless.

Anyways, I did the usual drill of checking how it reproduces various frequencies between the lower (2.4GHz) and upper (2.4KHz) thresholds. This involves me listening to a playlist of tracks that let me analyze various aspects of an earphones’ performance. And so I learned that Bass has got more boom than a thump. You can feel the instruments playing in the lower spectrum. For any regular songs with an emphasis on vocals and podcasts, the buds work just fine. Even sounds at higher ranges are discernible.

As for calls, you can rely on these. The mics work decently too and the other person could hear me well.

And well, well, well, we are at the finishing line. Time for —

Review Verdict: Should You Buy Dizo GoPods D?

Editor’s rating

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Dizo GoPods D sounds surprisingly good for its asking price. Not just for casual music listening, but for calls too. A few years back, you would struggle to find a pair like this in this range. Anyway good times for budget buyers, I reckon. However, as you’d expect, there are signs of it being a bargain bin in the form of its build quality and choice of a legacy port. I ain’t complaining, and probably neither would you, because, for a shoestring budget of ₹1,599, there is enough value here. And to save some more, you could try buying it from Flipkart during the first sale date of July 14 at a discounted price of ₹1,399. Just something to keep in mind, if you’ve read the review and are interested in grabbing a pair.

Reasons to buy

  • Small Case
  • Respectable audio
  • Game Mode
  • IPX4 water resistance
  • Configurable controls
  • Decent calls

Reasons to not buy

  • Subpar build quality
  • Micro-USB port

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