42 mAh for the earbuds (minimum value for a single earbud) and 505 mAh for the charging case (minimum value)
Wired charging for the charging case: USB Type-C
The charging case supports wireless charging.*
Charging the earbuds with the charging case: 20 minutes
Charging the empty charging case with a cable: 40 minutes
Charging the empty charging case wirelessly: 240 minutes
Music playback with the earbuds only (noise cancellation off): 5 hours
Music playback with the earbuds only (noise cancellation on): 3.5 hours
Music playback with multiple charges in the case (noise cancellation off): 30 hours
Music playback with multiple charges in the case (noise cancellation on): 20 hours
Note: Battery life and charging data comes from Huawei lab tests. Actual battery life and charging duration will vary depending on the volume, audio source, environment, usage, and other factors.
*Data comes from Huawei lab tests. A prototype of the HUAWEI FreeBuds 5 and the accompanying software were tested with a HUAWEI P50 Pro.
Audio playback test: The earbuds were connected to the phone via Bluetooth for audio playback in AAC format with the volume level set to 50%. The audio continued to play until sound stopped playing from one of the earbuds.
To charge the charging case, align the center of the wireless charging coil with the center of the wireless charger, and slightly adjust the position until the indicator turns on. The charging case supports Qi-certified wireless charger. Some wireless chargers may not be able to charge the case properly.