Product Comparison: JBL Flip 4 vs JBL Charge 2+

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General Specifications
Charge 2+
About the product
Hear the bass, feel the bass, see the bass: The award-winning Flip series delivers surprisingly powerful stereo thanks to dual exter- nal passive radiators. It's durable fabric material and rugged rubber make it the best match to your lifestyle.
The renewed JBL Charge 2+ is an ultra-powerful, ultra-big-battery portable Bluetooth speaker with high-quality stereo sound. Revamped with fresh styles and a splashproof design, the Charge 2+ takes the party everywhere – be it poolside or dancing in the rain – and amplify the excitement with JBL Bass Radiators.
Key Specs
Power output
16 W
15 W
Connection Type
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth 3.0
33 ft.
33 ft.
Battery Life
12 hour(s)
12 hour(s)
Dynamic Configuration
2 drivers
2 drivers
What customers say about "Key Specs"
JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • The battery life is amazing and I believe it does indeed last for the time stated here, if not longer.
  • It is robust, has a great sound, and the battery life is pretty good too.
  • The battery life is good, I've only once used it from full charge to empty and it almost lasted the 12 hours stated.
  • Battery life 12-15 hours. We have it sailing but haven’t had to test its water resistance yet! Sound is excellent and I can walk round the house and down both ends of the garden without losing it
  • The battery life is shockingly bad. A full charge lasts about two hours when streaming music from my phone...
JBL Charge 2+ Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • This is an excellent speaker. I went for this version rather than the newer Charge 3 as I read this one to be better, and the reviews weren’t wrong.
  • Crystal clear sound and enough bass for anyone’s needs. I’ve noticed some speakers aren’t loud enough, especially when using outside however this speaker certainly isn’t the case.
  • Battery is also very good and I only charge it once a week at most. Anyone looking for a decent Bluetooth speaker, definitely pick this one. You won’t be disappointed.
  • The JBL charge delivers brilliant sound from top end and has a nice round bass/low end.
  • Battery life doesn't last as long as it used to when new, but that's with anything brand new.
Size & Weight
8.5 in.
3.1 in.
3.6 in.
7.3 in.
3.6 in.
3.1 in.
1.8 lbs.
1.32 lbs.

JBL Flip 4

JBL Charge 2+

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • Clear sound, great volume and bass for the size I take it with me a bit everywhere.
  • I was surprised how loud the volume was and how clear the sound is for such a small size.
  • Massively good sound considering the size of the speaker easily fill a room great powerful bass good sturdy construction easily portable.
  • Can’t fault this product at all. Great sound , features and handy size. Well built - love JBL Kit.
  • Serious speaker, bass is nice and deep.. The volume is excellent for a speaker of its size.
JBL Charge 2+ Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • That's what you need !!! Not too big, not too small. Sounds really good, looks nice.
  • The speaker is convenient to use in almost any place - as an acoustics for a laptop, outdoors, when riding a bicycle
  • The model fits perfectly in the hand and allows you to transport it in any bag or backpack.
  • I like that it can fit on my bike instead of a bottle.
  • A heavy speaker in order to take with you to nature, it is better to buy more smaller speaker than that.
Rubber / Plastic
Plastic / Metal
Display Type
Battery Type
Lithium-ion polymer
Lithium-ion polymer
Supported Systems
Windows, MacOS, Android, Windows Mobile, iOS
Windows Mobile, MacOS, Android, Windows, iOS
Hand Strap
IPX7 waterproof
Accessories Included
USB charging cable, Power adaptor
Micro USB cable, 5V 2.3A USB Adapter
JBL Connect+, Speakerphone, Voice Assistant integration
Can connect a maximum of 3 devices, JBL Bass Radiator
What customers say about "Features"
JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • Excellent sound quality, love that it's waterproof and battery lasts ages.
  • The sound quality is fantastic for a speaker of its size. I've dropped mine several times and not a scratch and so far totally waterproof. A great buy.
  • Truly waterproof (tried and tested). Definitely a product worth what it is.
  • Have used it while power boating, kayaking and around the pool. Good waterproofing.
  • No problems at all with it. ipx7 waterproof is very good tried it every thing works perfectly.
JBL Charge 2+ Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • The design is made of a nice soft-touch plastic and a metal “grill”.
  • The lower part is rubberized for better fixation on the surface. Large woofers are placed on the sides to give surround bass.
  • The speaker is cool, I bought it 2.5 years ago, it still works perfectly with everyday hours of use.
  • This speaker has amazing sound for its size but it has a BIG weakness. It's battery!
  • This speaker used to have a 12 hour battery life and after just 2.5 years it only lasts barely 2 hours before it's flat.
Ethernet Port
Micro USB
Lightning Port
Card Slot
What customers say about "Interfaces"
JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • The charging cycle doesn’t last long and the speaker comes with a nice USB cable for charging.
  • A big plus is that it doesn't have the additional weight/headache of batteries as it's usb chargeable!
  • Connection via USB works without problems, the battery saves a charge for a long time.
  • I wish the charger came with a plug in for a wall and not just the USB cable.
  • The micro usb connector is just too weak or doesn't give enough support and ends up breaking on the unit.
JBL Charge 2+ Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • The JBL Charge 2 is a well-designed, durable portable Bluetooth speaker that features excellent battery life and doubles as an external charger for your portable devices.
  • It also has built-in speakerphone capabilities, plays loudly for its size, and offers relatively strong bass.
  • I really liked the powerbank function because you can always recharge the phone from the speaker.
  • Bought this speaker two years ago and the charger cable has also bugged out.
  • The speaker distorts with certain material, particularly with bass-heavy tracks and more complicated songs.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
99.95 $
99.95 $

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