To pair the AirPods with your Android phone - please follow the below steps.
01) Press the button in front of the charging case until the light blinks.
02) Go to Bluetooth Settings (on your phone) and choose AirPods
Yes, many people does that to improve the battery life.While using only one AirPod at a time, your iPhone will switch over to a mono mixdown so, you can hear both sides of any stereo.
Apart from the design difference - the biggest difference is AirPods are wireless while EarPods are not wireless. The AirPods comes with lot more openings compared to EarPods.
The standard packaging includes, AirPods (in the charging case), Quick start guide and a lightning cable.
It is very very easy thanks to seamless integration, which Apple has done. All you have to do is to bring your AirPods case near to your iPhone and open the AirPods case. The moment you open the AirPods case, your iPhone will detect it and will give you prompt to connect like the side image. Tap the connect button and you are done. Your AirPods are connected with your iPhone and they are ready to use.
Look past their offbeat design and you'll find that Apple AirPods' compact size and high convenience factor are a winning combination.