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Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (42mm 4G) vs Samsung Galaxy S20+ Plus

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Apple Watch 3 Aluminum vs Samsung Galaxy S20+ Plus devices with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S20+ Plus XApple Watch 3 Aluminum (42mm 4G)03Points
Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (42mm 4G)
1.65"
AMOLED

390x312

N/A
MP

768MB
RAM

32bit Dual

352
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Samsung Galaxy S20+ Plus
6.7"
AMOLED

1440x3200

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better device? Samsung Galaxy S20+ Plus

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best! Comment!

Watch 3 Aluminum (42mm 4G)3 Advantages Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (42mm 4G)vsGalaxy S20+ Plus29 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S20+ Plus
+35 grams (1.23 ounces)4 times
Lighter
vs188 grams (6.58 ounces)
+PedometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+50 meters waterproofAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsIP68 certified
1Ghz 32bit Dual-Corevs+2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core4 times
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
768MB LPDDR4vs+8GB LPDDR510 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
16GB (10GB user free)vs+128GB (107GB user free)10 times
More internal storage for applications and files
Not supportedvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
11.4 millimeters (0.45 inches)vs+7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)46%
Thinner
AMOLEDvs+Dynamic AMOLEDAdvantage
This device has a Dynamic AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vivid
390x312 pixelsvs+1440x3200 pixels37 times
Higher resolution screen
303 PPIvs+524 PPI73%
Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
1.65"vs+6.7"3 times
Larger screen
Not supportedvs+(quad camera) 12.2MP + 64MP + 12MP + 0.04MPAdvantage
With a camera you can take pictures anywhere
Not supportedvs+8K UHD (7680x4320)Advantage
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
1400000 apps (App Store)vs+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)79%
More apps available to download and use
(4G LTE) 150 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 2000 Mbps12 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Type-C reversible connectorAdvantage
Best output for headset
Not supportedvs+ProximityAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint (under display)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
352 mAhvs+4500 mAh12 times
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Not supportedvs+Video callingAdvantage
The video calling allows to make calls with voice and video
Not supportedvs+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)vs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)Advantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device
4.2 version A2DPvs+5.1 version A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.1 version A2DP/LE is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USB
Not supportedvs+HTML, XHTML, HTML5Advantage
Better sites viewing on the internet

16 Common items in both devices
Aluminum body, glass front, plastic composite back / Aluminum frame, glass front/back
16 million
4G LTE / 4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
Ambient Light
+9 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresApple Watch 3 Aluminum (42mm 4G)Samsung Galaxy S20+ Plus
ModelWatch 3 Aluminum (42mm 4G)Galaxy S20+ Plus
Other model namesApple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular (4G LTE), Apple Watch S3Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandAppleSamsung
Release dateSeptember, 2017March, 2020
Depth11.4 millimeters (0.45 inches)7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)36.4 x 42.5 millimeters (1.43 x 1.67 in)74 x 162 millimeters (2.91 x 6.38 in)
Weight35 grams (1.23 ounces)188 grams (6.58 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass front, plastic composite backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and others50 meters waterproofIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (42mm 4G)Samsung Galaxy S20+ Plus
Operating systemWatchOS 4.0Android 10
Firmware updateWatchOS 5.0feature not registered
HardwareApple Watch 3 Aluminum (42mm 4G)Samsung Galaxy S20+ Plus
Chipset32bit - Apple S3 (28nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250 (7nm)
CPU processor1Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A7Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 585
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 585
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR G6200Qualcomm Adreno 650
RAM memory768MB LPDDR48GB LPDDR5
Internal storage16GB (10GB user free)128GB (107GB user free)
UFS 3.0
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayApple Watch 3 Aluminum (42mm 4G)Samsung Galaxy S20+ Plus
Display typeAMOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size1.65" inches6.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~55.4% (screen-to-body ratio)~90.4% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution390x312 pixels1440x3200 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)303 PPI524 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 6
Mobile networksApple Watch 3 Aluminum (42mm 4G)Samsung Galaxy S20+ Plus
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
e-Sim (Eletronic Sim)
1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps2000/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkA1891 model (Europe,Australia):
UMTS 800/850/900/2100

A1861 model (USA,LATAM,Canada):
UMTS 800/850/1700/1900

A1892 model (China):
UMTS 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4

A1891 model (Europe,Australia):
LTE (Bands 1,3,5,7,8,18,19,20,26)

A1861 model (USA,LATAM,Canada):
LTE (Bands 2,4,5,12,13,17,18,19,25,26)
TD-LTE (Bands 41)

A1892 model (China):
LTE (Bands 1,3)
TD-LTE (Bands 39,40,41)
LTE Cat20 (Bands )
TD-LTE (Bands )
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTEGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingApple Watch 3 Aluminum (42mm 4G)Samsung Galaxy S20+ Plus
MessagingSMS, E-mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingNot supportedSupported
Call controlNot supportedVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraApple Watch 3 Aluminum (42mm 4G)Samsung Galaxy S20+ Plus
Back camera (main camera)Not supported(quad camera)
12.2 megapixels
64MP telephoto (PDAF, OIS, 3x opt-zoom)
12MP ultrawide (AF Super Steady video)
0.04MP TOF (Time-of-Flight)
Main camera resolutionNot supported4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)Not supported8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps
FlashNot supportedLED flash
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/1.5 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.55" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.4µm pixel
AutofocusNot supportedPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
Touch focusNot supportedSupported
Image stabilizationNot supportedOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomNot supportedDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionNot supportedFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRNot supportedHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraApple Watch 3 Aluminum (42mm 4G)Samsung Galaxy S20+ Plus
Front camera (secondary)Not supported10 megapixels
Front camera resolutionNot supported3872x2592 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Not supported4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/1.9 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.2" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.22µm pixel
MultimediaApple Watch 3 Aluminum (42mm 4G)Samsung Galaxy S20+ Plus
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263MP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityApple Watch 3 Aluminum (42mm 4G)Samsung Galaxy S20+ Plus
USBNot supportedUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputNot supportedType-C reversible connector
Bluetooth4.2 version A2DP5.1 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsApple Watch 3 Aluminum (42mm 4G)Samsung Galaxy S20+ Plus
Active noise cancellationNot supportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserNot supportedHTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Heart rate
Pedometer
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Gesture
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (under display)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Silver, Gold, Space Gray
- Sport Band or Nike Sport Band
- 1000 nits screen
- 3D Touch display
- Siri
- Colors: Black and other colors
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- One UI 2
- Always-on display
- 20:9 ratio, 120Hz, HDR10+ display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- USB Power Delivery 2.0
- Wireless charging: 15W
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyApple Watch 3 Aluminum (42mm 4G)Samsung Galaxy S20+ Plus
BatteryLi-Ion (Non removable)
Magnetic charging (dock)
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
Reverse wireless charging between devices
Battery capacity352 mAh4500 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registered45W
Talk time autonomy1080 minutes | 18 hours | 0.8 dayfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateApple Watch 3 Aluminum (42mm 4G)Samsung Galaxy S20+ Plus
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.52W/kg (head) | 0.34W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered