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Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (42mm 4G) vs Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)

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

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S20+ Plus XApple Watch 3 Aluminum (42mm 4G)04Points
Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (42mm 4G)
1.65"
AMOLED

390x312

N/A
MP

768MB
RAM

32bit Dual

352
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
29PointsSamsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)Compare Apple Watch 3 Aluminum X
Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)
6.7"
AMOLED

1440x3200

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better device? Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Watch 3 Aluminum (42mm 4G)4 Advantages Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (42mm 4G)vsGalaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)29 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)
+35 grams (1.23 ounces)4 times
Lighter
vs186 grams (6.51 ounces)
+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+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+2.73Ghz 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 available)vs+128GB (104GB available)9 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
Dynamic AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
390x312 pixelsvs+1440x3200 pixels37 times
Higher resolution screen
303 PPIvs+524 PPI73%
Crisper display of text, images and videos 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 + 0.3MPAdvantage
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+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (under display)Advantage
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
1 slot (Single-SIM)vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
Not supportedvs+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)vs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMO 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 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
Not supportedvs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
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 sensor
+9 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresApple Watch 3 Aluminum (42mm 4G)Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)
ModelWatch 3 Aluminum (42mm 4G)Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)
Other model namesApple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular (4G LTE), Apple Watch S3Galaxy S20 Plus 4G-LTE G985F/Dual-Sim (Exynos, 8GB RAM)
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)73.7 x 161.9 millimeters (2.9 x 6.37 in)
Weight35 grams (1.23 ounces)186 grams (6.51 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+ (SM-G985F/DS)
Operating systemWatchOS 4.0Android 10
Firmware updateWatchOS 5.0feature not registered
HardwareApple Watch 3 Aluminum (42mm 4G)Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)
Chipset32bit - Apple S3 (28nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 990 (7nm)
CPU processor1Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A7Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.73Ghz Dual-Core Mongoose M5
2.5Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR G6200ARM Mali-G77 MP11
RAM memory768MB LPDDR48GB LPDDR5
Internal storage16GB (10GB available)128GB (104GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplayApple Watch 3 Aluminum (42mm 4G)Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)
Display typeAMOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size1.65" inches6.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~55.4% (screen-to-body ratio)~90.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution390x312 pixels1440x3200 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)303 PPI524 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 6
Display featuresfeature not registered120Hz, HDR10+
Mobile networksApple Watch 3 Aluminum (42mm 4G)Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
e-SIM (Eletronic)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps2000/200 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 850/900/1800/1900GSM 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
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 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
CallingApple Watch 3 Aluminum (42mm 4G)Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)
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+ (SM-G985F/DS)
Back camera (main camera)Not supported(quad camera)
12.2 megapixels
64MP telephotof/2.029mm1/1.72"0.8µmPDAFOIS1.1x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1.4µmSuper-Steady-video
0.3MP TOF 3Df/1.0
Main camera resolutionNot supported4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)Not supported8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps
FlashNot supportedLED flash
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/1.76" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.8µm 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+ (SM-G985F/DS)
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/2.2 (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+ (SM-G985F/DS)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
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+ (SM-G985F/DS)
USBNot supportedUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C (reversible)
Audio outputNot supportedType-C reversible connector
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMO
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+ (SM-G985F/DS)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserNot supportedHTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Heart rate
Pedometer
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Gesture
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Silver, Gold, Space Gray
- Sport Band or Nike Sport Band
- 1000 nits screen
- 3D Touch display
- Siri
- Colors: Cosmic Black, Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cloud White, Aura Red, Aura Blue
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- One UI 2
- Always-on display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyApple Watch 3 Aluminum (42mm 4G)Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity352 mAh4500 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging
Magnetic charging (dock)
25W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
9W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
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+ (SM-G985F/DS)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.52W/kg (head) | 0.34W/kg (body)0.72W/kg (head) | 1.03W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.376W/kg (head) | 1.57W/kg (body)
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