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Apple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm) vs Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)

Side by side comparison between Apple Watch 1 vs Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 smartwatches, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Apple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)
1.65"
AMOLED

390x312

N/A
MP

512MB
RAM

32bit Dual

250
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
13PointsSamsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)Compare Apple Watch 1 X
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
1.2"
AMOLED

360x360

N/A
MP

1.5GB
RAM

64bit Dual

247
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better smartwatch? Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)

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 1 (Aluminum 42mm)7 Advantages Apple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)vsGalaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)13 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
+8GB (5GB available)3 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs4GB (1.39GB available)
+30 grams (1.05 ounces)23%
Lighter
vs37 grams (1.3 ounces)
+10.5 millimeters (0.41 inches)4%
Thinner
vs10.9 millimeters (0.43 inches)
+1.65"37%
Larger screen
vs1.2"
+1400000 apps (App Store)932 times
More apps available to download and use
vs1500 apps
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+250 mAh1%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs247 mAh
520Mhz 32bit Dual-Corevs+1.15Ghz 64bit Dual-Core2 times
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
512MB LPDDRvs+1.5GB LPDDR32 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
Aluminum body, glass front, plastic composite backvs+Stainless steel body, glass frontAdvantage
More resistant material
AMOLEDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
390x312 pixelsvs+360x360 pixels7%
Higher resolution screen
303 PPIvs+424 PPI40%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
Not supportedvs+4G LTEAdvantage
The 4G LTE network is newer and faster
(Not supported) vs+(4G LTE) 150 MbpsAdvantage
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+VO2 maxAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouAdvantage
It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your device
4.0 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
IPX7 certifiedvs+50 meters waterproof., MIL-STD-810G military certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

15 Common items in both devices
16 million
Capacitive
Multitouch
Not supported
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Heart rate
+8 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresApple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
ModelWatch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
Other model namesApple Watch Series 1 Aluminum 42mm A1803, iWatch S1Galaxy Watch Active2 4G LTE SM-R835U (Stainless Steel)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
USA
USA
BrandAppleSamsung
Release dateSeptember, 2016September, 2019
Depth10.5 millimeters (0.41 inches)10.9 millimeters (0.43 inches)
Size (width x height)36.4 x 42.5 millimeters (1.43 x 1.67 in)40 x 40 millimeters (1.57 x 1.57 in)
Weight30 grams (1.05 ounces)37 grams (1.3 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaNot supportedInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass front, plastic composite backStainless steel body, glass front
Protection against water and othersIPX7 certified: water resistant up to 1 meter and 30min50 meters waterproof.
MIL-STD-810G military certified: salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant.
System (OS)Apple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
Operating systemWatchOS 3.0Tizen 4.0
Firmware updateWatchOS 5.0feature not registered
HardwareApple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
Chipset32bit - Apple S1P (28nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Dual 9110 (10nm)
CPU processor520Mhz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A71.15Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR G6200ARM Mali-T720 MP1
RAM memory512MB LPDDR1.5GB LPDDR3
Internal storage8GB (5GB available)4GB (1.39GB available)
eMMC
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplayApple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
Display typeAMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size1.65" inches1.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~55.4% (screen-to-body ratio)~29% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution390x312 pixels360x360 pixels (1:1)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)303 PPI424 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass DX+
Display featuresfeature not registeredNot supported
Mobile networksApple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM cardNot supported1 slot (Single-SIM)
e-SIM (Eletronic)
Maximum download/uploadfeature not registered150/50 Mbps
Network technologyfeature not registered2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandNot supportedQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkNot supportedUMTS 850/900/2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat4 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingApple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
MessagingSMS, E-mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingNot supportedNot supported
Call controlNot supportedVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraApple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
Back camera (main camera)Not supportedNot supported
Main camera resolutionNot supportedNot supported
Video recording (primary)Not supportedNot supported
FlashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusNot supportedNot supported
Touch focusNot supportedNot supported
Image stabilizationNot supportedNot supported
ZoomNot supportedNot supported
Face/smile detectionNot supportedNot supported
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRNot supportedNot supported
2ª cameraApple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
Front camera (secondary)Not supportedNot supported
Front camera resolutionNot supportedNot supported
Video recording (secondary)Not supportedNot supported
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaApple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263MP4
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, OGG, eAAC+
ConnectivityApple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
USBNot supportedNot supported
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputNot supportedNot supported
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSNot supportedA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsApple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedNot supported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
Ringtonesfeature not registeredPolyphonic and customized
Web browserNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Heart rate
Pedometer
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Heart rate
Pedometer
VO2 max
Other features- Colors: Space gray, Gold, Rose gold, Silver
- Band colors: Brown, White, Black, Blue
- Sport bands
- 450 nits screen
- 3D Touch display
- Siri
- Magnetic charger
- Requires an iPhone 5s/iOS 11 or later
- Colors: Black, Silver, Pink Gold
- Bands: 20mm
- Always-on display
- Samsung Pay
Power supplyApple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity250 mAh247 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging
Magnetic charging (dock)
Standard charging
Qi wireless charging
Talk time autonomy1080 minutes | 18 hours | 0.8 day2580 minutes | 43 hours | 1.8 days
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateApple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.43W/kg (head) | 1.13W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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