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Apple Watch 2 (Hermès 38mm) vs Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)

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

Compare Samsung Gear 2 XApple Watch 2 (Hermès 38mm)10Points
Apple Watch 2 (Hermès 38mm)




32bit Dual


(Non removable)

08PointsSamsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)Compare Apple Watch 2 X
Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)




32bit Dual


(Non removable)

What's the better smartwatch? Apple Watch 2 (Hermès 38mm)

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Watch 2 (Hermès 38mm)10 Advantages Apple Watch 2 (Hermès 38mm)vsGear 2 (SM-R380)8 Advantages Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)
+512MB LPDDR3Advantage
This RAM type is better and more efficient.
vs512MB LPDDR2
+8GB (5GB available)150%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs4GB (2GB available)
+42 grams (1.47 ounces)62%
vs68 grams (2.38 ounces)
+290 PPI4%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs278 PPI
+1400000 apps (App Store)932 times
More apps available to download and use
vs1500 apps
+Ambient Light sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSAdvantage
It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your device
vsNot supported
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
vsNot supported
+Sapphire GlassAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
+5 ATMAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsWaterproof (IP?)
780MHz 32bit Dual-Corevs+1GHz 32bit Dual-Core9%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
11.4 millimeters (0.45 inches)vs+10 millimeters (0.39 inches)14%
AMOLEDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
340x272 pixelsvs+320x320 pixels11%
Higher resolution screen
Larger screen
Not supportedvs+(back) 2MPAdvantage
With a camera you can take pictures anywhere
Not supportedvs+HD (1280x720)Advantage
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
273 mAhvs+300 mAh10%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use

13 Common items in both devices
16 million
Not supported
Heart rate
+6 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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📱 Model features

Apple Watch 2 (Hermès 38mm)Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)
ModelWatch 2 (Hermès 38mm)Gear 2 (SM-R380)
Other model namesApple Watch Hermes Series 2 Stainless Steel A1757 38mmSamsung Gear 2 R380, Samsung SM-R380 Gear 2
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
Release date12/1/20164/1/2014
Depth11.4 millimeters (0.45 inches)10 millimeters (0.39 inches)
Size (width x height)33.3 x 38.6 millimeters (1.31 x 1.52 in)36.9 x 58.4 millimeters (1.45 x 2.3 in)
Weight42 grams (1.47 ounces)68 grams (2.38 ounces)
Build, materialsStainless steel body, glass front, ceramic backfeature not registered
Protection against water and others5 ATM: 50 meters waterproofWaterproof (IP?)

🤖 Operating System

Apple Watch 2 (Hermès 38mm)Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)
System versionWatchOS 3.0Tizen 2.2.1
Firmware updateWatchOS 5.0feature not registered
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Apple Watch 2 (Hermès 38mm)Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)
Chipset32bit - Apple S2 (28nm)32bit - Samsung Exynos 2 Dual 3250 (28nm)
CPUDual-Core, 1 processor:
780MHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A7
Dual-Core, 1 processor:
1GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A7
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR G6200ARM Mali-400 MP2 400Mhz
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Apple Watch 2 (Hermès 38mm)Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)
RAM memory512MB LPDDR3512MB LPDDR2
Internal storage8GB (5GB available)4GB (2GB available)
External storageNot supportedNot supported

📲 Display

Apple Watch 2 (Hermès 38mm)Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)
Display typeAMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size1.5" inches1.63" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~55.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~39.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution340x272 pixels320x320 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)290 PPI278 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassSapphire GlassNot supported
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📶 Mobile networks

Apple Watch 2 (Hermès 38mm)Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM cardNot supportedNot supported
Maximum download/uploadfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Network technologyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandNot supportedNot supported
Primary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported

📷 Camera

Apple Watch 2 (Hermès 38mm)Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)
Back camera (main camera)Not supported2 megapixels
Main camera resolutionNot supported1600x1200 pixels
Video recording (primary)Not supportedHD (1280x720)
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 supportedAutofocus
Touch focusNot supportedSupported
Image stabilizationNot supportedNot supported
ZoomNot supportedOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionNot supportedNot supported
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRNot supportedNot supported
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Apple Watch 2 (Hermès 38mm)Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)
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

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Apple Watch 2 (Hermès 38mm)Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedNot supported
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263MP4, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+

🔌 Connectivity

Apple Watch 2 (Hermès 38mm)Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)
USBNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputNot supportedNot supported
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSNot supported
NFCSupportedNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedSupported

🧭 Sensors

Apple Watch 2 (Hermès 38mm)Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)
Ambient Light sensor
Heart rate
Heart rate
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Apple Watch 2 (Hermès 38mm)Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity273 mAh300 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging
Magnetic charging (dock)
Standard charging
Talk time autonomy18 hoursfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registered72 hours (3 days)

➕ Other features

Apple Watch 2 (Hermès 38mm)Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)
Call controlNot supportedVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS, E-mailSMS, MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingNot supportedNot supported
Ringtonesfeature not registeredPolyphonic and customized
Web browserNot supportedNot supported
AntennaNot supportedNot supported
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Silver
- Leather bands
- 1000 nits screen
- 3D Touch display
- Siri
- Requires an iPhone 5s/iOS 11 or later
- Colors: Charcoal Black, Gold Brown, Orange
- WatchON Remote
- S-Voice
- Watch compatible with Android 4.3 or higher
- IP67 certified: dust and water resistant up to 1m and 30min

☢️ Radiation rate

Apple Watch 2 (Hermès 38mm)Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.122W/kg (head), 0.02W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.09W/kg (head), 0.02W/kg (body)

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