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Apple Watch 2 (Hermès 42mm) vs Samsung Gear S3 frontier (4G SM-R765A)

Side by side comparison between Apple Watch 2 vs Samsung Gear S3 frontier smartwatches, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Gear S3 frontier XApple Watch 2 (Hermès 42mm)06Points
Apple Watch 2 (Hermès 42mm)
1.65"
AMOLED

390x312

N/A
MP

512MB
RAM

32bit Dual

334
mAh

(Non removable)

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11PointsSamsung Gear S3 frontier (4G SM-R765A)Compare Apple Watch 2 X
Samsung Gear S3 frontier (4G SM-R765A)
1.3"
AMOLED

360x360

N/A
MP

768MB
RAM

64bit Dual

380
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better smartwatch? Samsung Gear S3 frontier (4G SM-R765A)

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 2 (Hermès 42mm)6 Advantages Apple Watch 2 (Hermès 42mm)vsGear S3 frontier (4G SM-R765A)11 Advantages Samsung Gear S3 frontier (4G SM-R765A)
+8GB (5GB available)150%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs4GB (2GB available)
+52 grams (1.82 ounces)21%
Lighter
vs63 grams (2.21 ounces)
+11.4 millimeters (0.45 inches)13%
Thinner
vs12.9 millimeters (0.51 inches)
+1.65"27%
Larger screen
vs1.3"
+1400000 apps (App Store)932 times
More apps available to download and use
vs1500 apps
+50 meters waterproofAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsIP68 certified, MIL-STD-810G military certified
780Mhz 32bit Dual-Corevs+1Ghz 64bit Dual-Core76%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
512MB LPDDR3vs+768MB LPDDR350%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
AMOLEDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
390x312 pixelsvs+360x360 pixels7%
Higher resolution screen
303 PPIvs+392 PPI29%
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
334 mAhvs+380 mAh14%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Not supportedvs+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
4.0 + A2DPvs+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster

18 Common items in both devices
Stainless steel body, glass front, ceramic back / Stainless steel body, glass front
16 million
Capacitive
Multitouch
Not supported
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
+11 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresApple Watch 2 (Hermès 42mm)Samsung Gear S3 frontier (4G SM-R765A)
ModelWatch 2 (Hermès 42mm)Gear S3 frontier (4G SM-R765A)
Other model namesApple Watch Hermes Series 2 Stainless Steel A1758 42mmAT&T Samsung Gear S3 R765A, Gear S3 frontier LTE
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
USA
USA
BrandAppleSamsung
Release dateDecember, 2016November, 2016
Depth11.4 millimeters (0.45 inches)12.9 millimeters (0.51 inches)
Size (width x height)36.4 x 42.5 millimeters (1.43 x 1.67 in)46 x 49 millimeters (1.81 x 1.93 in)
Weight52 grams (1.82 ounces)63 grams (2.21 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaNot supportedInternal antenna
Build, materialsStainless steel body, glass front, ceramic backStainless steel body, glass front
Protection against water and others50 meters waterproofIP68 certified: dust/waterproof over 1.5 meters and 30min.
MIL-STD-810G military certified: salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant.
System (OS)Apple Watch 2 (Hermès 42mm)Samsung Gear S3 frontier (4G SM-R765A)
Operating systemWatchOS 3.0Tizen 2.3.2
Firmware updateWatchOS 5.0Tizen 3.0
HardwareApple Watch 2 (Hermès 42mm)Samsung Gear S3 frontier (4G SM-R765A)
Chipset32bit - Apple S2 (28nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Dual 7270 (14nm)
CPU processor780Mhz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A71Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR G6200ARM Mali-T720
RAM memory512MB LPDDR3768MB LPDDR3
Internal storage8GB (5GB available)4GB (2GB available)
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplayApple Watch 2 (Hermès 42mm)Samsung Gear S3 frontier (4G SM-R765A)
Display typeAMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size1.65" inches1.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~55.4% (screen-to-body ratio)~24.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution390x312 pixels360x360 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)303 PPI392 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassSapphire GlassGorilla Glass SR+
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksApple Watch 2 (Hermès 42mm)Samsung Gear S3 frontier (4G SM-R765A)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM cardNot supported1 slot (Single-SIM)
e-SIM (Eletronic)
Maximum download/uploadfeature not registered150/50 Mbps
Network technologyfeature not registered3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandNot supportedNot supported
Primary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 3G networkNot supportedUMTS 850/1900
Primary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat4 850/1900 (Bands 2,5)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkNot supportedUMTS, 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 2 (Hermès 42mm)Samsung Gear S3 frontier (4G SM-R765A)
MessagingSMS, E-mailSMS, MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingNot supportedNot supported
Call controlNot supportedVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraApple Watch 2 (Hermès 42mm)Samsung Gear S3 frontier (4G SM-R765A)
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 2 (Hermès 42mm)Samsung Gear S3 frontier (4G SM-R765A)
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 2 (Hermès 42mm)Samsung Gear S3 frontier (4G SM-R765A)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263feature not registered
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, OGG, eAAC+
ConnectivityApple Watch 2 (Hermès 42mm)Samsung Gear S3 frontier (4G SM-R765A)
USBNot supportedNot supported
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputNot supportedNot supported
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsApple Watch 2 (Hermès 42mm)Samsung Gear S3 frontier (4G SM-R765A)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
Ringtonesfeature not registeredPolyphonic and customized
Web browserNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Heart rate
Pedometer
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Heart rate
Pedometer
Other features- Colors: Silver
- Leather bands
- 1000 nits screen
- 3D Touch display
- Siri
- Requires an iPhone 5s/iOS 11 or later
- Colors: Black
- Leather band strap (22mm)
- Stainless Steel body 316L
- Samsung Pay
- S-Voice, S-Health
Power supplyApple Watch 2 (Hermès 42mm)Samsung Gear S3 frontier (4G SM-R765A)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity334 mAh380 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging
Magnetic charging (dock)
Standard charging
WPC/Qi Wireless charging
Talk time autonomy1080 minutes | 18 hours | 0.8 dayfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registered4320 minutes | 72 hours | 3 days
Radiation rateApple Watch 2 (Hermès 42mm)Samsung Gear S3 frontier (4G SM-R765A)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.498W/kg (head) | 1.005W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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