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Apple Watch 3 (38mm) vs Samsung Gear S3 frontier (4G SM-R765F)

Side by side comparison between Apple Watch 3 vs Samsung Gear S3 frontier smartwatches, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Apple Watch 3 (38mm)
1.5"
AMOLED

340x272

N/A
MP

768MB
RAM

32bit Dual

279
mAh

(Non removable)

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06PointsSamsung Gear S3 frontier (4G SM-R765F)Compare Apple Watch 3 X
Samsung Gear S3 frontier (4G SM-R765F)
1.3"
AMOLED

360x360

N/A
MP

768MB
RAM

64bit Dual

380
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better smartwatch? Apple Watch 3 (38mm)

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22 Common items in both devices
Stainless steel body, glass front, ceramic back / Stainless steel body, glass front
16 million
4G LTE
150 Mbps
Capacitive
Multitouch
Not supported
+15 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 3 (38mm)Samsung Gear S3 frontier (4G SM-R765F)
ModelWatch 3 (38mm)Gear S3 frontier (4G SM-R765F)
Other model namesApple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular (4G LTE) Stainless SteelSamsung Gear S3 R765F, Gear S3 frontier LTE
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
Singapore
Singapore
BrandAppleSamsung
Release date9/22/201712/1/2016
Depth11.4 millimeters (0.45 inches)12.9 millimeters (0.51 inches)
Size (width x height)33.3 x 38.6 millimeters (1.31 x 1.52 in)46 x 49 millimeters (1.81 x 1.93 in)
Weight42 grams (1.47 ounces)63 grams (2.21 ounces)
Build, materialsStainless steel body, glass front, ceramic backStainless steel body, glass front
Protection against water and others5 ATM: 50 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.

🤖 Operating System

Apple Watch 3 (38mm)Samsung Gear S3 frontier (4G SM-R765F)
System versionWatchOS 4.0Tizen 2.3.2
Firmware updateWatchOS 5.0Tizen 3.0
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Apple Watch 3 (38mm)Samsung Gear S3 frontier (4G SM-R765F)
Chipset32bit - Apple S3 (28nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Dual 7270 (14nm)
CPUDual-Core, 1 processor:
1GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A7
Dual-Core, 1 processor:
1GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR G6200ARM Mali-T720
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Apple Watch 3 (38mm)Samsung Gear S3 frontier (4G SM-R765F)
RAM memory768MB LPDDR4768MB LPDDR3
Internal storage16GB (10GB available)4GB (2GB available)
External storageNot supportedNot supported

📲 Display

Apple Watch 3 (38mm)Samsung Gear S3 frontier (4G SM-R765F)
Display typeAMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size1.5" inches1.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~55.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~24.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution340x272 pixels360x360 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)290 PPI392 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassSapphire GlassGorilla Glass SR+
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📶 Mobile networks

Apple Watch 3 (38mm)Samsung Gear S3 frontier (4G SM-R765F)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
e-SIM (Eletronic)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
e-SIM (Eletronic)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Primary 3G networkA1889 model (Europe,Australia):
UMTS 800/850/900/2100
A1860 model (USA,LATAM,Canada):
UMTS 800/850/1700/1900
A1890 model (China):
UMTS 2100
UMTS 2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4
A1889 model (Europe,Australia):
LTE (Bands 1,3,5,7,8,18,19,20,26)
A1860 model (USA,LATAM,Canada):
LTE (Bands 2,4,5,12,13,17,18,19,25,26)
TD-LTE (Bands 41)
A1890 model (China):
LTE (Bands 1,3)
TD-LTE (Bands 39,40,41)
LTE Cat4 850/1800/2100 (Bands 1,3,5)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTEUMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported

📷 Camera

Apple Watch 3 (38mm)Samsung Gear S3 frontier (4G SM-R765F)
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
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Apple Watch 3 (38mm)Samsung Gear S3 frontier (4G SM-R765F)
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 3 (38mm)Samsung Gear S3 frontier (4G SM-R765F)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
Active noise cancellationNot supported2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263feature not registered
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, OGG, eAAC+

🔌 Connectivity

Apple Watch 3 (38mm)Samsung Gear S3 frontier (4G SM-R765F)
USBNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputNot supportedNot supported
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Apple Watch 3 (38mm)Samsung Gear S3 frontier (4G SM-R765F)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Gyroscope
Heart rate
Pedometer
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Gyroscope
Heart rate
Pedometer
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Apple Watch 3 (38mm)Samsung Gear S3 frontier (4G SM-R765F)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity279 mAh380 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging
Magnetic charging (dock)
Standard charging
WPC/Qi Wireless charging
Talk time autonomy18 hoursfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registered72 hours (3 days)

➕ Other features

Apple Watch 3 (38mm)Samsung Gear S3 frontier (4G SM-R765F)
Call controlVoice dialingVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS, E-mailSMS, MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingNot supportedNot supported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Silver, Space black
- Sport band or leather bands (Hermès edition)
- 1000 nits screen
- 3D Touch display
- Siri
- Colors: Black
- Leather band strap (22mm)
- Stainless Steel body 316L
- Samsung Pay
- S-Voice, S-Health

☢️ Radiation rate

Apple Watch 3 (38mm)Samsung Gear S3 frontier (4G SM-R765F)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.29W/kg (head), 0.15W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.306W/kg (head), 0.947W/kg (body)
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