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Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G) vs Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm SM-R825U)

Side by side comparison between Apple Watch 3 Aluminum vs Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 smartwatches, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 XApple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)05Points
Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)
1.5"
AMOLED

340x272

N/A
MP

768MB
RAM

32bit Dual

279
mAh

(Non removable)

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10PointsSamsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm SM-R825U)Compare Apple Watch 3 Aluminum X
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm SM-R825U)
1.4"
AMOLED

360x360

N/A
MP

1.5GB
RAM

64bit Dual

340
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better smartwatch? Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm SM-R825U)

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20 Common items in both devices
16 million
4G LTE
150 Mbps
Capacitive
Multitouch
Not supported
Accelerometer
+13 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm SM-R825U)
ModelWatch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm SM-R825U)
Other model namesApple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular (4G LTE), Apple Watch S3Galaxy Watch Active2 4G LTE SM-R825U (Stainless Steel)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
USA
USA
BrandAppleSamsung
Release date9/22/20179/1/2019
Depth11.4 millimeters (0.45 inches)10.9 millimeters (0.43 inches)
Size (width x height)33.3 x 38.6 millimeters (1.31 x 1.52 in)44 x 44 millimeters (1.73 x 1.73 in)
Weight29 grams (1.02 ounces)44 grams (1.54 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass front, plastic composite backStainless steel body, glass front
Protection against water and others5 ATM: 50 meters waterproof5 ATM: 50 meters waterproof.
MIL-STD-810G military certified: salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant.

🤖 Operating System

Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm SM-R825U)
System versionWatchOS 4.0Tizen 4.0
Firmware updateWatchOS 5.0feature not registered
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm SM-R825U)
Chipset32bit - Apple S3 (28nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Dual 9110 (10nm)
CPUDual-Core, 1 processor:
1GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A7
Dual-Core, 1 processor:
1.15GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR G6200ARM Mali-T720 MP1
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm SM-R825U)
RAM memory768MB LPDDR41.5GB LPDDR3
Internal storage16GB (10GB available)4GB (1.39GB available)
eMMC
External storageNot supportedNot supported

📲 Display

Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm SM-R825U)
Display typeAMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size1.5" inches1.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~55.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~32.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution340x272 pixels360x360 pixels (1:1)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)290 PPI364 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass DX+
Display featuresfeature not registeredNot supported

📶 Mobile networks

Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm SM-R825U)
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, 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 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 850/900/2100
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 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTEGPRS, 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

📷 Camera

Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm SM-R825U)
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 Aluminum (38mm 4G)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm SM-R825U)
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 Aluminum (38mm 4G)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm SM-R825U)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
Active noise cancellationNot supportedNot supported
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263MP4
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, OGG, eAAC+

🔌 Connectivity

Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm SM-R825U)
USBNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputNot supportedNot supported
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm SM-R825U)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Gyroscope
Heart rate
Pedometer
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Heart rate
Pedometer
VO2 max
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm SM-R825U)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity279 mAh340 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging
Magnetic charging (dock)
Standard charging
Qi wireless charging
Talk time autonomy18 hours60 hours (2.5 days)
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm SM-R825U)
Call controlVoice dialingVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS, E-mailSMS (T9), 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, Gold, Space Gray
- Sport Band or Nike Sport Band
- 1000 nits screen
- 3D Touch display
- Siri
- Colors: Black, Silver, Pink Gold
- Bands: 20mm
- Always-on display
- Samsung Pay

☢️ Radiation rate

Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm SM-R825U)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.29W/kg (head), 0.15W/kg (body)0.64W/kg (head), 2.19W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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