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Apple Watch 3 (Edition 38mm) vs Samsung Gear Sport (SM-R600)

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

Compare Samsung Gear Sport XApple Watch 3 (Edition 38mm)09Points
Apple Watch 3 (Edition 38mm)




32bit Dual


(Non removable)

06PointsSamsung Gear Sport (SM-R600)Compare Apple Watch 3 X
Samsung Gear Sport (SM-R600)




32bit Dual


(Non removable)

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

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Watch 3 (Edition 38mm)9 Advantages Apple Watch 3 (Edition 38mm)vsGear Sport (SM-R600)6 Advantages Samsung Gear Sport (SM-R600)
+768MB LPDDR4Advantage
This RAM type is better and more efficient.
vs768MB LPDDR2
+16GB (10GB available)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs4GB (2GB available)
+40 grams (1.4 ounces)67%
vs67 grams (2.35 ounces)
Larger screen
+1400000 apps (App Store)932 times
More apps available to download and use
vs1500 apps
+4G LTEAdvantage
The 4G LTE network is newer and faster
vsNot supported
+(4G LTE) 150 MbpsAdvantage
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(Not supported)
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Vibrating alertAdvantage
The vibration of the device aids in the use of several features
vsNot supported
11.8 millimeters (0.46 inches)vs+11.6 millimeters (0.46 inches)2%
AMOLEDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
340x272 pixelsvs+360x360 pixels40%
Higher resolution screen
290 PPIvs+424 PPI46%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
279 mAhvs+300 mAh8%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
50 meters waterproofvs+50 meters waterproof., MIL-STD-810G military certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

18 Common items in both devices
1Ghz 32bit Dual-Core
16 million
Not supported
Ambient Light sensor
+11 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 3 (Edition 38mm)Samsung Gear Sport (SM-R600)
ModelWatch 3 (Edition 38mm)Gear Sport (SM-R600)
Other model namesApple Watch Edition Series 3 GPS + Cellular (4G LTE) CeramicSamsung Gear Sport R600, Samsung SM-R600
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)AustraliaUSA(Europe)
(Global, International), Australia, USA, (Europe)
Release dateSeptember, 2017October, 2017
Depth11.8 millimeters (0.46 inches)11.6 millimeters (0.46 inches)
Size (width x height)34 x 39.2 millimeters (1.34 x 1.54 in)42.9 x 44.6 millimeters (1.69 x 1.76 in)
Weight40 grams (1.4 ounces)67 grams (2.35 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaNot supported
Build, materialsCeramic body, glass frontfeature not registered
Protection against water and others50 meters waterproof50 meters waterproof.
MIL-STD-810G military certified: salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant.
System (OS)Apple Watch 3 (Edition 38mm)Samsung Gear Sport (SM-R600)
Operating systemWatchOS 4.0Tizen 3.0
Firmware updateWatchOS 5.0feature not registered
HardwareApple Watch 3 (Edition 38mm)Samsung Gear Sport (SM-R600)
Chipset32bit - Apple S3 (28nm)32bit - Samsung Exynos 2 Dual 3250 (28nm)
CPU processor1Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A71Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A7
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR G6200ARM Mali-400 MP2 400Mhz
RAM memory768MB LPDDR4768MB LPDDR2
Internal storage16GB (10GB available)4GB (2GB available)
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplayApple Watch 3 (Edition 38mm)Samsung Gear Sport (SM-R600)
Display typeAMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size1.5" inches1.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~53.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~24.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution340x272 pixels360x360 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)290 PPI424 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassSapphire GlassGorilla Glass 3
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksApple Watch 3 (Edition 38mm)Samsung Gear Sport (SM-R600)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
e-SIM (Eletronic)
Not supported
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbpsfeature not registered
Network technology2G, 3G, 4Gfeature not registered
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
Not supported
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)
Not supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTENot supported
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingApple Watch 3 (Edition 38mm)Samsung Gear Sport (SM-R600)
MessagingSMS, E-mailSMS, MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Video callingNot supportedNot supported
Call controlVoice dialingVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraApple Watch 3 (Edition 38mm)Samsung Gear Sport (SM-R600)
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 3 (Edition 38mm)Samsung Gear Sport (SM-R600)
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 3 (Edition 38mm)Samsung Gear Sport (SM-R600)
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 3 (Edition 38mm)Samsung Gear Sport (SM-R600)
USBNot supportedNot supported
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio 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
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsApple Watch 3 (Edition 38mm)Samsung Gear Sport (SM-R600)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedNot supported
Vibrating alertSupportedNot supported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedfeature not registered
Web browserNot supportedNot supported
Ambient Light sensor
Heart rate
Ambient Light sensor
Heart rate
Other features- Colors: White, Gray
- Sport bands
- 1000 nits screen
- 3D Touch display
- Siri
- Colors: Black, Blue
- Compatible with standard 20mm straps
- Samsung Pay
- Wireless charging (Qi/WPC)
- 50m waterproof
- MIL-STD-810G compliant (militar certified)
Power supplyApple Watch 3 (Edition 38mm)Samsung Gear Sport (SM-R600)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity279 mAh300 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 registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateApple Watch 3 (Edition 38mm)Samsung Gear Sport (SM-R600)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.29W/kg (head) | 0.15W/kg (body)0.33W/kg (head) | 0.31W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.349W/kg (head) | 0.272W/kg (body)

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