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Apple Watch 3 (Hermès 42mm) vs Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)

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

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Apple Watch 3 (Hermès 42mm)
1.65"
AMOLED

390x312

N/A
MP

768MB
RAM

32bit Dual

352
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
10PointsSamsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)Compare Apple Watch 3 X
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
1.2"
AMOLED

360x360

N/A
MP

1.5GB
RAM

32bit Dual

247
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better smartwatch? Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)

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 3 (Hermès 42mm)5 Advantages Apple Watch 3 (Hermès 42mm)vsGalaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)10 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
+16GB (10GB available)6 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs4GB (1.39GB available)
+1.65"37%
Larger screen
vs1.2"
+1400000 apps (App Store)932 times
More apps available to download and use
vs1500 apps
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+352 mAh43%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs247 mAh
1Ghz 32bit Dual-Corevs+1.15Ghz 32bit Dual-Core33%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
768MB LPDDR4vs+1.5GB LPDDR3100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
53 grams (1.86 ounces)vs+37 grams (1.3 ounces)43%
Lighter
11.4 millimeters (0.45 inches)vs+10.9 millimeters (0.43 inches)5%
Thinner
AMOLEDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
390x312 pixelsvs+360x360 pixels7%
Higher resolution screen
303 PPIvs+424 PPI40%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
Not supportedvs+VO2 maxAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
4.2 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
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

20 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
+13 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresApple Watch 3 (Hermès 42mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
ModelWatch 3 (Hermès 42mm)Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
Other model namesApple Watch Hermes Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) Stainless SteelGalaxy Watch Active2 4G LTE SM-R835U (Stainless Steel)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
USA
USA
BrandAppleSamsung
Release dateSeptember, 2017September, 2019
Depth11.4 millimeters (0.45 inches)10.9 millimeters (0.43 inches)
Size (width x height)36.4 x 42.5 millimeters (1.43 x 1.67 in)40 x 40 millimeters (1.57 x 1.57 in)
Weight53 grams (1.86 ounces)37 grams (1.3 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsStainless steel body, glass front, ceramic backStainless steel body, glass front
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 (Hermès 42mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
Operating systemWatchOS 4.0Tizen 4.0
Firmware updateWatchOS 5.0feature not registered
HardwareApple Watch 3 (Hermès 42mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
Chipset32bit - Apple S3 (28nm)32bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Dual 9110 (10nm)
CPU processor1Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A71.15Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR G6200ARM Mali-T720 MP1
RAM memory768MB LPDDR41.5GB LPDDR3
Internal storage16GB (10GB available)4GB (1.39GB available)
eMMC
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplayApple Watch 3 (Hermès 42mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
Display typeAMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size1.65" inches1.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~55.4% (screen-to-body ratio)~29% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution390x312 pixels360x360 pixels (1:1)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)303 PPI424 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassSapphire GlassGorilla Glass DX+
Display featuresfeature not registeredNot supported
Mobile networksApple Watch 3 (Hermès 42mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
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 networkA1891 model (Europe,Australia):
UMTS 800/850/900/2100

A1861 model (USA,LATAM,Canada):
UMTS 800/850/1700/1900

A1892 model (China):
UMTS 2100
UMTS 850/900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4

A1891 model (Europe,Australia):
LTE (Bands 1,3,5,7,8,18,19,20,26)

A1861 model (USA,LATAM,Canada):
LTE (Bands 2,4,5,12,13,17,18,19,25,26)
TD-LTE (Bands 41)

A1892 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
CallingApple Watch 3 (Hermès 42mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
MessagingSMS, E-mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingNot supportedNot supported
Call controlVoice dialingVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraApple Watch 3 (Hermès 42mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
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 (Hermès 42mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
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 (Hermès 42mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263MP4
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, OGG, eAAC+
ConnectivityApple Watch 3 (Hermès 42mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
USBNot supportedNot supported
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio 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
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsApple Watch 3 (Hermès 42mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedNot supported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Heart rate
Pedometer
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Heart rate
Pedometer
VO2 max
Other features- Colors: Silver
- Leather bands (Hermes edition)
- 1000 nits screen
- 3D Touch display
- Siri
- Colors: Black, Silver, Pink Gold
- Bands: 20mm
- Always-on display
- Samsung Pay
Power supplyApple Watch 3 (Hermès 42mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity352 mAh247 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging
Magnetic charging (dock)
Standard charging
Qi wireless charging
Talk time autonomy1080 minutes | 18 hours | 0.8 day2580 minutes | 43 hours | 1.8 days
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateApple Watch 3 (Hermès 42mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.35W/kg (head) | 0.18W/kg (body)0.43W/kg (head) | 1.13W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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