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Apple Watch 3 (Hermès 42mm) vs Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (Aluminum 44mm SM-R820)

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
07PointsSamsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (Aluminum 44mm SM-R820)Compare Apple Watch 3 X
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (Aluminum 44mm SM-R820)
1.4"
AMOLED

360x360

N/A
MP

768MB
RAM

64bit Dual

340
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better smartwatch? Apple Watch 3 (Hermès 42mm)

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Watch 3 (Hermès 42mm)10 Advantages Apple Watch 3 (Hermès 42mm)vsGalaxy Watch Active 2 (Aluminum 44mm SM-R820)7 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (Aluminum 44mm SM-R820)
+768MB LPDDR4Advantage
This RAM type is better and more efficient.
vs768MB LPDDR3
+16GB (10GB available)6 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs4GB (1.39GB available)
+Stainless steel body, glass front, ceramic backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsAluminum body, glass front
+1.65"18%
Larger screen
vs1.4"
+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)
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+352 mAh4%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs340 mAh
+50 meters waterproofAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vs50 meters waterproof., MIL-STD-810G military certified
1Ghz 32bit Dual-Corevs+1.15Ghz 64bit Dual-Core58%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
53 grams (1.86 ounces)vs+30 grams (1.05 ounces)77%
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+364 PPI20%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
4.2 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster

17 Common items in both devices
16 million
Capacitive
Multitouch
Not supported
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
+10 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresApple Watch 3 (Hermès 42mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (Aluminum 44mm SM-R820)
ModelWatch 3 (Hermès 42mm)Galaxy Watch Active 2 (Aluminum 44mm SM-R820)
Other model namesApple Watch Hermes Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) Stainless SteelGalaxy Watch Active2 SM-R820 (Bluetooth+WiFi Aluminium)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
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)44 x 44 millimeters (1.73 x 1.73 in)
Weight53 grams (1.86 ounces)30 grams (1.05 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsStainless steel body, glass front, ceramic backAluminum 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 (Aluminum 44mm SM-R820)
Operating systemWatchOS 4.0Tizen 4.0
Firmware updateWatchOS 5.0feature not registered
HardwareApple Watch 3 (Hermès 42mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (Aluminum 44mm SM-R820)
Chipset32bit - Apple S3 (28nm)64bit - 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 LPDDR4768MB LPDDR3
Internal storage16GB (10GB available)4GB (1.39GB available)
eMMC
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplayApple Watch 3 (Hermès 42mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (Aluminum 44mm SM-R820)
Display typeAMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size1.65" inches1.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~55.4% (screen-to-body ratio)~32.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution390x312 pixels360x360 pixels (1:1)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)303 PPI364 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 (Aluminum 44mm SM-R820)
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 networkA1891 model (Europe,Australia):
UMTS 800/850/900/2100
A1861 model (USA,LATAM,Canada):
UMTS 800/850/1700/1900
A1892 model (China):
UMTS 2100
Not supported
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)
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 (Hermès 42mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (Aluminum 44mm SM-R820)
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 (Aluminum 44mm SM-R820)
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 (Aluminum 44mm SM-R820)
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 (Aluminum 44mm SM-R820)
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 (Aluminum 44mm SM-R820)
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 (Aluminum 44mm SM-R820)
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
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 (Aluminum 44mm SM-R820)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity352 mAh340 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging
Magnetic charging (dock)
Standard charging
Qi wireless charging
Talk time autonomy1080 minutes | 18 hours | 0.8 day3600 minutes | 60 hours | 2.5 days
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateApple Watch 3 (Hermès 42mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (Aluminum 44mm SM-R820)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.35W/kg (head) | 0.18W/kg (body)0.17W/kg (head) | 0.16W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.057W/kg (head) | 0.153W/kg (body)
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