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Apple Watch 3 Nike+ (38mm) vs Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815W)

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

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Watch XApple Watch 3 Nike+ (38mm)06Points
Apple Watch 3 Nike+ (38mm)
1.5"
AMOLED

340x272

N/A
MP

768MB
RAM

32bit Dual

279
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
09PointsSamsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815W)Compare Apple Watch 3 Nike+ X
Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815W)
1.2"
AMOLED

360x360

N/A
MP

1.5GB
RAM

64bit Dual

270
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better smartwatch? Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815W)

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 Nike+ (38mm)6 Advantages Apple Watch 3 Nike+ (38mm)vsGalaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815W)9 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815W)
+8GB (5GB available)2 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs4GB (1.5GB available)
+27 grams (.95 ounces)81%
Lighter
vs49 grams (1.72 ounces)
+11.4 millimeters (0.45 inches)11%
Thinner
vs12.7 millimeters (0.5 inches)
+1.5"25%
Larger screen
vs1.2"
+1400000 apps (App Store)932 times
More apps available to download and use
vs1500 apps
+279 mAh3%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs270 mAh
1Ghz 32bit Dual-Corevs+1.15Ghz 64bit Dual-Core66%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
768MB LPDDR4vs+1.5GB LPDDR3100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
Aluminum body, glass front, ceramic backvs+Stainless steel body, glass frontAdvantage
More resistant material
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)
Not supportedvs+4G LTEAdvantage
The 4G LTE network is newer and faster
(Not supported) vs+(4G LTE) 10 MbpsAdvantage
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
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

19 Common items in both devices
16 million
Capacitive
Multitouch
Not supported
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
+12 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 Nike+ (38mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815W)
ModelWatch 3 Nike+ (38mm)Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815W)
Other model namesApple Watch Nike Plus Series 3 A1858 GPS 8GBGalaxy Watch 42mm (4G LTE) SM-R815WZDAXAC, Samsung Galileo
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
Canada
Canada
BrandAppleSamsung
Release dateSeptember, 2017August, 2018
Depth11.4 millimeters (0.45 inches)12.7 millimeters (0.5 inches)
Size (width x height)33.3 x 38.6 millimeters (1.31 x 1.52 in)41.9 x 45.7 millimeters (1.65 x 1.8 in)
Weight27 grams (.95 ounces)49 grams (1.72 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaNot supportedInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum 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 Nike+ (38mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815W)
Operating systemWatchOS 4.0Tizen 4.0
Firmware updateWatchOS 5.0feature not registered
HardwareApple Watch 3 Nike+ (38mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815W)
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 LPDDR41.5GB LPDDR3
Internal storage8GB (5GB available)4GB (1.5GB available)
eMMC
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplayApple Watch 3 Nike+ (38mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815W)
Display typeAMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size1.5" inches1.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~55.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~24.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution340x272 pixels360x360 pixels (1:1)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)290 PPI424 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass DX+
Display featuresfeature not registeredNot supported
Mobile networksApple Watch 3 Nike+ (38mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815W)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM cardNot supported1 slot (Single-SIM)
e-SIM (Eletronic)
Maximum download/uploadfeature not registered10 Mbps
Network technologyfeature not registered3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandNot supportedNot supported
Primary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 3G networkNot supportedUMTS 850/1700/1900
Primary 4G networkNot supportedLTE (Bands 2,4,5,12,13,25,26,66)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkNot supportedUMTS, 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 Nike+ (38mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815W)
MessagingSMS, E-mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingNot supportedNot supported
Call controlNot supportedVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraApple Watch 3 Nike+ (38mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815W)
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 Nike+ (38mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815W)
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 Nike+ (38mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815W)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263MP4
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, OGG, eAAC+
ConnectivityApple Watch 3 Nike+ (38mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815W)
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
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsApple Watch 3 Nike+ (38mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815W)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedNot supported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
Ringtonesfeature not registeredPolyphonic and customized
Web browserNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Heart rate
Pedometer
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Heart rate
Pedometer
Other features- Colors: Silver, Space Gray
- Sport Band or Nike Sport Band
- 1000 nits screen
- 3D Touch display
- Siri
- Colors: Midnight Black, Rose Gold
- Straps: Black, Grey, Red, Yellow, Purple, Pink, Brown
- Compatible with standard 20mm straps
- Always-on display
- Rotating bezel
- Samsung Pay
- Compatible with Bell and Telus carriers
Power supplyApple Watch 3 Nike+ (38mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815W)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity279 mAh270 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging
Magnetic charging (dock)
3.5W (5V/0.7A) Standard charging
Qi wireless charging
Talk time autonomy1080 minutes | 18 hours | 0.8 dayfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registered4320 minutes | 72 hours | 3 days
Radiation rateApple Watch 3 Nike+ (38mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815W)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.17W/kg (head) | 0.03W/kg (body)0.961W/kg (head) | 1.786W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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