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Asus Zenwatch 2 (WI501Q) vs Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815N)

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

Asus Zenwatch 2 (WI501Q)




32bit Quad


(Non removable)

18PointsSamsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815N)Compare Asus Zenwatch 2 X
Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815N)




64bit Dual


(Non removable)

What's the better smartwatch? Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815N)

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!

Zenwatch 2 (WI501Q)6 Advantages Asus Zenwatch 2 (WI501Q)vsGalaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815N)18 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815N)
+eMMC 4.5Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
+10.9 millimeters (0.43 inches)17%
vs12.7 millimeters (0.5 inches)
Larger screen
+1350000 apps (Google Play Store)899 times
More apps available to download and use
vs1500 apps
+380 mAh41%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs270 mAh
+HTML, XHTML, HTML5Advantage
Better sites viewing on the internet
vsNot supported
1.2Ghz 32bit Quad-Corevs+1.15Ghz 64bit Dual-Core8%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
512MB LPDDRvs+1.5GB LPDDR32 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
70 grams (2.45 ounces)vs+49 grams (1.72 ounces)43%
Stainless steel and plastic body, glass frontvs+Stainless steel body, glass frontAdvantage
More resistant material
AMOLEDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
320x320 pixelsvs+360x360 pixels27%
Higher resolution screen
278 PPIvs+424 PPI53%
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
Not supportedvs+Ambient Light sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Vibrating alertAdvantage
The vibration of the device aids in the use of several features
Not supportedvs+A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSAdvantage
It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your device
802.11 b/g (2.4Ghz)vs+802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)Advantage
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz) is newer and faster
4.1 + A2DPvs+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
IP67 certifiedvs+50 meters waterproof., MIL-STD-810G military certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

11 Common items in both devices
4GB (1.5GB available)
16 million
Not supported
+4 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresAsus Zenwatch 2 (WI501Q)Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815N)
ModelZenwatch 2 (WI501Q)Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815N)
Other model namesAsus Zenwatch 2 WI501Q (49mm), M6E69S, M6E69X, MEC23U, MWD59갤럭시 워치 42mm (4G LTE) SM-R815NZKASKC, Samsung Galileo
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
South Korea
South Korea
Release dateSeptember, 2015August, 2018
Depth10.9 millimeters (0.43 inches)12.7 millimeters (0.5 inches)
Size (width x height)40.7 x 49.6 millimeters (1.6 x 1.95 in)41.9 x 45.7 millimeters (1.65 x 1.8 in)
Weight70 grams (2.45 ounces)49 grams (1.72 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaNot supportedInternal antenna
Build, materialsStainless steel and plastic body, glass frontStainless steel body, glass front
Protection against water and othersIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30min50 meters waterproof.
MIL-STD-810G military certified: salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant.
System (OS)Asus Zenwatch 2 (WI501Q)Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815N)
Operating systemAndroid Wear 1.3 (5.1.1 Lollipop)Tizen 4.0
Firmware updateAndroid Wear 2.1 (8.0 Oreo)feature not registered
HardwareAsus Zenwatch 2 (WI501Q)Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815N)
Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 (28nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Dual 9110 (10nm)
CPU processor1.2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A71.15Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 305ARM Mali-T720 MP1
Internal storage4GB (1.5GB available)
eMMC 4.5
4GB (1.5GB available)
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplayAsus Zenwatch 2 (WI501Q)Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815N)
Display typeAMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size1.63" inches1.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~42.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~24.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution320x320 pixels360x360 pixels (1:1)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)278 PPI424 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass DX+
Display featuresfeature not registeredNot supported
Mobile networksAsus Zenwatch 2 (WI501Q)Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815N)
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 850/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedLTE (Bands 1,3,5,7,8)
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
CallingAsus Zenwatch 2 (WI501Q)Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815N)
MessagingSMS, MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Video callingNot supportedNot supported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraAsus Zenwatch 2 (WI501Q)Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815N)
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 cameraAsus Zenwatch 2 (WI501Q)Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815N)
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
MultimediaAsus Zenwatch 2 (WI501Q)Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815N)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4MP4
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, OGG, eAAC+MP3, WAV, WMA, OGG, eAAC+
ConnectivityAsus Zenwatch 2 (WI501Q)Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815N)
USBNot supportedNot supported
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputNot supportedNot supported
Bluetooth4.1 + A2DP4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g (2.4Ghz)802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSNot supportedA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsAsus Zenwatch 2 (WI501Q)Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815N)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedNot supported
Vibrating alertNot supportedSupported
Ringtonesfeature not registeredPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5Not supported
Ambient Light sensor
Heart rate
Other features- Colors: Gunmetal, Silver, Rose gold
- Compatible with standard 22mm straps
- Bands options: Rubber, Leather and Metal
- 2.5D glass screen
- 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 KT, LG U+, SKT carriers in Korea
Power supplyAsus Zenwatch 2 (WI501Q)Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815N)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity380 mAh270 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging3.5W (5V/0.7A) Standard charging
Qi wireless charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standby2880 minutes | 48 hours | 2 days4320 minutes | 72 hours | 3 days
Radiation rateAsus Zenwatch 2 (WI501Q)Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815N)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.641W/kg (head) | 1.67W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered

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