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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (Aluminum 44mm SM-R820) vs Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)

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

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

360x360

N/A
MP

768MB
RAM

64bit Dual

340
mAh

(Non removable)

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08PointsApple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)Compare Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 X
Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)
1.5"
AMOLED

340x272

N/A
MP

768MB
RAM

32bit Dual

279
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better smartwatch? Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)

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19 Common items in both devices
Aluminum body, glass front / Aluminum body, glass front, plastic composite back
16 million
Capacitive
Multitouch
Not supported
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
+12 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (Aluminum 44mm SM-R820)Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)
ModelGalaxy Watch Active 2 (Aluminum 44mm SM-R820)Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)
Other model namesGalaxy Watch Active2 SM-R820 (Bluetooth+WiFi Aluminium)Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular (4G LTE), Apple Watch S3
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release date9/1/20199/22/2017
Depth10.9 millimeters (0.43 inches)11.4 millimeters (0.45 inches)
Size (width x height)44 x 44 millimeters (1.73 x 1.73 in)33.3 x 38.6 millimeters (1.31 x 1.52 in)
Weight30 grams (1.05 ounces)29 grams (1.02 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontAluminum body, glass front, plastic composite back
Protection against water and others5 ATM: 50 meters waterproof.
MIL-STD-810G military certified: salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant.
5 ATM: 50 meters waterproof

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (Aluminum 44mm SM-R820)Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)
System versionTizen 4.0WatchOS 4.0
Firmware updatefeature not registeredWatchOS 5.0
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (Aluminum 44mm SM-R820)Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Dual 9110 (10nm)32bit - Apple S3 (28nm)
CPUDual-Core, 1 processor:
1.15GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Dual-Core, 1 processor:
1GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A7
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-T720 MP1PowerVR G6200
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (Aluminum 44mm SM-R820)Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)
RAM memory768MB LPDDR3768MB LPDDR4
Internal storage4GB (1.39GB available)
eMMC
16GB (10GB available)
External storageNot supportedNot supported

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (Aluminum 44mm SM-R820)Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDAMOLED
Screen size1.4" inches1.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~32.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~55.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution360x360 pixels (1:1)340x272 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)364 PPI290 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass DX+Scratch-resistant glass
Display featuresNot supportedfeature not registered

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (Aluminum 44mm SM-R820)Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM cardNot supported1 slot (Single-SIM)
e-SIM (Eletronic)
Maximum download/uploadfeature not registered150/50 Mbps
Network technologyfeature not registered2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandNot supportedQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkNot supportedA1889 model (Europe,Australia):
UMTS 800/850/900/2100
A1860 model (USA,LATAM,Canada):
UMTS 800/850/1700/1900
A1890 model (China):
UMTS 2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedLTE 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)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (Aluminum 44mm SM-R820)Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)
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
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (Aluminum 44mm SM-R820)Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)
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

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (Aluminum 44mm SM-R820)Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
Active noise cancellationNot supportedNot supported
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4MP4, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, OGG, eAAC+MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (Aluminum 44mm SM-R820)Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)
USBNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputNot supportedNot supported
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (Aluminum 44mm SM-R820)Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Heart rate
Pedometer
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Gyroscope
Heart rate
Pedometer
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (Aluminum 44mm SM-R820)Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity340 mAh279 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging
Qi wireless charging
Standard charging
Magnetic charging (dock)
Talk time autonomy60 hours (2.5 days)18 hours
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (Aluminum 44mm SM-R820)Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS, E-mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingNot supportedNot supported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Black, Silver, Pink Gold
- Bands: 20mm
- Always-on display
- Samsung Pay
- Colors: Silver, Gold, Space Gray
- Sport Band or Nike Sport Band
- 1000 nits screen
- 3D Touch display
- Siri

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (Aluminum 44mm SM-R820)Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.17W/kg (head), 0.16W/kg (body)0.29W/kg (head), 0.15W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.057W/kg (head), 0.153W/kg (body)feature not registered
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