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Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R810) vs Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)

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

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 X Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R810) 02Points
1.2"
AMOLED

360x360

N/A
768MB
RAM

Dual-core

270
mAh

(Non removable)

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07Points Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U) Compare Samsung Galaxy Watch X
1.2"
AMOLED

360x360

N/A
1.5GB
RAM

Dual-core

247
mAh

(Non removable)

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

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25 Common items in both devices
1.15GHz 64bit Dual-core
4GB (1.5GB available) / 4GB (1.39GB available)
eMMC
Stainless steel body, glass front
Super AMOLED
16 million
360x360 pixels
+18 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R810)Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
ModelGalaxy Watch (42mm SM-R810)Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
Other model namesGalaxy Watch 42mm Bluetooth SM-R810NZDAXAR, Samsung GalileoGalaxy Watch Active2 4G LTE SM-R835U (Stainless Steel)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
USA
USA
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date8/1/20189/1/2019
Depth12.7 millimeters (0.5 inches)10.9 millimeters (0.43 inches)
Size (width x height)41.9 x 45.7 millimeters (1.65 x 1.8 in)40 x 40 millimeters (1.57 x 1.57 in)
Weight49 grams (1.72 ounces)37 grams (1.3 ounces)
Build, materialsStainless steel body, glass frontStainless steel body, glass front
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.
MIL-STD-810G military certified: salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant.

📲 Display

Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R810)Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size1.2" inches1.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~24.3% (screen-to-body ratio)~29% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution360x360 pixels (1:1)360x360 pixels (1:1)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)424 PPI424 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass DX+Gorilla Glass DX+
Refresh ratefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Display featuresNot supportedNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R810)Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
System versionTizen 4.0Tizen 4.0
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R810)Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
Chipset64bit: Samsung Exynos 9 Dual 9110 (10nm)64bit: Samsung Exynos 9 Dual 9110 (10nm)
CPUDual-core, 1 processor:
2x 1.15GHz ARM Cortex-A53 (Dual-core)
Dual-core, 1 processor:
2x 1.15GHz ARM Cortex-A53 (Dual-core)
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-T720 MP1ARM Mali-T720 MP1
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R810)Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
RAM memory768MB LPDDR31.5GB LPDDR3
Internal storage4GB (1.5GB available)
eMMC
4GB (1.39GB available)
eMMC
External storageNot supportedNot supported

📶 Mobile networks

Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R810)Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
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, bands Expand band details Collapse details
GSM MHz bandNot supportedQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkNot supportedUMTS 850/900/2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat4 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkNot supportedGPRS, 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

📷 Camera

Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R810)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
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R810)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

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R810)Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
Active noise cancellationNot supportedNot supported
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4MP4
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, OGG, eAAC+MP3, WAV, WMA, OGG, eAAC+

🔌 Connectivity

Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R810)Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
USBNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputNot supportedNot supported
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 b/g/n [wifi4] (2.4GHz)802.11 b/g/n [wifi4] (2.4GHz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R810)Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Gyroscope
Heart rate
Pedometer
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Heart rate
Pedometer
VO2 max
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R810)Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity270 mAh247 mAh
Charger, watts3.5W (5V/0.7A) Wired chargingWired charging
Inductive / wireless chargingQi wireless chargingQi wireless charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered43 hours (1.8 days)
Standby72 hours (3 days)feature not registered

➕ Other features

Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R810)Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push 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: Midnight Black, Rose Gold
• Straps: Black, Grey, Red, Yellow, Purple, Pink, Brown
• Compatible with standard 20mm straps
• Always-on display
• Rotating bezel
• Samsung Pay
• Colors: Black, Silver, Pink Gold
• Bands: 20mm
• Always-on display
• Samsung Pay

☢️ Radiation rate

Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R810)Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.13W/kg (head), 0.33W/kg (body)0.43W/kg (head), 1.13W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.037W/kg (head), 0.159W/kg (body)feature not registered
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