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Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815F) vs Apple Watch 3 Nike+ (38mm)

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

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Compare Apple Watch 3 Nike+ XSamsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815F)09Points
Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815F)
1.2"
AMOLED

360x360

N/A
MP

1.5GB
RAM

64bit Dual

270
mAh

(Non removable)

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

340x272

N/A
MP

768MB
RAM

32bit Dual

279
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better smartwatch? Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815F)

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!

Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815F)9 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815F)vsWatch 3 Nike+ (38mm)6 Advantages Apple Watch 3 Nike+ (38mm)
+1.15Ghz 64bit Dual-Core51%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1Ghz 32bit Dual-Core
+1.5GB LPDDR3100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs768MB LPDDR4
+Stainless steel body, glass frontAdvantage
More resistant material
vsAluminum body, glass front, ceramic back
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsAMOLED
+360x360 pixels40%
Higher resolution screen
vs340x272 pixels
+424 PPI46%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs290 PPI
+4G LTEAdvantage
The 4G LTE network is newer and faster
vsNot supported
+(4G LTE) 10 MbpsAdvantage
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(Not supported)
+50 meters waterproof., MIL-STD-810G military certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vs50 meters waterproof
4GB (1.5GB available)vs+8GB (5GB available)2 times
More internal storage for applications and files
49 grams (1.72 ounces)vs+27 grams (.95 ounces)81%
Lighter
12.7 millimeters (0.5 inches)vs+11.4 millimeters (0.45 inches)11%
Thinner
1.2"vs+1.5"25%
Larger screen
1500 appsvs+1400000 apps (App Store)932 times
More apps available to download and use
270 mAhvs+279 mAh3%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use

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 featuresSamsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815F)Apple Watch 3 Nike+ (38mm)
ModelGalaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815F)Watch 3 Nike+ (38mm)
Other model namesGalaxy Watch 42mm (4G LTE) SM-R815FZDAAMO, Samsung GalileoApple Watch Nike Plus Series 3 A1858 GPS 8GB
Country or region available(Europe)South AfricaSaudi ArabiaAustraliaIsraelSingaporeTaiwan
(Europe), South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Israel, Singapore, Taiwan
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release dateAugust, 2018September, 2017
Depth12.7 millimeters (0.5 inches)11.4 millimeters (0.45 inches)
Size (width x height)41.9 x 45.7 millimeters (1.65 x 1.8 in)33.3 x 38.6 millimeters (1.31 x 1.52 in)
Weight49 grams (1.72 ounces)27 grams (.95 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaNot supported
Build, materialsStainless steel body, glass frontAluminum body, glass front, ceramic back
Protection against water and others50 meters waterproof.
MIL-STD-810G military certified: salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant.
50 meters waterproof
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815F)Apple Watch 3 Nike+ (38mm)
Operating systemTizen 4.0WatchOS 4.0
Firmware updatefeature not registeredWatchOS 5.0
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815F)Apple Watch 3 Nike+ (38mm)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Dual 9110 (10nm)32bit - Apple S3 (28nm)
CPU processor1.15Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A531Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A7
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-T720 MP1PowerVR G6200
RAM memory1.5GB LPDDR3768MB LPDDR4
Internal storage4GB (1.5GB available)
eMMC
8GB (5GB available)
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815F)Apple Watch 3 Nike+ (38mm)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDAMOLED
Screen size1.2" inches1.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~24.3% (screen-to-body ratio)~55.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution360x360 pixels (1:1)340x272 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)424 PPI290 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass DX+Scratch-resistant glass
Display featuresNot supportedfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815F)Apple Watch 3 Nike+ (38mm)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
e-SIM (Eletronic)
Not supported
Maximum download/upload10 Mbpsfeature not registered
Network technology3G, 4Gfeature not registered
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandNot supportedNot supported
Primary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 3G networkUMTS 900/1900Not supported
Primary 4G networkLTE (Bands 1,3,7,8,20)Not supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkUMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTENot supported
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815F)Apple Watch 3 Nike+ (38mm)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS, E-mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingNot supportedNot supported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsNot supported
CameraSamsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815F)Apple Watch 3 Nike+ (38mm)
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 cameraSamsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815F)Apple Watch 3 Nike+ (38mm)
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
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815F)Apple Watch 3 Nike+ (38mm)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4MP4, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, OGG, eAAC+MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815F)Apple Watch 3 Nike+ (38mm)
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 functionsSamsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815F)Apple Watch 3 Nike+ (38mm)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedNot supported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedfeature not registered
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: 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: Silver, Space Gray
- Sport Band or Nike Sport Band
- 1000 nits screen
- 3D Touch display
- Siri
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815F)Apple Watch 3 Nike+ (38mm)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity270 mAh279 mAh
Charger, watts3.5W (5V/0.7A) Standard charging
Qi wireless charging
Standard charging
Magnetic charging (dock)
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered1080 minutes | 18 hours | 0.8 day
Standby4320 minutes | 72 hours | 3 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815F)Apple Watch 3 Nike+ (38mm)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.17W/kg (head) | 0.03W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.383W/kg (head) | 0.383W/kg (body)feature not registered
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