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Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R8050) vs Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)

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

Compare Samsung Gear 2 XSamsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R8050)16Points
Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R8050)




64bit Dual


(Non removable)

Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)




32bit Dual


(Non removable)

What's the better smartwatch? Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R8050)

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 (46mm SM-R8050)16 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R8050)vsGear 2 (SM-R380)5 Advantages Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)
+1.15GHz 64bit Dual-Core62%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1GHz 32bit Dual-Core
+1.5GB LPDDR32 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs512MB LPDDR2
+63 grams (2.21 ounces)8%
vs68 grams (2.38 ounces)
+360x360 pixels27%
Higher resolution screen
vs320x320 pixels
+392 PPI41%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs278 PPI
+Tizen 4.0Advantage
Tizen 4.0 is newer and safer
vsTizen 2.2.1
+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)
+Ambient Light sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+472 mAh57%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs300 mAh
+A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSAdvantage
It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your device
vsNot supported
+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster
vs4.0 + A2DP
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
vsNot supported
+Gorilla Glass DX+Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
+5 ATM, MIL-STD-810G military certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsWaterproof (IP?)
4GB (1.5GB available)vs+4GB (2GB available)33%
More internal storage for applications and files
13 millimeters (0.51 inches)vs+10 millimeters (0.39 inches)30%
Larger screen
Not supportedvs+(back) 2MPAdvantage
With a camera you can take pictures anywhere
Not supportedvs+HD (1280x720)Advantage
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera

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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R8050)Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)
ModelGalaxy Watch (46mm SM-R8050)Gear 2 (SM-R380)
Other model namesGalaxy Watch LTE版 46mm SM-R8050ZSACHN, Samsung GalileoSamsung Gear 2 R380, Samsung SM-R380 Gear 2
Country or region availableChina
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
Release date8/1/20184/1/2014
Depth13 millimeters (0.51 inches)10 millimeters (0.39 inches)
Size (width x height)46 x 49 millimeters (1.81 x 1.93 in)36.9 x 58.4 millimeters (1.45 x 2.3 in)
Weight63 grams (2.21 ounces)68 grams (2.38 ounces)
Build, materialsStainless steel body, glass frontfeature not registered
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.
Waterproof (IP?)

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R8050)Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)
System versionTizen 4.0Tizen 2.2.1
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R8050)Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Dual 9110 (10nm)32bit - Samsung Exynos 2 Dual 3250 (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 MP1ARM Mali-400 MP2 400Mhz
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R8050)Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)
RAM memory1.5GB LPDDR3512MB LPDDR2
Internal storage4GB (1.5GB available)
4GB (2GB available)
External storageNot supportedNot supported

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R8050)Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size1.3" inches1.63" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~24.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~39.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution360x360 pixels (1:1)320x320 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)392 PPI278 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass DX+Not supported
Display featuresNot supportedfeature not registered

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R8050)Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)
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 2100Not supported
Primary 4G networkLTE (Bands 1,3,5)
TD-LTE (Bands 38,39,40,41)
Not supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkUMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTENot supported
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R8050)Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)
Back camera (main camera)Not supported2 megapixels
Main camera resolutionNot supported1600x1200 pixels
Video recording (primary)Not supportedHD (1280x720)
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 supportedAutofocus
Touch focusNot supportedSupported
Image stabilizationNot supportedNot supported
ZoomNot supportedOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionNot supportedNot supported
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRNot supportedNot supported
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R8050)Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)
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 (46mm SM-R8050)Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)
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+

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R8050)Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)
USBNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputNot supportedNot supported
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSNot supported
NFCSupportedNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedSupported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R8050)Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)
Ambient Light sensor
Heart rate
Heart rate
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R8050)Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity472 mAh300 mAh
Charger, watts3.5W (5V/0.7A) Standard charging
Qi wireless charging
Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standby72 hours (3 days)72 hours (3 days)

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R8050)Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS, MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingNot supportedNot supported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaNot supported
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Silver
- Straps: Onyx Black, Deep Ocean Blue, Basalt Grey
- Compatible with standard 22mm straps
- Always-on display
- Rotating bezel
- Samsung Pay
- Colors: Charcoal Black, Gold Brown, Orange
- WatchON Remote
- S-Voice
- Watch compatible with Android 4.3 or higher
- IP67 certified: dust and water resistant up to 1m and 30min

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R8050)Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.122W/kg (head), 0.02W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.09W/kg (head), 0.02W/kg (body)

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