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Samsung Galaxy Watch 46mm (SM-R805F) vs Apple Watch 3 (38mm)

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

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 46mm (SM-R805F)
1.3"
AMOLED

360x360

N/A
MP

1.5GB
RAM

64bit Dual

472
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Apple Watch 3 (38mm)
1.5"
AMOLED

340x272

N/A
MP

768MB
RAM

32bit Dual

279
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better smartwatch? Samsung Galaxy Watch 46mm (SM-R805F)

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Galaxy Watch 46mm (SM-R805F)7 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Watch 46mm (SM-R805F)vsWatch 3 (38mm)6 Advantages Apple Watch 3 (38mm)
+1.15Ghz 64bit Dual-Core58%
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
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsAMOLED
+360x360 pixels40%
Higher resolution screen
vs340x272 pixels
+392 PPI35%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs290 PPI
+472 mAh69%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs279 mAh
+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+16GB (10GB available)6 times
More internal storage for applications and files
63 grams (2.21 ounces)vs+42 grams (1.47 ounces)50%
Lighter
13 millimeters (0.51 inches)vs+11.4 millimeters (0.45 inches)14%
Thinner
1.3"vs+1.5"15%
Larger screen
1500 appsvs+1400000 apps (App Store)932 times
More apps available to download and use
(4G LTE) 10 Mbpsvs+(4G LTE) 150 Mbps14 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files

20 Common items in both devices
Stainless steel body, glass front / Stainless steel body, glass front, ceramic back
16 million
4G LTE
Capacitive
Multitouch
Not supported
Accelerometer
+13 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 46mm (SM-R805F)Apple Watch 3 (38mm)
ModelGalaxy Watch 46mm (SM-R805F)Watch 3 (38mm)
Other model namesGalaxy Watch 46mm (4G LTE) SM-R805FZSAAMO, Samsung GalileoApple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular (4G LTE) Stainless Steel
Country or region availableSouth AfricaSaudi ArabiaAustralia(Europe)IsraelSingaporeTaiwan
South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Australia, (Europe), Israel, Singapore, Taiwan
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release dateAugust, 2018September, 2017
Depth13 millimeters (0.51 inches)11.4 millimeters (0.45 inches)
Size (width x height)46 x 49 millimeters (1.81 x 1.93 in)33.3 x 38.6 millimeters (1.31 x 1.52 in)
Weight63 grams (2.21 ounces)42 grams (1.47 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsStainless steel body, glass frontStainless steel 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 46mm (SM-R805F)Apple Watch 3 (38mm)
Operating systemTizen 4.0WatchOS 4.0
Firmware updatefeature not registeredWatchOS 5.0
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Watch 46mm (SM-R805F)Apple Watch 3 (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
16GB (10GB available)
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Watch 46mm (SM-R805F)Apple Watch 3 (38mm)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDAMOLED
Screen size1.3" inches1.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~24.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~55.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution360x360 pixels340x272 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)392 PPI290 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass DX+Sapphire Glass
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Watch 46mm (SM-R805F)Apple Watch 3 (38mm)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
e-SIM (Eletronic)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
e-SIM (Eletronic)
Maximum download/upload10 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Network technology3G, 4G2G, 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 networkUMTS 900/1900A1889 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 networkLTE (Bands 1,3,7,8,20)LTE 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 networkUMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTEGPRS, 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
CallingSamsung Galaxy Watch 46mm (SM-R805F)Apple Watch 3 (38mm)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS, E-mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingNot supportedNot supported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing
CameraSamsung Galaxy Watch 46mm (SM-R805F)Apple Watch 3 (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 46mm (SM-R805F)Apple Watch 3 (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 46mm (SM-R805F)Apple Watch 3 (38mm)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsfeature not registeredMP4, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, OGG, eAAC+MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Watch 46mm (SM-R805F)Apple Watch 3 (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 46mm (SM-R805F)Apple Watch 3 (38mm)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedNot supported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
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: Silver
- Straps: Onyx Black, Deep Ocean Blue, Basalt Grey
- Compatible with standard 22mm straps
- Always-on display
- Rotating bezel
- Samsung Pay
- Colors: Silver, Space black
- Sport band or leather bands (Hermès edition)
- 1000 nits screen
- 3D Touch display
- Siri
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Watch 46mm (SM-R805F)Apple Watch 3 (38mm)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity472 mAh279 mAh
Charger, watts• 3.5W (5V/0.7A) Standard charging
• WPC/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 46mm (SM-R805F)Apple Watch 3 (38mm)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.29W/kg (head) | 0.15W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.823W/kg (head) | 0.823W/kg (body)feature not registered
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