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Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R805F) 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 with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 XSamsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R805F)03Points
Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R805F)
1.3"
AMOLED

360x360

N/A
MP

1.5GB
RAM

64bit Dual

472
mAh

(Non removable)

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06PointsSamsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)Compare Samsung Galaxy Watch X
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
1.2"
AMOLED

360x360

N/A
MP

1.5GB
RAM

64bit Dual

247
mAh

(Non removable)

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

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-R805F)3 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R805F)vsGalaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)6 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
+1.3"8%
Larger screen
vs1.2"
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+472 mAh91%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs247 mAh
63 grams (2.21 ounces)vs+37 grams (1.3 ounces)70%
Lighter
13 millimeters (0.51 inches)vs+10.9 millimeters (0.43 inches)19%
Thinner
392 PPIvs+424 PPI8%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(4G LTE) 10 Mbpsvs+(4G LTE) 150 Mbps14 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+VO2 maxAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
4.2 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster

27 Common items in both devices
1.15Ghz 64bit Dual-Core
1.5GB LPDDR3
4GB (1.5GB available) / 4GB (1.39GB available)
eMMC
Stainless steel body, glass front
Super AMOLED
16 million
+20 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R805F)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
ModelGalaxy Watch (46mm SM-R805F)Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
Other model namesGalaxy Watch 46mm (4G LTE) SM-R805FZSAAMO, Samsung GalileoGalaxy Watch Active2 4G LTE SM-R835U (Stainless Steel)
Country or region available(Europe)South AfricaSaudi ArabiaAustraliaIsraelSingaporeTaiwan
(Europe), South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Israel, Singapore, Taiwan
USA
USA
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateAugust, 2018September, 2019
Depth13 millimeters (0.51 inches)10.9 millimeters (0.43 inches)
Size (width x height)46 x 49 millimeters (1.81 x 1.93 in)40 x 40 millimeters (1.57 x 1.57 in)
Weight63 grams (2.21 ounces)37 grams (1.3 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsStainless steel body, glass frontStainless steel body, glass front
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.
MIL-STD-810G military certified: salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant.
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R805F)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
Operating systemTizen 4.0Tizen 4.0
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R805F)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Dual 9110 (10nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Dual 9110 (10nm)
CPU processor1.15Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A531.15Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-T720 MP1ARM Mali-T720 MP1
RAM memory1.5GB LPDDR31.5GB LPDDR3
Internal storage4GB (1.5GB available)
eMMC
4GB (1.39GB available)
eMMC
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R805F)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size1.3" inches1.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~24.2% (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)392 PPI424 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass DX+Gorilla Glass DX+
Display featuresNot supportedNot supported
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R805F)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
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 900/1900UMTS 850/900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE (Bands 1,3,7,8,20)LTE Cat4 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkUMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTEGPRS, 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
CallingSamsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R805F)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingNot supportedNot supported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraSamsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R805F)Samsung 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
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R805F)Samsung 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
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R805F)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4MP4
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, OGG, eAAC+MP3, WAV, WMA, OGG, eAAC+
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R805F)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
USBNot supportedNot supported
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputNot supportedNot supported
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
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, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R805F)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
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
Barometer
Heart rate
Pedometer
VO2 max
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: Black, Silver, Pink Gold
- Bands: 20mm
- Always-on display
- Samsung Pay
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R805F)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity472 mAh247 mAh
Charger, watts3.5W (5V/0.7A) Standard charging
Qi wireless charging
Standard charging
Qi wireless charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered2580 minutes | 43 hours | 1.8 days
Standby4320 minutes | 72 hours | 3 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R805F)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835U)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.43W/kg (head) | 1.13W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.823W/kg (head) | 0.823W/kg (body)feature not registered
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