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Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R805U) vs Apple Watch 2 (Edition 42mm)

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

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Compare Apple Watch 2 XSamsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R805U)11Points
Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R805U)
1.3"
AMOLED

360x360

N/A
MP

1.5GB
RAM

64bit Dual

472
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
06PointsApple Watch 2 (Edition 42mm)Compare Samsung Galaxy Watch X
Apple Watch 2 (Edition 42mm)
1.65"
AMOLED

390x312

N/A
MP

512MB
RAM

32bit Dual

334
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better smartwatch? Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R805U)

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Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R805U)11 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R805U)vsWatch 2 (Edition 42mm)6 Advantages Apple Watch 2 (Edition 42mm)
+1.15Ghz 64bit Dual-Core93%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs780Mhz 32bit Dual-Core
+1.5GB LPDDR32 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs512MB LPDDR3
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsAMOLED
+360x360 pixels7%
Higher resolution screen
vs390x312 pixels
+392 PPI29%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs303 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)
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+472 mAh41%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs334 mAh
+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster
vs4.0 + A2DP
+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
63 grams (2.21 ounces)vs+46 grams (1.61 ounces)37%
Lighter
13 millimeters (0.51 inches)vs+11.4 millimeters (0.45 inches)14%
Thinner
Stainless steel body, glass frontvs+Ceramic body, glass frontAdvantage
More resistant material
1.3"vs+1.65"27%
Larger screen
1500 appsvs+1400000 apps (App Store)932 times
More apps available to download and use

17 Common items in both devices
16 million
Capacitive
Multitouch
Not supported
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
+10 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-R805U)Apple Watch 2 (Edition 42mm)
ModelGalaxy Watch (46mm SM-R805U)Watch 2 (Edition 42mm)
Other model namesGalaxy Watch 46mm (4G LTE) SM-R805UZSAXAR, Samsung GalileoApple Watch Edition Series 2 Ceramic A1817 42mm, iWatch S2
Country or region availableUSA
USA
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release dateAugust, 2018December, 2016
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)36.5 x 42.6 millimeters (1.44 x 1.68 in)
Weight63 grams (2.21 ounces)46 grams (1.61 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaNot supported
Build, materialsStainless steel body, glass frontCeramic 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
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R805U)Apple Watch 2 (Edition 42mm)
Operating systemTizen 4.0WatchOS 3.0
Firmware updatefeature not registeredWatchOS 5.0
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R805U)Apple Watch 2 (Edition 42mm)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Dual 9110 (10nm)32bit - Apple S2 (28nm)
CPU processor1.15Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A53780Mhz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A7
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-T720 MP1PowerVR G6200
RAM memory1.5GB LPDDR3512MB LPDDR3
Internal storage4GB (1.5GB available)
eMMC
8GB (5GB available)
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R805U)Apple Watch 2 (Edition 42mm)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDAMOLED
Screen size1.3" inches1.65" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~24.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~55.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution360x360 pixels (1:1)390x312 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)392 PPI303 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass DX+Sapphire Glass
Display featuresNot supportedfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R805U)Apple Watch 2 (Edition 42mm)
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 850/1700/1900Not supported
Primary 4G networkLTE (Bands 2,4,5,12,13,25,26,66)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 (46mm SM-R805U)Apple Watch 2 (Edition 42mm)
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 (46mm SM-R805U)Apple Watch 2 (Edition 42mm)
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-R805U)Apple Watch 2 (Edition 42mm)
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-R805U)Apple Watch 2 (Edition 42mm)
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 (46mm SM-R805U)Apple Watch 2 (Edition 42mm)
USBNot supportedNot supported
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio 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
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R805U)Apple Watch 2 (Edition 42mm)
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
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
- Compatible with Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon carriers
- Colors: White
- White Sport band
- 1000 nits screen
- 3D Touch display
- Siri
- Requires an iPhone 5s/iOS 11 or later
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Watch (46mm SM-R805U)Apple Watch 2 (Edition 42mm)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity472 mAh334 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 (46mm SM-R805U)Apple Watch 2 (Edition 42mm)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.244W/kg (head) | 1.733W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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