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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F) vs Apple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Apple Watch 1 smartwatches, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple Watch 1 XSamsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)12Points
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)
1.2"
AMOLED

360x360

N/A
MP

1.5GB
RAM

64bit Dual

247
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Apple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)
1.65"
AMOLED

390x312

N/A
MP

512MB
RAM

32bit Dual

250
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better smartwatch? Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)

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Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)12 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)vsWatch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)7 Advantages Apple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)
+1.15Ghz 64bit Dual-Core190%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs520Mhz 32bit Dual-Core
+1.5GB LPDDR32 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs512MB LPDDR
+Stainless steel body, glass frontAdvantage
More resistant material
vsAluminum body, glass front, plastic composite back
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsAMOLED
+360x360 pixels7%
Higher resolution screen
vs390x312 pixels
+424 PPI40%
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) 150 MbpsAdvantage
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(Not supported)
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouAdvantage
It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your device
vsNot supported
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE 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
vsIPX7 certified
4GB (1.39GB available)vs+8GB (5GB available)3 times
More internal storage for applications and files
37 grams (1.3 ounces)vs+30 grams (1.05 ounces)23%
Lighter
10.9 millimeters (0.43 inches)vs+10.5 millimeters (0.41 inches)4%
Thinner
1.2"vs+1.65"37%
Larger screen
1500 appsvs+1400000 apps (App Store)932 times
More apps available to download and use
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
247 mAhvs+250 mAh1%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use

15 Common items in both devices
16 million
Capacitive
Multitouch
Not supported
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Heart rate
+8 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 Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)Apple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)
ModelGalaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)
Other model namesGalaxy Watch Active2 4G LTE SM-R835U (Stainless Steel)Apple Watch Series 1 Aluminum 42mm A1803, iWatch S1
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release dateSeptember, 2019September, 2016
Depth10.9 millimeters (0.43 inches)10.5 millimeters (0.41 inches)
Size (width x height)40 x 40 millimeters (1.57 x 1.57 in)36.4 x 42.5 millimeters (1.43 x 1.67 in)
Weight37 grams (1.3 ounces)30 grams (1.05 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaNot supported
Build, materialsStainless steel body, glass frontAluminum body, glass front, plastic composite 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.
IPX7 certified: water resistant up to 1 meter and 30min
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)Apple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)
Operating systemTizen 4.0WatchOS 3.0
Firmware updatefeature not registeredWatchOS 5.0
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)Apple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Dual 9110 (10nm)32bit - Apple S1P (28nm)
CPU processor1.15Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A53520Mhz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A7
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-T720 MP1PowerVR G6200
RAM memory1.5GB LPDDR3512MB LPDDR
Internal storage4GB (1.39GB available)
eMMC
8GB (5GB available)
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)Apple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDAMOLED
Screen size1.2" inches1.65" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~29% (screen-to-body ratio)~55.4% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution360x360 pixels (1:1)390x312 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)424 PPI303 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass DX+Scratch-resistant glass
Display featuresNot supportedfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)Apple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
e-SIM (Eletronic)
Not supported
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbpsfeature not registered
Network technology2G, 3G, 4Gfeature not registered
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/2100Not supported
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)Not supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, 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 Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)Apple Watch 1 (Aluminum 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 Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)Apple Watch 1 (Aluminum 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 Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)Apple Watch 1 (Aluminum 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 Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)Apple Watch 1 (Aluminum 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 Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)Apple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)
USBNot supportedNot supported
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputNot supportedNot supported
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)Apple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedNot supported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedfeature not registered
Web browserNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Heart rate
Pedometer
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Heart rate
Pedometer
Other features- Colors: Black, Silver, Pink Gold
- Bands: 20mm
- Always-on display
- Samsung Pay
- Colors: Space gray, Gold, Rose gold, Silver
- Band colors: Brown, White, Black, Blue
- Sport bands
- 450 nits screen
- 3D Touch display
- Siri
- Magnetic charger
- Requires an iPhone 5s/iOS 11 or later
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)Apple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity247 mAh250 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging
Qi wireless charging
Standard charging
Magnetic charging (dock)
Talk time autonomy2580 minutes | 43 hours | 1.8 days1080 minutes | 18 hours | 0.8 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)Apple Watch 1 (Aluminum 42mm)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.255W/kg (head) | 1.528W/kg (body)feature not registered
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