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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F) vs Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Apple Watch 3 Aluminum smartwatches, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple Watch 3 Aluminum XSamsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)09Points
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
06PointsApple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)Compare Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 X
Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)
1.5"
AMOLED

340x272

N/A
MP

768MB
RAM

32bit Dual

279
mAh

(Non removable)

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

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 Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)9 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)vsWatch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)6 Advantages Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)
+1.15Ghz 64bit Dual-Core51%
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
+10.9 millimeters (0.43 inches)5%
Thinner
vs11.4 millimeters (0.45 inches)
+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 pixels40%
Higher resolution screen
vs340x272 pixels
+424 PPI46%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs290 PPI
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.2 + 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 (1.39GB available)vs+16GB (10GB available)6 times
More internal storage for applications and files
37 grams (1.3 ounces)vs+29 grams (1.02 ounces)28%
Lighter
1.2"vs+1.5"25%
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+279 mAh13%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use

19 Common items in both devices
16 million
4G LTE
150 Mbps
Capacitive
Multitouch
Not supported
Accelerometer
+12 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 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)
ModelGalaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)
Other model namesGalaxy Watch Active2 4G LTE SM-R835U (Stainless Steel)Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular (4G LTE), Apple Watch S3
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release dateSeptember, 2019September, 2017
Depth10.9 millimeters (0.43 inches)11.4 millimeters (0.45 inches)
Size (width x height)40 x 40 millimeters (1.57 x 1.57 in)33.3 x 38.6 millimeters (1.31 x 1.52 in)
Weight37 grams (1.3 ounces)29 grams (1.02 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
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.
50 meters waterproof
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)
Operating systemTizen 4.0WatchOS 4.0
Firmware updatefeature not registeredWatchOS 5.0
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)
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 (1.39GB available)
eMMC
16GB (10GB available)
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDAMOLED
Screen size1.2" inches1.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~29% (screen-to-body ratio)~55.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution360x360 pixels (1:1)340x272 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)424 PPI290 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 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
e-SIM (Eletronic)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
e-SIM (Eletronic)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/2100A1889 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 Cat4 (1, 3, 5, 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 networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, 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 Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)
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 Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)
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 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)
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 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)
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 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)
USBNot supportedNot supported
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputNot supportedNot supported
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedNot supported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Heart rate
Pedometer
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Heart rate
Pedometer
Other features- Colors: Black, Silver, Pink Gold
- Bands: 20mm
- Always-on display
- Samsung Pay
- Colors: Silver, Gold, Space Gray
- Sport Band or Nike Sport Band
- 1000 nits screen
- 3D Touch display
- Siri
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)Apple Watch 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity247 mAh279 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 3 Aluminum (38mm 4G)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.29W/kg (head) | 0.15W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.255W/kg (head) | 1.528W/kg (body)feature not registered
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