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Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380) vs Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815W)

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

Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)




32bit Dual


(Non removable)

15PointsSamsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815W)Compare Samsung Gear 2 X
Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815W)




64bit Dual


(Non removable)

What's the better smartwatch? Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815W)

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!

Gear 2 (SM-R380)6 Advantages Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)vsGalaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815W)15 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815W)
+4GB (2GB available)33%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs4GB (1.5GB available)
+10 millimeters (0.39 inches)27%
vs12.7 millimeters (0.5 inches)
Larger screen
+(back) 2MPAdvantage
With a camera you can take pictures anywhere
vsNot supported
+HD (1280x720)Advantage
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsNot supported
+300 mAh11%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs270 mAh
1GHz 32bit Dual-Corevs+1.15GHz 64bit Dual-Core62%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
512MB LPDDR2vs+1.5GB LPDDR32 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
68 grams (2.38 ounces)vs+49 grams (1.72 ounces)39%
320x320 pixelsvs+360x360 pixels27%
Higher resolution screen
278 PPIvs+424 PPI53%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
Tizen 2.2.1vs+Tizen 4.0Advantage
Tizen 4.0 is newer and safer
Not supportedvs+4G LTEAdvantage
The 4G LTE network is newer and faster
(Not supported) vs+(4G LTE) 10 MbpsAdvantage
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Ambient Light sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSAdvantage
It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your device
4.0 + A2DPvs+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass DX+Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Waterproof (IP?)vs+5 ATM, MIL-STD-810G military certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

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📱 Model features

Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815W)
ModelGear 2 (SM-R380)Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815W)
Other model namesSamsung Gear 2 R380, Samsung SM-R380 Gear 2Galaxy Watch 42mm (4G LTE) SM-R815WZDAXAC, Samsung Galileo
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
Release date4/1/20148/1/2018
Depth10 millimeters (0.39 inches)12.7 millimeters (0.5 inches)
Size (width x height)36.9 x 58.4 millimeters (1.45 x 2.3 in)41.9 x 45.7 millimeters (1.65 x 1.8 in)
Weight68 grams (2.38 ounces)49 grams (1.72 ounces)
Build, materialsfeature not registeredStainless steel body, glass front
Protection against water and othersWaterproof (IP?)5 ATM: 50 meters waterproof.
MIL-STD-810G military certified: salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant.

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815W)
System versionTizen 2.2.1Tizen 4.0
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815W)
Chipset32bit - Samsung Exynos 2 Dual 3250 (28nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Dual 9110 (10nm)
CPUDual-Core, 1 processor:
1GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A7
Dual-Core, 1 processor:
1.15GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-400 MP2 400MhzARM Mali-T720 MP1
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815W)
RAM memory512MB LPDDR21.5GB LPDDR3
Internal storage4GB (2GB available)4GB (1.5GB available)
External storageNot supportedNot supported

📲 Display

Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815W)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size1.63" inches1.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~39.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~24.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution320x320 pixels360x360 pixels (1:1)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)278 PPI424 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass DX+
Display featuresfeature not registeredNot supported

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815W)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM cardNot supported1 slot (Single-SIM)
e-SIM (Eletronic)
Maximum download/uploadfeature not registered10 Mbps
Network technologyfeature not registered3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandNot supportedNot supported
Primary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 3G networkNot supportedUMTS 850/1700/1900
Primary 4G networkNot supportedLTE (Bands 2,4,5,12,13,25,26,66)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkNot supportedUMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported

📷 Camera

Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815W)
Back camera (main camera)2 megapixelsNot supported
Main camera resolution1600x1200 pixelsNot supported
Video recording (primary)HD (1280x720)Not 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
AutofocusAutofocusNot supported
Touch focusSupportedNot supported
Image stabilizationNot supportedNot supported
ZoomOnly digital zoomNot supported
Face/smile detectionNot supportedNot supported
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRNot supportedNot supported
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815W)
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

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815W)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedNot supported
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263MP4
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+MP3, WAV, WMA, OGG, eAAC+

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815W)
USBNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputNot supportedNot supported
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSNot supportedA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
NFCNot supportedSupported
Infrared portSupportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815W)
Heart rate
Ambient Light sensor
Heart rate
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815W)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity300 mAh270 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging3.5W (5V/0.7A) Standard charging
Qi wireless charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standby72 hours (3 days)72 hours (3 days)

➕ Other features

Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815W)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS, MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingNot supportedNot supported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserNot supportedNot supported
AntennaNot supportedInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Charcoal Black, Gold Brown, Orange
- WatchON Remote
- S-Voice
- Watch compatible with Android 4.3 or higher
- IP67 certified: dust and water resistant up to 1m and 30min
- Colors: Midnight Black, Rose Gold
- Straps: Black, Grey, Red, Yellow, Purple, Pink, Brown
- Compatible with standard 20mm straps
- Always-on display
- Rotating bezel
- Samsung Pay
- Compatible with Bell and Telus carriers

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815W)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.122W/kg (head), 0.02W/kg (body)0.961W/kg (head), 1.786W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.09W/kg (head), 0.02W/kg (body)feature not registered

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