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Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380) vs Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (Aluminum 40mm SM-R830)

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

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Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)
1.63"
AMOLED

320x320

2
MP

512MB
RAM

32bit Dual

300
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
13PointsSamsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (Aluminum 40mm SM-R830)Compare Samsung Gear 2 X
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (Aluminum 40mm SM-R830)
1.2"
AMOLED

360x360

N/A
MP

768MB
RAM

64bit Dual

247
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better smartwatch? Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (Aluminum 40mm SM-R830)

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)7 Advantages Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)vsGalaxy Watch Active 2 (Aluminum 40mm SM-R830)13 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (Aluminum 40mm SM-R830)
+4GB (2GB available)44%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs4GB (1.39GB available)
+10 millimeters (0.39 inches)9%
Thinner
vs10.9 millimeters (0.43 inches)
+1.63"36%
Larger screen
vs1.2"
+(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
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+300 mAh21%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs247 mAh
1GHz 32bit Dual-Corevs+1.15GHz 64bit Dual-Core62%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
512MB LPDDR2vs+768MB LPDDR350%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
68 grams (2.38 ounces)vs+26 grams (.91 ounces)162%
Lighter
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+Ambient Light sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouAdvantage
It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your device
4.0 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE 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

12 Common items in both devices
Super AMOLED
16 million
Capacitive
Multitouch
Not supported
Accelerometer
Heart rate
+5 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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📱 Model features

Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (Aluminum 40mm SM-R830)
ModelGear 2 (SM-R380)Galaxy Watch Active 2 (Aluminum 40mm SM-R830)
Other model namesSamsung Gear 2 R380, Samsung SM-R380 Gear 2Galaxy Watch Active2 SM-R830 (Bluetooth+WiFi Aluminium)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date4/1/20149/1/2019
Depth10 millimeters (0.39 inches)10.9 millimeters (0.43 inches)
Size (width x height)36.9 x 58.4 millimeters (1.45 x 2.3 in)40 x 40 millimeters (1.57 x 1.57 in)
Weight68 grams (2.38 ounces)26 grams (.91 ounces)
Build, materialsfeature not registeredAluminum 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 Active 2 (Aluminum 40mm SM-R830)
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 Active 2 (Aluminum 40mm SM-R830)
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 Active 2 (Aluminum 40mm SM-R830)
RAM memory512MB LPDDR2768MB LPDDR3
Internal storage4GB (2GB available)4GB (1.39GB available)
eMMC
External storageNot supportedNot supported

📲 Display

Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (Aluminum 40mm SM-R830)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size1.63" inches1.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~39.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~29% (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 Active 2 (Aluminum 40mm SM-R830)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM cardNot supportedNot supported
Maximum download/uploadfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Network technologyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandNot supportedNot supported
Primary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkNot supportedNot supported
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 Active 2 (Aluminum 40mm SM-R830)
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 Active 2 (Aluminum 40mm SM-R830)
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 Active 2 (Aluminum 40mm SM-R830)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
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 Active 2 (Aluminum 40mm SM-R830)
USBNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputNot supportedNot supported
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSNot supportedA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCNot supportedSupported
Infrared portSupportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (Aluminum 40mm SM-R830)
SensorsAccelerometer
Gyroscope
Heart rate
Pedometer
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Heart rate
Pedometer
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (Aluminum 40mm SM-R830)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity300 mAh247 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Qi wireless charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered43 hours (1.8 days)
Standby72 hours (3 days)feature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (Aluminum 40mm SM-R830)
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: Black, Silver, Pink Gold
- Bands: 20mm
- Always-on display
- Samsung Pay

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Gear 2 (SM-R380)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (Aluminum 40mm SM-R830)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.122W/kg (head), 0.02W/kg (body)0.08W/kg (head), 0.11W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.09W/kg (head), 0.02W/kg (body)0.041W/kg (head), 0.101W/kg (body)
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