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Samsung Gear S (3G SM-R750A) vs Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)

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

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Samsung Gear S (3G SM-R750A)
2"
AMOLED

360x480

N/A
MP

512MB
RAM

32bit Dual

300
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
12PointsSamsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)Compare Samsung Gear S X
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)
1.2"
AMOLED

360x360

N/A
MP

1.5GB
RAM

64bit Dual

247
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!

Gear S (3G SM-R750A)9 Advantages Samsung Gear S (3G SM-R750A)vsGalaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)12 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)
+4GB (2GB available)44%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs4GB (1.39GB available)
+360x480 pixels33%
Higher resolution screen
vs360x360 pixels
+2"67%
Larger screen
vs1.2"
+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+UV radiationAdvantage
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
+MicroUSB 2.0Advantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsNot supported
1Ghz 32bit Dual-Corevs+1.15Ghz 64bit Dual-Core51%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
512MBvs+1.5GB LPDDR32 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
67 grams (2.35 ounces)vs+37 grams (1.3 ounces)81%
Lighter
12.5 millimeters (0.49 inches)vs+10.9 millimeters (0.43 inches)15%
Thinner
300 PPIvs+424 PPI41%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
Tizen 2.3vs+Tizen 4.0Advantage
Tizen 4.0 is newer and safer
3G+ HSPA+vs+4G LTEAdvantage
The 4G LTE network is newer and faster
(3G+ HSPA+) 21 Mbpsvs+(4G LTE) 150 Mbps6 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+PedometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
4.1 + 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
Waterproof (IP?)vs+50 meters waterproof., MIL-STD-810G military certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

15 Common items in both devices
Super AMOLED
16 million
Capacitive
Multitouch
Not supported
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
+8 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Gear S (3G SM-R750A)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)
ModelGear S (3G SM-R750A)Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)
Other model namesAT&T Samsung Gear S SM-R750A, Samsung SM-R750AGalaxy Watch Active2 4G LTE SM-R835U (Stainless Steel)
Country or region availableUSA
USA
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateNovember, 2014September, 2019
Depth12.5 millimeters (0.49 inches)10.9 millimeters (0.43 inches)
Size (width x height)39.9 x 58.1 millimeters (1.57 x 2.29 in)40 x 40 millimeters (1.57 x 1.57 in)
Weight67 grams (2.35 ounces)37 grams (1.3 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredStainless steel body, glass front
Protection against water and othersWaterproof (IP?)50 meters waterproof.
MIL-STD-810G military certified: salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant.
System (OS)Samsung Gear S (3G SM-R750A)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)
Operating systemTizen 2.3Tizen 4.0
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Gear S (3G SM-R750A)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)
Chipset32bit - Samsung Exynos 421264bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Dual 9110 (10nm)
CPU processor1Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A91.15Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-400 MP4 400MhzARM Mali-T720 MP1
RAM memory512MB1.5GB LPDDR3
Internal storage4GB (2GB available)4GB (1.39GB available)
eMMC
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplaySamsung Gear S (3G SM-R750A)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size2" inches1.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~53.4% (screen-to-body ratio)~29% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution360x480 pixels360x360 pixels (1:1)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)300 PPI424 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass DX+
Display featuresfeature not registeredNot supported
Mobile networksSamsung Gear S (3G SM-R750A)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
e-SIM (Eletronic)
Maximum download/upload21/5.76 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandDual-Band 850/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/1900UMTS 850/900/2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat4 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingSamsung Gear S (3G SM-R750A)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)
MessagingSMS (T9), E-mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingNot supportedNot supported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraSamsung Gear S (3G SM-R750A)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)
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 stabilizationfeature not registeredNot supported
ZoomNot supportedNot supported
Face/smile detectionNot supportedNot supported
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRNot supportedNot supported
2ª cameraSamsung Gear S (3G SM-R750A)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)
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 Gear S (3G SM-R750A)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsfeature not registeredMP4
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+MP3, WAV, WMA, OGG, eAAC+
ConnectivitySamsung Gear S (3G SM-R750A)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)
USBMicroUSB 2.0Not supported
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputNot supportedNot supported
Bluetooth4.1 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Gear S (3G SM-R750A)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedNot supported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Heart rate
UV radiation
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Heart rate
Pedometer
Other features- Colors: Black, White
- S-Voice
- S-Health
- IP67 certified: dust and water resistant up to 1 meter and 30min
- Colors: Black, Silver, Pink Gold
- Bands: 20mm
- Always-on display
- Samsung Pay
Power supplySamsung Gear S (3G SM-R750A)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)
BatteryLi-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 autonomy300 minutes | 5 hours | 0.2 day2580 minutes | 43 hours | 1.8 days
Standby5760 minutes | 96 hours | 4 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Gear S (3G SM-R750A)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm SM-R835F)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.92W/kg (head) | 0.91W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.255W/kg (head) | 1.528W/kg (body)
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