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Samsung Gear S2 (CDMA SM-R730V) vs Apple Watch 2 (Hermès 38mm)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Gear S2 vs Apple Watch 2 smartwatches, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple Watch 2 XSamsung Gear S2 (CDMA SM-R730V)09Points
Samsung Gear S2 (CDMA SM-R730V)
1.2"
AMOLED

360x360

N/A
MP

512MB
RAM

32bit Dual

300
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
07PointsApple Watch 2 (Hermès 38mm)Compare Samsung Gear S2 X
Apple Watch 2 (Hermès 38mm)
1.5"
AMOLED

340x272

N/A
MP

512MB
RAM

32bit Dual

273
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better smartwatch? Samsung Gear S2 (CDMA SM-R730V)

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!


16 Common items in both devices
512MB / 512MB LPDDR3
16 million
Capacitive
Multitouch
Not supported
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
+9 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Gear S2 (CDMA SM-R730V)Apple Watch 2 (Hermès 38mm)
ModelGear S2 (CDMA SM-R730V)Watch 2 (Hermès 38mm)
Other model namesVerizon Samsung Gear S2 SM-R730V, Samsung OrbisApple Watch Hermes Series 2 Stainless Steel A1757 38mm
Country or region availableUSA
USA
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release dateNovember, 2015December, 2016
Depth13.4 millimeters (0.53 inches)11.4 millimeters (0.45 inches)
Size (width x height)44 x 51.8 millimeters (1.73 x 2.04 in)33.3 x 38.6 millimeters (1.31 x 1.52 in)
Weight51 grams (1.79 ounces)42 grams (1.47 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaNot supported
Build, materialsfeature not registeredStainless steel body, glass front, ceramic back
Protection against water and othersWaterproof (IP?)50 meters waterproof
System (OS)Samsung Gear S2 (CDMA SM-R730V)Apple Watch 2 (Hermès 38mm)
Operating systemTizen 2.3WatchOS 3.0
Firmware updateTizen 2.3.2WatchOS 5.0
HardwareSamsung Gear S2 (CDMA SM-R730V)Apple Watch 2 (Hermès 38mm)
Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8x2632bit - Apple S2 (28nm)
CPU processor1Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A7780Mhz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A7
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 305PowerVR G6200
RAM memory512MB512MB LPDDR3
Internal storage4GB (2GB available)8GB (5GB available)
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplaySamsung Gear S2 (CDMA SM-R730V)Apple Watch 2 (Hermès 38mm)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDAMOLED
Screen size1.2" inches1.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~20.4% (screen-to-body ratio)~55.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution360x360 pixels340x272 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)424 PPI290 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Sapphire Glass
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Gear S2 (CDMA SM-R730V)Apple Watch 2 (Hermès 38mm)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
e-SIM (Eletronic)
Not supported
Maximum download/upload3.1 Mbpsfeature not registered
Network technology2G, 3Gfeature not registered
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandNot supportedNot supported
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900Not supported
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DONot supported
Primary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkCDMA2000 EV-DO Rev ANot supported
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingSamsung Gear S2 (CDMA SM-R730V)Apple Watch 2 (Hermès 38mm)
MessagingSMS, MMS, E-mailSMS, E-mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingNot supportedNot supported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsNot supported
CameraSamsung Gear S2 (CDMA SM-R730V)Apple Watch 2 (Hermès 38mm)
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 S2 (CDMA SM-R730V)Apple Watch 2 (Hermès 38mm)
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 S2 (CDMA SM-R730V)Apple Watch 2 (Hermès 38mm)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsfeature not registeredMP4, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Gear S2 (CDMA SM-R730V)Apple Watch 2 (Hermès 38mm)
USBNot supportedNot supported
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputNot supportedNot supported
Bluetooth4.1 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTaggingA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Gear S2 (CDMA SM-R730V)Apple Watch 2 (Hermès 38mm)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedNot supported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedfeature not registered
Web browserNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Heart rate
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Heart rate
Pedometer
Other features- Colors: Silver
- Stainless Steel body
- Samsung Pay
- S-Voice, S-Health
- Wireless Charging (Qi)
- IP68 certified: dust and water resistant up to 1.5m and 30min
- Colors: Silver
- Leather bands
- 1000 nits screen
- 3D Touch display
- Siri
- Requires an iPhone 5s/iOS 11 or later
Power supplySamsung Gear S2 (CDMA SM-R730V)Apple Watch 2 (Hermès 38mm)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity300 mAh273 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Magnetic charging (dock)
Talk time autonomy300 minutes | 5 hours | 0.2 day1080 minutes | 18 hours | 0.8 day
Standby2880 minutes | 48 hours | 2 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Gear S2 (CDMA SM-R730V)Apple Watch 2 (Hermès 38mm)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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