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Sony SmartWatch 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815U)

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

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Sony SmartWatch 2
1.6"
TFT

220x276

N/A
MP

64MB
RAM

32bit Single

225
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
20PointsSamsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815U)Compare Sony SmartWatch 2 X
Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815U)
1.2"
AMOLED

360x360

N/A
MP

1.5GB
RAM

64bit Dual

270
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better smartwatch? Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815U)

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SmartWatch 23 Advantages Sony SmartWatch 2vsGalaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815U)20 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815U)
+9 millimeters (0.35 inches)41%
Thinner
vs12.7 millimeters (0.5 inches)
+1.6"33%
Larger screen
vs1.2"
+3500000 apps (Google Play Store)2332 times
More apps available to download and use
vs1500 apps
180Mhz 32bit Single-Corevs+1.15Ghz 64bit Dual-Core9 times
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
64MBvs+1.5GB LPDDR323 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
256MBvs+4GB (1.5GB available)5 times
More internal storage for applications and files
122 grams (4.27 ounces)vs+49 grams (1.72 ounces)149%
Lighter
TFT LCDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
260 thousandvs+16 million61 times
More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
220x276 pixelsvs+360x360 pixels113%
Higher resolution screen
221 PPIvs+424 PPI92%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
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+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+PedometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
225 mAhvs+270 mAh20%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Not supportedvs+SpeakerphoneAdvantage
Speakerphone is useful when you are driving and on other occasions
Not supportedvs+A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSAdvantage
It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your device
Not supportedvs+802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)Advantage
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz) is newer and faster
3.0 + A2DPvs+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster
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

9 Common items in both devices
Capacitive
Multitouch
Not supported
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable) / Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Vibrating alert
+2 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSony SmartWatch 2Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815U)
ModelSmartWatch 2Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815U)
Other model namesSony SmartWatch 2 SW2, Sony SW2Galaxy Watch 42mm (4G LTE) SM-R815UZDAXAR, Samsung Galileo
Country or region availablefeature not registeredUSA
USA
BrandSonySamsung
Release dateOctober, 2013August, 2018
Depth9 millimeters (0.35 inches)12.7 millimeters (0.5 inches)
Size (width x height)42 x 41 millimeters (1.65 x 1.61 in)41.9 x 45.7 millimeters (1.65 x 1.8 in)
Weight122 grams (4.27 ounces)49 grams (1.72 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)Sony SmartWatch 2Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815U)
Operating systemAndroid 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich ICSTizen 4.0
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareSony SmartWatch 2Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815U)
Chipset32bit - ST-Microeletronics STM32F43964bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Dual 9110 (10nm)
CPU processor180Mhz Single-Core ARM Cortex-M41.15Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerfeature not registeredARM Mali-T720 MP1
RAM memory64MB1.5GB LPDDR3
Internal storage256MB4GB (1.5GB available)
eMMC
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplaySony SmartWatch 2Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815U)
Display typeTFT LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen size1.6" inches1.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~46.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~24.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution220x276 pixels360x360 pixels (1:1)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)221 PPI424 PPI
Colors260 thousand16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass DX+
Display featuresfeature not registeredNot supported
Mobile networksSony SmartWatch 2Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815U)
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
CallingSony SmartWatch 2Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815U)
MessagingSMS, E-mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneNot supportedSupported
Video callingNot supportedNot supported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraSony SmartWatch 2Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815U)
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 cameraSony SmartWatch 2Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815U)
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
MultimediaSony SmartWatch 2Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815U)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263MP4
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+MP3, WAV, WMA, OGG, eAAC+
ConnectivitySony SmartWatch 2Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815U)
USBNot supportedNot supported
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputNot supportedNot supported
Bluetooth3.0 + A2DP4.2 + A2DP
WiFiNot supported802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSNot supportedA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSony SmartWatch 2Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815U)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedNot supported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
Ringtonesfeature not registeredPolyphonic and customized
Web browserNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Heart rate
Pedometer
Other features- Watch colors: Black, Metal black, Silver
- Aluminum body
- It doesn't have microphone
- MicroUSB charging
- IP57 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 Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon carriers
Power supplySony SmartWatch 2Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815U)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity225 mAh270 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging3.5W (5V/0.7A) Standard charging
Qi wireless charging
Talk time autonomy4320 minutes | 72 hours | 3 daysfeature not registered
Standby10080 minutes | 168 hours | 7 days4320 minutes | 72 hours | 3 days
Radiation rateSony SmartWatch 2Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm SM-R815U)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.961W/kg (head) | 1.786W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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