Samsung Galaxy Watch 42mm vs 46mm Compared

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The Samsung Galaxy Watch comes in two sizes; the 42mm and 46mm, both have same features except for the differences in sizes and battery capacity. Compare the Samsung Galaxy Watch 42mm vs 46mm specs and features, so you know the difference.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 42mm vs 46mm Specifications Compared

 
 
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Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm) Full Specifications, Features and Price

Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm) Full Specs and prices

Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm) Full Specifications, Features and Price

Price $279.99 $239.00 $259.99 $219.00
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm) (42mm), Bluetooth only, Samsung Galaxy Watch
Device type Fitness/Classic smartwatch Fitness/Classic smartwatch
Gender Men Unisex
Release date August, 2018 August, 2018
Predecessor Samsung Gear S3 Samsung Gear S3
Successor
Versions Bluetooth, LTE Bluetooth only, LTE/GPS
BODY BODY BODY
Dimension 46 x 49 x 13 mm 41.9 x 45.7 x 12.7 mm
Weight 63 grams (excluding straps) 49g (excluding straps)
Shape Circular Circular
Case material Stainless steel Stainless steel
Strap material Leather, Silicone Leather, Silicone
Bezel material Stainless steel Stainless steel
Strap size 22 mm 20 mm
Screen protection Corning Gorilla glass DX+ Corning Gorilla glass DX+
Water resistance Yes, 5ATM Yes, 5ATM
Durability test MIL-STD-810G MIL-STD-810G
Swim-proof Yes, recommended Yes, recommended
Color Black, Silver Rose-gold, Silver
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.3 inches 1.2 inches
Display type Super AMOLED, Full color Super AMOLED, Full color
Display resolution 360 x 360 pixel 360 x 360 pixel
Pixel density
Always on Yes Yes
Custom watch face Yes Yes
Input type 2 Physical buttons, Physical rotating bezel, Touchscreen 2 Physical buttons, Physical rotating bezel, Touchscreen
CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth v4.2 LE Yes, Bluetooth v4.2 LE
Bluetooth calling Yes Yes
GPS Galileo, Yes, GPS/GLONASS/BEIDOU Galileo, Yes, GPS/GLONASS/BEIDOU
NFC Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY
RAM 0.75GB 0.75GB
ROM 4GB 4GB
Memory card slot No No
CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY
Technology None None
SIM type None None
Band
NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS
SMS alert Yes Yes
Calls alert Yes Yes
Email alert Yes Yes
Event reminder Yes Yes
Third-party apps alert Yes Yes
MEDIA MEDIA MEDIA
Audio mp3/mp4 mp3/mp4
Bluetooth music Yes Yes
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
Microphone Yes Yes
Camera No No
Radio No No
SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Altimeter No No
Ambient light Yes Yes
Barometer Yes Yes
Compass
ECG No No
Gyroscope Yes Yes
HRM Yes Yes
Pulse oximeter No No
Thermometer No No
Other sensors
ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING
Blood oxygen No No
Blood Pressure No No
Calories Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes
ECG tracking No No
Fitness Level
Heart rate monitoring Yes Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes
Steps Yes Yes
Stress Yes Yes
Incidental fall detection No No
Menstrual cycle No No
VO2 Max Yes Yes
Swim-tracking Yes Yes
Swim-heart tracking No No
On-screen workout No No
Sport modes 39 39
BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY
Battery type Non-removable Li-ion battery Non-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 472mAh 270mAh
Battery life Regular usage: 3 days+, Standby:10 days+ Regular usage: 3 days+, Standby:10 days+
Charging type WPC based wireless charging WPC based wireless charging
Charging time 1-2 hours 1-2 hours
Solar power No No
PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM
Chipset Exynos 9110 Exynos 9110
CPU Dual core 1.15GHz Dual core 1.15GHz
GPU
Operating system Tizen OS 4.0 Tizen OS 4.0
MISC MISC MISC
Companion app Samsung Gear app, Samsung Health App Samsung Gear app, Samsung Health App
Compatibility Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+, iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+ Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+, iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+
Payment system Samsung Pay Samsung Pay
Interchangeable strap Yes Yes
Voice command Yes, Bixby Yes, Bixby
Find my phone Yes Yes
Box content Charger, Manual, Samsung Galaxy Watch, Straps Charger, Manual, Samsung Galaxy Watch, Straps
Price $279.99 $239.00 $259.99 $219.00

Samsung Galaxy Watch 42mm vs 46mm: Which is Better?

Both watches looks stunning and classy, while the 46mm with a larger display allow you see more at a glance than on the 42mm, it’s quite bulky. In other words, the 42mm is a more compact watch and the better choice for women and people with smaller wrists, while the 46mm is a more befitting wear for men and those with fatter wrist.

Battery capacity differs slightly, but it doesn’t necessarily mean much difference in battery life when you consider that the 46mm with a bigger battery capacity will need those extra to power its larger 1.3 inch display. However, from actual use, the 46mm has a longer battery life than the 42mm. You can get up to 4 days with the 46mm compared to about 2 days+ of the 42mm.

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