Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Bluetooth vs LTE – Which is Right For You?

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The Galaxy Watch 4 series consists of the Galaxy Watch 4 which succeeds Galaxy Watch Active 2 and the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic that succeeds Galaxy Watch 3. While the Galaxy Watch 4 is available in 44mm and 40mm, the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is available in 46mm and 42mm. All sizes are available in Bluetooth and LTE models, and in this post, we will be looking at the difference between the Galaxy Watch 4 Bluetooth vs LTE model.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Bluetooth vs LTE Full Technical Specifications Comparison

 
 
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Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 (44mm) full specifications

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 (44mm) Full Specifications and Features

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 (44mm) full specifications

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 (44mm) (LTE) Full Specifications and Features

Price $265.99 $329.99
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 (44mm) (LTE), Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 (44mm)
Device type Fitness/Sport smartwatch Standalone/Fitness smartwatch
Gender Unisex Unisex
Predecessor Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2
Successor
Models Bluetooth only, LTE Bluetooth only, LTE
Date released August, 2021 August, 2021
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.4 inches 1.4 inches
Display type Super AMOLED, Full color Super AMOLED, Full color
Resolution 450 x 450 pixels 450 x 450 pixels
Pixel density 455 PPI 455 PPI
Customizable watchface Yes Yes
Input type 2 Physical buttons, Digital rotating bezel, Touchscreen 2 Physical buttons, Digital rotating bezel, Touchscreen
Always-On Yes Yes
BODY BODY BODY
Shape Circular Circular
Case material Aluminum Aluminum
Strap material Fluoroelastomer Fluoroelastomer, Hybrid leather
Bezel material Corning Gorilla Glass DX+ Corning Gorilla Glass DX+
Strap size 22 mm 22 mm
Color Black, Green, Silver Black, Green, Silver
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass DX Corning Gorilla Glass DX
Dimension 44.4 x 43.3 x 9.8 mm 44.4 x 43.3 x 9.8 mm
Weight 30 grams 30 grams
Waterproof rating Yes, 5ATM Yes, 5ATM
Swim-proof Yes, recommended Yes, recommended
Durability test MIL-STD-810G MIL-STD-810G
CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth calling Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v5.0 Bluetooth v5.0
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4+5GHz) Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4+5GHz)
NFC Yes Yes
MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY
RAM 1.5GB 1.5GB
ROM 16GB 16GB
Memory card slot No No
CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY
Network technology None GSM / HSPA / LTE
SIM type None e-SIM
NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS
SMS alert Yes Yes
Calls alert Yes Yes
Email alert Yes Yes
Event reminder Yes Yes
MEDIA MEDIA MEDIA
Audio mp3/mp4 mp3/mp4
Microphone Yes Yes
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
Bluetooth music Yes Yes
Camera No No
SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS
GPS Yes, GPS/GLONASS/BEIDOU Yes, GPS/GLONASS/BEIDOU
Accelerometer Yes Yes
HRM Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes
Pulse Ox. Yes Yes
Altimeter Yes Yes
Barometer Yes Yes
Compass Yes Yes
ECG Yes Yes
Thermometer No No
Ambient light Yes Yes
HEALTH & FITNESS TRACKING HEALTH & FITNESS TRACKING HEALTH & FITNESS TRACKING
Steps Yes Yes
Calories Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes
Heart rate monitoring Yes Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes
Floors climbed Yes Yes
Blood oxygen Yes Yes
Blood Pressure Yes Yes
Stress Yes Yes
ECG tracking Yes Yes
Fall detection Yes Yes
Menstrual cycle Yes Yes
VO2 Max Yes Yes
Onscreen workout No No
Preloaded sport modes 90+ 90+
BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY
Battery type Non-removable Li-ion battery Non-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 361mAh 361mAh
Battery life Regular: 2 days, Standby :5 days+ Regular: 2 days, Standby :5 days+
Charging type WPC based wireless charging WPC based wireless charging
Charging duration 30mins – 1hr 30mins – 1hr
Solar power No No
PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM
Operating system Wear OS 3 Wear OS 3
Chipset Exynos W920 Exynos W920
CPU 1.18GHz Dual-core (Cortex-A55) 1.18GHz Dual-core (Cortex-A55)
GPU Mali-G68 MP2 Mali-G68 MP2
MISCELLANEOUS MISCELLANEOUS MISCELLANEOUS
Companion app Samsung Wearable app Samsung Wearable app
Compatibility Android 6.0+ Android 6.0+
Payment system Google Pay, Samsung Pay Google Pay, Samsung Pay
Customizable strap Yes Yes
Voice Assistant Yes, Bixby Yes, Bixby
Find my phone Yes Yes
Box content Charger, Manual, Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, Straps Charger, Manual, Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, Straps
Price $265.99 $329.99

Galaxy Watch 4 – New Features

The Galaxy Watch 4 series received a significant boost in virtually every aspect. First was the porting from Tizen OS back to Wear OS. Secondly, the Galaxy Watch 4 is powered by a 5nm Exynos W920 chip that boosts CPU and GPU performance by up 20% and 10x respectively.

The storage capacity of the Galaxy Watch 4 has also been ramed up to 16GB. Regular features like a microphone and a loudspeaker are also present. As a result of the change in the operating system, the Galaxy Watch 4 now features Google Assistant as well as Google Pay in addition to Samsung’s Bixby and Samsung Pay.

Body composition measurement has been added to the Galaxy Watch 4. This feature will allow you to measure your body fat, body water, skeletal muscle, and BMI. Other health tracking features like ECG, blood pressure monitoring, Spo2 blood oxygen measurement, heart rate tracking, and sleep monitoring are all present on the Galaxy Watch 4.

The Galaxy Watch 4 will also allow you to manage notifications on your phone, and you can as well reply to notifications. The battery life of the Galaxy Watch 4 is about 2 days for the 44mm size and just over a day for the 40mm size.

Galaxy Watch 4 (40mm) and (44mm) – All the available colors

Difference between Bluetooth vs LTE

  1. The LTE Model is a Standalone Smartwatch
  2. The difference between the LTE and Bluetooth models is the presence of an eSIM in the LTE model that allows you to make and receive calls, install apps and receive messages without your phone. The LTE model is a standalone smartwatch that possesses cellular capabilities. The Bluetooth model can do everything the LTE model can do, but for you to make and receive calls or receive messages, your phone must be nearby.

  3. The LTE Model is Priced Higher
  4. As a result of the standalone capabilities of the LTE model, it’s priced higher than the Bluetooth model. It will cost you more money to buy the LTE model. You will also have to pay for monthly or yearly subscriptions depending on your service provider.

    • 40mm Bluetooth model cost $249.99
    • 44mm Bluetooth model cost $279.99
    • 40mm LTE model cost $299.99
    • 44mm LTE model cost $329.99
  5. The Bluetooth Model Has a Slightly Longer Battery Life

Both the Bluetooth and LTE models of the Galaxy Watch 4 have the same battery capacity. However, when LTE is activated on the LTE model, it will have shorter battery life when compared to Bluetooth. Otherwise, it’s up to 2 days with the 44mm and just over a day with the 40mm size.

Galaxy Watch 4 – Which Model is Available in Your Region?

Before you buy the Galaxy Watch 4 LTE model, endeavor to confirm which LTE model is supported in your country. There are three LTE models for both the 40mm and 44mm sizes.

Galaxy Watch 4 LTE Models

  • 44mm: SM-875U, SM-875F, SM-875N
  • 40mm: SM-865U, SM-865F, SM-865N

The SM-875U and SM865U are the supported models in the US with AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and US cellular as supported carriers.

Galaxy Watch 4 (40mm) – All the available colors

How Does The LTE Model Work?

The Galaxy Watch 4 LTE model comes with an eSIM, as a result, you are not required to insert any SIM as it has an embedded SIM already. A number is assigned to the eSIM which can be activated from the Galaxy Wearable app. And if you feel you no longer want a particular network, you can simply deactivate it.

Different carriers have different plans and prices. So, contact your service provider to be sure what plans are available for the Galaxy Watch 4. For instance, AT&T, US Cellular, T-mobile, and Verizon are supported in the US.

Bluetooth or LTE Model – Which Should You Buy?

Even though the LTE model is a more comprehensive smartwatch than the Bluetooth model, the Bluetooth model is a far more popular choice among consumers. It’s cheaper and has the same features like the LTE model except that you must carry your phone along if you wish to make and receive calls from the watch.

On the other hand, the LTE model is a standalone smartwatch that gives you some freedom from your phone. It can make and receive calls and will also allow you to install apps and receive messages independent of a smartphone. However, it’ll cost you more money.

Galaxy Watch 4 Prices




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