Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm) vs Apple Watch Series 5 (44mm) Comparison

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According to research, Apple still dominates the smartwatch market, followed by Samsung. These two brands have a variety of smartwatches on their lineup which includes the Galaxy Watch and Watch 5 – two of the best-rated smartwatches on the market. The Galaxy Watch comes in two sizes; 46mm and 42mm, so also is the Watch 5; 40mm and 44mm. Each of these sizes comes in LTE (standalone) and Bluetooth/GPS only models. This comparison post compares the differences between the Bluetooth/GPS model of Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm) vs Apple Watch Series 5 (44mm) to help you decide which is a better smartwatch for you.

Samsung Galaxy Watch vs Fitbit Versa 2: Specs Comparison

 
 
Product Info

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

Apple Watch Series 5 (44mm) (GPS) Specifications, Features and Price

Price - $429.00 $329.00
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm) (Discontinued), (GPS), Apple Watch Series 5
Device type Fitness/Classic smartwatch Fitness/Sport smartwatch
Gender Men Unisex
Predecessor Samsung Gear S3 Apple Watch Series 4
Successor
Models Bluetooth, LTE Apple Watch Hermès, Apple Watch Nike+
Date released August, 2018 September, 2019
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.3 inches 1.78 inch
Display type Super AMOLED, Full color 1000nit, OLED
Resolution 360 x 360 pixel 448 x 368 pixels
Pixel density
Customizable watchface Yes Yes
Input type 2 Physical buttons, Physical rotating bezel, Touchscreen 1 Physical button, Digital crown, Touchscreen
Always-On Yes Yes
BODY BODY BODY
Shape Circular Rectangular
Case material Stainless steel Aluminum
Strap material Leather, Silicone Elastomer
Bezel material Stainless steel Bezeless, Sapphire glass
Strap size 22 mm 24mm
Color Silver Gold, Gray, Silver
Screen protection Corning Gorilla glass DX+ Sapphire glass
Dimension 46 x 49 x 13 mm 44 x 38 x 10.7 mm
Weight 63 grams (excluding straps) 36.1g (GPS)
Waterproof rating Yes, 5ATM Yes, 5ATM
Swim-proof Yes, recommended Yes
Durability test MIL-STD-810G
CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth calling Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth v4.2 LE Bluetooth v5.0
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
NFC Yes Yes
MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY
RAM 0.75GB 0.768GB
ROM 4GB 32GB
Memory card slot No No
CELLULAR CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY
Network technology None None
SIM type None
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 Galileo, Yes, GPS/GLONASS/BEIDOU GLONASS, GPS
Accelerometer Yes Yes
HRM Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes
Pulse Ox. No No
Altimeter No Yes
Barometer Yes Yes
Compass Yes
ECG No Yes
Thermometer No App, No
Ambient light Yes Yes
ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING
Steps Yes Yes
Calories Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes
Heart rate monitoring Yes Yes
Sleep tracking Yes (Third-party apps), Yes
Floors climbed Yes Yes
Blood oxygen No No
Blood Pressure No No
Stress Yes Yes
ECG tracking No Yes
Fall detection No Yes
Menstrual cycle No Yes
VO2 Max Yes Yes
Onscreen workout No No
Preloaded sport modes 39 Yes
BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY
Battery type Non-removable Li-ion battery Non-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 472mAh
Battery life Regular usage: 3 days+, Standby:10 days+ Regular: up to 18hrs
Charging type WPC based wireless charging Charging dock
Charging duration 1-2 hours 1-2 hours
Solar power No No
PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM
Operating system Tizen OS 4.0 WatchOS 6
Chipset Exynos 9110 Apple S4 64bits
CPU Dual core 1.15GHz Dual core
GPU
MISC MISC MISC
Companion app Samsung Gear app, Samsung Health App Apple Watch App
Compatibility Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+, iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+ iOS 12.0+
Payment system Samsung Pay Apple Pay
Customizable strap Yes 24mm, Yes
Voice Assistant Yes, Bixby Yes, Siri
Find my phone Yes Yes
Box content Charger, Manual, Samsung Galaxy Watch, Straps Apple Watch Series 5, Charger, Manual, Straps
Price $429.00 $329.00

Samsung Galaxy Watch vs Fitbit Versa 2: The Differences

  1. Design
  2. There are a handful of differences between Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch. Starting from the appearance, the Watch 5 has a larger 1.78 inches display compared to 1.3 inches of Galaxy Watch, thanks to its rectangular shape. Watch 5 is also very lightweight and more compact than the Galaxy Watch. Moreover, it built with a more durable sapphire glass covering the display. Although, the Corning Gorilla Glass DX+ is also very durable and offers great clarity.

    In other words, Watch 5 allows you to see more at a glance and is also more comfortable wear than the Galaxy Watch. However, the Galaxy Watch is quite bulky and bold which is why it’s recommended for men, and the physical rotating bezel is also worth noting.

  3. Storage
  4. With Watch 5, you get 32GB storage capacity to store your files which is far more than 4GB of the Galaxy Watch. Each of these two supports music streaming from services such as Spotify and you can also make and receive calls from any of these two.

  5. Tizen OS vs Watch OS
  6. In terms of user experience, I think Watch 5 especially with the new Watch OS 7 offers more advanced features compared to Samsung Tizen OS which isn’t doing bad, at least it’s a better platform than Wear OS for now.

  7. Siri vs Bixby
  8. Both watches are equipped with proprietary voice assistant features, while its Bixby on Galaxy watch, it Siri for Watch 5. Both platform allow you to use your voice to carry out simple tasks. I still think Siri is a more sophisticated voice assistant than Bixby.

  9. Activity Tracking
  10. And in terms of fitness tracking, these two are some of the best choices you’ll find on the market. Both watches will track your steps, heart rate, outdoor activity tracking, floors climbed, calories, stress management, and many more features. Although Watch 5 relies on a third-party app to track your sleep, it does however features incidental fall detection and menstrual cycle tracking which the Galaxy Watch lacks. Maybe the much expected Galaxy Watch 3 will have these features.

  11. Battery Life

The Galaxy Watch has a longer battery life than the Watch 5, this where the Watch 5 flops, it can bearly last a day with mixed usage while the Galaxy Watch can see you through up to 3 days or even more depend on usage.

Galaxy Watch

Watch 5

Display Size

1.3 inches

1.78 inches 

Dimension

46 x 49 x 13 mm

44 x 38 x 10.7 mm

Glass

Corning Gorilla Glass DX+

Sapphire glass

Bezel

Physical rotating bezel

Sapphire glass
Case Material

Stainless steel

Aluminum

Weight

63 grams

36.1 grams

Voice Assistant

Bixby

Siri

Storage

4GB

32GB

International Emergency Calling

No

Yes

Incidental Fall Detection

No

Yes

Menstrual Cycle Tracking

No

Yes

Sleep Tracking

Yes

Third-party app

Battery Life with Always-on

2 day+ (42mm)
3 days (46mm)

1 day

Operating System

Tizen OS 4.0

Pay From Watch

Yes, Samsung Pay

Yes, Apple Pay

Verdict

Watch 5 is a more sophisticated smartwatch than Galaxy watch, but the Galaxy Watch is still one of the best smartwatches you can buy today.

If you own an iPhone, the Watch 5 is the best choice for you as it’s only compatible with iOS devices, while the Galaxy Watch is the best choice for anyone using an android phone and even better if you use a Samsung phone.

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