Samsung Galaxy Watch3 full review
With the invention of upgrades to the new Samsung Smartwatches series, it now obliviously the best option for those that can’t afford the apple watches. One would argue how smartwatches has now turned something we can’t do without but this is not far from the truth.
From this latest invention, we can say that Samsung who is one of the major pioneers in smartwatches tech aspect is getting it all right. The news Galaxy Watch3 is the epitome of excellent craftsmanship and software optimization so even with that steep price tag of around €460, we will give you reasons you’d want to buy one.
We can say for sure that It’s almost the best alternative to Apple’s Watch.
Unfortunately, we were only able to get the smaller, 41mm model so we couldn’t get the most out of the experience as the display on that model is just 1.2″ while the 45mm offers a larger 1.4″ panel. Also, the battery on the 41mm model is 247 mAh as opposed to the 340 mAh battery on the 45mm model. It might appear that the options are somehow of a downgrade compared to original Galaxy Watch but I think we’ll need to applud Samsung’s efforts for maintaining the feature gap between the 41mm and the 45mm variants as low as possible. The 41mm this year gets an LTE option and a loudspeaker, that is used for making phone calls. A Features we don’t get in smaller-sized devices from Samsung and other makers as well.
It’s no surprise that Smartwatches are now quite more fragmented than smartphones in terms of the hardware and software they use. Evere since Google’s Wear OS platform could no longer deliver a competitive user experience and because manufacturers are always exploring ways to make their products be the best, it has resulted in Smartwatches coming with different super varieties.
Most are geared for longer battery performance and only relay notifications from your phone, while others can now conveniently run apps on their own and be more independent.
The Galaxy Watches are second class. They run on Tizen-based wearable OS, they can run apps, they have Wi-Fi and GPS, and certain models even have LTE connectivity. With some defects being that, they don’t stay to long on a single battery charge. At most – you are looking at 2-3 days at most.
Review: Samsung Galaxy Watch3
Body: 45mm: 46.2×45.0x11.1mm, 54g; 41mm: 42.5 x 41 x 11.3 mm, 48.2g; Glass front (Gorilla Glass DX), stainless steel frame 316L or titanium frame; MIL-STD-810G compliant, 50m water resistant (IP68); .
Display: 45mm: 1.40″, 41mm: 1.20″; Super AMOLED, 360x360px resolution, 9:9 aspect ratio; Always-on display.
Chipset: Exynos 9110 (10 nm): Dual-core 1.15 GHz Cortex-A53; Mali-T720.
Memory: 8GB 1GB RAM; eMMC.
OS/Software: Tizen-based wearable OS 5.5.
Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, heart rate, barometer; NFC; Natural language commands and dictation.
Battery: 45mm: 340mAh; 41mm: 247mAh; Qi wireless charging.
Misc: Samsung Pay, CG certified, Blood pressure monitor, Compatible with standard 20/22mm straps, Rotating bezel, Loudspeaker, LTE connectivity even on the 41mm variant, Colors: Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black, Mystic White.
Speaking of the hardware part, the Watch3 comes with a few upgrades over the original Galaxy Watch. The Exynos 9110 still powers the whole thing, but the operating memory increases by up to 1GB and internal storage is 8GB for both models. The display is brighter as well while retaining the same 360 x 360px resolution.
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