Apple Watch Series 4 vs Series 3: size comparison

Apple Watch Series 4 vs Series 3: size comparison
The new Apple Watch Series 4 comes with a bunch of new features, including an ECG and fall detection that may well save human lives, but possibly the first thing you notice about it is just how much more screen space you have when compared to the Series 3.

Apple says that the screen has grown by more than 30%, but you don't really appreciate this number fully until you actually see the difference.

Apple traditionally shows mostly a black background on the watches, so this is not easily visible in regular use, but thankfully, you can see it in the comparison page for both watches. Interestingly, Apple has also rounded the corners of this new display, which adds additional display area.

There are many other differences between the new Apple Watch Series 4 and Series 3, but we wanted to highlight this one particularly:


And here are the Series 4 and Series 3 compared side by side, with the actual display area differences in numbers:


If you look at the smaller sized, 40mm Series 4 model, it now features a 35% larger screen and actually has a bigger display than the 42mm Series 3 model. The 44mm new watch has a 32% bigger display when compared to the bigger Series 3 version.


With the rounded corners, Apple is now able to fit more than ever before and introduce that stunning new watch face with as many as 8 different complications for an unprecedented information density.

Big difference, isn't it?

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7 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Series 4 is tite.

5. apple-rulz

Posts: 2026; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

What does tite mean? #miami

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The opposite of your moms box. #loose

2. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Yes!! Huge difference. Awesome!!

3. Jrod99

Posts: 715; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Good grief. Like to upgrade to one. Not sure the size? 40mm would be nice step up from 38 that I have now. Small wrist dude.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I gotta grab that 44.

6. gamehead unregistered

I want to upgrade too

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