Samsung Gear S2 Classic Platinum and Rose Gold hands-on

Samsung Gear S2 Classic Platinum and Rose Gold hands-on

The Samsung Gear S2 Classic is easily one of the best smartwatches of 2015: with its innovative rotating bezel that acts as a navigation dial, it is a comfortable and stylish timepiece.

At CES 2016, Samsung brought two new color versions of the Gear S2 Classic - a rose gold and platinum colors - and both cater to those who value a more premium look.

First, we have the Gear S2 Classic in Rose Gold. The finish is glossy and the color is not all that subtle: it has a very distinct saturated gold tonality (whereas the ubiquitous iPhone 6s, for instance, seems to have a more subtle shade of gold). For all else, this is the same Gear S2 Classic with the same ridged edge. We photographed it from various angles to give you a close look at all the details, take a look right below.


The second new color that Samsung adds to the Gear S2 Classic family is Platinum. A colder color, this one is less noticeable in the public eye and won't catch the eye as much as the glossy rose gold version that just screams: 'bling-bling'. This more subtle tonality, however, still looks plenty refined and stylish, and we have also photographed it from all angles for your viewing pleasure.


Right below, you would see a quick video tour of the two new color options for the Gear S2 Classic. Prices for the new versions will be unveiled in the near future (expect higher prices for these two versions, though) and so will be the actual release dates. If you want a refreshing course on Samsung's wearable, feel free to check out our full-on Samsung Gear S2 review.


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29 Comments

1. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Looks very nice.

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2692; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

@LetsBeHonest I don't think you're being honest, lad... These things barely look digestable (visually speaking), let alone nice... I'll have the Rolex, please... But then again I'm a Hipster with a deep passion of mechanical clocks, typewriters, fountain pens and 2-Stroke motorcycles!

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

I'm sure apple watch will suit your taste

4. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Ever heard of subjectivity?

5. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

You're a wanna be hipster. You 're simply an idiot. Actually scratch that, calling you an idiot will be an insult to an idiot. If you think Gear S2 and Rolex fit in the same price bracket and functionality then you're even more stupid then a stick.

6. TrevorB1

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 30, 2015

@tech2, you do realize GreenMan is part stick? lol

8. tedkord

Posts: 17076; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It's one of the nicest looking smartwatches on the market, as well as one of the most innovative.

12. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

Jeez, keeo your tits calm old man

20. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

You're a creepy tree, what do you know.

25. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

He is entitled to his opinion as is you. Looks are subjective right? Which means he doesnt have to see it the way you do. How dare you. They do look very nice. If you dont think so then it is your opinion. Pompus self-righteous idiot.

7. TrevorB1

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 30, 2015

I am a man of many watches, so I would probably switch watches throughout the week. This watch would be the one I would wear out in public to look more classy and not a total nerd with the S2. The S2 I would use if I was staying at home or with a fellow nerdy friend.

9. robcar

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 18, 2011

Looks great and elegant!

10. Jason2k13

Posts: 1444; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

I've never owned a smartwatch before but i think the s2 platinum will be my first. I'm just worried about battery life.

21. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Battery life is nothing to be worried about. My S2 Classic has never died. I charge it nightly along with my phone. The lowest my battery has gotten was 15% with the settings on full brightness and display set to 'always on'. I still use those settings, I guess I just play with it more some days. I've had mine for over 2 months. I never thought I'd buy a smartwatch either. Mainly b/c they looked silly, but this thing is elegant. I get compliments a lot and people always say, "I didn't know any smart watches looked like real watches."

26. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I have the sport. After the recent update I can get 3 work days of usage. It was bleeding power at first. It barely lasted a 12 hour day. Now when I take it off teh charger at 745a...when I get home at 6PM I till have 70% power avail. I noticed that i get better battery-life with the pre-installed faces. I downloaded some WatchMaster onces and they appear to drain a bit more. Also if you are a very active person, it will drain just a bit to keep track of steps. But shouldnt be bad. Right now I am averaging the same life as my original Gear S...roughly 2 full 24 hour days or 3 work days consistently since the update. You should get away with charging every other day. Now i have the sport. Other than looks the watches have identical specs and battery size. Also, I have the 3G version. But I am pretty much always connected to my phone. Using 3G will drain a bit more power.

11. GreenMan

Posts: 2692; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Ah! Now Now, don't be so hard on the man, eh? Let's face it, lads. Most of you (or us) are geeks, so you wouldn't appreciate a thing when you see a Rolex... And the fact is, being tech savvy men, you don't have the capacity to appreciate a mechanical clock work... (Holly Molly, who am I kidding on a website dedicated to Smartphones & Geek Stuff!) The point is, it may be more productive than a simple timepiece cum showpiece (or Rolex)... But it's certainly not as elegant, characterful & personality defining, and that was my point in the first place... G'Day!

13. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

I very appreciate my older than me mechanical wall clock than my previous Nexus, Old man. Your teaching realy useful here

15. tedkord

Posts: 17076; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That goes for every smartwatch on the market. However, this comes closer than most, with the exception of some of the other round smartwatches.

27. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why are you here. This isnt meant to be in the same class as a rolex. Doesnt make it any less elegant though. Go waste your money on having valueless rocks on a watch. You do know that diamonds have no value whatsoever right? They are just rocks. Go take you pompus attitude somewhere else you ingrate.

14. Switch00

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

rose gold, you don't say. interesting color option, very innovative.

16. tedkord

Posts: 17076; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I know. It matches the color they used on the Note 3 in 2013, before Apple copied it.

17. sissy246

Posts: 6950; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

You mean before apple tried to copy it, they think pink is rose gold lol.

28. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The S4 also had a Rose Gold. Rose Gold does come in different hues. There is a pinkish tone that is more feminine (Tim Cook) and a more copper-tone version as well.

22. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Hopefully you're being sarcastic. If not, you're such an uninformed tool. Typical trendy, brainwashed American (I'm American, but I see things for what they are). "First time I saw it was on an Apple so that had to be the first time it was used." Please be joking...

24. willard12 unregistered

A color option they've been doing in smart watches (both case and band) since the very day you created your PA account...you don't say. I'm sure you immediately logged in and called it innovative way back then. http://www.phonearena.com/news/Santa-calls-the-Samsung-Galaxy-Gear-a-miracle-in-new-ad_id50224

18. acruzlu unregistered

I personally want the platinum plated gear s2 classic because of cool it looks, but can go without until I really wannt have it.

19. sissy246

Posts: 6950; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

GreenMan NO, it's not a Rolex, witch I agree are beautiful watches and almost works of art awesome mechanics . But we are talking smart watches so go away. This is the best smartwatch out and for sure the best looking one. Oh and it's really rose gold.

23. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

I don't think greenman is being serious. I mean, I SURELY don't take what he said as being anything other than a joke.

29. eyedoc81

Posts: 56; Member since: May 20, 2011

I'm loving my Gear S2 classic in Black, but that Platinum looks so nice! Favorite feature of the device - getting to the gym, pulling out my bluetooth headphones, and streaming music straight from the watch with my phone away in my locker. If the gym's wifi wasn't so terrible, I'd use the Milk Music app to stream, but a 4gb MP3 player is still a cool feature imo.

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