These are the non-Samsung smartphones compatible with the Gear S2 smartwatch

These are the non-Samsung smartphones compatible with the Gear S2 smartwatch
Samsung today announced that its brand new Gear S2 smartwatch would be available to buy starting October, while also revealing that the wearable device is compatible not just with Galaxy smartphones, but also with non-Samsung devices featuring at least 1.5 GB of RAM and running Android 4.4 or later. Does that mean that all Android 4.4 (or later) devices with 1.5 GB of RAM or more will work with the Gear S2? Well, not really.

The Samsung Gear S2 official product page now includes a list of compatible devices, and, while we can see quite many smartphones on it, some popular handsets (like, say, the Motorola Moto G) are missing. However, we must mention that the list is "subject to change", so more devices will likely be added gradually.

Here's the complete list, in alphabetical order (also including the regions where the handsets have been tested with the Gear S2 - this doesn't necessarily mean they won't work in other regions):

  • Asus Zenfone 2 - Europe
  • Google Nexus 5 - Europe, Korea, China
  • Google Nexus 6 - US, China
  • HTC One - Europe
  • HTC One (M8) - US
  • HTC One (M9) - Europe, US
  • HTC 826W - China
  • Huawei Honor 4X - China
  • Huawei Honor 6 - Europe
  • Huawei P8 - Europe, China
  • Huawei Ascend Mate 7 - Europe, China
  • Kyocera Duraforce - US
  • Lenovo Vibe Shot - China
  • Lenovo X2 Pro - China
  • LG G Flex - US
  • LG G2 - Europe, US
  • LG G3 - Europe, US, Korea
  • LG G4 - Europe, US, Korea
  • LG G Vista - US
  • LG Optimus G - Korea
  • Motorola DROID Turbo - US
  • Motorola DROID MAXX - Europe
  • Motorola DROID MINI - Europe
  • Motorola Moto X - Europe, Korea
  • Oopp R7 - China
  • Pantech IM-A910S - Korea
  • Sharp Aquos - Europe
  • Sony Xperia Z2 - Europe
  • Sony Xperia Z3 - Europe
  • Vivo X5 Pro - China
  • Xiaomi Mi3 - Europe
  • Xiaomi Mi4 - Europe, Korea, China
  • Xiaomi Note Pro - China
  • ZTE Nubia Z9 - China
  • ZTE V5 - China
As you may know, the Gear S2 isn't an Android Wear smartwatch, instead running Tizen OS. To find out more about the new wearable device and its variants, check out our Samsung Gear S2 hands-on, and our Samsung Gear S2 Classic hands-on.


source: Samsung via Android Central

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20 Comments

1. pradhanmn

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

Compatible?i thought it was a stand alone smart watch

4. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

Samsung can't control non-standard modifications made by OEM's. You have so many hardware and software combinations within Android it's not even funny.

5. ph00ny

Posts: 2031; Member since: May 26, 2011

It is except for the initial setup and i think something about phone call management needs phone connection

7. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

My smartphone is compatible with sidesync on PC, wait what compatible? I thought my phone was a stand alone smartphone..

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yes with 3G. There will be non-3G,versions. All will work on WiFi too like the Gear S. The game changer of wearable is here. Not the Snapple Swatch.

18. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The 3g model will be, after initial setup. But it can still pastor with phones to exchange info.

2. Bjray

Posts: 199; Member since: May 29, 2014

I was set on either the Moto 360 G2 or Hauwei. Then news came of this supporting non-tocuhwiz devices... Now I gotta decide between the modern S2 or classic S2... Also since it has NFC hopefully Android Pay will be compatible (if not, an unofficial method is bound to happen anyways).

3. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

If Your A Guy Go With The Classic, It Looks A Lot Better On A Guys Wrist Than The Modern S2 Does.

12. vijaysivakula

Posts: 229; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

This is based on Tizen. Not Android or Android Wear.

15. Bjray

Posts: 199; Member since: May 29, 2014

Already know this. Maybe I didn't write it clear.

16. ydl08

Posts: 54; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

u sounded clear

6. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

That's because not all moto g phones have 1.5gb of ram? So it's not going to be on the list

8. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

So now the tech media serving Wall Street decided: No bashing Samsung until the smartwatch BS "category" market is created. Right? lol PS The only smartwatch that matters so far(so, so) is the stand-alone 3G Samsung's Gear. Everything else is nonsense, No matter of the brands. Every less than $40 wrist-band on ebay, can prove me right.

10. pradhanmn

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

Phone call on the gear s2 is associated with the 3g sim inside it or the smartphone you own?

11. TyrionLannister unregistered

I guess both. If it's not connected to the smartphone, you can use the 3G version as a standalone caller and if you're connected to your phone, you can use even the WiFi version of watch for your calls.

13. pradhanmn

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

Thanks for the info

14. pradhanmn

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

I have an iphone.if i setup the gear s2 with my dads phone ,then will i be able to use it with my phone

17. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

My Flex 2 is not on the list!!! Just when I was really considering getting a wearable for the first time!! Well, if the original Flex is in, there is a probability that the 2 will be included eventually.. Fingers crossed!!

19. chadful33

Posts: 43; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

No Nexus 5 in the US?

20. aipom

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

I am hoping that Samsung will also update the original Gear S to work with non-Galaxy phones

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