Apple Watch Series 3 (42mm) vs Apple Watch Series 3 (38mm) - specs comparison - PhoneArena

Apple Watch Series 3 (42mm) vs Apple Watch Series 3 (38mm)

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Display

Size:

1.6 inches
1.5 inches

Resolution:

390 x 312 pixels, 303 PPI
340 x 272 pixels, 290 PPI

Technology:

OLED
OLED

Screen-to-body:

55.61 %
55.12 %

Peak brightness:

1000 cd/m2 (nit)
1000 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

Pressure-sensitive, Scratch-resistant glass (Sapphire)
Pressure-sensitive, Scratch-resistant glass (Sapphire)

Hardware

System chip:

Apple S3
Apple S3

Processor:

Dual-core
Dual-core

GPU:

PowerVR
PowerVR

RAM:

768GB
768GB

Internal storage:

16GB
16GB

OS:

watchOS (7.x, 6.1, 6.x, 5.1, 5, 4.x)
watchOS (7.x, 6.1, 6.x, 5.1, 5, 4.x)

Battery

Capacity:

341 mAh
279 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging:

Qi wireless charging
Qi wireless charging

Camera

Rear:

Design

Dimensions:

1.67 x 1.43 x 0.45 inches (42.5 x 36.4 x 11.4 mm)
1.52 x 1.31 x 0.45 inches (38.6 x 33.3 x 11.4 mm)

Weight:

1.86 oz (52.8 g)
1.50 oz (42.4 g)

Materials:

Back: Ceramic; Frame: Stainless steel
Back: Ceramic; Frame: Stainless steel

Resistance:

Water, Dust
Water, Dust

Colors:

Space Black, Silver
Space Black, Silver

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 26(850+)
Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 26(850+)

UMTS:

Bands 1(2100), 5(850), 8(900)
Bands 1(2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s
LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s

SIM type:

eSIM
eSIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Loudspeaker
Loudspeaker

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.2
4.2

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n
802.11 b, g, n

USB:

Location:

A-GPS, Glonass
A-GPS, Glonass

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Altimeter, Compass, Heart rate, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Altimeter, Compass, Heart rate, Barometer

Other:

NFC
NFC
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