Apple Watch Series 3 (42mm) vs Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm) - specs comparison - PhoneArena

Apple Watch Series 3 (42mm) vs Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm)

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Display

Size:

1.6 inches
1.6 inches

Resolution:

390 x 312 pixels, 303 PPI
394 x 324 pixels, 325 PPI

Technology:

OLED
OLED

Screen-to-body:

55.61 %

Peak brightness:

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

Features:

Pressure-sensitive, Scratch-resistant glass (Sapphire)
Pressure-sensitive, Scratch-resistant glass (Sapphire), Ambient light sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Apple S3
Apple S6

Processor:

Dual-core
Dual-core, 64-bit

GPU:

PowerVR
PowerVR

RAM:

768GB
1GB

Internal storage:

16GB
32GB, not expandable

Device type:

Smartwatch

OS:

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

Compatible devices:

Apple iPhone 6s or later with iOS 13 or later

Battery

Capacity:

341 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging:

Qi wireless charging
Magnetic charging

Camera

Rear:

Design

Dimensions:

1.67 x 1.43 x 0.45 inches (42.5 x 36.4 x 11.4 mm)

Weight:

1.86 oz (52.8 g)

Wrist size:

Case fits 130-200 mm wrists

Materials:

Back: Ceramic; Frame: Stainless steel

Materials & Colors:

Aluminum: Silver, Space gray, Gold, Blue, Red
Stainless steel: Silver, Graphite, Gold
Titanium: Titanium, Space black

Resistance:

Water, Dust
Water (up to 50 meters)

Colors:

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), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS:

Bands 1(2100), 5(850), 8(900)
Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)

Data Speed:

LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s
LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type:

eSIM
eSIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Loudspeaker
Loudspeaker

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

Location:

A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, Glonass

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Altimeter, Compass, Heart rate, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Altimeter, Compass, Heart rate, Barometer, ECG, Blood Oxygen

Other:

NFC
NFC

Buyers information

Price:

$ 499

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 15, 2020
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