Apple Watch Series 3 (42mm) vs Apple Watch Series 8 (41mm) Specs Comparison

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Display

Size:

1.6 inches
1.7 inches

Resolution:

390 x 312 pixels, 303 PPI
430 x 352 pixels, 329 PPI

Technology:

OLED
OLED

Screen-to-body:

55.61 %
63.01 %

Peak brightness:

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

Features:

Pressure-sensitive, Scratch-resistant glass (Sapphire)

Hardware

System chip:

Apple S3
Apple S8

Processor:

Dual-core
Dual-core

GPU:

PowerVR
PowerVR

RAM:

768GB
1GB

Internal storage:

16GB
32GB (eMMC 5.1), not expandable

Device type:

Smartwatch
Smartwatch

OS:

watchOS (8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6.x, 5.1, 5, 4.x)
watchOS (9.x)

Battery

Capacity:

341 mAh
282 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, 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)
1.61 x 1.38 x 0.42 inches (41 x 35 x 10.7 mm)

Weight:

1.86 oz (52.8 g)
1.13 oz (32.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

Water, Dust
Water, Dust; IP6X

Colors:

Space Black, Silver
Midnight, Starlight, Green, Blue, Red

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), 8(900), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD):

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

UMTS:

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

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

Speakers:

Loudspeaker
Loudspeaker

Additional microphone(s):

Yes

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

Location:

A-GPS, Glonass
A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS

Sensors:

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

Other:

NFC
NFC

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 07, 2022
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