Apple Watch Series 6 (44mm) vs Apple Watch Series 5 (40mm)

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Display

Size:

1.8 inches
1.6 inches

Resolution:

448 x 368 pixels, 326 PPI
394 x 324 pixels, 325 PPI

Technology:

OLED
OLED

Screen-to-body:

59.89 %
57.48 %

Peak brightness:

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

Features:

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

Hardware

System chip:

Apple S6
Apple S5

Processor:

Dual-core, 64-bit
Dual-core, 64-bit

GPU:

PowerVR
PowerVR

RAM:

1GB
1GB

Internal storage:

32GB, not expandable
32GB, not expandable

Device type:

Smartwatch
Smartwatch

OS:

watchOS (6.x)
watchOS (6.x)

Compatible devices:

Apple iPhone 6s or later with iOS 13 or later
Apple iPhone 6s or later with iOS 13 or later

Battery

Capacity:

245 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging:

Magnetic charging
Magnetic charging

Design

Dimensions:

1.57 x 1.34 x 0.42 inches (40 x 34 x 10.74 mm)

Weight:

1.09 oz (30.8 g) Aluminum case
Stainless Steel case: 40.6g
Titanium case: 35.1g
Ceramic case: 39.7g

Wrist size:

Case fits 140-220 mm wrists
Case fits 130-200 mm wrists

Materials & Colors:

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

Resistance:

Water (up to 50 meters)
Water (up to 50 meters)

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

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

UMTS:

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed:

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

SIM type:

eSIM
eSIM

Multimedia

Speakers:

Loudspeaker
Loudspeaker

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

Location:

GPS, Glonass
GPS, Glonass, Galileo

Sensors:

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

Other:

NFC
NFC

Buyers information

Price:

$ 529
$ 499

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 15, 2020
Sep 10, 2019
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