Samsung Gear S3 is equipped with latest and upgraded technology. Let see how it differs from Gear S2. Samsung packed so much impressive in the S2 but still it might looks like there was slight improve left, but Samsung possibly has achieved to do it. Let’s get into quick Samsung Gear S2 vs S3 comparison.

There were three variants of the Gear S2: a 3G-equipped sporty version, the regular sporty version, and the Gear S2 Classic. The Gear S3 comes in two variants: the Gear S3 Classic and the Gear S3 Frontier. We have also discussed below Samsung gear s3 frontier vs classic.

This comparison mainly compares the regular Gear S2 vs Samsung Gear S3 Classic vs Frontier. We don’t cover the other variants because of their visual and other similarities.

What’s the difference between the Samsung Gear S2 and S3?

Physical size:

Samsung Gear S2: 49.8 x 42.3 x 11.4 mm (1.96 x 1.67 x 0.45 in)

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier: 49 x 46 x 12.9 mm (1.93 x 1.81 x 0.51 in)

Samsung Gear S3 Classic:49 x 46 x 12.9 mm (1.93 x 1.81 x 0.51 in)

Samsung Gear S2 measures 49.8 x 42.3 x 11.4 mm (1.96 x 1.67 x 0.45 in) and weighs 47 g (1.66 oz).Whereas, Samsung Gear S3 Frontier has dimensions 49 x 46 x 12.9 mm (1.93 x 1.81 x 0.51 in) and weight is 63 g (2.22 oz), and Samsung Gear S3 Classic has dimensions 49 x 46 x 12.9 mm (1.93 x 1.81 x 0.51 in) and weighs 59 g (2.08 oz). All three have stainless steel frame Gear S2 and S3 frontier have Gorilla Glass 3 whereas Gear S3 Classic is having Gorilla Glass SR+. All three are dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins) and does not support SIM, but only gear S3 classic and frontier are compatible with standard 22mm straps.

End note:

Gear S2 is bigger in size but lighter in weight, whereas Gear S3 classic and frontier have same size but S3 Frontier is bit heavier as compared to S3 Classic.

Display:

Samsung Gear S2: 1.2 inches, 9.2 cm2 (~43.5% screen-to-body ratio)

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier: 1.3 inches, 10.8 cm2 (~48.1% screen-to-body ratio)

Samsung Gear S3 Classic: 1.3 inches, 10.8 cm2 (~48.1% screen-to-body ratio)

Samsung Gear S2 is having display size of1.2 inches, 9.2 cm2 (~43.5% screen-to-body ratio) with resolution of 360 x 360 pixels, 1:1 ratio (~302 ppi density). Samsung Gear S3 Frontier have display of 1.3 inches, 10.8 cm2 (~48.1% screen-to-body ratio) and resolution of 360 x 360 pixels, 1:1 ratio (~278 ppi density), Samsung Gear S3 Classic have same display and resolution as S3 Frontier. All have display type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen supports 16M colors. Gear S2 has Corning Gorilla Glass 3, whereas S3 Frontier and Classic have screen protection of Corning Gorilla Glass SR+.

End note:

Samsung Gear S3 Classic and Frontier have identical displays whereas Gear S2 has a bit smaller display as compared to other two.

Storage:

Samsung Gear S2: 4GB Internal storage with 512MB RAM

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier: 4GB Internal storage with 768MB RAM

Samsung Gear S3 Classic: 4GB Internal storage with 768MB RAM

Samsung Gear S2 has 4GB Internal storage with 512MB RAM Samsung Gear S3 Frontier and Classic both have 4GB Internal storage with 768 MB RAM. All of them don’t have SD card slot.

End note:

Internal storage is same of all devices but Gear S2 is packed with lower RAM.

Camera:

Samsung Gear S2: No

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier: No

Samsung Gear S3 Classic: No

All of these devices have neither have rear camera nor selfie camera.

End note:

Camera is not present

Platform:

Samsung Gear S2: Tizen-based wearable platform 2.3.2

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier: Tizen-based wearable platform 4.0

Samsung Gear S3 Classic: Tizen-based wearable platform 4.0

Samsung Gear S2 has OS Tizen-based wearable platform 2.3.2 with chipset Exynos 3250 Dual along with Dual-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU and GPU is Mali-400 MP2. Samsung Gear S3 Frontier and S3 Classic lies on same platform with Tizen-based wearable platform 4.0 OS, Exynos 7 Dual 7270 (14 nm) chipset and Dual-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU.

End note:

Gear S3 Frontier and Classic have same platform whereas Gear S2 differs.

Battery:

Samsung Gear S2: Non-removable Li-Ion 250 mAh battery

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier:Non-removable Li-Ion 380 mAh battery

Samsung Gear S3 Classic: Non-removable Li-Ion 380 mAh battery

Samsung Gear S2 has Non-removable Li-Ion 250 mAh battery with standby time up to 48 hrs. Whereas, S3 Frontier and Classic both have Non-removable Li-Ion 380 mAh battery with talk time up to 72 hrs. All of these devices support Qi wireless charging

End note:

Gear S3 Frontier and Classic have larger batteries as compared to Gear S2.

Some quick questions

  • What is the difference between the S3 Frontier and Classic?

Both devices are very close, they have same physical size, display, sensors, battery, storage and platform. They differ in looks; S3 Frontier strap has more sportier and rugged looking design.

  • How many watch faces does the gear s3 have?

Best Gear S3 watch faces are total five:

  1. Health Dashboard
  2. Pop Analog
  3. Solari Board
  4. Breathe
  5. Pie Twirl
  • Does Samsung Gear S2 have a speaker?

No, Samsung Gear S2 has no speaker.

  • How to pair Samsung gear circle?

There are 2 ways to pair Samsung Gear Circle

Method 1:Pair using Samsung Gear app

On the Smart Phone

  1. Download the Samsung Gear app.
  2. Turn on the Bluetooth.
  3. Tap Samsung Gear on the Apps screen.
  4. Tap Gear Circle from the search results
  5. Check mark to the terms and conditions, and then click Finish. the Circle will beep and vibrate when devices are connected.

On the Gear Circle

Turn on the Circle (Circle automatically enters Bluetooth pairing mode)

Method 2:Pairing to devices via Bluetooth

On the Smart Phone

  1. 1. Turn on the Bluetooth.
  2. Enter the Bluetooth menu and look for Bluetooth devices.
  3. Tap Gear Circle from the search results

On the Gear Circle

  1. Turn on the Circle.
  2. The Circle will beep and vibrate when the devices are connected.