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Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier
alaScore 95

2684 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2684 reviews of Samsung Gear S3 Frontier. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by (engadget.com)

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier review: Lots of features, not enough apps

 

Samsung tried to squeeze a lot into the new Gear S3 Frontier, from an LTE radio to automatic fitness tracking to a form of Samsung Pay that works almost anywhere. In general, these whiz-bang features work well, while an excellent user interface makes...

Still has the best smartwatch interface ; Excellent performance ; Respectable battery life ; OLED display is bright and crisp

Not many good Tizen apps ; Automatic exercise tracking can be weird ; Will be too big for some

With the Gear S3 Frontier, Samsung did a commendable job building a wearable with a little something for everyone. The device still falls short in a lot of ways, including its overzealous automatic fitness tracking and a limited app selection, even...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

With Gear S3, Samsung tries to throw it all on a watch, but it doesn't all stick

 

The Gear S3 has tons of features, and it's even a phone. But it isn't the best.

Well-constructed; attractive design; clever spinning bezel interface. GPS, speakerphone, optional stand-alone LTE phone service and work-anywhere Samsung Pay. Spotify app streams music on the go. Works with most Android phones, and even iPhones to a...

It's big. Tizen-based software has less app support than Apple Watch or Android Wear. iOS connection works, but it's very buggy. Few killer apps take advantage of stand-alone LTE services.

Samsung's watch survives, for now, as one of the better options for Android phone users.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Nick T. (phonearena.com)

Samsung Gear S3 frontier smartwatch review

 

I have a confession to make – I don't like watches. I don't like how they get bumped against doors and get caught in my clothes, I don't like how they remind me of school, where I had to instantly get from one class to another, I don't like the idea...

Battery can last several days per charge ; Resists water, dust, and shock ; Bright and good-looking display ; Standard 22-mm wrist band can be easily exchanged ; Simple, easy to use interface with convenient rotating bezel ; Samsung Pay support

Activity tracking capabilities could be improved ; Limited selection of third-party apps ; Limited compatibility with non-Samsung phones, still no iPhone support ; Samsung Gear companion app can be buggy

Last year’s Gear S2 was already a great smartwatch. While a little rough around the edges, it set the bar high for what was expected out of a wearable – great performance, ease of use, long battery life, to name a few examples. Because of this, the...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Mike Prospero (tomsguide.com)

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Review: Why It's (Almost) the Best Smartwatch

 

If the ideal smartwatch is one that lets you leave your phone in your pocket — or at home — and still be just as connected, then the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier succeeds more than any other smartwatch, and yet still falls short in some critical areas.

Handsome and durable design ; Built-in LTE ; GPS ; Samsung Pay ; Good voice control

Very limited app selection ; Heavy

With its slick and durable design, GPS and optional LTE, the Gear S3 Frontier has all the makings of the best smartwatch ever — if only it had more apps.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Joe Osborne (techradar.com)

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier review

 

Well connected for the sporty types

Rugged, waterproof design ; LTE radio ; Always-on display ; Strong battery life

May be too large for some

The Gear S3 Frontier looks to be Samsung's best active wearable yet, but also its biggest. The size may be divisive, but no one will question this smartwatch's style and capability.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Gear S3 review: A luxurious smartwatch, now even cheaper

 

The OS isn't as mature as Android Wear, but the Gear S3 offers sumptuous design and great health-tracking capabilities

Fantastic five-day battery life ; Great fitness-tracking capabilities ; Classy design with a neat interface

Undeniably chunky ; Unsuitable for swimmers ; Limited app support

Factor in superb battery life and luxurious high-end design and you’re left with a highly desirable smartwatch that feels like a proper premium timepiece. It would be great if it were a little more compact and at £349 the price is steep. But quality...

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Henry Burrell (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier review

 

We were at IFA 2016 in Berlin to go hands-on with the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier. Does Korea's finest manage to improve its Gear range with a larger screen and 4G? Samsung Gear S3 Frontier review.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.co.uk)

Samsung Gear S3 review

 

Smartwatches are experiments. For a taste of the future, you've got to live with compromise on your wrist. But for a lot of people, connected watches are best kept simple. Battery life wins out over tons of features, and ease of use over feature bloat....

Well-constructed; attractive design; clever spinning bezel interface. GPS, speakerphone, optional stand-alone LTE phone service and work-anywhere Samsung Pay. Spotify app streams music on the go. Works with most Android phones, and even iPhones to a...

It's big. Tizen-based software has less app support than Apple Watch or Android Wear. iOS connection works, but it's very buggy. Few killer apps take advantage of stand-alone LTE services.

Samsung's watch survives, for now, as one of the better options for Android phone users.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

Samsung Gear S3 review: A chunky but top-notch smartwatch

 

A brilliant smartwatch with seriously impressive battery life, great design and software; the best alternative to the Apple Watch Series 2

The question is, should you care? In some respects, I’d argue you shouldn’t. The watch’s core apps and general all-round capabilities are so good that it’s worth the asking price anyway, without the addition of third-party apps.

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla (canadianreviewer.com)

Review: Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

 

No other smart watch manufacturer has risked more to create and iterate new features and functionality than Samsung. Since it introduced the Galaxy Gear years ago it has gone from supporting Google android Wear to it's proprietary Tizen OS. Through the...

Battery life is above average for a multi-functional smart watch and, after a week of use, I found that the Gear S3 Frontier could last a day and a half on a full-charge, not shabby at all for a smart watch that also features a GPS and a heart rate...

Feb, 2017

Product Specifications

Design

Band color:Black / Black, Grey
Band material:Silicone
Band size:S/L
Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Black, Silver
Dust-resistant: Yes
Dustproof:Y
Housing color:Black / Black, Grey / Grey / Silver
Housing colour:Black / Grey / Silver
Housing material:Steel
Scratch resistant:Y
Scratch-resistant:Y
Shape:Round / Square
Watch glass type:Gorilla Glass 3 / Gorilla Glass SR+
Waterproof:Y / Yes

Energy Management

Battery performance:380

Features

Accelerometer:Y
Altimeter:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Audio formats supported:3GA,AAC,AMR,AWB,M4A,MP3,OGA,OGG,WAV,WMA / 3GA,AAC,AMR,AWB,MP3,OGA,OGG,WAV,WMA
Barometer:Y
Built-in camera:N / Y
Built-in Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Caller ID:Y
Display Diagonal:1.3
Display Resolution:360 x 360
Display Technology:Super AMOLED
Display Type:SAMOLED
E-mail:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Heart rate monitor:Y
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Languages support:Spanish
Mobile operating systems supported:Android 4.4, Tizen / Tizen
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Events reminder
Pixel density:278
Processor cores:2
Processor frequency:1000
Short Message Service (SMS):Y
Touchscreen:N / Y
Waterproof up to:59.1

GPS Performance

GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y

Networking

3G bands supported:850,1900
4G bands supported:850,1900
4G standard:LTE

Other Features

Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Black, Silver

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2
Headphone connectivity:Bluetooth
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
USB port:N / No
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Power

Auto standby:Y
Battery Capacity:380
Battery Life:96
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Wireless charging:Y

Storage

Compatible memory cards:No / Not supported
Flash memory:4
Internal RAM:750 / 768
RAM capacity:750 / 768

Technical Details

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Altimeter:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Audio formats supported:3GA,AAC,AMR,AWB,M4A,MP3,OGA,OGG,WAV,WMA / 3GA,AAC,AMR,AWB,MP3,OGA,OGG,WAV,WMA
Barometer:Y / Yes
Built-in camera:N / Yes
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Caller ID:Y
Display Diagonal:1.3
Display Resolution:360 x 360
Display Technology:Super AMOLED
Display Type:SAMOLED
E-mail:Y
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Heart rate monitor:Y / Yes
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Languages support:Spanish
Mobile operating systems supported:Android 4.4, Tizen / Tizen
Operating system installed:Tizen
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Events reminder
Pixel density:278
Processor cores:2
Processor frequency:1000
Processor Manufacturer:Exynos
Processor model:Exynos 7270
Short Message Service (SMS):Y
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touchscreen:N / Y
Waterproof up to:59.1

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.93
Thickness:0.508
Weight:2.01 / 2.19 / 2.22
Width:1.81