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Samsung Gear S3 classic

Samsung Gear S3 classic
alaScore 94

1183 reviews

Mar, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1183 reviews of Samsung Gear S3 classic. 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 classic is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Samsung Gear S3

 

Though it sounds impressive on paper, the Samsung Gear S3 is more smartwatch than almost anyone needs.

Clearer interface than Android Wear. Supports calls and texts. Accurate step counting. Waterproof.

Bulky. Expensive. Samsung Pay requires you to lock the watch with a PIN. Doesn't sync with popular fitness apps.

If we were just tallying features, the Samsung Gear S3 would get a higher rating than you see at the top of the page. But our view on smartwatches is that smaller, simpler, and clearer is better. Pebble's watches fit that bill, but Pebble is now gone....

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Samsung Gear S3 SmartWatch

 

IFA 2016 Show news : Samsung Electronics presents the all-new Gear S3, a innovative smartwatch that further solidifies Samsung's leadership in the wearables category. Inspired by traditional timepieces and the art of watch making, the Gear S3 combines...

In a quest to uncover what truly defines a watch, Samsung drew inspiration from manufacturers around the globe, paying particular attention to the skills and craft of assembling a delicate, yet highly complex timepiece. Influenced by the craftsmanship...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Eric M. Zeman (phonescoop.com)

Review: Samsung Gear S3 Smartwatch

 

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Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Joshua Vergara (androidauthority.com)

Samsung Gear S3 review

 

Samsung manages to make each feature in its stacked smartwatch work, making the Gear S3 one of the most enjoyable smart wearable experiences we've had this year.

Great design ; Large display is the best for notifications ; Rotating bezel is a joy to use ; Performance is top notch ; Samsung Pay works well ; Plenty of features and tools make up core experience

Design may not suit many people ; Third-party apps can be buggy ; 4G LTE and calls come at an added monthly price

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Richard Easton (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Gear S3

 

Samsung's had a fair few cracks at smartwatches now, with some faring considerably better than others. The Samsung Gear S2 certainly veered the closest to "hit" rather than "miss" compared to previous efforts.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Spencer Hart (t3.com)

Samsung Gear S3 review: bigger and better, but not without flaws

 

Samsung's Gear S3 is an excellent smartwatch, but can it topple the Apple Watch?

Amazing battery life ; Sharp, vibrant screen ; Tizen OS ; Frontier looks great

Classic is ugly ; Too chunky for some ; Lacks apps ; US get more features

Dec, 2016

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Samsung Gear S3 Classic review

 

You spin me right round, baby, right round…

Superb styling ; Fantastic fitness features ; Smart software that makes sense on your wrist

Lack of apps at launch ; Not swim proof like an Apple Watch ; Bit on the big side

A few more apps and Samsung might beat Android Wear at its own game - this is a superb smartwatch, if not quite the best just yet

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

Samsung Gear S3 review

 

There's still a lot to love about the Gear S3

Animated always-on display ; Great activity tracking ; Intuitive interface

Very large on the wrist ; GPS tracking suspect ; Severe lack of apps

Bigger, bolder and more feature-rich than ever, this is a brilliant smartwatch in many ways. It just depends on whether you actually want a digital timepiece - and if you're prepared to pay handsomely for the privilege.

Nov, 2018

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

Product Specifications

Design

Band color:Black
Band material:Leather
Dust-resistant: Yes
Dustproof:Y / Yes
Housing color:Black / Silver
Housing colour:Silver
Shape:Round
Watch glass type:Gorilla Glass SR+
Waterproof:Y / Yes
Waterproof up to:59.1

Energy Management

Battery performance:380

Features

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Audio formats supported:3GA,AAC,AMR,AWB,M4A,MP3,OGA,OGG,WAV,WMA
Barometer:Y
Built-in camera:N
Built-in Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Display Diagonal:1.2 / 1.3
Display number of colors:16 million colours
Display Resolution:360 x 360
Display Technology:Super AMOLED
Display Type:SAMOLED
Gyroscope:Y
Heart rate monitor:Y
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Mobile operating systems supported:Android,iOS
Operating system installed:Tizen
Pixel density:278
Processor cores:2
Processor frequency:1000
Processor model:Exynos 7270
Touchscreen:Y
Voice Activation:Y

GPS Performance

GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y / Yes

Networking

ANT+ enabled:N
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y

Packaging Content

Charging base:Y
Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP,AVRCP,HFP,HSP
Bluetooth version:4.2
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
USB port:N / No
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Power

Auto standby:Y / Yes
Battery Capacity:380
Battery Life:72 / 96
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Built-in battery:Y
Rechargeable battery:Y
Wireless charging:Y / Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:No / Not supported
Flash memory:4
Internal RAM: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
Barometer:Y / Yes
Built-in camera:N / No
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Caller ID:Y
Display Diagonal:1.3
Display Resolution:360 x 360
Display Type:SAMOLED
E-mail:Y
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Heart rate monitor:Y / Yes
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Operating system installed:Tizen
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm Clock
Pixel density:278
Processor cores:2
Processor frequency:1000
Short Message Service (SMS):Y
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Waterproof up to:59.1

Weight & Dimensions

Band width:0.866
Depth:0.508 / 1.81 / 1.93
Thickness:0.508
Weight:0.776 / 2.08 / 2.22
Width:1.69 / 1.81 / 1.93