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Amazfit Verge 2 vs Samsung Gear S3 Frontier vs Galaxy Watch Compared

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The popular Amazfit Verge has been overhauled and is now called the Verge 2. The new Verge 2 was announced in China last week, and as seen, it comes with some additional features like the cellular functionality with Snapdragon 2500 under the hood and an improved battery life which sort of makes it a quite befitting match against bigger names such as the Galaxy watch and the Gear S3 Frontier that share quite a lot of similarities with the fully equipped Verge 2. For one, these three are all standalone watches.

We pitch them up against each other as we compare the Amazfit Verge 2 vs Gear S3 Frontier vs Samsung Galaxy Watch. Head-to-head we compare their specs and features.

Amazfit Verge 2 vs Gear S3 Frontier vs Samsung Galaxy Watch Specs Compared

 Amazfit Verge 2Samsung Gear S3 FrontierSamsung Galaxy Watch
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4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)


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Device nameAmazfit Verge 2Samsung Gear S3Samsung Galaxy Watch
Device typeFitness/Standalone smartwatchClassic/Standalone smartwatchClassic/Standalone smartwatch
PredessesorAmazfit VergeSamsung Gear S2Samsung Gear S3
Successor--Samsung galaxy watch--
Released dateJune, 2019November, 2016August, 2018
Ideal forUnisexMen (will look good too on women.)Men (The 42mm version will look great too on women.)


Display typeAMOLEDSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Display size1.39 inches1.34 inch1.3 inch (46mm)
1.2 inch (42mm)
Screen resolution454 x 454 pixel360 x 360 pixel360 x 360 pixel
Density326 ppi278 ppi--
Input typeTouchscreen plus 1 buttonTouchscreen,
3 physical buttons
2 physical buttons


Dimension43 x 43 x 12.6 mm 49 x 46 x 12.9 mm41.9 x 45.7 x 12.7 mm (42mm)
46 x 49 x 13 mm (46mm)
Weight46 grams63 grams 63 grams (46mm)
49 grams (42mm)
Casing materialmicrocrystalline zirconium ceramicStainless steel/glass reinforced with polycarbonateStainless steel/glass reinforced with polycarbonate
Strap/band materialSiliconeSilicon strapSilicone
Bezel Material-- Ceramics Ceramics
Band size20 mm22mm22mm and 20mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass 3Corning Gorilla glass SR+Corning Gorilla glass DX+
Water resistantYes, 5ATMYes, IP68Yes, IP68, 5ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommendedNot recommendedYes, recommended
Color(s)BlackBlackBlack, silver, rose-gold


RAM512 MB0.75GB1.5GB LTE, 0.75GB non-LTE
Internal storage4 GB4GB4GB
Memory card slot------


BluetoothBluetooth smart v4.2 LEBluetooth smart v4.2 LEBluetooth smart v4.2 LE
Wi-FiYes + WiFi hotspotYesYes


SIM slotYesYesYes
BandGSM 850/900/1800
WCDMA B1/2/5
GSM 850/900/1800
WCDMA B1/2/5
GSM 850/900/1800
WCDMA B1/2/5


Email alertYesYesYes
SMS alertYesYesYes
Calls alertYesYesYes
Event reminderYesYesYes
Weather forecastYesYesYes
Facebook, Third-party appsYesYesYes


Sleep trackingYesYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYesYes
Distance coveredYesYesYes
Steps climbedYesYesYes


Bluetooth musicYesYesYes


Accelerometer YesYesYes
Magnetometer YesYesYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYesYes
Gyroscope YesYesYes
Ambient lightYesYesYes
Other sensorsECG (special editions)----


Operating system (OS)Propreitary OSTizen OS 2.3.2Tizen OS 4.0
ChipsetSnapdragon 2500Exynos 7270Exynos 9110
CPUDual-core 1.1 GHz

Dual-core 1.0 GHz

Dual core 1.15GHz


Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 420mAh380mAh472mAh (46mm)
270mAh (42mm)
Battery lifeStandby :10 days + , Mixed usage: 3days+Standby :5days+ , Mixed usage: 2days+Standby :5-7days , Mixed usage: 2 days+
ChargingUSB charging cradleWireless based charging dockWPC based wireless charging
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 2 hoursAbout 2 hours


Payment systemAlipaySamsung paySamsung pay
Compatibility Android 4.4 or later.
iOS 9.0 or later.
Android 4.4 and above, IOS 9.0 and aboveAndroid 5.0 and above, IOS 9.0 and above
Companion appMifit AppSamsung Gear manager appSamsung Gear manager app
Customizable watch faceYesYesYes
Interchangeable band YesYes, 22mmYes, 22mm and 20mm
Voice commandYesYesYes


Amazfit Verge 2Samsung gear s3 frontierSamsung galaxy watch
StrapStrapSmall and large straps
Charging cradle and USB cableWireless based charging cableWireless based charging cable
Quick starter guildUser manualUser manual


Estimated PriceAbout $190About $355About $480

What’s the Difference?

Amazfit Verge 2 vs Gear S3 Frontier vs Samsung Galaxy Watch

  1. Amazfit Verge 2 vs Gear S3 Frontier vs Samsung Galaxy Watch: Design

  2. The Verge 2 which is a lot more stylish than its predecessor, it’s been overhauled and has been brushed up, but it still lacks the aesthetics of a true premium smartwatch of which both the Gear S3 and Galaxy watch pass this analogy with the later having the most outstanding design.

    However, the lightweight design of the Verge 2 that sees weigh just 46 grams compared to the other two which are a bit heavier due to the stainless steel case material. Thanks to the microcrystalline zirconium ceramic material, and the Verge 2 is slightly slimmer than the other two which adds to making it a more suitable wear for workout activities.

    Both the Galaxy watch and the Gear S3 are more durable considering the build, while not forgetting that they’re both rated MIL-STD-810G that ensure they can endure some weather extremities.

    Moreover, the iconic rotating bezel really makes navigation very easy on the Galaxy Watch and S3 frontier.

  3. Amazfit Verge 2 vs Gear S3 Frontier vs Samsung Galaxy Watch: Battery Life

  4. The Galaxy watch from experience last about 4 days on mixed usage, same with the Frontier which is just about 3 days on average, that’s quite impressive for a standalone smartwatch.

    The Verge 2 on the other hand, has been stated would last just as much as the Samsung duo, but that’s left to be confirmed.

  5. Amazfit Verge 2 vs Gear S3 Frontier vs Samsung Galaxy Watch: Activity Tracking

While the Verge 2 is well equipped to track your active life, it falls short behind the Galaxy Watch and S3 frontier which both features extensive fitness tracking features that makes this two comprehensive choices for tracking your daily activities.

The Galaxy watch has support for 39 sport modes, including access to your favorite sport apps such as Strava and MapMyRun, while also being able to auto detect and track preset activity modes compare to the Verge 2 that features 12 sport modes.

However, the Verge 2 joins the likes of Apple Watch Series 4 having the ECG feature which means you can take instant ECG test right from your wrist. An essential fitness tracking feature that can help detect atrial fibrillation – an irregular heart rhythm that can lead to serious heart problems.

Amazfit Verge 2 vs Gear S3 Frontier vs Samsung Galaxy Watch: Which is Better?

No doubt, the three contenders in this bout are features ladended. Each has got what it takes to be a comprehensive smartwatch that tracks your active life while keeping you connected to all that matters to you.

However, the Galaxy watch being a heavyweight champion in the smartwatch market has proven over and over to be one of the best smartwatches on the market today. It’s clearly the best, it’s the most comprehensive, has more fitness tracking features, its swim-proof, and has the most sophisticated design that defines a true premium smartwatch.

The Gear S3 follows up with a really nice design that’s classy, while also being a comprehensive choice for tracking your active life.

The Verge 2 is almost half the price of the Galaxy watch, and it’s no doubt a great bargain if you’re looking for a cheaper option that gets the job done.

Our Pick

The Galaxy Watch has the most outstanding design of a true premium smartwatch. It’s also the most comprehensive activity tracker, and is reasonably priced. We choose the Galaxy Watch.

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