Samsung S3 frontier was released in 2016, however in 2018 we have seen new models of smartwatches from both Lemfo and Samsung, in this case Lemfo Lem7 and the Samsung galaxy watch. One important thing to note is that these three smartwatches are all standalone smartwatches, although only Lem 7 and Galaxy watch support 4G. We do a critical comparison amongst Samsung S3 Frontier vs Galaxy watch vs Lemfo Lem 7, head-to-head to find the differences, do you need to upgrade and which is best choice amongst the trio.
Samsung S3 vs Galaxy watch vs Lemfo Lem7 Compared
|Lemfo LEM 7||Samsung Gear S3 Frontier||Samsung Galaxy Watch|
WHERE TO BUY
|Device name||Lemfo LEM 7||Samsung Gear S3 Frontier||Samsung Galaxy Watch|
|Device type||Classic/Standalone smartwatch||Classic/Standalone smartwatch||Classic/Standalone smartwatch|
|Predessesor||Lemfo Lem 6||Samsung Gear S2||Samsung Gear S3|
|Successor||Lemfo LEM 8||Samsung galaxy watch||--|
|Released date||April, 2018||November, 2016||August, 2018|
|Ideal for||Men (also a great choice for women)||Men (will look good too on women.)||Men (The 42mm version will look great too on women.)|
|Display type||AMOLED||Super AMOLED||Super AMOLED|
|Display size||1.39 inches||1.34 inch||1.3 inch (46mm)
1.2 inch (42mm)
|Screen resolution||400 x400 pixel||360 * 360 pixel||360 * 360 pixel|
|Input type||Touchscreen plus a physical crown-like button||Touchscreen,|
3 physical buttons
3 physical buttons
|Dimension||22 mm x 15 mm||49 x 46 x 12.9 mm||49 * 46 * 13 mm|
|Weight||--||63 grams||63 grams|
|Casing material||Polycarbonate||Stainless steel/glass reinforced with polycarbonate||Stainless steel/glass reinforced with polycarbonate|
|Strap/band material||Silicon strap||Silicon strap||Silicone and Leather|
|Band size||--||22mm||22mm and 20mm|
|Screen protection||--||Corning Gorilla glass SR+||Corning Gorilla glass DX+|
|Water resistant||IP68||Yes, IP68||Yes, IP68|
|Swim-proof||Not recommended||Not recommended||Not recommended|
|RAM||1 GB||0.75GB||1.5GB LTE, 0.75GB non-LTE|
|Internal storage||16 GB||4GB||4GB|
|Memory card slot||--||--||--|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth smart v4.2 LE||Bluetooth smart v4.2 LE||Bluetooth smart v4.2 LE|
|Wi-Fi||Yes + WiFi hotspot||Yes||Yes|
|GPS||Yes, GPS||Yes, GPS/GLONASS.||Yes, GPS/GLONASS.|
|SIM slot||Yes, Nano SIM||Yes||Yes|
|Heart rate monitoring||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Heart rate monitor (HRM)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Operating system (OS)||Andriod OS 7.0||Tizen OS 2.3.2||Tizen OS 4.0|
|Chipset||MTK6737||Exynos 7270||Exynos 9110|
|CPU||1.1 Ghz Quadcore||Dual-core 1.0 GHz||Dual core 1.15GHz|
|Type of battery||Li-ion battery||Non-removable Li-ion battery||Non-removable Li-ion battery|
|Battery capacity||580mAh + 700mAh powerbank||380mAh||472 mAh|
|Battery life||Standby :3 days + , Mixed usage: ~ 12 hours||Standby :5days+ , Mixed usage: 1day+||Standby :5-7days , Mixed usage: 1day+|
|Charging||USB charging cradle||Wireless based charging dock||Wireless based charging dock|
|Charging time||About 1-2 hours||About 2 hours||About 2 hours|
|Payment system||--||Samsung pay||Samsung pay|
|Compatibility||Android 6.0 or later.|
iOS 9.0 or later.
|Andriod 4.4 and above, IOS 9.0 and above||Andriod 5.0 and above, IOS 9.0 and above|
|Companion app||--||Samsung Gear manager app||Samsung Gear manager app|
|Customizable watch face||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Interchangeable band||Yes||Yes, 22mm||Yes, 22mm and 20mm|
|Lemfo lem 7||Samsung gear s3 frontier||Samsung galaxy watch|
|Charging cradle and USB cable + 700mAh power bank||Wireless based charging cable||Wireless based charging cable|
|Quick starter guild||User manual||User manual|
What are The Differences?
- Cellular Network
- Operating system
Samsung galaxy watch has the best design than S3 frontier and Lemfo lem 7 being that it has a classy and spectacular design. Lem 7 has a display size of 1.39 inch which is bigger than both S3 Frontier 1.34 inch and Galaxy watch 1.3 inch. On the other hand S3 frontier is the slimmest at 12.9mm while Galaxy watch is 13mm thick and Lem7 is 15mm thick. The screen on Galaxy watch and S3 both feature a corning gorilla glass for protection. As of the time of writing this post we couldn’t ascertain the screen protector on Lem7. The casing of both Galaxy watch and S3 frontier are made of stainless steel plus polycarbonate material while Lem 7 features a polycarbonate body.
Samsung Galaxy watch and S3 both have NFC chip built in which supports Samsung pay a contactless payment system. This feature is lacking in Lem 7.
These three smartwatches have support for cellular network, however only Lem 7 and the Galaxy watch support 4G network.
Smartwatch battery efficiency depends on the OS and processor that powers up the device. So we won’t be basing our argument of battery life on mere battery capacity. Samsung galaxy has the best battery life amongst the three devices. Lasting as much as 4-5 days on standby while S3 comes close with about 3-4 days battery life and Lem 7 has a battery life of about 3-4 days. However, Lem 7 comes with an additional 700mAh power bank charging cradle that lets you go longer on a single charge.
Lemfo lem 7 has a massive 16GB internal storage space as compared to 4GB internal storage spaces that comes with Galaxy watch and S3 Frontier. With 16GB, you can as well be sure to store all your favorite media files. Another plus for Lem 7, is that it comes with a 2MP camera that lets you capture your most captivating moments. Needless to say that all the three smartwatches all have both loudspeaker and microphone built-in.
Samsung galaxy watch and the S3 Frontier run on proprietary operating system, Samsung’s Tizen which has received quiet a lot of positive feedback from customers. However, Lemfo lem 7 runs on Android OS 7.0 which give the user a more diverse and broad choice of apps to choose from and overall positive experience. Lemfo lem 7 uses Mediatek chip as compared to Samsung’s Exynos. Mediatek is quiet popular and powers most smartphones as well smartwatches .
Lemfo lem 7 is the cheapest amongst the trio, its price is around $140 -160 compared to S3 Frontier priced at $200 - $230 while galaxy watch is the most expensive, priced at $300 - $350.
Which Should You Buy
Perhaps you already own a Samsung S3 Frontier smartwatch considering the fact that it was released two years ago. Considering between Galaxy watch and Lemfo lem 7 which would be the perfect choice. Galaxy watch has quiet a whole lot going well for it, the brand and quality, but you should know that Lemfo is top Chinese smartwatch maker now trusted over the world.
On a general note, if money is not a problem, go for Samsung Galaxy watch, it’s has the best design, easy to access, however if you want more features, then Lemfo lem7 it is.
Samsung galaxy watch has a whole lot of amazing features plus the best design amongst lem7 and S3, however we think Lemfo lem 7 offers more features with a great design and much cheaper than Galaxy watch. So we choose Lemfo lem 7 as our preferred choice.