Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 Stainless Steel vs Titanium – What’s the Difference?

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Last Updated on November 24, 2020 by Jude Simeone

Perhaps one of the best smartwatches on the market right now, Galaxy Watch 3 is Samsung’s most advanced smartwatch. It succeeded Galaxy Watch that was released two years ago. The Galaxy Watch 3 has a slightly more compact and sleeker design, yet has a bigger display than its predecessor. Just like the Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Watch 3 also comes in two sizes; 41mm and 45mm, each of these two sizes is available in LTE which is a standalone smartwatch and Bluetooth/WiFi model. Both models have cases made of stainless steel, but for the first time, Samsung has introduced a Titanium model of the Galaxy Watch 3 perhaps to compete favorably with other high-end smartwatches like GT 2 Pro made of titanium and Apple’s latest smartwatch, Watch 6. The Titanium model which was released last month will only be available in Bluetooth/WiFi model and in 45mm size. In this post, I compare the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 Titanium vs Stainless Steel model, so you know the differences.

You can also watch the video aspect of this comparison below.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 Stainless Steel vs Titanium Specifications Compared

 Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 (45mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 (45mm) Titanium
Samsung galaxy watch 3 (45mm) full specssamsung galaxy watch 3 titanium features

EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.9 out of 5 stars (4.9 / 5)
Battery:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
Features:
4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
Price:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Average:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Design:
4.9 out of 5 stars (4.9 / 5)
Battery:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
Features:
4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
Price:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Average:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameSamsung Galaxy Watch 3 (45mm) BluetoothSamsung Galaxy Watch 3 (45mm) Bluetooth
(Titanium)
Device typeClassic/Fitness smartwatchClassic/Fitness smartwatch
PredessesorSamsung Galaxy WatchSamsung Galaxy Watch
Successor----
Released dateAugust, 2020October, 2020
Ideal forMenMen

DISPLAY

Display typeSuper AMOLED
Full color
Super AMOLED
Full color
Display size1.4 inches1.4 inches
Display resolution360 x 360 pixels360 x 360 pixels
Pixel density346 ppi346 ppi
Input typeTouchscreen,
2 physical buttons
physical rotating bezel
Touchscreen,
2 physical buttons
physical rotating bezel
Always-onYesYes

BODY

ShapeCircularCircular
Dimension46.2 x 45 x 11.1 mm46.2 x 45 x 11.1 mm
Weight53.8 grams
(excluding straps)
43 grams
(excluding straps)
Casing materialStainless steel frame/glass reinforced with polycarbonate backTitanium
Strap/band materialLeatherMetal
Bezel MaterialCeramicsCeramics
Strap size22mm22mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass DXCorning Gorilla glass DX
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, IP68, 5ATM
MIL-STD-810G
Yes, IP68, 5ATM
MIL-STD-810G
Swim-proofYes, recommendedYes, recommended
Color(s)Mystic black
Mystic silver
Black

MEMORY

RAM1GB1GB
Internal storage8GB8GB
Memory card slotNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v5.0Bluetooth v5.0
Bluetooth callingYesYes
Wi-FiYesYes
NFCYesYes
GPSGLONASS/A-GPS/Beidou/GalileoGLONASS/A-GPS/Beidou/Galileo

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNoNo
SIMNoNo
BandNoNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Calls alertYesYes
Event reminderYesYes
WeatherYesYes
Third-party appsYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep apneaNoNo
Sleep trackingYesYes
StepsYesYes
Floors climbedYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
CaloriesYesYes
DistanceYesYes
StressYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYes
Blood oxygenYesYes
Blood pressureYesYes
Menstrual cycle trackingYesYes
Swim trackingYesYes
Under-water heart rate trackingYesYes
Preloaded mapsYesYes
On-screen workout modes____
Triathlon modeYesYes
ECG TrackingYesYes
Preloaded sport modesYes, 41Yes, 41
Safety trackingYesYes

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
Music streamingYesYes
Bluetooth musicYesYes
RadioNoNo
LoudspeakerYesYes
MicrophoneYesYes
CameraNoNo

SENSORS

AccelerometerYesYes
Barometer/AltimeterYesYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYes
CompassNoNo
Gyroscope YesYes
Ambient lightYesYes
Pulse Oximeter____
ECGYesYes
ThermometerNoNo
Other sensors----

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Tizen OS 5.5Tizen OS 5.5
ChipsetExynos 9110Exynos 9110
CPUDual core 1.15GHzDual core 1.15GHz
GPU----

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 340mAh340mAh
Battery lifeMixed Usage:2 daysMixed Usage:2 days
Charging typeCharging dock
Wireless charging
Charging dock
Wireless charging
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeYesYes
Solar powerNoNo
Rapid charging__

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
StopwatchYesYes
AlarmYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Control cameraYesYes
Music controlYesYes
Find phoneYesYes
Text responseYesYes

MISC

Payment systemSamsung paySamsung pay
Compatibility Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+
iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+
Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+
iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+
Companion appSamsung Gear appSamsung Gear app
Customizable watch faceYesYes
Interchangeable band Yes, 22mmYes, 22mm
Voice commandYesYes

BOX CONTENTS

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 (45mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 (45mm)
StrapsStraps
ChargerCharger
Quick start guideQuick start guide
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Official SiteOfficial Site

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What is The Difference?

Basically, both the Titanium and stainless steel versions of the Galaxy Watch 3 have the same dimension, display size, same interface, same fitness tracking features, and same battery life. The difference between these two is that the Titanium model is more durable, weighs a little less than even the 41mm size. Moreover, while the Titanium version has a metal strap, the Stainless steel version has a leather strap. The straps are interchangeable which means swapping it for say leather or silicone will make the Titanium model even lighter.

You should also know that Titanium with its oxide layer, prevents the material from rusting and keeps it from interacting with human skin. This makes the Titanium watch hypoallergenic, unlike stainless steel which often has nickel in the metal alloy – nickel is a metal some people have allergic reactions to.

Furthermore, Titanium is three to four times stronger than stainless steel which means its lifespan is slightly longer.

Beyond the slight differences in weight and durability between these two, both models have every single feature the Galaxy Watch 3 has to offer.

Which Should You Buy?

It all depends on you, what you want, and your budget. The Titanium model is priced $600 whereas the Stainless steel model starts at $369 for the 41mm size. If you have the budget, you can go for the Titanium model which is all shades of durability and premium quality, otherwise, the Stainless steel model is still a very sturdy and durable smartwatch.

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