Galaxy Watch 5 vs Apple Watch SE: Which should you buy? For iOS users who are on a tight budget, the Apple Watch SE is a likely option. However, in terms of value for money, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 is spot on. So in this comparison, we’ll get to see what made the Galaxy Watch 5 special.

Note: Both SmartWatches are now available for purchase. And you can do so via the box that’s at the bottom of this post.

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Price

These two smartwatches are within similar price categories. The Apple Watch SE 40/44mm Bluetooth version is priced at $279/309 respectively, while the 40/44mm LTE version is priced at $329/359. In comparison, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 is priced at $280 for the Bluetooth version and the LTE version is priced at $330.

Release Date and Availability

Both wearables are now available for purchase. You can use the box at the bottom of this post to purchase either of them. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 was launched on August 10th, 2022. While the Apple Watch Series SE was released in September 2020. The Galaxy Watch 5 being a new release comes with the latest technology.

Design, Display, and Durability

An obvious difference between the Galaxy Watch 5 vs Apple Watch SE is their design language. The former has a circular and round shape, while the latter has square-like. So the design of the Galaxy Watch 5 is round and flat, while Apple Watch SE is rectangular.

Galaxy Watch 5 vs Apple Watch SE

As for the display sizes, the Apple Watch SE has a 1.57-inch (40mm version) or 1.79-inch (44mm version) LTPO OLED touchscreen but unfortunately, it has no Always-On Display. In comparison, Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 features a 1.2-inch (40mm version) or 1.4-inch (44mm version) Super AMOLED with an Always-On Display.

In terms of their durability, the Galaxy Watch 5 is better than the Apple Watch SE. The Galaxy Watch 5 has better screen protection “Saphire Glass”. Although both smartwatches are waterproof.

Also, they are available in different colors. The Apple Watch SE comes in multiple color options: Silver, Gold, and Space Gray. While the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 comes in Graphite, Silver, Pink Gold, and Sapphire.

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Performance

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 is powered by the Exynos W920 chipset paired with 1.5GB RAM and 16GB storage. On the other hand, Apple Watch SE is powered by an Apple S5 chipset paired with 1GB RAM and 32GB storage.

The chipset that is powering the Galaxy Watch 5 is better than the one in the Apple Watch SE. Opening apps and performing a daily task is snappy on both wearables. However, the Galaxy Watch is faster and more power efficient.

Health and Fitness Sensors

Both smartwatches have bundles of health and fitness features but let’s start with the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 with more flagship features.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is multi-functional. It brings Samsung BioActive Sensor (Optical Heart Rate + Electrical Heart Signal + Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis), Temperature Sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, and Light Sensor (ECG certified and Blood Pressure monitor).

Apple Watch SE is multi-functional too, but it has limited sensors. It brings Accelerometer, gyro, heart rate (2nd gen), barometer, always-on altimeter, compass, and Fall detention.

Battery and Charging Tech

The battery life is another area where the Galaxy Watch 5 completely demolished the Apple Watch SE. The Galaxy Watch 5 has a 410 mAh capacity and with fast charging, you can get 8 hours of battery life in just 8 minutes. And when fully charge, the Galaxy Watch 5 can last you longer than the Apple Watch SE. Additionally, Galaxy Watch 5 vs Apple Watch SE supports wireless charging tech.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 vs Apple Watch SE: ESim Support

Yes! Both wearables support ESim technology. You can make and receive phone calls, you can check and receive information, and download applications independently, and the new product has been adapted to more applications.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 vs Apple Watch SE: Verdict

Galaxy Watch 5Apple Watch SE
DesigncircularSquare-like
DurabilityExcellentGood
Performance & SensorExcellentGood
Battery LifeVery GoodAverage
Price$280$280
Apple Watch SEPrice
Buy on Amazon$254.99
Buy on Amazon(UK)£249.00
Galaxy Watch 5Price
Buy on Amazon$309.99
Buy on Amazon(UK)£339.00

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