Two of the newest smartwatches on the market are the Apple Watch Ultra and the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro from Samsung. Additionally, both watches are made for the same sort of customer: energetic, adventurous outdoor types that need/want features that go along with that. Both smartwatches provide their respective clients access to many of these functionalities. Naturally, each is oriented toward a different platform, as well.
Each could also be able to entice users away from the other platform. Both the Apple Watch Ultra and the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro have advantages that make them alluring pieces of technology. We’ll compare the two smartwatches in this post. While there are many similarities between the Apple Watch Ultra and the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, there are also many differences. So let’s compare each in more detail.
|Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro||Apple Watch Ultra|
|Screen resolution||450 x 450 (321 PPI density)||502 x 410 (338 PPI density)|
|SoC||Exynos W920 (5nm)||Apple S8|
|Dimensions||45.4 x 45.4 x 10.5 mm||49 x 44 x 14.4 mm|
|Weight||46.5 g||61.3 g|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.2, LTE||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.3, LTE|
|Security||Password, PIN||Password, PIN, Apple ID|
|OS||Wear OS 3.5, One UI Watch 4.5||Watch OS 9|
There is no avoiding this. Honestly, both watches appear big in terms of design. Despite the fact that the Apple Watch Ultra is certainly bigger than the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. It is also substantially thicker. Despite their different sizes, both watches have incredibly beautiful designs. Without a doubt, the usage of titanium for the watch body plays a significant role in that.
Both companies, however, approach the form differently. apple watch still uses a square watch body, while the samsung watch sticks with its traditional round shape. The glass covering the display is made by both businesses using sapphire crystal. It aids in preventing scuffs and scratches to the display. Additionally, both carry a good assortment of watches.
Both watches feature stunning displays and are effective in doing the tasks for which they were designed. This is to assure that everything is visible when it is being used. Having said that, Apple’s display is bigger than the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, which could help with visibility a bit more. Additionally, the Apple Watch Ultra screen quality and pixel density are a little greater.
Although the displays on both watches are always on, Apple’s Watch Ultra is noticeably brighter. The Apple Watch Ultra boasts a peak brightness of 2,000 nits compared to the 1,000 nits of the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. As a result, the Ultra will be easier to see even in bright sunlight. This will undoubtedly be an issue for individuals who frequently take their smartwatch on outdoor trips, especially in warmer areas.
Size and design may affect comfort and usability in addition to peak brightness. There is a more usable screen area on the Apple Watch Ultra since it not only has a bigger display but also a square design. But when combined with the touch bezel, the circular form of the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro clearly has a more pleasant flow. The scrolling gesture that involves moving your finger in a circular manner around the display’s perimeter somehow feels more natural.
We are unable to assess the performance of the Apple Watch Ultra since we were unable to test it. However, it ought to function as well as or even better than Apple Watch Series 7 devices from the past. We wouldn’t expect anything less than a speedy experience with Apple’s newest high-end smartwatch, and they perform fairly well compared to smartwatches based on Wear OS. A brand-new S8 processor, which powers the Watch Ultra, should perform on pace with the S7.
The new W920 from Samsung is used in the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. The Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic both use the same chip. However, it is still more responsive on the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. Although not much different, it might not even be visible to most users. The Galaxy Watch 5 Pro has 16GB of RAM as standard. Which, in all honesty, feels more than sufficient for any kind of action you would carry out on a smartwatch.
However, having extra RAM can’t harm it. Additionally, the Apple Watch Ultra unquestionably has greater RAM. 32GB is twice as much storage as the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. That will definitely be useful for using various applications and doing chores. And given all the Apple Watch Ultra can accomplish, all that RAM could be necessary.
But matter how many useful features a smartwatch has or how effectively it works, if the battery life isn’t long enough to support your usage, none of it matters. The longest battery life of any watch made by either brand has been provided by the Apple Watch Ultra and the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro.
The Galaxy Watch 5 Pro does edge out the competition here, though. Each watch has a respectable battery life when used ordinarily. With the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro using the majority of the functions, a single charge lasts over 40 hours (maybe a little longer). With typical use, the Apple Watch Ultra is expected to last roughly 36 hours on a single charge. When each watch is in its low-power mode, things start to become pretty fascinating. It significantly increases the battery life.
With its low-power mode, the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro allows users to go up to 80 hours between charges. With the Apple Watch Ultra, there are 60. Which is still excellent but about a day shorter. The Apple Watch Ultra does not immediately support low-power mode, which is another consideration.