A smartwatch by samsung to counter the event set by apple watch series 3, 4. Pretty much durable and stylish one, that can enchant you for a while. They say –

“Samsung tried to squeeze a lot into the new Gear S3 Frontier, from an LTE radio to automatic fitness tracking to a form of Samsung Pay that works almost anywhere.”

Samsung s3 frontier; Image source: bp.blogspot.com

It is more like a heavy one rather than lightweight like other lightweight smartwatches.  weighing just 63 gm, it is a very strong contender for the Apple series, because of its money worthiness. But it will seem pretty much heavy to your hand because of its compact design and materials.

Look of s3 frontier; Image source: amazon.com

Dimensions is 49*46*12.9mm which indicates that the watch is quite bulky one. One has to appreciate decisions by Samsung to maintain its build quality which means it is a solid watch by being built with stainless steel 316L grade. Screen to Body ratio isn’t so bad -48.1%.

It is powered by Tizen based wearable platform 4.0 packing 768MB of RAM & the chip is Samsung’s own built processor EXYNOS-7270, which is much impressive one. The display is about 1.3″ with AMOLED DISPLAY with a resolution of 360*360 pixels and pixel density 278PPi for such a small display, which is vibrant enough in outdoor and direct sunlight, so no issue regarding that. It is also powered by a powerful CPU clocking at a speed of 1.0GHz  dual-core which means it can address 10^6 instructions at a time.

The display is protected by corning gorilla glass which is now extensively used in smartphone industry. The exciting part is that it has always on display feature and rotating bezel which means that you can rotate the bezel according to your apps likings and needs. A customer choice granted here.

Internal storage

It has 4 GB of internal storage and RAM is 768MB which is enough to operate a smartwatch smoothly but not the best yet to be compared with apple watch series 4 because that has 16GB of internal storage. No SD card can be inserted in it because it lacks the expandable Storage option. In our opinion that is not needed so desperately here. One can do without that easily.

Battery

Here it rules the roost cause it has massive Li-ion battery capacity of 380mah which gives one 3days of usage at a stretch and that is quite impressive to us. Now the charging,  the annoying part is addressed. It supports wireless charging, so that is a very good step taken by Samsung to reduce the stress of charging the s3 frontier watch, bringing peace to the users. So one will not face any issue to recharge it.

Features

Speaking via s3 frontier; Image source: pricena.com

WLAN, BLUETOOTH, GPS, NFC, etc are there but alas it doesn’t have the 3.5mm earphone jack so you are deprived of something so needful at the stage of development. Hope that Samsung Will add it up to its higher version meanwhile we are happy with it. SAMSUNG s3 frontier gives you access to several apps just by rotating the watch bezel.

Scrolling through bezel; Image source: trekbible.com

LIKE every-other smartwatch it also supports Accelerometer, loudspeaker,  gyro, heart rate and barometer, etc which is so much useful for a user. It has loudspeaker so now you can speak through your watch while being connected to a call. Also address your call being in your watch display, a much-needed feature for a smartwatch user.

Apps drawer; Image source: technopal.com

The maximum smartwatch doesn’t support accelerometer and barometer, so Samsung has done a great job here to pack both of them in s3 gear frontier. Like Apple, it also supports S-voice natural language commands and dictation by Samsung’s own generated AI which is good news for Samsung smartwatch users.

Full view of s3 frontier; Image source: phoneshop.BD

But unlike apple E-SIM, no sim slot is there to insert a sim for cellular connectivity,  that is such a major drawbacks for samsung to compete with apple watch series. But it supports samsung pay with which you can pay at various places via your s3 smartwatch reducing some stress here.

The deal breaker is that it is fully water resistant as it is certified IP 68 dust/water resistant, Can stay alive in below 1.5m of water for half an hour without any fuss.

Samsung pay; Image source: samsung.com

 Analysis and Review

Design: compact but stylish

Weight: Seems heavy

Accuracy: Quite good

Display: super

Build quality: Demands appreciation

Charge backup: good for day to day usage

Storage capacity: enough to pass a day

Portability: easy

Durability: strong enough to sustain few bumps.

Pricing: 21990 rupees, via Amazon.in

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Pros

  • Still has the best smartwatch interface
  • Excellent performance
  • Respectable battery life
  • AMOLED display is bright and crisp
  • Build quality super strong

Cons

  • Not many good Tizen apps
  • Automatic exercise tracking can be weird
  • Will be too big for some
  • Pricing is placed a bit higher than features

Published by Debashish Prantor

being EEE tudent, i love to explore the tech world and here i am committed to writing my heart out.

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