Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Detailed Review

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 swaps the rotating bezel for a touch navigation system. And after removing this bezel, its design changes somewhat, impacting the weight, the size of the screen, the autonomy and even the look of the case. So what is the Watch 4 worth without its bezel?

Lets see in our expert review

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 review

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 specs

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Review
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

Display Details

screen size1.19 inches
Screen type Super-AMOLED
Screen Resolution396 x 396 pixels
Screen Design ShapeCircular
Screen protectionGorilla Glass DX+
TouchscreenYes
Color screenYes

Hardware Details

Thickness9.8mm
Lenght39.3mm
Weight25.90 grams
ProcessorExynos W920
RAM1.5 GB
Operating systemWear OS 3
Compatible SmartphonesAndroid
Storage capacity16 GB
Battery capacity247mAh
Autonomy24-36 hours

Connectivity and Sensors Details

SMS/MMS supportYes
Call supportYes
SIM typeeSIM
Bluetooth version5.0
GPSYes
NFCYes
Wi-Fi version4
Accelerometer and electronic compassYes
Ambient light sensorYes
Sleep analysisYes
PedometerYes
heart rate sensorYes
SpO2 sensorYes

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Pros & Cons

Positive
  • Design at the top
  • The delightful interface
  • Wear OS 3 and its apps
  • The very precise GPS
  • The beautifully crafted screen
Negatives
  • Lack of consistency with a Galaxy smartphone
  • The ECG reserved for Galaxy smartphones
  • Disappointing autonomy
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Design of Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

The design of the Galaxy Watch 4 differs from the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, in that it has the rotating bezel and opts for a less domed design. Rather than turning the bezel, you navigate through the menus by touching the edges of the screen. This makes it possible to somewhat lighten the general aspect of the watch and avoids the liner side attached to the wrist, which is, in my humble opinion, a plus. And I say that when the model I tested is the 44mm version, and a smaller 40mm version is offered. Another advantage to this disappearance of the bezel: the screen is slightly larger than on the Galaxy Watch Classic.

This difference also allows the case of the Watch 4 to extend somewhat into on the bracelet, in a much more original look than that of the Watch Classic.

Display Details of Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

The 40 mm version of the Galaxy Watch 4 has a 1.2 inch screen, which displays a resolution of 396 x 396, while the version I tested, 44 mm, displays a 1.4 inch screen with a resolution of 450 x 450.

There is not much to add compared to the test of the classic model. We keep the OLED, the Gorilla Glass DX well and I’ve never had to complain about fingerprints left on this screen. The gain in size of the screen does not affect its resolution in any way and the brightness is also good, which makes it possible to use the watch in direct sunlight without any problem to your eyes.

Health feature of Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

The sports functions are the same as those present in the Watch 4 Classic. We thus find the standard of all that can be expected from a smartwatch in terms of monitoring physical activity. Pedometer, heart rate monitor, SpO2, electrocardiogram, integrated GPS, bio-impedance measurements, etc. All the sensors present on the Classic are there.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 review
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