I Finally received it, one week earlier, what a pleasant surprise!
This is my 6th Watch from Samsung, and 3rd with Wear OS. I had the chance to use it for 1 day at the Galaxy Unpacked 2023 in Seoul, Korea. I instantly fell in love with it, and pre ordered the LTE 47mm variant in black color.I dropped a link below for you to see the different sizes, models, variants and colors, also how and where to pre-order it from for the best deals:
I currently have on hand the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic 46mm, the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro 45mm and have compared the specs in a table for your viewing with the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic LTE 47mm.
Galaxy Watch 4 Classic
Galaxy Watch 5 Pro
Galaxy Watch 6 Classic
Screen Glass Type
Corning Gorilla Glass DX
Android Wear OS, One UI Watch 3
Android Wear OS 3.5, One UI Watch 4.5
Android Wear OS 4, One UI Watch 5
Exynos W920 (5 nm)
Exynos W920 (5 nm)
Exynos W930 (5 nm)
Memory / RAM
16GB 1.5GB RAM
16GB 1.5GB RAM
16GB 2GB RAM
Li-Ion 361 mAh
Li-Ion 590 mAh
Li-Ion 425 mAh
Should You Upgrade?:
If you have a Galaxy Watch 4, then upgrading makes so much sense as there’s a significant improvement in everything except the weight.(7 grams which is nothing)
If you have a Galaxy Watch 5, and don’t care about the physical rotating bezel, it might be okay to skip this year’s model. If you care about the physical rotating bezel, then it’s a no brainer, upgrade now.
Keep in mind that the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is not a replacement to the Galaxy Watch Classic, but more of a Sporty Durable, outdoorsy tough model, so it's not very fair to compare it to the Classic model as it was targetted to a different more active audience.
I will personally keep the 5 Pro and give away the 4 classic.
My Personal Design Remarks:
The extra thin bezel and slightly bigger screen are noticeable, the watch looks amazing.
I wish it was made matte, but it is what it is, it's a subjective preference.
Battery Life Prediction and Comparison:
In terms of battery, I am curently getting 2.5 days of battery life on the Galaxy Watch 4, that’s with always on turned off, brightness at 40%, Wi-Fi off, Bluetooth on, and all the health sensors turned off and set to manual measure.
On the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, the same settings above are applied, but get 4.5 to 5 days of battery life.
I am expecting 2.5 days on the Galaxy watch 6 due to the new chipset that should be more efficient, but keep in mind the smaller battery and bigger screen. If LTE will be enabled, should be 1 to 1.5 days.
This will need a couple of days to complete the learning cycle, then test it normally, I will post a review and comparison later.
I took a couple of quick photos, side by side with the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 5.
If there's anything you would like to know before you buy, or want me to cover, please let me know, i will be posting in a couple of days a review and comparison on the battery life.
Can you kindly test if it is possible or easy to pair the Watch6 to another phone without needing to reset the watch? Thanks.
Hi, that's not easily possible. I wouldn't recommend personally to get involved in the developer mode to try to. The best safe way is the backup, reset restore, which is not practical because it takes time, and you'll have to setup samsung pay again on the watch unfortunately...
What's your actual Watch6 battery usage now that you've had it for some time. I noticed from your post that the installed battery capacity is lower than for Watch5.
Hello, i just posted the review. It's smaller than the watch 5 pro but bigger than the 5 if you want a fair comparison, we can't compare the S+ series to the S Ultra right? Anyways, check it out and let me know if you have any questions. Cheers!