Samsung Gear S2
Holiday deals offer massive discounts on Samsung Gear S2, Moto 360 2, Microsoft Band 2 and Apple Watch. Pictured above: A snapshot of the upcoming Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch. Samsung Mobile Press

Samsung’s recently unveiled Tizen OS powered Gear S2 smartwatch has been the talk of the town. The device comes with top-of-the-shelf configurations and a cool design. On the other hand, there is LG Watch Urbane packed with cutting-edge features on board. Here is a comparison of specs and features pertaining to the Samsung Gear S2 and the LG Watch Urbane.


The Gear S2 comes with a 1.2-inch circular Super AMOLED display, aided by 360 x 360 pixels screen resolution. This device offers excellent viewing angles and natural color reproduction. The LG Watch Urbane, meanwhile, features a 1.3-inch P-OLED display, packed with 320 x 320 pixels resolution.

After comparing both the displays, Phone Arena said that the Samsung gadget has the sharpest display when compared to the LG one. But then, when looked from the side, the Urbane has a slight advantage as it is able to showcase stronger color reproduction.


The LG Watch Urbane is reportedly larger when compared to the Samsung Gear S2. In any case, Samsung is also planning to release a bigger variant of the S2 later this year.

Speaking of design, Phone Arena said that while LG’s watch carries a sophisticated classic look, the Samsung gadget settles for a sporty modern outlook. The Gear S2 comes with a one-of-a-kind rotating bezel and it also features two separate buttons on the right side of the watch. The button at the top can reportedly be used to navigate to the home screen while the button at the bottom, on the other hand, acts as a typical back button.

Meanwhile, the LG Watch Urbane does not feature the rotating bezel. Instead, it apparently offers a digital crown button affixed on the right side of the device, which can be used to wake up or to put the screen back to sleep mode.

Under The Hood

The Samsung Gear S2 is powered by a dual-core Exynos 3250 processor clocked at 1 GHz, and backed by 512 MB of RAM. When it comes to memory specification, this device comes equipped with 4 GB of built-in space.

LG, on the other hand, comes powered by a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC and backed by 512 MB of RAM. Similar to the Gear 2, the Watch Urbane also houses 4 GB of internal storage space.

Speaking of operating system, Phone Arena reported that the Tizen OS is a fully equipped UI for wearable devices. The device reportedly runs smoother and works in tandem with the rotating bezel feature.

The Android Wear OS apparently has more interested developers to churn out apps. But then, the Gear S2 with Tizen OS will still be able to witness 1,000 apps.

While the LG Watch Urbane users can utilize the Android Wear sync app from the iOS App store, Samsung has not confirmed the date from which the gadget will be able to pair with Apple devices.