The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 (40mm) is one of the best Android smartwatches currently being tested. We’ll show you what the watch has to offer in detail and where you can get the model cheaply.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 40mm at a glance:
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 (40mm / 44mm) is the smaller and simpler looking version of the Watch 4 Classic with a 44mm or 46mm case (for testing). Apart from the exterior, the main difference is the battery performance: the larger model simply has more space and a battery that lasts around 26 hours, around 8 hours longer than the model with a 40 mm diameter.
In terms of performance, there is nothing to complain about: the watch offers all the important sensors and functions that you would expect from a modern smartwatch. On the software side, Samsung has been using Google’s WearOS again for the first time since 2014, instead of the in-house TizenOS. The Galaxy Watch 4 can therefore be equipped with apps from the PlayStore. However, it is a shame that some features can only be used in conjunction with Samsung smartphones, such as the EKG and the blood pressure measurement function.
Our conclusion at the time of the test:
“The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 scores in the test with consistently strong measurements – but has to admit defeat to its sister model in the overall ranking. This is mainly due to the design and the associated smaller battery and the lack of a physical rotating bezel 4 a top value in terms of price-performance ratio. Thanks to a renewed collaboration between Google and Samsung, Wear OS is used again as the operating system. All that remains is the somewhat poor battery life – especially compared to the previous model. It is also a pity that some Functions only work with a Samsung smartphone. At the time of the test, the price-performance ratio of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is still very good.” Read the entire test.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 40mm in the quick overview
- Overall rating: 1.7
- Features: grade 1.4
- Operation: grade 1.5
- Battery: grade 2.5
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 40mm is, like its larger sister model, a powerful smartwatch with many practical functions. Only the battery could be stronger: the watch lasted around 18.5 hours in the test.
To the shop
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 40mm in the price check
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