Reviews and Problems with Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 Neo / SM-R381 / SM-R3810
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31 August 2014
Summary: We reviewed Samsung's Gear 2 smartwatch when it launched in April, but we skipped its sibling, the Gear 2 Neo. With only minor differences between the two, we figured the one review could speak for both watches.
Samsung Gear 2 Neo Review: Less Premium, More Plastic, Still a Pricey Purchase for Outdoor People (Video)
22 May 2014
Conclusion: We give the Gear 2 Neo an 8 for design, 8.5 for hardware and a 8.5 out of 10 for OS and UI. The final grade is 8.33 out of 10 and this is basically a cheaper Gear 2, for people who are not willing to pay the full amount. I’d prefer to pay a bit more, but get a bit of metal, but that’s only me…
Pros: light case, infrared emitter, crisp display, speaker included, 4 GB of storage, make calls and take calls, you can listen to music independently, the learning curve is small, nice notification system, waterproof
Cons: light case, infrared emitter, crisp display, speaker included, 4 GB of storage, make calls and take calls, you can listen to music independently, the learning curve is small, nice notification system, waterproof, less premium materials, battery not great, pricey, belt makes you sweat easily, hard...
Excerpt: The problem was that the original Galaxy Gear wasn’t exactly the most accomplished product. Its design left a lot to be improved, it was laggy and the battery life was pretty dreadful lasting users a meager 24 hours.
Samsung Gear 2 Neo review - Less is more - Samsung simplifies the smartwatch
Mobile Choice UK
16 May 2014
Conclusion: When I reviewed the Gear 2 a few weeks ago I said it was trying to do too much, and nothing well enough to justify its £250 price tag. Ditching the camera was a good start for the Gear 2 Neo, but I’d like to have seen Samsung go even further and focus on the user experience, rather than trying to...
Pros: More affordable than the Gear 2. Bright and beautiful display. The perfect exercise companion.
Cons: Issues with screen not coming on when asked. Poor battery life. Too large for some.
Summary: The Gear 2 Neo is now the cheapest way to get a Samsung smartwatch on your wrist. It’s the ‘budget’ plastic version of Samsung’s Gear 2 , does 99% of what the more expensive device can do and trims in all the right places while knocking the price down by £70.
Pros: Lightweight but durable, Bright, sharp, colourful screen, Excellent battery life, On-board music playback
Cons: Disappointing app store, Only works with Samsung phones, Cheaper than Gear 2 but still pricey