s4 40 vs 44?

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  1. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    I’m on a tight budget but is there a big difference between a s2 42 and the 40? I rather save the 30 if there isn’t. As far as bands go I’m starting over since I lost my s2 a while ago.
     
  2. bigboy29 macrumors regular

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    About 4mm difference? ;)

    You have to look at them. I personally picked 40 over 44. Don't have a large wrist and 44 felt just too large for me. Preference, really.
     
  3. Closingracer thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Well it’s more of would it be fine coming from a 42
     
  4. Otflyer macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. I did and I don’t have large wrists. The 44mm lays flatter on the wrist so it doesn’t look big and bulky. I would recommend going and trying both sizes on.
     
  5. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    40 looked too small on my wrist. Went for 44 but yeah it’s a personal preference thing really.
     
  6. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    I went from a 42mm to a 44mm and I have fairly thin and small wrists and I didn’t notice the difference. If anything the larger display real estate on the 44mm does make it look bigger. At the end of the day it’s a personal preference and only you can make the decision of which is right for you. My advice would be to try them both on and compare for yourself if you can.
     
  7. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I would look at it like do you want the largest display or not? I don’t think $30 is that much of a difference in terms of what you’re spending versus saving for something that you would rather have. If you appreciate having a larger display, then you may regret having the 40 mm.
     
  8. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    With the above being mentioned, if the budget is tight perhaps a series 3 would be better.
     
  9. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Maybe. But that seems dependent on if they be can justify the terms of what they want out of the latest Apple Watch versus an older generation.
     
  10. tromboneaholic Suspended

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    A Series 4 should be useable for 1 or 2 generations longer than a Series 3, so it could be a better value in that regards - not needing to be replaced as soon.
     
  11. Closingracer, Oct 15, 2018
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    The Apple watch 44mm is $467 after sales tax and a 10% discount with bestbuy it is $420 and the 40 is $437 and $390 after sales tax. Basically I am saving about 2% on either. My budget would allow for either but the 44 is stretching it to the limit basically. I get free food when I work so it really isn't a big issue. I am just wondering is the 40 that much smaller from the 42 because obviously I would rather not spend $30 if I don't have to. I don't have any bands for the 42 so I am not tethered to buying a 42 because of band compatibly

    As far as the bigger display I am not worried about bigger but will the 40 be big enough. I found th 38 to be to small and the 42 to be big enough. the 44 looks nerdy to me and the sole purpose of buying an apple watch is because im going to start going to the gym and want the fitness/health stuff with it. I have a $400 dollar fossil Google wear watch which did what my old apple watch did and I bought it when I had the Note 8 which is why I didn't buy another apple watch when I bought the X because at the time it was just for notifications pretty much and the fossil watch did all that with my iPhone.

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    Which is why I would rather spend the $100 some odd more for the series 4 then series 3. That $100 will get me a watch that will last longer. As far as features goes I am probably fine with the series 3 but would rather it last as long as possible. If I didn't lose my series 2 SS with the milinese loop I wouldn't even be asking about this lol
     
  12. tromboneaholic Suspended

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    The size of the screen on the S4 40mm is comparable or slightly larger than the screen on the S2 42mm.
     
  13. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    I was worried about going from a .42 to .44 but I am very happy I did go to a .44 (for the record, i have kind of smaller wrists for a male)
     
  14. Closingracer thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Ok that’s good to know. Might just get the 40 then. Would hate to spend my whole thing on the 44
     
  15. Stephencovar macrumors member

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    Also keep in mind that your 42mm bands work with the 44mm but not with the 40mm.
     
  16. Closingracer thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I don’t have any since I kind of threw them away or whatever when I lost the watch.
     
  17. SHKLMRE macrumors 6502

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    If you liked the size of the 42 then go 44. It’s a no-brainer. I went from 42 to 44 and didn’t notice much of a size difference as they’re really similar. 40mm is still just as small as the 38mm when compared to the larger watches.
     
  18. srshaw macrumors 6502

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    I have pretty small wrists (160mm ish) and had a s0 ss 42mm, so ordering the 44 was a no brainer since I have loads of bands. I was worried it would be too big but it's fine. Hardly any bigger. Just looks massive when the display is lit, which is much bigger than my old watch.
     
  19. OBirder macrumors 6502

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    Personally I would go with the 44 as well.

    However just check the Apple web page with the comparison of series 3 and 4.

    They have graphics of the display sizes and the pixels per model which shows that series 4 40mm has slightly more pixels than the series 3 42mm.
     

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