1. AC Question's Avatar
    I would want to buy Samsung gear s3, I only dont know whether it will work with my device Sony Xperia m5.
    06-14-2017 02:32 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Moved to the Gear S3 forum.
    06-14-2017 02:43 PM
  3. 11B1P's Avatar
    select Bluetooth capable smartphones using Android OS 4.4 and later with at least 1.5GB RAM
    06-14-2017 03:13 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    @11B1P, it might actually require greater than 1.5 GB RAM, as mentioned here: Compatibility | Samsung Gear S3 - The Official Samsung Galaxy Site. I recall looking into this with another member who had a Samsung phone with 1.5 GB RAM, and the phone wasn't compatible. It may be that 1.5 GB is actually not enough. But I don't have a Gear S3, so I can't say for sure.
    06-14-2017 05:35 PM
  5. 11B1P's Avatar
    yeah, that's why I said at least . looking at the Sony, it seems to have plenty of ram
    06-15-2017 01:40 AM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Oh I see. My point was that others might think that 1.5 GB is enough, whereas it actually has to be more than that (i.e., 2 GB and above). They should've made the wording less confusing on the Samsung site, because I've seen other sites and reviews that seem to think 1.5 GB is enough.
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    06-15-2017 11:08 AM
  7. afblangley's Avatar
    While there are some Android phones that are not compatible with Gear Manager, memory may not be the issue. My S3 is paired with a Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime (SM-J series). This is a cheap, low end phone with only 1.5 GB RAM. There are plenty of sub $100 phones that will work with the S3.
    11B1P and B. Diddy like this.
    06-18-2017 11:40 AM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Thanks @afblangley for that info -- I hadn't gotten any clear confirmation of that before!
    06-19-2017 06:54 PM

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