Huawei no doubt makes some of the best watches, and with the latest Huawei watch series, the company’s wearable is gradually but steadily on the increase. The Huawei Watch 4 series consists of the Huawei Watch 4 and a higher-end Huawei Watch 4 Pro. These two are sequels to the Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro respectively. And as one would expect, the Watch 4 series has bigger displays, welcomes ECG tracking and now supports diving up to 30 meters.
In this comparison, we’ll be taking a look at the differences between the Huawei Watch 4 and 4 Pro. We’ll also look at the differences between the Watch 4 Pro and Watch 3 Pro as well as the differences between the Watch 4 and Watch 3.
In a few words, the difference between the Huawei Watch 4 and the Watch 4 Pro is that the latter has a titanium build while the former has a stainless steel build. The Watch 4 Pro also has a longer battery life than the Watch 4. Beyond these, both have the same features. As a result of the more durable build and longer battery life, the Watch 4 Pro retails for £500 while the Watch 4 retails for £400.
Huawei Watch 4 vs Watch 3 Pro vs Watch 4 Pro Full Specifications
Let’s take a look at the technical specifications of both watches including that of the Watch 3 Pro.
Huawei Watch 4 Full Smartwatch Specifications and Features
Huawei Watch 3 Pro Full Smartwatch Specifications and Features
Huawei Watch 4 Pro Full Smartwatch Specifications and Features
|ABOUT DEVICE||ABOUT DEVICE||ABOUT DEVICE||ABOUT DEVICE|
|Device name||Huawei Watch 4||Huawei Watch 3 Pro||Huawei Watch 4 Pro|
|Device type||Fitness/Classic/Standalone smartwatch||Fitness/Classic/Standalone smartwatch||Fitness/Classic/Standalone smartwatch|
|Release date||June, 2023||June, 2021||June, 2023|
|Predecessor||Huawei Watch 3||Huawei Watch 2||Huawei Watch 3 Pro|
|Successor||—||Huawei Watch 4 pro||—|
|Dimension||46.2 × 46.2 × 10.9 mm||48 x 49.6 x 14 mm||47.6 × 47.6 × 12.9 mm|
|Weight||(excluding straps), 48 grams||(excluding straps), 63 grams||(excluding straps), 64g|
|Case material||Stainless steel||Titanium||Titanium|
|Strap material||Fluoroelastomer||Fluoroelastomer, Leather||Fluoroelastomer, Leather, Composite|
|Bezel material||Stainless steel||Titanium||Titanium|
|Strap size||22 mm||22 mm||22 mm|
|Screen protection||__||Sapphire glass||Sapphire glass|
|Water resistance||Yes, 5ATM||Yes, 5ATM||Yes, 5ATM|
|Swim-proof||Yes, recommended||Yes, recommended||Yes, recommended|
|Display size||1.43 inches||1.43 inches||1.5 inches|
|Display resolution||466 x 466 pixels||466 x 466 pixels||466 x 466 pixels|
|Pixel density||326 ppi||326 ppi||310 PPI|
|Custom watch face||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Input type||1 Physical button, Touchscreen, 1 Rotating crown||1 Physical button, Touchscreen, 1 Rotating crown||1 Physical button, Touchscreen, 1 Rotating crown|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth v5.2||Bluetooth v5.2||Bluetooth v5.2|
|RAM||2GB RAM||2GB RAM||2GB RAM|
|Memory card slot||No||No||No|
|CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY||CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY||CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY||CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY|
|Technology||4G LTE||4G LTE||4G LTE|
|Third-party apps alert||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Reply to Notifications||Android only, Yes, Yes (preset replies)||Android only, Yes, Yes (preset replies)||Android only, Yes, Yes (preset replies)|
|Sensor(s)||Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Compass, ECG sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Gyroscope, Optical heart rate sensor, Skin temperature sensor||Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Gyroscope, Optical heart rate sensor, Skin temperature sensor||Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Compass, ECG sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Gyroscope, Optical heart rate sensor, Skin temperature sensor|
|ACTIVITY TRACKING||ACTIVITY TRACKING||ACTIVITY TRACKING||ACTIVITY TRACKING|
|Heart rate monitoring||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Underwater heart rate tracking||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Battery type||non-removable Lithium-polymer||non-removable Lithium-polymer||non-removable Lithium-polymer|
|Battery life||Heavy usage: Up to 3 days, Typical usage: up to 14 days||Heavy usage: Up to 3 days, Typical usage: Up to 21 days||Heavy usage: Up to 4.5 days, Typical usage: Up to 21 days|
|Charging type||Magnetic charger, Wireless||Magnetic charger, Wireless||Magnetic charger, Wireless|
|Charging time||30min-1hr||1-2 hours||30min-1hr|
|Operating system||Harmony OS 4||Harmony OS||Harmony OS 4|
|Companion app||Huawei Health App||Huawei Health App||Huawei Health App|
|Compatibility||Android 6.0+, iOS 9.0+||Android 6.0+, iOS 9.0+||Android 6.0+, iOS 13.0+|
|Payment system||Yes, Huawei Pay||Yes||Yes, Huawei Pay|
|Voice command||Yes, Celia||Yes, Celia||Yes, Celia|
|Find my phone||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Box content||Charger, Manual, Straps, Huawei Watch 4||Charger, Manual, Straps, Huawei Watch 3 Pro||Charger, Manual, Straps, Huawei Watch 4 Pro|
Huawei Watch 3 Pro vs Watch 4 Pro – What’s New?
Between the Watch 3 Pro and its successor, nothing much has changed, the health tracking features are basically the same. So also is the battery life of up to 21 days and both watches have eSIM for standalone on-wrist calls. However, there are a few additions which I believe makes the Watch 4 Pro a worthy upgrade.
- Huawei Watch 4 Pro has a bigger display than its predecessor
- Huawei Watch 4 Pro is more compact and slimmer than its predecessor
- Huawei Watch 4 Pro has a bigger storage
- Huawei Watch 4 Pro has ECG tracking
- Huawei Watch 4 Pro has a depth sensor
- Huawei Watch 4 Pro now has fast charging
The first obvious difference is the display size. The Watch 4 Pro has a slightly bigger display. While both watches have very colorful OLED displays, the Watch 4 Pro has a 1.5 inches display while its predecessor has a 1.43 inches display. This is despite having a slightly smaller case size.
Another difference between the Watch 4 Pro and the Watch 3 Pro is the frame size. While the Watch 4 Pro comes in a 47.6 mm case size, its predecessor has a 48.6 mm case. Moreover, the Watch 4 Pro is 1.1mm slimmer than the Watch 3 Pro. Meanwhile, there isn’t any significant difference in weight.
While the Watch 3 Pro has a 16GB storage capacity, the Watch 4 Pro has 32GB storage. So you get more storage to add your personal music to the watch which you can listen to offline.
While the Watch 3 Pro has the ability to track your heart rate, blood oxygen, stress and skin temperature, the Watch 4 Pro takes it a bit further with the addition of ECG monitoring. Just like the Galaxy Watch 5 and 6, the Huawei Watch 4 Pro will allow you to take ECG directly from your wrist.
Just like the Watch 3 Pro, the Watch 4 Pro is rated 5ATM which means both watches can survive water pressure up to 50 meters. In other words, is safe to wear any of these in the rain or perhaps to the swimming pool.
In addition, the Watch 4 Pro is equipped with a depth sensor that enables you to track your time underwater. Just like the Apple Watch Ultra 2, Huawei says the Watch 4 Pro supports diving up to 30 meters. And with the depth sensor, it can show your depth and duration underwater.
While the Watch 4 Pro has the same 21 days battery life as its predecessor, it now takes less time to charge – thanks to the fast charging technology.
Going by these additions, it’s clear the Watch 4 Pro is a better watch than its predecessor.
Huawei Watch 3 vs Watch 4 – What’s New?
Just like with the Watch 4 Pro, the Watch 4 also has new additions that makes it a better watch than its predecessor, the Watch 3. Like with the Watch 4 Pro, the Watch 4 has a 1.5 inches display which is bigger than the 1.43 inches of the Watch 3. The Watch 4 Pro is also 1.25 inches slimmer than the Watch 3. Though the case size is the same and the frame material for both watches is stainless steel.
Like the Watch 4 Pro, the Watch 4 also has 32GB which is twice the 16GB of the Watch 3. ECG monitoring and a depth sensor are also present in the Watch 4 but not in the Watch 3.
And while the Watch 4 has the same 14 days battery life as the Watch 3, it also has fast charging technology like the Watch 4 Pro which results in lesser charging duration.
Interestingly, unlike the Watch 3 with only L1 GPS signal capability, the Watch 4 like the Watch 3 Pro and Watch 4 Pro has both L1 and L5 GPS signal capabilities which result in more accurate route mapping even in difficult terrains.
Huawei Watch 4 vs Watch 4 Pro – The Difference
Now that you know the differences between the Watch 4 series and their respective predecessors, let’s take a look at how the Watch 4 differs from the higher-priced Watch 4 Pro.
Aside from the difference in design, battery life and price, the Watch 4 has the same features as the Watch 4 Pro. Both watches have the same 1.5 inches AMOLED powered display. The storage capacity is the same at 32GB. So also are the health tracking features, and both watches are equipped with an eSIM that when activated will allow you to make and receive calls from the watch without connecting to your phone.
So let’s take a look at the differences
- Design – Watch 4 Pro has a more durable build
- Battery Life – Watch 4 Pro goes longer
The very first difference between the Watch 4 and the Watch 4 Pro is the build quality. While the Watch 4 Pro has a titanium frame and a 2D sapphire glass, the Watch 4 has a stainless steel frame and an unspecified 3D screen which I presume is Corning Gorilla Glass.
On the other hand, the Watch 4 is slightly more compact and 2mm slimmer than the Watch 4 Pro. Moreover, it weighs 17 grams less which somewhat makes it more comfortable to wear even though the Watch 4 Pro isn’t too heavy or bulky.
The available strap from Huawei for both watches is also different. The available straps for the Watch 4 Pro include a blue composite strap, brown leather and titanium straps. In contrast, the Watch 4 strap only comes in fluoroelastomer. The interesting thing here is that both watches have interchangeable straps, so you can always decide to change straps with any compatible 22mm strap of your choice.
The available colors also differ, while the Watch 4 comes in only black color, the Watch 4 Pro comes in blue, and grey colors.
Another difference between the Watch 4 and Watch 4 Pro is the battery life. According to Huawei, you can get up to 3 days with the Watch 4 in typical usage. Meanwhile, it’s up to 4.5 days with the Watch 4 Pro. And when the ultra-long battery saver mode is activated, it’s up to 8 days with the Watch 4 and up to 12 days with the Watch 4 Pro.
So clearly, both watches have decent battery life that lets you go multiple days from a single charge, though the Watch 4 Pro goes longer.
As a result of the more premium build and longer battery life, the Watch 4 Pro has a higher price tag. The Watch 4 Pro with leather or the composite strap retails for £500 while the Watch 4 Pro with titanium strap retails at £550. In contrast, the Watch 4 retails for £400.
Watch 4 or Watch 4 Pro? Which should you go for?
Titanium is clearly becoming a standard for premium smartwatches. This is the case with the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro and the Apple Watch Ultra and Ultra 2 – all of which also have sapphire glass. If you prefer a premium build and longer battery life, of course, the Watch 4 Pro is clearly the right choice.
However, if you have a tight budget, the Watch 4 is also a fantastic choice. It has a decent battery life after all and it has the same features as the Watch 4 Pro.