ok the servo is just a normal hobby servo where you can control the position over an 180 degree range.
The smart servo has it’s own processor on the servo that controls the motor and sensors on the motor. Your main board doesn’t control the smart servo but rather communicates with the processor on the smart servo and tells it what it wants the smart servo to do then the processor carries it out.
The smart servo is capable of much more than a hobby servo. The smart servo and turn any degrees including multiply full rotations. The smart servo you can control the speed at which it turns. The smart servo can provide feed back like what’s it’s current position and speed as well as temp and current loading (how much the motor is bogging down).
The smart servo’s are also chain able. For a hobby servo you need a sperate cable for each servo but the smart servos just chain together all on the 1 cable going from 1 servo to the next.
The smart servo’s also have a lot of torque compared to a hobby servo.