We highlighted in a previous article that Samsung Galaxy S III has come with its own version of personal assistant that resembles quite well to Siri.
If you were to take a closer look at both Assistants, you would see that even though Samsung comes with unique features, it even has the same interface as the iPhone’s 4S version of assistant. Just like Siri, S Voice is able of composing text messages, provide accurate weather info, creating appointments and checking for interesting restaurants. S Voice can check your Gmail account or highlight a road with turn-to-turn navigation and Siri is expected to have these features in iOS 6.
For testing their capabilities and seeing which of the two is quicker in answers, we provided a video with both smartphones confronted.
“What’s the forecast for tomorrow?”
Siri: 3.61 seconds – Although Siri does not offer a catchy graphic design of the weather; it shows the highs and lows for each day of the week unlike S Voice that shows only the predictions for the current day. S Voice completed its task in 3.77 seconds, offering a more detailed design.
Scheduling an Appointment
Siri completes its task is 8.80 sec while S Voice in 5.13 seconds. Both assistants ask the user to confirm their appointment after showing date, time of the meeting and name of your friend. A features that S Voice lacks is the impossibility of saying the name of the person invited out loud.
Getting Directions comes with advantages for Samsung’s assistant. S Voice completed the demand in 8.03 sec and Siri in 11.83 sec. Both parts offer the Google Map application but S Voice connects the smartphone to Google Navigation for audible turn-to-turn navigation. This feature in expected to arrive this fall with the new operating system iOS 6.
Each voice has special features that the other is not capable of executing. For example, Siri has the ability to tell jokes or create reminders that ties in with your location. For example, you can tell your iPhone 4S to “Remind me to get milk when I get home”.
S Voice, on the other hand, can tweet something new, updates or cancel the tweet.