Siri and S-Voice compared on video

I came across one of The Verge’s videos earlier today, and though I should bring it to your attention. A comparison was shot, to see which voice activated assistant worked best: Siri or the Samsung Galaxy SIII’s S-Voice. In the 6 minute video above, you’ll see the two phones being asked the same questions. In short: both are far from perfect. The Samsung assistant keeps up with Siri when it comes to setting alarms, appointments and reminders. Both sometimes struggle in regards to detecting what was said correctly.

Although our future is heading in the direction of voice control, it’s far from a finished product. I for one, am looking forward to seeing whether Siri gets an update at WWDC 2012 in June, and finally grows out of the beta stage.

Via: The Verge

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  • KyleFrost

    Was watching this video earlier, thought it was hilarious how slow S Voice seems. 

  • pdahlke940

    Its funny! Siri is 200 times better!!!!

  • Tuliomesa82

    lol it sucks that thir both still in beta testing, the only problem with voice commands is that people have different accents and it will never be close to perfect

  • Tonybabo

    I think it was very apparent in the video that Siri was faster!!! Why for most of video was the voice not even coming through on the galaxy? I’m suprised Siri was faster, and had more answers. Doesn’t the galaxy have a quad core? Shouldn’t the more powerful machine be quicker to respond? It’s funny that when apple put Siri in 4S all the android people were saying how it’s not a big deal there phone has voice recognition for awhile!!!! Now 6 months later and those android machines are once again following apples lead!!! People can tell me all they want about bigger screens, quad cores, this or that about Android but the same things still remain the same. Apple seems to get more out of there machines then others maybe by not rushing things to market in order to say they have it and finally, Once again Apple has changed the way a feature is used and others rush to follow. These companies would call that innovation apple calls it just another day at work. When Apple “Innovate” they create something New in the market and new to the world not just another feature they can say there competition doesn’t.

  • boundtobeafraid

     @Tonybabo I think it has to do with data speeds rather than the processor.

  • BillThomas

    and i been saying it for over a year…..Android is just a cheap knock off of iOS 

  • DMan1993

     @Tonybabo While I will agree that Siri was faster, I wouldn’t go overboard and say that Android is a cheap knock off of iOS. Before anyone calls me an Android troll, I’ll just say that I started with iOS and stayed with them for three full years before using an Android device. And to also remove more bias, I will go ahead and say that iOS HAS had a huge influence on the majority of the things Android has done for the past few years. Now setting that aside, I will point out some of the mistakes that you made in your post. First, your questions asking how the quad core processor should account for making it quicker to respond. Siri and S Voice are all server based so that all comes down to data speeds. It doesn’t look like they’re on the same network so it’s unreasonable to judge the quad core speeds with this program alone. Next you say that say that apple seems to get more out of their machines by not rushing them to the market. While I will agree that Android releases too many phones a year, it also shows a growth in the ever changing smartphone technologies, which brings me to your next point, Apples “Innovation”. This is something I laugh at a lot considered Apples recent patent shenanigans. The majority of their patents come from things that they never “originally” created in the first place. The only props I give to Apple for innovation is their media integration, organized app store, variety of unique apps, and capacitive multitouch technology (only for making it mainstream). Android’s biggest innovation would be its open source software and while it arguably fragments their devices, it offers more choice and customization, which is something I couldn’t even get with a JAILBROKEN iPod. Also if you look at Apple’s recent history, what have you noticed were it’s biggest changes? Notification bar, 8MP camera at 1080p, LTE on it’s tablets, higher resolution screens, notification widgets, multi-core processing? Right they’re all things Apple has innovated right? Now my main point isn’t to say that iOS is a direct rip off of Android nor is it to say that Android is a direct rip off of iOS, I say that they at least give you choices on the number of different smartphones you can choose from. While I may favor Android over iOS, I believe both have good qualities that shouldn’t be called blatant rip offs of each other. They both influence each other and because of that, both account for the largest smartphone market share.

  • User123456789

     @Tonybabo Actually, if you noticed both status bars, the iPhone is using WIFI while the S3 in on Data.

  • Tonybabo

    @DMan1993 I’ll take your answer about siri speed based on network. I was more asking why it was slower not trying to say that was the ultimate test. I’m from the opposite side of the spectrum as you I was once only android Then after being tired of phones that always had major problems I switched. Let me say this I’m glad there is Android out there competing well I’m not going to buy something just cause its apple. Although at this point I’ll only buy apple it’s because of so many dissapointments from computers to phones. It just has fallen that way last few years. Now I can’t agree with you when it comes to real innovation. If you look at products like iPod, iPhone, iPad, Mac just in terms of products they 150% changed the way we use things. If the iPhone didn’t come out there is no gurantee that android exsists

  • Tonybabo

    I hit post by accident sorry. If you look at android being open its only because it was a way to compete and offer something better. I think that clearly is the best part of android. Some may disagree. I don’t look at features like the examples you gave and see that as innovating. Yes it’s innovating something that already is out there but it’s not changing or revolutionizing the product. Apple does that and I think people get spoiled and expect it every year. The debate will go on but lets see who is going to really change things next. With jobs gone its possible apple will not be the apple people expect. The thing for me and my bottom line since switching to apple I have zero problems with products!!! I can’t say that before. I’m glad there is both iOS and android it beneficial to all of us the consumer!! So to the both of them keep bringing it!!

  • Tonybabo

    @boundtobeafraid Thats fair. I think you are probably right.

  • Tonybabo

    @User123456789 I think then it’s fair to say it is about the network.

  • dillybar

     @BillThomas wrong

  • dillybar

     @DMan1993 well said

  • dillybar

     @Tonybabo  @User123456789 You just want to hate on Android, dont try to walk back your comments now.

  • dillybar

     @Tonybabo Please get off the apple doink, you’re pathetic

  • Tonybabo

    @dillybar I’m just honest!! The truth is the truth. I don’t like android phones compared to Apple right now. This is true. Why? Because no matter what you say apple phones are a better product from tge hardware to the software. Most you android users have a lot of smartphone envy!!!!

  • Tonybabo

    @dillybar @User123456789 I hate on android because based on my experiences using them they are horrible compared to iPhone.

  • Tonybabo

    @BillThomas I agree

  • Tonybabo

    Also android fans always talk about how you have this feature or that but android phones have to have a lot of features they only release a new phone every few weeks!! They better add new features. You have 100′s of phones all competing with one phone a year. The funny thing is that one phone still is the top phone. It truly is quantity vs quality

  • BillThomas

    @Tonybabo i agree 100% like i said before android is a knock off of iOS and i base this off of the android phone i had…i look at android now and it maked me think of microsoft windows

  • Tonybabo

    @BillThomas I’m with you. If you really think about it apple has one phone a year, yet android phones come out every few weeks. People say android has all these other features then iPhone but if you think about it, it really has too. How else can they distinguish there own phones? It takes hundreds of phones to allow android to compete with apple. It’s quality vs quantity I guess.

  • crazcris3

    i love how both the phones set the timer to 1 min and his reaction x)

  • TheOneandOnlyAnonymouse

    Put the iPhone on 3G like it supposed to be, not wifi. and test it then. C’Mon. Dont try to cheat at something as basic as this. Is it really necessary? Are fanboys so scared that Apple may lose if put to a true test?