I’ve been kindly loaned a Galaxy S4 phone (as I’m sure you know by now), and over the past 7 days I’ve been comparing a couple of specific features of the two devices. I compared Siri with S-Voice and also gave the cameras a thorough workout. Now it’s time for the full comparison, and with news that Samsung is on track to sell 10 million S4 units in four weeks, the term ‘iPhone killer’ could finally come in to play without sounding ridiculous.
To save you from having to check over four different articles to get the complete picture, I’ve included both parts of the comparison video, the Siri vs. S-Voice video and embedded a gallery of all the photos I uploaded for the camera comparison.
Video Comparison – Part 1
Video Comparison – Part 2
S-Voice vs. Siri
S-Voice and Siri were fairly evenly matched when it came to delivering accurate results. Since a lot of the information needed either came from a default app or Wolfram Alpha, that makes complete sense. However, I did prefer that the iPhone had a much better in-app experience, as Samsung’s S-Voice regularly sends you out of the UI to a different app.
Camera Shootout Gallery
The two phone cameras were great, both gave different responses to all scenarios. The Samsung’s final image in often cases was more vivid and colorful, a trait which makes it ideal for snapping summer shots, capturing green plants, grass and blue skies. The iPhone has a much more subtle finish, with a more even tone. Browns, shadows and depth were its forté. Full camera comparison here.
Big thanks to Phones 4u/Dialaphone for lending us the Galaxy S4 to try.