Apple’s Siri has been lauded as one of the best voice-enabled personal assistants available. Although Siri is quite good, it is not perfect and does make mistakes. And now, Siri has a worthy contender in the form of S Voice, the voice assistant that Samsung unveiled to be a part of Samsung Galaxy S III. Galaxy S III will soon be in the hands of the consumers and S Voice will be pitted against Siri. Here’s a fairly accurate comparison of the two.
The Verge carried out the comparison by placing the two handsets next to each other, connecting them over the same network and then testing them for the same queries.
According to the results, Siri was nearly always able to return the answer faster than S Voice. However, one problem with both Siri and S Voice is that the speaker, giving the query, has to speak very carefully and clearly or else both software misunderstand the word and interpret it differently, returning pretty funny answers at times.
Siri is more vocal than S Voice and tends to rely often on delivering audio answers. S Voice, on the other hand, rushes off to the search for nearly every other query. However, in terms of search, S Voice has an advantage over Siri in that S Voice is able to handle locational queries lot better. Siri, when searching for results, tends to return them from a certain region, usually the region where the user is located. S Voice, on the other hand, is able to handle queries unrelated to the local region better.
Finally, while both voice-based assistants performs impressively in recognizing voice, they still need a lot of improvements to better understand natural speech. While Siri is polished and quicker, S Voice is better with search, though often quieter of the two. Watch the video posted below to have a glimpse.
Source: The Verge