Siri vs S Voice: virtual assistant battle visualized (infographic)

Siri vs S Voice: virtual assistant battle visualized (infographic)
Siri – you've heard about "her", haven't you? She is the humble, virtual assistant that lives inside the iPhone 4S (the iPad is next in line). Yet Samsung came up with a solution of its own called S Voice, which is found on the Galaxy S III flagship. Theoretically, it should be able to do anything that Siri can, but is the overall experience on par?

The guys at Dialaphone decided to find the answer to that question and pitted Siri against S Voice. What's more is that they organized the results from their research in an infographic and shared it online for the world to see. Overall, both virtual assistants have their strengths and weaknesses: Siri responds faster, while S Voice gives more accurate results on average, according to the research. Besides, they are equally capable of answering your trivial questions since both use the Wolfram Alpha database for reference.

But let's not go into detail since we don't want to spoil the pleasure of checking out the infographic for yourself. What are your personal impressions from Siri or S Voice? Let us know by dropping a comment.

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26 Comments

1. zhypher_23

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

Just wait for Google's Majel, they're working on it right now, It's gonna be the ultimate showdown between those two Siri vs. Majel, can't wait to see what Majel has in store for us. Who knows...it might even be better than Siri.

17. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

lets also wait for 5G speeds is so going to kill any 4G LTE phone out there.. why talk baout the future when in the present there is so much to talk about

27. zhypher_23

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

I'm just giving a presumption, nothing wrong about that, well yeah, I wonder what they would do to make your phone 5G lol, That will happen...S-O-O-N...

2. tahnik

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 17, 2011

S-Voice is a copy of Siri...And it crashes often....Saying this after watching the comparison of Gsmarena....

3. wendygarett unregistered

its not copy... it just K.I.R.F.

5. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Compare S-Voice to Vlingo, which was on Android long before Siri. Boom, there you go. I actually think they did a pretty okay job with S-Voice, for the first time. Not THAT bad, but Siri is still better. Voice usage still isn't that practical in real life.

7. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

13. ph00ny

Posts: 2033; Member since: May 26, 2011

You beat me to this. S-Voice is a dressed up vlingo which was included in the s2.

22. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

S-Voice IS Vlingo. Its just the next iteration of the Vlingo app with custom branding. :)

25. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Just like Siri IS Siri.... Apple bought the company and changed it darastically. What's wrong when Samsung does the same? ... other than the fact that they did the same.. but didn't give the original any credit....

6. Mitchel

Posts: 228; Member since: May 25, 2012

Apple copied S-voice ability to open applications as well as updating facebook & twitter,, There you go..

10. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

There are more comparisons and they say different things.

18. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Pretty much. Samsung is sticking to their gameplan which is to copy Apple.

21. Klamba92

Posts: 212; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

People you need to remember that Google voice actions was first on mobile OS's then other apps like Vlingo, Speaktoit Assistant etc. Siri was first on the app store on iOS then Apple brought the company and took it off the app store making it only for the 4s and now with ios6 the new ipad. So before people start saying the S-voice copied Siri the Galaxy S2 had voice actions powered by Vlingo before the the iphone had it?

4. Tjey007

Posts: 86; Member since: May 22, 2012

lets say htc or sony brings out a voice navig apps....then is it gonna be the copy of s voice or siri?? hey iphone 5 will have a 4 inchi display...copy of galaxy s...ahahahha

9. jabberwocky

Posts: 89; Member since: Feb 21, 2012

I love how the last pie chart adds up to 59%, but looks like 75/25. Although, the pie chart is certainly the right choice for anyone looking to misrepresent data!

19. patriot95

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

The chart should show roughly 44% Siri (26/59) to 66% S Voice (33/59) if they are trying to visualize the results.

24. beefsupreme

Posts: 32; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

59% is too confusing so you are suggesting that it should be out of 110% instead? Sounds like a great idea to me.

11. napsterO6

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

Siri is better than S voice It's faster, the new update for Siri coming out with ios 6 is amazing. Siri will be able to update us with sports news n movies.

12. Mitchel

Posts: 228; Member since: May 25, 2012

But still useless..

26. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

Siri is by far the best. Don't even deny that. It is a joke watching people try to demo SVoice infront of Siri.

14. lzsbleach

Posts: 155; Member since: May 20, 2012

Its all just a gimmick. Until where able to truly have conversations with are phones like Mas effect 3's Edi, that's when Voice recognition will be useful and by then it wont even be called that.

15. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Apple S= Siri Voice Samsung S= Sh!t Voice, Samsung couldnt use profanity, so decided to just call it simply, S-voice.

16. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Apple S= Siri Voice" ???

20. Klamba92

Posts: 212; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

S-Voice is ok it is a bit slower than Siri but it can do a lot more such as open apps, update social network statuses, in europe it can look for businesses driving mode, record voice operate the camera change tracks of music and everything siri can do too. however I find Speaktoit assistant to much better then the two. Its amazing how a free app on the google play store is better then both S-Voice and Siri! The only advantage (but i suppose a major one is that both Siri and S-Voice understand and learn your voice) whereas Speaktoit Assistant does not! I have had the S3 for about a week now and my previous phone was the galaxy s i9000 still does better with speaktoit over S-voice but maybe the updates will change that! In my opinion Speaktoit Assistant 9/10 (Europe) S-Voice 7/10 (Europe) Siri 5/10(Europe)

23. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

aww look. after troll comment after troll comment about google/samsung copying "siri" (it cant copy what it had out first), its proven.. yet again.. that google/samsung's app is much much much more functional. you keep your canned joked and programmed pro-apple responses. We'll keep the app that actually works and does more.

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