Review: Siri versus Google Voice Search versus S Voice
Will Apple's Siri triumph over its Android counterparts, despite being the oldest of the three virtual assistants?
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Siri is well known for its often quirky answers, and when met with this question, it didn't disappoint, giving us a witty response that had us chuckling.Skip to next paragraph
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S Voice completed in: 4.7 seconds
Like Siri, S Voice offered a charming answer to our existential conundrum. Unfortunately, it took a hit for taking much longer than the competition to formulate a reply.
Google Voice Search completed in: 2.8 seconds
Google's Voice Search didn't offer a response to this question, and instead performed a web search.
Winner: Siri. Although Siri and S Voice provided witty responses, the fact that S Voice took so long to reply to our question means that Siri takes this round.
Question 6: "What does poison ivy look like?"
Siri completed in: 4.56 seconds
Apple's voice-activated assistant gave us the best answer to this question, providing us with an image of the pesky plant courtesy of WolframAlpha.
S Voice completed in: 4.64 seconds
S Voice was unable to give us a direct answer to this question, and instead offered to perform a web search for poison ivy.
Google Voice Search completed in: 2.94 seconds
Like S Voice, Google's Voice Search turned in a poor performance in this round, relying on a web search to give us our answer.
Winner: Siri. Not only was Siri the only virtual assistant to answer our question, but it did so by displaying an image of the poison ivy in the app window.
Question 7: "Get directions to Yankee Stadium."
Siri completed in: 3.1 seconds
After asking our question, Siri gave us several locations for Yankee Stadium. Once we selected the correct one, the app gave us two route options, the estimated travel time and distance from our current location.
S Voice completed in: 5.1 seconds
S Voice gave us the option to choose from a series of locations related to Yankee Stadium. After choosing the correct one, the app defaulted to Google Navigation and gave us a street level view of our course, the estimated travel time and a large window with turn-by-turn directions.
Google Voice Search completed in: 2.3 seconds
Like Siri, Voice Search asked which Yankee Stadium related location we were looking for. When we chose the actual stadium, we were instantly given directions to the stadium, an estimated travel time, the distance from our location and an overhead view of our course with navigation markers.
Winner: Google Voice Search. Coming it at 2.3 seconds, Google's Voice Search was the fastest voice assistant to answer our question. Siri took a full second longer to finish the same task and did not include navigation markers.
Question 8: "Schedule an appointment with John."
Siri completed in: 5.15 seconds
We asked Siri to schedule an appointment with our friend John at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday July 14. And although it took a few seconds, Apple's voice assistant was able to accurately schedule our appointment.
S Voice completed in: 7.81 seconds
When we asked S Voice to schedule an appointment for us, it automatically created a draft event and asked us to confirm it before adding it to our calendar.
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