This is the age of Artificial Intelligence or AI. Apple had introduced the concept of a personal artificial assistant on the smartphone on their iphone way back in October 2011. The artificial assistant was called Siri. Since then, Siri has enjoyed a largely empty field till Google Assistant came into the picture as late as May, 2016. People now have a choice: between the Android based Google Assistant and the iOS based Siri. Which is the better smartphone assistant and good value for money? Let’s find out!
Before digging into the software attributes and user experience, a quick look at the vital stats is necessary. Google Assistant or GA takes 1.6 seconds to start up while Siri takes a shade longer at 1.8 seconds. The response time of the assistants is however the inverse of this equation. The response time of Siri is better at 2.5 seconds compared to GA clocking 2.7 seconds. So, you can conclude that it is just a bit of here and there for the two assistants in the physical attributes. Now let’s turn to their performance metrics.
The memory aspect comes first on the comparison chart. GA has a better memory power than Siri. It can recall more information and data that its iOS counterpart. This advantage over Siri is squandered when it comes to integrating apps on the platform. Here GA does not score higher than Siri. Siri is better at integrating apps. Now, we look into their user friendliness. Fortunately for Android users, GA is more user friendly. It may be because more people use Android than iOS globally. So Google has kept it as simple as possible.
In the department of features, the honors are shared by the two smartphone assistants. Siri is better at finding friends and social media activity. Similarly, GA is more useful in obtaining search results, playing games and other online activity. You cannot have a winner in the features department. However, if you consider all the factors, Google Assistant pips Siri as the better smartphone assistant, mainly due to its superior ability to recall and provide information asked by users.