Siri vs Google Assistant vs Bixby
Bixby Voice just hit the market and people have already started the hate train. As much as we would also like to take a ride on that train, we at Beebom try to keep our heads cool whenever we are testing out a new product. It’s easy to hate on anything new, but every product, even the bad ones do have some redeeming qualities. Samsung might have failed with their own digital assistant in the past (S-Voice), but that in itself does not guarantee the end of the road for Samsung in this product category. So, before our prejudices make us disable the Bixby voice assistant forever, let us take it to a battle, with the best voice assistants of today. Who knows, you might probably be surprised with the results. So, let’s put Bixby through its paces and find out which one comes out at the top. It’s Bixby vs Google Assistant vs Siri, let’s see which one takes the crown.
Google Assistant accuracy rate is 90.6% and Siri has 62 % .
|Trigger||Voice trigger “OK Google” or long press on the Home button||Voice trigger “Hey Siri” or long press on Home button||Dedicated Bixby button and voice trigger|
|Separate section to display information and results||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Displays contextual information||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Works with||Voice, typed queries||Voice, Edited queries||Voice, typed queries and vision|
|Default Assistant||Google Assistant||Siri||Bixby|
|Natural language processing||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Supported devices||Android devices and Google Home||All devices running iOS, macOS and tvOS||Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+|
|What does it connect to?||Google apps, third party apps for home automation or supported IoT enabled devices||Data stored in your iPhone, home automation or supported IoT devices||Data on phone, third party apps, IoT enabled appliances from Samsung|
|Understands…||Different accents||Has trouble||Not known|
|Third party app support||Yes||Yes||Yes|
‘OK Google’ and ‘Hey Siri’ are terms that consumers are probably quite familiar with, but Samsung’s Bixby views these as an unnecessary step. Opting for a dedicated button immediately makes Bixby feel quite different to use.
Bixby vs Google Assistant vs Siri: And The Winner Is?
It was a tough fight, and for the first time, Google Assistant is not the clear winner here. Bixby beats both Siri and Google Assistant when it comes to controlling your smartphone. There’s no action that Bixby cannot perform. However, when it comes to usual queries, Bixby bites the dust. Both Google Assistant and Siri did great here. But, when the time came for the real test (contextual awareness), only Google Assistant could stand tall. Siri has improved a little, still, Google Assistant is the one to beat here.
Google Assistant’ s personality is also richer than the other two. To sum up, if you want to control your device, Bixby is the way to go. However, if you want to extract information from the web, Google Assistant is still the king. Siri shines here and there but still needs a lot of improvement. In an ideal world, the best assistant will have the combined power of Bixby and Google Assistant. Until then, your favourite assistant depends on your usage. For me, it’s still Google Assistant, but it is impressive to see Bixby (which was declared dead on arrival) doing so well in our test.