The Galaxy S3 was released few months ago and has gained popularity within a very short period of time. It was reported to hit 10 million sales mark last week.
The device is combined with advanced technology and sleek styling making it one of the most tempting smartphone on the market today. Among its many potential features is the ability to recognize voice commands, which is very similar to the Apple iPhone 4S’s famous Siri function.
The Samsung Galaxy S3′s S-Voice can be used to carry out different commands. The phone wakes up if you simply say “Hi Galaxy”. The feature will be activated and will then “listen” for a voice command. This feature can be used to open any of the native apps on the phone, as well as most Google products, as the phone runs Android.
To open an app, simply say ‘open’ followed by the app. So by saying ‘open browser’ you will open the internet browsing app, and you can then say the URL of the website you wish to visit. If you want to send a new text message, say ‘write message’ and the messaging app will open. You can then dictate the desired text and select the recipient all by using voice, doing away with the traditional means of operating the touchscreen.
The phone uses the most appropriate native app on asking a question. For example, if you ask, “what is the weather like in Manchester?” the Galaxy S3 will open the weather app to answer your question and then display a forecast for that location.
The S-Voice feature is not just a gimmick to show your friends, it has great potential and could be a real time saver in a number of day to day tasks if you take the time to learn how to use it properly. The Samsung Galaxy S3 becomes the first real rival to the likes of Siri on the iPhone 4S, because of the S-Voice feature. Android devices previously have had basic voice command functionality in the past, but this is the most advanced options till date.
The Samsung masterpiece is targeted at being as user friendly as possible, and the S-Voice feature really adds to the experience. It is available in five languages, including English, Spanish, German and Korean so there are millions of potential users who could benefit.
Siri of the iPhone 4S acts like a virtual or personal assistant that is capable of making phone calls, sending text messages and e-mails, getting directions, giving reminders, and more. All you have to do is to talk to Siri without having to touch your handset.
One of the best parts is that, you do not have to memorize the same commands. If you want directions to a specific place, Siri will instantly figure out where you want to go, because it has enough brain to give you the right answer when you need it the most.
Overall the Siri and S-Voice are very similar to each other, but S-Voice has the upper hand because it can be turned on just by giving a voice command, whereas Siri on the iPhone 4S needs to be opened manually.