Samsung S-Voice (image 001)

Apple’s Siri isn’t just known for her witty responses, but also for a few Easter eggs Apple intentionally included in the app. One of the more famous is Siri’s response to the marriage question. When asked “will you marry me?”, Siri responds that “my End User License Agreement does not cover marriage.”

Nokia even accused Apple of recalibrating Siri to name iPhone the best phone rather than its own Lumia 900 handset. And, a law student took an issue with sponsored Siri responses to questions like “what’s the best smartphone/tablet ever?”

Looks like Samsung’s own voice-activated digital assistant, dubbed S Voice, could find itself under similar criticism as bloggers discover some interesting Easter eggs in the software. One of the funnier S Voice responses unsurprisingly covers topics such as Apple’s iPhone and Siri…

As discovered by Android Central, Samsung’s S Voice will happily bash the iPhone by suggesting the Apple smartphone is for people without standards.

When asked “Have you ever used an iPhone?”, S Voice responds:

No, I have standards.

S Voice also happens to think that it’s Siri.

Samsung S Voice (Siri questions)
Screenshot via 9to5Mac.

Challenged with a simple question “Are you Siri?”, S Voice rather surprisingly answers “I think I am, but I’m a little biased.”

Per Android Central, these S Voice responses were observed on the international Galaxy S4. Other Samsung devices or S4 versions may respond differently to those questions. It’s interesting that S Voice stops short of any direct attacks.

Asked “Do you like Apple?”, S Voice will tell you “it has no problems with anyone, but its loyalties lie with Samsung,” writes Android Central.

Of course, Siri sometimes gives amusing responses of her own, too.

For example, asking Siri to “call me an ambulance” results in her acknowledging “From now on, I’ll call you ‘an ambulance’”.

Siri (call me an ambulance)

I take it you’ve already asked Siri about the best smartphone/tablet, no?

S Voice debuted last May on the Galaxy S3 as Samsung’s response to Apple’s Siri, which launched as an iPhone 4S exclusive in October 2011. Like Siri, S Voice can also set alarms, make phone calls, read your messages and perform a few other core phone functions besides answering questions.

Siri new response to best smartphone ever questionSiri best phone

You may also want to check out this little video showdown between Siri and S-Voice.

Apple last summer leveraged its many Siri patents in order to impose a U.S. sales ban on the Galaxy S3. In March 2013, Reuters reported that Judge Lucy Koh gave Apple permission to move forward with a third U.S. lawsuit against Samsung that that includes search technology in Apple’s Siri voice assistant.

  • Ian

    Siri is by far better! 😀

    • Hands down. Tried S-voice on a customer’s phone, and it is horrendous.

    • Gorgonphone

      siri is best for controlling the iphone… but she is slow with searches..

    • Altaykai Yamada

      Google Now makes Siri look like a big joke.

      • GNow is better for searches.. Try to send a message with Google Now. Or tweet something.. Oh boy, you can’t

      • Lol google now is nothing compared to siri ? It just makes a google search for the info and serves some other purposes besides we have it on ios too

    • No

      Siri may be better than S Voice, but it is no where near as good as Google Now.

  • KyRuMo

    I use Google Now, Siri’s takes to long with responses

    • Aaron de Silva

      I agree with you but sadly I like the voice, and how smooth Siri is compared to S Voice.

    • Well your internet connection sucks
      I done tests they are par on stuff like setting the alarm and stuff
      And about fetching info thats competition both are identically fast btw siri gives you more info in a better more appealing way

      • Gorgonphone

        no! siri is slow as hell

      • No

        No, his internet doesn’t suck. I have 50GB download and around 10GB upload, which is far well enough for Siri, and it is still slow. You should stop commenting on this website, you are an obvious fanboy.

      • Siri can handle replies with 2 secs with a 1 mbps download so shutup

      • maurid

        Well that’s just not true.

  • jilex

    got a SGS3, but i rather use google now, i don’t like the S Voice, it still has a long loooonngg way ahead

  • Google now doesnt do enough though, if you say play music it googles play music. Not sure how anyone can say its the best. If u say open an app it googles it. It doesnt do anything like s voice or siri.

    • Gorgonphone

      all those talking assistants have big holes in them… too bad we will never get a perfect one that does it all…

      • Howard Rucker

        Hal disagrees with you.

  • Adam Bowman

    I suspect that the S Voice phone thinks it is being asked “Are you serious?” — not “are you Siri.”

    While Siri is able to access features of my phone for me, I find google now soooo much more responsive and accurate. When I want Siri to understand what I’m saying, I have to speak like I’m talking to a baby. Google now, on the other hand, just gets me. And my words come up on the screen AS I speak them

    • Gorgonphone

      yes googles voice search is more responsive and faster than siri… it even sounds better than siri..

    • Max

      S voice replies the same if you ask if it’s better than Siri, so I think it’s down to coding and it taking the few words and adding a few

  • Gorgonphone

    I have sent samsung and android to hell about 20 times why are they still talking?

    • Altaykai Yamada

      What if THEY send you to hell, what will your response be then? Farthead.

  • Goku63

    No S, you don’t have a HIGH-standard, you have a MED-standard, don’t forget it

  • Dan

    I have a Note 2 but I never use S-Voice, I prefer to use Google Now. Android has a lot of strengts imo, but S Voice is not one of them.

  • I must be the only person that likes S Voice Google Now is useful for searches but S Voice on my GNote 2 is better at handling device oriented inquiries, just like Siri on my iPad Mini/ iPad 4.

  • “a third U.S. lawsuit against Samsung that that includes search”

    double “that”!

    and as far as the subject is concerned, I’m waiting to see Siri’s responds to my own language questions.

  • Lowell_Man

    I asked Sammy (I call S Voice Sammy): Are you Siri?

    Response: You already know I’m not.

    Then I asked: Are you serious?

    Response: Dead serious.

  • michael

    Samsung still has better hardware. S3 has better hardware than the iPhone 5! LOL.

  • Atlanta Owner

    Each has their own strengths and weaknesses. Google’s voice assist excels at finding specific information or doing calculations. You can ask it for a city population, to convert a measurement to metric, look up a topic, etc., and it’s top on that list. But trying to do things like set an alarm is sluggish, and if you ask “How many alarms do I have?”, it has no idea what you’re asking, whereas Siri will show you a list of all alarms, and allow you to tell it to cancel them. Haven’t tried it on S-voice, and Window’s version isn’t even worthy of a comparison on any of them.

    Based on having used a variety of phones for home and work, I say Google is much better if you have a greater need for information. Siri is a better pick if you need something that’s better at giving you reminders, making notes, etc. S-voice would be based on what others are saying, a slightly dumbed-down version of Siri.

  • Eddie

    “Luckily I don’t have a mouth” <- That's the answer from Galaxy

    you should find for the question. Galaxy 4

  • HoneyBee

    I have the Note 3 &+ S – voice is awesome. Ask Galaxy “How much wood would a wood chuck chuck?” I added a few screen shots as well 🙂

  • Nark

    S Voice is better at scheduling!

  • daisy

    If you have great internet connection, S voice is better. Siri is just too eh, And s voice is more ah

  • Phred

    I have an iPhone and a Galaxy Note. Damn voice crap on GN was so bad that it was the sole reason that I rooted the phone. I had to. It kept popping up all by itself, at random.

    I seldom us Siri. I didabled her onn my iPad, and iPhone. Every since being tramatized by the GN, I avoid things that talk.