The iPhone’s voice transcription is a joke


There are many things that make a phone great, but all of this boils down to personal preference. For the budget shopper, price is obviously the main factor, and for the shutterbug, the camera is of the utmost importance. For those who like taking down voice notes and making dictations, then it seems that Android is the clear winner here.

This is thanks to a video uploaded onto Twitter by user James Cham, in which he puts the iPhone up against the Google Pixel 3 to see which device (and subsequently which platform) is better at live transcriptions.

Spoiler alert: the Pixel 3 wins hands down.

In the video, you can see how the iPhone seems to struggle with recognizing the words spoken by Cham. There also seems to be a noticeable lag as the iPhone is trying to process the voice input, while the Pixel 3 just breezes by effortlessly. By the end, the Pixel 3 has managed to complete the transcription in its entirety a whole six seconds ahead of the iPhone.

Now, it is no secret that Apple’s Siri digital assistant is a bit lacking when compared to the competition, and this video basically enforces that. We have heard rumors that Apple is working on improving Siri’s capabilities, but for now, it looks like Android is the clear winner here. So if live and accurate transcriptions are your kind of jam, then definitely consider making the switch to Android, if you haven’t done so already.

Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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