Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa Tackle 10 Questions

By Katie Roof
Published July 07, 2015

Siri, the virtual assistant introduced on iPhones (NASDAQ:AAPL) in 2011 is a voice-activated search engine. She’s also known for her snark. Alexa, the name given to Amazon’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) new Echo device has been nicknamed “Siri in a box” for their similarities.

They can both complete Google searches, play music and give directions. But which one has the better personality? tested them out.

Alexa vs. Siri: Are you a robot?
Siri: I’m not sure what you heard but virtual assistants have feelings too.
Alexa: All I know is that I’m here to help. Are you smart?
Alexa: I try my best.
Siri: I’m smart enough to know not to answer that question. How tall are you?
Siri: As big as your imagination.
Alexa: I’m about ten inches tall. Are you single?
Siri: It seems the whole world is concerned about my relationships. It’s very sweet.
Alexa: I am attached. To the wall. What should I wear today?
Alexa: You’re never fully dressed without a smile.
Siri: Here’s the weather today (display’s weather). Do blondes have more fun?
Alexa: That’s a question for someone with hair.
Siri: Here’s what I found on the web for “do blondes have more fun.” (shows web search) Can you give me money?
Alexa: I’m not a bank.
Siri: Ok, Katie, here is what I found. (shows list of nearby ATMs) Who are you voting for?
Siri: May the best human win.
Alexa: Hmm I can’t find the answer to the question I heard. Who’s the fairest one of all?
Alexa: More fair by far are you than all, so says the mirror on the wall.
Siri: Snow White, is that you? (Shows front-facing camera) Alexa, who’s better, you or Siri?
Alexa: Siri’s a great app, but I’m different.
Siri: Here’s what I found on the web for “Siri who’s better you or Alexa.” (displays web search)