SwiftKey vs Samsung Keyboard – Which One is the Choice (2020)?

SwiftKey vs Samsung Keyboard
SwiftKey vs Samsung Keyboard

Google Play Store is full of apps. From the keyboard to the customisation apps, there is an app for every user. One app in the ocean is SwiftKey. Owned by Microsoft, it has over 500 million downloads. Samsung Keyboard, on the other hand, is specially designed for Galaxy devices. It is the built-in keyboard app on all of the Galaxy phones. How do both differ, and which one is for you? In this comparison, we are going to explore the SwiftKey vs Samsung Keyboard.



Table of contents

Interface

Interface - SwiftKey and Samsung Keyboard
Interface – SwiftKey and Samsung Keyboard

SwiftKey offers two rows on the top. The top row is for changing the settings, accessing the clipboard, calendar, translation, and more, whereas the second row is the suggestions row. You can hide the top row by tapping on the button on the left of the second row.

Samsung Keyboard, on the contrary, comes with one row, which does both the things. It shows you the keyboard options, including emojis, voice, GIF, settings, and when you type, the row suggests the words. You can switch between the two anytime by tapping on the button on the left of the row.

Review: The round is opinion-based. Score: Tie.

Themes

Themes - SwiftKey vs Samsung Keyboard
Themes – SwiftKey vs Samsung Keyboard

SwiftKey offers to change the keyboard theme. The app comes with over 300 themes for iOS and Android. Some are popular, and some give a different look to the keyboard. You can create a custom theme, in which you can add a background image, add or remove the number line, and enable or disable the button borders. On the contrary, Samsung Keyboard does not offer themes, but it comes with a few high contrast themes. High contrast themes come with very strong colours to help you see and type even in the direct sunlight.

Review: SwiftKey is the winner. Score: SwiftKey: 1 | Samsung Keyboard: 0.



Word prediction

For the next three rounds, I’m going to delete the personal and self-learned dictionary. SwiftKey remembers words when you type the same words or sentence a couple of times. The second time, when you type, you don’t see the suggestions, while the third time you see a couple and then if you continue, you see all the same words. Generally, SwiftKey is good, and it also uses your location to show the suggestions.

Samsung Keyboard most likely suggests the recently used words. One thing it does not do very well is, it sometimes suggests the same word again and again. The keyboard does not use location, but like SwiftKey, it uses AI to predict the next possible word.

Review: This round is a tie. Score: SwiftKey: 1 | Samsung Keyboard: 0.


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Auto-correction

In this test, we will type the same sentence in both with one mistake in each keyword. Before we move, let me clear one thing that I do not favour any. I will perform the tests honestly. The sentence we will be typing is:

The reason I need a good keyboard app is that I want to be productive and accurate.

Here is what SwiftKey typed:

The reason I nerd a good keyboard aoo is that I want to be productive and accurate.

Here is what Samsung Keyboard types:

The reason I need a good keyboard app is that I want to be productive and accurate.

By looking at the results, I must type that Samsung Keyboard is better than SwiftKey regarding auto-correction.

Review: Samsung Keyboard gets this round. Score: SwiftKey: 1 | Samsung Keyboard: 1.

Flow typing

Same as auto-correction, we will test flow typing. Let’s see the sentence we are going to type:

I don’t want to go overseas to study. The education they provide here is better. Please don’t send me these kinds of offers.

The good news is, this time, both typed the correct sentence. Although, in some cases, one might perform better than the other.

Review: Tie. Score: SwiftKey: 1 | Samsung Keyboard: 1.

Languages

SwiftKey supports over 500 languages with multiple input types for many languages. You can also type in five languages at the same time. To move from one language to another, hold on the space bar and choose the language. Samsung Keyboard, on the other hand, supports 87 languages (manually counted), and it supports multiple input modes. The input modes are fewer than SwiftKey as for English (US, UK, and AU); it only supports Qwerty and 3×4 modes.

Review: SwiftKey is the winner. Score: SwiftKey: 2 | Samsung Keyboard: 1.



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Translation

Translation in SwiftKey Keyboard
Translation in SwiftKey Keyboard

SwiftKey Keyboard comes with the translation feature. The app uses Bing Translate to translate the text in over 70 languages. You can also install the Microsoft Translator to translate the text offline. The way the app works is, you type in the chosen language and the app types in the target language.

Review: Additional feature. Score: SwiftKey: 2 | Samsung Keyboard: 1.

Role of the internet

SwiftKey benefits from this round as Samsung Keyboard does not offer to browse the internet. The app supports both Google and Bing search engines. When you search for something, a new window pops-up with search results. Unlike Gboard, SwiftKey allows searching for everything. Sharing is a little bit difficult, but you have an option to take a screenshot and send in the message.

Review: Additional feature. Score: SwiftKey: 2 | Samsung Keyboard: 1.

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Other

The last round in SwiftKey vs Samsung Keyboard takes a look at some of the little things which might make a difference.

  • Both learn the words as you type, and both allow you to clear the dictionary.

SwiftKey

  • Typing stats are one of the unique elements SwiftKey offers. You can see your heatmap, efficiency, predictions, and more.
  • SwiftKey automatically enables the incognito mode in browser’s private mode.

Samsung Keyboard

  • The app offers to add custom symbols to the period key menu.
  • Samsung Keyboard offers a search bar to find emojis.
  • The app supports text and screenshot clipboard.
  • The app supports Bitmoji and mojitok to suggest stickers in the selected apps.

Review: Samsung Keyboard gets this other features round. Score: SwiftKey: 2 | Samsung Keyboard: 2.

Which one is for you?

The result of this comparison is a tie. Both offer the same and some unique elements. SwiftKey is advanced, while Samsung Keyboard fulfils the basic requirements. For a tech-savvy person who types a lot and types in multiple languages, or someone who likes a new keyboard style very often, then SwiftKey is for them, while for a common person who does not type a lot and just needs something to get things done, then Samsung Keyboard is for them.

In conclusion

SwiftKey vs Samsung Keyboard covered the essential topics. I hope the comparison helped you choose the ultimate app. Thanks for reading. Please share your views in the comments below so we can discuss more.

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