AR Emoji are better than Animoji?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by jamezr, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. jamezr, Feb 26, 2018
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2018
  2. casperes1996 macrumors 68040


    Jan 26, 2014
    Horsens, Denmark
    No. Animoji actually tracks a 3D model of your face. AR Emoji just has a fixed (albeit long) list of recognisable emotions.
  3. TiggrToo macrumors 6502a


    Aug 24, 2017
    Out there...way out there
    Given that the only device to support AR Emoji is the only just announced S( series, it's going to be kinda hard to really say!

    Apple's Animoji's are available now and users have full experience in using them. Samsung's AR Emoji are still just a presentation.

    On paper Samsung's concept could seem to be better than Apple's but until it's in the wild (mid March) any answer you're going to get is going to be totally subjective based upon one presentation.
  4. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    What are my thoughts?
    LOL, both are overhyped silly distractions that serve no real functional purpose
  5. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    I have used my Animoji like twice on my iPhone X. Not something that I would use apart from to send my cousins happy birthday with it to make them laugh. Shows how little use it holds.

    I imagine this might be fun for kids or teenagers but maybe this is who these companies are targetting
  6. jamezr thread starter macrumors G5


    Aug 7, 2011
    When I had the iPhone X for 2 weeks I sent a few Animojis a few times. But as you said it does get old after a few times.
  7. givemeanapple macrumors Demi-God


    Oct 2, 2016
    The face tracking on AR Emoji doesn't look as fluid and realistic as Apple's approach, the good thing about AR Emoji is that it has way more options to customize, can be sent in every Messaging App (It saves as a video in the Gallery I guess?) and is integrated in the Camera App.
    If Samsung improves the AR Emoji with better facial tracking, I'm sure it can really be a though competition for Apple's Animoji if it's not abandoned this year and the next.
  8. mclld macrumors 68020

    Nov 6, 2012
    I guess I am just too old but I wouldnt ever use regular emojis and certainly not this, I wouldnt even as a teenager. I could see how kids and especially girls would like this stuff though, they remind me of the Xbox avatars
  9. Shanghaichica macrumors G4


    Apr 8, 2013
    Concept of Samsung’s are better and the fact that it can be used with any message app is good. However I don’t use animoji’s and I doubt I would use AR emoji either. However on the surface I think Samsung’s are better.
  10. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    From the video reviews I've seen so far ....... Yes, AR emojis seems better than Animojis.

    Animojis are extremely limited. Sure the iPhone X uses 3D tracking versus the S9/S9+ just using the camera, but from the video reviews I've seen, it's nothing but a settle difference. The quality of AR emojis tracking is still damn good.

    AR emojis is already way more robust than Animojis, out the box. And more 3rd party developers will create for it.
  11. Michael Goff Suspended

    Michael Goff

    Jul 5, 2012
    Are you sure about that last sentence?
  12. Hernan4651 macrumors member


    Feb 25, 2018
    Yes, but Samsung teamed up with Messenger and Whatsapp so instead of using the emojis built in the app (I use them very often) you could use your own. But...we need to try that first and see if it does get old quick as Iphone X or not ;)
  13. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    Why wouldn't they?
  14. GrumpyMom macrumors G3


    Sep 11, 2014
    My husband has been spamming me with Bitmoji lately to show me what they are. (I’d heard of them but didn’t know what they were.) Judging from what I’ve seen of the Bitmoji, I think AR Emoji will be more useful because they can also be used like stickers for people who might want a static cartoon representation of themselves rather than sending a generic talking or frowning poop.
  15. mi7chy, Feb 27, 2018
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2018

    mi7chy macrumors 603


    Oct 24, 2014
    They both seem gimmicky to me but between the two, AR Emoji promotes personal creativity, sorta of like Android home screen and theming personalization, and has better branding than the canned Animoji. It solves the Be Different issue with Animoji when everyone in the group chat decides to use poop.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 27, 2018 ---
    Granted I'm not an expert on these gimmicks but I thought I saw videos where they mentioned Animoji doesn't recognize winks while AR Emoji can. That's like one of the top universal facial gestures.

  16. DiamonDecoden macrumors 6502


    May 26, 2011
    it could be potentially be a bitmoji replacement for me. I like bitmoji a lot b/c you do not need to express or act and it's so simple to send. I wish they do an iMessage / Facetime replacement. that'd be more useful.
  17. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68020

    Sep 14, 2012
    I do agree that Animoji seems more accurate. But I wouldn’t mind seeing Animoji that can be customized like an avatar. Some ppl make fun of Samsung’s Nintendo like gimmick. But I actually would like to be able to make my own Animoji, customize it. And send it to other ppl.
  18. Kram Sacul macrumors 6502

    Kram Sacul

    Jan 10, 2018
    Southern California
    Animojis are cute and pretty harmless. AR Emojis... embarrassing.
  19. Nahaz macrumors 6502


    Jun 2, 2010
    If I want a cartoon of myself then Samsung is the winner. If I want an Emoji of me that is similar to the XBox or Nintendo Wii characters, then Apple is the way to go.

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