That’s no surprise after Apple’s Animoji unveil when the iPhone X debuted last September, Samsung came with its own creative version, the more human-like and customizable AR Emoji.
Not to be beaten, Apple’s iOS 12 platform introduced Memoji then, a new version of Animoji that can be customized to look just like you. Given the similarities between AR Emoji and Memoji, we are here with MacRumors comparison of the two and give our readers an idea of what to expect when iOS 12 launches this fall.
iOS 12 Memoji
It is available in the iOS Messages app and FaceTime on iOS 12, are cartoon-like customizable emoji characters that animate simply like Animoji using the TrueDepth camera system in the iPhone X.
Where Animoji and Memoji both require Apple’s 3D camera capabilities to mimic facial expressions, the feature is also limited to the iPhone X. Future devices, including 2018 iPad Pro models and iPhones are rumored to be also adopting Face ID though. Samsung’s AR Emoji is also limited and available only on Galaxy S9 devices.
When compared, Apple’s Memoji feature offers up a blank face with a range of customizable options like skin color, hair color, hair style, head shape, eye shape and color, eyebrows, nose and lips, ears, and facial hair and freckles.
All of those aforementioned feature options can be combined to create a range of Memoji with different variations, and looks, you can save dozens of Memoji creations.
While Samsung’s AR Emoji feature has an option to scan your face and automatically create an emoji likeness of you that can be customized further, than manually creating an emoji using iOS 12 Memoji options.
Samsung’s AR Emoji look less cute and cartoonish and more like Bitmoji than Apple’s version, with more humanoid facial features. AR Emoji can look a little creeper given their closest approximation to human facial features, but some may prefer the look.
The reason why Samsung doesn’t use a 3D facial tracking system for AR Emoji like Memoji, and Animoji, AR Emoji’s far from the ability to recognize and mimic face expressions, which is not as advanced as Apple’s technology.
AR Emoji can’t compete when it comes to complex facial expressions, particularly with the addition of wink and tongue tracking in iOS 12.
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