updated 07:35 am EDT, Wed August 25, 2010
Samsung Galaxy S beaten by iPhone 4 in text speed
Samsung was dealt a blow today as it lost a text messaging record that had been set just hours earlier to an iPhone 4 user. Salford, UK-based Melissa Thompson had beaten a previous texting record by typing two sentences in 25.94 seconds on a Galaxy S, but El Paso, Texas-based Brian Sweet proved that he had already beaten the record and posted a video (below) as evidence. He typed the message in 21.8 seconds using the stock iPhone 4 keyboard, even after having to start the timer himself and with virtually no use of auto-correction.
Samsung has been a long time holder of the record as it has often preloaded Swype, which lets users draw paths between keys and speeds up typing in some cases. Apple has been helped by having a multi-touch keyboard that can transition quickly between keys, but it relies only on auto-correction to assist typing. The win suggests that the layout and responsiveness of the iPhone 4 keyboard is enough to trump Swype on Android, even with the Galaxy S' four-inch screen and 1GHz processor as help.
Sweet's record hasn't been officially measured, but with video proof could likely be repeated for a formal claim. [via BGR]