File transfer across smartphones and mobile devices is a common thing. And if you are one of those people who just got a smartphone and you still do not know what file transferring app you should install, then you are in the right place. Among all other file transfer apps, the most popular is the Shareit and the Xender app. So in this article, we will compare both apps to determine which performs best. So here goes the Shareit vs Xender app comparison.
Shareit vs Xender
There are many file transfer app in the Play Store and App Store, but we will just focus on the most downloaded and most popular of them all. Besides, they are the most downloaded because they perform better than the others. So we will put them on a head to head comparison in order for us to determine which one is better for you. So now we will give you the Shareit vs Xender app.
Both apps support sending the majority of file types. May it be documents, media files, compressed files, or even APKs. The only difference is that Xender has a dedicated column for document files such .txt, .doc or .docx, and PDF.
While Shareit can send the same file formats, you will have to look for those document files manually. You will have to open the “Files” tab bar and browse through the Shareit file manager before you can select it and send to another device.
In this Shareit vs Xender comparison, one of the most significant differences between the two is the user interface experience. While all file categories are sorted out within the welcome page of both apps, there is a distinct difference that is worth noting.
The Shareit app has become too clunky because of ads. No matter how big the popularity of Shareit is, they seemed to have become greedy of making money out of its users. And they do it through unbearably putting ads that literally cover up the whole interface. So despite the fact that the file categories are arranged properly within the app, you will still have to dig up through the ads first.
This is not saying that Xender does not have ads. They have ads within the app as well. But compared to the number of ads and the annoyance level that these ads deliver, Xender has a pretty much acceptable amount of ads inside the app.
Multiple Device Sharing
Both file transfer apps support multiple device sharing. But they do it differently. The Xender app does it by web interface when trying to connect to PC or Mac devices. The condition involves being connected to the same network. The Xender mobile app must use the smartphone’s scanning feature through the camera for the devices to get connected.
On the other hand, Shareit does file transfer through a native hotspot. All you need to do is activate the “Group Share” feature inside the Shareit app and wait for the other devices to get connected as well. That is provided that the PC or Mac has the Shareit app installed on them as well.
So which one is better in this category? Since both of them support multiple devices sharing, we will have to choose which one is easier to operate. And to that point, the Xender app wins this round. The scan and get connected gesture makes it fast and easy for any user to connect to other devices.
This round will go to the Shareit because they have a dedicated app that you can install on a PC. The app has the ability to save the connection details that your mobile provided during the first session. This makes the connection fairly easier the next time around.
The Xender app can only do connectivity through the web interface. Although it is not bad, using a browser to connect devices has some downfalls as well. One of those is in the privacy of your session. It may not be an everyday thing but for those people that have a compromised internet connection can be a little bit of at risk here.
Multiple File Types Sharing
Another significant difference that Shareit has over Xender is its capability to send multiple file types in one session. While on the other hand, Xender can only do one file type per session. This is especially when the transfer is from smartphone to PC or Mac. But if you use the file transfer only over the web browser, then this multiple-file-types-transfer is doable in Xender.
So we will give this round to the Shareit app.
We have tackled the most common features that both apps shared. Now for the other features, both apps can do folder sharing. But sadly, with the Xender mobile app, folder sharing is not possible. It can only be done from web interface to the other device.
Shareit has a cloning feature where the user can clone an older Android phone and transfer all its data to a new phone. This makes the transition from the old phone to the new one a lot easier if you want to keep everything the same as it was. The cloning starts from contacts, pictures, videos, and even apps. Although in some cases, some apps do not work due to a difference in Android version issues.
When it comes to handling hidden files, both can do it as well. But they do it differently too. In the Xender app, you get to choose which files or folders you do not want to show on the app. On the Shareit app, hidden files will stay hidden if you choose it in the settings area.
So which one do you think is better in this Shareit vs Xender app comparison? Both have their advantages and disadvantages over the other. In your opinion, which one is best for you? Tell us your thoughts in the comment section. Since the comparison is a little bit closer than expected, we will decide the matter based on your votes then.