If you have an Android device, you might have at least one file-sharing app. And if you prefer your files transfer process to happen very fast, then you probably use Xender or SHAREit, or both?
Both apps claim to be 200 times faster than the Bluetooth connection, being more than just file transfer apps. While Xender allows you to listen to music thanks to its integration of Hungama Music, SHAREit runs, too, as an app manager and a video player. So, could you rely on just one of them? Here is what you should know.
File Transfer Speed
Xender and SHAREit have both incredible high transfer speeds. SHAREit, for example, claims that its maximum speed can reach as high as 20MB/s, while Xender’s maximum speed is almost 40MB/s.
But, don’t forget that the transfer speed depends a lot on the Wi-Fi interference, the distance between the nodes, and the read-write speed of the device.
Xender has a fantastic categorization of photos and apps. The app allows you to send media or apps easily with a single tap. SHAREit, on the other hand, has a messy interface and its homepage is full of ads.
Both SHAREit and Xender support lots of file types such as apps, photos, videos, documents like zip files or pdf, and more. But, Xender supports more file formats from .apk, .txt, .ebk, to the standard doc formats, .doc or .ppt.
Multiple Device Sharing
Both apps support multiple file sharing. Xender allows you to share files to the connected devices by connecting them to a portable Wi-Fi connection or scan a given QR code. SHAREit has a great feature, dubbed Group Share. You can easily create a group and share any files with your friends.
Available on PC
SHAREit is doing great on a PC. If you’d like to send photos or files from your smartphone to PC, the app works like a charm. Xender, on the other hand, doesn’t have a dedicated app for PC, but it does have the perfect solution, the Xender Web! The website is similar to WhatsApp Web, and you have to scan a QR code on your PC with your smartphone, and you’ll be able to send any files between the two devices.
If you’re looking for a quick way to send folders and files without caring about the ads and interface, SHAREit is the right choice. It also has a dedicated app for PC, so it’s a bonus.
But, Xender remains that great app with lots of features, such as ease of use, the support for multiple file formats, and folder peek. Even if it doesn’t have a dedicated app for PC, you can try the Xender Web. Choose your favorite and keep in mind that at the end of the day, it only matters how you’d like to use these apps and nothing else.
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