Bluetooth Vs. SHAREit
A Comparative Study and Student Preference of use
Recently, Smartphone users have frequent need for share files and data such as (applications, audio, video, images even contacts) with other Smartphone users having same type of compatible device on the go, there are various free and paid file sharing applications available in the market for this very purpose, these file sharing applications mainly use WLAN (Wi-Fi Hotspot) for sharing files by creating an Ad-hoc wireless network and share files with other users within their vicinity. This research conducted a comparative study between Bluetooth and SHAREit. The researchers tested to transfer different file sizes, and based from the experiment, SHAREit is faster, stable and not prone to lags and transfer interruptions. One hundred seventy nine (179) BS Computer Science students of Pangasinan State University-Lingayen Campus was also asked to determine their preferences between Bluetooth and SHAREDit, and based on the result, eight (8) students preferred to use Bluetooth, and one hundred seventy one (171) students preferred to use SHAREit.